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Valentine's Day Dining & Gift Guide 2015
Updated regularly until Valentine's Day. Enjoy!

 

 
CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
Muldersdrift
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 083-356-2435
Hot-air ballooning over the Cradle of Humankind
Take a hot air balloon ride with Air Ventures over the Cradle of Humankind. These one-hour flights leave from Kloofzicht Lodge, coffee is served on arrival, and champagne after landing. Take a bottle of bubbly along if you feel like having some while enjoying the spectacular view of the heritage site below. Booking is essential. Price: R2000 per person for the classic flight, R 2300 per person for safari flights, and private flights are R6700 per couple for the classic flight and R6900 per couple for the safari flight

THE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE
Rivonia and Naivasha Roads
Sunninghill
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 076-236-2345
Cook a romantic meal together
Wicked Food Cooking School offers a special cooking class for couples on Valentine’s Day (and earlier that week on Friday 13 February). Both classes start at 18:00 in the evening. Included in the price below are delectable foods (contact them for details about the menu), the cooking lesson, sparkling wine and drinks during the evening. The evening promises to be fun-filled and a great bonding experience for couples. Cooking classes are limited, so be sure to book in advance.Price: R950 per couple

HAVE A LAUGH AT PARKER'S COMEDY & JIVE
Montecasino, 1 Monte Casino Boulevard
Silverstar, R28 Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 011-511-0081/2

Laughing is known to be the best medicine. Spice up your Valentine’s Day with a live comedy show. Experience a sophisticated up-market venue whilst stretching back in your chair to the sounds of laughter with your loved one. Local and international comedians come in regularly. Keep an eye out for upcoming functions and events on the website. Shows are held at Montecasino and Silverstar. Doors open at 18:30 and bookings are essential.
Price: R120 per person


SPEND A DAY AT SPARKLING WATERS HEALTH SPA
Rustenburg, roughly one-and-a-half hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 014-535-0000/6, 082-859-4036/7

Treat your partner and yourself to a relaxing day out of town at Sparkling Waters Health Spa. Ask for the Valentine’s Day offer (applicable for the entire month). The spa is an extension of the Sparkling Waters Hotel (3 star), and makes for a lovely treat, especially if you also plan to stay for the night. Sparkling Waters Hotel also has a dinner dance on the Saturday night of the weekend preceding Valentine’s Day. Price: Valentine’s Day special R990 per person (which includes a 30 minute Jacuzzi session, followed by a glass of champagne and relaxing spa treatments)


AN AFTERNOON OR EVENING AT TANGAROA STRAWBERRY FARM
Venue: The farm is near the south-west corner of the Hartebeespoort Dam, ± 50 km from the Dome at Northgate
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 082 503 5996 or 012 207 1116

Have a romantic picnic on the banks of a beautiful dam and watch ducks swim past while you enjoy the sunset at the Tangaroa Strawberry Farm. Tangaroa Strawberry Farm has various picnic basket specials to choose from (last orders are taken on 6 February) and also offers spa treatments. There are two picnic sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Booking is essential. Note that strawberries are not in season, but the outing still promises a farm feeling and escape from the city. Also note that visitors that bring their own picnic baskets require picnic bands for entry. Price: Variable, according to the different picnic basket specials. The De Luxe basket costs R490 (for 2 people), the Gourmet basket costs R595 (for 2 people), and other options are also available. You also have choice of spa treatment specials.


GO TO THE JOHANNESBURG ZOO
Corner of Jan Smuts and Upper Park Drive in Parkview
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 646-2000

This is the classic outing romanticised by Hollywood and makes for a great day trip. Kids will also be entertained. Take a nice long stroll, have an ice cream, and learn about the animal world. The zoo is open from 08:30 to 17:30 weekdays and weekends, with last entries being at 16:00. Price: R65 per adult (age 13 and above), R40 for senior citizens and kids (12 and younger)


HORSE RIDING , QUAD BIKING & PICNICS
Saddle Creek Ranch Farm, Hartebeesfontein Road
Hekpoort
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 079 467 9906/7

Spend the day riding horses, quad bikes and enjoy a tasty picnic platter with a bottle of sparkling wine in the Magaliesburg Mountains. A bouquet of flowers and chocolates are also included in the adventure. Saddle Creek Ranch are also offering a second Valentine’s Day package, which includes horse riding, quad biking and go karting. Booking is essential.
Price: R700 to R850 per person


DINE & DANCE
Montecasino, Fourways
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 011 511 0505

For a frivolous night out in the city, go dining and dancing at Cantare in Montecasino. They’ve got a set menu specials for the evening, live music and a dance floor. (There are three sittings on Valentine’s Day – 20:00 is fully booked, but at time of publishing the 12:30 and 16:30 options were still available.) Price: R390 per person


GO ICE-SKATING AT FESTIVAL MALL OR NORTHGATE
Venue: Festival Mall corner CR Swart Drive and Kelvin Street, Kempton Park and Northgate Mall, c/o Norththumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 011 394 6702 (Festival Mall) and 011 794 8706 (Northgate)

This is a fun option both for those in Kempton Park (Festival Mall) and in Johannesburg (Northgate Shopping Centre) – and with the high summer temperatures, a golden opportunity to cool down in style. Kids will also enjoy this outing. There are two ice-skating sessions, from 10:00 to 17:00 and from 19:30 to 22:30. Price: R80 entrance fee, including skate hire, at both ice rinks (Northgate’s ice rink has a half-price Tuesday special for only R40, including skate hire. Both have a Sunday Night Madness special, when you pay R45 for the evening, including skate hire).


GO TO THE JOHANNESBURG ZOO
Venue: Festival Mall corner CR Swart Drive and Kelvin Street, Kempton Park and Northgate Mall, c/o Norththumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tel: (27) 646-2000

This is the classic outing romanticised by Hollywood and makes for a great day trip. Kids will also be entertained. Take a nice long stroll, have an ice cream, and learn about the animal world. The zoo is open from 08:30 to 17:30 weekdays and weekends, with last entries being at 16:00. Price: R65 per adult (age 13 and above), R40 for senior citizens and kids (12 and younger)


 

 

CHOCOLATE & GIFTS

Visit the JoburgSnob Chocolates page for a comprehensive list of the best Chocolate Stores in town.
THE BEST CHOCOLATE STORES

Best Jewelry & Watch Stores in Johannesburg
Visit the Best Jewelry & Watch Stores for an Exclusive selection of fine Jewelry & Watches for Valentine's day.


CAKES & DESSERTS

Visit the JoburgSnob Bakeries page for a comprehensive list of the best bakeries in town.
THE BEST BAKERY LIST

FLOWERS

Visit one of our Snob approved flower shops for a classic gift this Valentine's Day.
THE FLOWER SHOPS


ROMANTIC VACATIONS

Etihad Airways Luxurious Diamond First Class



Treat your Valentine, and yourself, to a well-deserved getaway, Snob style. Etihad Airways has redefined luxury air travel with its new first class suite, which was awarded as the best at the World Trade Awards in 2009. The new cabin contains 12 individual suites, designed to provide first class passengers with more privacy, greater comfort and increased storage. The first class suite includes an 80.5 inch fully flat bed, 23 inch personal TV/Video screen, a personal beverage department, in-seat massager, changing rooms and much more.



 

 

 


Valentine's Day Restaurant & Gift Guide of Johannesburg, South Africa.


  Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Please call to verify before arrival.

 

 

 

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