Saddle Creek Ranch Farm
Get away from the buzz of the city and spend the afternoon out in Hekpoort Valley having an adventure with your special someone. Saddle Creek Ranch is bursting with fun and thrilling activities for you and your partner to try together. Take your pick from hot air balloon safaris, go-karting, playing Cupid with a little archery or even taking a romantic horseback ride through the peaceful countryside with its beautiful mountain scenery and lovely bush trails.
San Deck In Sandton
Sundowners, amazing views of Sandton and a vibey atmosphere is what’s in store for you when you visit the San Deck Bar & Restaurant. This spot makes for a lovely spot for you and your sweetheart to have a romantic evening for two. There are plush sofas out on the deck, making it the ideal place to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the city. You can also expect amazing food, cocktails and superb wines which will make your evening even more unforgettable. It’s a popular hangout, so make sure you make your reservation to avoid disappointment.
There’s no better way of seeing the amazing views of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounds than in a cable car at the Harties Cableway. Just imagine experiencing this with that special someone. Now that’s romantic! This popular spot has finally reopened after being shut down for maintenance. And after enjoying the stunning panoramic views, you can head into town to explore and find a bite to eat.
Rooftop Salsa Maboneng
Another rooftop spot to enjoy awesome entertainment, stunning views of the inner city and do a little dance… salsa dancing that is. Once a month, Rooftop Salsa in Maboneng throws an amazing dance party, where dancers and couples looking to try something new can sway to the hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Latino tunes against the backdrop of the city skyline. It definitely makes for a romantic spot owing to its ‘sexy’ vibe.
Walt Whitman once wrote that a blade of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. If this is true then surely love and relationship can be found in the vastness of space. The Johannesburg Planetarium offers couples the opportunity to play among the stars from the comfort of your chair. What’s more, this romantic spot will leave your wallet in good shape. The Planetarium’s public roster changes constantly so be sure to check out their website for an updated schedule.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Since the 1800s people have come to the botanical gardens in Roodepoort to spend time relaxing against a backdrop of a cliff which houses a sensational variety of incredible flora and fauna. Take a page, pack a picnic basket, grab your beloved and find a spot close to the waterfall. That, my friend, is how you make a good memory.
For quite some time now The Bioscope has run some interesting cinema offerings at their viewing room in Maboneng. From kung-fu movies paired with noodles supplied by the Blackenese Restaurant down the road, to Classic Movie Sundays with beer and pizza, there’s always something fun happening at The Bioscope. The movie theatre is linked to the Chalkboard cafe next door which serves some of the best popcorn on the planet. Check their viewing schedule online and pull in for a cuddle session.
Goodman Art Gallery
Since the ’60s couples have flocked to the Goodman gallery to be inspired by the artworks on display. From the awe-inspiring images of photographer David Goldblatt to the controversial works of conceptual artist Willem Boshoff, there is something for everyone. Spend the afternoon soaking up some of the best creations South Africa has to offer because you and your dearest are cultured like that.
Pack a sun-downer, head to the second highest spot in Joburg and spend some quality time with that special someone. The entire city can be viewed from the top as the sun sets over the city of gold, making for an experience like no other. Although moments like these with a special someone can be very sexy, it’s probably best to take some like-minded pals and not to visit this secluded spot on your own.
And for good measure…
Whisk Him/Her Away For A Weekend In Clarens
Let’s face it, there’s nothing more romantic than being whisked away on a lovely weekend away with that special someone. Finally, some alone time in between all rush of everyday life. But the question is: where to go? How about Clarens? Yes, we know it’s not in Gauteng (it’s in the Free State), but it makes for a lovely escape for you and your sweetheart. The town is quaint and quirky, the brewery always has ice-cold craft beer available on those hot days, and there are plenty of hiking trails, sites, adventures and activities to do while you’re there.
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