Date ideas for couples in Johannesburg: 5 things to do

Posted on 4 June 2024 By Tsoku Maela

Making it in Johannesburg requires a few things: street smarts, a little bit of ‘daai ding’ (that thing) we call ‘umswenko’ (style) and of course, you need to cava (be aware) of the language. Heita! Fede? But if you’re travelling to Jozi with that special someone looking for that special something then you need to be at places that speak that special language: the language of love.

Ska warra (don’t worry), this is Joburg where all roads are paved in gold. We will help you navigate them with some date ideas that will hopefully help you find your way into your person’s heart. There are many places to visit in Johannesburg.

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1. Pick out flowers for each other

Multiflora flower market is the biggest market in the Southern hemisphere. With about 600 flower growers bringing different species from Africa under their roof, you are bound to find a bunch that has the shape, colour and scent that speaks to your partner. The  Flower Hall downstairs showcases various floral stores, each of which has its own unique flair, offering beautiful flowers to the public. Here, you can shop and order everything from wedding bouquets and celebration wreaths to party arrangements or simply a special bunch of flowers for your loved one.

Picture: Multiflora gallery

Telephone: (011) 613-4011

Email: [email protected]


Multiflora Centre

1 Marjorie Street

City Deep



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2. Picnic at the Botanical Gardens

Now that you’ve given each other flowers, keep in touch with nature and breakfast together in the beautiful Walter Sisulu National Botanical gardens.

Date ideas for couples in Johannesburg: 5 things to do

Picture: Chris Eason

The garden and nature reserve are home to an abundance of wildlife with about 240 bird species recorded on site, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be co-stars in your own fantasy adventure. The best time to visit is spring (September-November). The Highveld is one of the most striking seasons with the Garden coming to life again after a cold and dry winter.

Entrance tickets can be purchased online at webtickets; at any Pick ‘n Pay Money Market or by card payment at the gate. They no longer accept cash payments.

Entrance fees

R25 – R80

Rules and regulations


The garden is open every day from 08h00 to 17h00.

Contact Information

  • Switchboard +27(0)86 100 1278
  • Alternative number: 079 778 3851 (in use after hours, or as needed)
  • Email: [email protected]


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Physical Address

End of Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort

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3. Quit horsing around, and saddle up

Date ideas for couples in Johannesburg: 5 things to do

Picture: Saddle Creek Adventures

Horseriding isn’t something most people get to do every day, and if that happens to be the case for the two of you then this could be a great moment to learn something new together. Saddle Creek Adventures offers guided rides out every day on calm, obedient and well-trained trail horses. Ska warra, beginners will be assisted throughout the ride while more experienced riders will have plenty of opportunity to trot and canter along the scenic route.

Central Reservations Cell: +27 79 467 9906

Enquiries Email: [email protected]


R370.00 per person – 30 Minutes
R675.00 per person – 60 Minutes

Address: Farm HH24
Hartebeesfontein Road
Hekpoort, 1791

4. They see me rollin’

RollEgoli is a hidden gem in Bryanston. Nestled between residential and commercial areas, you might have to drive slow not to miss the entrance to this roller skating hub. Be warned though, this activity might be a make-or-break – for your limbs and your love – a true test of your affection. Remember, if they can’t handle you at your worst, they don’t deserve you at your best. Date nights at the venue are perfect for couples who want to join other couples in skating around the rink. There are coaches available to assist beginners.

Date ideas for couples in Johannesburg: 5 things to do

Picture: RollEgoli gallery

Entry: R100 per person (as long as you like)

Skate Hire: R40 per person

Skate Mate Support Frame Hire: R50 per hour

E-mail: [email protected]

Tele: 083 232 9861

Address: 296 Main Rd, Bryanston, Norman Rd intersection

5. Eat. Pray. Love. At Saint.

End the day on a lighter note. Saint Restaurant located in Sandton has the perfect calming warm ambience and events for the mood you have in mind. Every Wednesday night Sheldon Sham produces an exclusive intimate gathering of all things Jazz. Every Thursday, O’Neal Africa takes over the bar for a night filled with all things soulful and sexy. Every Sunday the upper echelon of Joburg gathers in the bar at Saint, for an afternoon of beats, fashion and food. From 3 pm until late.

Picture: Saint restaurant gallery

Enjoy a glass of wine, a dish prepared with love and a soft landing on a day out in shimmering Johannesburg.

For reservations: Email: [email protected] Phone: +27 10 594 5888 Website:


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