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Things to do this Mother’s Day

Join a free guided walk, thrift at this fest, sing along to classics + more

Last updated: Friday, 13 May 2022

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Go all out this Mother’s Day with a brunch as bottomless as a mother’s love. Enjoy all-you-can-eat treats, from cakes, truffles, savoury bites and more. Pair this with some refreshing mimosas, or coffee and tea at Brunch by Ideas Cartel in Loop Street.

Good to know: You can choose between a morning or afternoon tea
Date: 8 May; 9am - 12pm or 2pm - 5pm
Price: R450 per person, book here

Brunch by Ideas Cartel | 113 Loop Street | 021 276 3989 | Instagram: @brunch.ct | Image: Brunch 


Join the South African Lipizzaners with a special performance of Mamma Mia. These stunning white stallions and their riders will perform to classics like “Super Trooper” and “Honey, Honey”. Fall in love with these dancing queens while enjoying a deluxe picnic basket and  wine (this will will be available on the day) at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, in Paarl.

Good to know: Only women ride and train the Lipizzaner stallions
Date: Sunday, 8 May; 2pm - 3.30pm
Cost: From R150, book here

Mistico Equestrian Centre | R312 | Paarl Farms | Instagram: @south_african_lipizzaners | Image: South African Lipizzaners


Join The Pavillion restaurant in The Marine hotel, in Hermanus, for a special Mother’s Day lunch. Spoil your mom with a four-course meal at a table overlooking the ocean. The menu features everything from yellowtail ceviche to Karoo lamb roast, ending on the sweet notes of a salted caramel opera cake or rose & raspberry Paris-Brest for dessert. Plus, every mother will get a small gift from the hotel.

Good to know: The Marine also has a stunning spa (hint hint: treat her to a massage or mani-pedi)
Date: Sunday, 8 May; 12pm - 5pm
Cost: R425 per person, book here

The Marine | Main Road | Hermanus | 028 313 1000 | Instagram: @themarinehermanus | Image: Marine Hotel


Join Stellenbosch on Foot for a historical tour of the Eikestad. The town is filled with stunning art, and you’ll learn elements of its history, such as where Simon van der Stel set up camp in the Eerste Rivier and why the river is called that. The tour includes prime examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and stories about the town’s colorful inhabitants over the past three centuries. 

Good to know: Mothers must be accompanied by one of their children
Date: Sunday 7 May, 9am - 4.30pm
Cost: R180, book here

47 Church Street | Stellenbosch | Instagram: @stellenboschonfoot | Image: Stellenbosch on Foot


Being a super-mom can be exhausting at times, so if you’re a mom, treat yourself to an empowering workshop at Canal Walk. Transformation life coach Karen Burt will give useful tips about parenting and also open the floor to the guests. Listen to the stories of fellow moms and share your own experience at Momologue.

Good to Know: There will be a free wrapping station (across H&M), available from 10am - 6pm
Date: Friday, 6 May; 3pm - 4.30pm, Saturday, 7 May; 10am - 11.30pm
Cost: R150, book here

Auditorium | Canal Walk Shopping Centre | Instagram: @canalwalk | Image: Canal Walk 


Spoil mom with a mouthwatering buffet lunch at Taj Cape Town. The lunch is three courses, which you can choose from a buffet selection, starting with salad bars and curries and ending with tempting desserts, such as mint chai crème brûlée. Complimentary valet parking is available.

Good to know: Sunday lunch is available at both The Lobby Lounge and Bar and the Mint Restaurant & Terrace
Date: 8 May; 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Price: R445 per person, book here

Taj Cape Town | 1 Wale Street | Corner St George’s Mall | 021 819 2000 | Instagram: @tajcapetown | Image: Taj Cape Town


Dance and sing along to some of the best 80s music at The Barnyard Theatre, in Bellville. This rollicking performance takes place on a fully set stage, with high-tech sound and lighting. You’ll hear songs from Tears for Fears, The Pet Shop Boys, UB40 and many more. This is a dinner theatre, so you can order pizza and gourmet meals, along with drinks or coffee and snacks. 

Good to know: The show also pays a tribute to iconic 80s superstars such as the late Michael Jackson
Date: 1 May to 14 May; 2pm - 9.30pm
Cost: From R175, book here

Barnyard Theatre | TygerValley Shopping Centre | Instagram: @ barnyard_tygervalley  | Image: Tyger Valley Barnyard


Shop till you drop for all the goodies a mom will love. This thrift fest in Observatory has over 60 stalls selling everything from handmade and pre-loved items, to coffee and jewellery. There’s also a playground for kids and the  Observatory Community Centre is pet friendly. 

Good to know: Bring along 1 plastic black bag to recycle and get free entrance
Date: Saturday, 7 May; 9am - 2.30pm
Cost: From R5

Observatory Community Centre | Cnr Collingwood and Rawson Road | Instagram: @triftfest | Image: Thrift Fest  


Treat the women you love to music, comedy and dancing at Mama Mia, showing at the Good Hope Christian Centre, in central Cape Town. Watch top South African artists like Tracey Lange, the Take Note Band, Alfred Adriaan, Katlego Maboe and others. Make sure to pick up some coffee and snacks at the on-site coffee shop.

Good to know: Free parking is available
Date: Saturday, 7 May; 8pm - 10.30pm
Cost: From R220, book here

Good Hope Christian Centre | Plantation Road | Instagram: @goodhopchristiancentre | Image: All Star Concerts


Join the Doek on Fleek party at the Castle of Good Hope. Wear a matching all-white outfit with your kids and pair it with your favourite doek and sneaker. This women's lifestyle event aims to motivate, inspire and teach women to love each other across the globe. Make sure to wear comfortable sneakers because there will be lots of dancing!

Good to know: Bring your ID to stand a chance to win prizes from MayaApp
Date: Sunday, 29 May; 11am - 8pm
Cost: From R50, book here

Castle of Good Hope | Corner of Darling Street & Buitenkant Street | 072 934 1843 | Image: Doek on Fleek Lifestyle



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