It’s hard to believe 2017 is almost over but fortunately there’s still time to schedule a few date nights before the year comes to a close. I hope you’ll find some ideas here that you love or feel inspired enough to come up with a few date nights of your own. Whatever you decide to do, may it be romantic and provide an opportunity to reconnect and find out where things are at in your relationship.
I have recommended this before for a date night at home but I’m going to recommend it again because with Christmas coming up (for some) and the weather getting warmer, this is your perfect way to spend a special date night together with The Love Box. Seriously, if you want to have a romantic night together in the comfort of your own home without having to think about it too much or do anything but buy a box online…then this is for you. It comes with a candle to set the mood, massage oil to engage in some loving touch and relaxation ;), chocolate to nibble on, The Duchess drinks to sip on, lip balm to get those lips ready, chocolate body scrub to lather each other up with in the shower (unless your man is hairy in which case he can lather you up but still be mindful of your water usage Cape Town peeps), conversation starter cards to get the conversation going and a voucher booklet fro some vouchers to be redeemed from each other at any point. Sounds good right??? Well, you can buy your Love Box right here…best you get yours soon before they sell out!
Burgers, drinks and laughs at the Mash Tun (every Wednesday)
Sometimes you need a pick-me-up in the form of good food and laughter and it’s all the more enjoyable when you experience it with someone you care about. If you’re looking for something casual but entertaining to do for date night this month, this may be worth checking out. For R120, you can enjoy an evening of comedy, as well as a gourmet burger or flatbread pizza paired with a craft beer or glass of wine.
Green & Vegan Pop Up Dining (18th November)
Be part of an intimate evening of wholesome vegan food in the Green Point home of Patrick and Karen. The plant-based menu is ideal for vegan couples and tickets are R299 per head. Feel free to bring your own drinks along as no corkage fee will be charged.
Villa Sunshine in Bantry Bay – November Discounts
If you need to get away but don’t feel like travelling too far out of Cape Town, this four-star guesthouse is the perfect escape. It’s situated just minutes away from the V&A Waterfront and has a sunny patio overlooking a saltwater pool where you can enjoy an à la carte breakfast. Book now and save up to 15% on your stay.
Kol Kol Log Cabins
We recently went to Kol Kol log cabins for a 3 night getaway just the two of us and I can highly recommend it as the perfect place to go for some romantic quality time together. There’s not much to do there besides laze about in their awesome wood fired bath tubs overlooking beautiful views. Although there are other cabins around, you hardly see them and feel very privately hidden away. Be warned though…it’s hard to get in so book now for next year! For some other ideas of beautiful getaway places have a look at these 4 Romantic Getaway Spots You Have To get To!
John Legend: Darkness and Light tour (9th – 11th November)
If you’re looking to be entertained, the internationally acclaimed singer John Legend will be visiting Grand West this month where he will perform a number of his smash hits, accompanied by a full live band. Tickets start at R515 per person.
Journey with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Zip Zap Circus (10th – 12th November)
This sensational show will take place at the Artscape Opera House where dazzling choreography, trapeze displays, aerial silks and wild jugglers will captivate the audience backed by music from South Africa’s oldest orchestra. Tickets range from R180 to R300 per person. Alternatively, pay R1000 and be treated to VIP seating, food and drinks.
Honest Chocolate Movie Screening: Forrest Gump (21st November)
Snuggle up with your loved one on a Fatsak beanbag at the Gin Bar this month to enjoy a movie screening of Forrest Gump, along with a cup of delicious hot chocolate and some freshly popped popcorn topped with brownie bites or Vegan chocolate toppings. It’s a far more romantic alternative to “Netflix and chill,” don’t you think? 😉 Tickets are R100 per person.
Comedy in the Vines with Schalk Bezuidenhout (25th November)
As one of South Africa’s best loved comedians, Schalk Bezuidenhout promises a performance that will have you in fits of laughter. The show will take place beneath the stars in Stellenbosch. Tickets are R170 per person, and there’s also the option of paying an additional R560 to receive a gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of wine. Please be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Get Lucky Summer at the Hillcrest Quarry (26th November)
Head to the Hillcrest Quarry this month to enjoy an evening of live performances from some of South Africa’s greatest electronic acts including GoodLuck, The Kiffness, Majozi and No Method. Presale tickets are on sale for R150. There will also be tickets available at the door for R200 per person.
Full Moon Hike at Middelvlei (4th November)
Dawn has to be one of the most romantic times of the day. Now imagine watching the sun setting over the vineyards of Stellenbosch as you embark on a night hike beneath the full moon. This is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and spend some quality time with your partner without any distractions. Tickets are R100 per person and include a light dinner off the braai and a glass of wine.
Plant Based & Organic Food Cooking Course (28th November)
In the mood for something different? Why not put your cooking skills to the test, with your partner by your side, at this fun workshop in Woodstock? You’ll learn how to prepare a range of yummy plant-based foods which you can recreate back home next time it’s your turn to cook! The cost per couple is R800, and this fee includes all the ingredients you two will be using.