If you don’t haven’t set a reminder already, Father’s Day is on Sunday, 18 June. How you plan to celebrate your father is completely up to you, but we have put together a list just in case you need ideas. If you find yourself salivating at some of these, waste no more time and make that booking!
1. The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Camps Bay
Complimentary craft beer tasting by the Devil’s Peak Brewing Company and a lunch feast brought to you by Twelve Apostles Chef Christo could be a memorable way to spend the day with dad. With views of the Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, what more could you ask for? Email [email protected] to make a reservation or 0214379029. From 1pm at Azure Restaurant at R495 per person.
2. HQ Restaurant
Father’s Day Lunch at a steakhouse sounds just about right and HQ has a special meal for R218 with a complimentary Stella Pint waiting for you at the door. If the weather permits, the courtyard will be open and there will also be a performance by Jerry Liberty. To add to the celebrations, HQ will be giving away all-inclusive trips to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. For bookings [email protected] or 0214246373. From 12pm to 5pm.
3. Radisson Blu Hotel, Waterfront
If bacon and beer sounds appetising to you, join the Radisson Blu for their Sunday lunch buffet at Tobago’s Restaurant. The lunch is R425 per person and includes a bacon and beer tasting flight specially for the dads. The meal is complimentary for children under five and half price for those between the ages of five and 12. Contact [email protected] or 0214413414. From 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
4. The Table Bay Hotel
Sun International’s Table Bay Hotel is going all out for Father’s Day with a traditional braai buffet. So crack open a cold one with your father at Camissa Brasserie and treat yourself to the delectable meats accompanied by side dishes and followed by dessert, whiskey and craft beers. The beer tasting is brought to you by Darling Brewery and there will also be a glass of the Table Bay’s Wild Legend Weiss. It starts at 12.30pm and is R450 for adults and R225 for children under 12. [email protected], 0214065988.
5. The Red Table
Sit down to a three-course meal for R350 per person at Nederburg Estate. The menu is inspired by winter and for starters choose from salmon fish cake, red Thai curry and prawn tempura, or a Vietnamese duck parcel, potato rӧsti, goat’s cheese and soy ginger glaze. Mains include a selection of braised lamb shoulder with Parmesan peas, risotto, roasted winter vegetables and classic red wine; Parmesan and Gruyère Kingklip with homemade potato chips, wilted greens and dill cherry tomato sauce; and finally, spinach roulade, tomato pomodoro, fresh basil pesto and marinated feta.
For dessert you have a choice between malva baked cheesecake with hot butterscotch sauce, and chocolate fondant with berry and dried fruit compote, served with vanilla ice cream. Nederburg’s collection of wines will also be on offer such as the Winemasters and Two Centuries.
Children can enjoy bolognese for R50 and chicken goujons with potato chips for R55. To secure a booking, full payment is required. Email [email protected]
6. Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa, Illovo
Leave the city behind and take Dad for an hour’s drive through the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal to Gwahumbe Reserve. Once you are there, enjoy sheep on the spit followed by a game drive where you are likely to spot rhino, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, hippo and antelope. The game drive is fifty percent off just for dads! For bookings call 0823476536. It is R180 per person and half price for children under 13. From 12pm to 3pm.
7. Wartburger Hof Hotel, near Pietermaritzburg
For only R249 per person, the Wartburger is offering a four-course lunch that includes soup, salads, mains and dessert. It’s easy, all you need to do is call 0335031482 to book a table.
8. The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks
A Gentlemen’s Tea is not as unusual as it sounds and as the Oyster Box says, it is ‘more savoury than sweet’. There will be pork pies, beef sliders, Scotch eggs and whiskey truffles along with a whiskey tasting. If your dad is lucky, he could win a Chivas Regal hamper. It is from 2.30pm to 5pm at their Palm Court and is R390 per person. Make a reservation at [email protected], 0315145000.
9. Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs Resort, Vryheid and Paulpietersburg
Gooderson Natal will serve their special Father’s Day lunch between 12pm and 2pm. There is a limit on the number of outside guests allowed. The menu consists of a choice between lamb shank or a mixed grill for dad with a flying fish beer; smoked salmon pasta or bacon wrapped chicken with a glass of house wine for mom and chicken nuggets or hulk ribs and chips with a small milkshake for the kids. Call 0349950300 or 0732137242.
10. Chapters Restaurant, Centurion
Chapter’s Restaurant at Leriba Hotel is hosting their Father’s Day Craft Festival from 11am to 3pm. It costs R245 per person for a tapas braai buffet and tastings of wine, rum, craft gin, beer, whiskey and brandy. To make a booking, email, [email protected] or call 0126603300.
11. Mongena Game Lodge, Hammanskraal
Take your dad to Mongena’s spitbraai lunch buffet at their Tshukudu Lapa. It is from 12pm to 3pm and there is a complimentary draft beer on arrival. The cost is R350 per adult and R150 for children aged six to 11. It is R60 for children aged two to five. Mongena is a game lodge after all, so round up your Father’s Day with a two and a half hour discounted game drive that is R180 per adult and R100 for children aged three to 11. You will need to book and pay beforehand by visiting the Mongena website where you can also view the menu. There will also be a marimba performance!
12. Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel, Centurion
13. Walkersons Hotel & Spa, Dullstroom
This Burger & Beer Special is worth escaping to the Mpumalanga Highlands for, especially to round up the long weekend. There are three burger options and each are served on a home-made roll with chips and onion rings: the beef burger (200g) with mushroom sauce, bacon and avo; the roast beef burger with thin slices of rare roast beef, topped with caramelised onions, Emmentaler cheese and relish or the chicken fillet burger (200g) stacked with pineapple, cheddar cheese and peppadew mayo. Each burger comes with a complimentary, master-brewed RedRock craft beer (340ml), with a choice of Rusty Trigger Lager, Storm Rider Pilsner or Bad Moon Crystal Weiss from the RedRock Brewing Co.
The special is from 12pm to 4.30pm and to make that booking, email [email protected] or call 0132537000.