5 Valentine's Specials in Jozi

5 Valentine's Specials in Jozi

by Christy Chilimigras                              Posted: 2017/02/07

They're nice even if you hate love

It’s that Valentine's time of year and even if you’re not mad about it and grew up hearing from your mom, much like I did that “you should be with someone who treats you like it’s Valentine’s day every day of the year”, you can’t deny that there are some badass specials and events available that should be indulged in while they’re available. 

Think of it less as “Valentines Month”, and more as “Treat Yo’self 2017”

1. Dancing is basically foreplay and also, #LearnANewSkill

Have you ever found that all the things that are supposed to be sexy are often very unsexy? Silk makes your ass sweat and edible underwear are, according to the men in our office, “sticky sticky sticky”.

Wanna know what’s sexy? Laughing is sexy. Not taking yourself too seriously is sexy, and dancing with your partner is sexy. 

The Dance Cafe in Rivonia is offering ridiculously reasonable lesson specials this month. Get two Private Lessons and two Group Classes valued at R740 for only R400.

Call them on 011 234 0056 and let them know you’re after their Valentines Month and JHBLive special. 

2. Fresh air is good for your libido 


Nirox Sculpture Park is undoubtedly one of the most special places you could spend a Sunday in. On Sunday 12th February, they’ll be hosting the Valentines Blues Music Festival.

In an effort to bring all the lovers together, they’ve put together a bladdy spectacular lineup of some of the best local Blues talents will celebrate "slow-blues", drawing inspiration from John Mayall's seminal 1969 recording 'The Turning Point', performed live at the Fillmore East in New York.

All artists will be forgoing percussion, rather deriving their rhythm and beat from diverse instruments  such as cello, flute, keys, saxophone, harmonica, percussive voice and backing harmony.

The lineup includes:

- Albert Frost
- Gerald Clark
- Ann Jangle
- Gunshot Blue
- Tidal Waves
- Manny Walters

3. Can you even love if food is not involved?

Moyo in both Melrose Arch and Zoo Lake are offering up a three-course meal, welcome drink and live entertainment on the 14th for R760 per couple (which is actually incredibly reasonable if you break it down).

Head here to see the menu and book asap if you’re keen.

Moyo Zoo Lake: 011 646 0058

Moyo Melrose Arch: 011 684 1477

4. Take the whole damn squad on a date


Riversands Farm presents! Either A) An excuse to get cosy under a blanket and potentially do public-ishly indecent things or B) An excuse to go on a mass date with all your friends at their Movies In The Park event on the 14th.

For more info and to book, head here

5. Have a 5 Star Sleepover and boozy breakfast


Alright so to be fair, this special from the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel isn’t only available during February, but rather year round on any Friday or Saturday. However it’s just honestly so damn good that it seemed stupid not to include it. 

The package, called Nothing But Luxury, includes beautiful and unique accommodation, a rose-petal turndown, romantic movie screenings in the plush private cinema which includes complimentary popcorn and snacks, and the hotel’s celebrated Champagne breakfast upon awakening the following morning. Nothing like a good eggs bennies to help you regain your strength. It costs a cheeky R1230.00 per person sharing. 

They’re also offering a three-course Valentine’s Day dinner on the 14th for only R410.00 per person. 

For more info on both specials and to book, head here. 

They're nice even if you hate love



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