Destination: Romance with TravelStart

With the longest month behind us, we are rewarded with 28 days of love this February. In the good ol’ days, a compilation CD consisting of KC & Jojo, Blackstreet and Brian MckNight was all a girl needed to make her weak at the knees. Additions to the “love bundle” included of either a box of Cadbury chocolates or bag of Beacon Quality Street. If you were extra in the 90s you would add a single stem red rose to seal the deal. Years later these vintage gift giving ideas are not exactly instagrammable as we’ve become a generation of living large and partying larger. So if the old school way of celebrating your partner no longer appeals to you then I’ve got you covered this 2018.

Here are my top 3 romantic cities in South Africa

1. Cape Town
Born and breed in the Mother City, it is no surprise that I would choose my homeground as my first choice. Cape Town is booming with interesting places to visit and tantalising places to eat. With incredible savings on flights, why not splurge a little and book an overnight stay at the Silo Hotel in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Embrace the arts and culture the Zeitz Mocca has to offer or enjoy a night of pampering at the infamous Silo Spa.

Not based in the Mother City, NO PROBLEM! With TravelStart offering cheap flights to Cape Town you can now have your cake and eat it too!

Cable Car Trip up Table Mountain at Sunset
Helicopter Tour at the V&A Waterfront

Destination: Romance with TravelStart

2. Durban
My first plane ride was to Durban with my family back in the early 2000s. I remember spending every single day a uShaka Marine World and enjoying the local cuisine. The people are friendly, the weather is sweet and there’s literally an experience on every street.

Durbs has so much to offer beyond the warm beaches and tropical climate and at the top of the list has got to be the Roma Revolving Restaurant. The italian dishes will transport you straight to the streets of Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence. What sets this restaurant apart from others is the 360 degree view from the 32 story building. End your night with drinks in the sky by heading one floor up for a nightcap at Gino’s.

Fine dining aboard Durbans floating restaurant, La Vue

Destination: Romance with TravelStart

3. Johannesburg
JHB, the city that never sleeps. Jozie is known for its lavish restaurants and booming nightlife. Break away from the norm and take your significant other on a ride they won’t easily forget. Your heart will skip a beat as you enjoy views from above the treetops. Upon touchdown you’re transported to a scenic location to toast to love and life.

Mangwanani Moonlight Night Spa and Dinner
Romantic Cooking Evening

Destination: Romance with TravelStart

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