11 Unusual Date Ideas to Try in Johannesburg

Impress your date in Johannesburg | © Kristina Litvjak/Unsplash
Impress your date in Johannesburg | © Kristina Litvjak/Unsplash
Photo of Carina Claassens
4 December 2017

From cooking classes and stand-up comedy to roller skating and hot air balloon rides, opt for something out of the ordinary with one of these unusual date ideas to try in Johannesburg.

Explore the city on foot

Explore the best of Johannesburg by taking a walking tour with Past Experiences. You’ll see everything from street art to historic buildings. Choose between the Joburg Inner City tours, Soweto tours, or archaeology tours, which will guide you to the outskirts of the city and towards the Cradle of Humankind.

Call +27 83 701 3046 for more information

Graffiti by Bias | Courtesy of Past Experiences

Have dinner in the sky

Sky Table, a platform suspended 5o meters (163 feet) in the air, can host 22 guests and is sure to be an unforgettable dining experience. Choose between a champagne breakfast, lunch or three-course dinner.

Attend an art class

From painting and drawing to working with pottery, there’s something for everyone. And for those who doubt their artistic flair, most of the studios offer classes perfect for beginners. Check out our list of top art classes to take in Johannesburg and book a session for your next date.

There are many art classes to attend in the city | ©Alice Achterhof/Unsplash

See the king of the jungle

A visit to the Lion & Rhino Nature Reserve is always eventful. Situated in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, the beautiful reserve is home to many wildlife species, including lions, buffalo and rhino. Take a self-drive trip through the park and stop by the graveyard to spot the vultures. From R160 per adult.

Lion & Rhine Nature Reserve, 520 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, South Africa


The park homes lions, rhinos, cheetahs and more | © Hans Veth/Unsplash

Take a hot air balloon ride

Situated just outside of Johannesburg in the Cradle of Humankind, Air to Air Africa offers hot air balloon rides over the open planes of the area surrounding Johannesburg. After the ride, once back on solid ground, guests are greeted with mimosas to celebrate the experience. From R1950 per person.

Call +27 84 602 3491 for more information

A hot air balloon ride is one of the most romantic ways to spend a morning | ©Laura Clugston/Unsplash

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