Romance on the Water

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11 Top-Selling Experiences That Beat a Hot Tub Hands Down

shutterstock_160221770Few things spice up a romance quite like close quarters, lack of clothing, and warm water, which is why a hot tub is often included in most date night ideas. Add some romantic lighting, refreshments, and music and you’re all set. But let’s be honest, even the most hopeless romantics become a bit bored with old-lady fingers (from being in the water for so long) and yearn for something a little more exciting.

The Bucket List Genie has searched all corners of South Africa for the most romantic water-based date ideas to spice up your love-life and to help you connect one-on-one with the love of your life. After all, nothing bonds two people quite like a shared experience.

Luxury Cruises for Two

Experience our fabulous Table Bay Cruise & Lunch package at Cape Town’s top destination – The Waterfront. Set off on a cruise of Table Bay with a unique view of Table Mountain and Cape Town’s skyline, followed by a sumptuous lunch at one of the Waterfront’s finest restaurant establishments offering exceptional food and ambiance. Or, if you choose to make the most of your morning in preparation for a night on the town, book a VIP Table Bay Champagne Sunset Cruise, followed by a sumptuous dinner in one of the Waterfront’s finest restaurants.

Looking for a romantic and extravagant proposal idea, an excellent date night idea to celebrate a special event, or a pleasurable way to spend an afternoon? Look no further than a Table Bay Sailing & Fine Dining Lunch for Two experience – it’s an absolute must for your bucket list! You will set sail from the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a scenic cruise of Table Bay’s blue waters, taking in spectacular views of the Mother City’s skyline and the majestic Table Mountain. Afterwards, you will enjoy a taste celebration of the Cape’s rich culinary heritage at Reuben’s in the One&Only Hotel in Cape Town.

Scenic Boat Trips

Enjoy the lavish houses of the hidden estates and the picturesque Magaliesberg Mountain Range from CPL_116a unique perspective as the water laps under the boat, and watch as the birds fly overhead and the fish jump from below… This Sunday Lunch Cruise on Harties includes drinks and delectable gourmet snacks. The ultimate relaxing experience!

Experience an awesome one hour boat trip in and around the V&A Waterfront harbour and along the Atlantic Seaboard, followed by Cape Town city sightseeing by bus with this Best of Cape Town Tour. Hopping on and off at your leisure, you have the opportunity to create your very own personalized Cape Town city experience. This is by far the best way to see our Mother City time and time again.

Low-Key, High-Romance Gondola Rides

Now you can experience South Africa’s very own Venice in Durban with a romantic gondola ride. For this unusual treat, you will embark on a 30 minute long ride down the canal. The Magical Night Time Gondola Ride is perfect for a birthday, date night, or just because. For something even more romantic, such as a proposal, book the Ultimate Gondola ride, which includes a romantic gondola ride with all the trimmings, including rose petals scattered inside the gondola, a delectable picnic basket for two, Venetian masks to add mystery (you can take them home!), a message-in-a-bottle to surprise your love and photos.

Adrenaline Day Time Date

river_raftingAt the top of most adventure seekers’ bucket lists, is White Water Rafting. Get wet, wild and wonderful with your love in this experience that takes you into one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa – Kleinmond. Surrounded by towering mountains and breathtaking scenery in this World Heritage Site which stimulates all your senses.

Exquisite Picnics By the Water

Treat yourself to a gourmet beach picnic for two, packed in a large box and secured with a ribbon to include biodegradable plates and wooden cutlery. Your box will be delivered to a beach of your choice. Your beach picnic menu will include crispy breads, pate, dips, savoury crackers, cheeses, homemade fruit preserves, smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, cold meats, fresh garden salad, delectable dessert, fruit, chocolate, water and juice.

Our Gourmet Romantic Picnic is set in a tranquil spot next to the Crocodile River on a double mattress with pillows and throws under a Caribbean umbrella. Watch abundant bird life while you enjoy our delicious cuisine and enjoy the beautiful river view.

Bath Under the Stars

Spend a night under the glittering ceiling of the Milky Way. The Open Air Star Suite is the glamping star_suite_001experience of a lifetime. The star suite is a beautifully secluded location, where it will only be you and your significant other for the night. Completely devoid of modern trappings, the star suite offers the ultimate comfort and relaxation. Soak in the outdoor bath at sunset or enjoy a refreshing shower overlooking the magnificent sunrise in the morning.

Are you ready to wow your love? Head on over to Celestial Gifts and book your experience today!

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