With the very special Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we’re all trying to come up with ideas of how we could show mom a bit of extra love. If you’re thinking of taking her out for a delicious meal or high tea, here are a few great spots where you could spend the day.
This eclectic cafe and bistro in Joburg’s Kyalami area is a delightful spot to spoil mom this Sunday. They’re serving up a special high tea (R350pp), including a welcome gin & tonic – the event starts at 12pm, so it’s perfectly respectable – a savoury seafood basket and sweet treats like cupcakes, pavlova and scones. Don’t bother with breakfast before this one! Visit their website for more information.
The SPA at Sandton Sun
Nurturers, care-givers, protectors and friends, Mothers are the masters of juggling, multi-tasking and sacrifice, and what better way to show your appreciation than giving her the gift of serenity. The SPA at Sandton Sun is offering a relaxing Mother’s Day special for the month of May. The 90-minute Mother’s Day Pamper comes at R1 150 per person and includes a Glow Boost facial, Fusion massage and a special gift. The Bespoke Package, R1 080 per person, includes a 30-minute back massage, 30-minute foot massage and 30-minute Indian head massage. Then there is an ultra luxurious third option if you really want to go all out and spoil mom! The Revive Package consists of two-and-a-half hours of indulgent pampering including a Radiance facial, Fusion massage with self-heating mask as well as a manicure and polish, for R1 400 per person. You can also surprise her with lunch after your lovely spa treatments. The San Deck offers a Mother’s Day lunch with live entertainment, a delicious lunch plus a gift for mom. Lunch starts at 13:00, R450 per adult and R225 per child under 12. For more information visit their website here.
No Rules Cafeteria
Held at the No End Contemporary Art Space in Linden, Joburg, this pop-up restaurant launches on 11 and 12 May, just in time for Mother’s Day. The launch events will feature a 3-course tasting menu with drinks paired per course as well as welcome drinks at the popular Tonic restaurant. You can also enjoy artisanal coffee, live entertainment and an art exhibition curated by No End. For something a bit different, this is ideal. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
The Oyster Box
A Durban favourite, this five-star hotel situated on Umhlanga’s lush coastline never disappoints. There’s loads on offer this Mother’s Day weekend, so choose what works best for you. On Saturday 11 May, you can book for a Floral Affair flower-arranging course and lunch with floral artiste Jill Manson (R550pp) or, on Sunday, come for a more traditional lunch at The Ocean Terrace (R590pp) or a high tea at The Grill Room (R590pp). There’s something for every mom. Visit their website for more information.
Spier Wine Estate
Who doesn’t enjoy getting out of the city for a relaxing Sunday in the winelands? At Spier’s Vadas Restaurant and Bakery, you can treat your mom to a delectable 3-course lunch (R395pp) featuring pulled pork shoulder, organic polenta, oxtail and apple crumble pie. Don’t forget to look out over the rolling lawns and boulders in the distance as you tuck into this family-style feast. Visit their website for more information.
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Mother’s Day at this lagoon-side wine estate is bound to be magical. Just for mom, they’re organising a 3-course lunch at their on-site Moody Lagoon restaurant where you’ll be treated to the finest cuisine like cured salmon, local hake and a special Moody Lagoon cheese board. The gift shop will also be open all day if you want to add that something extra to your mom’s experience. Visit their website for more information.
By Features Editor Stephanie van der Plank