The month of love is here! For all you lovebirds looking for something different to do this Valentine’s day, head to the Midlands for an exciting day out. Instead of the usual ‘dinner and a movie’ date night, make this year different by making a day out of; get out and enjoy a fun-filled day in the country air. The Midlands Meander is a perfect choice; whether it be your first date, first year or 35th year of marriage- there is something for everyone.
Your Valentine’s Day Midlands Meander Guide
We have compiled a guideline for the ideal Valentine’s day, as well as our recommendations to help your planning process. Visit our blog for more tips on planning your itinerary.
Begin your day with a traditional country breakfast at one of the many quaint restaurants scattered around the area. Enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings as you sip on your coffee and chat about the day ahead. Start the day off right with a fresh farm-to-table breakfast.
Recommendations: Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop, Yellowwood Café, The Truth Café @ The Capture Site.
Ease into the day with some leisurely shopping at a few of the many craft shops that the Midlands Meander has to offer. Lose yourselves in the art, jewellery and home décor available for purchase- maybe even buy your significant other something special to take home as a keepsake from your special day.
Recommendations: Spiral Blue, Taste Buds Farmstall, The Ugly Duckling, The Ruby Orchard.
Nothing bonds two people together more than trying a new activity together. Fortunately, the Midlands is filled with plenty of unique activities to try with your partner, guaranteed to bring laughs and special memories. Opt for an afternoon fishing or a more thrilling experience zip-lining above the trees.
Recommendations: Karkloof Canopy Tours, The Nelson Mandela Museum, Chocolate Dipping, Wine tasting at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa or Beer Tasting at Nottingham Road Brewery Company.
Treat yourself to another farm-to-table meal at one of the many tasty spots that you can visit for lunch. Reflect on your morning from a laidback outdoor table and indulge in the most divine countryside specialities filled with goodness from local produce.
Recommendations: Bierfassl Restaurant and Pub, Artisan Pizzeria, Caversham Mill Restaurant, Linga Lapa
It is always sad when an exciting and anticipated day comes to an end. Why not make your visit a weekend getaway? If you are eyeing a variety of activities, craft stores and restaurants, why not extend your stay by checking into one of the many hotels and B&B’s situated in the area. Watch the sunset over a still dam while you braai, or treat yourself to another meal out at the on-site restaurant or nearby. Then do it all again!
Recommendations: Otters Den Self-Catering Cottages, ANEW Hilton Hotel, Qambathi Mountain Lodge, Rockwood Lodges
Spend Your Valentine’s Day in the Midlands
Use our recommendations or visit our website to plan your own exciting Valentine’s day. With so many things to see and do, we guarantee a romantic day that you won’t soon forget. Contact our office should you have any questions or queries regarding our meander routes.