Although it is super trendy these days to completely disown Valentine’s Day and pretend that it is only marked by loved up losers, you couldn’t be more wrong.

Life is fast paced and expensive these days, so for many, those romantic weekends away are becoming less and less convenient. If you set aside one special day in your month (or year), to treat yourself and that romantic person in your life to an evening of love, Valentine’s Day should be it. Besides, who cares what anyone else thinks! If celebrating Valentine’s Day is your thing, you should do what makes you happy and spend some time simply enjoying yourself.

Valentine’s Day has interesting origins which date back to the Roman times, and the festival of Lupercalia. The festival was originally a celebration of the coming spring, fertility and in some cases, it was used to pair up partners.

The rise of Christianity saw Lupercalia become St Valentine’s Day as at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I saw the changes through.

Traditionally, the day fell in the middle of February, and over the years, the 14th was adopted as the official day to celebrate love.

What to do this Valentine’s Day?

Trying to think up a few ideas about how you can treat the love of your life this year? We’ve got you covered!

There is no right or wrong way to mark this day, but if you are short on planning time or if you are looking for a few ideas to make the day even more memorable, it doesn’t hurt to read those online lists. Dinners, gift ideas, picnics or simply a special gesture, a little can go a long way.

For Valentine’s Day 2020, Nelspruit Lodge is running a Nelspruit accommodation special, so you can spend the weekend with us where we will set you up in the best accommodation while treating you and your partner to a romantic evening meal and some fun outdoor activities over the weekend.

Not keen on making a whole weekend out of Valentine’s Day? Then why not just make a night of it with an evening meal at one of Nelspruit’s popular restaurants?

Salsa Mexican Grill, Adega Nelspruit, and a few places in White River such as Picasso’s, Gin & Co, Habana 64, and Da Loose Mongoose are all offering specials on the day.

You could also treat your special someone to a memorable gift? Violet & Rose, Ilanga Mall, Riverside Mall and Coral Blooms all have specials running for Valentine’s Day.

For more information and to get few more ideas, you can check out Show Me Nelspruit’s extensive and super helpful guide.

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