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Friday, February 23, 2024

7 Romantic *Spring* Date Ideas to Make Your Love Bloom

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Warmer days are slowly creeping in following one devastating winter. Now is the time to spring from the covers and enjoy the change in season. What better way to do that than a romantic date with your significant other? Or perhaps now is the time to take a leap of faith in something – or someone – new!


Spring is a wonderful time to explore the outdoors, appreciate the flora all around you and let your romance ~bloom.



Explore a botanical gardens/ national park

The Western Cape is truly so beautiful with its vast fields of flowers, lush hills and stunning beaches. Make a date and explore all the nature and spend time with your special someone. Enjoy a guided tour at the Insta-worthy Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens!


If you’re more of an active couple, perhaps a hiking trail at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve or Lion’s Head might be more your speed.


Pack in some light snacks, a bottle or water and your happy vibes, and let’s go exploring!



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Support a local farmer’s market

Pick up some delicious, locally-grown, seasonal produce for a romantic meal at home. You can also find some quirky or unique items for your home like handmade soaps, jewelry and other crafts. There will also be vendors selling beautiful, fresh flowers and prepared meals a.k.a make it a date!


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Make some memories on a one-day road trip

There is nothing quite like blasting your favourite tunes and hitting the open road. Rolling the windows all the way down and feeling the wind rush into the car is so thrilling (it’s the little things). Grab your date and enjoy the scenic views of the new season.


Make it extra special and take turns behind the wheel 🙂 Stop off at unique roadside attractions, enjoy local cuisines and take in the new sights and smells!


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Appreciate spring with flower/fruit-picking

Strawberries are hands-down one of the most romantic fruits. Spend your afternoon getting your hands dirty, picking delicious fruits straight from the bush. The tasty reward at the end makes it so worth it. The Stellenbosch region is famous for its strawberry-picking farms like Polkadraai Farm and the Helderberg Farm.


If being a hunky farmer is not your ideal date, why not pick your lover their very own bouquet? Chart Farm let’s you pick your own roses. They have over 6,000 rose bushes, so there is plenty to go around.




Enjoy friendly competition with putt-putt/ mini-golf 

Is playing putt-putt a little cliche? Well, there is a reason it’s a classic date choice! It’s a low-key activity where you can throw in some flirty conversation, and stay occupied even if you run out of things to say. To enjoy the warmer weather, there are putt-putt courses in Sea Point and Muizenberg.


But if the weather becomes iffy – which is a trademark of Cape Town’s spring – you can easily take this date idea indoors. Check out Glowing Rooms for a 3D glow-in-the-dark experience or Cave Golf at the Scratch Patch at both the V&A Waterfront and Simon’s Town.



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Live out your Venice dreams on a boat

Just like in Venice, a relaxing boat ride with the sun on your skin and the wave lapping against the boat, it’s just so romantic! Book a boat ride at the local Intaka Island. It provides a relaxed and tranquil experience surrounded by the hidden beauty of Century City.


If you’re looking for something more action-packed, take to the open ocean and meet the seals, with guided kayaking tours in Hout Bay. Alternatively you can enjoy a calmer kayaking adventure in Century City or the V&A Waterfront.




Enjoy the sunset – with an outdoor movie

Outdoor cinemas became all the rage during the pandemic. But they are still a classic date option. The Galileo Open Air Cinema screens some family favourite films, along with cult classics. They also have this really cute option where people can request an on-screen birthday shoutout – or marriage proposal!


If things do turn chilly, Go DriveIn lets you experience the retro feel of watching a movie from the comfort of your car. Just know that the steamed up windows do not provide much privacy *wink, wink.




Zahraa Schroeder
Zahraa Schroeder
Zahraa writes articles about climate change, world conflict and celebrities. She received her Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from Damelin, and has garnered more than four years’ experience in the radio industry. She is short for no reason and loves talking to strangers on the bus.

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