4 PAYDAY DATE IDEAS IN DURBAN & SURROUNDS
February 07, 2019
Durban couples assemble! We’ve found three fabulous payday date ideas for those times when you really feel like pushing out the boat. These outings also happen to be tailormade for newlywed couples heading to eThekwini on their honeymoon.
A HELICOPTER TRIP TO THE VALLEY OF A THOUSAND HILLS
This one is 100% James Bond. BAC Helicopter Charters
offers private trips that takes you over the Umgeni River Valley all the way to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where you'll enjoy a gourmet picnic on top of the mountain with a 360° view.
Top tip: If you feel like enjoying a view without spending a small fortune, you can also opt for an outing to the Rooftop Musgrave Night Market
held on the first Friday of every month. This is great for a low-key date - think live music and delicious slow food.
GO ON THE BIG RUSH SWING AT MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
If you and your partner are adrenaline junkies, this is a date you need to go on ASAP. The Big Rush Swing
is officially the world's tallest swing according to the Guinness World Records. It’s open from 10am to 4pm every day except Tuesday and Thursday. Swing by Nino's
or the Cuba Lounge for a bite to eat afterwards to round off your date.
These are just three of the fun and fabulous dates you could enjoy in Durban and surrounds. For more ideas on glitzy nights out in eThekwini, as well as budget date ideas for those times when you’re not feeling all that flush, keep an eye on the Date Night Ideas blog in coming weeks and months.
TAKE A GONDOLA RIDE
Enjoy a magical evening in a dreamland of water and lights. Treat yourself to a picnic in our comfortable gondola boats, or maybe add our unique "Message in a bottle". Located on the Durban Point Waterfront Canal, they provide wonderful fun things to do for families, couples, friends and children. Gondola boat rides offer you a unique activity in a safe and central location being the prestigious Durban Waterfront. Visit their website
for more information.
ROMANTIC PICNIC AT MAKARANGA
Just fifteen minutes’ drive out of Durban, you’ll find the breathtaking Botanical Gardens at Makaranga. The main attraction at Makaranga is the garden. There are 18 ponds including Venus Pond and Long Pond, the latter being the largest waterway in Makaranga.
It is home to many beautiful statues in stone, bronze and marble, which have been imported from Italy and Zimbabwe. These include a wonderful hand carved reproduction of Michelangelo’s “David”, as well as the “Four Maidens”, who each carry the foliage of their respective seasons. These graceful statues keep a watchful eye over the “Blue Pond”.
CELESTIAL GIFT EXPERIENCES
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 everything from pirate ship cruises, chartered night flights, perfume workshops, baking masterclasses and fishing safaris, to 4x4 outings, helicopter flights, sidecar adventures, private speedboat excursions and more.
Essentially, it's a one-stop shop for great anniversary gifts, birthday surprises and fun date night prompts. There's also a variety of experiences that are tailor-made for bachelor and bachelorette parties, and you can make your selection according to criteria like location, occasion, interest and even special holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas. With Celestial Gifts
, gift-giving becomes an absolute pleasure!
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