Hello Durban!!! As you know, September is the first month of spring which always brings with it a feeling of excitement and new beginnings, so what better time than now to bring Date Nights to Durban. There are loads of interesting things happening in Durban this month so I’m hoping your date nights for this month will be all sorted! Have fun!
Make a video of the two of you telling your story of how you met. Don’t rehearse it, the more spontaneous it is, the better. Your kids and you will enjoy watching it many years from now. (For more date night ideas at home, head on over here)
Curry Buffet and Lager at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant
People come from from far and near to sample the world famous curries Durban has to offer. At the Ocean Terrace, you can choose from at least 11 curries (fish, meat and vegetarian options are available) every single day. If you and your partner are passionate about curry, it might be a nice idea to schedule date night at this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant where you can try its signature curries as you marvel views of the Indian Ocean.
Sushi, Thai and Japanese cuisine at Green Mango
When you’re in the mood for something casual and affordable, Green Mango is a good go-to. It’s one of Durban’s longest-running traditional Japanese, Thai and Sushi restaurants and offers a variety of well-priced platters which two can share.
A Touch of Romance at The Oyster Box Hotel
If you’re keen on going all out for date night this month, The Oyster Box hotel has a luxurious special on that’s specifically designed for couples. Enjoy two nights of breathtaking views, five-star facilities, a romantic five-course dining experience at the Gazebo or Clock Library and a spa treatment with your significant other at the Durban Hammam. This package includes all the spoils you and your partner need to feel completely pampered and relaxed.
Butlers Comedy Night (2nd September)
Comedy lovers, this one’s for you. Butler’s Restaurant in Hillcrest is hosting a night of comedy featuring popular Durban comedians Jem Atkins and Mo Vawda, among others. For R65, you can enjoy any pizza of your choice and a Savanna while you watch the show. Tickets are priced at R100 per person.
The Big Band Theory (16th – 17th September)
If you love a good dress up opportunity, don’t miss this 19-piece band performing swinging jazzy beats from the 1930s to the 1940s. Tickets are R100 at the door and an à la carte menu will be available.
Wade Bales Whisky & Gin Affair 2017 (6th September)
A perfect date idea for diehard whisky lovers, The Wade Bales Whisky & Gin Affair presents a selection of over 75 malt whiskies and 20 craft gins to suit every palate. There will also be gourmet cheeses, an antipasti deli and artisanal breads to feast on. The venue is a sophisticated jazz bar and tickets are R250 per person.
Edible Gifts Making Class (6th September)
Spend your date night doing something fun and constructive like making sweet edible gifts for one another. This workshop will get your creativity flowing and your tastebuds working. The cost is R440 per person and you’ll be working with fruit and nut nougat, candy cane biscotti, dark chocolate and walnut fudge, and more!
Pop-up Night Cinema (28th September)
AFRI CINE is teaming up with Alliance Française de Durban to bring you the Academy Award nominated and multiple award winning film, Timbuktu, in Durban’s Station Drive Precinct. Tickets are an affordable R40 per person.
Night at the Races (29th September)
Elegance and excitement abound, any horseracing event is a grand occasion and this one happens to be for a good cause. All proceeds from the event go to the Coastal Horsecare Unit. The theme of the evening is leather and denim, and tickets are R350 each (includes dinner as well as 8 races).
Have you joined our Date Nights Facebook Group? We’d love to have you there to connect and share more date night ideas!