Valentine's Day specials – part 2

There are several ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in and around Gauteng, which we explored in our blog titled "Valentine’s Day specials – part 1". But if you’re still looking for ideas or specials to take advantage of, here are a few more options to consider:

Maropeng Boutique Hotel

Located in the Cradle of Humankind, the exclusive four-star Maropeng Boutique Hotel is a unique experience. Come and marvel at the natural beauty of the Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountains while enjoying a night out with your partner. Here’s what’s on offer this Valentine’s Day:

  • On 14 February, you can enjoy a four-course dinner with your loved one, featuring welcome drinks on arrival, for R375 per person
  • From 14 to 18 February, enjoy a one-night-stay special that includes a four-course dinner, a bottle of bubbly, some delicious Belgian chocolate, strawberries and cream, and breakfast for two, for R2 888 per couple, per night. Couples also get 20% off tours to the Maropeng Visitor Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves

Booking is essential to reserve your spot. For more information regarding bookings or enquiries, please contact +27 (0)14 577 9016 or email


Looking for an ideal Valentine’s Day dinner date with your loved one? Enjoy a night out at the gorgeous Avianto Lifestyle Estate, known for hosting incredible weddings and functions. Treat your partner to a three-course meal and a live performance from award-winning musician and The Voice SA finalist Jude Harpstar at the Cupid Cuisine event, for R325 per person. For more information about bookings and enquiries, please contact +27 (0)11 668 3000.

Casa Toscana

Located in the heart of Tshwane, the exclusive Casa Toscana is multifunctional venue space that hosts weddings, conferences and functions. This Valentine’s Day, you and your loved one can book a spot at LeSi Restaurant’s romantic Tuscan dinner event. Couples can look forward to a four-course meal paired with wines, as well as a welcome drink on arrival, all for R1 500 per couple. To book your spot, please call +27 (0)12 348 8820 or email

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Stonehaven on Vaal

A mere 45 minutes from Johannesburg, Stonehaven on Vaal is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a romantic outing this Valentine’s Day as you gaze along the banks of the Vaal River with your partner, or take a walk around the massive 10-acre estate.

This year, options available at Stonehaven on Valentine's Day include a Valentine's Day breakfast, lunch or dinner; a three-course sunset dinner; a sunset dinner cruise; or a picnic for two on the banks of the Vaal. Prices vary per package/option. For more information, please contact +27 (0)16 982 2951/2 or email

Emperors Palace

This year, Emperors Palace has your Valentine’s Day covered, offering a wide variety of wonderful and romantic dinners for two. Couples can also enjoy dinner-and-stay packages for an extra special evening. Or choose between a wonderful buffet feast at Rosetta’s or a five-course menu at Oriana. Prices vary per package. For more information, contact +27 (0)11 928 1000 or email

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Southern Sun Montecasino

#CelebrateWonderful this Valentine’s Day and treat your loved one to a romantic night out at the Southern Sun Montecasino. Couples can enjoy an evening at the fabulous Punchinello restaurant for R800 per person. For more information and to reserve your place, email

The Lion & Safari Park

Spend your Valentine’s gazing at the night sky and enjoying a wonderful three-course dinner at the Lion & Safari Park in the Cradle of Humankind. If you and your partner both love the outdoors, then join the night drive before dinner, where you can spot lions and other wildlife. Book your spot and pay R165 per person for the night drive and R290 per person for the meal. For bookings and enquiries, contact +27 (0)87 150 0100 or +27 (0)76 187 3883. You can also email

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Mokoya Lodge

Just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and located in the Cradle of Humankind, Mokoya Lodge is the ideal getaway from the city. This exclusive accommodation, conference and wedding venue is situated on the banks of the Magalies River. The lodge is also home to a relaxing spa facility and is perfect for couples looking to unwind and relax. This year, don’t miss out on the Valentine’s Day packages on offer:

  • A two-night-stay package available from 9 to 11 February, which includes three-course dinners and breakfasts. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary cocktail, a romantic picnic and a full-body aromatherapy couples massage for R4 500 per couple
  • A one-night stay available from 1 to 28 February, which includes a three-course dinner and a full breakfast. Guests will each get a complimentary cocktail along with a romantic turndown, for R1 900 per couple

For more information, contact +27 (0)14 576 1743 or email

Midvaal Tree Treetop Adventures

In the mood for a romantic candle-lit dinner under the stars? Head over to Midvaal Treetop Adventures in Vereeniging. This year, the outdoor eco-experience and obstacle course venue is hosting a wonderful Secret Valentine’s Day Dinner on 17 February. Couples can enjoy a three-course meal, live music and a free gift pack. For information and bookings, contact +27 (0)84 940 9884 or email

Manhattan Hotel

Located 250m from the Gautrain Pretoria station, the Manhattan Hotel is in a prime location and is a popular spot in the Pretoria CBD. This year, couples can enjoy a selection of Valentine’s Day events, from breakfast, lunch and dinner to deluxe spa treatments. To book your spot or enquire about specials, call +27 (0)12 392 0000 or email

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