Single on Valentine’s Day weekend in Cape Town? Yes, I am. Don’t worry, though. There’s so much going on in this city that you won’t have a moment to worry about not having a special someone on February 14. Why not go out and meet new people as a challenge for your weekend ahead?
There are many things you can do as a single on Valentine ’s Day.
The Anti-Valentine’s Day Masked Ball sounds like a fun activity for singles. There will be kissing booths, photo booths, exhibition traders, spot prizes, giveaways and so much more. Included in your ticket: a welcome cocktail, canapés (between 7.30pm and 8.30pm), and a Goodibox valued at over R500. Dress: smart with a mask (no mask – no admission). (For more information, visit www.wembleysquare.co.za.)
There’s also a Valentine’s Day Party at The Foreign Exchange in Observatory where you can celebrate your single, or taken status. It promises to be a raucous red light/green light bash. (Visit www.facebook.com/theforeignexchangeRSA.)
Or spoil yourself by attending chocolate making classes at the Chocolate Studio in the Cape Quarter. The chocolate studio is first of its kind in South Africa, offering specialised training to chocolate enthusiasts. (Visit www.chocolatestudio.co.za.)
The Full Moon Hike up Lion’s Head is an ideal way to spend the evening with a group of friends. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the full moon and view over the city. Another way to enjoy the full moon is by getting out your bicycle and joining me for The Moonlight Mass – a bicycle night ride taking place on full moon nights and starting at the Green Point circle at 9pm on Saturday night. (Visit www.moonlightmass.co.za.)
Another great activity at which to meet people is Paddle for the Paw in Association with Leaps and SUP Cape Town, taking place at the Waterfront Canals. This is a perfect day out to try a new sport and meet new people. I will be spending my Saturday there. It is also for a good cause: to raise fund for LEAPS to assist animals in Townships of Lambert’s Bay; Elands Bay and Vredenburg. Boards are available for newcomers who want to try. (Visit supcapetown.co.za.)
So with all these activities to keep busy with on Valentine’s Day, there’s really no need to feel alone.
Happy Valentine’s Day.