It’s spring time and there’s plenty to see and do in and around Joburg. So, make sure you and your other half put some time aside to spend together and do something special this month. Whether that means trying something new or staying in and just enjoying each other’s company. If you are planning on going out though, here are some date night ideas to suit every budget. Enjoy!
Make a video of the two of you telling your story of how you met. Don’t rehearse it, the more spontaneous it is, the better. Your kids and you will enjoy watching it many years from now. (For more date night ideas at home, head on over here)
Three-course dinner at Katzy’s in Rosebank
For R335 per person, you can enjoy a three-course meal at The Grillhouse (Katzy’ sister restaurant). Live bands perform five nights a week, and the dress code is smart casual. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, there is no cover charge.
Food & Wine Makers Dinner with Thelema Wines (6th September)
Bring in the Spring with an evening at Thelema Wines. Feast on their new Spring menu paired with fine wines and accompanied by live music. A R250 deposit is required per table.
Weekend Special at Houghton Estate Boutique Hotel
If you’re looking to getaway for the weekend, this luxury hotel may be just the place. It’s located 20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and boasts a tranquil outdoor area where guests can lounge by the pool. This special deal includes 20% off the hotel’s non-alcoholic bar as well as breakfast and a welcome drink upon arrival.
Romantic Celebration Package at the Four Seasons Hotel
Specifically created for couples, this premium package sets the stage for a night of romance and elegance. It includes a memorable dinner (at the View or Flames restaurant), sparkling wine and a chocolate truffle and macaron selection delivered straight to your room. In the morning, you and your loved one can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and check-out late.
80s Party at The Good Luck Bar (2nd September)
What about a trip down memory lane for date night? If you and your partner are itching to put on your dancing shoes, this 80s themed party may be the place for you. You can expect all the classics from bands like Depeche Mode, The Clash, The Cure, R.E.M and more. Entrance is R80 at the door.
Tango Tuesdays (5th September)
On the first Tuesday of every month, CHE Argentine Grill brings you a steamy evening of Tango. Drop in for a Tango lesson along with a set menu including starters and a main.
It’s Personal Picnic (9th September)
Spring is the perfect time to have a picnic and this sought-after music and gourmet food festival experience lets you do it in style. The venue is Val Bonne Country Estate which offers picturesque views of the surrounding dams nestled among the trees. The line-up features an international headliner by the name of Dahu as well as ten local acts. And for R900, you can buy a Love Bird Package which includes two festival tickets and a picnic basket of your choice.
The Parlotones at Rivonia Barnyard (27th September)
The world-famous band will be performing at The Barnyard Theatre as part of their “Here, There & Everywhere” tour. Tickets are R200 per person.
Outdoor Movie Night (1st September)
The Africa Sky Cinema brings you another outdoor screening in the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. Bring your own picnic blanket and snack basket, and cuddle up together as you watch The Neverending Story and The Perfect Wave.
Spring Day Night Market (1st September)
The Bedfordview Night Market promises an evening of cocktails, food, crafts and entertainment. Try sampling one of the new summer cocktails that will be available or take your time browsing a wide range of food and craft stalls.
City Camping (16th September)
If you’re keen on doing something out-the-box for date night this month, why not spend an evening camping on the Main Street Life Rooftop in Maboneng? This urban campout will feature a night market and braai, movies under the stars, sunrise yoga and more. All in all, it sounds like a really fun thing to do for a date night with a difference.
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