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.
HQ ‘Date Night’, CT
WHY: On Tuesdays, HQ’s dinner special is really great!
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.
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.
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.
Cocktails under the Lighthouse, DBN
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.
Fork for tapas or Mitico for Italian, CT
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.