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Top Romantic Restaurants in South Africa
Top Romantic Restaurants in South Africa
21 Feb 2020

The way to his or her heart is through their stomach, and there is no better way to confirm this than to take them out on a date to some of South Africa's most romantic restaurants. Here are a couple of spots to create new memories.


With a range of scenic views and hidden locations, these restaurants are great for people who are looking for places that have a little bit of everything:


Cradled between the City Bowl and De Waterkant this is a perfect spot for couples who are looking for an intimate and fun space. With live music Mondays or Salsa Saturdays, you are bound to find something entertaining. If you are looking succulent Parisian inspired steak and Tapas, topped off with your favourite drink, this is the spot to be. 

Beau Constantia

This is a luxurious treat that boasts exquisite views to enjoy on top of the Constantia Valley. With seasonal dishes and wines on offer you know you will be getting something fresh and interesting.

Madam Taitou

If you are looking for an experience and exposing your palate to delicious Ethiopian Cuisine this is the spot. Art meets flavour in every respect of this space along with the trendy long street not too far off if you are looking to end the night with a bang.


Affordability meets variety when it comes to Durban. It probably boasts an array of restaurant and places that will offer an experience for you and your partner:

The Roma

If you are looking for Italian food to bring the flair of romance into your day, The Roma is the spot to be. It is the only revolving restaurant in the southern hemisphere situated on the 32nd floor of John Ross House, giving you access to panoramic views across the city.

Little Havana

The contemporary settings polished with a stylish indoor and outdoor experience is suitable for people who want to re-ignite their ‘first date’ experience. The privacy that it offers also means that you get to enjoy every moment.

Cargo Hold

Situated in uShaka Marine World, with a romantic Valentines dinner special atop of the phantom ship that runs for two days, it is perfect for people looking for experience gifts.


The city that doesn’t sleep often needs a place where you and your partner can wind down without being reminded of the rush that comes with city life. Some spots to consider are:

La Cucina di Ciro

An intimate corner which can be found at Parktown North is perfect for couples who want to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy each other’s company. If it is not the vine-covered patio and softly lit interior that will assist you, it is their signature classical Italian meals that will get you there.

Roots near Johannesburg

This game lodge situated outside of Sandton (It’s a 40-minute drive) is the ultimate escape package. With it being near to the Cradle of Humankind, it offers a four-course lunch or a six course-dinner with serene views.

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