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October 11, 2017
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Congratulations, the earth has made another full rotation of the sun since you and your partner made things official! High fives all around! So, how do you plan to mark the occasion? If the mere thought of an anniversary date is giving you stress-induced heart palpitations, we have great news – we found five unique ideas to celebrate your anniversary, and it won’t even be expensive. 

Here are our top five fun and affordable anniversary date ideas:

1. RETRACE YOUR STEPS
Recreate your first date, or the first moment you met. Did you sneak snacks into a movie to save some money or bump into each other at a music festival? Whatever it was, recreate that moment to celebrate your anniversary. Bonus points if you can dig up the outfits you wore the first time around!

2. MAKE SOME MEMORIES
Celebrate the occasion by heading out to a few of your favourite spots and taking some pictures of you as a couple. Bonus points if you can rustle up a friend or sibling to do the clicking; otherwise just take along a camera with a tripod and a timer. 

3. RECREATE YOUR WEDDING MEAL
Going to a restaurant for your anniversary can be fun, but it is so much affordable to whip up a feast at home. This year, why don’t you try recreating your wedding meal? It’s bound to be something at least a little fancy, which makes for a nice challenge in the kitchen. 

4. MAKE SOMETHING
Feeling a little crafty? Book some time at a pottery studio or sign up for a jewellery class and make something together to mark the occasion. 

5. UNPLUG & SPEND SOME TIME
Often, the best thing you can give your partner is your full, undivided attention. Unplug your phones, open a nice bottle of wine, get comfortable in your lounge or outside, and just talk. Dream big future dreams, celebrate past accomplishments or laugh at your wedding pictures. Whatever you do, just be present in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. 

These five anniversary date ideas should give you plenty to work with. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, so find a unique way to celebrate what makes you special as a couple. And have fun! Those are basically the only prerequisites for a great anniversary date.

CELESTIAL GIFTS
Established in 2005, Celestial Gifts is an owner-managed online platform with a variety of Blue Chip partners that provides some of the most fun and innovative activity vouchers and gift experiences throughout South Africa. As SA's number 1 experience gift specialists, Celestial Gifts offers a remarkable variety of activity vouchers for couples. 

Blow your lover's mind with romantic adventures such as dinner in the sky, cooking lessons for two, chocolate tasting for two, scenic helicopter flights with champagne picnics, his & hers massages or spa vouchers, overnight stays with hot air balloon flights, or quad biking or horseback riding complete with a picnic in the bush. 

Whether you enjoy the great outdoors, or prefer the finer things in life, Celestial Gifts has the perfect romantic activity gift voucher for a wedding or anniversary, Valentine's day or proposal idea, or just a simple date night to celebrate your love. 

THE GADGET SHOP
Founded on amazing inspiration, fed on passion and grown with determination, The GADGET Shop is a one-stop destination for everything electronic, intelligent, technological and FUN! 

Specialising in the latest high-tech equipment, gadgets and super-toys, this innovative company has stores throughout South Africa and also offers a user-friendly online porthole where tech geeks (and their loving partners!) can peruse a carefully curated selection of boy toys, computer accessories, gifts, promotional products and more. 

This includes everything from remote control helicopters, collectable toys, paint ball guns, puzzles and robotics, to wearable imagery, hoverboards, 3D printers, GPS travel accessories and drones of all shapes and sizes. In short - if your partner is into tech stuff, this is the perfect place to find the ultimate anniversary, birthday and Christmas gift.

GARONGA SAFARI CAMP - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, LIMPOPO
Are you yearning for a getaway to the wild, far from the madding crowds, where you can revel in the quiet and tranquillity of nature at its undisturbed finest? 

Look no further than Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga - exclusive camps located in the Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve, west of the world-famous Kruger National Park. 

The Makalali Conservancy is the perfect option for wildlife enthusiasts who want to enjoy a holistic safari experience that will allow them to drink in the beauty if this singular region in an intimate setting. Visit their website for more information.

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JB Train Tours

JB Train Tours has been one of South Africa’s foremost train tour operators since 1975. Their innovative service offering also includes a range of budget train- and bus tours to accommodate schools, church groups, corporates, sport clubs and organisations that require safe, comfortable transport at an affordable rate. Their luxury tours are facilitated on the inimitable Desert Express and Premier Classe trains and includes everything from week-long meanders between Cape Town and Johannesburg and forays to the Drakensberg, to a Kruger National Park Panorama Route and convivial trips to annual events like the KKNK Art Festival and Two Oceans Marathon. Rediscover the magic of train travel tour packages with your partner – book a romantic getaway today.

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