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Winter Date Ideas That Aren't Cheesy At All

August 26, 2019

If the gloomy weather is getting you down, then right about now you’re probably in need of a pick-me-up. So what better way to warm the cockles of your heart and banish the winter chill, than by enjoying some winter romance? 

Romantic Things to Do – that won’t cost a fortune 
1) Akabeko Boutique Hotel is an luxurious and intimate, 5-star hotel offering exceptional hospitality and panoramic mountain views. The Kalahari Spa offers romantic couples treatments and the Jacuzzi with views of the Hoppe River which will make your celebration even more special. The hotels stunning location, excellent service and hearty cuisine, will make your birthday or anniversary just perfect. Click here for their specials. 

2) Previously known as MolenVliet Lodge, Fifty Seven Waterberg is set in the heart of the magnificent Welgevonden Game Reserve that forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which UNESCO declared to be an official World Heritage Site in 2001. The facilities of our well-appointed lodge provide guests with an oasis of 5-star luxury that is surrounded by 35 000 hectares of unsurpassed natural beauty that is replete with exotic wildlife.

The perfect choice for a weekend break or a romantic getaway, our lodge is about a three hours’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Located in a malaria-free zone and with just 5 guest suites, our intimate setting combines privacy and peace with everything that you need for a comfortable and relaxed stay. Visit for more information. 

3) A place to experience total tranquility, with breathtaking scenery and closeness to nature. Ability to experience star gazing and quiet nights. Travelers who enjoy nature will experience it to the fullest. A place for a well-deserved rest away from the city life and demands of work are found at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve. The staff are ready to meet your every need and always with a smile. - Michelle Husselmann, TripAdvisor review, 4 Jan 2019. Click here or on banner below for more information. 

4) For a day of fun which hearkens back to yesteryear, when well dressed gentlemen went courting, take a cosy carriage ride around Cape Town, and then stop off at the gardens to feed the squirrels. Once you’re done, take a walk to the nearby museums where you can canoodle between displays. For extra fun, pack a small bottle of bubbly to split while on the carriage. You can now buy your bubbly on our website, click here

5) Spend Saturday or Sunday morning strolling hand in hand along the pier, breathing in the salty air, and feeling the winter sun gently bronze your skin as the waves crash onto the shore. 

6) Durban’s Botanical Gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll, and with elements all around that appeal to your senses, you won’t be disappointed. Make sure you stop in at the Orchid House, the herbarium and the scent garden, taking in the bold and contrasting colours, different fragrances, and enjoying the birdsong. Once you’re done ambling around, try one of the  delicious lunch at the on-site tea garden – it’s guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds. 

7) Watch a movie under the stars in the privacy of your own back garden. Fun-Fx will provide a 3m screen, sound and seating. You just need to provide the DVD (your favourite movie, wedding video etc). Only available in Gauteng or just outside of Joburg. Visit for more information. 

8) Book accommodation and action package at Adventure Zone in Cullinan. See more information below. 

9) Go indoor rock climbing or bouldering. Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that does not require a harness, but both activities are better with a spotter. Let this date be the equivalent of a trust fall; you will need to communicate well and work together to ensure you both have a great time. Visit for more information. 

10) Have a sticky note scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are typically reserved for the outdoors, but with a pad of sticky notes and a pair of clever minds, this can easily work inside. Leave thought-provoking clues about how you and your partner met or other intimate details that will eventually lead them to a prize that only you could think of. 

11) Book a date night at your nearest Del Forno's! Find a store here



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