5 Cheap & cheerful date ideas for fun-loving South Africans

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there’s no more need for romance for the rest of the year. At Libertine Consultants, we realise that it can be a little tough to treat your partner to some quality time if your budget is tight. Fortunately, we know of a few ways to enjoy a fun and affordable date without breaking the bank.

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Here are five of our favourite cheap & cheerful date ideas for fun-loving South Africans:

Walk & talk

Get up early, lace up your trainers and enjoy a sunrise hike along a safe route in your vicinity. Pack a thermos with hot tea or coffee and some killer sandwiches to enjoy when you’ve completed the route and worked up an appetite.

Be your own tour guide

Be a tourist in your own town or city! Make your way to your tourism office to find out about heritage walking routes you can do. In Cape Town, for instance, you can take yourself to no less than 22 spots of historical significance in and around the V&A Waterfront alone. Best of all – you can see it all for FREE by grabbing a map at the Information Centre and following it at your own pace.

Check out your community calendar

Support your local community by attending concerts, markets and other events. Even the smallest town has a school concert every now and again. Dress up and make an occasion of it! Pack some snacks and have a little picnic afterwards.

Be a little childish

Just because you’re all grown up, it doesn’t mean you don’t get to act like a kid every now and then. Set the scene for an afternoon of child-like amusement by indulging in all your favourite childhood treats with your partner. Light a fire to braai marshmallows, put out the sprinkler and run through it, blow bubbles, fly a kite or simply lie on the grass and tell secrets while you gaze up at the sky.

Get creative in the kitchen

Cooking together can be loads of fun, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive ingredients either. Gather all the bits and bobs you have left in the fridge and food cupboard and challenge yourselves to make something tasty. Even if it ends up being a bit of a fail, you’ll still be spending time together doing something creative.

These are just a few of the fun things you can get up to without placing undue strain on your budget. Keep your eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more helpful advice on managing your finances like a pro in 2019. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to a Libertine Consultants representative to learn more about credit services or debt services.

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