Mother's Day in Cape Town - Things To Do
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Mother’s Day in Cape Town – Things To Do

With Mother’s Day right around the corner – Sunday, 14 May 2023 to be exact – its time to pull out all the stops and show your mom and all the special women in your life just how much they mean to you.

Here are some of the top things to do on Mother’s Day in Cape Town that will not only put a big smile on the wonderful woman or women in your life’s face, but treat them to a day of well-deserved pampering, relaxation, enjoyment, and love.

To make sure you have the EXTRA special day you whole-heartedly deserve, we’ve put together a list of incredible, exhilarating, indulgent, relaxing, beautiful, and truly unforgettable experiences, adventures, and activities for you to enjoy! Here are some of the best things to do this Mother’s Day in Cape Town.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, mom like figures, grandmas and mammas-to-be!

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#Escape to the stars at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Silver screen moments in a private cinema

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  • Location: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 437 9000 | [email protected]
  • Booking: Click here to make a booking

Treat your mom or special mother figure in your life to an enjoyable and exciting ‘a quiet night in’ with an extravagant twist this Mother’s Day in Cape Town. Reserve your seat in the lavish Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s cosy 16-seater cinema where you can look forward to plush leather seating,

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Dolby surround-sound and a selection of complimentary popcorn, snacks, and refreshments. The cinema offers five screenings per day (12 noon, 4pm, 8pm and 10pm), with the schedule of titles available online and in the hotel. If there are no prior reservations for the scheduled screening, guests are welcome to select their own title from their extensive library.

#Treat your mom to an enigmatic dining experience at ARIEL Modern Italian Restaurant

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  • Where: 90 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Operating hours: Open Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm | Dinner: 6pm & 8:15pm seating
  • Contact details / Booking details: 021 023 3643 | [email protected] | Click here to make a booking / reservation via @dineplan_app
  • Website: Click here to visit Ariel Modern Italian’s website & to find out more about this remarkable restaurant
  • **Extra Note: No pets allowed | Unfortunately no children under 12 allowed after 5pm

Step into the mysterious, enigmatic, and enchanting world of the widely renowned and highly sought-after Cape Town restaurant that is Ariel Modern Italian where your taste buds will get whisked away on a tantalizing culinary journey you won’t soon forget and certainly leave you wanting more.

Ariel Modern Italian is the culmination of years of passion for industry and product. Napoli meets New York in this beautiful iteration of the local Italian eatery. Sourcing only the finest Italian products available, Ariel Modern Italian have created a reminiscence of European street dining.

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Sit back, relax, and wind down your afternoon in style with their incredible Neapolitan pizzas, pastas, and wide selection of sensational classic cocktails. At its core, Ariel Modern Italian is a dedication to the simple elegance of Italian cuisine and while they may not be traditional, they take it upon themselves to always pay homage to what it means to eat a good meal with good people. Friends, togetherness, celebration, and joy – at Ariel Modern Italian you are right where you are meant to be.

EXCLUSIVE NEGRONI FLIGHT

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Negroni lovers, this one is for you! Ariel Modern Italian has launched a brand-new exclusive offering – the one-of-a-kind Negroni Flight! This unique Ariel Modern Italian Negroni Tasting, which involves trying and indulging in three specially crafted tasty and tantalizing Negroni Cocktails, can be enjoyed from Friday – Sunday, between 12pm – 5pm. The exclusive Negroni Flight is not only perfect for all head-over-heels Negroni lovers, but anyone looking to try something new and exciting!

  • Available: Friday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
  • Bookings & walk-ins welcome

#Have a swing & play a game of golf @ The Twelve Apostles & Spa

  • The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • 021 437 9000 | [email protected]
  • Click here to make a booking
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This one is specially dedicated to all the active, jump-up-and-go, sporty moms, grandmas, and all the special women in your life. Why not take a swing and show-off your skills this Mother’s Day – proving to everyone, ESPECIALLY your kids, that you’ve DEFINITELY still got it! Not that we doubt it one bit!

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Cape Town is one of the leading golf destinations in Africa, and The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers easy access to more than 20 memorable courses, from championship layouts surrounded by vineyards to dramatic links-style layouts clinging to the Atlantic coast. Local clubs are famous for their hospitality, and guests are welcomed throughout the week. If you’d like some company on the course, ask the Concierge about their innovative Sports Buddy program, and one of our staff members will gladly join you for a round.

#Jazz Brunch at The Belmond Mount Nelson

  • Where: The Belmond Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town | 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
  • Cost: ∙ R525.00 per Adult | R325 per Child under 11 years old | Bottomless Bubbly will be an additional R225
  • Contact details: 0857 256 5088 | 021 483 1000 | [email protected] | Concierge: [email protected]  
  • Book: Click here to book

Fancy celebrating Sunday in style? Segue into the afternoon with the legendary Buddy Wells Trio and an irresistible brunch menu. Add a bit of sparkle and opt for the unlimited bubbly menu. Relax as your little cherubs are entertained at the professionally supervised Children’s Club.

#Take a special Aerial Cableway Ride up Table Mountain at sunset this Mother’s Day

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There’s just something EXTRA extraordinary, exciting, and down-right beautiful about taking a sunset Aerial Cableway Ride to the summit of one of the New7Wonders of Nature – Table Mountain. Why not spoil your mom, grandma, and / or speal women or mother figure in your life with this truly unforgettable experience this Mother’s Day in Cape Town? your date, partner, significant other, or loved one on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town. Without a doubt making this one of the best Cape Town Mother’s Day outings and amazing bucket-list worthy experiences to make her feel EXTRA special and loved on this lovely day.

While you’re up there, why not pair your sensational Table Mountain sunset backdrop and breathtaking view over the vast Atlantic, Lion’s Head, Camps Bay, Clifton, Signal Hill, glorious Mother City and beyond, with a lovely picnic and celebratory bottle of bubbly on one of the many benches, large rocks, or beautiful spots scattered along the Table Mountain summit?! You will not only earn some extra brownie points for your effort, but ensure that she has a memorable and magical Mother’s Day where she feels loved and celebrated. Rhat’s truly all you can ask for.

What are you waiting for? Book your Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ticket right now from WebTickets.

#Pamper & spoil your mom with an incredible & lavish massage or spa treatment

It’s no secret that Cape Town is known for its spectacular spas and tranquil sanctuaries. From vineyard retreats to luxurious urban oases, and even a slick sky-scraping city spa where you can escape into a parallel universe for an hour or two – there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.

Why not treat your mom, mother figure, or special lady in your life to a day of pampering and relaxation at one of the Mother City’s incredible spas this Mother’s Day in Cape Town? From aromatherapy massages, mineral scrubs, or a destressing deep-tissue massage to an indulgent pampering session, facials, and detox treatments, – there’s a spa treatment for every occasion. There is also what they refer to as the ‘holy grail’ – a wonderful couple’s massage. This is of course only if your mom opts to share the experience with someone, be it a friend, daughter, son, her mother, or of course her husband or partner instead of enjoying this special indulgent spoil by herself. It is HER day after all!

To elevate the already lavish spa treatment / experience even further, the onsite spa treatments are specially tailored to suit her needs. Wait, there’s more! Depending on the spa she can even choose to add in cocktails or a romantic dinner for two – turning her Mother’s Day spa day into an unforgettable and extraordinary experience she won’t soon forget.

Here are some of the best spas in Cape Town and the Winelands, perfect for a day of pampering, indulgence, relaxation, and rejuvenation:

  • One&Only Cape Town Spa
  • The Twelve Apostles Spa
  • Librisa Spa at the Belmond Mount Nelson
  • Steenberg Spa
  • Mai Thai Wellness Spa
  • Fresh Wellness Spa at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
  • Heavenly Spa by Westin
  • The Alphen Spa
  • Angsana Spa at The Vineyard Hotel
  • Sanctuary Spa at the Waterfront
  • Spa at Cape Grace
  • Jiva Spa at Taj Cape Town
  • Lanzerac Spa (Stellenbosch)
  • The SPA at Spier (Stellenbosch)
  • Delaire Graff Spa (Stellenbosch)
  • Majeka House Spa (Stellenbosch)
  • The Hydro at Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch)
  • Babylonstoren Garden Spa
  • Leeu Spa by Healing Earth (Franschhoek)
  • Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa
  • Lurra Spa at Erinvale

#Treat your mom to an indulgent culinary experience at the Mount Nelson Hotel’s new & exclusive Red Room – Its latest epicurean offering

PAN-ASIAN RESTAURANT BY LIAM TOMLIN AND DAVID SCHNEIDER UNVEILED

Adding to the Mount Nelson’s international prominence, the iconic pink hotel unveils its latest epicurean offering — The Red Room by Chefs Warehouse. Under the guidance of celebrated chefs Liam Tomlin and David Schneider, both of Chefs Warehouse, the new Pan-Asian restaurant, set beneath the hotel’s grounds, is poised to become a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

With a devoted following, owner-operators Liam and David will be joined by their two chefs de cuisine Geoffrey Abrahams and Teenola Govender. Backed by a wealth of experience working in some of the Cape’s top restaurants, Geoffrey and Teenola will lead the restaurant’s vision.

During his years working in Australia, Liam’s travels into Asia gave rise to a love affair with its cuisine and a deeper understanding of the nuances of the region’s flavours and cultures. Rooted in that experience and answering to the country’s call for a truly Pan-Asian restaurant, Liam and David plan to offer guests an immersive restaurant and bar experience. “The menu will take guests on a curated journey through the East, honouring these cuisines with a unique dining experience in an iconic setting,” Liam explains.

The menu expresses Chef Liam’s experience in pan-Asian philosophy; he explains the menu takes guests on a curated journey through the East, honouring these cuisines with a unique dining experience in an iconic setting. Headed by Chef David Schneider, The Red Room offers an immersive restaurant and bar experience. Diners are greeted with two curated moments: relax into a cosy deep-velvet booth with a tea-infused cocktail or sake and sample any one of the flavour-packed small plates from the à la carte menu, including grilled scallops with Tom Yum foam and Kombu butter or Korean BBQ pork steamed buns. Alternatively, sink into a corner of the lavish dining room to enjoy a four-course set menu to share. The star of the show Peking Duck delivers the perfect crescendo to the meal, accompanied by Duck Consommé, dumplings, and marinated tofu.

Here, the ceremony and high standards of old-world dining will be celebrated in an opulent underground den, where time and place are ambiguous. Through a set of red velvet curtains and down a lacquered staircase, guests will arrive at a low-lit, glimmering bar with a tangible buzz in the air. Beyond it, the dining room will be fun and luxurious, bearing many of the original features of the Nellie’s iconic 70s Grill Room that went before it.

Bringing together Belmond’s well-travelled, cosmopolitan guests and Chefs Warehouse’s discerning epicurean following, The Red Room will offer an entirely novel Pan-Asian dining experience that is in a class of its own. “Our hope is that by bringing Chefs Warehouse to the Mount Nelson, we will aid in expanding the food and beverage offering for the already-legendary hotel, giving guests little reason to leave the property in search of world-class dining,” adds Liam.

This new chapter for the much-loved Nellie heralds the evolution of the hotel’s gastronomic credentials, aligning with other exciting culinary developments. “Elevating the Mount Nelson’s gastronomic offering with the Chefs Warehouse team brings to life our vision of curating ever-new experiences for culinary curious guests. The Red Room offers a unique opportunity to experience the revival of a truly iconic space set beneath the buzz of the city,” concludes Tiago Moraes Sarmento, General Manager of the Mount Nelson.

About The Red Room

#Enjoy a glorious gin experience with The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s ‘The gin lab’

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  • Location: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Time: Daily (Please note that 24-hours’ notice is required) | **AVAILABLE DAILY (WITH NOTICE)
  • Price: R 725 per person
  • Venue: The Conservatory
  • Contact details: 021 437 9000 | [email protected]
  • Booking: Click here to make a booking

Calling all head-over-heels gin-loving moms and women! If you’re looking for something truly unique, exciting, incredibly enjoyable, and filled with GIN (of course) to do this Mother’s Day in Cape Town, the remarkable Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s amazing gin experience – The Gin Lab – is perfect for you!

Craft your own gin under the watchful eye of the remarkable Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s expert, exceptional, and experienced Gin Mixologist and learn the art of exquisite gin creation.

To start to the evening, enjoy a gin & canape tasting experience in their tranquil conservatory, before moving into artisanal mode as you create your own customised bottle of gin. Using local botanicals foraged from the hotel’s own Fynbos gardens, this is a gin crafting experience like no other. This is without a doubt a truly unforgettable and beyond thrilling experience – not to mention EVERY head-over-heels gin lover’s dream come true!

#Book a lavish overnight stay at the beautiful Cape Grace Hotel this Mother’s Day in Cape Town

~ Cape Grace is one of the top & most highly sought-after hotels in Cape Town ~

  • Where: Cape Grace | West Quay Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 410 7100 | [email protected] | [email protected] | Click here to visit the Cape Grace website & find out more about what they have to offer
  • Time: Check-in from 02:00pm – Check out up to 11:00am

Treat your mom, mother figure, grandma, and / or special lady in your life to an extravagant overnight stay at the beautiful and highly sought-after Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town this Mother’s Day. Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best. Cape Grace’s elegant and warm atmosphere begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends all the way through to their spacious harbour and mountain-facing rooms. They happily and excitedly invite you to share in a variety of incredible tailor-made experiences especially suited to you, all thoughtfully created to enhance your journey in the Cape and with Cape Grace.

Cape Grace Rooms

Each one of their uniquely designed rooms have been inspired by the charm and wonder of our South African and Cape heritage, inviting travellers to discover and connect with the history and culture of our fascinating region. Guests in search of quiet and tranquillity, the top floor rooms feature French doors that open onto step-out terrace that make the most of the Table Mountain, yacht marina or harbour surrounds. All this can be experienced by your mom this Mother’s Day in Cape Town – how loved and lucky is she?! One thing is for certain, it will undoubtedly be a Mother’s Day she will NEVER forget and cherish forever!

Room types:

  • Superior Room overlooking the Harbour
  • Superior Room overlooking the renowned Table Mountain
  • Executive Room with Patio
  • Executive Room with Terrace
  • One Bedroom Suite with Balcony
  • Two Bedroom Suite with private entrance
  • Two Bedroom Suite
  • Three Bedroom Suite with private entrance and balcony

Hotel extras:

  • Our meticulously crafted, generously proportioned guest rooms and suites.
  • Complimentary chauffeur service to anywhere within a 10km radius .
  • Fresh tea and coffee delivered with wake-up calls.
  • Complimentary Port and sherry in the Library between 18h00 and 22h00.

Extra On-site Features & Facilities:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Shuttle
  • Wheel-chair accessible Hotel
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Meeting Rooms

**Click here to visit the Cape Grace website & find out more about what they have to offer.

#Enjoy a unique screening at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema

The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema in Cape Town is dedicated to restoring the true experience of cinema – Making for a truly unique and extremely memorable experience and Mother’s Day in Cape Town!

Located in the heart of Cape Town’s lively CBD, the infamous Pink Flamingo open-air Rooftop Cinema is part drive-in, part social event, and part adventure. Set in the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel – the only designer Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the world – The Pink Flamingo celebrates the silver screen in a silver setting – right beneath the starry night sky and Mother City moonlight – How magical does that sound!

Showcasing an array of films, including all your favorite classics, watching a movie under the Cape Town night sky while surrounded by their amazing gleaming vintage Airstream Trailers, is without a doubt one of the best experiences and top things to do in Cape Town this Mother’s Day. Not to mention one of the most unique and memorable too!

On an open-air rooftop that is The Grand Daddy Hotel’s Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park, the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is all about celebrating the occasion, the glamour, the romance, the ritual, and the wonderful world of make believe that is the art of filmmaking and movies.

If you want to up your Mother’s Day game, you can order a delicious picnic basket or your mom or special mother figure can even spend the night in one of their magical themed trailers.

**Note: You can choose from three unique seating options: General Seating, the Love Seat, and the Couch. Each ticket includes a welcome drink, a bag of sweets and popcorn.

Watching an open-air rooftop screening at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is by far one of the best and most unique things to do this Mother’s Day in Cape Town! She can even decide to spend the evening and occasion with her husband, partner, friend, or children.

#Go Tandem Paragliding with Cape Hope Paragliding this Mother’s Day

This is by far one of the most thrilling, adventurous, a little daring, and oh so worth it things to do on Mother’s Day in Cape Town – Going Tandem Paragliding with Cape Hope Paragliding!

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Let’s be honest, there are few things more exhilarating than going on an adrenaline-filled paragliding flight or an unforgettable paragliding sightseeing tour over the glorious city of Cape Town. Not only do you get to celebrate Women’s Day in one of the most exciting and invigorating ways, you get to tick something truly thrilling off your Cape Town bucket list!

Cape Town’s tandem paragliding trips typically take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill. In addition to the intense adrenalin rush and ‘pinch-me I can’t believe this is ACTUALLY happening’ moments you’ll experience throughout your tandem paragliding flight, you’ll be treated to the most magnificent views of the beautiful city of Cape Town. All while soaring through the sky – how unbelievable is that?

**Tip: If you’re keen to experience a super special tandem paragliding adventure, why not take to the sky at sunset? Is there anything better than gliding above Cape Town’s top sights and wonderful natural wonders as the Mother City’s stunning sherbet-colored sunsets set the sky alight in a beautiful celebration of colors? We think not!  Cape Town is pure sunset bliss after all.

**One of the New7Natural Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, Lion’s Head, glorious Atlantic Ocean, captivating Cape Peninsula and its vast and equally stunning coastline are just a few of the incredible sights you’ll have the amazing opportunity to see on your paragliding adventure.

  • Location: 1, Signal Hill, Cape Town | Tandem Paragliding flights either fly from Lions Head or Signal Hill depending on the weather conditions on the day of your flight. The meeting point for all flights are at the very end of Signal Hill road by the parking area, from there they will assess the weather conditions and wind direction and decide whether the flight will take place from Signal Hill or Lions Head.
  • Contact details: 061 583 4055 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to visit Cape Hope Paragliding’s website & find out more about this exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Booking: Click here to make an online booking

#The art of flight | Take to the glorious Cape Town skies on a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight adventure at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

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  • Location: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 437 9000 | [email protected]
  • Price: From R 1840 per person (minimum of 2 guests)
  • Prices: Available on request
  • Departure times: From the V&A Waterfront, between 12.30pm and 4.30pm
  • **Click here for more information & details
  • **Click here for further enquiries or to request a quote

If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day in Cape Town, why not seize the day by doing something exhilarating, get-your-heart-pumping (in the very best way), and absolutely unforgettable and go on a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight adventure experience? While Cape Town encapsulates sweep-you-off-your-feet beauty, vibrant energy, vast and wonderful diversity, stunning scenic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, destinations, and attractions in every way, the marvellous Mother City is also widely known for her thrill-seeking spirit, daring nature, bold adventurous lust for life, love-to-live-on-the-wild-side and venture off-the-beaten path – Making it the ideal destination to step out of your comfort zone, unleash your inner adventurer, and set your gloriously wild thrill-seeking spirit free – yes, we know for a fact that you absolutely have it in you, plus, we know you do too! So, let’s do it!

Now it’s time to take to the skies of the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town and experience the most breathtaking bird’s eye view of the magnificent Mother City in all her glory this Mother’s Day. Plus, as an extra special bonus, you get to tick a truly thrilling adventure experience off your bucket-list!

Savour unforgettable views with a helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront over the scenic Atlantic Seaboard, before landing on the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s private helipad. Opt to experience the flight in singularity, taking in the views as you soar above Cape Town, or personalise your experience with a celebratory lunch or massage. Alternatively you can also indulge in a selection of curated food experiences, from sushi and wine pairings to their loved Tea by the Sea – Your exhilarating helicopter flight experience – your choice! This will undoubtedly be one Cape Town Mother’s Day you’ll NEVER forget! Not to mention all the cool mom brownie-points you’ll get!

#Dine at the extraordinary Benguela Cove

Few things in life say leisure and relaxation the way a soft sun embellished with the slow and melodic sounds of saxophone does.

Enjoy flavour combinations and tastes created and devised by the resident chef, Annie Badenhorst, at this fantastic restaurant. With meals that cater to Vegetarians and Omnivores alike, The Moody Lagoon creatively produces mouthwatering dishes using only the finest, freshest ingredients.

Tap your toes to the sound of local jazz musicians as you absorb the relaxing atmosphere, panoramic views, excellent service, and tranquil bliss Benguela Cove offers.

#Treat your mom or special women in your life to a magical Sunset Cruise

Sometimes all Mothers want is to enjoy a moment of relaxation, tranquillity, and peaceful serenity on Mother’s Day – what’s more fitting than treating her to a sensational sunset cruise through the waters of the glorious Atlantic where she can simply sit back, relax, and blissfully unwind, all while enjoying a truly incredible and unforgettable experience?!

Not only will she get to enjoy an afternoon / evening of pure extravagance and luxury, but have the remarkable opportunity of watching the magnificent sherbet-coloured sunset Cape Town has become so widely known for, all while being surrounded by picturesque views of the beautiful Mother City in all her glory. If she’s lucky, she may even spot a few of Cape Town’s marine life locals swimming about, splashing around, and surfing the cool ocean waves, especially its famous Marine Big5, which includes dolphins, whales, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, and the Mola Mola Sunfish.

There are countless charters and sunset cruise options to choose from. Each offering their own unique packages and specials to make this Cape Town Mother’s day sunset cruise experience that much more memorable.

#Spoil your mom with a sensational dining experience at the renowned Damascus Restaurant in the heart of Cape Town

  • LOCATION: MOUNT CURTIS, 305 MAIN RD, SEA POINT, CAPE TOWN
  • TRADING HOURS: MONDAY – THURSDAY: 11:00 – 23:00 | FRIDAY: 14:00 – 23:00 | SATURDAY – SUNDAY: 09:00 – 23:00 | PUBLIC HOLIDAY: HOURS MAY VARY
  • CONTACT DETAILS: 081 757 3148 | [email protected]
  • WEBSITE: WWW.DAMASCUS-CPT.CO.ZA

If your mom or special woman in your life is a lover of authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine right here in the Mother City – Look no further than the extraordinary Damascus Restaurant.

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Situated in the heart of Sea Point lies one of Cape Town’s most remarkable hidden culinary gems – Damascus Restaurant. From the moment you step foot inside this incredible Middle Eastern Restaurant and halal Shisha Lounge, it will instantly feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world entirely – all while being right at the centre of the Cape Town’s vibrant inner-city.

Damascus Restaurant Cape Town

Right at the heart of Damascus Restaurant is the exceptional, driven, and wildly passionate Syrian born chef, Muhammad Modrek. Every dish prepared by Chef Muhammad Modrek will not only exceed any and all expectations you may have, but tantalize and awaken your taste buds to a whole new thrilling flavor-filled culinary world as you’re taken on a unique and exciting journey of indulgent Middle Eastern Cuisine, with every bite leaving you wanting more.

All of the food prepared by Chef Muhammad is not only purposefully selected, meticulously crafted, intentionally created, perfectly executed, and thoroughly thought through to even the finest of details, but embodies a certain sacred nuance as every dish he prepares pays homage to his roots in Damascus. In addition, the name of the restaurant is another great and sacred way Muhammad pays tribute to his roots and one of the oldest cities in the world – Damascus. This undoubtedly adds an extra special touch to an already bucket-list worthy dining experience!

To further add to Chef Muhammad’s culinary praise and expertise, he was both schooled and trained as a Chef in his home city before the war broke out. He then proceeded to work at several prestigious restaurants and hotels both in his home city of Damascus and abroad.

In his mission to continuously expand his expertise and introduce as many people as possible to the incredible world of Middle Eastern Cuisine, Chef Muhammad draws influence and inspiration from all parts of the Middle East to provide each and every guest and diner with an unforgettable culinary experience.

To say dining at Damascus is beyond spectacular, deeply immersive, incredibly authentic, and unlike anything you’ve experienced before, even in Cape Town’s vast, varied, and thriving culinary scene, will be doing it a major dis-service, because at its core, dining at the Middle Eastern Restaurant and halal Shisha Lounge of Damascus is so much more than that.

The Damascus X-FACTOR

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While the Damascus X-factor is something so ethereal and transcendental, you’ll undoubtedly feel it from the moment you arrive. In addition to the down-right indulgent and sensational cuisine, along with the magnificent and uniquely authentic space, designed to transport diners straight to the Middle East – so much so that it’ll feel like you’re right in the heart and soul of Damascus itself – this pristine Cape Town restaurant embodies so much more – True heart, soul, and an unwavering passion.

Upon arrival, guests and diners are greeted by the owner of Damascus itself, Mr Liaket Sonday, who welcomes absolutely EVERYONE with upon arms, a warm and friendly demeanour, and a big smile on his face – making you feel right at home from the second you arrive to the moment you leave.

The Food

Damascus Restaurant Cape Town

Damascus boasts an incredible and vast array of sensational, mouth-watering, authentic, and creative Middle Eastern and Syrian cuisine and dishes, each of which is cooked to absolute perfection by an extremely talented and passionate team of Chefs and cooks, all for your culinary enjoyment and satisfaction. Trust us, when dining at Damascus, your pallet will definitely not be disappointed in the slightest.

It is said that each dish at Damascus is prepared as an art piece, bursting with the most unique and absolutely amazing flavors, spices, fresh ingredients, passion, and love.

In addition to a glorious and down-right sensational meal, Damascus’ Syrian Tea and Coffee is a definite MUST-TRY – You absolutely cannot leave this top Cape Town restaurant without enjoying every single sip of it!

Damascus Restaurant Cape Town

All that’s left to do is sit back and enjoy absolutely everything this Middle Eastern culinary gem has to offer and revel in every glorious second while you’re at it.

**Click here to check out our blog on the exceptional and exciting Damascus restaurant to find out everything you need to know about this Cape Town culinary gem.

#Enjoy a thrilling kayaking adventure – A bucket-list worthy experience

Mother’s Day in Cape Town is the perfect time to enjoy and revel in every single second of a bucket-list worthy adventure experience – GOING KAYAKING – We promise you won’t regret it one bit!

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Cape Town ocean and water activities

Kayaking is by far one of the best Cape Town ocean adventures. Kayaking is not only for the adrenalin enthusiasts and die-hard thrill seekers at heart, but for anyone looking to tick an unbelievable bucket list experience off their list! – AKA YOU Not only do you get to do something truly exhilarating and see the beautiful Cape coastline, glorious Atlantic Ocean, and several of the Mother City’s top landmarks like Table Mountain from a whole new perspective, you get to witness Cape Town’s amazing and abundant marine life up close, including Cape Town’s incredible Marine Big5, dolphins, African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals, Molo Mola Sunfish, and Southern Right Whales.

Cape Town ocean and water activities

Cape Fur Seals and African Penguins are known to be especially playful and inquisitive in nature. They absolutely love the limelight and any chance to show off their tricks and twirls, so don’t be surprised if they come right up to your kayak for a greeting or a second in the spotlight. They love showing off and we have no doubt that you’ll love every second of watching them do it. So, sit back, relax, revel in every extraordinary moment of this experience and kayak along. As an extra bonus, make sure you’re on the lookout for some Sea Gulls and a range of other sea birds too!

Cape Town ocean and water activities

*Note: Most kayaking companies launch along the Atlantic Seaboard and offer the most scenically rewarding journeys along the peninsula. Another popular kayaking spot is Simon’s Town, located along the vibrant False Bay coastline. Simon’s Town is also the best place to get up-close and personal with Boulders Beach’s thriving African Penguin Colony in their natural habitat as you kayak alongside them.

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#Treat your mom to an indulgent culinary experience at the Mount Nelson Hotel’s new & exclusive Red Room – Its latest epicurean offering

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PAN-ASIAN RESTAURANT BY LIAM TOMLIN AND DAVID SCHNEIDER UNVEILED

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Top Things To Do On Mother’s Day In Cape Town
Photo credit: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Adding to the Mount Nelson’s international prominence, the iconic pink hotel unveils its latest epicurean offering — The Red Room by Chefs Warehouse. Under the guidance of celebrated chefs Liam Tomlin and David Schneider, both of Chefs Warehouse, the new Pan-Asian restaurant, set beneath the hotel’s grounds, is poised to become a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

With a devoted following, owner-operators Liam and David will be joined by their two chefs de cuisine Geoffrey Abrahams and Teenola Govender. Backed by a wealth of experience working in some of the Cape’s top restaurants, Geoffrey and Teenola will lead the restaurant’s vision.

During his years working in Australia, Liam’s travels into Asia gave rise to a love affair with its cuisine and a deeper understanding of the nuances of the region’s flavours and cultures. Rooted in that experience and answering to the country’s call for a truly Pan-Asian restaurant, Liam and David plan to offer guests an immersive restaurant and bar experience. “The menu will take guests on a curated journey through the East, honouring these cuisines with a unique dining experience in an iconic setting,” Liam explains.

The menu expresses Chef Liam’s experience in pan-Asian philosophy; he explains the menu takes guests on a curated journey through the East, honouring these cuisines with a unique dining experience in an iconic setting. Headed by Chef David Schneider, The Red Room offers an immersive restaurant and bar experience. Diners are greeted with two curated moments: relax into a cosy deep-velvet booth with a tea-infused cocktail or sake and sample any one of the flavour-packed small plates from the à la carte menu, including grilled scallops with Tom Yum foam and Kombu butter or Korean BBQ pork steamed buns. Alternatively, sink into a corner of the lavish dining room to enjoy a four-course set menu to share. The star of the show Peking Duck delivers the perfect crescendo to the meal, accompanied by Duck Consommé, dumplings, and marinated tofu.

Here, the ceremony and high standards of old-world dining will be celebrated in an opulent underground den, where time and place are ambiguous. Through a set of red velvet curtains and down a lacquered staircase, guests will arrive at a low-lit, glimmering bar with a tangible buzz in the air. Beyond it, the dining room will be fun and luxurious, bearing many of the original features of the Nellie’s iconic 70s Grill Room that went before it.

Bringing together Belmond’s well-travelled, cosmopolitan guests and Chefs Warehouse’s discerning epicurean following, The Red Room will offer an entirely novel Pan-Asian dining experience that is in a class of its own. “Our hope is that by bringing Chefs Warehouse to the Mount Nelson, we will aid in expanding the food and beverage offering for the already-legendary hotel, giving guests little reason to leave the property in search of world-class dining,” adds Liam.

This new chapter for the much-loved Nellie heralds the evolution of the hotel’s gastronomic credentials, aligning with other exciting culinary developments. “Elevating the Mount Nelson’s gastronomic offering with the Chefs Warehouse team brings to life our vision of curating ever-new experiences for culinary curious guests. The Red Room offers a unique opportunity to experience the revival of a truly iconic space set beneath the buzz of the city,” concludes Tiago Moraes Sarmento, General Manager of the Mount Nelson.

About The Red Room

#Treat your mom to an incredible & empowering upcoming creative & design event / workshop she’ll LOVE ~ THE M.STUDIO ‘LIVING BEAUTIFULLY’ DESIGN WORKSHOP

~ DESIGN A LIFE YOU LOVE ~

Learn Graphic Design With M.studio

Creative Skills | Female Empowerment Tools To Live An Authentic Life True To Yourself

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  • When: 20 May 2023 & 21 May 2023 | Cape Town | 2-day Workshop
  • Where: Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village Centre | 27 Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town
  • Time: Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm
  • Contact details / Booking details: [email protected] | [email protected] | 072 880 5772 | Click here to book your spot for this incredible workshop & to find out everything you need to know | Alternatively, click here, complete the details required & their team will email you your invoice & booking details for payment to secure your seat
  • **Extra Note: Booking is ABSOLUTELY essential | Seats are limited as Mariaan personally works hands-on with every attendee during the 2days | First come first serve
  • **Extra Note: Click here to download all the info & price packages for the workshop you are interested in. The workshop document will also provide you with more in-depth details about the module as well as answer some more questions.

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If so, the M.studio ‘LIVING BEAUTIFULLY’ Design Workshop is PERFECT for you! It’s time to design a beautiful life that you love… you DESERVE it!

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Things To Do In May In Cape Town
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Things To Do In May In Cape Town
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Click here for absolutely EVERYTHING you need to know about this life-changing, purposeful & beyond EMPOWERING Workshop. Not only will ALL of your questions be answered in FULL, you will gain all the insight, perspective, updates, need-to-know-information, as well as any and all information you need to fully commit yourself to this process. It also includes INCREDIBLE testimonials from wonderful, bold, fierce, powerful & empowered women who have completed the workshop. That’s not all, you can also look forward to a wonderful introduction to your remarkable, passionate, driven, inspirational, committed & beautiful Host & Teacher – Mariaan Botha.

“It’s been a life changing experience to see how THIS workshop has empowered, inspired & sparked some amazing chapters & positive change in the 200+ women that have attended & completed the module in South Africa & Europe over the last 2years” – Mariaan Botha.

“Summed up in OE sentence – design & print is part of EVERY industry, my mission is to empower women with lifelong knowledge & skills to inspire them to live their lives more PURPOSEFULLY, BEAUTIFULLY & CREATIVELY!” – Mariaan Botha.

This is undoubtedly a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED workshop / event / course & one of the top things to do in May in Cape Town! Book your spot ASAP to avoid missing out!

#Visit Stony Point Nature Reserve for an amazing day out

Things to do in Cape Town - Stony Point Nature Reserve
Stony Point Nature Reserve
  • Location: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty’s Bay, Cape Overberg Region, Western Cape
  • Operating hours: 08:00 – 16:30 (last permits issued at 16:00, gates close at 16:30 sharp)
  • Reserve office phone number: 087 087 3001
  • Emergency number: 082 453 0835 (Answering machine will refer to officer on duty)
  • Cellphone reception: Yes

Located in the picturesque coastal town of Betty’s Bay in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, the Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguins in the world. This has undoubtedly made the Stony Point Nature Reserve one of Cape Nature’s most sought-after reserves for locals and travellers alike. Stony Point gives visitors the opportunity to witness Cape Town’s favourite ocean locals, the cool and charismatic African Penguins, up-close in their natural habitat by means of boardwalks that wind through the reserve.

Things to do in Cape Town - Stony Point Nature Reserve
Photo credit: CapeNature

African Penguins aren’t the only marine life or wildlife you’ll have the pleasure of seeing on your visit to the Stony Point Nature Reserve. This Cape Nature reserve is home to a colony of cormorants which includes three species: The Crowned cormorant, Cape cormorant and Bank cormorant, all of which breed on the outer rocks. There are also Hartlaub’s Gulls and Kelp Gulls which forage in the colony, while the infamous Rock Hyrax, more commonly known as the Dassie, can frequently be spotted on the surrounding rocks. Its safe to say that a visit to the Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay deserves to be on every nature, marine and wildlife lover’s Cape Town bucket-list!

STONY POINT NATURE RESERVE AFRICAN PENGUIN COLONY

Things to do in Cape Town - Stony Point Nature Reserve
African Penguin Colony at Stony Point Nature Reserve

Home to roughly 3 600 African Penguins, the thriving African Penguin colony is undoubtedly the most sought-after attraction and top reason to visit this incredible Cape Nature Reserve.  Stony Point Nature Reserve along with Boulders Beach, are two of the only mainland sites in the Western Cape that afford you the privilege of getting up close and personal with the African Penguins in their natural habitat. As there are very few mainland penguin sites in the world, we can consider ourselves extremely lucky! This makes a visit to the Stony Point Nature Reserve to see its beloved African Penguin colony a bucket-list worthy experience in every way!

To get to the African Penguin viewing site at Stony Point visitors will walk along a well-constructed boardwalk that winds its way through the colony. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy incredible up-close sightings of these playful and charismatic ocean beings without disturbing or interfering with their daily activities. To top it off, there are also four species of cormorant (Bank, Cape, Crowned and White-breasted) that breed and nest on the rocks near the colony that you will have the pleasure of seeing on your visit.

Things to do in Cape Town - Stony Point Nature Reserve
Photo credit: CapeNature

**Click here to check out our ‘Stony Point Nature Reserve’ blog for everything you need to know about this remarkable Cape Town gem.

#ENJOY A DELICIOUS MEAL OR SUNSET DRINKS AT BOBO’S

Top Things To Do In Cape Town - Bobo’s Brasserie
Photo credit: Bobo’s Brasserie

Boasting one of the best views of Mouille Point Beach, Bobo’s Brasserie is a must-visit spot for those looking to enjoy a delicious meal and a few drinks with a beautiful backdrop. To take Bobo’s Brasserie’s view to the next level, the remains of the shipwrecked RMS Athens can be seen sticking out of the ocean from this cool Cape Town restaurant.

Its stunning sea-side location, amazing ocean view, laid-back vibe, extensive wine and drinks list and jam-packed menu, catering to every taste bud, makes Bobo’s Brasserie the ideal Cape Town restaurant to enjoy good food, good company, and a great view.

  • Location: Mouille Point, Two Oceans Beach, Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 439 9027 | [email protected] | www.bobos.co.za
  • Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm

#Enjoy a luxury One&Only Cape Town Exclusive Cabana Experience

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Why not revel in and enjoy every glorious second of One&Only Cape Town’s Exclusive Cabana Experience this Women’s Day? Nestled between palm trees and the lush greenery of the One&Only’s Resort Island is the expansive infinity pool. Temperature controlled and lined with luxury sunbeds and exclusive cabanas, it is an idyllic setting for care-free sunny days, relaxation, rejuvenation, and pure tranquillity.

In addition to One&Only guests / residents, non-resident guests can enjoy access to the Resort pool and Island for an exclusive Cabana Experience, with every need anticipated and catered to. From sunscreen to poolside massages, they’ve got it all covered!

Things to do in Cape Town
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#Go to the famous Hout Bay Clay Café’ Ceramic Painting

Get the whole family together for a fun-filled day at the Clay Café in Hout Bay!

  • Location: Clay Cafe, 4080 Main Road, Opposite Bokkemanskloof Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town
  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday | 9am – 5pm
  • Contact details: 076 810 5120 | 062 455 6578 | [email protected]
  • Bookings: Click here to make an online booking
  • Click here for more information
  • Facebook: @ClayCafeHoutBay
  • Instagram: @theclaycafe_houtbay

The Clay Café Hout Bay has become one of the Mother City’s top attractions for locals and tourists alike. Situated in the heart of the Hout Bay valley, the Clay Café gives you the amazing opportunity to unleash your artistic flair and creativity, free your inner artist (yes, you know you have one), get your creative juices flowing, and have tons of fun playing around with assorted colour combinations, textures, and shapes as you spend the day painting and creating your own ceramic Mother’s Day masterpiece.

By choosing from an array of unfired bisque (already made pottery pieces) and a wide selection of colourful paints and tools, each person gets the super cool opportunity to craft their very own piece of unique / one-of-a-kind crockery which they can take home with them – It is their creative gloriously created and crafted work of art after all!

Spending the day at the beloved and highly sought-after Clay Café is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Hout Bay, and especially on Mother’s Day. Beyond all of the wonderful things Clay Café has to offer, it is perfect for letting your hair down, freeing your creative spirit, and showing off your artistic side – Not to mention having tons of fun every step of the way – Sounds pretty incredible right?

Another amazing perk of going to the Clay Café is that there is no age limit. This means both the young and young at heart are invited to join in on all the Clay Café creativity and fun. This gives you the opportunity to make your Mother’s Day in Cape Town a fun family day out, a lovely girl’s day filled with joy and laughter, or even a solo creative and artistic mission – the choice is yours!

Besides it’s sought-after status and charismatic appeal, the Clay Café boasts a beautiful large open patio with outside tables overlooking a luscious garden. They also have a veggie garden, their own African chic boutique, and a wonderful restaurant serving delicious meals throughout the day.

**Note: In addition to its wildly popular Hout Bay location, the Clay Café has opened another branch in the trendy inner-city neighbourhood of Gardens – Clay Café In The City!

#Learn to surf the cool Muizenberg waves

The time has come to get your surf on – so, let’s do it! Learning t surf the cool Cape Town waves is by far one of the most fun, thrilling, and bucket-list worthy things to do on Mother’s Day in Cape Town. So, if you’re looking for something slightly different and oh so exhilarating to do this Mother’s Day in Cape Town, going surfing or learning how to surf should definitely be at the top of your list! Plus, what makes this experience even better is the fact that you can enjoy it with your whole family, a group of friends, or solo – its completely up to you!

The beautiful and wildly sought-after Muizenberg Beach is known as the South African surfing birthplace – This undoubtedly makes learning how to surf one of the top and most exciting things to do in Muizenberg for both the young and young at heart. That’s not all Muizenberg’s famous Surfer’s Corner is also one of the most popular surfing beaches in Cape Town for locals and travelers alike. But, most importantly, it is the best place in Cape Town to learn how to surf – best thing is, it welcomes surfers of all ages and skill levels to join in on all the surfing fun and games.

Muizenberg Beach’s shallow, gentle, and consistent waves and clean lines makes it the ideal surfing spot for beginners to learn how to surf, and better yet, it can be surfed almost all year-round. It is also any longboarder’s paradise.

**As the sea-side town of Muizenberg embodies Cape Town’s surf’s up culture in every way, it boasts a variety of places where you can rent surf boards, wet suits, and take up surfing lessons.

#Go on an exciting boat trip to the famous Duiker’s Island / ‘Seal Island’ in Hout Bay

Are you keen to tick an unforgettable Mother’s Day adventure off your bucket-list? Then going on an exhilarating boat trip to Hout Bay’s Duiker Island, also known as Seal Island, is without a doubt one of the top things to do this Mother’s Day. Not to mention its tons of fun for the whole family too!

Home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals, you will not only have the amazing opportunity to enjoy up-close sightings of these incredible and playful marine mammals, but relish in the sensational surrounding scenery and views of the Atlantic ocean, the glorious Sentinel Mountain, Hout Bay, and the magnificent Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for other incredible marine life species, especially Cape Town’s Marine Big5 which includes dolphins, whales, the Mola Mola Sunfish, African Penguins, and the charismatic Cape Fur Seals of course. Sightings of these magnificent marine life locals will just be an extra special cherry on top of an already amazing and memorable Mother’s Day spent in the Mother City.

**Note: All Seal Island boat trips depart from the Hout Bay Harbor with the entire experience lasting approximately 45minutes.

  • Location: Circe Launches, Hout Bay Harbor, Hout Bay, Cape Town