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Unique Experiences and Unexpected Offers for Reconnecting with Dad this Father's Day
Learn something new about your old man this Father's Day
Use this Father’s Day, 17 June, as an opportunity to actively get to know your father or the father figure in your life better.
These adventures, discounted food experiences and cool gifts for guys, have been specially picked to help you bond with Dad.
PS: We’ll keep adding special new finds to this selection, so keep updated with the latest by getting our free weekly newsletter.
FIND OUT HOW CLOSE HE’LL GET TO A FULLY GROWN LION
Several lions, in fact. And a rooikat, a leopard and Bengal tigers. Take dad on a cool big cats experience at Vredenheim Wildlife & Winery, where he gets in for 10% less on Father’s Day. Plus, he also gets free a complimentary tractor ride and free entry into Vredenheim Animal Farm in Stellenbosch.
Times: Sunday 17 June, 9pm–4pm
Cost: Free entry and a tractor ride at Vredenheim Animal Farm; R63 for the big cats experience (normally R70)
Vredenheim Farm | Baden Powell Drive | Stellenbosch | [email protected] | +27 (0)83 391 5510\
FIND OUT HOW HE LIKES HIS ANGUS BEEF WITH HIS SHIRAZ
There are two experiences for getting to know dad a little better at Boschendal this Sunday 17 June. Choose to explore this winery’s famous Angus beef options in an extra-special Father’s Day canapes and estate Shiraz pairing in the estate’s Exclusive Lounge. Or treat him to a long Sunday lunch, featuring hearty “farm meal” options with wine and the option of bottomless bubbly for getting to know each other a little better at The Werf Restaurant at this famous Franschhoek winery.
Times: Angus Beef pairing: 11am–3pm only, lasting one hour per experience; Long Sunday lunch: 12am–5pm, stay and relax for the day.
Costs: Angus Beef pairing: R300/p (usually R350/p); Long Sunday lunch: R495/p, excluding drinks (children under 12 R320) and an additional R250 for the bottomless bubbly option.
Boschendal Estate | Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein | Franschhoek | [email protected] |+27 (0)21 870 4206
FIND OUT HOW HE HANDLES THE “DRUNKEN DONKEY”
Brand new on the menu at the most unique hangout in Obz is a blue cheese and bacon beef burger (fig and blue cheese for vegetarians), which is perfect for a Father’s Day family burger challenge. Book a table for four or more and you get a jug of the “Drunken Donkey”, a summer ale that’s brewed exclusively here, to share. Afterwards, there are 12 other unique craft beers and loads more burger options at the unmistakably cool Victorian house-turned-restaurant that is A Touch of Madness.
Time: Sunday 17 June 2018, 12am–5pm
Cost: Depending on your bill. Burgers start from R70.
12 Nuttall Road | Observatory | [email protected] | +27 (0)21 447 4650
DISCOVER HIS NEW FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE
Don’t play it safe, gift him with a rich, woody fragrance from Shimansky. The Shimansky Captivated Pour Homme Perfume for Men is a classy infusion of herbal aromatic notes, a notable gift for Father’s Day. To make it even more of a memorable occasion, consider engraving your dad’s initials on the Evolym cuff also from Shimansky, a one-of-a-kind, timeless and classic bangle for men. These will set your dad apart from the rest, Both gifts are available nationwide from Shimansky.
Cost: R880 for the Shimansky Captivated Pour Homme Perfume and R4 500 for the Evolym cuff.
Level 1 | The Clock Tower | Waterfront | [email protected] | +27 (0)21 421 2788
FIND OUT WHAT MAKES HIM LAUGH
Spend the final moments of Father’s Day capturing his laugh with a selfie and a R15 tequila. There is still much to laugh about at Cape Town Comedy Club’s happy hour from 6 to 7pm because selected Sunday shows are priced at R60 per person. So, grab your dad and figure out what tickles his fancy as a stage graced by local and international crowd-pullers comes alive while you enjoy drinks and a meal at Cape Town Comedy Club.
Times: Happy hour: 6–7pm; Dinner: from 6pm; Show: starts at 8:30pm
The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront| Cape Town | [email protected] | +27 (0)21 447 4650
DISCOVER AN INNER-CITY FOOD SPOT WITH HIM
It’s delight upon delight at Cape Town Culinary, a gastronomic experience in an inner-city hot spot. You’re sure to add a few centimetres to both your and Dad’s waistline with this tasty feast on Father’s Day. Expect to munch on some really good biltong washed down with beer and flavourful coffee. Note there are purchase date restrictions between 16 May–17 June and booking date restrictions from 16 May–31 December. Use the discount code FATHERSCTMAG when making your booking and get 20% off this flavourful food journey.
Cost: R899/p and R699 for children
De Waterkant | [email protected] | +27 (0) 875 508662
FIND OUT WHICH SOCCER TEAM HE SUPPORTS AT THE WORLD CUP OVER A MUG OF BEER
Dig into a delicious steak resembling a single-handed axe with its own nickname, the Tomahawk, at Beerhouse on Long Street. This buzzing restaurant is hosting a Father’s Day special where you get a 750g Tomahawk steak and a 500ml Jack Black Lager for R250. Find out which soccer team your dad is rooting for at the World Cup over a couple of beers, some of which are discounted at a special rate, a common practice at Beerhouse.
223 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre | +27 (0)21 424 3370 | [email protected]
SEE HOW MUCH OXTAIL AND VEG HE CAN PACK AWAY
Creamy mushroom soup served with vetkoek, oxtail potjie, rosemary-marinated pork and an assortment of veggies ideal for a family lunch. These are just some of the meal options for sharing a family meal, buffet-style, this Father’s Day at Thali Thali Game Lodge.
Cost: Adult: R240/p, kids under 12 R115. Booking is essential as space is limited.
Just off R27 across Langebaan entrance | Langebaan | +27 (0)82 372 8637 | [email protected]
DISCOVER HOW MANY BEERS HE THINKS MAKES THE PERFECT BRAAI
You can expect more than just the perfect beer and braai at Radisson RED this Father’s Day. There’s also a live rock band, specially themed gifts for dad, whole chickens straight off the grill and a Jack Black-branded beer station. If you prefer taking in the silo district views from the RED Roof, heaters and blankets will be available (as it may be a little chilly), with the normal menu and warm G&Ts and a live DJ. Either way, it’ll be memorable at Radisson RED Cape Town.
Cost: R250 per chicken off the braai with inclusive sides.
Silo 6 | Silo Square | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)87 086 1578 | [email protected]
FIND OUT HIS FAVOURITE INNER-CITY VIEWS WITH A BALCONY BRAAI
The Ghilbi bar at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence is pulling out all the stops to host dad this Father’s Day. Upon arrival, Light Blu Lager will be available and then scoot over to the rooftop braai. The entire family is invited and early bookings are required for either the 12pm or the 4pm braai. No matter which time you choose, Dad will have a great day at the Radisson Blu.
22 Riebeek Street | Cape Town | [email protected] | +27 (0)21 467 4000
SEE IF HE’LL LICK HIS FINGERS AFTER THIS SUNDAY CHICKEN ROAST
Start with a complimentary pint of Stella Artois for dad, then let him tuck into a rotisserie chicken-style feast before his complimentary dessert. Everything on the regular menu will be available, of course, and the charm of Cape Town’s Heritage Square will help make this an ideal time to chat and reconnect to the backdrop of live music by Gerry Liberty. You know we can only be talking about Father’s Day at vibey Shortmarket Street eatery Roast & Co.
Cost: Menu dependent. You have to book and put down a deposit of R80 per head for tables of six or more.
98 Shortmarket Street Cape Town | +27(0)21 424 6372 | [email protected]
FIGURE OUT WHAT KIT HE DESIRES FOR HIS NEXT ADVENTURE
Is your dad an avid camper? Does he love the outdoors? Maybe he’s just a fan of products made to last. Just Like Papa, purveyors of exclusive and quality gifts, has all the gear he needs for his next adventure. Their Icebreaker gear and the Just Like Papa beanie will keep him warm; hydration formula DripDrop will replenish fluids, and the waterproof GoPro Hero is perfect for capturing the mood of a wet winter's day. If Dad's the kind of guy who has it all already, here are 11 Ultimate Just Like Papa Gifts for People who (almost ) have it all.
Price: 5% off the entire Icebreaker range; 5% off DripDrop; 20% off the Just Like Papa beanie to CapeTownMagazine.com readers when they use promo code “JLP000”; a limited-time offer of R800 off the GoPro Hero.
Availability: GoPro Hero special ends 30 June and the rest of the items are on offer until the end of July.
73 Harrington Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 286 4374 | [email protected]
DISCOVER HIS LIMITS IN THE GYM
Challenge your dad to an action-packed day that will likely leave him exhausted but content at conquering the Enduro Cycle Challenge. The cycle challenge is a great way for him to test his limits. The Endurance Studio features power-based training with automatic resistance control and virtual routes. Experience the notorious climbs of Mount Ventoux on the Tour De France, the fast sprints of the Giro d’Italia, the thinning oxygen of the 94.7 cycle challenge or the blissful breeze of the Cape Town Cycling Tour.
Cost: R130/p per session
47 De Villiers Street | Zonnebloem| [email protected]
SEE HOW MUCH MUSSEL-STUFFED BEEF FILLET & ROGAN JOSH HE CAN PACK AWAY
If it’s a feast in a relaxed setting that your dad wants, that’s exactly what he’s going to get at this chic V&A hotel. Dad receives a complimentary Jack Black draught with his three-course buffet and a little gift to take home. Bookings are essential for this Father’s Day at the Radisson Blu Waterfront.
Time: Sunday 17 June 2018, from 12pm onwards
Granger Bay Boulevard | Granger Bay | +27 (0)21 441 3000 | [email protected]
SEE WHETHER HE’LL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS 1KG STEAK
You’re in good hands when you leave Father’s Day lunch to the pros. Dig into a hearty 1kg steak or opt to dine from the signature a la carte menu. Plus, every dad gets a complimentary Castle Lite draught and dessert with their lunch. Relax full-bellied in the courtyard and have a chilled Sunday afternoon accompanied by live entertainment from Gerry Liberty this Father’s Day at HQ Restaurant.
Time: Sunday 17 June 2018, 11:30am–5pm
Cost: Depending on your bill. Lunch starts at R65
Heritage Square | 100 Shortmarket Street | City Centre | Cape Town | [email protected] | +27 (0) 21 424 637
Also, see our selection of unmissable events to check out in June.
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For the dad who seems to already have everything, you might want to make doubly sure by popping into Just Like Papa for super-unique and unexpected gifts for men.
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