25 Romantic Things to Do on Holiday


A fun guide to romantic activities for two when on a TradeUnipoint holiday.
South Africa is filled with so many exciting regions, each offering a unique landscape, unique attractions and a whole lot of excitement! This February, TradeUniPoint would like to assist you in planning an unforgettable holiday experience, coupled with fun activities close by. Here are our Top 25 Romantic Activities For Two:
1.       Hot Air Balloon Flights from Hazyview
Known for hazy lazy summer days, Hazyview's attractions are anything but! Launch from the beautiful Sabie River Valley and enjoy an early morning view over forests and hills, fruit orchards or bush, depending on where the wind blows you.
View the magnificent Sabie River Valley on an early morning balloon ride.
2.       Helicopter flight
Need an engine? Rather take a 1-hour flight over deep and mysterious gorges, or hover over the numerous rivers and waterfalls abundant in the Panorama Route.
3.       Ngwenya Le Fera
Nothing beats a good view! How about viewing Kruger's wildlife having a drink at the Crocodile River while you sip Amarula from the beautiful glass enclosed restaurant? 
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4.       Van Gaalens Cheese Farm & Picnic
Ideally located for day trips from Mount Amanzi, Van Gaalen's Cheese Farm & Picnic offers an other -worldly excursion for cheese, food and wine lovers alike! Enjoy an educational cheese-making tour, while you sample authentic Dutch product. Book a picnic on the lush lawn and indulge in some newly bought cheese! What's not to love!? 
Enjoy a beautiful picnic on the lush lawns at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm.
5.       Balloon Safari
What can we say, we love ballooning! Sip on fine champagne as the Magalies River Valley floats past below. Hot coffee, tea, biscuits and muffins accompany this thrilling ride just prior to sunset, fit for even the most discerning romantic.
6.       Waffles at the Windmill

Enjoy freshly brewed coffee accompanied by your choice of sweet or savoury waffles from this iconic Windmill-style restaurant in the heart of Harties. Beautiful views and excellent service make for the delicious experience in the North West's buzzing tourism hot spot.
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7.       Art and Wine Gallery in Clarens
Well, the name says it all!  Centrally located between Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban, Clarens is known as SA's Art Mecca. Art & Wine Gallery On Main couples unique artworks by established artists with the Cape's top quality wines. Treat your loved one to a sophisticated outing among beautiful mountain views in this little country town in the Eastern Free State.
8.       McKinley Chocolates Clarens
Unleash your inner sweet tooth! This little chocolaterie situated in the beautiful country town of Clarens will have you salivating at first sight! Handcrafted truffles, chilli chocolate ganache and mouth-watering pralines do not even begin to describe the yummies on offer! 
Handcrafted chocolates available at McKinley chocolates in Clarens.
 9.       Game viewing on horseback

Follow an old Voortrekker wagon trail as you view zebra, blesbok, springbok and wildebeest on horseback, nothing like a new challenge to bring you and a loved one closer together. The horses are matched to each individual's experience, so beginners are welcome!
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10.   Adventures with Elephants
Truly connect with these magnificent creatures in a unique and intimate, hands-on educational interaction. Share in the guides' in-depth knowledge, take a ride on the elephants' back or even swim with the elephants. For an even more unique experience, try a starlight safari.
11.   L'Abri Farm Shop and Tea Garden

Stroll through the farm shop and load up on preserves and antiques. Enjoy a tranquil visit to the tea garden or even try a beer tasting at the L'Abri Fountain Brewery. A true slice of life of a Limpopo farmer's dream, a great stop to explore when in the area.
Sample some local homemade beer at the
L'abri Fountain  Brewery.
12.   Waterberg Zipline
Calling all adventurous couples! Zig zag through indigenous trees, abundant plant and bird species, wild animals and floral kingdoms – your safety assured, and your enjoyment guaranteed!
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13.   Eat Oysters in Knysna

Renowned as SA's Oyster Capital, a trip to Knysna should include enjoying a plate of ice-cold oysters, coupled with a chilled glass of white wine. There are various restaurants that serve fresh oysters: Tapas & Oysters at Thesen Island Harbour Town; 34 South at the waterfront at the Knysna Quays; The Drydock Food Co. at the Knysna Quays & Sirocco Restaurant at Thesen Harbour Town.
14.   Drink champagne at Plettenvale Estate
Scouted as the future "Champagne District” of South Africa, the "Wine of Origin Plettenberg Bay Region” is now home to award-winning Rose MCC from Plettenvale Boutique Vineyard and Winery. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, and view the wine-making process in action!
15.   Sunset Cruise
Indulge your inner romantic aboard a sunset cruise as you head off towards the Knysna Heads. The lagoon shows off as the sun glistens over the water as you pass on a slow and leisurely, relaxing cruise. Gorgeous!
Book a romantic sunset cruise in Knysna for you and your loved one.
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16.   Ride the golden mile on tandem
Feel the sea breeze blowing through your hair as you ride tandem along the golden mile. Stop for a coffee and spend some quality time together outdoors.
17.   Cooking Class at Fusion Cooking School
Choose your favourite cuisine – Cuban, Mexican or maybe Thai? Rekindle the spark with a hands-on, interactive course and eat your masterpiece! You'll learn up to 7 recipes in this 3-hour class, an experience you can take home as you attempt new recipes in your own kitchen. 
Discover the master chef in you! 

18.   Helicopter ride and picnic on a mountain
Now this one's a real treat! Take a low-flying trip up the Umgeni River Valley, over the Inanda Dam wall and up past Top's Needle to the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Enjoy a picnic in style on top of the plateau, with a 360 ° view of the city, the ocean, the stadium and the valley.
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19.   Lunch at the old station – Cullinan
Enjoy a charming lunch or dinner at this rustic little restaurant, paying homage to the old station and the trains that used to pass. A must visit when spending the day at the old mining town of Cullinan.
 20.   Canoeing at Roodeplaat Dam
Pack a picnic basket and prepare for a day by the dam. Go canoeing on the waters and look out for various bird species surrounding the waters. Get out of the city, or enjoy a break from your resort as you get to know each other whilst canoeing at this popular spot outside Pretoria.
Enjoy the outdoors at Roodeplaat Dam.
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 **Please Note: Information provided here is merely a guideline and TradeUnipoint will take no responsibility should details of various establishments change.
Mon 13 Feb 17