Valentine’s Day adventures around SA

Posted by Imogen Searra on 11 February 2020

Valentine’s Day can be celebrated in many ways but the best way to bond with your partner is through adventure. Here are some exciting ways to celebrate your relationship on the Day of Love.

Western Cape:

Water bike around Simon’s Town

Water bike your way around Simon’s Town and explore the marine life that calls this coastal town home, like the famous penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. You and your partner can spend the morning or afternoon gliding along the water, marvelling over the ships in the naval base and passing by some sleepy seals. With no experience needed, a day with Cape Town Water Bikes is truly a unique and fun-filled way to explore False Bay.

Price

R490 per person for one hour guided tour

R590 per person for a two hour guided tour

Contact

Mobile: +27 83 777 1048
Email: [email protected]
Address: Wharf Street, Simon’s Town.

Paraglide off Lion’s Head

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day experience, take your partner and paraglide off one of the Mother City’s most iconic mountains. The Skywings Paragliding team has over 25 years of experience, ensuring you’ll be in safe hands. See Cape Town from above during sunset and soak up the surrounding beauty.

Price

Tandem paragliding R1,300 per person

Tandem paragliding with photos R1,600

Contact

+2771-605-0986

[email protected]

Signal Hill, Cape Town, SA

Picnic at Cape Point Vineyards

If you want to take romance to the next level, then an intimate picnic at Cape Point Vineyards is a must. Perched on their manicured lawns, overlooking a beautiful dam and rolling views of Noordhoek and the ocean, the sunsets here are spectacular. The picnic baskets provided come with an array of delicious eats and if you have any dietary requirements, these can be pre-arranged upon booking.

 

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Price

R200 per person

Contact

+27 (21) 789 0900

[email protected]

Silvermine Rd, Noordhoek. 7979

Gauteng

Bungee jump at Soweto Towers

The Orlando Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station that now houses thrill-seeking activities. Plunge 100 metres from a suspension bridge with a rubber cord around your feet at the Soweto Towers, a quintessentially unique South African experience. There are no bookings as this business works on a first come, first serve basis.

 

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Price

R630 per person

Contact

071 674 4343 (Office hours 9:00 till 17:00)
064 681 8478 (Office hours Wednesday to Sunday)​
[email protected]

Cnr Sheffield Road and Chris Hani, Orlando East, Soweto

Tour the canopy of Magaliesberg

Located an hour from Pretoria and an hour and a half from Joburg is where you’ll find Magaliesberg, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. You and your partner can escape the city and spend Valentine’s Weekend exploring the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve on a canopy tour of the area with Canopy Tours South Africa. The duration of the tour is usually 2 and a half hours.

Price 

R695 per person

Contact

+27 79 492 0467
[email protected]

Hot-air balloon at the Cradle of Humankind

Take to the sky overlooking the 53,000 hectare world heritage site that is the Cradle of Humankind. AirVentures offers a safari tour unlike any other. There’s no better way to explore the area than from the sky with the person you love by your side. The duration of the flight is approximately 3 hours.

 

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Price

From R 2,570 per person

Contact

+27 83 356 2435

Eastern Cape

Visit a national park

Situated near Port Elizabeth is Addo Elephant National Park. You and your loved one can spend the day exploring this magnificent area, alongside some of South Africa’s most fascinating wildlife. Entrance to the park is R82 per person for South African citizens and is self-driving friendly. Whether you’re a keen birder or there to see the Big 5, a trip to Addo Elephant National Park is a spectacular way to spend Valentine’s Day.

 

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Spend the night at Hogsback

Hogsback is a village in the Amathole Mountains, with jaw-dropping views and an abundance of activities. Spending a night or two with your partner will help you both reconnect with nature and unwind after a long week. Whether you’re into chasing waterfalls, hiking or chilling out, Hogsback will be a wonderful weekend away.

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Visit a natural phenomenon

Hole in the Wall in the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast will inspire the adventurist in you. The Hole in the Wall is an opening in the centre of a detached cliff that has occurred as a result of the sheer power of the ocean. The dramatic cliffs, stunning lagoon and jade-coloured grass make for an ideal spot to spend some one-on-one time with your Valentine.

 

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KwaZulu-Natal

Book a turtle tour

Bhanga Nek is a protected area and is home to the largest turtle population in South Africa. Turtles lay their eggs in the dunes between November and March and you can take a tour to see the magic happen. With the fragility of the ecosystem, the area is inaccessible unless with a professional guide.

Price

On request

Contact

For reservations at Bhanga Nek contact Jenny on 079 373 5461 or 082 857 3363.

Dive in Sodwana Bay

The diving at Sodwana Bay is some of the best in the world. With exquisite corals and diverse marine life, a day in the ocean is a brilliant way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Coral Divers offer a variety of dives from open water to advanced. In summer, the waters are famously warm, so there is no time like the present to take advantage of this tropical experience.

Price

On request

Contact

Reservations: (+27) 33 345 6531 (Mon – Fri 8am to 4.30pm)

Resort: (+27) 79 384 3679

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Visit South Africa’s largest fresh water lake

From beaches to bird watching, game drives and guided walks, Isimangaliso Wetland Park has it all. This unique destination offers a multitude of activities that allow you to experience everything the park has to offer. Lake Sibaya is situated in the park and measures 77 km² with an average depth of 13 metres, making it the largest natural lake in South Africa. You can solo explore the area or with a guide, so keep you eyes peeled for zebra, nyala, reedbuck and impala.

Price

No entrance fee

Gate opening and closing times:
06h00 to 18h00

Contact

035 590 1633 / 1602

The Dredger Harbour, St Lucia

 

 

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