We’ve asked our contributors what their favourite wintery date ideas have been & now we’ve got the details for you. So make the most of the cold weeks ahead, & get romantic!

The Perfect proposal, SA 

WHY: This Cape Town based organisation aims to create romantic and personalised occasions in a creative & memorable fashion. The occasion is up to you, but leave the logistics up to them. They have a touch for creating special, unique and meaningful events & worthwhile occasions for couples nation wide. The Perfect Proposal.


A drive along Chapman’s Peak before sunset, CT

Sundowners on a bench up there (warmly dressed!) Then dinner at Kitima in Hout Bay.
WHY: the food is great, warm atmosphere and service. Plus we have such gorgeous sunsets in winter.

Paula Johnson


HQ ‘Date Night’, CT

WHY: On Tuesdays, HQ’s dinner special is really great!

Jeremy Douglas

HQ date night BW Jem pf

Wrap up warm and go horse-riding on Noordhoek Beach, CT

WHY: It’s worth getting away from the candle-light dinners sometimes & enjoying each other in a more unusual context & bonding over the experience. Noordhoek horse rides.

Catherine Elgonaid

Noordhoek-Beach-Cape-Town-Horse-Riding Catherine Elgonaid - Woods 2BW

La Mouette, CT

WHY: La Mouette is kept warm with plenty of fire places, great wines and good food. Their winter tasting menu is also an absolute steal! 6 course tasting menu for R195! I was there for Sunday Lunch last week and was blown away with the current tasting menu.

Tahlia Hamilton

Lamouette 2 bw tahlia pf

Meandering & finding hidden spots, DBN

WHY: Coffee shop adventures to find exciting new hidden little spots OR spending the day meandering through the Midlands; it’s about stopping & enjoying the little things.

Natasha Papini

Happinessis-DukeandDuchess-coffee-shop-Durban-03 NatashaBW

Cocktails under the Lighthouse, DBN

WHY: A cocktail at the Lighthouse Bar followed by dinner at Little Havana. Nothing beats a great steak paired with great wine.

Siobhan Connolly

Durban Lighthouse Bar siobhanBW

Durban Dolphin Coast Beach, DBN

WHY: Spots like Thompson Bay, Salt Rock, Zinkwazi – with a fabulous picnic basket, lots of wine and blanket to lounge on the sea-sand and bask in the glorious winter East Coast sunshine, on a weekend afternoon. Great company, food and wine with the breathless view of the ocean and overwhelming smell of the sea goes well as an awesome winter date.

Christina Wiese

dolphin coast Durban BW Christina Wiese pf

Fork for tapas or Mitico for Italian, CT

WHY: They both have a pleasant vibe, good food and service. Fork & Mitico.

Christine Andrews

Fork Longstreet Cape Town Christine BW

An evening at Hartebeespoort, JHB

WHY: Just jump in the car and drive out to Hartebeespoort for the night, spend the night at any one of the awesome Bn’Bs, get up early for a brisk walk by the dam and then indulge in a nap-inducing breakfast at Pick a Pancake at the Welwitschia Country Market.

Jade Mitchell

hartbeespoort dam sunset Johannesburg Jde mitchBW

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