Nestled between vintage Airstream trailers – it’s the world’s only rooftop trailer park – and boasting views of the twinkling CBD skyline, the alfresco theatre screens cult classics and old favourites (think flicks like Dirty Dancing, Amélie and Pretty Woman) every Monday evening under the starry night’s sky.

The ticket price includes a welcome drink, popcorn and a mixed bag of sweets, and in winter, guests are given hot chocolate and warm blankets to cuddle under.

Nevertheless, despite the breadth of alternatives available, when it come to arranging a top-notch date with a prospective sweetheart (or even a long-term partner), it can be a challenge to come up with an original fail-proof plan.

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This steakhouse is the perfect place for a first date or for a couple that has been together for a while, its effortless elegance is a welcomed treat for any duo looking to rekindle their spark.

Touring the Cape Winelands with Wine Flies Nothing cures the nerves of first date jitters like a glass of wine or 12.

More importantly though, all of the food on the nightly changing menu is made with love.

You won’t find any bastardised pizzas or imitation pastas (think spaghetti bolognaise) on the blackboard; rather, you can expect antipasta platters piled high with imported meats and cheeses, handmade pasta fresca (fresh pasta), homemade Sicilian sausage, Campari cocktails, short espressos and desserts freshly baked according to long-standing family recipes.

Oysters and Champagne at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s Murano Bar There are few more sultry matches than oysters and bubbly, and this stylish city centre hotel’s in-house bar claims the sort of opulent surrounds that are perfectly befitting for this luxurious combination.

Decked out in royal purples and boasting rich velvet curtains and ornate furnishings, the circular watering hole – it’s named for the 20000 crystal links from Murano that dangle from the ceiling – treats starry-eyed couples to freshly shucked West Coast molluscs (either chilled or tempura fried) alongside an assortment of authentic French Champagnes (Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon and Tribaut).Francois van Binsbergen and the team behind Wine Flies are happy to tailor make a memorable tour for you.Movies at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema Spruce up the traditional Ster-Kinekor movie date and take in a film together at this charming open-air cinema atop Long Street’s innovative Grand Daddy Hotel.Boutique touring company Wine Flies curates the wine farms you visit and provide an enthusiastic wine lord who will whisk you from one vinyard to the next in his four-wheeled chariot.So all you and your partner need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.Pre-ordered gourmet food baskets – which contain an array of delicious snacks – are also available for those keen to add a little something extra to their sky-high romantic rendezvous.