Date night SORTED!
HOT AIR BALLOONING
Yes, we know it’s the ultimate cliché but how amazing would a hot air balloon ride with your love be? Just the two of you, up in the sky with the rest of the world literally at your feet. Sigh! Flying over the picturesque Cradle of Humankind and Magaliesberg, the flight offers you breathtaking views of the area. AirVentures offers two different packages – the classic flight over the Cradle of Humankind or Magaliesberg or a safari flight over the Cradle of Humankind. Prices vary between R2 350 and R2 550 per person. An exclusive classic flight for two is R7 700 per couple and an exclusive safari flight is R8 100 per couple. Refreshments, bubbly and a full English breakfast are also included in the package. Book now and knock your love’s socks off. Details: www.air-ventures.co.za.
Ask any woman and she will tell you – a pamper session is always welcome. That goes for the men in our lives as well. And how amazing does a massage or pedicure in your own lounge sound? We’re definitely in. Fox Box Mobile Nail services come straight to you and offers loads of different pamper options including manis, pedis threading, massages and even lashes. For a full list of prices or to get a quote, visit www.thefoxbox.co.za.
Another mobile service we can recommend is Pure Massage. They offer great couple massages, combination massages, deep tissue massages and many more and come straight to you. Simply visit their website, pick your massage, decide on a date and make the booking. We promise, your significant other will love you forever! Details: www.puremassage.co.za.
If food is your thing, we have the perfect date night idea for you – a cooking class for two. Just imagine. No interruptions, no kids, no cellphones, just some cooking fun. Antoinette’s Cookery School in Centurion offers a four-hour cooking session where you and your partner will prepare a three-course meal for each other. Their next couple’s cooking class is on 7 February so make a booking and don’t forget the wine. Tickets sell for R1 100 per couple. Alternatively visit their website for more classes throughout the year. And don’t worry, you don’t need any special skills. Details: www.antoinettes.co.za.
MOVIE FOR TWO
What can be more romantic than a night out under the stars with your love? How does a movie for just you two in your own backyard sound? Add a bit of chocolate, a picnic blanket or a couple of bean bags and a glass (or two) of bubbly and you will most definitely score some brownie points with your significant other. You provide the garden, DVD, popcorn and something to drink and voila! Packages range for between R1 900 to R2 400. Each packet include a projector, inflatable screen, sound system, DVD player and on-site technician. Cool hey? So go on, what are you waiting for? Details: www.snowmachines.co.za.
LOCK IT UP
When it comes to romantic gestures, you really have to think outside of the box to woo someone. One such gesture, that is very popular among Pretorians, is ‘putting a lock on your love’ at Pretoria’s own Pretoria Love Bridge at Magnolia Dell. Yes, there’s an actual love bridge!
Or, if you want to spoil your love with something a bit more: why not make a day of it, take a drive to Hartbeespoortdam and grab a bite to eat at the French Toast Coffee Café. Specially built as the official ‘bar’ in the film French Toast, you’ll get to take photos under the 12.5m Eiffel tower, and get to add a lock to the lock bridge. Details: www.frenchtoastharties.co.za.
Photo source: www.restaurantmosaic.com
One of the seemingly easiest options for a date night has to be the ‘fancy dinner’. We mean, what can be easier than booking a table at one of your love’s favourite restaurants? But before you make that booking, ask yourself the following questions. What is the ambience like? What is the food like? One of our favourite world-class eateries has to be Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient. Situated in The Orient Private Hotel in Elandsfontein, this is a must visit. The kitchen is run by award-winning chef Chantel Dartnall – voted SA’s Chef of the Year. You will have to look far and wide for a more exquisite menu. Details: www.restaurantmosaic.com.