PERSONAL REVIEWS BY LEILANI - FOUNDER OF DATE NIGHT SA
June 18, 2018
Forever Hotel @ Centurion is now the proud recipient of the Date Night Ideas seal of approval.
As one of four hotels that form part of the Forever Resorts Group, this luxurious venue comes out tops in terms of location, service, accommodation offering, activity options and more. We enjoyed seamless service throughout our stay and would highly recommend the hotel for couples and families who insist on a well-maintained, courteous environment in which the customer's needs are always placed first. The hotel is ideally situated for guests from Pretoria, Centurion, and Irene who want to indulge in a short getaway to keep things fresh with their spouse or partner, but don't necessarily want to go to far away from home (e.g. parents with young children who arranged babysitters, but would prefer to stay close by). If there is one thing we love, it's a multi-faceted accommodation destination, and Forever Hotel @ Centurion certainly is one of those.
It also happens to be quite close to Loftus, which is perfect for rugby-loving couples, who can simply Uber to the game, enjoy a beer or two and make their way back without paying through the nose for transport. Alternatively, use it as your base when you next visit Centurion to take part in a running or cycling race - it's nice and close to all major sporting routes and arenas.
Tomjachu Bush Retreat near Nelspruit has received our seal of approval as a top-notch Mpumalanga date night destination. On a recent visit to this gem of a nature reserve, we could immediately tell why it has only grown in popularity over the years.
First of all, the view is absolutely incredible. If you and your partner enjoy a scenic outing, this is the spot for you. Tomjachu offers everything from picnics to bush dinners and nature drives that all make for excellent date outings, proposal options and more. We also enjoyed truly wonderful service throughout our stay - we encountered one of the three brothers who run the lodge and his passion for their business is tangible, which also explains why their staff members are so happy and good at their jobs, spilling over into a lovely visitor experience from start to finish. As for the accommodation - it's 100% tailormade for quality time with your partner. From the double shower heads in the honeymoon suite to the self-catering cottage with a private pool for double-date getaways, romance is top of mind at Tomjachu.
Book your spot now & get ready to enjoy a 10/10 date night destination.
Fusionista Super Spa, Beauty Salon & Restaurant in Randburg is now the proud recipient of the Date Night Ideas seal of approval. We are always on the lookout for romantic venues that go above and beyond to exceed all expectations, and Fusionista ticks all of our boxes. Aside from its central location that makes it an exceptionally convenient destination for couples from all over Johannesburg, it's also a hidden gem. It is wholly apparent that the owner put a lot of care and attention into the design and conceptualisation of the spa, which features a variety of singular rooms, each decorated according to a different theme - Bamboo, Candle, Wind Chime, Crystal and Garden , as well as the totally unique, one-of-a-kind Koi Mist Room.
The latter is something truly astounding - it really feels like you are enjoying a treatment in a forest atmosphere. The Chill Room takes relaxation to another level, with thoughtful touches like a couple's bed where you can relax and unwind together after your treatments, as well as a recliner with built-in music that allows you to feel the relaxing chords as well as hear it. The food at the restaurant is also remarkable (the crispy duck comes highly recommended!), and the ambiance is tailormade for romance from start to finish.
A great spot for a date, anniversary, and even a proposal!
QUATERMAIN FAIRCITY HOTEL
If you’ve ever had the notion of slipping out on a school night to enjoy a bit of alone time with your partner, the Quatermain Faircity Hotel in Morningside, Sandton is a hidden gem that you have to add to your must-visit list in Gauteng. Perhaps better-known as one of the city’s go-to business accommodation venues, this conveniently situated hotel actually has quite the romantic side if you take the time to let management know that you’re visiting with your partner.
The chef Tristan is very talented, and the food was amazing. Because the restaurant staff knew we were there on a date night, we had a nice private table in a cosy nook, scattered with rose petals. The room, similarly, was tailored for romance – from the rose petals on the bed, to the stunning turndown service that included a cheese board, a selection of sweet treats and sparkling wine. Suffice it to say, the stage was set for some bonding…
The Quatermain Faircity Hotel now officially carries the Date Night Ideas seal of approval and is a great option for busy couples who want to take advantage of its central location to ensure that there is some cuddle time in the morning before you both get on with your day.
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you.
I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent
together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”
––Boundless by Cynthia Hand
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
––Across the Universe by Beth Revis
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a
responsibility toward that love.”
––Every Day by David Levithan
“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable,
and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and
I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do,
right this second.”
––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”
––Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“I am catastrophically in love with you.”
––Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t
something about you at all. It was just you.”
––Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire