Have you been hibernating over the winter? Have you been wanting to get out for date night but not quite sure what to do? You want to do something a bit different, have fun together, get out but you don’t really know where to start looking fror ideas of what’s happening? I hear you! That’s why I’ve put together some ideas of what you can do for date nights in your city for the month of October. Now all you need to do is find what appeals to you here, commit to it and your date nights are sorted! Have fun!
Play ‘Wish List’
This month, we’re reconnecting in the bedroom (or whichever room in the house you like to ‘reconnect’ in). Make sure you establish some rules before playing this game about things that are strictly off the cards and that you’re not comfortable with. When that’s done, each of you write down three sexual things you’ve each always wanted to try on separate pieces of paper. Then fold them and mix them together. Take turns picking out a piece of paper and trying each other’s ideas out. Have fun! 😉
Dinner and music at The Joint Jazz Cafe
Fancy dinner by the sea? Head to The Joint to enjoy live music from some of Durban’s finest jazz aficionados with a magnificent view of the ocean. The menu features authentic South African dishes with modern twists. Their “banana and rooibos” waffles sound like an interesting choice of dessert!
Buy 1 get 1 free pizza special (Tuesdays)
Enjoy sun-downers and pizza at the Beach Bums restaurant on the shores of Casaurina Beach. You can sit outside and snack on 2-for-1 gourmet pizza as you and your partner catch up and take in the view.
Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
Built in 1928, this restored mansion lies on the slopes of Berea. Its luxurious rooms feature king-sized beds and balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean. Perfect for a romantic getaway!
A two night stay in the countryside at Arum Hill Lodge (special)
If you’d prefer the countryside to the beach, the Arum Hill Lodge is located in the culturally-rich Midlands area of Durban. Pay R1199 and enjoy a two night stay for two, breakfast included. The charming B&B is nestled in a forest and is in close proximity to an array of attractions.
Bastille at Durban Botanical Gardens (6th October)
The popular British rock band returns to South Africa as part of the launch of their second album, Wild World. Take your picnic blankets and head to the Durban Botanical Gardens for an unforgettable concert beneath the stars.
Craft Comedy at Republik DBN (8th October)
If you’re in the mood for a laugh, Craft Comedy is bringing a host of South Africa’s most popular comedians to Republik, including the likes of Rob Van Buuren and Kamz Govender. Tickets are R50 online and R60 at the door. Booking is essential.
Latin Fiesta Dance Class (18th October)
Release your inner passion at this exciting dance class where you’ll learn the basics of Salsa, Tango, Rumba and Boogie. The class will run for 8 weeks and could be a nice (and productive) bonding activity to do with the person you love. The cost is R1090 per couple.
Arno Carstens & Ard Matthews Collab – Marriott Ballito Beats (29th October)
Catch two of South Africa’s most loved musicians as they come together for a special collab show, for the first time ever, on the lawns of Sugar Rush Park in Ballito. It’s an ideal opportunity to pack a picnic basket and cuddle up as you watch the show.
A celebration of Spring with Creation Wines at Bel Punto (3rd October)
Join an intimate dinner hosted by winemaker JC Martin. The event includes a wine-tasting followed by a delectable 3-course meal paired with Creation Wines, and the cost is R499 per person.
Paint night at Moyo uShaka (11th October)
Getting creative feels so good sometimes! This paint night invites you to break away from everyday life and unlock your artistic potential. Guided by a prominent local artist, you and your partner will spend two hours painting and socialising at Moyo uShaka.