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Ideas for Mother's Day This Year
How will you express your appreciation for your Mom this Mother’s Day?
Last Update: 8th May 2017
Visit the best places in Cape Town with your mom and eat the best food the Mother City has to offer. While other moms don't like the indoor vibe, why not take your mom out for lunch and have the best time of your lives.
2018 MOTHER'S DAY IDEAS IN CAPE TOWN
Treat her to the trip of a lifetime with Cape Town Helicopters
Stuck for gift ideas for mom this year? Spoil her with Cape Town’s TripAdvisor-rated top-three must-do experiences in the city: a flight with the number-one voted operator, Cape Town Helicopters. Using the latest state-of-the-art, quieter, air-conditioned and more stable Airbus craft means the flight with their knowledgeable pilots (who are all also qualified tour guides) is as much a comfortable ride as it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A favourite option is the Full Peninsula tour, which lets mum take in the city and its beaches all the way down past Hout Bay before cutting through Noordhoek to take her over the Cape of Good Hope for the ultimate aerial view of Cape Point. To make a booking, call them on +27 (0)21 418 9462.
Indulge in Hair and Pamper Treatments
Ensure that mom doesn't only feel great but she looks even better this Mom’s Day. Excentric hair and beauty salon offers amazing discount specials that range from R100 off treatments for first-time clients and R130 off for regular patrons. This Sea Point hair and beauty hive satisfies its clientele with top-class hair and beauty care. Take a look at their amazing service menu on the Excentric website. The salon highly exhorts booking in advance especially for weekends and reservations can be made by calling +27(0)21 434 1413 or visiting the salon’s website or Facebook page.
85 Regent Rd | Sea Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 434 1413
Bond over the HintHunt Escape Game
HintHunt at the Old Biscuit Mill is a simple and fun live escape game you can enjoy with your Mom and those close to your heart this Mother’s Day. Teams of three to five people get 60 minutes during which they’re locked in a tiny room where they have to solve a mountain of puzzles and mysteries in order to get out in time or they’ll be trapped forever. The game is unconventional and loads of fun. It costs between R200p/p and R300p/p to play and booking in advance is essential, so make your reservations online by visiting the Hint Hunt website.
A304 | The Old Biscuit Mill | 375 Albert Rd | Woodstock | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 448 9864
220 E Pier Road | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town
Delight in a Good Laugh at the Cape Town Comedy Club
Cape Town Comedy Club has been around for quite some time now and has healed a lot of souls with the laughs they churn out for every comedy-lover who walks through their doors. Tickle your funny bone as the Cape’s best stand-up comedians entertain you and your mom for a delightful evening. Bask in laughter while enjoying a delicious meal at this glorious dinner theatre. Entry is R60p/p and you will get a discount on their 'half price Sundays'. You can be sure that the comedians performing are always at the top of their game to give their audience the time of their lives.
The Pumphouse | V and A Waterfront | 6 Dock Rd | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 418 8880
Bask in Stellar Views on a Para Taxi Paragliding Excursion
Share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your Mom on a Para Taxi paragliding flight and treasure the moment forever. Take a flight from Lion’s Head and enjoy the scenery of the Atlantic coast and Robben Island from the sky. A qualified tandem master will be with you every step of the way to make sure you enjoy the experience and are safe. Prices range from R1300 for a 30-minute flight, and having mom with you will only make it all the more special.
Western Cape | +27 (0)82 966 2047
Go Wine Tasting and Lunching in the Winelands
Located in the beautiful Tygerberg Hills is De Grendel wine estate where guests are encouraged to sample different wines as they take in the breathtaking view of Table Mountain. Start your Mother’s Day with a glass of JC Le Roux, Brut Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rosé, La Vallée and La Vallée Rosé and seal the day with a mixed tasting of MCC and sparkling wines. Lunch will be offered at the Le Venue restaurant and mom will have to choose between Moroccan chicken salad or refreshing salmon and leek tartlet, followed by pan-fried line fish or chargrilled sirloin steak for mains. There will be dessert selections of white chocolate and almond cheesecake, served with La Vallée Rosé pears and mixed berry compote, or the vanilla pod crème brûlée with marinated pineapple and pistachio and biscotti crumble. It’s advisable to book beforehand which means mom will receive a complimentary sweet treat.
De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant | Plattekloof Rd | Panorama| Cape Town | +27 (0)21 558 6280
Shop at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Spend an afternoon enjoying delicious food, drinks and treats while browsing the fashion and décor stalls at the Bay Harbour Market with your Mom by your side. Make your way to this bustling Hout Bay market as early as you can, it has become a popular Sunday ritual and is loved and visited by many. The market is home to 80 vendors who offer fresh produce, freshly prepared meals, delicious beverages, beautiful works of art and so much more.
31 Harbour Rd | Hout Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)83 275 5586
Rediscover Cape Town with a Historical Walking Tour through the CBD
Connect with Mom as you walk through the beautiful city of Cape Town. For those on a tight budget, these free walking tours through either the city centre, Bo-Kaap or District Six is the perfect option. The guided tours start at Green Market Square and takes you passed iconic landmarks, such as St George’s Cathedral, The Parliament and the President’s House, The Castle of Good Hope and The Slave Lodge, The Company’s Gardens.You will have a beautiful and clear view of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Devils Peak as you stroll through our lovely city. Complete your tour with a lovely lunch at the Company’s Garden Restaurant, where good food is offered at an affordable cost.
Take a Stroll along the Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden welcomes visitors with its natural floral scent and unique views of Table Mountain and the surrounding flora. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to stroll along the Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway before making your way to Moyo restaurant. Celebrate and spoil your special Mom with an unforgettable buffet lunch accompanied by live entertainment. The delectable meal is priced at R315 per adult and R185 for kids between four and 12 years and free of charge for kids under the age of four. Bookings can be made by calling +27 (0) 21 762 9585 or emailing [email protected] Booking in advance is highly recommended as tickets sell fast. Bookings can be made by calling +27 (0) 21 762 9585 or emailing [email protected] Booking in advance is highly recommended as tickets sell fast.
Rhodes Dr | Newlands | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 762 9585
Sip on Sundowners
Celebrate Mother’s Day by watching the sun go down while you sip a glass of wine or fruity cocktail with Mom at one of the best sundowner and cocktail eateries around Cape Town. Our pretty city is packed with a variety of scenic sundowner hotspots, whether it’s a sea view, mountain vista or Winelands panorama you’re after. Unwind with a glass of wine at the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Hotel, at any one of the exceptional eateries in Hout Bay or cruise the swanky Camps Bay strip to find the tastiest cocktail.
Chapmans Peak Dr | +27 (0)21 790 1036
Prepare a Home Cooked Meal
Set the table for a special family lunch while the aromas from the kitchen float through your home. Nothing is more special than preparing a home cooked meal from scratch for the ones you love. Show your appreciation for Mom by whipping up a delectable three-course lunch this Mother’s Day. Start by serving an indulgent Fig and Dolce Mascarpone Salad for a touch of indulgence and a pop of colour. Next, prepare and savour Chef Tomlin’s mouth-watering Spanish Paella, which is a hearty meal ideal for a long leisurely afternoon and is best served alongside a great wine and even better conversation. Finally, tuck into a deliciously divine, perfectly moist chocolate cake to spoil your mom thoroughly.
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