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! 😉
Romantic dinner at Cuisine Afrique
Enjoy an intimate dinner by candlelight at Cuisine Afrique. The restaurant offers private dining opportunities, a varied menu and plenty of ambiance for date night. It’s also an excuse to doll yourselves up and look pretty.
Vegan Cuisine at Leafy Greens
Located on a beautiful farm in Muldersdrift, this upmarket vegan restaurant offers a vegan buffet and some really yummy looking vegan desserts. So why not go enjoy a nourishing meal with your partner, followed by a relaxing stroll through Leafy Greens’ gardens? The cafe is open from 9am to 5pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
“Perfect Date” packages at Emperors Palace
Celebrating a special occasion this month? The Emperors Palace lets you indulge in luxury with this date night package which costs R2985. It includes accommodation for two with a rose petal turn-down, selected cocktails, dinner and a bottle of sparkling wine as well as breakfast. They also offer more elaborate packages for couples who don’t spending spending a little extra.
Rooftop Salsa (1st October)
Looking for something different? Channel your inner passion and enjoy spending Sunday afternoon on top of a converted New York styled loft as you learn the ways of Afro Latino dance. Entrance is just R50 per persona and guarded parking is available.
Blame it on the boogie 70s party (1st – 08th Oct)
If you and your loved one are 70s lovers, head down to the Barnyard Theatre to enjoy a night of disco, funk, rock and soul music featuring a playlist of tracks from the Bee Gees, ABBA and other 70s icons. It’s the perfect opportunity to don your old platform shoes, spandex, awesome hairstyle and retro fashion!
Drive in at Huddle Park (7th October)
There’s something charming and nostalgic about going to a drive-in movie which makes it a fun idea for date night. This brand new outdoor cinema offers a retro drive-in experience once a month. Popcorn, drinks and snacks are available onsite.
Outdoor movie night and burger buffet (10th October)
Bring your blankets and pillows and cozy up on the lawn of Sandton’s River Cafe to enjoy a movie night beneath the stars. There will be a burger buffet (with vegetarian options) to keep your stomachs full, as well as a cash bar. Tickets are R200 per person.
Kyle Shepherd Quintet at The Orbit – Home of Jazz (14th October)
Jazz aficionados will appreciate the new Quintet which features some of the most creative, inspirational young South African musicians today. The Quintet will be performing compositions from Shepherd’s recorded and new unreleased, original compositions. Tickets are on sale for R150 per person and guests are able to have dinner and drinks while enjoying the performance.
Annual Soweto Beer Festival (27th October)
The Soweto Beer Festival is proud to present its 17th installment. Hosted at the Shap Stadium in the vibrant Mofolo area of Soweto, you and your partner will be treated to top entertainment and activities as well as authentic Sowetan foods and beers. Pre-sale single day tickets are R80 per person. R100 tickets are available at the gate at the event.