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Experience a Magical Mother’ Day 2018 in Cape Town


With just under a week left to go, you may find that you’re still having to finalize your Mother’s Day celebrations for this Sunday, 13th May. Fortunately, the greater Cape Town area is fully prepared to pamper and spoil all mothers and mother figures by hosting an array of spectacular celebrations for the day. There is an outing suited to any mother, mother-in-law, grandmother or even inspirational lady in your life. Attractions include wine sipping under the (slightly less hot) winter sun to dining over a beautifully prepared feast, or even experiencing a live show in the exciting city centre.

The city of Cape Town is a remarkable one, with a number of things-to do that can accommodate all budgets. There is no better opportunity to shower the wonderful women in your life with all the love and attention they deserve than by embracing Mother’s Day while in the mother city. Spend the day with the woman who have made your life meaningful. Go the extra mile! Buy those flowers and plan that surprise outing!

To help make your upcoming Mother’s Day everything it can be, we have put together a selection of our favourite Mother’s Day lunches, attractions and events in and around Cape Town. For those looking to enjoy an early winter vacation, consider booking modern self-catering accommodation in Cape Town city, The stylish V&A Waterfront or the trendy city village of De Waterkant. 


Mother’s Day Attractions in & around Cape Town


Dining Extravagance with a 7 Course Menu at The Ritz – There is no restaurant in Cape Town like The Ritz, a luxury revolving restaurant on top of the Ritz Hotel (the 23rd floor, to be exact) overlooking the ocean, mountain and city and offering diners amazing views from every vantage point. Especially created for Mother’s Day, The Ritz will feature a 7 course set lunch menu of the most delectable dishes and bookings can be made for either 12 pm or 12:45 pm and enjoyed at a leisurely pace. The unique menu theme for the day will be “A Journey of Flavours through Cape Town”, so expect local cuisine with an elegant touch, sure to inspire mothers of all ages! Diners will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival, and the wine list offers varieties that are perfectly suited to this exciting Mother’s Day menu.

Cost: R850 per person
Book: 021 439 6010/


Dinner & A Show at the Rockwell Dinner Theatre – Celebrate your mom, mother-in-law or wife this Mother’s Day at the wonderful Rockwell Dinner Theatre in Green Point. Planning a special experience for all, guests can look forward to a captivating live performance of the Kaapse Stories while enjoying an amazing 4 course meal with loved ones. The experience is a favourite among both locals and tourists and can also be enjoyed by children. The show itself is award-winning, while the cuisine is of an exemplary culinary standard, sure to make mom smile. Best of all, mothers accompanied by an adult or child will enjoy this fantastic experience free of charge!

Cost: Moms free! R450 per paying adult & R225 per child (5 – 12 years old)
Book: 021 418 2441/


Visit Hermanus for Benguela Cove’s Mother’s Day Celebration – The incredible Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is only an hours drive from Cape Town in the village of Hermanus, showcasing amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding vineyards. Here, visitors can delight in a memorable Mother’s Day outing that will include a variety of superb wines and an extraordinary A La Carte lunch menu, served between the hours of 12 pm – 3 pm. Share a Cellar Door Platter with your mom and she will get to enjoy a bottomless glass of Benguela Cove Pinot Noir. Other adventures to indulge in during your visit include a decadent wine and chocolate tasting or a stroll through the beautiful grounds of this renowned wine estate.

Cost: Varies (R150 deposit to secure reservation)
Book: 021 944 1041/


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Magnificent Mama’s Day African Feast at Moyo – The traditional African themed Moyo restaurant, located in Eden on the Bay along the Big Bay beachfront, welcomes Mom’s and families to fill up on a scrumptious Mother’s Day lunch feast this Sunday. Treat your mother to an unforgettable outing and (although a mom’s cooking is always a winner) allow her to relax and be spoiled on this special day. Bloubergstrand’s Moyo restaurant displays gorgeous views of Table Mountain and the oceanfront, which is truly the most amazing sight to enjoy over any meal. Some of the dishes forming part of the buffet include mouth-watering Moroccan Chicken, Chef Ru’s Red Pepper Soup, Senegalese Line Fish and a selection of desserts.

Cost: R360 per adult, R185 for kids 6 – 11 years & free for kids under 5 yrs.
Book: 021 286 0662/


Food, Wine and Gastronomy Journey at De Grendel – Enjoy the fresh air and picture perfect views of Table Mountain this Mother’s Day, by spending an afternoon at De Grendel Wine Estate near the wine valley’s of Durbanville. Featuring a sensational food & wine pairing menu that celebrates the beauty of local ingredients and wines, you can be sure that your mother will be in her element. Each wine will be accompanied by a carefully chosen platter, with delicacies including Wild Mushroom Mousse, Salmon Caviar and Lavender and Honeycomb Ice Cream. There is also a surprise gift for all moms on Mother’s Day, while kids can also enjoy the festivities with their own menu of tasty dishes.

Cost: R950 per person *kiddies menu available at R150 per child.
Book: 021 558 6280/


A Fun Mother’s Day at the Clay Cafe – Situated in the heart of Hout Bay lies the family-friendly Clay Cafe, providing a fun, one-of-a-kind outing to Mother’s and family of all ages. The restaurant prepares wholesome and tasty dishes with the freshest ingredients, also catering to vegans and vegetarians – menu items feature pizzas, burgers and more! Choose a pottery piece and create a unique masterpiece, visit the cafe’s African Chic Boutique and take in the beauty of the natural setting.  For a lovely family-orientated Mother’s Day outing this Sunday, the Clay Cafe will be hosting a special Mother’s Day event which will include a medium-sized item to paint, a glass of bubbly and a choice of your mom’s favourite home baked sweet treat from a menu of options.

Cost: R160 per person
Book: 076 810 5120/

To book stylish holiday accommodation around Mother’s Day, choose form Holiday Apartment’s selection of self-catering holiday apartments, villa’s and homes in and around the City Bowl, or even enjoy luxury seaside holiday accommodation in the suburbs of Camps Bay, Sea Point or Bloubergstrand.