22 Valentine's Day Specials 2018 - Pretoria Events, Lunches & Dinners
22 Valentine's Day Specials 2018 - Pretoria Events, Lunches & Dinners
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22 Valentine's Day Specials 2018 - Pretoria Events, Lunches & Dinners
The best list of parties, picnics and other Valentine’s Day events for you and your loved one to enjoy this February, From the more traditional to to completely unique.
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22 Valentine's Day Specials 2018 - Pretoria Events, Lunches & Dinners

The best list of parties, picnics and other Valentine’s Day events for you and your loved one to enjoy this February, From the more traditional to to completely unique.
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22 Valentine's Day Specials 2018 - Pretoria Events, Lunches & Dinners
The best list of parties, picnics and other Valentine’s Day events for you and your loved one to enjoy this February, From the more traditional to to completely unique.

This Valentine's Day we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to have a great time, whether that be with a partner, friends, family or by yourself.

Skip making dinner this year and leave the dishes to the professionals with a Valentine’s Day dinner. Experience some time outdoors under the stars with an outdoor romantic movie with your loved one.

There is even a Valentine’s Moonlight Run for those want to work off the chocolates and fondue of Valentine's Day.

Try something new this year to spoil your partner, and we’ll help you stay out of the dog box for the rest of the year.

Check out what's happening in Pretoria Today and This Weekend.

Quick JumpValentine's Day DinnersValentine’s Day Buffet DinnerValentine's Dinner At Forti'sValentine's Dinner at Blos CafeValentine's Dinner at The HarlequinValentine's Gourmet Dinner at GranitaValentine's week and weekend at Laughing Chefs BoersjiekValentine's Day at Monte De DiosValentine's Day PicnicsValentine's Picnic at Thulani ResortValentine's Day Picnic at Mooikrans Valentine's Picnic 2018Other Valentine's Day EventsValentine’s Day DashAnti-Valentine's PartyMoonlight Movie NightGalentine's brunchAnti-Valentines Day with Sketchy BongoValentines day Pasta making eveningValentine's Dinner & ShowValentines Bubbly Brunch

Valentine's Day Dinners

Sometimes burnt food and a dirty kitchen just isn’t an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift, no matter how thoughtful it is.

Avoid the worry and take your significant other out to one of the many great hotels and restaurants serving special Valentine’s Day dinners this year.

Valentine’s Day Buffet Dinner

Join the Waterkloof Guesthouse for their first evening Valentine's Day dinner on the lawn.

indulge in a magical evening at Waterkloof Guest House@WaterkloofGuestHouse

Their beautiful garden will be decorated with twinkling fairy lights as the sun goes down.

The evening will indeed be magical and full of excitement. The buffet-style menu includes; rosemary leg of lamb, Cape style bobotie and sticky apricot chicken as well as a melon and parma ham salad and for dessert, homemade brownies.

Don’t be afraid to take a peek at the menu before you decide to book (which is essential as only fifty places are available).

Valentine's Dinner At Forti's

Have a sensational three-course dinner this year at Forti's at the prestigious Time Square.

Have a bubbly Valentine's Day this year. @laurasworldza

Diners are welcomed with a complimentary bottle of L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV, a premier MCC, to share between them and their loved ones.

Starters consist of an antipasto platter to share, mains are a choice between kingklip, prawns and fillet steak with a selection of sides. A selection of mignon (tiny) specialties will be served for dessert.

  • Cost: R1300 per couple
  • When: 2 seating’s 17:30 and 21:00
  • Address: Time Square South Africa, 209 Aramist Avenue
  • Full Event Info: Valentine's Dinner At Forti's
  • Tickets:

Valentine's Dinner at Blos Cafe

This around the world-themed dinner evening, is certain to be exciting.

Travel the world in a night at Blos Cafe@BlosCafe

Each course is inspired by a different part of the globe all culminating in the expression “You are my world”.

The starters, for instance, are a course of popcorn chicken from Asia and a cheese platter from Europe.

Join them in their travels across the world, from the Antarctic to South America and Australia.

Valentine's Dinner at The Harlequin

Another great place to enjoy a Valentine’s Day meal is The Harlequin.

celebrate passion at at The Harlequin@theharlequinpta

Started as a passion project of two best friends, The Harlequin is known for their tasty cocktails, their exceptional wine collection and their romantic atmosphere.

The Harlequin proudly serves local and international craft beers and cocktails. This restaurant is the perfect combination of luxury and affordability, with many patrons telling great stories of first dates and after work drinks.

Keep an eye on their facebook page for their special menu for the evening and more details.

Valentine's Gourmet Dinner at Granita

Granita is certainly going all out this year for Valentine’s Day, with five different Valentine’s packages that range from a simple gourmet dinner to a spa experience and overnight accommodation.

have your choice of the best at Granita@kievitskroon

Enjoy a welcome cocktail upon arrival, followed by a decadent seven course meal with wine pairings for each course. Live entertainment will accompany your meals and at the end of the evening, guests will be treated to a night cap for the evening. Some of the other packages include;

  • Valentine's Picnic & Movie
    • Venue: Estate Gardens
    • Time:19h00 for19h30
    • Price: R760 per person
    • Details: Welcome cocktail I Gourmet picnic basket I Selected wine I Night cap I Outdoor movie
  • Valentine's Themed Buffet
    • Venue: Kingsley's Restaurant
    • Time:19h00 for19h30
    • Price: R830 per person
    • Details: Welcome cocktail I Themed buffet dinner I Selected wine I Night cap I Live entertainment
  • Valentine's Dine & Stay
    • Time: Check in 14h00 I Private In-room Dining 19h00 for 19h30
    • Rates:
      • Junior Suite R3 820 per person sharing
      • VIP Suite R4180 per person sharing
    • Details: Welcome cocktail I Pre-dinner Kievits Kroon MCC 17 course dinner I Wine pairing per course with selected cellar wines I Night cap I Accommodation and breakfast I Romantic turn down
  • Valentine's Winelands Spa Journey
    • Venue: Winelands Spa
    • Time: 18h30 - 23h00
    • Price: R2 350 per person
    • Details: Arrival cocktail I Ta pas buffet I Selected wine I Night cap I Treatments and use of the spa thermae facilities
  • Valentine's Gourmet Dinner
    • Venue: Granita
    • Time:19h00for19h30
    • Price: R980 per person
    • Details: Welcome cocktail 17 Course Dinner I Wine pairing per course with selected cellar wines I Night cap I Live entertainment
  • Full Event Info: Valentine's Gourmet Dinner at Granita
  • Bookings:
    • 0860 543 848 or
    • reservations@kievitskroon.co.za

Valentine's week and weekend at Laughing Chefs Boersjiek

Laughing Chefs has set up a variety of Valentine’s Day events both on and after Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February.

extend your valentines day at Laughing Chefs Boersjiekmaggie_laughingchefs

One of these is a traditional Valentine’s Day Dinner, which is set to beautiful live music and consists of a welcome drink and four delicious courses.

Sparking wine will also be provided to lovely couples, friends or families at this special event.

Laughing Chefs is also celebrating Valentine’s Weekend with a romantic weekend package for couples.

Spoil your significant other with a dinner, bottle of sparkling wine, bed and breakfast and a surprise treat in your room.

For more information about the romantic weekend, see their Facebook page.

  • Cost: R320pp for Dinner
  • When: 6.30 pm for 7 pm
  • Address: Laughing Chefs Boersjiek, Plot 274, Graham Rd,(M6, Lynnwood Rd ext), Tiegerpoort
  • Full Event Info: Valentine’s week and weekend
  • Tickets: here

Valentine's Day at Monte De Dios

Monte De Dios has two spectacular events planned for Valentine's day this year.

enjoy some intimate time at Monte de Dios@monte_de_dios

For some intimate time alone with your significant other, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two at their restaurant.

For a more light hearted experience, enjoy their romantic movie screening, with a bottle of wine and a picnic basket full of treats to share.

The movie being screened is still a surprise for now, but watch their facebook page for updates.

  • Cost:
    • R520 per couple for Picnic and Movie
    • R 650 per couple for Dinner
  • When: 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Address: Monte de Dios, 106 Achilles, 0081 Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Valentine's Day at Monte De Dios
  • Bookings: Email

Valentine's Day Picnics

Instead of just binge-watching Netflix and cuddle time on the couch, why not book a seat for an outdoor picnic this year and spice things up with a delicious picnic basket for you and your partner to share and indulge.

Spend some quality time away from the television and catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives.

Valentine's Picnic at Thulani Resort

Thulani Resort has planned a special evening for couples looking for an intimate atmosphere this Valentine’s Day.

Sip champagne and snack on delicious treats at Thulani Resort@www.thulanibass.co.za

Ticket prices include a delicious basket of treats for you and your special someone to share.

Enjoy a beautiful sunset and an enchanting evening under the stars while you enjoy each other’s company and relax among nature.

Sunset is happening just before seven o’clock so prepare to have two breathtaking hours of watching the sky light up with colours as the sun slips down.

Couples are welcome to bring their own champagne and wine to celebrate the evening. Spots are limited so book your tickets as soon as possible.

  • Cost: R550.00 per couple (includes picnic basket)
  • When: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • Address: Thulani Fishing & Leisure Resort, Cnr. Linvelt and Lavender Roads, Wonderboom
  • Full Event Info: Valentine's Picnic
  • Tickets:
    • Liance: 066 307 2941
    • Email

Valentine's Day Picnic at Mooikrans

Enjoy a beautiful day out among the gardens at Mooikrans.

Have a delicious meal with a healthier option at Mooikrans@mooikrans

With three menu options, guests will be spoil for choice.

Vegetarian guests will be spoilt with; a cape malay styled lentil and tomato curry with fresh mint and cucumber sticks, served in a mini pita, spicy popcorn and nut mix, freshly baked baguette with sweet pepper pate, roasted sesame seed hummus, basil pesto-sundried tomato stack and olive selection and a champagne gold and pastel cake “magnum" for dessert.

Guests who prefer the banting meal option, will be surprised with sticky chicken kebab with spicy broad bean dip, homemade parmesan-seed cracker with lamb-liver pate, roasted sesame seed hummus, basil pesto-sundried tomato stack and olive selection among other delicious courses.

  • Cost: R350pp
  • When: 5 PM - 10 PM
  • Address: Mooikrans Venue and Garden, 15a Midas Avenue, Olympus
  • Full Event Info: Valentine's Picnic
  • Tickets: Email

Valentine's Picnic 2018

This event at Shokran is genuinely a sweethearts picnic, with heart-inspired platters and drinks, it’s a romantic way to end your Valentine’s Day.

Celebrate Valentine's day Moroccan style at Shokran Events Venue@Shokran_Wedding_&_Events_Venue

Guests are welcomed with “sexy sangria” and a mini meze platter to snack on together.

Couples also receive a picnic basket to enjoy in their romanticly arranged picnic spot ( including blankets, pillows and even a small serving table).

Some of the treats that you can indulge on throughout the evening are; blush lemonade, a bottle of wine, Moroccan lamb cigars, macadamia crusted chicken strips, salad in a jar and a sweet surprise for dessert. Spots are limited.

Other Valentine's Day Events

For a truly unique experience this year, try out one of these unusual events around Pretoria.

All of these events are great for couples wanting to try something new, or anyone simply bored of the usual Valentine’s Day experience.

Valentine’s Day Dash

Get fit this Valentine’s Day with the Moonlight Valentine’s Day Dash.

stay fit this valetine's day at Rietvlei Dam@icey_spicey_11

Dress in red, white and pink to celebrate the day of love while you experience Rietvlei Dam in the spender of the moonlight.

This run is 8 or 5 km depending on which route you decide to take and an excellent opportunity for you and your partner to get fit and have fun.

February is a great time to start working out and get fit before the winter cuddle season.

Tickets are cheaper when bought in advance so don’t wait too long to book your ticket.

  • Cost:
    • R 85 pp
    • Discounts for pensioners and children under 12
  • When: 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Address: Centurion Canoe Club, Rietvlei Dam, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Valentine’s Day Dash
  • Tickets: here

Anti-Valentine's Party

This event is for all the happily-single, romantically challenged and “just not interested” people of Pretoria who are ready to leave the pink hearts and cupid cards behind them at the door.

be a rebel at Baraćas Wine & Beer Bar@duskyjones

All those who are sick of Valentine’s Day are ready to unite under the banner of cheap drinks and a good party.

Your entry fee will get you a free drink at the door and a night full of great DJ’s, (not pink) drinks and a heart-shaped piñata that you can smash the stuffing out of.

Be ready to enjoy the night with the only secret Valentine you’ll ever need; your cocktail.

  • Cost: R50
  • When: 7 pm - 2 am
  • Address: Baraćas Wine & Beer Bar, 56 Totius str, 0181 Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Anti-Valentine's Party

Moonlight Movie Night

Have a movie night with a difference. The Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel has decided to up-style your usual outdoor movie evening with a three-course buffet.

get ready to cuddle at Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel@Kleinkaap

Cuddle up with your loved one while enjoying a classic romantic movie under the stars.

While the film of the night has not been revealed yet, some hints suggest the big screen film will be none other than the Pride and Prejudice.

The classic love story tells the tale of two stubborn young characters from British society in the 1880s, one Upper class, wealthy and a notorious bachelor, the other working class and stubbornly refusing the very idea of marriage.

Against their intentions, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth fall in love but refuse to acknowledge their feelings.

And if the term “maggies vol, ogies toe” applies to you, be sure to arrange the overnight package with the hotel, which includes a continental breakfast in the morning.

  • Cost:
    • Movie & Buffet - R 650 per couple
    • Overnight package (Movie, Buffet, Luxury Accommodation & Continental Breakfast) - R 2220 per couple
  • When: 6 pm - 10 pm
  • Address: Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel, 87 Jim van der Merwe Rd
  • Full Event Info: Moonlight Movie Night
  • Tickets: Here

Galentine's brunch

Celebrate the women in your life and have a Galentine’s day brunch with your favourite people.

celebrate brunch with the best friends in your life at Galentine's brunch@maggie_laughingchefs

Acknowledge the truly special women in your life that are there for you between boyfriends, after breakups and that love you for the long-haul.

Get together a group of mothers, sisters, cousins and friends and have a great day out.

With two breakfast options on Wednesday and Saturday, you can plan a special day out with the girls.

Guests are welcomed with mimosas and the three-course brunch is in a harvest table style serving.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show your partner that you appreciate them.

Express your love and appreciation by planning something special that they can remember all year round.

Book events well in advance so that you can secure your spot and surprise your partner.

Anti-Valentines Day with Sketchy Bongo

Madison Avenue is celebrating the reality that #lovesucks, and in the spirit of being anti-romance, they are having a Anti-Valentine's party.

Celebrate everything you hate about valentine's Day@sketchybongo

With the launch of their 'Wednesday Student Nights', Madison Avenue has invited world-wide sensation Sketchy Bongo to light up the dance floor, accompanied by the in-house DJs Solly P and Castellano.

Doors open at 8pm and entry prices go up after 9pm so get their early and get ready to dance the night away.

Valentines day Pasta making evening

Enjoy expanding your culinary horizons at this pasta-making event.

Learn something new this valentine's day at the R&R Bistro@francesco.schiavi

Get ready to be taught the art of one of the fastest growing food trends in the world; home-made fresh pasta.

You and your partner will learn how to make fresh Italian pasta followed by a romantic three-course dinner for two and live musical entertainment.

Valentine's Dinner & Show

Enjoy a celebration of Afrikaans music this Valentine's Day.

Check out Nicholis Louw, Pieter Smith and Marius Strydom at Amorosa Wedding and Conference Venue@marsstry1234

This fabulous event includes a 3-course dinner and three hour performance from three South African house-hold names.

A welcome drink on arrival invites guests into this gorgeous wedding venue.

The dress code for the evening is smart casual so be sure to dress the part.

  • Cost: R300pp
  • When: 7 PM - 11 PM
  • Address: Amorosa Wedding and Conference Venue10 Christina Avenue, Kameeldrift West
  • Full Event Info: Valentine's Dinner & Show
  • Bookings:

Valentines Bubbly Brunch

If you were sneaky enough to apply for leave for valentine's day, or simply don't have work on the 14th of February, a Valentine's brunch might be the perfect idea for you.

Indulge on the high-life at the year's valentine's brunch @carbonbistro

Sip on bottomless bubbly and slurp on oysters this valentine's day.

Guests are welcomed with 12 fresh oysters and an unlimited supply of champagne.

Avoid the evening rush and have a relaxed brunch with your loved ones with more than enough time to cuddle on the couch with a romanic movie on Tuesday night.

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

  • Desir - Spoil her with lingerie here
  • Mr Price Apparel - A new outfit for your loved one here - Win a R500 voucher for you and your Valentine.
  • Earth Hair - Get your hair ready for 2018 with these natural products here
  • Replace me - Make more than love connections this Valentine's Day here
  • Boardriders - Head into the water this Valentine's Day here

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