Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the City of Gold

February 05, 2019

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s time to think of ways to treat your special someone to a special date. We have a few options in and around Joburg sure to ignite the romance during the month of love …

Book a romantic Valentine’s Day-themed dinner

Few things are more intimate than a delicious dinner for two. Many top restaurants run specials on Valentine’s Day that will ensure a memorable evening. Don’t forget to book!


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Luce restaurant in the Southern Sun Hyde Park, Sandton is offering a five-course tasting menu to delight the taste buds. You’ll even receive a special gift! The offer is only valid for Valentine’s Day itself, so don’t miss out.  

If you’re looking for something a bit more decadent, 54 on Bath in Rosebank has devised packages that include a delicious dinner at Level Four restaurant, an overnight or weekend stay at the hotel, a romantic turndown service and special gift and breakfast the following day. If that’s a bit too much, you can also opt just for the romantic dinner.


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For something a little more laid-back, the Misty Hills Country Hotel in Muldersdrift will be hosting a romantic picnic on the lawn andan outdoor movie. Otherwise you can also enjoy a five-course dinner at the Summerhouse Restaurant.

Opt for something unusual to get your heart racing

For something a little different, swap your formal wear with activewear and hit the road. The Hot 91.9FM Valentine’s Night Race in Randburg is a 10km race with a romantic twist: live music en route and a “candle-lit mile”. At the finish line, there will be a post-race party with big prizes up for grabs for the best dressed.


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The Run Zone Valentine’s Lazer Light Trail Run at Randpark Golf Club promises to be another fun event. There are 8km and 5km options, and both runners and walkers are invited to join in. The trail is lit up by laser lights and prizes will also be awarded for the best-dressed runners.

Cuddle up at an outdoor cinema

Instead of sitting in a stuffy movie theatre, snuggle up to your loved one on a beautifully manicured lawn watching a classic romantic movie.

Trés Jolie country estate in Ruimsig will be screening the time-travel fantasy About Time in its garden under the stars the day after Valentine’s Day. Bring pillows and blankets for complete comfort. The full restaurant menu will also be available to enjoy in the picnic setting.


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On Saturday 16 February, Riversands Farm Village in Fourways will host Valentine’s Movies in the Park, a marathon outdoor event where four movies will be screened successively from 2.30pm to late at night. There will be food vendors, a bar, and activities for kids.

Fly solo if you’re single and ready to mingle

Not everyone has a Valentine, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the festivities.

Story Party True Dating Stories, an award-winning show that has toured more than 50 countries, has professional storytellers narrate true dating stories that will make your toes curl. The event is great to enjoy with friends for a laugh, or just to get insight into other people’s romantic lives.

Come ready with your own stories, as guests are invited to write down their own experiences to be shared at future events (anonymously, of course).

If you’re looking for a potential Valentine, sign up for Musical Speed Dating at the Chicago’s Piano Bar in Fourways. The evening promises to to be filled with laughter and mingling. Who knows, you may even meet a potential beau?

Why not turn the day into a weekend celebration?

Extend your date night into a luxurious,relaxing long weekend. We’ll even organise the whole experience for you! Book your trip through Mango’s Travel Packages for great deals and even better getaways. Don’t miss out on our weekly specials for major savings.

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