V-Day plans, sorted

Whether your other half loves the glitz and glamour of a fancy night on the town, or prefers to keep it calm and quiet with an intimate activity, we’ve rounded up some of the best ideas for you.


Written by: Alexander Brand


Impress the one that you love by planning something that they’ll truly enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Here are our suggestions for fun and romantic things to do in Jo’burg, Cape Town and Durban.


1. Marble Restaurant, Rosebank

Treat your love to a culinary adventure at Marble Restaurant in Rosebank. This sophisticated eatery boasts a modern interior, impeccable service, and a menu showcasing the finest South African produce.
Marble Restaurant 


2. The 11th Floor, Bedfordview

Aurum is Johannesburg’s sundowner haven atop the Hyatt Regency. With panoramic views and a chic atmosphere, it’s the ideal spot to unwind, watch the sunset, and enjoy drinks and eats with friends.
The 11th Floor


3. Artistry, Sandton

Get your groove on at Artistry, Sandton’s newest hotspot, owned by local musical maestro, J’Something. This vibrant space combines a restaurant, bar, and comedy club, making it the perfect spot for a fun and memorable night out.
This Is Artistry

Cape Town

1. Signal Hill, Green Point (Free entry)

Pack a picnic basket, throw on a chic sundowner outfit (think crisp linen shirts and chinos) and head to Signal Hill for an unforgettable sunset. Spread out your blanket, pop open a bottle of bubbly, and watch the city light up as the sun dips below the horizon. Bonus points for serenading your love with Khalid’s tunes on a portable speaker!


2. Clay Café, Hout Bay

If a day-time outing is more your thing, unleash your inner artist at Hout Bay’s Clay Café. Make pottery together, share a laugh (and maybe a few accidental smudges), and enjoy a delicious lunch with a view. This unique experience is perfect for couples who love to try new things and create memories together.
Clay Cafe


3. Nobu at One&Only, V&A Waterfront

Impress your Valentine with a night of fine dining at Nobu, the V&A Waterfront’s crown jewel. Dress to the nines in a crisp suit and sip sake as you savour Nobu’s renowned Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine. Reserve a table overlooking the harbour for an extra touch of romance.
Nobu, Cape Town



1. Signature Restaurant, Umhlanga

Take your taste buds on a journey at Signature Restaurant in Umhlanga. This newly opened fine-dining establishment boasts an innovative menu, impeccable service, and an atmosphere that oozes elegance. Dress to impress and prepare to be treated to a culinary masterpiece.
Signature Restaurant


2. Brown Sugar Oceans, Umhlanga

Savour the taste of the ocean at Brown Sugar Oceans, another Umhlanga newcomer. This beachfront restaurant offers stunning views, fresh seafood, and a relaxed vibe. Opt for a polo shirt and linen pants for a breezy, beachy look.
Brown Sugar Oceans


3. Durban Botanic Gardens, Berea

Swap the glitz and glam for a tranquil afternoon at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Pack a picnic basket, spread out a blanket under the shade of a tree, and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Durban Botanical Garden


Whether you soak up the city lights from a Jo’burg rooftop, whisper sweet nothings while watching a Cape Town sunset atop a hill, or let the ocean waves serenade you in Durban – just remember to savour the moment and enjoy your time with the one you love.