If you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, you’re most likely running out of fresh, new date ideas. No more sitting on the couch in your tracksuit with pizza or lame movie nights when you both shiver at the sight of the cinema’s popcorn prices. Try one of these cool (yet still adorably romantic) activities instead.
1 Flying high in a helicopter
2 Horseriding on the beach
The Imhoff Equestrian Centre in Noordhoek offers romantic horse tours along the beach. Each tour only accommodates six people so it’s an intimate yet still interactive date activity.
3 Movies under the stars
Movie night just got exciting again! With warmer nights just around the corner, you can cuddle up with your honey and enjoy the best Hollywood has to offer – all beneath the stars.
4 Picnics on the lawn
Granma’s old picnic blanket’s got nothing on what some of our favourite wine estate’s are serving up. Head as close the Constantia Wine Valley to soak up the sun and enjoy a pre-packed picnic on the estate lawn – complete with truffles, breads and wine.
5 Chocolate lovers’ delight
There’s absolutely nothing better than eating chocolate. Okay fine, eating chocolate with your soulmate could be the better option. Head over to the Lindt Chocolate Studio and take part in a chocolate class or tasting to learn about decorating, moulding, baking and much more.
6 Take a ride on a motorcycle
Feeling a bit on the wild side? Rent two motorcycles from Cape Bike Travel and explore the city in style (and speed). You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of bikes – from BMW to Harley Davidson and everything in between. Don’t have your licence or it’s your first time? There are chauffeured tours where an experienced biker will take you for a ride.
7 Skating on thin ice
Feel like a child again as you ice skate hand-in-hand with your loved one at The Ice Station at Grand West. Dress warmly and have some laughs as you show off your skills on the ice, followed by a warm cup of coffee at one of the many coffee shops in the centre.
WHERE The Ice Station, Grand West Casino & Entertainment World, 1 Vanguard Road, Goodwood
CONTACT +21 535 2260, wicerink.co.za
8 Go on an audio tour
For a date with a difference, make your way up to Cape Point where you’ll learn about the history of Cape Town’s most iconic Natural World Heritage Sites through narrated stories. The audio tour includes The Lighthouse Keeper’s Trail, Cliff Lookout and more.
9 Diamonds are forever
Tour The Diamond Works Museum to get a glimpse into how stunning jewellery is made from tanzanite, jewel stones and more. Not only will it cement your love in precious stones, but you could even spot a celeb looking for some sparkle of their own.
10 Go sightseeing in your city
Hop on one of the red City Sightseeing Buses and enjoy one of three tours of the Cape. From Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront to the lush wine routes, this is a great activity for couples to do together.
11 Take a classic car tour
Open rooftop, wind blowing through your hair and a magnificent view of the Cape’s best spots. Rent a classic car and tour the city in style. Or simply just spend the day cruising along the beach with your someone special.
WHERE Various places in CBD
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