Father’s Day gifts are always great, but nothing says you care quite like spending some special quality time with dad on the day.
Springbok Rugby museum
a Brilliant indoor Father’s Day must-visit for dads with kids of any age (adults included). the museum is a state-of-the-art history lesson, field test and fan zone rolled into one. Interactive displays shed light on the evolution of rugby, a Springbok Trials area gives visitors a go at testing their athletic ability and wholly unique exhibits illuminate the truth about the development of coloured and black rugby.
Price: Adults pay R65p/p, senior citizens pay R40p/p, scholars pay R40p/p and families of four pay a total of R180p/p (two adults and two children under the age of 18).
Portswood House | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 418 4741
Gent’s High Tea at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Eager dads can tuck into delectable items like mini boerie rolls, biltong scones, an enticing sandwich selection (think roast beef with horseradish, salmon with dill cream cheese and more). Moreover, dads and their families are able to continue to bond over the eatery’s whiskey, cognac and cocktail offering, while soaking in the warm specks by the fireplace. This enticing activity is only available from 1-30 June 2015. Booking is recommended.
Victoria Road | Camps Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 437 9255
Father’s Day Fun at Beerhouse
Popular hangout spot, Beerhouse has a pretty solid offer for Sunday, 21 June and on Monday, 22 June. The first shindig is the popular Rock and Roast Sunday, where visitors get to enjoy a traditional meal as well as live music. And because it will be Father’s Day, all dads who attend get a complimentary beer! The event itself, which starts at 12pm, serves choice cuts of meat with all the traditional trimmings. From 5pm, guests are then treated to live music and a generally great vibe!
Price: Rock and Roast Sunday is priced at R85p/p and booking is recommended. The Meet the Brewer beer tasting element is free, while the food pairing experience is R175 for a normal ticket and R150 for an early bird ticket (dads only pay R100).
223 Long Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 424 3370
Indoor Rock Climbing at Hang Time Gym
A little piece of adventure awaits you at Hang Time Climbing Gym in Pinelands. Dads and their youngsters can spend some quality time together while getting active and trying something new. The venue’s 7-m indoor wall caters to all levels of climbers, so the whole family can participate. HangTime Gym is open from 10am- 8pm on Sundays.
Price: Day passes cost R80 p/p, and shoes and harnesses costs R20 each per person.
Sunrise Circle| Prestige Drive | Pinelands| Cape Town | +27 (0) 84 444 5466
Market at Shimmy Beach Club
To celebrate Father’s Day, Shimmy Beach Club will host a special “market day for men” that will boast a variety of stalls and products that will appeal to dads. Starting at 11am, the event will feature food stalls, whiskey tasting, cooking demonstrations, men’s fragrances, as well as cars and motor bikes on display. Shimmy will also offer pizza, sushi and coffee classes to Dads and kids, with a certificate on completion.
Price: There is no entry fee for the market.
South Arm Road | V&A Harbour Waterfront | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 200 7778
The Treetop Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch
Spend some quality time with dad taking a relaxing stroll along Kirstenbosch’s ‘Boomslang’ Treetop Canopy Walkway enjoying the glorious views of Table Mountain and surrounding flora. The 130m-long aerial forest boardwalk rises 12m above the woodlands floor and winds its way through the leafy boughs of Cape saffrons, indigenous hard pears and more, treating visitors to a unique arboretum experience. Remember to pack a blanket and treat dad to a picnic in the gardens after your afternoon meander or, if it’s raining, lunch at the on-site Moyo restaurant.
Price: Although the Treetop Canopy Walkway is free, visitors will need to pay the standard Kirstenbosch entry fee: R50 for adults, R25 for students (with student cards), R10 for kids between 6 and 17 years and free for kids below the age of 6.
Rhodes Drive | Newlands | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 799 8783
Para-Taxi: The Art of Flight
This Father’s Day, Para-Taxi is offering all adventure-seeking dads the ride of a life! Not only is Para-Taxi a respectable and registered paragliding company, but they are also the only paragliding company in Africa with a Fair Trade Tourism certification. Securely (and comfortably) strapped into a flying harness and connected to the front of the pilot, gliders have the wonderful opportunity to just relax (after you have taken the plunge) and take in the city below. The glide lasts roughly between 15 and 30minutes, depending on conditions, so you still have plenty of time to take dad to his favourite restaurant, or light the fire for a braai!
Price: R1 000p/p (Valid until 30 June 2015); in-flight video’s and images are an additional cost of R250p/p
Book at: www.para-taxi.com | +27 (0)82 966 2047 | Cape Town
The River Club
Daddy golfers are able to visit the club over the course of the weekend, 19 – 21 June and take advantage of the various ‘dad bargains, including the Two for One special. For every bucket of balls, unlimited balls, mashie rounds and/or club access dads buy, they will receive the next one FREE – to use, or give to a friend. Spoil dad further, along with the family and enjoy two hours of golfing fun in the VIP lounge. The private lounge includes two driving bays with unlimited balls as well as comfortable couches, refreshments (a fully stocked mini bar and snacks) and free Wi-fi. If you still haven’t had enough, after a round of golf (or before) join the River Club Slug and Lettuce for their Champion’s Breakfast and/or T-bone Special. Not to mention, from around 12pm live entertainment will take over making the Slug a top location to end off a perfect golfing Father’s Day.
Price: Two for One Special (valid 19 – 21 June, 2015): Bucket of Balls: R35, Daily Rate Unlimited Balls: R89, Daily Rate Unlimited Mashie Rounds: R89 and Daily Rate Unlimited Access: R149. | VIP Lounge (valid 30 June, 2015): R475 (up to 4 pax), add up to 2 more members: R100p/p | Slug and Lettuce: Champions Breakfast: R79 includes an array of breakfast-options such as eggs, steak, beef sausage, bacon and more | T-Bone Special: R135 includes 500g T-bone steak with chips and vegetables or salad as well as a 500ml Draught.
VIP Lounge is limited to five slots: 9am – 11am | 11:30am – 1:30pm | 2pm – 4pm | 4:30pm – 6:30pm | 7pm – 9pm | Booking is essential at The Golf Shop: +27 (0)21 448 6117 | or firstname.lastname@example.org and quote FATHERS DAY SPECIAL
Liesbeek Parkway | Observatory | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 448 6117