Don't know what to do on Valentine's Day? We've got you

2018-02-11 00:00
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If you’re Valentine’s Day averse, you might need to turn the page. This week, Phumlani S Langa gives us the best suggestions on where to take that special someone. Remember, it doesn’t have to be your bae because Valentine’s Day is about showing love to friends and family too!



Valentine’s Healthy Dinner

Jackson’s Real Food Market

February 14, 6.30pm

R395 at

One needs to stay mindful of one’s physique around V-day.

Keep it healthy with a nutritious three-course meal that should be sure to spark the fire of romance.


Valentine’s Dinner – Three Course Set Menu

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton

February 14, 7pm

Tickets R880 at

The Radisson is by no means a bad venue for a little rendezvous with your boo. Try this set menu out for size and let me know how it goes.


Valentine’s Picnic Under The Stars

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

February 14, starts 6pm

R25 to R50 at

This is more like it if you ask me – simple and sincere. Mother nature will provide the backdrop and all you need bring is a picnic blanket. Bring the kids along if you like, to relax and toast to love with the sounds of Teddy Pendergrass and Celine Dion in the background.



Railways Café Valentine’s Dinner

5 Main Road, 0157 Centurion, Irene

February 14, 6pm

R500 per couple. Secure one of 30 couples’ seats at

Expect a lovely setting, wine, a three-course cuisine and a complimentary gift awaiting you on the table. They have decked out the booths of the café with flowers, candles and crystal lights. Dreamy, right?


Valentine’s Carvery

Café Artiste, Brooklyn Theatre

February 14, 5pm

R129 per head. Phone 086 177 7807 to make a reservation

The whole family is welcome to partake in this evening of good food and a relaxed vibe.


Valentine’s Dine and Stay

Kievits Kroon, Reier Road, Kameeldrift East

February 14, 2pm

Tickets R3 820 to R4 180 at

This right here is for the lavish lovers. Not just a dinner, but an overnight outing at an up-market hotel. Enjoy a seven-course dinner, wine pairing, a romantic turn down, fine accommodation and a breakfast the morning after.



Night Picnic and Outdoor Movie Screening

Ubuntu Kraal, Orlando West

February 14, 5.30pm

R100 to R1 050 at

A picnic and movie are a classic Valentine’s Day date. Watch this screening under the stars of Soweto. The thought is inviting.


Zithande Girls Valentine’s Celebrations

White City Lounge, Mphuti Street

February 17, 4pm

R200 entrance

So, if you arrive wearing some killer heels and they turn out to be the best looking pair on the night, you may win a prize. Not only that, but the entrance fee covers you for a bottle of wine, five ciders or five beers. Should be quite lit. But alas, no men are allowed in the lounge before 7pm.


Throwback Chillout Run-In

Icon Soweto, Pimville

February 11, 1pm

Ladies free entrance until 5pm

Roll up for a day of jamming. This is a good opportunity to maybe get the attention of someone special for Valentine’s Day or to simply dance your stress away. The sound of DJ Switch and a host of other party-starting deejays should hold you down.


Delvera Valentine’s Hike

Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm

February 14, 4.30pm

R150 per person at

You know we’re big about staying active, but nobody said you have to go through the pains of getting in shape by yourself. Order a delicious picnic and hike to the top of Klapmutskop to view the sunset, where a glass of bubbly will be served at the top of the mountain. You can make this a family affair because friends and family are welcome too.


Felix Hlophe – Be My Valentine

Cinema Nouveau, Gateway, Umhlanga

February 14, 7pm

R180 at

This one could work for a V-Day date because a spot of humour can be romantic. Even if you are single, a good laugh can be just what is needed to get you through the day of love.


Underground Comedy

The Winston Pub, Clark Road, Umbilo

February 14, 8pm

Entrance R20 to R30 at the door

Described as “uncouth, unsavoury and undeniably funny”, this weekly event features local talent on the rise. Catch a laugh with your date or laugh off not having one.

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