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Top 5 Date Activities to Steal His Heart

romantic_horseback_adventureMen enjoy dating women with whom they can be themselves. Sometimes, we can mistake the fact that they enjoy our company for a lack of imagination. Let’s be honest, most of us can attend so many rugby matches, parties with their friends, and watch them play GTA for so many hours before we friendzone them.

What we don’t realise is that it’s actually a compliment when a guy wants us around to do the things he does in his day-to-day life. It means he enjoys your company. And companionship is very important for men looking for a relationship with The One.

So if your guy is a catch, you can show him just how much fun you can have outside of the daily humdrum. Whether you’re a progressive woman asking a new guy out on a first date, or you’d like to rekindle the flame of romance with your hubby of twenty years, these top date picks for men have been shown to tick all the right boxes.

5 Top Date Picks for Men

Men enjoy adventure and food (in no particular order) and these packages provide that, along with quadvery_nice_odxe-gmsome romance. They provide great opportunities for the two of you to connect while spending quality time together.

  1. The Ultimate Adventure Date & Picnic for Two features horseback riding, quad biking, a spa treatment, and champagne picnic.
  2. Horse Ride & Romantic Picnic for Two at Hekpoort is a great day of fun and sun, complete with horseback ride and picnic in the bushveld.
  3. Adventure Combo-Day for Two is a good way to show off your inner tomboy to your adventurous man. After a horseback ride, you’ll have an opportunity to whip him on the outdoor quad bike dirt tracks, before seeing what Cupid has in store for you two during an archery session.
  4. Steam Train Experience for Two will create a setting of old world romance. Escape into history with the Atlantic Rail on a return trip from Cape Town to Simon’s Town.
  5. Segway Vineyard Glide & Picnic for Two at the world renowned Spier wine farm offers a great escape from the concrete jungle. Zip around the vineyards on a Segway before enjoying a delectable picnic on a lush lawn underneath a shady tree.

There you have it! Beautifully balanced date experiences that you will both enjoy.

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Bucket List Genie’s Top Picks for Dinner

Looking for a spectacular date night idea that combines adventure, relaxation or romance with delicious food? The Bucket List Genie has it all sussed out just for you! Check out these amazing options.

Mangwanani Moonlight Night Spa & Dinner for Two

Whether you’re in Cape Town, Joburg, or Durban, Mangwanani offers a magical night of relaxation starting shutterstock_315154148with snacks and cocktails on arrival, followed by three decadent treatments in a relaxing atmosphere, with African drums and singing as your soundtrack. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious dinner, rounded off with chocolate and Amarula.

Helicopter Flight, Cruise & Dinner for Two

Don’t look any further for the most romantic proposal idea! This experience will start with a sunset helicopter flight from V&A Waterfront to Clifton, followed by a laid-back sailing experience complete with champagne or a cocktail. When you return to the docks, you will head to one of the three top restaurants in the Waterfront – Greek Fisherman, Meloncino or City Grill – for a superb three-course dinner.

Cape Wheel VIP Experience & Fine Dining Dinner for Two

Enjoy a classic romantic date night with scenic revolutions on the Cape Wheel, which overlooks the Cape Town City skyline, Cape Town Stadium, Table Mountain, the Paarl Mountains and Robben Island.

FireAfterwards, enjoy a delectable set menu dinner at Reubens in the One & Only Hotel.

Private Dinner in the Dark with Fire Dancing for Two

Enjoy an exclusive, private fine dining experience on a deck overlooking the Crocodile River while a fire dancer provides entertainment between courses. The unusual combination of fire, the sound of the water below, and decadent food is bound to inspire passion and romance.

Dinner in the Sky for One

Do you feel like walking on the clouds when you’re around your date? Now you can restore the equilibrium slightly by enjoying a dinner in the sky instead of in an ordinary restaurant. The hoisted table is about 60 metres above the ground, and caters to only 22 guests per event.

Celestial Gifts Experiences satisfies your craving for adventure while keeping the body nourished. We promise that with our extensive offering, you will never hunger for more!

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Bucket List Genie’s Top Picks for Lunch

experience-71092642Looking for a really unique way to enjoy a leisurely lunch? You know that you can trust the Bucket List Genie’s top picks. Tried and tested, these experiences promise to tickle your taste buds and satisfy your hunger for adventure at the same time. Let’s tuck in!

 

Chocolate Tasting & Lunch for Two

Etiquette is important for the ‘ladies who lunch’, right? Well, this exciting experience at Casalinga Restaurant offers a very important experience: it teaches you proper chocolate tasting etiquette, and as a bonus, how to truly appreciate your chocolate so that it doesn’t disappear so very fast. As a bonus, you will have the opportunity to choose a “Spoil Me” box of truffles to take home.

Then, you will tuck into a plated meal of delicious Italian pasta, salad and homemade breads.

Flight Simulator, Intro Flight & Lunch for One

Now you don’t need any piloting experience to fly a fully accredited flight simulator! That’s right! After spending some time learning the ropes in the simulator, you will spend some time overlooking the runways from the air conditioned viewing deck. Lunch will consist of pizza of your choice.

Since safety is paramount, you will get to tour the Fire and Rescue Services and the Air Traffic Control Tower Serenity_One-35_c2s3-j7before boarding a 30-minute introductory flight aboard a real Cessna 172.

Table Bay Sail & Lunch for Two

Overlook the Cape Town’s skyline and Table Mountain from a different perspective aboard a boat on the magnificent Table Bay. When you return to the docks, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at one of the three most sought after restaurants in the V&A Waterfront.

Sunday Lunch Cruise for Two

Board this magical Sunday Lunch Cruise and enjoy a two-hour buffet on the Hartbeespoort Dam while taking in the splendour of the surroundings from a unique vantage point.

Helicopter Safari With Elephant Encounter & Lunch for Two

Elephant_Safari_FlightThis truly special experience starts at the Krugersdorp Airport where you will board a helicopter, which will fly you to a game lodge near Hartbeespoort Dam for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with an elephant.

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to marvel in the splendour of the flight across Gauteng’s diverse landscape and the elephant experience while grabbing a quick lunch before heading back to your waiting helicopter.

These once-in-a-lifetime lunch experiences were created to ensure memories that will make a lasting impression and our carefully selected operators are committed to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.

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Bucket List Genie’s Top Picks for Breakfast

dinner in the sky 7You’ve heard it: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. They also say that you should “breakfast like a king” – well, with these unique experiences, you can combine an activity from your bucket list with a good meal that will sustain your inner adventurer.

 

Champagne Breakfast in the Sky for One | Randburg

Why wait until ‘the boeing is over’ when you can go meet it halfway? Well, not exactly halfway… but when your table is raised 60 metres above the ground, you have the perfect excuse to tuck into a full breakfast with fruits, muesli, yogurt, muffins, bacon and eggs while sipping on a glass of bubbly.

Rose Garden Breakfast for Two | PTA

Nestled in a fairytale rose garden on the Ludwig’s Rose Farm, you will find the loveliest little restaurant that serves a range of scrumptious breakfasts using the freshest local ingredients, and offers delectable rosy Private_Hot_Air_Balloon_2treats, such as rose vinegar, rosehip chutney, rose fudge and rose jam.

Hot Air Balloon Winelands Flight & Breakfast for Two | Cape Winelands

The adventure of a hot air balloon flight over the winelands is sure to spark the appetite! When you’re back on solid ground, you will be taken to Joostenberg Bistro for an incredible taste sensation.

Jazz Brunch for Two | CPT

If you’re a fan of a lie in on a Sunday, you can miss the breakfast rush and head out for a Jazz Brunch buffet. Choose your favourites from tables laden with bacon, eggs, cheese & biscuits, and everything in between!

Fotolia_84876928_Subscription_Monthly_XXLEnjoy your meal while reading your complimentary newspaper, and sipping on your welcome bubbly.

Horseback Cattle Drive & Cowboy Breakfast | PTA

If you’ve always had a fantasy of becoming a cowboy or cowgirl, you now have an opportunity to to make it a reality. During this 4-hour adventure, you will have the opportunity to round up cattle on horseback before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

If these options worked up your appetite, follow the links and book your breakfast experience right now!

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Make Memories with Our Next Level Cinema Experiences

Cinema_2A movie is the quintessential classic date night idea that has stood the test of time since the dawn of the big screen. Ideal for a first date when both parties are shy, but would love to spend some time together, it becomes a part of “what we do” as couples. Even after years, few things are as lovely as curling up in front of the screen and watching a story unfold while we enjoy movie snacks.

But the movie date-night experience has evolved significantly since the days of drive-ins and snogging in the back row of a dark cinema. Today, we have mind-blowingly romantic ideas for movie night. Here are a few samples:

Romantic Indoor Cinema Picnic for Two: The team will set up a makeshift movie screen against a blank wall at your home and hook you up with a movie. Your personalised picnic basket will be delivered and set up along with a soft picnic blanket, scatter cushions, rose petals and soft drinks on ice. Let’s not forget the fairy-lights, marshmallows, popcorn and candyfloss, because no picnic is complete without that! It’s the perfect banquet on a blanket!

Overnight Open Air Cinema & Supper Picnic for Two – Head to the Grand Daddy Hotel’s Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema, which is set among seven vintage Airstream trailers on the hotel’s rooftop grand_daddy_001for a truly retro experience. You’ll receive a welcome drink, a bag of sweets and popcorn and a picnic basket (meat -beef or chicken -, vegetarian, or halal) including samoosas, spring rolls, skinny fries and a dipping sauce.

VIP Moonlight Cinema & Picnic for Two – Re-imagine the magic of an old-school date night with our one-of-a-kind Peckish Picnic & VIP Open Air Cinema experience for two at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Your peckish picnic will be delivered to you ahead of your exclusive experiences (complete with blankets, chocolates, and pillows), which is limited to eight couples per screening.

Overnight Dinner & Private Cinema for Two – Escape from the elements and opt for a private cinema experience for two at the Twelve Apostles Hotel. After a delectable gourmet dinner in the Azure restaurant, enjoy a blockbuster movie in the private cinema before retiring to your luxurious Classic room. Be sure to enjoy the hotel’s legendary English breakfast before you head home in the morning.

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Take Your Adrenaline Junkie to the Hot Rally Track

Action_06Do you or someone you know have a need for speed? If so, we have the perfect adrenaline experience to get the adrenaline flowing and the heart racing. There are four options to match your level of experience and your tolerance for speed.

Set in the bushveld in the North West Province, your rally driving school facilitator will brief you on what you can expect. Once you have been thoroughly prepared, you will be ready for your chosen experience. You can choose from one of the following four packages:

Daytime Rally Hotseat Experience: You will be strapped into a powerful rally car for a medium-paced drive around a part of the specialist rally stage with a professional rally driver. Just when you start thinking that it’s not that scary, the professional rally driver will show you what real rally driving is all about.

Nighttime Rally Hotseat Experience: The nighttime drive is the same as the daytime ride, but more exciting – because it is dark.

Daytime Rally Self-Drive Experience: The passionate facilitators will introduce you to the art of IMG15_uq1f-pv (1)driving, and rallying as a sport during the briefing. You will learn more about rally car behaviour, drivelines and the do’s and don’ts of rally driving. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to speed across the bushveld before you’re given the opportunity to progress to the Special Stage where you will drive at high speed on a road you don’t know. You will only have your navigator yelling instructions at machine-gun tempo. Can you keep your cool and prove that you’re a rally star?

Nighttime Rally Self-Drive Experience: Just like the daytime self-drive, but it’s at night, which adds even more adventure.

The briefing alone is money well spent – especially the Pace Notes, which – if you pay attention – will ensure that you drive like a pro by the time you finally put pedal to the metal.

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New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

DSC_9792-2According to Statistic Brain, forty-one percent of people usually make New Year’s Resolutions and 72% of them last through the first week. However, almost half of them never succeed in sticking with their resolutions past the six month mark. Many common resolutions include eating healthier, losing weight, making better financial decisions, exercising more, doing more good deeds and finding a better job. Part of the reason why it is so hard to maintain those resolutions, is because they tend to be the things we put off, because they are so difficult.

DSC_0625_kij2-epHowever, 6.3% of people resolved to “do more fun things”. The Bucket List Genie is all for doing more fun things, because fun makes us happy, and when we are happy, we do more of what makes life exciting. Everything else then tends to fall into place as we chase our bliss.

Speaking of fun things, we’ve put together a line up of awesome bucket list experiences to activate the fun factor for 2018.

Winelands Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two – Up, up, up and away! Float away in a basket with a bright balloon above you and the majestic winelands below as you enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

Picnic on the Cape Wheel – Snack on a peckish picnic for two in a private pod, complete with chocolates and a cooler basket to keep as you enjoy eight revolutions on the Cape Wheel. It’s the perfect date idea when for when you only have a few moments to steal during lunch time, or as part of another date IMG15_uq1f-pv (1)experience.

Night Time Rally HotSeat Experience – If you like feeling adrenaline course through your veins, this high-speed rally driving experience in the bushveld will get your heart pumping with excitement.

Sexy Clifton Yacht Party – Do you envy those candid paparazzi shots of celebs partying aboard yachts in exotic locations? Well, now you can get the first hand experience while making the beachgoers jealous. Celestial Gifts in association with Original Mason’s Cocktail Spritzers will be hosting a series of Sexy Clifton Yacht Parties aboard the exquisite Serenity One.

Helicopter Flight for One – This is probably on everyone’s bucket list. This quick helicopter flip is the perfect experience for first-timers and it gives you a unique aerial perspective as you soar across the skies before landing back at the Krugersdorp airport.

shutterstock_206747197Find these (and other) exciting bucket list experiences at Celestial Gifts and make 2018 your most exciting year yet!

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Reignite Passion with These Unique Overnight Escapes

There comes a time in any romantic relationship where you’ve done everything together, and you need to find new and exciting ways to keep the old flame burning hot.

At the beginning of the courting process, there’s the movies, the dinners, the picnics and the weekends away. It’s all very exciting and romantic while you get to know your new love, but after a while, you both yearn for something a little different – more exciting…

Unless you have a couples bucket list, you may be at a loss for new and exciting adventures to keep the passion strong. Let us show you how you can add a little twist to an age-old favourite – the overnight stay – to keep the romance alive and well. cave_suite_008

Sleep in a Cave Suite with Star Gazing for Two

Grab your Tarzan (or Jane) and head over to Kagga Kamma, where you can spend the night in a natural sandstone cave, skillfully integrated in the natural sandstone formations. Don’t worry – there will be no bats or snakes, as each cave is equipped with all the amenities and home comforts you need to make you feel at home.

While you’re there, be sure to sign up for a star gazing experience, because Kagga Kamma’s dark skies provide spectacular views of not only the stars and moon, planets and satellites, but also of deep sky objects, such as the Hercules Globular Cluster and the Whirlpool Galaxy.

Luxury Houseboat Experience

More of a Popeye fan? Then you won’t go wrong with an overnight stay in a luxurious houseboat on the12065915_10153751651475996_8890913748086747895_n Vaal. Equipped with everything you need to enjoy a memorable stay, you might mistake the houseboat for a deluxe hotel suite floating on the water. Enjoy a sunset braai on the top deck as you cruise along the gentle Vaal river, where pristine natural scenery is interspersed with dramatic estates, or sip on something refreshing under the starry skies. This is the ultimate breakaway from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Overnight Rooftop Trailer Park Experience for Two

If you can’t get away from the city for more than a night, escape into a different world, which is only a vintage elevator ride away, at the top of the Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street, Cape Town.

grand_daddy_009The rooftop is home to a luxurious trailer park, consisting of seven aluminum vintage Airstream trailers, each with unique decor and spectacular views of the surrounding cityscapes.

Unique, memorable romantic experiences are within your reach. Speak to the Bucket List Genie today about a getaway that suits your mood and your pocket.

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5 Bucket List Experiences In Cape Town

The Mother City is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, as it continues to win awards and receive accolades every year. With so much to see, taste, and experience, it can be hard to choose your favourite activities. However, the Bucket List Genie and her team sat down to brainstorm, and in the process came up with our top 5 Best Bucket List Experiences in Cape Town. Here they are, in no particular order:

Harley Davidson Pillion Experience

If you enjoy feeling the wind in your hair as you experience the beautiful scenery in and around Cape Town, you must add the Harley Davidson Pillion Experience to your bucket list. Book your city slicker bike ride and feel cool cruising the busy streets or perhaps a ride into the country to enjoy some spectacular scenery and a quiet lunch somewhere interesting.

Helicopter Flight, Cruise & Dinner for TwoMG_0742

This amazing three-in-one experience is perfect for a really special late afternoon date or proposal idea. It includes a sunset helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront towards Clifton, followed by dinner at one of the Waterfront’s top three restaurants. Book now to avoid disappointment – as this bucket list experience is hugely popular! – and you’ll be sipping on a cocktail or glass of champagne as you enjoy the beautiful sunset, so typical of the Cape in no time.

Tandem Paraglide Flight

Talking about the wind in your hair, you can now experience the ultimate high with Cape Town’s most exhilarating adventure sport – tandem paragliding. Enjoy the amazing landscapes, mountain views and sparkling blue ocean as you glide slowly and almost horizontally through the air. Be brave and say “yes!” to optional aerobatics just before landing.

Private_Hot_Air_Balloon_2Hot Air Balloon Flight & Breakfast for Two

Enjoy the Winelands with this hour-long Hot Air Balloon Flight & Breakfast for Two, complete with sparkling wine and breakfast, a flight certificate and photo.

Xtreme Flyboard Adventure for One

Imagine having a water jetpack attached to your own personal watercraft (WPC or flyboard), which allows you to soar up to ten metres above the water before diving down into the ocean. This awesome and exhilarating watersport is now available to you through Celestial Gifts.

Whether you are looking for low-key relaxation, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, or high adrenaline adventures, Cape Town offers it all. Book your bucket list adventures through Celestial Gifts today!

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Romantic Date Night Ideas To Start The Festive Season

It’s that time of the year when we have to come up with gift ideas for all our loved ones. What do you give your significant other who has it all? You may not find a gift greater than your love, but we’ve put together a list of romantic date night ideas that will show your love, and give you an opportunity to enjoy some quality time together before the festive rush is in full swing. After all, time spent with your love is the greatest gift of all.

Romantic Sunset Snack & Champagne Cruise – If you live in Gauteng, a romantic sunset champagne and snack cruise on Hartbeespoort Dam is just perfect.

Romantic Cooking Evening – Foodies looking for a date night with a difference will love our Romantic Cooking Evening.

Dinner in the Sky – Make a lasting impression by treating your love to dinner in the sky.

Date Night for Two at Lombardy Hotel – Escape to the tranquility of the Lombardy Hotel for a date night complete with dinner and breakfast.

Magical Gondola Ride – Take a break from the hustle and bustle of movies and restaurants and head out on a magical gondola ride in Durban, along the Point Waterfront Canal as you take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery.

Now there is no reason to settle for the mundane when you have these magnificent options at your disposal! Book your romantic date night today to kick off the festive season.

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