What to do this Father’s Day

May 31, 2016

With Fathers day coming up we thought you might need some inspiration to plan a great Fathers day for your dad. Take a look at these suggestions of great activities to enjoy on fathers day!

Cape Town and Surroundings

Beer tasting: The Craft Beer scene has taken off in Cape Town with hundreds of micro breweries popping up all around the Western Cape. Brewery tours are really fun and for fathers (who always love beer) a brewery tour will be the perfect way to start off fathers day. The Devil’s Peak Brewing in Salt River and  Birkenhead Brewery in Stanford just outside of Hermanus both do great brewery tours coupled with a beer tasting. The Beer House in Cape Town offers beers from all around the world for tasting, Foresters Arms also has beer tasting along with some great food for your fathers day lunch.

Devil’s Peak Brewery: 95 Durham Avenue – Salt River – Cape Town – +27 (0)21 200 5818

Birkenhead Brewery: R326 – Main Road – Stanford – +27 (0)28 341 0183

Foresters Arms: 52 Newlands Ave – Newlands – Cape Town – +27 (0)21 689 5949

Beer House: 223 Long Street – City Centre – Cape Town – +27(0) 21 424 3370

Seafood on the beach: When in Cape Town eat seafood. Some of the best seafood in the world is caught just off the Western Cape coastline, Galjoen, Crayfish, Abalone and Snoek are all found in our waters. On the west coast we have two of the finest seafood restaurants in South Africa that are situated right on the beach front. At Muisbosskerm just outside of Lamberts Bay and Strandloper in Langebaan, you can enjoy fresh seafood with some great wine while overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Strandloper: Langebaan – 083 22 77 195 or +27 (0)22 77 22 490

Muisbosskerm: Elands Bay Road – West Coast – South Africa +27 (0)21 432 1017

Franschhoek Motor Museum: One of the world’s finest private car collections is on display at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on the L’Ormarins Wine Estate just outside of Franschhoek. The museum has a wide variety of cars on display from a 1903 Ford Model A to a one of a kind 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Nembo Spider to a McLaren F1 exhibited between numerous F1 racing cars which date back as far as the 1950’s.

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 FMM: R45 – Franschhoek – +27 (0)21 874 9000 

The Springbok Experience: This museum which only recently opened has been a massive success. The exhibit tells the story of the history of South African Rugby and South Africa itself as sport and politics have always been linked in South Africa. Over 100 years worth of history is on display here from the Springbok Jacket of Paul Roos, the first Springbok Captain, to John Smit’s jersey that he wore during the World Cup final , dad’s will love this place, trust us!

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Springbok Museum: Portswood House – V&A Waterfront – Cape Town – +27 (0)21 418 4741

Durban and Surroundings

Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa: This beautiful game reserve is offering a Fathers day lunch for only R150. Along with the great food you can also enjoy a game drive around the reserve, at an additional cost. If you would like to spoil your dad send him to the spa before lunch or even better send your mom while you and your father go on a game drive together, that’s what we call a win win!

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Gwahumbe Game & Spa: Kwa-Zulu Natal – +27 (0)87 150 3475 

Hotel Izulu: This glorious hotel is serving up a fathers day feast do die for. Starters include tomato salsa and tzatziki with crispy flat bread and bread sticks, Jack Daniel’s cured gravadlax, grilled chorizo chutney and smoked beetroot and feta to name but a few dishes. Mains include snapper with lemon sea salt, grilled lamb kebabs,  stuffed chicken legs, Chinese pork belly and Argentinian BBQ rib eye steak. To round it all off Malva pudding and Apple crumble pie will be served for those with a sweet tooth. Come hungry!

 Hotel Izulu: Rey’s Place – Ballito – +27(0)32 946 344

Johannesburg and Surroundings

Springboks vs Ireland

The mighty springboks are playing their second game of the year the day before fathers day on the 18th of June 2015 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg. If you would like to give your father a early fathers day present by taking him to the game be sure to book tickets earlier rather than later because they are selling fast. Rugby for fathers day, a match made in heaven.

Computicket: Open 8am to 4pm –  +27 (0)861 915 8000

Golf: Sundays and golf go hand in hand like tea and cookies. The winter weather makes it a bit tricky to play a good round of golf but one can only hope for clear skies. There is a huge amount of fine golf courses to choose from in Johannesburg and they all serve lunch and drinks. You and Dad can play a round of golf and afterwards the rest of the family can join you for lunch, sorted.

Royal Kensington: Fairway Ave – Johannesburg – +27 (0)11 640 3021

Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate: West street – Johannesburg – +27 (0)12 668 8900

SAB World of Beer Tour: This tour takes you through the history of the world’s second largest brewery, South African Breweries or SAB. All aspects of beer making and marketing in South Africa is explained from and the history of beer in Cape Town to the growth of the industry during the Johannesburg gold rush and the evolution of the beer culture in the Soweto Shebeen’s, these stories are all told in great detail while you get to taste some of SAB’s marvellous beers! History and refreshment, what could be better?

SAB World of Beer: Gerard Sekoto Street – Johannesburg – +27 (0)11 836 4900

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