Travel | 10 Jan 2018 | By Sun International
Seven Romantic Things To Do in Durban
Red roses and moonlight, stolen kisses and long, lingering glances – this is the stuff romance is made of. Spend a little extra time and effort planning your perfect date using inspiration from these seven romantic things to do in Durban this February. Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic picnic spot in Durban or some dreamy evening ideas, making your significant other feel special will be easier than you think.
Moonlight Couple's Massage
Set the mood for a perfect evening with one of the best romantic date ideas in Durban: a moonlight night spa at Mangwanani. Set in the tranquil, lush gardens of Sibaya casino, Mangwanani spa will transform your date night into a heavenly experience! Cocktails and snacks are served on arrival with a traditional African drum welcome. The soundtrack to your pampering session is the roaring waves of the nearby Indian Ocean, and there are three treatments to enjoy: Izimanga – a traditional, full-body massage with hot stones; Molala – an African head, neck and shoulders massage; and Neo Maoto – a Royal African foot massage. With a mouth-watering dinner and complimentary bar included, your romantic evening will be rounded off with an Amarula liqueur and chocolate. Sheer decadence!
Fine Dining and Sophistication
When it comes to finding romantic things to do in Durban, top of the list is taking your partner out for fine dining at a one of Durban’s best restaurants. Wine and dine à la carte at Sibaya’s premier fine-dining venue, The Royal Court Grill. The intimate, sophisticated setting is perfect for a Valentine’s spoil and the menu includes a variety of seafood and speciality grills. Open Monday to Sunday for dinner from 18h00, book in advance. And don’t forget to order Champagne!
Dinner and a show
Parents, Valentine’s Day belongs to you, too! Sibaya’s in-house crèche means you can take time out from the kids to enjoy romantic things to do at Sibaya as a couple. Take in one of the stellar shows at the Rockwood Theatre (you’ll find the line-up of upcoming shows at Rockwood Theatre here) and enjoy an excellent meal at one of our restaurants before or after. Or pop in for a cocktail at Virginia Bar. And, if you’re really in the mood to blow your partner away, why not hire a limo for the evening? Cruise around town in style – tick!
Fly to one of the best romantic picnic spots in Durban
Going for a picnic on Valentine’s Day might sound like a romantic cliché, but why not take it to the next level – literally! Book a helicopter flight with JNC Helicopters and whisk your significant other away from Virginia Airport to one of the top romantic picnic spots in Durban, with a picnic basket stashed away on board to make your Valentine’s one of the most memorable yet! Visit the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve in Durban North or fly to Krantzloof Nature Reserve. The scenic Shongweni Dam and Nature Reserve also offers beautiful spots for the perfect Valentine’s Day picnic.
Spoil your significant other with a sunset cruise
Sailing along Durban’s beachfront and through the harbour as the sun sets in a fiery ball is definitely one of the most romantic things to do in Durban. Just a short distance from Sibaya casino, you and your partner can enjoy a private sunset cruise. Sip on chilled wine and enjoy snack platters as the sky turns into a glorious blaze of colour. You can choose from a variety of snack options when booking your cruise.
Opt for romantic adventures in Durban
To really get in sync with your beloved, go tandem biking down Durban’s scenic beachfront promenade. With bikes for hire at Bike and Bean, you can enjoy a fun Valentine’s afternoon taking in the sea breeze along the Golden Mile while enjoying some exercise at the same time! While the Moses Mabhida Stadium may not be the first place you think of when it comes to romantic venues in Durban, you’ll find a great adventure to share with your partner here: the big swing! Take a (literal) leap of faith and scream your love all the way down the 60m freefall as you reach speeds of up to 120km/h. Go on, share a thrill together!
Whisk your beloved away for a night
For the ultimate in romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in Durban, book a room at Sibaya Lodge and treat your better half to an evening of spoiling. Enjoy dinner at one of our restaurants or a massage at Mangwanani Spa before retiring to your sea-facing room, knowing you’ll get to enjoy a free continental breakfast at The Royal Court Grill the next morning. Giving your partner a special hotel stay is one of the most romantic things to do in Durban.