23 Valentine's Day Specials 2019 - Durban | Events, Lunches & Dinners
23 Valentine's Day Specials 2019 - Durban | Events, Lunches & Dinners
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23 Valentine's Day Specials 2019 - Durban | Events, Lunches & Dinners
Discover Durban's romantic side with that special someone on the 14th of February, with our guide to romantic events and activities for Valentine’s Day 2019
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23 Valentine's Day Specials 2019 - Durban | Events, Lunches & Dinners

Discover Durban's romantic side with that special someone on the 14th of February, with our guide to romantic events and activities for Valentine’s Day 2019
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23 Valentine's Day Specials 2019 - Durban | Events, Lunches & Dinners
Discover Durban's romantic side with that special someone on the 14th of February, with our guide to romantic events and activities for Valentine’s Day 2019

We know your loved ones are special all-year round, but Valentine’s Day brings magical events and romantic dinners priced in your favour, along with some superb entertainment.

If you would like to try something unusual this year, we've got the perfect list for you. No, we didn’t list the obvious box of chocolates and flowers - we know you’re going to ace that. This is to help you pull out all the stops and do something different!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of South Africa is up to this Valentine's Day

Quick Jump❤ Valentine’s Day EventsStory Party Durban | True Dating StoriesSecret Sunrise LovealutionDr Tumi Valentine's Day Worship Event❤ Valentine's Day DiningValentine's Day with The Oyster BoxValentine's Day at The Palm CourtValentine's Day at The Ocean TerraceValentine's Dinner & Dance at The Grill RoomValentines DinnerValentine's Day Dinner at Coastlands MusgraveValentine's Day at MoyoValentines Dinner and DanceValentine's Day of LoveValentines Dinner at Coastlands Umhlanga HotelValentine's Dinner at Durban Country ClubValentine's Day DinnerValentine's Day & Hendricks Gin Pairing DinnerValentines Day at 9th AvenueValentines Day Dinner @ The Green Dragon Tea RoomValentine's Day @ Vasco's Restaurant❤ Other Romantic Activities The Golden Mile Beach walk or horseback rideHot Air Balloon RidesMoses Mabhida Stadium – the Big RushChill at Shongweni DamZulumoon Gondola Valentines Special 2019❤ Valentine's Day Specials

❤ Valentine’s Day Events

If you're looking to full your day with beautiful sounds, delicious food and adventure, then this list is for you.

P.S. We'll be adding to this daily, so keep checking back to find the perfect match of activities for you and your significant other.

Story Party Durban | True Dating Stories

At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because it could be worse. Story Party has toured over 50 countries because the dating struggle is real, worldwide. You'll hear stories about ghosting, unwanted pictures, splitting the bill, cat-fishing, heart-break, and "I can't believe these are true stories" from our professional storytellers.

@Story Party Tour‎

The award winning Story Party Tour has played to sold out audiences all over the world. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets now. You’ve had enough coffee dates to master the art of fake laughing. Now come to the show and laugh for real!

Secret Sunrise Lovealution

Welcome to Secret Sunrise Love-alution.

@Secret Sunrise Durban‎

They will be celebrating the love of the rising sun on this day with an epic guided dance session, the location is yet to be announced.

Please Note: No Tickets will be available on the day.
  • Cost:
    • R100 - Early Bird
    • R120 - General Tickets
    • R75 - Students
    • R75 - Kids
  • When: 14 February, 6am - 7am
  • Venue: TBA
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Dr Tumi Valentine's Day Worship Event

Come and share the love this Valentine's Day with an incredible night of worship with Dr Tumi!


Connect with your spiritual side this Valentine's Day with Dr Tumi!

  • Cost: From R250 - R550
  • When: 14 February, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue: City Hill Auditorium, Hillcrest
  • More Info: Facebook Event

❤ Valentine's Day Dining

Whether you want to spoil your loved one to a mouth-watering dinner, or you just want to spoil yourself, here are some of the tastiest options on the menu this Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day with The Oyster Box

This Valentine's Day The Oyster Box has 3 special treats up their sleeves to choose from.

A slice of heaven on earth@The Oyster Box

Considered a national treasure, South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic Umhlanga lighthouse. Discover timeless elegance, original artwork and a multitude of dining options including the famous curry feast, high tea and oyster bar, all served by a caring and passionate team. Indulge in the award-winning spa, while listening to the chatter of the monkeys and exotic birds in the tropical gardens.

Valentine's Day at The Palm Court

With an "I love Prawns" Valentine's Day; indulge in a prawn cocktail, grilled prawns, a decadent dessert and a pianist to create the perfect mood!

Valentine's Day at The Ocean Terrace

The Oyster Box are seeing red for all the right reasons as they celebrate love and lovers on the most romantic day on the calendar. What setting could be more breathtaking than the Indian Ocean as backdrop with the famous lighthouse twinkling in the background.

Valentine's Dinner & Dance at The Grill Room

Celebrate Valentine's Day with The Oyster Box with a delicious six-course plated dinner and dancing to the sounds of Leon.

The most stressful thing would be choosing between these 3 amazing ways to treat your someone special! Booking is essential.

  • Venue: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks
  • Bookings: info@oysterbox.co.za
  • More Info: Website

Valentines Dinner

Casa Mia Portuguese Restaurant is hosting a Special Valentine's Dinner on Thursday 14 February 2019.

@Casa Mia Portuguese Restaurant‎

Romantic Dinner for 2.. they will have a 3 course meal including a bottle of wine and FREE glass of champagne on arrival.

  • Cost: R499.99 per couple
  • When: 14 February, 7pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Casa Mia Portuguese Restaurant, 27 timeball blv, Browns Rd
  • Bookings: 071 549 0814
  • More Info: Valentines Dinner

Valentine's Day Dinner at Coastlands Musgrave

Every year, Coastlands Musgrave's Valentines Day event is a memorable occasion and tickets sell out fast.

@Coastlands Musgrave Hotel

Their delicious buffet dinner complemented by live entertainment and lucky draw prizes will leave your Valentine's date in awe.

Valentine's Day at Moyo

Celebrate Valentines Day at Moyo Ushaka!

@Moyo Ushaka‎

Enjoy a welcome drink and live entertainment. Pick your favourite items from our a la carte menu. R100 deposit is required to secure your booking.

View the menu here.
  • Cost: Varies
  • When: 14 February, 5pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Moyo Ushaka, 1 Bell St, uShaka Marine World, Point,
  • Bookings: 031 332 0606
  • More Info: Valentines Day at Moyo

Valentines Dinner and Dance

With the festive season behind us, it is time to spoil that special person in your life at The Royal Hotel's Valentines Dinner and Dance.

@The Royal Hotel‎

Enjoy a very special Valentine's Day dinner and why not treat your loved one to an overnight stay and romantic turndown at The Royal Hotel.

  • Cost: R300 pp - Dinner
  • When: 14 February, 7pm - 11pm
  • Venue: The Royal Hotel, 267 Anton Lembede St, Durban
  • Bookings: 031 333 6000
  • More Info: Valentines Dinner and Dance

Valentine's Day of Love

Celebrate Valentine's Day with breakfast lunch or dinner with your loved one or your single friends!

The fabulously modern dining area@Sienna Restaurant Beauty Spa and Gifts

Either way it's a great time for good food and a spoil .

  • Cost:
    • R65 - Breakfast per person
    • R85 - Lunch per person
    • R250 - Dinner per person
  • When: 14 February, 8am - 11pm
  • Venue: Sienna Restaurant Beauty Spa and Gifts, 103 Blackburn Rd
  • Bookings: 066 255 3157
  • More Info: Valentine's Day of Love

Valentines Dinner at Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel

This Valentines Day, spoil that special person in your life with a romantic dinner at Coastlands Umhlanga's Saffron Restaurant.

@Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre

The Coastlands restaurant team, chefs and resident pianist will create a romantic and memorable evening.

Valentine's Dinner at Durban Country Club

Wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine's day at the prestigious Durban Country Club.

@Durban Country Club‎

With a menu that includes lobster bisque and filet mignon you are sure to sweep your loved one off their feet. Your ticket includes: a 3 course meal, chocolates, rose and bottle of bubbly per couple.

Check out the full menu here!
  • Cost:
    • R900 - per couple (Members & guest of members)
    • R1000 - per couple (Non members)
  • When: 14 February, 6pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Durban Country Club, 101 Isaiah Ntshamgase Rd, Durban
  • More Info: Valentine's Dinner at Durban Country Club

Valentine's Day Dinner

Celebrate your love with good times in a beautiful setting!

Coral Tree will be transformed into a tropical summer paradise for a Tiki-themed Valentine's Day Dinner inclusive of a welcome cocktail, music and a lei given to all guests on arrival.

Organise a fun and tasteful night out with your loved one with them!

  • Cost: R680 per person
  • When: 13 February, 7pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Fairmount Zimbali Resort
  • Bookings: dining@zimbaliresort.com
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Valentine's Day & Hendricks Gin Pairing Dinner

Meet the delightful curious Hendricks Gin this valentine's Day.

@Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els‎

Life is simply too glorious not to experience Hendrick's Gin peculiar flavour infused with rose and cucumber. Celebrate your love this Valentine's Day with a 4-course menu prepared by Chef Noel Kanyemba as you take in the romantic ambiance of the Big Easy Durban.

  • Cost: TBC
  • When: 14 February, 6pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Big Easy Durban by Ernie Else, 12-14 Walnut Rd, Durban
  • Bookings: 031 312 9134
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Valentines Day at 9th Avenue

Join 9th Avenue Bistro this Valentine's Day as they celebrate the day of love!

@9th Avenue Bistro‎

The Valentines Menu 2♥️19:

Guests will be welcomed with, Sparkling Raspberry Gin Fizz with Blini accompanied by a sour cream and olive crumble.


  • Fresh Burrata Figs, brown butter & hazelnuts
  • Gin Cured Salmon Crème fraîche, homemade seed loaf, dill cucumber
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli Madeira cream, mushrooms, candied pecans, parmesan


  • Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder Pearl couscous, sumac yoghurt, pomegranate molasses
  • Crispy Roasted Free-Range Duck Potato rosti, roast carrots, spinach, peanut & herbs
  • Beef Fillet Braised shortrib Rillette, mustard mash, spinach, smoked marrow jus, beer battered spring garlic
  • Mushroom & Artichoke Risotto Truffle & garden peas
  • Baby Lango Tail Squid Ink Linguine Tomato & Fennel cream, chilli pesto & rocket
  • Slow Roast Suckling Pig Warm white bean, grilled cucumber, jalapeño salad
  • Baby Prawn Cocktail Heritage tomatoes, avocado, Cayenne gaufrette
  • Crispy Fried Calamari Zucchini , watermelon & coconut


  • Musgrave Pink Gin & Tonic Pink gin & juniper sorbet, toasted marshmallow, cucumber gelée
  • Belgian Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlet Homemade mint ice cream, Chantilly
  • Strawberry Mousse, ice cream, milk chocolate bark, white chocolate & macadamia crumble
  • Coffee & chocolate petit fours

Menu subject to change, 10% gratuity will be added for service, No BYO allowed on set menu.

Please note: A deposit of R100 pp is required to secure your booking
  • Cost: R650pp
  • When: 14 February, From 6pm
  • Venue: 9th Avenue Bistro, 2 Avonmore Centre 9th Ave Morningside
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Valentines Day Dinner @ The Green Dragon Tea Room

Treat your special someone to a romantic 3 course candlelight dinner in a beautiful garden setting.

@The Green Dragon Tea Garden‎

🍾🥂Complimentary glass of non alcoholic champagne on arrival🥂🍾


  • Chilli bites served with cheese or Prawn cocktail


  • Beef lasagna served with garlic bread or,
  • Rack of lamb served with mushroom sauce, butternut and a cheesy creamy baked potato or,
  • Chicken and prawn curry served with salad and your choice of roti or basmati rice


  • Handmade S'mores and various ad ons or,
  • Mini waffle and ice cream OR cream served with chocolate sauce and your choice of topping or,
  • Chocolate fountain. Your choice of three dipped items with various add ons

Those wishing to bring their own alcohol will have to pay a beverage handling fee. 50% deposit secures your bookings. There will be a lucky draw prize on the night!

  • Cost: R300 pp (Excluding drinks)
  • When: 14 February, 6pm - 8:30pm
  • Venue: The Green Dragon Tea Garden , 298 Cliffview Rd, Bellair
  • Bookings: 0815629863
  • More Info: Valentines Day Dinner

Valentine's Day @ Vasco's Restaurant

Whether Simple or Extravagant. Vasco's will make it extraordinary!

@Vasco's Restaurant‎

Relax, Recharge, Rekindle this Valentine's Day at Vasco's Restaurant * Dinner Buffet * Welcome Drink * Gift per Couple * Live Entertainment * Photographer

  • Cost: R495 per person
  • When: 14 February, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Venue: Vasco's Restaurant, Hilton Durban, 12 - 14 Walnut Rd, Durban
  • Bookings: Mildred.Mgobhozi@hilton.com
  • More Info: Valentine's Day

❤ Other Romantic Activities

Not a fan of fancy dinners? Looking for something a little more relaxed? Well, luckily we're here to make sure you have the very best Valentine's Day ever. Take a look at what's on offer.

The Golden Mile Beach walk or horseback ride

It is the simple things that matter and tend to last. One of these simple pleasures is Durban’s beach walk promenade. Take a walk with your beloved along the 6km pathway.

Stunning Sunset beach rides

Amble around the shops, restaurants and bars for refreshments. If you’d rather ride than walk, it’s the most romantic setting to take your loved one on a horseback ride into the sunset. Click here to plan the ride, picnic and various extras.

  • Cost: Ranges from R550 up
  • Contact Number: 0844670752
  • Address: Refinery Dr, Sapref, Durban
  • More Info: Website

Hot Air Balloon Rides

This activity is often included on everyones bucket lists. There’s just something about floating up, up and away with the world beneath that inspires your soul.

take your relationship to new heights

Why not give your loved one this special sky adventure, where you can share romantic conversations far beyond the reach of the world’s distractions.

Savour the champagne breakfast treat when you land! Other options include adrenaline-pushing plane jumps, gyrocopter flights, paragliding and more.

  • Cost: R2 400 per person
    • 45 - 60 minute flight
  • Contact Number: 073 334 7911 
  • Address: 3610 Hillcrest, KZN
  • More Info: Website

Moses Mabhida Stadium – the Big Rush

This is akin to doing bungee jumping, except it’s not upside down over a massive bridge.

Not for the faint heartedExpert Vagabond

Celebrate the adventure that is love and romance with a leap of faith.

The Big Swing is your chance to jump over the World Cup football pitch. You will be up in the air at a height of 106m, swing out at an exhilarating 120kph, in a huge arc of 220m.

This is undoubtedly one of the most adrenaline-crazed ways to explore the landmark, as it’s also in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s tallest swing. Keep in mind that availability is dependent on weather and other scheduled events.

  • Entrance: R695pp
  • Contact Number: 031 312 9281
  • Address: Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • More Info: Website

Chill at Shongweni Dam

Combine all your favourite outdoor activities into an affordable and beautiful day out at the Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve.

DAM, what a view!@joshcurgenven

Take your picnic, your fishing gear and birding binoculars, or your bicycle for a ride in the natural surroundings.

If you want to work up an appetite, challenge your loved one to a rock climbing or abseiling competition — winner paddles the canoe across the dam. You know it will be difficult to leave once you relax and watch all the wildlife passing by, so why not book accommodation for a little Valentine’s getaway?

  • Cost: R165 to hire a canoe.
  • Contact Number: 031 765 7724
  • Address: 457 Mr551 Rd, Shongweni Resource Reserve
  • More Info: Website

Zulumoon Gondola Valentines Special 2019

Looking for something romantic to do this Valentines? That something extra special (that you can boast to your friends about!) Well we have something amazing for you.

enjoy freedom on the open watersGondolas

You and your partner can enjoy Italian-style romance at the Durban Point Waterfront canals thanks to Zulumoon Gondola rides.

Discover some interesting views of Durban as you glide along. Better yet, book a night time gondola ride. The enchanting experience includes a 20 min Gondola Ride for 1 couple, a red rose for your partner, Valentine's chocolates to enjoy together and a glass of sparkling wine.

They also offer daytime cruises for families and larger groups. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

  • Cost:
    • R590 - Per couple (Includes: a 20 min Gondola Ride, One red rose for your partner, Chocolates to enjoy together, Sparkling Non- Alcoholic Wine)
  • When: Daily from 5pm - 9:30pm
  • Venue: 39 Timeball Blvd, Point, Durban
  • Bookings: 084 730 8784
  • More Info:

❤ Valentine's Day Specials

If you are still stumped for gift ideas this Valentine's Day check out some of these amazing specials:

  • Choose me - Spoil that someone special with these amazing savings this Valentine's Day here
  • Zando - A new outfit for your loved one here
  • Replace me - Make more than love connections this Valentine's Day here
  • Travel Start - Plan a romantic getaway for two here
  • Boardriders - Head into the water this Valentine's Day here
  • Barnyard Theatre - Special Valentine's Day Package for 2, includes 2 Barnyard show tickets, 1 large pizza, 1 Bottle of Wine. Find out more here.

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