Who would we be without our mothers? They’re moms, doctors, psychologists and practically superhuman, all at the same time and so much more. They deserve the world and we wish we could give it to them, but for now, a Mother’s Day treat will have to suffice.

Here are 5 unique and amazing experiences for each and every kind of mom to show her just how much we appreciate everything she’s done (and continues to do) for us.

Franschhoek Wine Tram

If your mom is a bit of a wine connoisseur, or even just an avid and passionate consumer of the stuff, the Franschhoek Wine Tram is an unforgettable and educational experience for both you and the number one lady in your life. The day starts off departing from the Franschhoek Village mid-morning and heading onward to a local wine estate. Guests will be guided through the background of Franshhoek’s rich history of wine and culture, with the opportunity to sample the subtle tastes of terroir, while learning about the various local grapes and cultivars that are unique to Southern Africa.

After a tour of the estate wine cellar, a specially curated three-course lunch at the estate’s restaurant follows. Late afternoon sees guests visit two additional wine estates to enjoy a premium wine tasting at each estate. Franschhoek’s “Curated Wine Experience” is the perfect pick for your wine-loving moms, and a pretty breathtaking trip too.

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When Daily, except for 24th December, 25th December, 31st December and 1st January.
Where 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
Cost R950 per adult (guests must be of legal drinking age)
Contact +27 21 300 0338 | +27 21 876 4943, [email protected]

 

Signal Hill sunset picnic

A sunset in the city of Cape Town is a moment that everyone who lives in this city loves to see at the end of every day. Add some good food, a stunning view and someone you love and you’ve got the closing scene of an Emmy award-winning film. Who better to watch the end of another great day than with your mom? Pack a picnic basket of your favourite snacks and take the scenic drive up Signal Hill to watch the sunshine of 2017’s Mother’s Day drop below the horizon with mom by your side.

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When Mother’s Day – weather permitting!
Where Signal Hill Road, Cape Town
Cost Free
Contact N/A

 

Mother’s Day High Tea at Spier

Nothing says luxurious and pampered quite like a high tea. Treat your mom like the queen she is with the Mother’s Day High Tea at Spier Hotel on the 17th of May. Mom will feel like royalty, enjoying a glass of Spier Méthode Cap Classique on arrival and an extensive menu that will allow you and mom to dig into decadent treats and savoury dishes alike, followed by a wide range of teas and coffees. From smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels to fruity macarons, this is a high tea like no other that will leave mom feeling elegant and loved.

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When 17 May 2017
Where Spier Hotel
Cost R320 per person, R160 per child under 12 years
Contact [email protected]

 

Beach Camp at Kogel Bay

Not every mom’s idea of an amazing Mother’s Day experience is a wine tasting or high tea and that’s what makes each and every mom so special. So if your mom would prefer a pair of hiking boots over a handbag for Christmas, you might want to put the body lotion and box of chocolates you were planning to give her for Mother’s Day this year, back on the shelf. A beach camp in Kogel Bay is a unique and out-there idea for those mom’s who love the outdoors and nature. Just an hour’s drive out of Cape Town, Kogel Bay is a beautiful open area, dense in Cape Floral Kingdom plant species, that offers the ultimate camping experience. Enjoy affordable camping, hikes, beach walks, star-gazing and a good old braai at the Kogel Bay Resort with mom this Mother’s Day.

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When Any day besides Sunday and public holidays
Where Kogel Bay Resort, Gordon’s Bay
Cost R124 – R190, dependent on season
Contact 021 856 9622 | 021 856 9623

 

Get crafty at Clay Café

Make a mess (or a masterpiece) with mom on Mother’s Day, while enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch at the Clay Café in Hout Bay. Spend the ideal Mother’s Day out for a ‘one of a kind’ creative experience, creating your own personal artworks and enjoying the 2.5 acre piece of land, right in the middle of the valley of Hout Bay. Enjoy scenic views out on the grass or indulge in the scrumptious, fresh food inside the restaurant – either way, you and mom will have another Mother’s Day well spent.

OF NOTE
When Wednesday – Monday, 9-5pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Where Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Cost From R20 – R25
Contact 021 790 3318, [email protected]

 

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Article written by

Nikki Louw

Nikki Louw is an avid food eater and wine drinker with a passion for writing about it too. She's a creative by heart, with a love for visual arts and feature writing, which she applies everyday in covering culture, art and food and drink pieces. She also enjoys writing trending news pieces and exploring topics such as gender issues and social consciousness. Outside of the Journalism realm, Nikki tries her hand at painting and drawing. She has a collection of unfinished canvases and completed oil paintings alike, stacking up in the corner of her bedroom.