Romantic Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day Around Johannesburg

Romantic Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day Around Johannesburg

Now that we’ve entered the New Year and January is well under way it is time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. Spend a lovely day with your partner and enjoy the last days of the South African summer. Whatever you’re interested in, there are a number of special ways to celebrate in and around Johannesburg. These are our top 5 at Rhino Shuttles.



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Take a hot air balloon ride

Although you can expect to wake up early, the hot air balloon ride itself will be well worth it. Take to the skies together and enjoy the beautiful views out across the Johannesburg area. There are many companies that offer balloon rides, allowing you to journey across the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, Mabula Game Reserve, or the Waterberg.  Make the most of the cocktails and champagne served too!


Watch the sunset

Whilst you can watch the sun rise on by taking a hot air balloon ride, if early mornings aren’t for you have a romantic evening spent watching the sun set. One of the simplest dates that won’t make a dent in your pocket, head to the Northcliffe Water Tower and enjoy the breathtaking views. Remember to pack a bottle of your favourite wine or some bubbly, to toast each other.


Head to a picnic spot

Johannesburg is full of green spaces which are perfect for picnic spots. Choose from a number of different places to take your partner, and prepare your own picnic basket or check out the gourmet picnic baskets by The Secret Kitchen. Top spots to go to include Zoo Lake, one of Johannesburg’s most popular outdoor spaces, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam, great for those interested in boating, and the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, a truly relaxing hideout.



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Share a spa day

Nothing says relaxing quite like a day at the spa. A chance for both of you to rest from your busy start to the year, treat yourselves to a bit of pampering. The Balinese Spa Gardens offer a pressure point foot massage, candle wax massage, and a relaxing soak. Enjoy the peaceful and calm atmosphere before spoiling yourselves to a three-course meal with wine.


Visit the rooftop drive-in

Just outside Johannesburg, the Menlyn Park Rooftop Drive-In at Pretoria will make for something a bit different. Hire out one of their veteran Chevys or Pontiacs and watch a movie under the stars. You can take your own car if you don’t fancy hiring one though. The rooftop cafe also offers the chance to order picnic baskets so that you can munch happily just like you would in a normal movie theatre.


For more ideas on what to see and do in South Africa, have a look through the rest of our blog. Here at Rhino Shuttles we can get you safely to and from the airport so that your holiday can run smoothly. Simply contact us today to get a quote.