Where are my lovebirds at? Our amazing Ballito has so much to offer to express and build your love for each other.

Have you heard of the 2.2.2 rule? Every two weeks you go out, may it be dinner or an activity, every two months you have a weekend away and then every two years you go on a big trip. This rule is perfect for busy couples and for the not-so-busy couples and it helps to keep “the flame burning”. I have created a so-called “bucket list” of dates and weekend stays to get you started, all here in our hometown!

Date Ideas

The word “date” means, “A social or romantic appointment or engagement that can be spent however one would like it to be spent”. From my perspective, as a woman, men tend to struggle with date ideas. Don’t get me wrong – I’m very indecisive myself! So, I live for Pinterest date ideas to help a girl out. However, once I did some searching, I found some great places around Ballito and started a list of dates to do.


  • Sunrise coffee date at Concha
  • Breakfast date at Zara’s Café
  • Look at Ballito from above in a microlight flight
  • Lunch date at Kuta Kola
  • Pizza date from Olive and Pesto
  • Sushi date at Ocean Basket
  • Ice cream date at Scoop
  • Wine and picnic date at The Social Oak
  • A curated beach picnic by Blush events
  • Gin date at Alchemy
  • Beer tasting at Robson’s
  • Sundowners at Sunset Bar
  • Romantic dinner at  Fiamma Grill

Weekend Stays

Whether you are a busy couple or not, you both deserve time away to focus solely on your relationship and love for each other. Our hometown boasts many luxurious stays that you can escape to for a weekend, so enjoy a lovely stay at any of these places and express your love for each other.


Coco de Mer

Take a luxurious, modern, Afro-Bali theme getaway, situated in a natural eco-forest within close proximity to the warm tropical Indian Ocean, and you’ve got Coco de Mer. Indulge in a delicious Italian dish at their Fiamma Grill restaurant or get pampered at their in-house spa. They offer seven sea-facing suites, six forest-view suites and five family suites that have been architecturally designed to offer unique perspectives, each with its own private balcony.


La Perle

Escape to a luxury retreat in the heart of Ballito. Imagine relaxing by the pool with a delicious cocktail, whilst listening to the sounds of the ocean in the distance. La Perle’s 15 suites are beautifully decorated to allow you to make yourself at home easily. The suites are luxurious and air-conditioned, perfect for the KwaZulu-Natal summers, and rates are on a bed-and-breakfast basis, so you’ll always get a nutritional breakfast.


Canelands Beach Club & Spa

With 180-degree views over the ocean and the sound of waves crashing metres away, you’ll enter a world of utter tranquillity with your loved one at Canelands. Lounge around their pool soaking in the long stretches of beach and ocean or enjoy a lovely meal at their Two Shrimps restaurant. They offer 10 modern, chic and comfortable bedrooms, with the Superior rooms offering incredible sea views.


Words by: Kai Coates