Sophisticated without being pretentious and serves the freshest gourmet produce: Knysna's famous libido-rousing oysters and sinful desserts to sweeten the anticipation. Knysna, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)44 302 3364. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the way to your lovers heart is through his/her stomach, the classic French bistro fare at La Madelaine will have your beloved swooning in epicurean ecstasy. 122 Priory Road, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, Gauteng. Tel: +27 (0)12 361 3667. Email: email@example.com
3La Belle Terrasse
The appropriately pink-hued Westcliff Hotel boasts the most romantic views in Johannesburg. Go for the degustation menu by candlelight on the terrace overlooking Parktown Ridge amongst a forest of jacarandas – if that doesn’t do it nothing will.
The Westcliff Hotel, 67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Westcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Tel: +27 (0)11 481 6000.
Woo your paramour with award-winning country cuisine from chef Jackie Cameron amidst the candlelit splendour of the historic dining room or on the rambling colonial veranda. Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal. Tel: +27 (0)33 263 2713. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
5Cube Tasting Resturant
Dining to die for at this intimate, experimental kitchen. The menu is sexy with all the elements one could wish for in a romance: passion, mystery, seduction, surprise. If you can still stand your date after 5 hours and 23 courses you're made for each other. Shop 5, Parktown North Heights, 17 4th Avenue, Park Town North, Johannesburg. Mobile: +27 (0)82 422 8158
6Le Verger Orchard Resturant
A private greenhouse for two with sweeping orchard and mountain views, chandeliers, rose petal strewn tables and modern contemporary cuisine. Watch love bloom...Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, 22 Minor Road, Franschhoek. Tel: + 27 (0)21 876 8900.
7Firefly Eating House
Spice up your romance amid the fairy lights on the edge of the lagoon. Savour silken coconut milk Goan curry or Thai yellow curry crab while sipping icy mint cocktails. Amorous alimentary heaven.
152A Old Cape Road, Knysna, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)44 382 1490.
8Ile de Pain
Love is in the air and all the breads made by Austrian baker Markus Farbinger and his wife Liezie Mulder. Perfect breakfast spot for the morning after the night before.
10 The Boatshed, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)044 302 5707.
The full package: super talented chef, superb wine list, astonishing views. Let the love affair begin...
Constantia Uitsig, Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)21 794 2390.
What's not to love about a chef who believes she can save the world one chocolate brownie at a time? Karen Dudley is the creator of the Love Sandwich - a delicious, freshly made solution to all life's problems. The ultimate first date and make-up bistro. 111 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 462 2201