Hello Joburg! Can you believe that it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2017? I hope that this year has been full of growth and transformation, and that 2018 will see your relationships become even stronger. This is my last date night ideas post for Joburg this year but I’ll be back at it next year, so sit tight. Until then… here are some fun things to do together this November. Whatever you choose to do, do it with love.
I have recommended this before for a date night at home but I’m going to recommend it again because with Christmas coming up (for some) and the weather getting warmer, this is your perfect way to spend a special date night together with The Love Box. Seriously, if you want to have a romantic night together in the comfort of your own home without having to think about it too much or do anything but buy a box online…then this is for you. It comes with a candle to set the mood, massage oil to engage in some loving touch and relaxation ;), chocolate to nibble on, The Duchess drinks to sip on, lip balm to get those lips ready, chocolate body scrub to lather each other up with in the shower (unless your man is hairy in which case he can lather you up ), conversation starter cards to get the conversation going and a voucher booklet fro some vouchers to be redeemed from each other at any point. Sounds good right??? Well, you can buy your Love Box right here…best you get yours soon before they sell out!
The Great Eastern Food Bar
If you’re looking for something laid back and intimate, head to The Great Eastern Food Bar for some quality Asian-inspired cooking in an ambient environment. The restaurant specialises in dim sum, steamed buns and ramen dishes, all designed to share.
ChewMe’s Fine Dining Experience (2nd November)
Who doesn’t enjoy being wined and dined? ChewMe invites you to dress up in your best black tie and enjoy a five-course meal in the heart of Soweto at Morara Wine & Spirits Emporium. Tickets are R615 including wine, or R535 without.
Lexi’s Dinner on the Deck ~ Summer Menu (16th November)
Plant-based chef Lexi Monzeglio will be preparing a five-course tasting menu at Jackson’s Real Food Market, demonstrating the many ways that gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan dishes can be enjoyed. Tickets are R395 per head and a cash bar will be available throughout the night.
Couples Weekend Away at Vaalnest Boutique Hotel
Need a weekend away for just the two of you? This four-star boutique hotel is located in the quaint town of Vaal Marina (just off the Vaal Dam) and offers a romantic weekend package with everything you need to rekindle and reconnect with your partner. Included in the package is a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a luxury room and a R150 dining voucher. You’ll also be treated to a cruise on the Vaal Dam accompanied by a snack basket and a bottle of wine.
Overnight Spa Package at Glenburn
Pamper, relax and bask in each other’s company at the Glenburn Spa in Muldersdrift. This package includes garden suite accommodation for one night, as well as dinner, breakfast and a spa lunch. You’ll also be able to indulge in four hours of pampering at the spa where you can enjoy a Swedish massage and make use of the jacuzzi with candles, sparkling wine and chocolate truffles to set the scene.
Valverde Eco Hotel (special)
This eco-conscious and country-inspired hotel is running a great special for you to cash in on this month. For R800 per person, you can both enjoy a night in the Flower Suit with a three-course dinner at the Salsa Verde Restaurant as well as breakfast.
Barry Hilton Live Comedy (8th November)
Sometimes the best date nights are those that are really fun and casual. So sit back and be prepared to giggle because South Africa’s comedy great Barry Hilton is performing at Parkers Comedy and Jive this November. Tickets are R150 per person.
OneSight Acoustics – Desmond and the Tutus at Goodluck Bar (10th November)
If you and your significant other enjoy live music, this is a show not to be missed. Plus, you can top up your ticket to support OneSight’s mission to eradicate the global vision crisis.
Johnny Clegg & Friends – Final Concert (11th November)
The iconic South African musician Johnny Clegg will be doing a special once-off performance at the Ticketpro Dome, alongside popular local acts like Prime Circle, DJ Kent, Karen Zoid and Parlotones to name a few. Tickets range from R250 to R775.
Dinner for Night of 1000 Drawings (16th of November)
Celebrate creativity at the Night of 1000 Drawings. This charity event brings you an evening of art performances and exhibitions to entrance and inspire. A full restaurant service will be dishing out delicious platters to share and there will also be a bar where guests can purchase drinks. All in all, it sounds like a really fun night. Tickets are R100.
Rock of Ages (17th – 30th November)
Get down to Gold Reef City to enjoy a show set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987. Rock of Ages tells a story of a city-boy and small-town girl with big dreams who inevitably fall in love. You’ll also be treated to big band performances of hit classics from history’s greatest rock ‘n rollers.
Chefs table with Krone at Cafe Del Sol (29th November)
Wine-loving couples rejoice. This may just be the perfect date night for you. For R850 per head, you can treat yourselves to a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Duiker, paired with a series of special vintages including RD Krone MCC, The Phoenix Prestive Cuvee, Brut Rose, Brut and Night Nectar Demi.
The Social – Music & Food Festival (24th November)
Get into party mode because this music and food festival is bringing the festivities to Val Bonne Country Estate, featuring the world-famous house DJ NOIR from Belgium. The event aims to showcase the best in electronic dance music and food truck dining with some of Gauteng’s most loved food trucks and vendors on site to keep your stomachs happy. Tickets range from R100 to R200.