Three date night ideas that will never go wrong!

Jean and I make a point of having a date night once a month (at least). Whether that means we go for dinner, see a movie, or snuggle in bed while binge-watching a new series on Netflix – a date is a date, and it’s always amazing spending quality time together after a long week.

If you are looking for something special to do with the one you love, but are stumped for an idea you think they will like, here is my list of three things I would like to do and have done with my girlfriend:


DateFactory provides couples with a large selection of boxes containing mystery items that aim to help those couples who are stuck in a rut, don’t have enough time to spoil each other, or simply lack creativity, have the perfect date night without the stress if having to plan it from scratch.

Taking the hassle out of planning your own date, DateFactory releases a number of new boxes with different theme every month, continuously expanding their options while keeping the dates both creative and original.

An example of a Date Factory box packaging

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Although the contents of each box is not disclosed (who doesn’t like a surprise after all?), couples are guaranteed to get ‘something good, something food and something for the mood’ in every box! (The only thing that will not be included are any perishables).

Jean found this idea, and said that we should order one of the DateFactory boxes and enjoy a picnic on our lawn in summer, and I couldn’t think of anything more perfect! Although I am sure there are many other venues you can enjoy this treat box.

We have not tried this out yet but if you have, please let us know about your experience in the comment section below!

Ster Kinekor Cine Prestige

Taking luxury viewing to a whole new level, Ster Kinekor Cine Prestige at Cavendish Square is quite possibly the most amazing theatre I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Rows of red leather lazyboy chairs in the cinema

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Think large-than-life, lazyboy leather chairs that recline, an in-seat service where you can order food before your movie starts (you can choose from a number of delicious platters and beverages), and access to an exclusive VIP lounge where Prestige ticket holders can relax before their movie starts, it really is a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience!

Enjoy the lap of luxury with the one you love, snack on delicious eats and kick-back – literally – while indulging in one of the latest blockbusters.

Enjoy a Burger from Woodies

I am a big foodie, big, so Jean knows that taking me out for a good meal is a winner every timeMy favourite date night food is either pizza or a really good burger, and when I tell Jean it’s time for burger date night, she knows exactly where I want to go!

Woodies burger with melted cheese and onions

Image Credit: Claire Henderson

The best burger joint in Cape Town – in my opinion – is Woodies. Situated at Market on the Wharf at the V&A Waterfront, Woodies offers up a short but delicious menu of burgers, with an option for every taste.

My personal favourite is their TCC, loaded with mozzarella, cheddar, lettuce, onions, tomato and gherkins. Jean’s favourite on the other hand is The Tropicana, and is loaded with chargrilled pineapple, mozzarella, cheddar, lettuce, onions, tomato and gherkins – yum!

Date nights are increasingly important in this day and age, as they give you the opportunity to spend quality time with the love of your life – away from technological devices and the stresses from our daily lives.

Don’t keep putting off this precious time together, once you start spending these dedicated nights in each other’s company you will not only feel closer to each other, but your relationship and the love you have for each will strengthen and grow!

Do you have a regular date night? If so, what do you and your partner do together? I would love to know!

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  • Reply Mardene Carr

    Date nights are great especially for couples with kids. Sometimes couples with kids forget to take time out for each other

    August 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply rain

    I love the date night concept. I repped a company that did something similar. I think it’s fun and different and definitely something that couples who enjoy game nights would probably love.

    August 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply peace kairu

    I am not a big fun of burgers but this might have just turned me into a big fan 🙂

    August 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Nicole Escat

    Because I love foods, I will definitely enjoy that burger!

    August 10, 2016 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    My husband and I need to make more of an effort to go on date nights. It is so hard with three kids. Those boxes look fun!

    August 10, 2016 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    Love these date night ideas. They never should be missed especially if you have kids. You should always set aside time with your husband and these ideas are really awesome!

    August 10, 2016 at 6:58 am
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      I agree, Elizabeth! It’s so important to have some time alone with your partner. Thank you!

      August 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Claudette

    Three fantastic ideas – now I need to find a date to do them with! 🙂

    August 10, 2016 at 2:21 am
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Claudette, these ideas can easily be enjoyed with your best friend too!

      August 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    Great date night ideas! I will be using these 🙂

    August 10, 2016 at 1:38 am
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Fabulous, Crystal. I hope you enjoy them all!

      August 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Michele

    I might even go to movies more often if the theaters near me had those seats!

    August 10, 2016 at 1:19 am
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      They are the most comfortable seats my bum has ever had the pleasure to sit on! They truly make a special evening with your partner even more special!

      August 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Carol

    I think Date NIghts are a great way to keep the sizzle in a marriage. Your great local ideas can be adapted to anywhere, really.

    August 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      I couldn’t agree more, Carol.

      August 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Sue T

    I’ve been to that theater with those oh-I-don’t-want-to-stand-up-anymore LazyBoys, and Yes, I felt like Beyonce watching a flix with JayZ right in my own room. What’s cool here is that feel of exclusivity and uh, affluence. Well, I’d like this for date night!

    August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      I don’t think I could have described the feeling of sitting in one of those seats any better! Total and utter bliss.

      August 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    We have a theater like that which we often do a date night at. We love it.

    August 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      I am so glad to hear that Jessica.

      August 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Andrea van Wyk

    These sound like fun! You should check out some of the movies I review on to watch at Prestige.

    August 9, 2016 at 10:11 am
    • Reply Momina Arif

      Had me at the burger!

      August 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Oooh, thank you Andrea I will do that!

      August 10, 2016 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Tendai

    Great ideas. I’ve always been keen to keep up with this as hubby travels a lot. I have seen Date Factory but not subscribed, also wanting to see reviews first.

    August 9, 2016 at 10:07 am
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      So far, the things I have read are only good. I think we both need to order one Tendai!

      August 10, 2016 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Andreea Sandu

    We try to have regular date nights too and tomorrow is one of them! We’re going to see a musical and probably have some wine when we get back home <3

    August 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      That’s fantastic, I am so glad to hear it. How was your date night? I hope it was spectacular.

      August 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Michelle Delgado

    These are all really great ideas. I love the idea of date nights. Oh, that burger looks

    August 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      I am a big foodie, and it takes something spectacular to make me go back to a restaurant again. So I think the fact that we regularly visit Woodies for a burger speaks volumes – they really are the best burgers I have ever tasted! 🙂

      August 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Love these ideas!!! Wish we had a theater like that where I am 🙂 I love the idea of the date boxes, I just haven’t figured out which one to sign up for!

    August 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      There are so many boxes available it is so hard to choose. But when you find the right one, they are totally worth the wait!

      August 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm

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