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Sunday 9 May: Ideas to make Mother’s Day special
3-course lunch, high tea, make your own floral arrangement + 10 more
Does your Mom like camping? Ocean getaways? High tea? Magical views? Or good food? Mother’s Day 2021 is around the corner and it’s time to plan the perfect day. Whether Mom wants to relax at home or go on a super fun adventure, you’ll be sure to find an idea that matches her vibe.
STAY FOR FREE AT A BOUTIQUE HOTEL
If a boutique hotel with a spa, rooftop bar and restaurant offers you a night’s stay for free, would you take it? Make use of this once-in-a-lifetime special and spoil Mom at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel. Simply indulge in dinner at The Mountain Club (think rooftop restaurant) and/or a spa treatment at the Deluxe Spa downstairs to the value of R750 (per person). That’s all you need to do to qualify for this amazing local is lekker deal. The perfect Mother’s Day awaits at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel.
Rates: R750 p/p
Date: Now - 1 October 2021
Good to know: The deal is based on an overnight booking for 2 people per room before 1 October 2021.
12 Kloof Nek Rd | Gardens | 021 424 1133 | email@example.com
TAKE HER GLAMPING IN A WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature Reserve are in one of the prettiest nature environments of South Africa. The camping villages are set on the banks of the Olifants River, with water so clean you can drink it, while the Wolfkop Nature Reserve cottages are on the side of a hill overlooking the Olifants River Valley below. The river is amazing to swim in and with loads of activities available, you can do something Mom loves every day of your escape at Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature Reserve.
Rates: From R250 p/p; minimum of 2 people
Good to know: Capetownmagazine.com readers can access all venues for up to 50% less, plus all activities are also discounted to half-price.
Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature Reserve | Citrusdal | firstname.lastname@example.org
TREAT HER TO BRUNCH IN THE CITY
Who doesn’t love a good brunch? Head to the bustling city centre and treat Mom to a brunch at Radisson Blu’s Stratus & Piano bar. Feast on a selection of hot and cold dishes like red velvet french toast with cream and berries, shakshuka, a boerie breakfast with steak, salmon, and more. The price includes two hot dishes, one cold dish, and a glass of bubbly or wine. Enjoy luxury at Radisson Blu Hotel.
Rates: R320 p/p
Date & Time: 9 May 2021 11am – 3pm
Good to know: There is also a vegan menu, at the same price.
22 Riebeek Street | Cape Town, City Centre | 021 467 4000
GET 30% OFF YOUR STAY + IN-ROOM MASSAGE
Head to Hermanus Guest House in a coastal town full of excellent restaurants and surrounded by top wine farms. Consider the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde valley, with Creation Wines (great for a lunch to celebrate her) or stay in town and treat her to the fantastic La Pentola on the seafront. Or stay in and watch from a luxurious and spacious seafront room with a complimentary glass of Raka wine. Mothers booked in for the Mother’s Day weekend get an extra treat: a special in-room massage. Then she can fall asleep to the sound of the sea in her (luxe) home-away-from-home at Hermanus Guest House.
Rates: From R1 550 per room
Good to know: They’re having a Local is Lekker 30% off special throughout the year
9 Marine Drive | Hermanus | 028 313 1433 | email@example.com
SAVE THE BUDGET + GET A FREE GIFT
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make Mom feel special. Enjoy a 3-course breakfast or lunch at Papaz Bistro without breaking the budget. Expect authentic, homemade style food such as butternut soup, roast beef and roast potatoes, gammon, malva pudding, and more.
Rates: Breakfast - R150 p/p; R95 (kids under 12). Lunch - R195 p/p; R120 (kids under 12).
Date & Time: 9 May 2021; Breakfast 9am; Lunch 1pm
Good to know: All moms receive a free gift to the value of R60
24 Fourie Street | Brackenfell | 021 982 3412 | firstname.lastname@example.org
INDULGE IN A DELICACY BY THE OCEAN
Treat your Mom to an exquisite meal against the backdrop of panoramic sea views. Burgundy Restaurant in Hermanus is offering a special on Mother’s Day: the chef’s famous speciality dish, abalone made with onion, garlic, fresh sage, dashi and cream, and served with coconut-infused jasmine rice. This will be served with a glass of local Riesling blend Blanc de Mer from award-winning Bouchard Finlayson wine estate, which perfectly complements the rich abalone dish. With its warm service, beautiful setting and excellent menu, your mother will feel very much appreciated at Burgundy Restaurant.
Rates: R105 - R185
Good to know: The restaurant is close to the historic old harbour and village square
7 Harbour Road | Hermanus | 028 312 2800 | email@example.com
BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE OF BUBBLY
Spend Mother’s Day at Hoogeind Manor, a beautiful Cape Dutch style function venue and B&B guesthouse. From roasted pork neck with cranberry sauce and chicken schnitzel to peppermint crisp pods, this lunch buffet has it all. There will be live entertainment and a cash bar, but guests are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine or bubbly at a corkage fee of only R40 per bottle.
Rates: R250 p/p; R125 (kids 10 and under)
Date & Time: 9 May 2021 11.30am - 3pm
Good to know: There will be supervised kids activities and lawn games
88 Mondeor | Somerset West | Quicket | firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN A VEGAN BRUNCH COOK ALONG FROM HOME
Learn how to make flawless, fluffy vegan pancakes, three different ways. Join Pretty Things, Delicious Eats for a live virtual bake along. You will be making vanilla, triple chocolate, and spiced chai pancakes. Each ticket holder will receive a goodie bag with some special ingredients before the event, including Alpro plant-based milk, cocoa powder, baking chocolate, vegan honey and Red Espresso spiced chai. It’s everything you need for the perfect Mother's Day brunch, delivered to your door.
Rates: R300 per ticket
Date & Time: 9 May 2021 9am
Good to know: Tickets are limited so book your spot ASAP!
Zoom | Tickets
BLOW MOM AWAY WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS (FULLY BOOKED)
The Bakery at Jordan Wine Estate has two unique dining experiences, a scrumptious 3-course breakfast/brunch or an elegant afternoon tea, overlooking the beautiful Stellenbosch valley. For breakfast, guests will be welcomed with a glass of Jordan MCC Blanc de Blancs 2015. Awaken your taste buds with a starter granola disk with cardamom-infused yogurt parfait and spiced apple compote. Opting for the afternoon tea? Indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury canapés, together with two hot beverages of your choice.
Rates: Breakfast/Brunch - R350 p/p; Afternoon tea - R250 p/p
Date & Time: 9 May 2021; Breakfast 8am; brunch 11am; tea 2pm
Good to know: Kids can get a yummy breakfast for R80, which can be selected during the booking process.
Stellenbosch Kloof Road | Stellenbosch | 021 881 3441 | email@example.com
LEARN TO DESIGN YOUR OWN FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
Take on a new adventure and book a spot for you and Mom at Wild About Flowers. Enjoy a relaxing, fun morning filled with creativity at this flower arranging workshop. You will learn how to design your very own beautiful floral arrangement using fresh seasonal flowers. The price includes the workshop, a vase, fresh flowers to take home, light refreshments, and a MCC tasting.
Rates: R500 p/p
Date & Time: 8 May 2021 10am - 1pm
Good to know: No experience needed for this beginners workshop.
The Butterfly Studio, Montebello Design Centre | Newlands | Whatsapp: 083 255 9729
HAVE LUNCH ON A SHADED OUTDOOR TERRACE
Take Mom out for a 3-course lunch at 96 Winery Road that includes a welcome appetiser and coffee or tea with a sweet treat to end your lunch. For the first course you have a choice between warm artichoke and new potato salad or pan-seared local fish. The main course includes “Hollandse” pepper fillet, slow-cooked venison pie, or wild mushroom risotto. Indulge in a dessert of your choice, creme brulee or apple tarte tatin. Enjoy your lunch either indoors or outdoors on the shaded outdoor terrace.
Rates: R450 p/p
Date: 9 May 2021
Good to know: There is a secure kiddies play area in the garden and the outdoor seating area is pet friendly.
Winery Road | Stellenbosch | 021 842 2020 | firstname.lastname@example.org
DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Book an Escape Game Experience with HintHunt where the family, 2-6 players, will be locked away in a themed room. You will be challenged to work together in order to solve all the clues and puzzles around you to escape before the 60minute timer runs out! All Moms that come through on Mother’s Day will receive a little something from HintHunt.
Rates: From R590 for 2 players
Time: Operating hours - Thu to Sat @9:30 - 19:00; Sun @9:30 - 17:30
Good to know: HintHunt is at the Watershed, South Africa’s biggest market for African design.
JHO2 The Watershed, 17 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | 021 001 4215 | email@example.com
LET THE KIDS MAKE A GIFT FOR MOM
Want to make Mom feel extra special? Take the kids to a fun art class at Young At Art where they can make a personalised gift and “card” for Mom. The price includes all art materials the little ones will need to make the perfect gift for Mom. There are two classes to choose from.
Rates: R100 per child
Date & Time: 8 May 10.30am - 12pm & 2pm - 3:30pm
Cou Cou Street | Bellville | 076 934 7350 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE THINGS TO DO
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