Best First Date Ideas in Limpopo
Polokwane means “place of safety” and it’s a very tourist friendly city. The city has more public sculptures per capita than anywhere else in South Africa. Just like anywhere in South Africa, Polokwane offers loads of interesting date ideas. Forget the boring restaurant outings, there is so much more to this city than eating out.
The Tropic of Capricorn
The Tropic of Capricorn marks the southern boundary of the tropics. It is also the furthest point south where the sun can be seen directly overhead at noon. The tropic of Capricorn monument is situated between beautiful mountains and bushveld. It’s a bit of a drive but worth a visit if you’re looking for a first date that’s a bit of an adventure and from which you’ll actually learn something. Image attribution
Dating Sites in Polokwane
Romance and fine dining go together like strawberries and cream. Basil’s Fine Dining restaurant offers a fantastic a la carte menu and is one of just two restaurants in Limpopo which has been awarded with the acclaimed Chaine des Rotisseurs” French award. A modern and sophisticated dining experience which is perfect for new couples or long-term couples looking for something a little bit different. It’s open from 19:00 Monday to Saturday . It’s located at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort which houses lions and hyenas and other wild life. If you want to make a weekend of it, book a stay in the hotel and see some of the animals on the ranch. Image source
Bird and Reptile Park
One of the biggest attractions in Polokwane is the Bird and Reptile Park. It is one of the biggest municipal reserves in South Africa. There are over 280 bird species in the resorts and loads of snakes, lizards and crocodiles. It’s not exactly white river rafting into the big unknown, but it certainly is something a little bit different. If you’ve got the time or inclination, there are many picnic spots at the resort too. Pack a lovely lunch and dine out on the grass with your lover.
Polokwane Game Reserve
Ten minutes from the city centre is the Polokwane Game Reserve. The reserve covers 3250 hectares and is one of the largest in south Africa. The gamepark offers beautiful bushveld which houses 52 game species. White rhinos, sable antelope and giraffe all roam freely and there are over 200 bird species to boot. You will need a whole day to meander through the reserve and enjoy lunch at lovely picnic site. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even opt to go mountain biking, hiking or take a trail on horseback. There’s even overnight accommodation available in the form of self-catering chalets.