Please note: These dinner specials are only valid for Valentine’s Day 2019. Bookings are essential. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Romance At The Southern Sun

The Southern Sun at Montecasino also has something special in store for you and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Valid for both 14 and 15 February 2019, make your booking and enjoy a romantic Valentine’s dinner for two from R395 per person (excluding drinks) at Punchinello's between 18:30 - 22:30. Booking is essential as seating is limited. Terms and conditions apply.

Booking and enquiries: Email [email protected].

Celebrate With The One You Love Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton

Valentine's Day is all about spoiling your sweetheart with a little bit of romance, yes? So, if you're looking for something perfect for just the two of you, then don't miss out on Luce Restaurant's five-course Valentine's tasting menu that'll delight your palate. This dinner will offer you and your Valentine a special night of indulgence, romance and delicious delights. This offer is valid on 14 February 2019 from 18:30 - 22:30 and costs R530 per person (excluding drinks). Booking is essential.

Booking and enquiries: Call 011 341 8080 or email [email protected].

Celebrate Love at 54 on Bath

Go all out this Valentine's Day by celebrating this the lovey-doviest day of the year at 54 on Bath. They have THREE Valentine's Day packages to choose from. First up is their Valentine's Day dinner package which is valid on 14 February 2019 - a romantic three-course set menu dinner at Level Four Restaurant from 18:30 - 22:00 at R800 per person (excluding drinks). Next, is the Valentine’s Day package valid on 14 February 2019 which includes one night's accommodation for two adults, a delicious three-course dinner for two at Level Four restaurant, a romantic turndown with gift as well as breakfast for two at R5 250 per package. And last but certainly not least, the Valentine’s Day weekend package, valid from 15 – 17 February 2019, that offer couples one night's accommodation for two adults, a scrumptious dinner to the value of R1 200 for two at Level Four restaurant, a romantic turndown with gift and breakfast for two at R4 050 per package. Sounds lovely!

Bookings and enquiries: Call 011 344 8500 or email [email protected].

A Special Evening at the Palazzo

Spoil your Valentine with a wonderful and oh-so-romantic evening out at Montecasino! The Palazzo will have something special in store for the both of you. Valid on 14 February 2019, enjoy the evening staring into each other's eyes, whispering sweet nothings and indulging in a delectable five-course Valentine's set menu at Medeo restaurant. And to complete the experience, some live entertainment and a gift for the lovebirds. Dinner will be served from 18:30 - 22:00 and costs R725 per person (excluding drinks).

Bookings and enquiries: Call 011 510 3000 or email [email protected].

Destination Irene Is All Loved Up This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a special time at Destination Irene, and this year they’re offering couples a magical setting to woo and spoil your special someone. So, for an unforgettable evening of wining and dining make sure you book Meadow Green Restaurant's Valentine’s Day Dinner at R599 per person ASAP. You and your sweetheart can also enjoy a little pampering with the Valentines Day Ultimate Romance Experience at the award-winning Camdeboo Spa. For more information, click here. These offers are valid for 14 February 2019.

Bookings and enquiries: (012) 667 6464 or [email protected].

Treat Your Sweetheart At The Raddison Blu Gautrain Hotel

Join Central One Bar & Restaurant for a divine four-course set dinner for two this Valentine's Day at only R900 per couple. You can expect delicious cuisine, romantic vibes and of course, the company of your special someone. What more do you need to make this Valentine's Day special? Dinner is set from 19:00 - 23:00 on 14 February 2019.

Bookings and enquiries: Call 011 286 1000 or email [email protected].

A 5-Course Set Dinner Menu At The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Love is in the air at the Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort this Valentine’s Day. Don't forget to book your table for a delectable five-course dinner set menu at R495 per person. If you want to make your evening a little more special, enjoy a romantic night's stay from R1820 per couple per night, B&B. They're also offering Valentine's Spa Package to pamper you and your sweetheart at R2 200 per couple. Enquire now and book before it’s too late. Terms and conditions apply. Booking is essential and space is limited, so hurry. This one sells out fast! These offers are valid for Valid 14 February 2019.

Bookings and enquiries: 011 478 8000 or [email protected]

Love Is In The Air At Wanderers Club

You and your sweetheart are cordially invited to The Wanderers Club for their annual Valentine's Dinner. Here, you and your Valentine will enjoy a lovely three-course menu while getting lost in the lovey-dovey atmosphere and being serenaded by the live music entertainment. And what's Valentine's Day without bubbles! Sip on a glass of bubbly on arrival to get you in the mood for lots of romance. Cost is R395 per person.

Bookings and enquiries: Call 011 788 5010 or [email protected]

Valentine's at Lion & Safari Park

Why not celebrate Valentine's Day with a little bit of an African twist? What's the twist, you might ask? Well, how about a romantic dinner for two at the Lion & Safari Park? Yup, definitely something different, right? Valid on 14 February 2019, you and your sweetheart will enjoy a three-course dinner and a guided night drive to round of the evening on a good note. Cost is R550 per person. The guided night drive will depart at 18:00 and dinner will be served at 19:30.

Bookings and enquiries: Email [email protected] or call 087 1500 100.

A Romantic Rendezvous At Misty Hills Country Hotel

Make this Valentine's Day a memorable one at Misty Hills Country Hotel! They have two unique Valentine's Day offer available: a romantic picnic and movie on the Misty Hills lawn at only R395 per person OR a delectable five-course dinner in the Summerhouse Restaurant for R490 per person sharing. How lovely! And that's not all! There are also all-inclusive accommodation packages available on request if you wish to keep the celebrations going. These packages include the Valentine's dinner or Picnic & Movie, bed and breakfast and a romantic turndown.

Bookings and enquiries: Click here to enquire or call 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237.

Celebrate Love at Carnivore

Join Carnivore this Valentines Day for an unforgettable romantic night! On 14 February 2019 from 18:00 - 21:00, couples will enjoy a Carnivore Valentine's Day set menu at just R395 per person. The cost also includes a welcome drink, a Valentine's Day gift per couple, a night cap and a spa discount voucher. Also, if you want to make the evening even more romantic, there all all-inclusive accommodation packages available at Misty Hills Country Hotel in a Deluxe Room. Click here to find out what's on the menu for the evening.

Bookings and enquiries: Call 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237 or click here to enquire.

Valentine's Day Dinner at Social Kitchen & Bar

Treat your beloved with a Shakespeare in Love inspired Valentine’s Day dinner at the EB Social Kitchen & Bar on 14 February 2019 from 19:00 - 23:00. At R599 per person, you and your sweetheart can look forward to a romantic evening filled with hand-crafted food and breathtaking views of city'd suburban skyline. Your ticket will include a delicious four-course dinner, soothing live music and a bottle of Italian bubbles. To secure your ticket, click here. As for the menu, here is a sneak peek if you're a little curious. And lastly, if you have any dietary requirements, email [email protected].

Bookings and enquiries: Click here to book and call 011 268 6039 for enquiries.

Valentines at Ten Bompas

Looking for a magical evening to impress the apple of your eye? Then be sure to join Ten Bompas for an amazing nine-course tasting dinner at R750 per person on 14 February 2019 from 19:00 - 23:00. This is definitely a treat for the taste buds! The price includes food, tea and coffee and gratuity. Or why not spoil him or her and stay the night at R4 400 per suite, which will include a bottle of sparkling wine, the tasting-dinner in your suite OR at the Winehouse restaurant, as well as a romantic breakfast in the garden the following morning with more sparkling wine! Booking is essential!

Bookings and enquiries: Contact Bev on [email protected] or 011 325 2442.

Romance at oneNINEone

Join oneNINEone for an evening of celebrating the special love you and your sweetheart share. The evening will start with oysters with quinoa crunch, followed by a culinary delight, Pâté de foie gras. Then onto the Charred Rib-Eye before before rounding off the evening with a dark chocolate delight. This carefully compiled six-course meal costs R1 300 per couple and booking is essential as space is limited.

Bookings and enquiries: [email protected] or 011 280 1188

Love, Food, Wine & Music at Toadbury Hall Country Hotel

You and your Valentine can enjoy a wonderful evening of love, food, wine and music pairing at Toadbury Hall Country Hotel. Indulge in a lovely three-course dinner accompanied by wines by Deetlefs Estate while being serenaded by live music performed by Roalnd Buchanan. Plus, couples will go home with a Valentine's Day gift. Cost is R 990 per couple, but if you're looking to add a little more magic to your evening, you can stay over for the evening at R3 950 (this is inclusive of the three-course dinner,a romantic turn down and a continental breakfast.

Bookings and enquiries: 010 593 7523 or [email protected].

1. It's Great Value For Money

Considering what you're getting for just R450, this offer is a steal and totally worth every penny. On a tight budget? No worries, this campaign has you covered! The Night Out For 2 voucher includes R800 worth of entertainment, covering a two-course dinner, drinks, a little bit of fun and a movie for two. The only thing we paid for on the night were the drinks we had at the restaurant of our choice. To think about it, that's practically nothing!

Montecasino Night Out For 2

2. You Get Variety

What we enjoyed about our Night Out For 2 was that fact that you could customise the evening. You're spoilt for choice with options galore, from your meals and drinks to entertainment and movies! For dinner, you can take your pick from either Verdicchio, La Rosa Mexican Grille & Tequileria, Kai Thai or PortuGalo, depending on what you're in the mood for. We treated our taste buds with mouth-watering dishes at our favourite, La Rosa. As always, the service was fantastic, the food was nothing less than amazing and the vibe, upbeat. Make sure you don't leave without indulging in a few delicious Churros to round off your meal on a sweet note. Suss out the Night Out For 2 menus here. And after dinner for two, there's fun and games!

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Montecasino Night Out For 2

3. You Get To Have A Little Fun

To work off our dinner (we'll admit, we were overly indulgent), we decided to use our entertainment voucher and do something fun to get us moving. The only question was: what entertainment option did we want to do – ten-pin bowling or Lazer Tag? Both activities are so much fun, we couldn't decide which one we wanted to do most, so we had to flip a coin – heads, Lazer Tag or tails, bowling. The flip revealed we'd be bowling, so we made our way to The Magic Company. There's nothing like a little friendly competition to add excitement to date night. A few gutter balls, strikes and pin falls later, we're ready for the next activity on our itinerary – drinks for two!

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4. You Get To Spend Some Quality Time With That Special Someone

After an adrenaline-packed game, we needed a cool-down session and what better way to round off the evening than with drinks for two with some post-bowling chitchat? There were four drink spots to choose from and yet again we had to debate where we wanted to go. We finally agreed on 3Sixty Liquid Lounge, ordered two Virgin Strawberry Daiquiris from the Night Out For Two drinks menu (the other options sounded a little too dangerous considering we had work in the morning), relaxed to some awesome music and just enjoyed each other's company. This gave us the opportunity to wind down, enjoy some conversation and discuss the lovely evening we'd had.

Montecasino Night Out For 2

5. You Can Save Some Fun For Next Time

The best thing about this offer is the fact that you don't need to use all of your vouchers in one go, you can spread it across a few visits to Montecasino. We enjoyed dinner, entertainment and drinks for two, but we still have movies for two for another night. Bonus! There's definitely more than enough to do on date night with this amazing and super-affordable offer. If anything, we didn't have enough time to do it all in one night.

Our rating: 8/10

Written by Rameez Mohamed

For More Information

For more information about Montecasino and their Night Out For 2 offer, visit www.tsogosun.com.

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Price Point: R500 and less for two

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Sushi Date

We know, going out for sushi on date night can be pretty expensive, but we know a spot where you can enjoy a platter for two for under R200! You're probably thinking that with a price like that, the sushi isn't great. But we assure you, it is! We've tried it ourselves. But back to date night. So, you head to Rainbow Sushi & Chinese Food on Grant Avenue in Norwood (a tiny restaurant but rather cosy) and order the eight-piece Salmon Fashion Sandwich, six-piece assorted Maki, six-piece assorted Nigiri and two hand roll sushi combo for R169.50* to share (price was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change - March 2019). It's delicious! Just make sure your date isn't allergic to shellfish first (if this is a first date).

Details: 011 728 9298 | Opening times: Monday - Sunday: 10:30 - 22:00 | 53 Grant Avenue and Algenon Road, Norwood, Johannesburg

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Rooftop Cocktails

Thinking of a romantic date night complete with cocktails and stunning views of the Jozi skyline by night? Head to The Living Room in Maboneng in the heart of the city. The setting is super trendy, fresh and green – there are plants absolutely everywhere – and it's perched on the fifth floor of the Main Change Building overlooking the buzzing streets. They have an awesome drinks menu filled with mocktails for those of you who don't drink, old favourites and speciality cocktails, as well as delicious tapas boards, salad bowls and sweet desserts perfect for sharing. And as for the view? Twinkling city lights, dazzling stars and our beautiful skyline... This inner-city spot is quite popular so make sure you book.

Details: www.livingroomjozi.co.za | 084 529 9006 | [email protected] | 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

Date Night At Home

Yes, we ARE mentioning date night at home, because we have found an interesting twist to make the evening extra special, even if it is in your very own living room. DateFactory brings you something new and 'out-of-the-box', quite literally. Every month you'll get a unique date night in a box delivered right to your door. They have a range of boxes available, as well as subscriptions at a discounted price. This way you save money and date night is sorted every month! Now, the price is just over what we mentioned, but we're listing it here because it includes the whole shebang – including delivery. We think it's worth the extra few pennies. Click here to check out all their different types of date night boxes, which include monthlies, speciality, discount, once-off themed and even some sexy Date Box options. Best of all, everything is ordered and arranged online.

Details: www.datefactory.co.za | 084 637 2519 | [email protected]

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Let's Take It Outside With A Picnic at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

They do say the best things in life are free and we are here for all things affordable but still feel all warm and fuzzy inside with the romance flowing in the air. We are led to believe that staying in the city can be a lot sometimes so every now and then more often than not we feel the need to escape the busy city and be one with nature and we think your partner will appreciate being taken out to a picnic date. Plus to top it off it's cost free. See you there lovers, they close at 17:00, so you get to enjoy a beautiful scenic sunset, take a snap for the 'Gram while at it.

Details: www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/ | 012 843 5000 | Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

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Couple's Paint Night

Now this is something fun and different - Couple's Paint Night at Lillian Gray Fine Artist & Art School. This is the perfect date night if you're looking to get creative and do something out-of-the-ordinary together. You'll get to enjoy an evening painting and wining with your favourite person. It's R950 per couple* (price is subject to change and was correct at time of writing - March 2019) and includes wine, cheese platters and all the art supplies you need to create your masterpieces. And don't worry, no painting experience is required. Visit their website or Facebook page to see when their next Couple's Paint Night takes place.

Details: www.lilliangray.co.za | 076 828 2448 | [email protected] | 82 Kessel Street, Fairland, Johannesburg

Cooking Classes

Learning somethings new is always a fun experience when you're doing it with your special someone. So, instead of heading to your usual restaurant and eating out, why not join a Couple's Cooking Class at Taste-Buds to prepare and enjoy a delicious dinner made by you and your sweetheart? Sounds like fun! Not only will you be learning how to cook new tasty dishes but you'll also get to spend some quality time with your partner. If this sounds like the perfect way to spend date night, then check out which dates they have available for 2019 and book now.

Details: www.taste-buds.co.za |  072 846 7959 | [email protected] | corner Aries and Saturnus Avenue, Sundowner (near Northgate), Johannesburg

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Fine Dining

Feel like treating your partner to a fine dining experience? Think wine, amazing cuisine, candlelight and some smooth jazz. Try out LBV in Bryanston – we visited and we must say, it was amazing! The menu is rather small, but you'll definitely feel spoilt for choice as everything is divine. A dish we highly recommend is the Pork Belly main – pork cooked to perfection, mustard mash unlike anything you've ever tasted, the sweet yet savoury flavour of the bacon brandy jam, and the crispiest crackling you've ever crunched on! As for dessert, you definitely need to try the Crème Brûlée. We'll leave that one as a surprise...

Details: www.lbvcollection.co.za | 072 600 3261 or 011 706 7662 | [email protected] | 277 Main Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Whether you’re ready or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means NOW is the time to start planning what you and your sweetheart will be getting up to. Should you need any inspiration on how to spend this special day, then look no further because Emerald Resort & Casino has great ideas on how you can make this day uber-romantic.

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For An Intimate Dinner For Two

To leave a lasting impression on the most romantic day of the year is pretty simple - make a booking at High Stakes Restaurant, dress to impress and treat your loved one to a special Valentine’s Day set menu.

Breeze Restaurant has put together an adorable Romance-In-Paris theme and Valentine’s menu that’ll delight lovers (and other guests) for the entire month of February. This treat is also perfectly suitable for the entire family.

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A Romantic Movie Night Under The Stars

Don’t miss out on Valentine’s Outdoor Movie Night on 18 February 2017 on Emerald Resort & Casino’s luscious green lawns. The classic romantic movie, Titanic, will be screened, setting the mood under a canopy of stars. Get your tickets at Computicket for R80 per ticket and take your own picnic blankets, cushions or camp chairs along to make sure you're super comfortable on this beautiful night.

A Dreamy Weekend Escape For You And Your Darling

The two of you can spend that much-needed time together by planning a Valentine’s Weekend Getaway at  Emerald Hotel . This is the perfect place to discover eeach other again in a relaxed and gorgeous environment. Go ahead - celebrate your love this year and reignite that special spark.

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Need A Beautiful Wedding Venue?

The two of you have decided the time is now. Congratulations! So, it’s time to get down to business and plan this day. Why not host your big day at Emerald Resort & Casino? There’s a variety of wedding venues for you to explore, including the Kilimanjaro Venue, River Resort Conference, Mombasa, Nairobi, Liquid Lounge, Event Arena, gazebo options and more, for that fairy-tale wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Don’t you find the month of February at Emerald Resort & Casino to be just so irresistible? Make sure you're there. Adventure Awaits.

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For More Information

For more information about Emerald Resort & Casino, call (016) 982 8000, email [email protected], or visit their website at www.emeraldcasino.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter @emerald_resort.