She may say she’s happy with just a phone call or a card, but you know she’d love to be treated – even just a little. So if you are starting to panic that you haven’t yet made a plan to show your mother just how much you appreciate her, fear not. Benn van der Westhuizen has put together a last-minute Mother’s Day guide to save your skin.
TREAT YOUR MOM TO A LUXURY CRUISE WITH TIGGER 2
Do Mother’s Day in style by treating your mom to a luxury cruise around Cape Town with Tigger 2.
Tigger 2 provides a variety of cruise options, with the most popular being a sunset cruise aboard their fastest cruiser – the Tigger 2 Royale. Or if you’re willing to go the extra mile to please your mom, book a Lunch & Dinner Cruise, that sees you docking for a delicious meal after taking a scenic cruise around the waters of Table Bay. Tigger 2 provides various menu options to cater for all, including buffet style and platted menus.
All the cruise options depart from the V&A Waterfront and take a scenic bay cruise that sees guests luxuriate in the stunning views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill as they cruise along the coastline. And with a maximum capacity of 65 people, the Tigger 2 Royale allows for the entire family to enjoy a cruise around Cape Town’s waters, in comfort and class.
Booking is essential (via email or phone) to secure a spot.
Address: Tigger 2 Charters, T Jetty, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: By appointment
Cost: Lunch & Dinner cruises start at R600 pp | Sunset cruises start at R370 pp
ARRANGE A SPECIAL FLOWER DELIVERY FROM PETAL&POST
Why not surprise mom with an innovative yet special flower delivery in Cape Town? The idea behind Petal&Post is simple: from Tuesday to Friday, the team is up early, securing the freshest seasonal blooms in the city’s flower markets and wholesalers. From that, they create a unique arrangement that will be available for that day only. A picture of the posy-of-the-day is posted at 8.30am each morning on Instagram, Facebook
This year’s Petal&Post Mother’s Day Posy is a Protea and fynbos Posy, and includes an elegant white ceramic vase (and the additional option of Christy-Anne gold hoop earrings). All deliveries will be made on Sunday 13 May, with Petal&Post taking orders until Friday 11 May.
Address: Delivers to Cape Town and surrounding suburbs
Cost: R460 for Mother’s Day Posy (additions to order costs extra)
MOTHER’S DAY YOGA, TEA & TALK AT LIFE RETREAT STUDIO
Life Retreat Studio is going all-out for Mother’s Day. The day begins with a relaxing and refreshing hour-long Yoga class, either in the studio (at 8.30am) or outdoors (at 9am), with both classes being beginner- and family-friendly, lighthearted and fun. After the body is warmed-up, it’s time for a workout of the mind, with a talk by Dr. Taryn Jacobs on the joys of motherhood and how to make the most of that special bond. Tuck into some of South Africa’s newest herbal teas before heading out with a Mother’s Day gift from Life Retreat Studio.
After the morning activities are done, enjoy the delights of the gorgeous Lourensford Market, situated on the estate. It’s a great place to treat your mother to a fabulous lunch, and maybe pick up a last-minute trinket to warm her heart.
Address: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West
Time: 8.30am to 11.30am
Cost: R350 for you and Mom
SPOIL YOUR MOM WITH A GIFT FROM L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
You can never go wrong with quality beauty products and cosmetics – and who better to provide these spoils than L’Occitane en Provence?
L’Occitane offers natural beauty products and organic cosmetics inspired by the south of France. Their products are created with respect to both mankind and the world we live in – making it the perfect guilt-free gift. Great Mother’s Day options include the new Terre de Lumière EDT Range, the Nourishing Shea Butter for Dry Skin Body Care Set, and the Delicious Almond Body Care Set.
For the entire month of May, L’Occitane are fundraising for their local project, which fights avoidable blindness in South Africa. So not only is your gift putting a smile on your mother’s face, but you’re making a difference in other people’s lives.
L’Occitane products are available in boutique stores around Cape Town and online. Get there fast while stocks last.
Address: Boutique stores in Cavendish Square, V&A Waterfront Mall and Tyger Valley Mall
Cost: starts at R390
HAVE A LAIDBACK AUTUMN LUNCH AT NEDERBURG
Spoil mom with a fine day out at Nederburg on Mother’s Day. With its sprawling gardens, stunning views of the surrounding Drakenstein Mountains and autumn vines, the venue appeals to the whole family. A taste journey of full-blown South African flavour awaits those with an appetite for discovery.
Chef Edmore Ruzoza has created a heart-warming autumn lunch, with smoked snoek samoosas, beetroot curry and tomato salsa; or pumpkin fritter, biltong-spiced beef carpaccio, rocket, pickled cucumber and horseradish just for starters. For mains, select between Karoo grilled lamb cutlets with Shiraz jus, served with sweet potato fondant and roasted courgettes; or fresh line fish, squid, poached olives, steamed broccoli and Choron caper sauce; or oven-roasted lemon and thyme crispy garlic mushrooms with creamy gorgonzola sauce. Desserts are to-die-for, featuring a choice between dark chocolate torte served with vanilla bean ice cream and gooseberry coulis, or a delectable trio of strawberry macaroons, a milkshake shot and balsamic strawberries.
And, of course, to complement the three-course meal, a wide selection of award-winning Nederburg wines are offered by the glass or by the bottle, including The Winemasters, Heritage Heroes, Ingenuity and Two Centuries collections. The restaurant’s wine steward, Ramzy Mahlangu is on hand to tell you more about the wines, and help with any pairing suggestions.
To top it all off, every mother is given a surprise gift from Nederburg. So treat your mom like the queen she is, and book your spot now.
Booking is essential (via email or phone), and full payment is required to secure a booking.
Address: Nederburg Wine Farm, Sonstraal Rd, Daljosafat, Paarl
Time: offered from 12pm
Cost: R380 pp | Children catered for at approximately R70 per head