Valentine’s Day Picnics Around The City


Looking for something a little different to do this Valentine’s Day? Why not treat your beloved to a Valentine’s Day picnic out in the city? 

Valentines day picnic

Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel

For a romantic moonlit Valentine’s Day picnic experience, visit the Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel in Pretoria. Their outdoor movie and picnic buffet event is the perfect way to impress your crush or cement your love with someone special. Bring a few blankets and pillows and get comfy underneath the stars in the gardens of the hotel. There will be a fantastic lineup of romantic movies to keep you and your love entertained, as well as a delightful selection of buffet-style lamb, chicken, beef, salads, starches and desserts. Book your tickets as soon as possible, because they are sure to sell out fast!

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 18:00.

Tickets cost R350 per person for the movie night experience, or R2310 per couple for an overnight stay. Book your tickets online via iTickets.

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Sylvia’s Market

The ever-popular Sylvia’s Market in Observatory invites you to celebrate your love at their Valentine’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Outdoor Market event. There are packages available at R400 per pair to make this day extra special. This package includes:

  • 2 x entrance tickets to the picnic
  • 1 x bottle of red, rose or white wine
  • 1 x cheese platter for 2
  • 2 x small gifts
  • 1 x R100 Sylvia’s voucher to spend at any stall at the market
  • 2 x tickets to draw to win a couple’s weekend away

Sylvia’s Market is also a great family-friendly venue, so you can bring the kids along. While you wine and dine your sweetheart, they can have a ball playing on the jungle gyms or visiting the Bunny Hop Haven.

Date: Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 10:00 – 16:00.

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Valentines day picnic

Rietvlei Zoo Farm

Take a trip to the South of Joburg to Rietvlei Zoo Farm this Valentine’s Day. Their picnic special is a budget-friendly, DIY bargain. Pack your own picnic basket filled with all of your favourite goodies and bring your valentine for a romantic, outdoor experience. You are also welcome to braai under the trees or bring a couple of friends along for a double date Valentine’s Day picnic.

Dates: Saturday, 15 February 2020 and Sunday, 16 February 2020 between 10:00 – 17:00.

Entrance costs R40 per person at the gate or you can book a private lapa by calling 011 024 1512.

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The Herb Farm

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get out of the city for a day. Let your romance bloom in the lush gardens of the Herb Farm in Midrand. This tranquil venue is offering a Valentine’s Day picnic in the gardens, among the sights, sounds and smells of over 400 herbal plant species.

You must pre-order your picnic selection beforehand, making a choice between a luscious meat and cheese platter or a delightful vegetarian spread. All picnic baskets come with a blanket and pillows too, so you needn’t worry about remembering these. You are also welcome to bring the kiddies along for an extra R100 per head.

Dates: Friday, 14 February 2020 – Sunday, 16 February 2020, from 10:00 daily.

The meat platter picnic option costs R600 person, while the vegetarian option costs R550 per person. Bookings must be made seven days in advance, so don’t hesitate to secure your spot! Contact info@herbfarm.co.za to make a booking.

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NIROX Sculpture Park

Take a day trip out to the Cradle of Humankind to the NIROX Foundation Sculpture Park for their annual Valentine’s blues event. With an amazing lineup of blues and jazz musicians, as well as gourmet food stalls catered by the Epicurean Emporium, this is a one-of-a-kind experience. Bring your picnic blankets or camp chairs and come and fall in love with the outdoors. There will also be a romantic outdoor movie screening following the concert, so you and your valentine can have a cuddle under the stars!

Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020 from 10:00.

Book your tickets online via Howler.

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Dial A Picnic

Sometimes the most romantic gesture you can make for Valentine’s Day is to ensure that you and your partner have quality time alone. Why not set up a sweet backyard picnic this year with the help of Dial a Picnic? They offer a range of picnic packages suited to almost any budget. From a simple romantic picnic, which comes with six red roses and a bright red cooler bag to keep, to a marriage proposal picnic, complete with on-hand photographers, Dial a Picnic can help you create the perfect intimate set up wherever you are. These guys know how to do Valentine’s Day right, so give them a call!

Visit their website for further details, or follow their social media pages:

Facebook – www.facebook.com/DialaPicnicSA

Instagram – www.instagram.com/dialapicnicsa

Twitter – twitter.com/dialapicnic

Need more romantic picnic inspiration this Valentine’s Day? Check out our top picnic spots in the city article!

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