17. SHOP FOR EACH OTHER
Head to a thrift store, set a budget, and pick out outfits for each other! Top Thrift Shops In Pretoria available here
18. KISS, KISS, KISS
Not for a first date, but if you’re a more seasoned pair, try mastering these 36 kisses: French Kiss, Sniff Kiss, Nip Kiss, Eskimo Kiss, Butterfly Kiss, Basic Kiss, Spiderman Kiss, Flavored Kiss, Vacuum Kiss, Fish Kiss, Tease Kiss, Candy Kiss, Ice Kiss, Firm Kiss, From Behind Kiss, Slow Motion Kiss, Opposite Kiss, Downward Kiss, Tickle Kiss, No Lips Kiss, Blow Kiss, Woodpecker Kiss, Lady and the Tramp Kiss, Shocking Kiss, High Low Kiss, Kiss on the Hand, Kiss on the Cheek, Kiss on the Neck, Kiss on the Fingers, Kiss on the Shoulder, Kiss on the Ear, Kiss on the Back, Kiss on the Navel, Kiss on the Nose, Kiss on the Eyes, Kiss on the Forehead. Not sure what they all mean? Just have fun with it.
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19. RECREATE THE FIRST DATE YOU EVER HAD TOGETHER
If you went to a movie, rent the same movie. If you went out for dinner, go back to the same restaurant or make the dish that you ate at home.
20. TAKE A RIDE ON A FERRIS WHEEL OR THE GIANT WHEEL IN CAPE TOWN
Countless romantic comedies feature couples falling in love at the top of the Ferris wheel in Cape Town, and with good reason. Plus, there is something so nostalgic and wonderful about heading to a local fair or amusement park on a date. Experience magnificent views of Johannesburg from The Giant wheel at Gold Reef City
. Remember to take your camera…if you are not afraid of heights. You can also enjoy more major rides
at Gold Reef City like the Lazy Boats, Log Ride, Mermaid, 4D Theatre, Tornado, Vintage Cars & Wave Swing.
Click here to get a list of our personal recommendations for date night.
21. SLIP AWAY FOR ONE NIGHT DURING THE WEEK
22. RENT YOUR DREAM CAR
Take your partner and your dream car you’ve rented on a weekend adventure, even if it’s just driving and exploring.
23. GO TO A FANCY BAR AND DRESS UP
Get dressed up, go to a fancy bar (hotel bars are an easy choice), and try something off the exotic cocktails list.
24. HEAD TO THE FARM AND GO BERRY PICKING
Berry picking is a fun activity, and also one that allows for a lot of talking and getting to know each other time.
25. RENT A SCOOT DOCTOR AND GO FOR A RIDE
Sightseeing on the back of a scooter can be pretty romantic. The real way to live the quintessential Cape Town experience! Breathe in the fresh air and park exactly where you want to, whether it’s at the beach, driving with freedom through Cape Point Nature Reserve or exploring the inner city. See list of scenic routes here.
26. GO TO A BARNYARD THEATRE SHOW
Find a Barnyard Theatre in your area, dress-up, and get into it. Visit their website here
. All Barnyard Theatres have a fully stocked bar, coffee & snack bar and in-house pizza deli that have become synonymous with the Barnyard experience. Other food options such as platters, gourmet meals and buffets are available at participating Barnyard Theatres. Pre-order food & selected beverages prior to the show for added value.
27. HOST YOUR OWN WALKING TOUR
Take your date on a walking tour of the neighbourhood where you grew up showing off your elementary school and local haunts along the way.
28. GO FOR A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
A classic date that is hard for anyone to resist.
29. EAT A DESSERT-ONLY DINNER
Skip to the good stuff, and by good stuff, we mean dessert, ordering a sampling of what’s on the menu.
30. BAKE SOMETHING TOGETHER
Or cupcakes, or brownies, or cookies! Any activity that also involves eating makes for a great date. See recipe below.
The 5cent Cookie recipe
1 cup castor sugar
1½ tsp Moir’s vanilla essence
2½ cups flour
1 egg yolk
Peanut butter to spread
Safari chopped sprinkle nuts
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
In a food processor mix the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Add the flour, egg and egg yolk and process until the mixture forms a soft dough.
Take the dough out the processor and knead slightly bringing it together in a ball.
Then wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface or between 2 sheets of baking paper until about ½cm / 5mm thick.
Cut the dough into approximately 7cm rounds.
Place the dough rounds on a baking sheet that has been lined with baking paper or silicone baking sheets.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown
Remove the biscuits carefully from the baking tray and allow them to cool on a wire cooling rack as they have a tendency to carry over on cooking and could turn too brown once removed from the oven.
When cooled – spread a dollop of peanut butter over the middle of the biscuit allowing about a 1cm edge.
Sprinkle over the chopped nuts and serve.
: Alternatively decorate with dusted icing sugar or any colourful icing. Source: Moir's
31. HAVE A GAME NIGHT
Get out your favorite old-time board game (Clue, Monopoly, you name it), and have an old-fashioned game night date. See more results here
for a list of game boards.
32. HAVE A ELEPHANT SPA AT ADVENTURES WITH ELEPHANTS
Adventures with Elephants
offers up-close and personal encounters with elephants that are conducted with the utmost respect for these magnificent creatures. Learn about the African continent's gentle giants, their intelligence, bodies and behaviour and leave moved and humbled to become a lifetime ambassador for holistic wildlife conservation.
More than just a touch & feel experience, Adventures with Elephants offers educational interactions, safaris, swims and tailor-made activities as a part of their responsible tourism operation. Visit their website today
33. GO FOR A HIKE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Be one with nature on your next date, taking a hike at your favorite nature preserve or hiking path. The more picturesque the spot you choose, the better.
34. PLAY TOURIST
Decide to play tourist for the day in your hometown, going everywhere from the museum, to the major landmark, to the most famous restaurant in town.
35. WAKE UP VERY EARLY AND WATCH THE SUNRISE TOGETHER
Not all great dates are at night. Get up early, curl up together, and watch the sunrise.
36. HAVE A CASUAL BOWLING COMPETITION
Dust off those bowling shoes, and have a friendly bowling competition slash date. Visit The Fun Company
for a list of arcades. Every few weeks, The Fun Company offers learn to bowl classes, which won't only teach you the best in bowling techniques, but will cover all aspects of bowling including what size ball is correct for you, the best stance for your bowling and many more tips and tricks! Their fun-believable team will have you rocking the lanes in no time and scoring strike after strike (once you've practised a little!). Contact your nearest store today
and find out when you can sign up!
37. HOST A DECADENT BRUNCH
Go all out for brunch making everything from French toast with flambéd bananas to mimosas.
38. BINGE WATCH A NETFLIX SHOW OR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Pick a show on Netflix or Showmax that neither of you have seen, and watch a few more episodes than you probably should or choose a YouTube channel e.g. 60minutes Australia or previous Idols auditions - it's great fun.
39. CREATE YOUR OWN WINE TASTING
You don’t have to go somewhere fancy to do a wine tasting as a date, you can do it at home. Ask for recommendations of some bottles to try at your favorite local wine store, and go from there. Join The Wine Hub
to stay in the know. Not only will you have exclusive access to news from the farm, but also to competitions, specials, and promotions.
40. HEAD TO THE NEAREST DRIVE-IN
Take some inspiration from Grease and seek out a drive-in (it sure will beat that traditional movie date). Get some popcorn, lean back in your car, and enjoy. 6 Best drive-in cinemas and outdoor film fests in SA available here
41. HAVE A FIVE COURSE DINNER AT DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS
Instead of going to one restaurant, pick a bunch of different restaurants to enjoy various courses of your dinner date at.