Valentine's Day 2018: How to spoil bae across SA

Cape Town - With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's time to celebrate love with your significant other. 

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However, for those who will be spending the day searching for their significant other, don't let your open heart make you a victim. According to an African News Agency report, South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) has identified the MOD of scammers as those who "typically seek out individuals who are older than 50, either single or in difficult relationships, looking for romance". 

So be alert, and keep scammer at bay: "They entice a prospective date with endearing messages that make the victim feel loved. This is the technique that inspires trust and leads the perpetrator to ask for a gift, money or a favour of some kind. In many situations, the person will promise a meeting, but this never materialises." 

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Now on to the fun part, how to spend Valentine's Day around Mzansi  - take your pick. 

Cape Town 

While a bubble bath may be the last thing on your mind if you are in the Western Cape, there are many ways to make this day special. 

Is bae a chocolate addict? The LINDT Chocolate Boutique & Studio Concept Store at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District, is offering LINDT valentine theme chocolate-making classes to young and old. 

This may be the sweetest treat possible and you get to take your creations home with you. You can book here.

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The Indaba Hotel is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance event where couples get to choose from three packages:

- dinner and dancing

 - dinner and dancing with an overnight stay

 - An overnight stay with an additional spa visit. 

During dinner, guests will be treated to a five-course meal and ladies will be given a single red rose to kick off the night. For guests staying overnight, don’t be surprised to return to your room and find rose petals on your bed and a romantic champagne breakfast for two for the following morning. Click here for more info.

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For lovers in the Durbs, The Oyster Box Hotel on Umhlanga Rock’s beachfront has plenty of options to wow your date. The hotel is hosting its own Valentine’s dinner dance. It is the perfect excuse to dress up in your finest  and enjoy a six-course menu before hitting the dance floor.

Not to mention, it would be an additional plus to book a room at the hotel for a convenient spoil to a cosy bedroom after a night of dancing and more dancing - if you know what we talking about *wink-wink*

ALSO SEE: SA Insider: Rock out the weeekend in Durbs

Port Elizabeth

Want to do something unique this Valentine’s Day? Why not hop on your car and go watch a movie with your loved one at the Drive-In Movie Theatre at Something Good Roadhouse? 

The movie, Pretty Woman will start at 20:30. For more information please contact Dianne on 0652686140 or email

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