Father's Day Guide 2017

Spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day and show him how much you care by taking him out for a memorable day. Here’s 6 places where you can take Dad on his special day in Johannesburg and Cape Town:


1. Farm-to-table Spier Special

Making Dad feel special will be easy this Sunday if you go to Spier’s Eight Restaurant.The highly acclaimed farm-to-table eatery is offering a harvest table with a range of dishes made from the freshest seasonal ingredients. From a cold buffet offering breads and farmhouse pâté, to roasted butternut and biltong salad and some cold roasted rump — there’s something for everyone. Their hot buffet will be serving BBQ pork ribs, beef neck, ale pie and more. And lets not forget about their organic cremeux tart, chocolate ‘soil’ and poached abby pear dessert paired with a glass of Spier wine!

Where: R310 Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch
Cost: R400 per person with R200 per child under 12 years old.
Contact: +27(0)21 809 1100 or aldrinel@spier.co.za

2. Delectable Dishes at Boschendal

For the ultimate outdoor loving Dad the Olive Press Barn at Boschendal is the place to be this Father’s Day. Enjoy a delicious platter and live entertainment on the lawns while you take in the stunning surrounds of Boschendal. If Dad is more of a foodie, then treat him to a delicious meal at the Werf Restaurant which will be offering a delectable three-course meal. Or you can indulge in a traditional Cape buffet at the historical Rhone Homestead. 

Where: R310 Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franshhoek
Cost: R495 for a basket for two at The Olive Press, R260 for a basket for one and kids under 12 can enjoy a basket for R115. While it is R450 to dine at the Werf Restaurant or R295 per adult and R145 for children under 10 years old at Rhode Homestead.
Contact: +27(0)21 870-4274 or reservations@boschendal.co.za 

3. Five Star Experience at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Treat Dad to a five star experience this Father’s Day at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Enjoy an incredible Sunday buffet and a complimentary beer tasting by Devil’s Peak Brewery. They are also offering a Craft Beer and Canape special which includes five beers paired with five canapes for those real craft beer lovers.

Where: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Cost: Father’s Day Lunch is available on Sunday, 18 June 2017 costs R495per adult. The Craft Beer special will cost R225 per person.
Contact: +27(0)21 437 9255

4. Delicious Buffet at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Take the entire family to Thali Thali Game Lodge to enjoy a delicious buffet of chargrilled sirloin of beef or a creamy chicken pie accompanied by sweet potatoes, vegetabes and savory rice. Followed bya classic Pear Malva Pudding and custard. The perfect way to treat Dad and enjoy the serenity of nature.

Where: R27, Langebaan, Western Cape
Cost: R240 per adult and R120 for kids (aged five to twelve years).
Contact: +27(0)82 372 8637

5. Darling Brew Dad’s Special

The Darling Brew Taste Room Kitchen will be giving Dad the royal treatment this Sunday. Enjoy crispy pork belly or stick pork ribs paired with a Darling brew.

Where: 48 Caledon Street, Darling
Cost: R150 per person for the Fathers Day special. Booking is essential.
Contact: tasteroom@darlingbrew.co.zaor +27(0)21 286 1099.

6. The Royal Treatment at Avontuur Wine Estate

Avontuur Wine Estate will be giving Dad the royal treatment this SUnday with a biltong and wine pairing which inclides five different wines paired with five biltong flavours brought to you by Da;d Choice Biltong and Braai.

Where: R44, Somerset West
Cost: R80 per person
Contact: +27(0)21 885 3450


1. Whisky Tasting Journey

Take your Dad on a whisky tasting journey through some of Scotland’s finest whiskies, with EB Social Kitchen & Bar in Hyde Park. Experience a guided tasting of four of Scotland’s premier Single Malt Whiskies including Cardhu, Singleton 12 year old, Talisker and Lagavulin. After the tasting induldge in a lunch by acclaimed Chef Russell Armstrong. 

Where: 156 Hyde Lane, Sandton
Cost: R350 for the whisky tasting and menu, and R240 for non-paired menu.
Contact: 011 268 6039

2. Carvery Lunch at Maropeng

Spoil Dad by taking him to Maropeng, and enjoy their delicious carvery lunch and two free tickets to the Maropeng exhibition plus a complimentary glass of wine! Explore their ‘Almost Human’ exhibition which showcases the Homo Naledi fossils.

Where: just off the R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein
Cost: R300 per adult and R150 per child (aged 4 to 12).
Contact: bubim@maropeng.co.za or 014 577 900.

3. Poolside Braai at Radisson Blu Hotel

Take a laid back approach to Father’s Day this Sunday. Central One is hosting a celebratory pool side braai at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Join them in helping you to spoil your Dad with a delicious menu prepared by Executive Chef Stuart Cason and his team, consisting of the freshest seasonal ingredients and get a complimentary drink on arrival. In association with Chivas Regal, you’ll also get to have a few tasters of Chivas Regal Extra.

Where: Rivonia Road & West Street, Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton
Cost: R350 which includes a drink on arrival.
Contact: 011 286 1000

4. Meat Lovers Father’s Day at Carnivore Restaurant

If Dad is a lover of meat thisis one Father’s Day special you won’t want to miss. The Carnivore Restaurant in the scenic Muldersdrift area is hosting a ‘Beast of a Feast’ Father’s Day lunch special. From peri-peri chicken, spare ribs, vension meat balls and rump steak, to delicious desserts this is one mighty feast. Plus Dad gets a free draught on arrival!

Where: 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift
Cost: R295 per adult and R155 per child under 12
Contact: 011 950 6000

5. Spit Braai and Buffet at Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

The Chiefs Boma Restaurant at the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre is offering a traditional buffet and spit braai this Sunday, including a selection of traditional North African stews and spciy Durban styled curries. Plus an array of koeksisters, milktart, and craft beer on tap accompanied by live entertainment it is sure to be a memorable day for Dad. 

Where: William Nicol Drive and Pieter Wenning Road
Cost: R235 per person
Contact: 011 840 6600

6. Eat and Enjoy the Outdoors at Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Spend Father’s Day at Askari Game Lodge & Spa in the picturesque Magaliesburg, surrounded by pristine wilderness and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Plus get a special gift for Dad!

Where: R560, 1 Doornspruit Road, Magaliesburg
Cost:  R250 per person
Contact: 014 577 2658/9