• Valentine’s Day is fast arriving! It’s time to grab your sweetheart and get ready for a day filled with love, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime. Still not sure what you’ll be doing yet though? We’ve scouted Joburg, Cape Town and Durban to find your ultimate Valentine’s plans!



    1. Enjoy a romantic picnic in the botanical gardens of Johannesburg such as the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden or Emmarentia Dam.
    2. Take a hot air balloon ride over the city for a unique and breathtaking view of Johannesburg.
    3. Have a candlelit dinner at one of Johannesburg’s many romantic restaurants like Saigon SuzyPerronArbour Cafe and Clico.
    4. Take a scenic drive to the Magaliesberg Mountains and enjoy a hike or a nature walk together.
    5. Take a tour of Johannesburg’s vibrant art scene, including visiting Victoria Yards and Everard Read.

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    Cape Town:


    1. Take a scenic cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding area.
    2. Visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and enjoy a romantic picnic surrounded by the beauty of nature.
    3. Have a romantic dinner at one of Cape Town’s many fine dining restaurants, such as Olympia CafeHaciendaAriel and The Nines.
    4. Visit the Cape Winelands, including the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, and enjoy a romantic wine tasting together.
    5. Take a scenic drive along the Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world, and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding area.



    1. Visit the Durban Botanic Gardens, a beautifully landscaped garden with a variety of exotic plants and flowers, and take a picnic together.
    2. Have a romantic candlelit dinner at one of Durban’s many seafood restaurants, such as 9th Ave WatersideBel Punto and Wish On Florida.
    3. Take a sunset cruise along Durban’s harbor, enjoying thebeauty of the city and the ocean as the sun sets.
    4. Spend a relaxing day at one of Durban’s many spas, such as the African Spirit Spa or the Royal Spa, and enjoy some couples’ treatments together.
    5. Take a stroll through the Victoria Street Market, a vibrant outdoor market featuring local arts, crafts, and food, and find unique gifts for each other.

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    Written by Savanna Dougals for Woman&Home.

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