Make Valentines Day extra special this year.  We have come up with some great ideas for you for Valentines Day to make this romantic day so much more memorable… Here’s our top ten!

1. Hot air ballooning – Gauteng

Sweep him/her off their feet with a romantic ride high above the Magaliesberg. Spend an hour soaring over the countryside and return for a full country breakfast upon landing.

Hot Air Balloon over Hartbeesport Dam

2. Tandem swing – Mpumalanga

If you like the sound of a free fall from one of the world’s highest cable gorge swings, then this is for you. Book a tandem swing to add that touch of romance to such a terrifying activity.  You’re promised to enjoy the most beautiful views of Graskop that you’ve ever seen.

Tandem Swing Mpumalanga

3. Zipline – North West Province

The world’s longest and fastest zipline can be found at Sun City, and you’ll be happy to know that you can take in the thrill together on a tandem-like ride. There’s nothing like clinging onto each other tightly while zipping through the air at incredible speeds.

Zipline Western Province


4. Moses Mabhida Stadium- the Big Swing

If you and your partner are feeling brave and are looking for an experience of a lifetime, this is just the thing for you! ‘The Big rush, big swing’ allows you to jump over the world cup football pitch, 106 meters above the ground, and swing out at 120 kph, in a massive 220 meter arc. Explore the Durban landmark from a totally different angle!

Big Swing Moses Mabhida

5. Boatcruise to Duiker Island – Western Cape

A boat trip from Houtbay harbour to Duiker Island to see thousands of Cape fur seals in their natural habitat might just be your definition of a fun day out with that someone special. Enjoy drinks from the fully licensed onboard bar while taking in a completely different view of beautiful Cape Town.

Seals at Duiker Island Western Cape


6. Paintball in Magoebaskloof – Limpopo

Perhaps teaming up (or up against each other) is the perfect way to get to know each other or rekindle your love. Doing it in a beautiful indigenous forest is just a bonus.

Paintball in Magoebaskloof


7. Sidecar rides – Western Cape

Hop on a World War II motorbike with your beloved in the sidecar and whisk around the Cape Peninsula or the Winelands for a touch of olden day romance. You can either drive yourself or enjoy a chauffeured tour.

Side car rides Western Cape

8.  Oyster Box Valentines Day Dinner – Kwa Zulu Natal

Always popular, Valentine’s Day at The Oyster Box is one of the hottest dates in town. Both The Grill Room and The Ocean Terrace Restaurants will be pulling out all the stops, with a selection of casual and fine-dining menus and live entertainment.

Oyster Box Dinner

9. Horseback rides on the beach – Eastern Cape

If you live in Port Elizabeth or Jeffrey’s Bay and you’re keen for a bit of horseback romance, then you have the advantage of doing this fun, yet romantic, activity on the beach.  Not only that though, you can explore the bush, the beach and a beautiful river on your ride.

Horse Back Rides Nelson Mandela Bay


10. Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch – Western Cape

Choose a secluded spot on the rolling lawns and settle down with a special picnic filled with charcuterie, home-baked breads, farm cheeses, trout pâté, seasonal salads and chocolate truffles (as well as a bottle of bubbly).
Alternatively, you could visit Eight Restaurant, which will be serving delicacies like oysters and truffles with entertainment provided by guitarist Keith Tabishler.

Picnic at Spier Wine Estate