Things to do with your mom this Mother’s Day

Posted on 4 May 2017

A single day is really not enough to thank Mom for being the one who helped you with your homework, dried your tears after crash-landing off your tricycle, and ferried you between parties in her mom-taxi. From cheering you on at your sports day to cheering you on as you go through life, your Mom is your single biggest fan (apart from Dad, but it’s not about him this time).

So spoil her, even if it’s just one day. It’s almost that time of year again; that one day to show our mothers some appreciation and treat them to something nice to say thanks for the things they surely did for us over the past year. You will need to book, so don’t delay!

Not in Cape Town? Scroll down to find our Gauteng ideas (as well as Mpumalanga,


Western Cape

1. Mother’s Day High Tea at the 12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles will host two High Teas for Mother’s Day. The first High Tea buffet is a collaboration with Lindt Chocolate from 10-12am and 14:30-17:00. The high tea will cost R310 per person and will include a complimentary goodie bag, filled with Lindt Lindor treats. Another high tea to be hosted throughout the day, at The Leopard Bar. The tea will include a three-tiered high tea stand and is set to start from 10:00-16:00. Contact 0214379001 for bookings.


2. Mother’s Day at Rhebokskloof

Pay R295 per person for a wonderful buffet Mother’s Day lunch at the Rhebokskloof Restaurant in Paarl. Enjoy a three-course meal with a delicious ‘All things chocolate’ dessert and beautiful views. Make a booking early. Contact 0218698386


3. The Trees Restaurant in Cape Town

With large windows that overlook the beautiful greenery of the Company’s Gardens, you can enjoy a hearty, three-course meal for R 338 per person at the Townhouse Hotel in the city centre. You and your mother will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival. Phone 0214657050 for more information. Booking is essential.


4. Spa Day at the One and Only

Surprise your mom with a One and Only spa session that includes an 80 minute relax massage at the special Mothers Day price of R1495 at the . The package comes with a complimentary glass of Moet and Chandon champagne and decadent macaroons. Contact the One and Only Hotel for a booking on 0214315810


5. Lunch at Nuy Winery’s

 Nuy Winery’s new tasting room and restaurant, On the hill, wants to celebrate all mothers this Mother’s Day with a scrumptious lunch and a complimentary bottle of Nuy Sauvignon Blanc bubbly! You can enjoy a three-course meal at Nuy on the hill for R220 per person. Book for you and your mother at 0233470272

 6. Spa and Jazz Day at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Labrissa Spa is offering a morning and afternoon bliss for two that includes a deeply relaxing massage, included in the package is a high tea for two. There will also be Sunday Jaz lunch at the Oasis Bistro at the hotel with a buffet of Mediterranean inspired dishes, accompanied by Cape Town Jazz legend Alvin Dyers. Phone the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on 0214831000 for booking details and prices.

7. Mother and Daughter Lunch at Devondale Golf and Wine Estate

Get ready for a fun-filled Mother’s day at Devondale in Stellenbosch. Devondale has a special lunch for Mother’s and their children at R 360 per adult and R100 per child. The lunch includes a three-course meal and the children have a chance to enjoy a children’s buffet. The lunch has a special twist, with a competition running where the best-dressed mother and daughter duo will get a 5% off their bill. Book in advance to guarantee a spot. Contact 0218884734 for bookings.

8. Mad Hatters Buffet at the Radisson Blu

Pick your favourite hat and rock it! The Radisson Blu in Cape Town is hosting a Mad Hatters Mother’s Lunch Buffet. The buffet includes a three-course meal for R 425 per person and children between the ages of 5-12 years old pay half price. The lunch begins at 12h30 until 15h30. There will be a special gift for mom: a voucher for wine and chocolate tasting at the Waterford Wine Estate and a discounted Amani Spa Voucher. Contact 0214413000 for bookings.


9. Ladies morning at The Blades Hotel

Surprise you mom with a delicious brunch while overlooking the Dam at The Blades Hotel. During the day you ladies can head to the Main Lawn, where you can enjoy some amazing mini nomadic spa treatment. There will also have some jewellery showcases, where you can spoil your mom. Arrival time is 10:30 for 11:00 on Saturday, 13 May. Book now at 0128089943

10. Buffet at Aurelia’s Restaurant at the Emperor’s Palace

Come hungry for Aurelia’s special Mothers Day lunch. For R400 per person, you can tuck into an extensive buffet at the Emperor’s Palace between 13:00-15:30. Expect a grand choice of all-you-can-eat starters, salads, main dishes, a carving station and desserts. Your mom receives a gift. Click here to find out more about the restaurant or phone 0119281727 to book.

Before we continue, there are many other places to eat at this shopping destination. Why don’t you explore more of the Emperors Palace restaurants?

11. Designer Fashion Show and High tea at Parc Ferme

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Michaelangelo Towers Hotel. The tickets are R350 per person, which include a high tea and a lovely goody bag. There will be a fashion show and guest speakers such as Business woman Edith Venter, Mrs South Africa– Candice Abrahams, former Miss SA and Business woman– Thuli Sithole, Fashion Stylist Anja Cruse-Bothma and CEO of the Mrs South Africa Pageant, Joani Johnson. Book your tickets here and contact Parc Ferme 0112454846 for more details

12. Lunch at Leriba

Leriba is offering a Mother’s Day lunch buffet at R245 per person, from 11:00- 15:00. The lunch includes a hot and cold buffet with a wine tasting included as part of the lunch. Contact 0216603300 for all bookings.

13. Armani Day Spa and Wellness Clinic

Treat your mom to an exquisite ritual of a scalp, back, neck and shoulder massage at the Armani Day Spa. This package costs R450 per person for two hours. Read more about Armani Day Spa and Wellness Clinic by clicking here. Contact 0319166744 for bookings.

14. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa

The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is ready to host you at a high tea, fit for a queen. The classic high tea consists of savoury selections such as Scottish Smoked Salmon and Cucumber sandwiches, Mushroom and Parmesan creams and dessert delights such as Macaroons and warm Devonshire Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberry preserves. For more memorable moments, each lady will receive a goodie bag from Lindor valued at R400. Contact 0118087300 for bookings.


15. Buffet at Moyo uShaka

If you feel like beautiful scenery then a special lunch buffet at Moyo in uShaka might just do the trick. You will receive a welcome cocktail (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) The buffet is on offer for R365 per adult and R185 for children above the age of five. Lunch will be served between 12:00-16:00. Click here for more information or phone 0313320606

16. Heaven on Earth day spa

Combine your tea time and spa and pamper experience from R399 and receive a welcome drink, hot stone back, neck and shoulder massage, peppermint back exfoliation as well as a foot scrub and massage. End the experience off with some lovely tea and cake. The offer is available the entire month of May and you can read more about Heaven on Earth by clicking here. Contact 0814402350

17. Mother’s Day High tea and lunch at the Oyster Box

The Oyster Box has two offers available on Mother’s Day. There is a high tea from 14:30-17:00 in the Pearl Room with a goody bag and the talented Eric Canham to serenade and set the tone for the afternoon. The high tea will cost R450 per person. The second option is a lunch on the ocean terrace from 12:00-15:00 for R 750 per person. Contact 0315145018 for bookings.

Eastern Cape

18. Mother’s and Daughter High Tea, Windsor Cabanas East London

Enjoy a lovely high tea with amazing sea views at the Windsor Cabanas Restaurant Mother’s and Daughter’s High tea. The tea starts at 11:30 am and costs R 80 per person. Contact 0437432225 for bookings.

19. Brunch in Stanley Street, Port Elizabeth

Stanley street has an atmosphere different to most places in Port Elizabeth, with a cobblestoned walkway and street side restaurants and coffee shops lined up for a wide variety of choice in a friendly, elegant setting. Choose from Asian, Mediterranean or deli foods or go to For the Love of Wine for a bit of social wine tasting. Stanley Street is situated just outside the city centre and even has a view of the ocean. Contact 0725662692 for bookings.


20. Massages at the Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa

Tucked away in the forest, your mom will truly enjoy a day of peace and quiet at Cybele. They offer packages that include a Clarins facials, 60min Moya messages and express manicure and pedicure. Read more about this extensive spa by clicking here or emailing [email protected] Contact 0137649500 for bookings.

Limpopo Province

21. Body treatment at House of Asante

Take your mom to enjoy a full pampering that includes a circulation body wrap, hot stone massage and detoxifying facial and a mother’s and daughters tea. These packages start from R 690 and you can read more about the House of Asante by clicking here. Contact 0152953417 for bookings.

22. Relaxation at the Tzaneen Country Lodge

Treat your mother to a full Swedish body massage this Mother’s day as part of the Earth Spa Mother’s Day special. The treatment costs R 400 for an hour. Click here to learn more. Contact 0153043290 for bookings.

North West

23. Spa treatment at Sparkling Waters

This Rustenburg spa has a special specifically designed for mom-dad-couples so mom can enjoy a morning away from the kids. Indulge in a 50-minute romantic pampering session at R3 800 for two nights. You’ll also receive a glass of champagne to set that romantic mood. Click here for more information on Sparkling Waters.  Contact 0145350006 for bookings.

All Provinces

If you’re in the unfortunate position of not being close enough to your mom to treat her on Mother’s Day, then why not organise for a surprise bouquet to be delivered to her door? Netflorist has a special Mother’s Day offer where you can purchase a gift box, filled with a dozen long stemmed roses, plus a box of imported chocolates. They also have many other bouquets, in different styles and sizes, from which you can choose on the website.

Find the right words to express your love with these thoughtful Happy Mothers Day wishes.

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