As summer approaches those living in the southern hemisphere, Cape Town has become a popular wedding and honeymoon destination. With turquoise blue oceans and white sand it is hard to find a more romantic place to spend your honeymoon. The New York Times has mentioned Cape Town as the number 1 place to visit in 2014 and when looking at beaches like Camps Bay it will be hard to differ. We have listed some of the most romantic activities in and around Cape Town for those on honeymoon or just spending a few romantic days with their loved one.

The Franschhoek and Stellenbosch winelands are a mere 30-minute drive from the city centre and is the perfect place to spend a day in summer. The Western Cape and surrounding areas are famous for their world-class wine due to the Mediterranean climate. The wine industry in South Arica dates back to 1659 giving the wine makers more than enough time to perfect their cultivars over the generations. Wine farms we would recommend visiting includes Waterford in Stellenbosch, Tokara and La Motte in Franschhoek, and Nitida in Durbanville.

A perfect way to end a romantic day is a sunset boat cruise from the V&A Waterfront. The Waterfront Boat Company runs daily scheduled cruises and includes a 1.5 hour Champagne Cruise just before sunset. Guests can choose between a large sailboat or motor vessel that, depending on which chosen, travel to Clifton Beach or across Table Bay. Guests can enjoy the sunset while sipping on complimentary sparkling wine. Guests can book via the Ellerman House Concierge or call the Waterfront Boat Co. directly at +27 (0) 21 418 5806

Ellerman House, situated 15 minutes from the city centre, has been mentioned as one of the most romantic hotels in the world by Fodors and offers a Honeymoon Promotion valid from 20 May 2015 – 15 December 2015. When booked 6 months in advance in a Deluxe House Room category or higher, guests will receive a 20% discount on their accommodation. When the promotion is booked less than 6 months in advance in a Deluxe House Room or higher guests will receive a 10% discount on their accommodation, a 1-hour couples massage, a bottle of French Champagne, cocktails and canapés followed by a 3 course meal paired with wine and a cheese and wine tasting by our Sommelier.

Cape Town is a unique destination for honeymooners with sight seeing, wine tastings, beautiful beaches and some of the world’s best restaurants all in one place. It is the ideal place to spend a romantic honeymoon in summer while the cold creeps into the northern hemisphere.