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Celebrate Father's Day this year in Cape Town

Spoil dad on his special day 

Last Update 14 May 2018 

Often forgotten and the perfect opportunity is that everyone know's someone who's a father. Their best friend. A colleague. And Father's Day doesn't need to be contrived or boring.

If we all realise it's a big responsibility to be a father and we love seeing good men be good fathers.. what a day this should be.

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Last Update 9 June 2017 

Father’s Day gifts are always great, but nothing says you care quite like spending some special quality time with dad on the day. Fortunately, being the bustling dynamic city it is, Cape Town is full to the brim with different entertaining things to do on Father’s Day, 18 June 2017.

From dad-themed afternoon teas to mouth-watering brunches and lunches, there’s enough out there to guarantee that the old man has a merry, meaningful time on his special Sunday. Nothing brings a family together like breaking bread. So, celebrate Father’s Day with a memorable Sunday lunch at one of the Cape’s top-notch eateries. Below you’ll find a few restaurants that are offering extra special menus on Sunday, 18 June 2017.

Sunday Buffet at Thali Thali Game Lodge
Sundays are meant for feasting with the family so why should Father’s Day be any different? Thali Thali Game Lodge is inviting the entire family to celebrate dad’s special day by tucking into a buffet-style meal. For starters, a hearty vegetable soup will be served and following closely after will be the main course, boasting meaty dishes such as chargrilled sirloin or a creamy chicken pie accompanied by sweet potatoes and savory rice. A choice of Greek or Curry Wheat salad is also available, and there will be freshly baked farm bread to nibble on. However, the feast doesn’t end there – dessert will feature a Pear Malva Pudding served with custard. This Father’s Day buffet is the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and instead, enjoy the serenity of nature with dad.
Cost: Thali Thali’s Father’s Day Buffet costs R240 per person for adults and R120 for kids (aged five to twelve years). Booking is essential as space is limited.


R27 | Langebaan | Western Cape | +27(0)82 372 8637

Father’s Day Lunch at HQ
Spend a memorable lunch with your dad on 18 June 2017. We can’t think of a better way to thank our dad than with a steak and a beer. Oh and of course with some live music playing to soothe our ears while we soothe our tummy’s with the complimentary Stella Pint on arrival. Jerry Liberty will be performing, and look forward tosome awesome giveaways on the day such as an all-inclusive trip to the Nedbank Golf Challenge! Your can indulge in the special or if you prefer something else on the menu - go for it.
Cost: R218 for a steak and beer - bargain! Booking is essential.


Heritage Square | 100 Shortmarket Street| [email protected] | +27(0)21 424 6373 

Father’s Day at Benguela on Main: Smoke & Ash  
This Father’s Day, Benguela on Main has something very special up their sleeve. The restaurant is offering its guests a fine dining experience like no other. Their Father’s Day four-course set menu is turning the conventional ‘braai,’ into a wondrous four-course meal, each dish created with exquisitely to give your father the scrumptious feast he deserves. So, don your best dress and indulge your dad (and yourself) at Benguela, on Main because your dad (and you) deserves it.
Cost: The four-course meal costs R550 per person and is served from 12pm until 2.30pm. Booking is essential.


Cnr Main Road and Coronation Avenue | Somerset West | Cape Town | [email protected] | +27(0)87 357 0637 

Father's Day at Spier’s Eight Restaurant
Celebrating your pops is easy if you go to Spier’s incredible Eight Restaurant on Sunday, 18 June 2017 from 12pm. The acclaimed farm-to-table eatery is offering a harvest table with a range of dishes which are prepared meticulously with fresh, seasonal and home-grown ingredients. Interestingly you can expect the greens and veggies to be sourced from the Werf food garden where they are grown without any pesticides, chemical fertilizers or article chemicals. The fillet, sirloin and sausages (all dads’ favourites we are sure) come from grass-fed cattle reared by Farmer Angus on Spier’s Pastures. Here are some appetite-teasers for you; the cold buffet offers a range of choices from a selection of wood-fired bread  and Farmhouse pâté to roasted butternut and biltong salad and some cold roasted rump.  The hot buffet will be serving exquisite dishes including BBQ pork ribs, beef neck and ale pie to braised chicken with red wine and double smoked bacon. Oh and let’s not forget the creamy potato bake and homemade gnocchi with mushroom, plusour favourite part - dessert; tuck into an organic chocolate cremeux tart, chocolate soil and poached baby pear of course paired with a smooth Spier Wine.
Cost: R400 per person with R200 per child under 12 years old. Booking is essential on [email protected]


R310 Baden Powell Rd | Stellenbosch | +27(0)21 809 1100

The Olive Press barn at Boschendal
You got yourself an outdoor-loving dad then treat him to the ultimate countryside-lovers location at The Olive Press Barn at Boschendal Wine Estate. Treat your old man to a delicious platter filled with delectable delicacies such as the lamb dish which is carved from an open-fire pit. Enjoy some live entertainment (which starts at 12pm) while you nibble - which is sure to get that special man smiling! The Olive Press has awe-inspiring floor-to-glass windows which overlook the dreamlike scenery of Boschendal Wine Estate. Bring you blankets and chairs and soak up the sun! Baskets can be collected at 12pm, and don’t fret if it rains because the indoor venue has you covered - literally.

If your pops is a bit of a foodie then treat him to the incomparable Werf Restaurant which will be offering an amazing three-course farm-style menu. Seating starts at 12pm and the Father's Day special costs R450 per person.
If dad wants to try something different take him for a stroll to the historic Rhone Homestead where there will be a traditional Cape buffet lunch will be served at 12pm.
Cost: R495 for a basket for two, R260 for a basket for one and kids under 12 can enjoy a basket for R115 at The Olive Press Barn. It will cost you R450 to dine at the Werf Restaurant per person. Dining at the Rhone Homestead expect the price to be R295 per adult and R145 for children under 10 years old.


To make your reservation contact [email protected] or phone +27(0)21 870-4274. For the Werf Restaurant you can book directly by contacting [email protected] or phone +27(0)21 870 4206.

Father's Day Lunch at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
This five-star hotel will be hosting an incredible Sunday buffet to celebrate the wonders that are fathers. Eager dads can tuck into a heart and tummy-warming meal at the hotel’s Atlantic Marquee and Azure restaurant, starting at 1pm. Sponsored by Devil’s Peak Brewery, dads are invited to a complimentary beer tasting which will accompany your yummy lunch.

If you’re gagga about craft beer then the Craft Beer and Canape Special is for you. Craft beer continues to grow in popularity and the dads will LOVE it for Father’s Day. The special includes five beers, paired with five different canapes. Normally available daily between 11am and 6pm, at R225 per person.
Cost: Father’s Day Lunch is available on Sunday, 18 June 2017 costs R495per adult. The Craft Beer special will cost R225 per person.


Victoria Road | Camps Bay | Cape Town | +27(0)21 437 9255

Father’s Day at Darling Brew
Treating dad like a king is easy if you treat him to the Darling Brew Taste Room Kitchen this Sunday, 18 June 2017. The Flying Pig, Darling’s local eatery, are taking over the taste rooms kitchen and will be giving papa’s the royal treatment. Crispy pork belly or sticky pork ribs paired with a 500ml Bone Crusher for only R150! Darling Brew is giving the Father’s Day special shout out to all the stand-in-dads, single moms, godfathers and fatherly figures out there too.
Cost: R150 per person for the Fathers Day special. Booking is essential.


48 Caledon Street | Darling | [email protected] | +27(0)21 286 1099.

Father’s Day at Bodega Restaurant
Spend Father's day treating yourself and your father-dear to a fabulously delicious meal. Che Carolize will be serving either a two-course meal or a three-course meal preceded, of course, with servings of fresh bread, biltong and Droewors and ending with sweet petit fours. Here is a little appetite-whetter; options include Smoked Venison Carpaccio, Braised Lamb Shoulder, fresh Linefish, Dark Chocolate Fondant and Vanilla Cheesecake - YUM!
Cost: Two-Course Menu will cos R270 per person with optional wine pairing at R85. The Three-Course Menu will cost R370 per person with optional wine pairing at R125. Booking is essential.


Blaauwkilppen Road |  [email protected]+27(0)21 880 0557

Avontuur Wine Estate for Dad
Avontuur Wine Estate is going all out for dads this Father’s Day with an emphasis on they really love. Biltong and wine pairing? Definitely! This carefully prepared pairing includes five wines and five biltong flavours courtesy of, “Dad's Choice Biltong and Braai”. Treat your dad to a stunning wine pairing for a fun adventure on Sunday, 18 June 2017.
Cost: R80 per person. Booking not essential but suggested 


R44 | Somerset West | +27(0)21 885 3450

Shimmy Beach Club
Take your dad to the Shimmy Beach Club this Father's Day for a family market specifically designed for your old man. The vendors will be giving patrons the chance to buy anything from whiskey to gadgets to grown-up toys. You can enjoy a few hours with your pops picking his own gift and of course, you’ll need to foot the bill! Great way to get out this Father's Day and spoil dad and maybe even spoil yourself. The market will be open from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, 18 June 2017.
Cost: Entry is free but book a table and join them for lunch.


2 S Arm Road | V&A Waterfront |  [email protected] | +27(0)21 200 7778

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