Durban, 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), conversation starter cards to get the conversation going and a voucher booklet for 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!
Big Easy Durban – Food and Drink specials
If your budget is a bit limited this month, don’t stress. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to compromise on good food! The Big Easy has loads of specials running throughout the week on on everything from burgers and steak to wine and cheese platters.
3-course Date Night Special (Tuesdays)
Speaking of affordable… If you and your partner are into Mediterranean cuisine, Olive & Oil offers a Tuesday special where couples can spend R289.95 to enjoy a three-course meal. Starters consist of Mediterranean dips and tapas. For the main, you can choose between beef rump, chicken kebabs, calamari and Tuscan chicken; and the dessert is malva pudding with a chocolate brownie and ice cream to share.
30% Off Sushi at CTFM (1st – 19th Nov)
Sushi lovers, you’re in luck. The Cape Town Fish Market has extended its Birthday promo which lets you enjoy 30% off of sushi until the 19th of November. Head down to any one of their branches to take advantage of this awesome deal. They’re also running a special on calamari, if sushi isn’t your thing.
Sunshine City Specials for Couples
A romantic overnight escape may be just what you need to reignite the spark in your relationship or simply spend some quality time together without distractions from the kids, pets or work etc. Make the most of your getaway with Tsogo Sun’s fantastic date night special at either the SunSquare Suncoast hotel or the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani. The special includes dinner for two and a complimentary bottle of house wine, breakfast as well as spa discounts.
Antbear Lodge – Luxury Cave accommodation
If you’re after something with a bit more character, why not spend a night in a luxury cave? Located in the Drakensberg Mountains, Antbear Lodge is the perfect retreat for couples who want to enjoy a unique getaway immersed in nature. With rocked Jacuzzi baths, king sized beds and an open fire place, this is an upmarket eco experience that is guaranteed to lend itself to many romantic moments.
Amsterdam Comedy Club (1st November)
Give your stomach muscles a workout as you enjoy a night filled with laughter at the Amsterdam Bar which I am told is renowned for its comedy. This month, in celebration of Savanna Durban Comedy Week, you’re invited to witness the hilariousness of award-winning Comedian-Guitarist Deep-Fried Man as well as other local comedians. Tickets are R50 per person.
Enchanting Gondola Boat Rides
If you’re looking for something fun to do outdoors, why not step onto an African gondola and take a relaxing trip down the scenic Point Waterfront Canal? There’s a selection of boat rides to choose from including magical night rides and picnic gondola excursions. It certainly seems like a wonderful way to spend some time beneath the stars and in each other’s arms.
Yusuf / Cat Stevens live in Durban (15th November)
The world-famous singer-songwriter Cat Stevens is coming to South Africa for the first time ever. Don’t miss a special performance from the one and only legend at the Durban ICC as part of his Peace Train tour. Tickets are currently on sale from Computicket.
John Legend – Darkness and Light Tour (7th November)
Experience the internationally acclaimed John Legend live at the Moses Mabhida Stadium this November. If you feel like splurging a little, you can purchase a hospitality package which includes VIP seating, dry snacks, a 3-course menu and a complimentary local bar.