Walt Whitman once wrote that a leaf 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 its star gazing room. This is a romantic spot that 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 incredible flora and fauna. Take a page and 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 experiences 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 conceptual artist Willem Boshoff. 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. And think about it, sharing moments like that with a special someone is very sexy.
By Shawn Greyling