Special Ways to Treat Your Mom This Mothers Day

11 May 2023
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning how you can make this special day memorable for one of the most important women in your life. While chocolates and flowers are always a good idea, why not take it up a notch this year and surprise her with a weekend getaway or an exciting adventure that she’ll never forget?  

For those in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, here are a few ideas to treat your mom this Mother’s Day, whether she’s a foodie, adventurer, historian, nature lover, or a city explorer. 

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For the foodie

If your mom is a lover of all things culinary, why not plan a food-focused getaway? For those living in Cape Town, the Franschhoek Wine Valley is a must-visit destination. Known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek boasts an array of top-rated restaurants and award-winning wineries. Take your mom on a food and wine tour where you can indulge in local delicacies and sample some of the best wines in the region.  

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If you’re in Johannesburg, be sure to visit the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein, a popular foodie destination that offers a variety of gourmet street food and artisanal products. For those in Durban, head to the Station Drive Precinct, a vibrant area with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and cafes that cater to all tastes and budgets. 

For the adventurer

If your mom loves a bit of excitement and adrenaline, why not plan a thrilling outdoor adventure? Cape Town offers a range of activities that are perfect for the adventurous mom, such as shark cage diving, bungee jumping, and paragliding. Johannesburg has plenty of options too, including hot air ballooning, quad biking, and zip-lining. And if you’re in Durban, why not try surfing, kayaking, or go on a dolphin and whale watching tour? These activities are sure to get your mom’s heart racing and create some unforgettable memories! 

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For the historian

South Africa has a rich and diverse history that is waiting to be explored. In Cape Town, visit Robben Island on a guided tour and learn about the island’s significance in South Africa’s struggle for freedom or visit the District Six Museum. In Johannesburg, visit the Apartheid Museum, a must-visit destination that offers a moving and informative look at South Africa’s apartheid era or take your mom on a tour of Soweto, one of South Africa’s most famous townships. This tour will give her an insight into the history of apartheid and the struggle for freedom in South Africa. In Durban, take a walk through the city’s historic Old Town, where you can see a range of architectural styles and learn about Durban’s past as a colonial trading hub. 

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For the nature-lover

South Africa’s natural beauty is hard to beat. In Cape Town, take a drive to Cape Point, where you can see stunning views of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans colliding. Take a walk along the beach or hike up to the lighthouse for even better views or take a hike up Table Mountain. In Johannesburg, visit the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, a stunning park with over 600 plant species and an abundance of birdlife. If you’re in Durban visit Umgeni River Bird Park, which is home to more than 800 birds from 200 species. The park has walk-through aviaries, allowing your mom to get up close and personal with the birds.  

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For the city slicker

For a unique experience in Cape Town, take your mom on a street art tour of the city, where you can see some of the best street art in Africa. End the day with a sunset cocktail at the famous Camps Bay Beach. In Johannesburg, treat your mom to a day of shopping at the famous Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein. Here she can enjoy local food and drinks while browsing the many stalls. In Durban, start by taking her on a walking tour of the city’s historic landmarks, such as the Durban City Hall and the KwaMuhle Museum. Then, head to the local markets, like the Victoria Street Market, to find unique souvenirs and handcrafted gifts for her.  

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Of course, a Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be lavish. There are plenty of ways to show your appreciation. Here are a few more ideas to help you spoil your mom this Mother’s Day: 

  • Breakfast in bed: Surprise your mom with a delicious breakfast in bed, complete with her favourite treats and a fresh cup of coffee or tea. 
  • Spa day: Book a spa day for your mom. You don’t have to break the bank to make it special – there are loads of affordable spa packages on offer that include a manicure, pedicure or facial. She’ll feel pampered and rejuvenated. 
  • DIY gift: Get creative and make your mom a DIY gift, such as a handmade card, a photo album, or a piece of jewellery. 

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  • Movie night: Set up a cosy movie night at home, complete with her favourite snacks and a selection of feel-good films. 
  • Personalised gift: Consider a personalised gift, like a customised photo frame, a monogrammed robe, a scrapbook or photo album filled with memories of you and your mom, or a piece of artwork featuring your family’s names. 
  • Picnic in the park: This is a great way to spend some quality time together and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can pack a picnic basket full of your mom’s favourite snacks and drinks and spend the day basking in the sun and enjoying each other’s company. 

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There are plenty of affordable and fun ways to treat your mom this Mother’s Day. Whether you opt for a scenic hike, a spa day, a culinary adventure, or a heartfelt gift, your mom will appreciate the effort you put into making her day special. We of course have plenty of holiday packages if you want to whisk your mom off for a treat getaway. So, start planning now, and get ready to show your mom just how much you care! 

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