7 Affordable Valentine’s Day Ideas

The perfect Valentine’s Day can be a bit overwhelming. So we decided to step in as a loyal wingman and help you sweep your loved one off their feet.

Here are our 7 affordable Valentine’s Day ideas.


1. Go on a food/drink tour 

These days we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to tours.

A great Valentine’s Day idea is to go on a wine or brewery tasting tour with your loved one.

There are a variety of wine estates and breweries to choose from.

Tripadvisor has a few ideas to get you started.

You get to experience new blends that you probably wouldn’t order at a bar. It’s the perfect opportunity get to bond, laugh and have a unique experience while being with the one you love.  

2. Go on an adventurous taco tour 

There’s been a bit of tacos explosion over the past few years, and with good reason, they’re awesome!

If you’re in the mood for a real adventure this could be interesting.

Find a few taco spots and plan a route in advance. That way you get to try tacos from different spots and hopefully experience new restaurants along the way.

To make things affordable and romantic, only order one portion at each restaurant and share it.

Food24 have you sorted with all the best spots around the country.

3. A picnic in the park 

If you’re in the mood to take things easy and keep it chilled, a casual day in the park is a perfect Valentine’s Day idea.

Spending a day with your loved one under the blue sky enjoying a picnic is a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day.

It’s romantic and affordable.

Feeling adventurous?

4. Go on a ghost tour 

For those who feel like doing something different, keeping each other safe this Valentine’s Day could be fun.

There are a bunch on ghost tours around South Africa.

If you’re in the mood for something scary, you should defiantly check out these scary spots around South Africa.

This might be unusual, but if you’re the adventurous type, why not.

5. Go hiking 

In the mood for an outdoors adventure? Go on a hiking trail.

South Africa is well known for its great hikes.  

Here’s a list of great hiking trails around the country.

Hikes are very affordable and there are hiking trails for everyone. No matter your experience.

For those wanting the full experience, some trails even offer abseiling, slacklining and mountain biking activities.

Feeling romantic 

6. Make a romantic time-capsule

This Valentine’s Day idea is for the die-hard romantic.

Write notes for each other and take photos of the time you spent together for this Valentine’s Day.

Decorate a little box and add everything in there. And hide the box in a secure place. This could be in a safe box or you can bury it underground.

Reopen the box months or years later and reminisce about where you were then.

7. Sundowners with your loved one 

For the classic romantic.

Take your loved one to a romantic spot for sundowners.

If you’re in Johannesburg you can go to Northcliff Koppies, Cape Town has Signal Hill and Durban has the beach.

Take some wine and snacks for your sundowner’s date and start your night with the ultimate romantic gift.  

Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have a great time spending Valentine’s Day with the person you love.

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