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Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day

With the annual day of love around the corner, we have found a few restaurants across South Africa to celebrate the day of love with your special someone. 

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The Kraal


With the annual day of love around the corner, we have found a few restaurants across South Africa to celeberate the day of love with your special someone. 

It is that time of the year again, where the shops are filled with roses, chocolate and all things associated with Valentine's Day, reminding us to spread the love and spoil our better halfs.

A candle lit dinner for two is an intimate and memorable way to spend the day with your loved one. Our curated list of restaurants dotted across the country are known for providing exceptional service with a stellar menu ensuring that your Valentine's Day is one for the books.


With cupid at the helm this Valentine's Day, here are a few restaurants to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one. 

FYN, Cape Town 

FYN offers more than just an expectional dining experience as the interior deisgn throughout has been carefully curated to create a contemporary space with edge.

Designed by talented interior designer Tristan Du Plessis of Tristan Plessis Studio, the restaurant's most notable feature is the installation consisting of 1.5 ton's worth of poplar discs. The piece is inspired by the fusion of South African and Japanese culture. 

Led by world renowned chef, Peter Templehoff, the menu is themed to a discovery of cuisine taking inspiration from the head chef's travels across South Africa and Japan. It is no understatement that FYN has been the talk of the culinary scene since it opened and caters to a range of diets including vegan and pescetarian. 

Booking's have opened for Valentine's Day. 

Address: 5th Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament St, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 286 2733


FYN Cape Town



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The Kraal, Stellenbosch 

Escape to the Stellenbosch Winelands at The Kraal and celeberate Valentine's Day as you dine under the starry night sky.  

Located at the organic winery, Joostenberg Wine Estate, The Kraal restaurant is nestled in a hidden spot in the shadded courtyard. The earthy and clean lined design are just one of the reasons why we love this restaurant. 

With the menu changing every week due to the use of fresh ingredients from the nearby farm, The Kraal has created a set menu for Valentine's Day.

The three course meal costs R 375 per person (excluding drinks) and features fresh west coast oysters on ice, home-cured coppa ham, spanspek , roasted aubergine and Zandam fior di latté mozzarella with basil dressing, ending off with Fynbos honey ice cream with figs and pine nut tuile. A chilled glass of chenin will be served to guests on arrival setting the mood for a romantic dinner. 

Booking's are essential with a deposit of R150 per person. 

Address: Joostenberg Wine Estate, Hoopenburg Road Muldersvlei
Contact:  or 0796411320

The Kraal



Aurum, Johannesburg 

Located in the tallest building in Africa, Aurum recently opened its doors and features a fine-dining experience taken to new heights. 

Named after the latin word for 'gold', Aurum is nothing short of an opulent and lavish as the menu features a number of signature dishes such as Wagyu beef and an exotic mushroom risotto.

The menu is themed to reflect a modern interpretation of European cuisine with a local flair.

Address: Level 7, The Leonardo, 75 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton
Contact:, 087 536 0100


Aurum Johannesburg



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The Oyster Box Hotel , Durban 

Hailed as one of South Africa's national treasures, the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban offers a casual dinning experince with a flair of elegance at the The Palm Court. 

Although the Palm Court is popular for the scrumptious high tea offered in the afternoons, the courtyard appeal and lavish furnishings make for an ideal Valentine's Day treat. 

A breakfast buffet is on offer with freshly baked scones and other brunch appropriate treats if you are in the mood to start off the morning with your loved one. 

Bookings are essential and can be completed online. 

Address: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga
Contact: 031 514 5000

The Oyster Box Hotel



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