Walt Whitman once wrote that a blade of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. If this is true then surely love and relationship can be found among the vastness of space. The Johannesburg Planetarium offers couples the opportunity to play among the stars from the comfort of your chair. What’s more, this romantic spot will leave your wallet in good shape. The Planetarium’s public roster changes constantly so be sure to check out their website for an updated schedule.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
Since the 1800s people have come to the botanical gardens in Roodepoort to spend time relaxing against a backdrop of a cliff which houses a sensational variety of incredible flora and fauna. Take a page, pack a picnic basket, grab your beloved and find a spot close to the waterfall. That, my friend, is how you make a good memory.
For quite some time now The Bioscope has run some interesting cinema offerings at their viewing room in Maboneng. From kung-fu movies paired with noodles supplied by the Blackenese Restaurant down the road, to Classic Movie Sundays with beer and pizza, there’s always something fun happening at The Bioscope. The movie theatre is linked to the Chalkboard cafe next door which serves some of the best popcorn on the planet. Check their viewing schedule online and pull in for a cuddle session.
Goodman Art Gallery
Since the ’60s couples have flocked to the Goodman gallery to be inspired by the artworks on display. From the awe-inspiring images of photographer David Goldblatt to the controversial works of conceptual artist Willem Boshoff. there is something for everyone. Spend the afternoon soaking up some of the best creations South Africa has to offer because you and your dearest are cultured like that.
Pack a sun-downer, head to the second highest spot in Joburg and spend some quality time with that special someone. The entire city can be viewed from the top as the sun sets over the city of gold, making for an experience like no other. Although moments like these with a special someone can be very sexy, it’s probably best to take some like minded pals and not to visit this secluded spot on your own.
By Shawn Greyling
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