Here are some Mother’s Day (Sunday 12 May) and Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June) specials being offered by first-rate properties around the country

From a 360-degree view of mountains, river and the Indian ocean, to five-star luxury in an old power station, to a peaceful countryside boutique hotel that offers fine dining and fly- fishing – to help you celebrate and spoil and treat your mum and dad.

1. Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

The five-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel of the Cape Summer Villa Collection in Plettenberg Bay offers the ultimate escape with warm hospitality, cutting-edge design, light-filled interiors, contemporary colours, soft furnishings and lush indigenous gardens.

On Sunday 12 May at the Mother’s Day Lunch your mom will receive a complimentary glass of wine or, if preferred, a gin and tonic, plus a small gift.

Contact: Tel: +27 87 550 2967 / 082 767 3393 / Email:

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2. Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

The five-star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, situated on Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna is featuring Minx , a violinist, on Mother’s Day (Sunday 12 May), and Olga, an accomplished pianist, on Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June), at the Island Café Sunday Buffet from 12:30 to 16:00.

R205 per person, children less 50%.

The Turbine accommodation comprises luxury rooms, standard rooms, a honeymoon suite and two self-contained suites. It is home to the Island Café Restaurant and the Gastro Pub, which offers classic pub meals with a delicious twist and lagoon sunset views.

For bookings call Reservations on 044 302 5746 or email

3. Walkersons Hotel & Spa

In Mpumalanga, the exclusive five-star Walkersons Hotel & Spa, a boutique hotel near Dullstroom, has two well-known restaurants, The Flying Scotsman and Terrace, offering a delicious Mother’s Day two-course lunch menu that will delight your mum.

On the menu is: crusty bread dippers with olive tapenade and hummus; a choice of chicken schnitzel, or the lady’s fillet, or grilled and spiced rainbow trout; and of course the desserts – strawberry cheesecake with fruit compote and sorbet, warm chocolate pudding with mint ice cream, or home-made fruit jelly with vanilla anglaise and edible flower garnish.

And a reminder of Walkersons wonderful Midweek Special – valid for May, June and July, 2019 – book a Midweek Stay at the hotel (hotel rooms only) and save 40% on a bed and breakfast, or dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Reservations on 013 253 7000 or email

4. De Hoop Collection

The De Hoop Collection in the De Hoop Nature Reserve is a three-hour drive from Cape Town on the world renowned Garden and Whale Routes.

The collection offers a wide range of accommodation types for all budgets, and has a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch lined up for Sunday 12 May; while for Father’s Day there is dinner on Saturday 15 June and lunch on Sunday 16 June, with musician Pappa Jerry providing the live music. Ts & Cs apply.


5. De Zeekoe Guest Farm

De Zeekoe Guest Farm is situated in the Klein Karoo, just seven kilometres outside Oudtshoorn on the Garden Route. It has two fabulous offers for both Mother’s and Father’s Day – all mother or father in-house guests on the two days will be offered a free body massage. Ts & Cs apply.



6. D’Olyfboom Family Estate &…

7. …Naries Namakwa Retreat

D’Olyfboom Family Estate in Paarl and Naries Namakwa Retreat in Springbok are offering Mother’s and Father’s Day treats – a terrific 10% off any accommodation plus a special gift. Bookings essential – please use Mothersday or Fathersday when booking to obtain the special rate. Ts & Cs apply.


8. Eendracht Hotel & Apartments

The elegant award-winning Eendracht Hotel & Apartments is situated in the heart of the oldest part of Stellenbosch. This luxurious establishment has a special ‘buy one night, get one free‘ offer for Mother’s and Father’s day, which must include the Sunday night (Sunday 12 May or Sunday 16 June) and either the Saturday night before or the Monday night after.

Different rates for different room categories apply. Ts & Cs apply.



9. New Holme Country House

For a Mother’s or Father’s Day treat to beat all treats do the ‘3-Day Karoo Experience’ at the three-star New Holme Country House situated within the newly proclaimed Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve. You will experience the ‘shy-five’ night mammals – aardwolf, aardvark, black footed cat, porcupine and bat-eared fox; the birds of the Karoo; Khoi history and etchings; and the best Karoo cuisine. The three-day experience includes breakfast and dinners, a braai in the veld, a Sunset drive to view hippos and buffalo, the Shy 5-Night Drive (2,5 hours and 20km), an early morning birding drive with snacks in the veld, a birding and game drive, a night drive (with spotlight), a Khoi etchings walk (a 10km drive and a 1km walk), and a game and birding drive followed by sundowners.

Cost: R2 650 per person (all inclusive) – minimum per group is four and maximum 10 (10 guests is recommended). Times change with the seasons (summer-winter). Ts & Cs apply.


10. Supertubes Guest House

Supertubes Guest House, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape and a stone’s throw from the famous surfing beach of Jeffreys Bay has a ‘super-duper’ Mother’s and Father’s Day offer for guests – a free bottle of CCR house wine and flowers. Ts & Cs apply.


11. Zuurberg Mountain Village

The Zuurberg Mountain Village in the Eastern Cape, a 150-year-old hotel of historical delight is situated high up on the Zuurberg Pass in malaria-free Addo, and knows that Sunday lunches are all about raising a glass and reconnecting with family and friends while enjoying hearty dishes that smell like your grandmother’s kitchen.

So create some lifelong memories this Mother and Father’s Day with these specials:

The Mother’s Day special is a traditional five-course Sunday lunch of soup, a buffet of salads and seafood, three meats from the carvery, fresh seasonal veggies and a variety of delicious desserts at R210,00 per adult, R100,00 per child (three to 12 years).

The Father’s Day hearty lunch menu – lentil and vegetable soup, penne pasta, curried butternut and cucumber salad, calamari and snoek pate, mussels in creamy white wine sauce; a carvery selection of rump of beef, roast leg of venison and roast chicken, served with seasonal vegetables; plus a wide selection of delicious desserts – will definitely please your dad at R190,00 per adult, R80,00 per child (three to 12 years)

There is no charge for children under three years at both lunches. Both luncheons are at 12:30 for 13:00, and a deposit will be required to secure your booking. Ts & Cs apply.


12. Montagu Country Hotel

Take advantage of the charming four-star Montagu Country Hotel in Montagu. Winter specials on accommodation are valid from 1 May to 30 September 2019 (excludes Wacky Wine weekend of 7 to 9 June 2019): The Classic: Bed-and-breakfast rates per person sharing range from R600 (one night) to R1 950 (five nights); The Luxury: Bed-and-breakfast rates per person sharing range from R770 to R2 500 (single supplements available); and you definitely do not want to miss the Mother’s and Father’s Day Special Lunches on Sunday 12 May and 16 June.

For the Mother’s Day Buffet you can expect Roast Garlic and Potato Soup; Sundried Tomato and Feta Quiche; Cape Malay Curried Fish; various salads, Smoked Chicken and Roasted Garlic Aioli Noodle salad; also Prune Stuffed Pork Neck; Chicken, Olive and Bacon Pie; Red Wine Braised Oxtail; and finishing off with Sticky Toffee Pudding and a Cheese Platter with Biscuits and Preserves.

The Father’s Day Buffet will include French Onion Soup; Mediterranean Vegetable Skewer; Local Smoked Trout and Cream Cheese mould; Moroccan Lamb Curry or Coq au Vin or Smoked Pork Neck; and the dessert, Cape Brandy Pudding with homemade beer ice cream and a Cheese Platter.

The buffet lunches (R190 per person) are VERY popular so booking is essential. Ts & Cs apply.