February is known around the world as the month of love because somewhere in between leap years and summer vacations comes a very special day – Valentine’s Day.
Some might argue that contrived romance isn’t romance at all, but we adore the idea of a day set aside each year to celebrate love. What could be more worthy?
Love and romance mean different things to different people, but we believe that there is a way for every couple to enjoy Valentine’s Day in a way that feels authentic to who they are as a duo. It doesn’t have to be all red roses and chocolate boxes, although that’s a wonderful treat at any time of year!
So, forget the expectations, and see it rather as a select opportunity to treat your other half, or perhaps a beloved family member, for all the wonderful things they do for you. We all love receiving gifts, but gifts don’t have to be things.
Here is a list of things-free gifting ideas for those based in Knysna over Valentine’s Day.
Activity-Based Valentine’s Presents
Quality time spent making memories together is a priceless gift.
A Turbine Spa Voucher
Treat your beloved to a relaxing spa day at our award-winning Turbine Spa.
Spoil your Valentine with a massage, facial or mani/pedi. Our extensive menu has something to suit every personality.
The best part of this Valentine’s present is that it can be a treat to yourself as well! Our Couple’s Connect Pamper Package is a 3-hour session in which you can simply bliss out and be together.
Browse our full spa menu here
If you like what you see, purchase a spa gift voucher online and prepare for a romantic day out!
Specials at Island Café
If you’re a foodie couple, you couldn’t ask for a more romantic setting than our in-house eatery, Island Café, on the canals of Thesen Island.
On Valentine’s Day we will be running two specials. For the early risers there will be a breakfast special of blueberry flapjacks (with all the toppings) for only R95. For the ultimate date night, we’ve also curated a beautiful sit-down dinner with live music by Marike to set the scene for a fabulous night out with your other half.
To learn more about these offerings, click here.
What could be more romantic than a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon?
This experience makes for a wonderful Valentine’s present and can be enjoyed by both partners or as part of a group.
Pop into The Water Club just across the road from our hotel (TH36 Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Island, Knysna) and select an option from their extensive excursion menu.
A Romantic Getaway
For those really looking to go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day, The Turbine has a special accommodation offer just for you!
For the night of 14 February only, we are running a curated Valentine’s Day Accommodation Special that includes your accommodation, breakfast and a beautiful dinner for two.
T’s & C’s apply, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Browse all our accommodation options here.
Picnic By The Lagoon
A classic for a reason!
Put together a special hamper for you and your Valentine and take them on a scenic picnic date beside the Knysna Lagoon.
(Or overlooking the Knysna Heads if you’d like to take it slightly further afield.)
There’s something about a beautiful view, cosy blanket and a basket full of delicious treats that remains timeless.
Choose Your Valentine’s Present
For even more ideas, take a look at one of our older blog posts,‘Things To Do In Knysna For Couples’.
At the end of the day, true romantics know that “romance” simply means: I’ve been thinking about you.
We hope you feel all the love this February!
Stay With Us
For a romantic couples holiday in Knysna, consider The Turbine Hotel & Spa, a luxury 5-star property right on the waterways of Thesen Island.
We look forward to welcoming you to Thesen Island and showing you all that The Garden Route has to offer!