It’s that time of the year again, Cupid’s favourite day is fast approaching which means love is in the air. This month of love, it’s time to show your loved ones (and your country) some extra love. Do not worry this February, Sho’t Left has got your back. Whether you have a bae, a bestie or a favourite Gogo, this is the time to show them some love with a little adventure or relaxed experience. The best part is, you don’t have to search far and wide, there’s always a Sho’t Left near you.
While candle-lit dinners, chocolate and roses are usually everyone’s staple romantic move, there are numerous other ways to celebrate love. This Month of Love let’s switch things up and gift experiences to create lasting memories – choose bushes over bouquets, beaches over balloons and views over flowers. Every relationship is unique, and there are so many wonderful ways you can make those you love feel special within your budget.
A wide array of accessible, affordable, safe experiences, activities and intimate getaway options are available right here in Mzansi that are sure to make those dear to you swoon. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Gauteng is home to a variety of rooftop restaurants that offer not only delicious cuisine but also spectacular views. From the lively cityscape of Johannesburg to the serene greenery of Pretoria, where you can enjoy an array of breathtaking landscapes. Some of the most popular rooftop restaurants in Gauteng include The Living Room in Maboneng, where guests can indulge in organic cuisine while taking in stunning panoramic views of the city.
Go and explore your love in Gauteng with these activities:
- Go paddle boarding and kayaking with your squad at Pretoria’s mock beach
- Experience a romantic self-drive safari in Krugersdorp
- Take the family on a lovely dinner cruise in Vanderbijlpark
Showcasing natural springs, cliffs and indigenous trees like the famously thick baobab, Limpopo is tranquil and intimate, making it the perfect place for a chilled staycation. There are more than 50 reserves and numerous game drives.
Feel immersed by nature with your favourite person in Limpopo with these activities:
Often referred to as one of the most unbelievably beautiful places in Mzansi, Mpumalanga is dripping with gorgeous geographical diversity. This province is also home to the world-famous Kruger National Park, which boasts the most extensive diversity of wildlife in Mzansi.
Intimate activities to indulge in:
- Enjoy a walking safari
Go glamping on the doorstep of the Kruger KwaZulu-Natal
Known for its superb beaches, sunny weather, and incredible mountains. KZN also boasts a busy city life along with its beautiful scenery.
Adventurous things to do in KZN:
- Get wet and wild at Ushaka Marine World
- Fly over Moses Mabhiba Stadium with a sky car
- Experience an exciting Zipline while overlooking the Karloff Forest
Whether you are a budget-conscious traveller or have extra cash to spend. The Western Cape has various activities, places, and beaches to choose from that will make you feel loved.
Spoil your friends or family Western Cape:
- Feel your pulse racing during a shark cage dive
- Get your heart pumping with the Table Mountain Abseil
- Raise a glass to love at a luxurious wine-tasting experience
Are you and your person nature lovers? This province brags with secluded lagoons, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches.
Here are some nature experiences in the Eastern Cape:
- Awaken your inner adventurer with a one-hour Segway in Tsitsikamma
- Check into a deluxe room at a private, premium game reserve
Most accommodation options in the Northern Cape showcase breathtaking views of the luscious Northern Cape bush. It is also known for its diamond mines and sparse density, making it an excellent place for a peaceful escape with your significant other.
Dreamy things to do in Northern Cape:
Home to Hartbeespoort Dam, with exciting attractions such as the Upside Down House, Little Paris and a Lion Park, North West is known for its tranquillity. This province is also home to, Sun City Resort and wildlife destinations.
Family fun activities to enjoy in North West:
- Get a world-class view of Harties with a drink in your hand at the cableway
- Experience the Valley of Waves in Sun City
The Free State boasts abundant natural beauty with farmlands and quirky dispersed towns.
Explore your love for one another in the Free State with these activities:
- Choose a road trip to Vaaldam Water front Getaway over a romcom
Whether you’re craving a bush picnic, adventurous escape, city break or coastal getaway – Mzansi has it all. Now, what are you waiting for? Go check out the daily deals suited for your pocket and book your baecation or staycation now! Celebrate your love this month right here at home and #TravelWiseMzansi. It’s your country. Enjoy it!