We’ve survived Janu-worry and made it in to February, but with that comes the added pressure of planning Valentine’s Day…

Whether you love it or loath it, in a relationship or single, you can’t deny the fact that it’s there. We’re helping you avoid the stress that unavoidably comes with 14 February with our fab list of things to do in Joburg this Valentine’s Day – and, spoiler alert, they aren’t all just your usual dinner date!

  • From Rome, with love

You can’t go wrong with Italian cuisine and culture, so an 8-course Italian dinner at the splendid SilvaSale Venue at the Wanderers Club in Illovo will give you more than enough brownie points. You’ll be spoilt with delicious food, entertained by street-style performers, get to drink plenty of Prosecco and will leave with little Roman mementos.

When? Friday 16 February

Cost: R485 pp

Bookings essential! Call 011-788-5010 or email marketing@silvasale.co.za

SilvaSale Wanderers Club


  • All aboard the love express

Go all out and really spoil your special someone with a 2-night upmarket train trip to Umhlanga with JB Train Tours. The romantic getaway includes an overnight train trip from Joburg to Durban on an upmarket Premier Classe train, all meals and drinks on the train, one night in a 4-star B&B in Umhlanga, a flight back from Durban to Joburg, all the necessary transfers and more. Yes, you’ll get a wonderful weekend away without having to do any of the planning! Space is limited, so get booking ASAP.

When? 9-11 February or 16-18 February

Cost: R4 400 pps

Book at jbtours.co.za

Premiere class inside a JB Train


  • Stars in your eyes

Why not do something different this year, and head off to a night under the stars? The Wits Planetarium is putting on a special show for Valentine’s Day, showcasing various romantic-themed constellations and scenes. The scene will be set with the perfect music, making this, without a doubt, one super romantic night out.

When? 14 February, 6pm

Cost: R60 pp

For more info, visit www.planetarium.co.za, or visit their Facebook page

Wits Planetarium


  • Let’s go to the movies…

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without an open-air cinema option, and this one is nothing short of special. Enjoy a scrumptious picnic and movie under the stars at the gorgeous Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg… and no, we couldn’t think of a more perfect setting either! There will also be craft beer, craft G&Ts and Prosecco to enjoy.

When? 14 February, from 4-11pm

Cost: R700 per couple

Bookings essential. Email nadia@shepstonegardens.co.za

Shepstone Gardens, Johannesburg


  • Love bites!

Not all of us are lost in a loved-up haze – and we’re quite happy that way (and if we’re not, we’ll never admit it!). Thankfully Tiger’s Milk in Bryanston is bringing us the ultimate anti-love affair… Love Bites. If you’re looking for an incredibly fun night out, this is without a doubt the place to be. There will be some awesome drinks specials, as well as plenty of entertainment, so why not get a bunch of friends together, book a table and have yourself a fab night out?

When? 14 February

For bookings visit their website www.tigersmilk.co.za

Love Bites at Tiger’s Milk in Bryanston

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