February events for those who've found love and those who haven't

February is the month of love - depending on your relationship status. 

But outside of the jam-packed 14 February Friday, the month will be hosting many fun-filled events - especially in Cape Town.

Mark your calendar and start planning!

Valentine's Day 14 February

Grande Provence, Franschhoek

Indulge in an eclectic dinner or opt for a romantic picnic on this beautiful heritage wine estate.

Details: The cost per person of the Valentine’s Day is R800, while the picnic is available at R600 per person until 16:00. Dinner guests can book for three different sittings at 18:30, 19:30 or 20:00. Pre-paid bookings are essential. To book your table, call (021) 876 8600 or email events@grandeprovence.co.za.

Explore Thyself | Speed Dating, Durban

If you're willing to make fast small talk while looking for love, then this Curiocity event is perfect for you.

Details: It will be R50 at the door at Durban's Curiocity Hostel for speed daters and non-participants can join the party for free.

Valentine's Blues Music Festival, Krugersdorp

This event only takes place on 15 February at the Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind - only 45 minutes from the centre of Johannesburg - and guarantees a day of live music, food markets and chilling with your loved one.

Details: Online it will be R300-R350 per person and R400 at the gate, depending on availability.

a-ha live in Cape Town

The famous Norwegian band will be performing on Valentine's Day to fans in the Mother City.

Details: They will be performing at Green Point A Track, tickets available on webtickets.  

Mystery Ghost Bus, Johannesburg

Get spooky with your date on this tour of the city's creepy history.

Details: It runs from 19:00 with pickup at the Pound and Penny Pub at Sunnyside Park Hotel and runs until midnight - so dress warmly. Tickets are R419 per person, excluding meals and drinks.

Valentine's Dinner Dance, Durban 

Sit down to a six-course plated dinner to the sounds of Beat Route at The Oyster Box - also happening on 15 February. 

Details: It will take place in The Grill Room and The Ocean Terrace and will cost R1 200 per person.

ECR Kings and Queens of Comedy: Valentine's Edition

Laugh out loud about the trials and tribulations of love at this annual comedy event. Includes big-hitters like Tumi Morake, Rob van Vuuren, Nik Rabinowitz and Ebenhaezer Dibakwane.

Details: It will take place at the Durban ICC with tickets going for R180.Picnic at the Aquarium

Get the chance to visit the Two Oceans Aquarium after dark complete with a picnic in your own special spot.

Details: Prices range from R650 to R1600 per couple depending on which spot you pick and there will be a wine list available on the evening. 

#WonderOfLove Table Mountain Campaign

If you're looking for a different kind of date in February, the Table Mountain Cableway is offering half-price tickets on the sunset special after 18:00 every day until 29 February.

Details: The campaign is running in partnership with Shimansky who will be selling their ring collections at the Shop at the Top - you can also win one of the rings by posting your most romantic photo from your trip up the mountain to social media and using the hashtags #WonderOfLove and #tablemountainshimansky and like or follow the Cableway and Shimansky on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Punk Drunk Love

Radisson RED in Waterfront is hosting a free event for those who want to rock out and declare (or denounce) their love.

Details: Starts at 17H30 and there's a prize for best dressed.

Cape Town

Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Series 

The lineup for this month includes Lady Zamar (swopped with Sjava)/Kwesta, Yo-Yo Ma's Bach Project, AKA, the 15th Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Festival and Spoegwolf/Jo Black.

When: Every Sunday throughout February | Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Cost: From R170 - R220 @ webtickets 

Metal4Africa Summerfest 

Rock out to the best of the country's live bands that represent the heavy-metal sub-genres.

When: 1 February | Where: Metronome | Cost: R150 at the door.

Love, The Sex Expo

Enjoy over four fun-filled days at GrandWest Love, The Sex Expo. It will entertain and educate you like never before. Guests can also indulge in culinary delights, private male revue bars, workshops from industry experts on all things sex to enlighten and educate you and of course, the opportunity to shop till you drop from the widest array of sexy lingerie, latest in sex toys, gadgets and accessories and much more.

When: 6 - 9 February | Where: GrandWest| Cost: R250

Up The Creek 

This year marks a special celebration - it will be the Creek's 30th festival!

When: 6 - 9 February | Where: Up the Creek Camp on the Breede River | Cost: R1 090-R1 240 @ Howler  

Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival

The two best foods in the world come together to tickle your gourmand tastebuds

When: 8 February | Where: Fort Wynyard | Cost: R100 to R120 @ webtickets

International Public Art Fest 

This truly local event gathers 25 local and international artists to paint murals in Salt River.

When: 12 - 15 February | Where: 289 Main Road, Salt River | Cost: Free street art tours

Investec Cape Town Art Fair 

Explore the diversity of contemporary art from Africa to the world.

When: 14 - 16 February | Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cost: Online R160 / Door R190

Open Streets Woodstock 

Celebrate Cape Town's public space where you can walk, cycle, skate, play, dance and explore without worrying about cars. 

When: 23 February | Where: Woodstock Main Road (Victoria Rd/ Sir Lowry Rd) between Searle Street and Roodebloem Road | Cost: Free

Constantia Fresh: For the love of fine wine 

Taste the best of Constantia Valley wines in a jamboree of flavour.

When: 23 February | Where: Buitenverwachting Wine Farm | Cost: R600 - includes wine and food.

Design Indaba

The premier get-together of designers, thinkers and innovators from across Africa.

When: 26 - 28 February | Where: The Artscape Theatre | Cost: R1 785 - R8 240 @ webtickets 


Groove the beats of Africa and the world's best DJs, including Steve Aoki, Black Coffee, DJ Snake and Afrojack.

When: 28 February | Where: The Ostrich Farm | Cost: R650 - R750

Cape Town Pride 

Show your rainbow colours and support the city's LGBTQ+ community.

When: 29 February | Where: Reddam Field, Green Point | Cost: R50 - R170 @ Quicket 

RED! The Gallery Charity Auction

Give back to charity while admiring art and sipping on fine wine at the RED!'s gala for good.

When: 28 February | Where: RED! The Gallery, Steenberg Village, Tokai | Cost: R180 at the door or Quicket.


Weekend Market's Carnival Festival 

Swing high with family at this event filled with rides, markets, water slides and all kinds of kids entertainment.    

When: 1 - 2 February | Where: 1 Rifle Range Road, Baragwanath | Cost: On Computicket R60-R70 and at the gate R60 - R90.

Cotton Fest 

Calling all music and fashion lovers - a curation of what makes the youth of South Africa tick. 

When: 1 February | Where: The Station, Newtown | Cost: TBC

Warrior Race Tierpoort 

Test your mettle with SA's most hardcore obstacle-course race.

When: 1 February | Where: Tierpoort | Cost: R380 - R550

a-ha Live in Johannesburg:

The famous Norwegian band will be performing on Valentine's Day to fans in the Mother City.

When: 15 February | Where: Mark Park Sports Club | Cost: R595 - R895

Lighthouse Festival

The perfect spot for South Africa's electro-heads - it will also be in Cape Town on 29 February. 

When: 22 February | Where: 39a Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown | Cost: R250 - R350 @ Howler 

Meetings Africa

The biggest showcase of Africa as a premier destination for events and tourism.

When: 25 - 26 February | Where: Sandton Convention Centre | Cost: R160

Johannesburg Homemakers Expo

Learn new tricks to spruce up your home to perfection.

When: 27 February - 1 March | Where: Ticketpro Dome | Cost: R20 - R100 @ Quicket


Groove the beats of the Africa and the world's best DJs, including Steve Aoki, Black Coffee, DJ Snake and Afrojack.

When: 29 February | Where: Expo Centre, Nasrec | Cost: R650 - R750


South Africa vs England Cricket 

Watch our Proteas take on the English in the second Momentum ODI.

When: 7 and 14 February | Where: Kingsmead Stadium | Cost: R140 - R350 @ ticketpro 

Arno Carstens

Meet up with one of SA's biggest rockstars Arno Carstens who will be performing his biggest hits.

When: 7 February | Where: Rockwood Theatres | Cost: R150

Bob Marley One Love Festival

February is the reggae master's birthday month, so celebrate his music with SAMA winner Black Dellinger.

When: 8 February | Where: Durban Amphitheatre, North Beach | Cost: R100 - R350 @ Computickets 

Rumble in SA World Wrestling Superstars  

Get the adrenaline pumping with these heavy-weight champions.

When: 26 and 28 February | Where: Sibaya Sun Park | Cost: TBC

Oyster and Bubbly Festival

Let your taste buds explode with luxurious gourmet at this exclusive festival. 

When: 28 February | Where: The Pearls Mall, Umhlanga | Cost: R200 @ Quicket 

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