Don’t let summer flings and fun end in tears

Summer flings. Summer fun. Hot dates with new flames. Time to show off that expensive handbag, new cellphone or new designer watch to impress the date.  What happens when the fun gets out of hand and one loses or causes damage to any of the valuables?


Insuring your personal valuables, like your sunglasses, clothing and cellphone will give you peace of mind when stepping outdoors this summer. Compare quotes and update your “all risk cover”. This cover insures you for damage or loss to smaller valuable items carried on your person,” says Derek Wilson, Head of At least 8 out of 10 Hippo customers have saved an average of R348* per month by comparing their car and home insurance online.


Here are some suggestions of exciting summer dating activities you can do with the monies you stand to save:


  1. Have a rooftop lunch at a fun summer location such as The Beach in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Cape Royale Sky Bar in Cape Town, or Gino’s Sky Bar in Durban.
  2. Visit a small cultural town for a weekend - as a couple you will have the perfect excuse to be tourist in your own country. Explore the small cultural locations such as Paternoster in the Western Cape, the Namaqualand flower route in the Northern Cape, Port Edward in Kwazulu-Natal, or Maselspoort in the Free State.
  3. Invite other couples over for a braai-off. Summer time is braai time and this traditional pastime is a great way to introduce your summer flame to your friends.
  4. Stay in shape by trying out a new exciting sport such as scuba diving. Take a quick diving course at Andulela in Cape Town, Miracle Waters at Magaliesberg, or Sodwana Bay Lodge in KZN.
  5. Enjoy a picnic with a view at the Krantzkloof Nature reserve in Durban, Zevenwacht Wine Estate in Cape Town, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Gauteng, or Lone Creek Falls in Mpumalanga.


Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427* per month on their car insurance. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).


*Based on a representative market research survey conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates, on behalf of in May 2014.  Risk Profile Dependent.

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