We know how hard it is to show your mom just how much you appreciate all that she does for you (and, let’s be honest, it’s A LOT!), so we’ve tried to come up with a few Mother’s Day ideas that we think she will absolutely love!
It’s true that she’ll appreciate just about anything you do for her, but it couldn’t hurt to put in a little bit of effort to make her feel extra special. And if you think about what your mom really wants this Mother’s Day, it’s probably to spend some quality time with her beloved children, that’s why we’ve put together a few awesome things to do with mom all over South Africa.
Read on for a few ideas (to suit every budget) on what to do this Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day ideas in Johannesburg
Join Mom in a chocolate coma
Why not do something a little different and treat mom to a truly decadent chocolate class this Mother’s Day? Under the expert guidance of the passionate Lindt Master Chocolatiers, you’ll be able to create all sorts of to-die-for desserts, starting off with an indulgent cappuccino pot de crème and finishing off with a classic French le fraisier — a strawberry and cream delight.
The cost is R320 per person, the class starts at 12:30pm at the Design Quarter in Fourways and will last for 1½ hours, and it takes place on 7 May. The classes take place in Joburg and Cape Town on the same day. Visit chocolatestudio.co.za to book your spots.
Make her a picnic
Get out the picnic basket, blanket and bubbly and whip up some wonderful picnic-friendly meals (like this Mediterranean filled picnic bread, or these quick ham quiches), and whisk mom off to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens for a relaxing day outdoors.
The bonus is that there’s a concert on for Mother’s Day (8 May), so you’ll be able to enjoy some music and entertainment without all the hassle of organising it yourself. Tickets cost between R30 and R70. Visit sanbi.org/events for more info.
Mother’s Day ideas in Durban
We all love a fab high tea, and we can think of few other occasions that are more appropriate than Mother’s Day to indulge in one. High tea at The Palm Court at The Oyster Box is a laid-back, leisurely affair, with live piano music from their resident pianist and a tea table laden with a minimum of 20 sumptuous treats (yes, 20!!).
For Mother’s Day, the tea will be vintage themed, so go all out and get dressed up if you wish! The high tea will be available for R350 per person and booking is essential; phone 031 514 5018 or email [email protected].
Spoil her with food AND a massage!
Wodka Restaurant at the Waterfront Hotel and Spa offers the ultimate in fine dining, and they’ve got an offer you simply cannot ignore! Join them for a beyond delicious Teppanyaki lunch, and get a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, all for only R350 per person. Who could refuse that? Call 031 332 8190 to make a booking.
Mother’s Day ideas in Cape Town
Wander around the gardens
Make use of the beautiful surroundings that Cape Town has to offer, and take mom to the stunning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Whether you decide to pack a picnic and relax in the sun, go for a walk through the gardens or visit one of the restaurants, mom will definitely be happy!
Moyo Kirstenbosch is having a buffet lunch for Mother’s Day, and for R315 per adult, or R185 for kids between 4 and 12 and free for kids 3 and under, you’ll get lunch, a welcome drink and live entertainment. You can make a booking by calling 021 762 9585 or emailing [email protected]. Entrance to Kirstenbosch costs between R15 and R55.
Pop open the bubbly
Treat your mom to some bubbly before sitting down for lunch at The House of J.C. Le Roux. Le Venue, the vibrant restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux, has prepared an irresistible menu to add extra sparkle to her day.
The lunch costs R255 for two courses or R295 for all three, and will be served from 12pm to 3pm. Be sure to book for one of the famous J.C. Le Roux tastings when making your Mother’s Day lunch reservation. Bookings are essential, so call them on 021 865 8200.