Mother's Day 2018 Cape Town - 13th May | Specials, Events & More!
Mother's Day 2018 Cape Town - 13th May | Specials, Events & More!
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Mother's Day 2018 Cape Town - 13th May | Specials, Events & More!
Treat your mother to her favourite activity or meal in Cape Town this Mother’s Day! Check out our Mother’s Day ideas, specials and activities near you.
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Mother's Day 2018 Cape Town - 13th May | Specials, Events & More!

Treat your mother to her favourite activity or meal in Cape Town this Mother’s Day! Check out our Mother’s Day ideas, specials and activities near you.
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Mother's Day 2018 Cape Town - 13th May | Specials, Events & More!
Treat your mother to her favourite activity or meal in Cape Town this Mother’s Day! Check out our Mother’s Day ideas, specials and activities near you.

It’s almost that time of year again, that time where we show our mothers how much we appreciate them. That one day where we do something out of the ordinary to treat them and make them feel loved. That one day called Mother’s Day.

To help you get a head start on your Mother’s Day plans, we’ve summarised some of the best events, activities and ideas on how to treat your mom on this special day.

Whether you’re looking for a gourmet breakfast with a view, a live music event or a relaxing spa date, we’ve got all you need to know about Mother’s Day in Cape Town!

Traveling this Mother's Day? Check what the rest of the country is up to:

Quick JumpMother's Day Events in Cape TownMother's Day High Tea at The YardMother's Day Brunch at The Cape MilnerMother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Leeu HouseA Floral Mother's Day Celebration Mother's Day at the Clay CafeMother's Day Celebration at O'Ways TeacafeMother's Day at Townhouse Hotel Mother's Day Lunch at The Vineyard Hotel Mother's Day Breakfast and walk/hikeMother's Day in the Revolving Restaurant, Top of The RitzMother's Day Long Sunday Lunch at BoschendalMother's Day at The Twelve Apostles The Rockwell Dinner Theatre presents Mother's DayMother's Day High Tea at the President HotelMother's Day Lunch at The Hyde HotelMothers Day Breakfast at Isivivana CentreMother's Day at D'AriaMother's Day Cookie Decorating ClassMothers' Day Class with Cupcakes by Grace StevensLadies High TeaMother's Day Lunch at Durbanville Golf ClubMother's Day Sunday RoastMother's Day at Cafe VillagioMother's Day Lunch at De Grendel Mother's Day Lunch at The Cellars-HohenortMother's Day Things To DoChocolate Tasting at Honest Chocolate Boat Tour of the V&A Waterfront Four & Twenty Restaurant Mother’s Day Gift IdeasBreakfast in BedA DIY CraftDeliver to Her Doorstep

And if you’re still not sure what to get your mom, we’ve thrown in some awesome gift ideas at the end to make this day extra special and full of personal flavour.

Mother's Day Events in Cape Town

Take a look at some of the best Mother's Day events happening in and around Cape Town! We'll be updating this list weekly, so stay tuned!

Mother's Day High Tea at The Yard

The Yard is an exciting new hybrid concept store-cum-bistro bar that features a retail and dining experience of the recently launched Silo District.

The Yard

They're pulling out the stops this Mother's Day with a High Tea worthy of even the most popular Instagram food photography. There will be Bubbly and Elderflower ice tea served on arrival. We don't know too much about this event just yet, but we do know it's going to be a goodie. Booking is essential!

  • Cost: TBC
  • When: 13 May
  • Where: The Yard, Ground Floor, Silo 4, Silo District

Mother's Day Brunch at The Cape Milner

Treat your Mom to a decadent Mother's Day Brunch at The Cape Milner.

Choose from either a continental buffet or their selection of delicious main courses and deserts, accompanied by a bottle of Miss Molly MCC for every two guests, and a handcrafted gift for Mom.

It's time to remind your Mom just how much she means to you!

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Leeu House

Celebrate the most special woman in your life by treating her an traditional Afternoon Tea at Leeu House this Mother's Day.

Indulge in a leisurely afternoon tea of sweet and savoury treats, complete with the Leeu Collection’s assortment of eight fine teas, or add a celebratory glass of Méthode Cap Classique to add extra sparkle to the occasion. Kindly view the discussion tab in the Event listing on Facebook for the full menu. A children's afternoon tea menu is also available.

Every mother enjoying Afternoon Tea with us on Mother's Day will receive a gift voucher for a pampering spa treatment at the #LeeuSpa atLeeu Estates, with compliments of Leeu Collection!

A Floral Mother's Day Celebration

Moms and daughters are invited to join us for a morning in our iconic Penthouse, and enjoy a hands-on workshop where they will learn how to make their own fresh flower crowns using local Cape fynbos – perfect for the queen in your life!

This will be followed by a flower-inspired high tea, accompanied by fine teas and coffee.

Mother's Day at the Clay Cafe

Why not spoil your mum with a fun, creative day out wth the whole family. Pay R160 for a medium sized item to paint, a glass of bubbly and a home baked sweet treat of your choice.

P.S. At least half the overall booked in table must participate in the painting, standard pairing rates apply for people not participating in the special. Breakfast and lunch menu available.

Mother's Day Celebration at O'Ways Teacafe

Oways is a unique environment where the combination of several of the finest elements of life: tea, coffee, tasty food and relationships come together to generate and promote a pure and positive energy that not only resides within the walls of the Teacafe but also radiates out through the joy and connection experienced by it's satisfied customers.

Join them this Mother's Day us for an a la carte breakfast and lunch menu to die for.

Mother's Day at Townhouse Hotel

Trees Restaurant presents a selection of mom’s favourite dishes this Mother’s Day. Expect comfort food, close to her heart (and ours!), with a special touch by Chef Stefan.

With its clever design, Trees Restaurant maintains an air of intimacy and romance. Large glass windows overlook a leafy avenue below and one almost forgets one is in the heart the CBD, of the most beautiful city in the world. Contemporary ladder-back chairs and origami-inspired lampshades lend an air of chic sophistication, and the welcome could not be warmer.

Favourites include the slow-braised oxtail they are serving for Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Lunch at The Vineyard Hotel

Their chefs have created an elegant lunch to celebrate Mother’s Day on 13 May.

Two exquisite starters, a buffet of delicious roasts and grilled line fish for mains and for dessert, violet crème Catalana with black cherry mousse and lemon sorbet.

Mother's Day Breakfast and walk/hike

Get the family together this Mother's Day to do a walk / hike at your own pace through their beautiful vineyards and conservancy, or just around the dam with loads of bird life on display.


The routes are marked, so you can go as far as you like. From 30 minutes to 3 hours! You can start you walk anytime from 07h30 at your own pace - you get a map as well.

Then join in at the cafe for a Full English Breakfast and to sweeten the deal for Mom, she will receive a treat on her special day. Hike will be 1.5km - 7km dependent on which route you choose.

  • Cost: R125.00 (Includes R40 conservancy permit fee)
  • When: 13 May 09:00am - 11:30am
  • Where: Dirtopia Cafe, Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch
  • Full Event Info: Mother's Day Breakfast and walk/hike

Mother's Day in the Revolving Restaurant, Top of The Ritz

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the influence of mothers in society. A Mother’s love is like nothing else in this world. They say that a Mother always thinks twice. Once for herself and once for her child. She is that special person who always loves and supports you and teaches you the essential lessons in life. Whether it’s for your own Mom or your Mother-in-law, treat this phenomenal woman to a day she’ll always remember.

@The Ritz Hotel‎

Book a table at Cape Town’s only revolving restaurant, Top of the Ritz. Rich in history, The Ritz hotel in Sea Point has always been an iconic restaurant for milestone celebrations and views of the city. Perhaps your parents have their own story of The Ritz hotel from the 1970s (which they would love to hear, by the way).

Exclusively this Mother's Day, they will be serving lunch at Top of The Ritz, limited to 60 people. You will enjoy a seven course menu, only described as "A Journey of Flavours Through Cape Town".

From the 23rd floor, the views during the day are spectacular and you can see everything from the Sea Point Promenade, waves crashing, to Lion’s Head and even Robben Island on a clear day. Pre-booking is essential so book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Cost:
    • R850 pp – Includes seven-course menu and a glass of bubbly on arrival. (Excludes tip and drinks)
  • When: 13 May
    • 12pm - (First seating limited to pax 30)
    • 12:45pm - (Second seating limited to pax 30)
  • Where: Ritz Hotel, Cnr Camberwell And Main Rd, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Long Sunday Lunch at Boschendal

Join in for a special Long Sunday Lunch celebrating moms!


Their Long Sunday Lunch sets a relaxed atmosphere where family and friends come together to unwind, catch up, share a bountiful farm meal, sip on good wine and listen to some local tunes.

A bottomless bubbly option will also be available.

  • Cost:
    • R495 per person, excluding beverages.
    • R320 for children under 12.
    • Bottomless bubbly available at an additional R250.
  • When: 13 May 12pm - 5pm
  • Where: Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, 7690 Franschhoek
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day at The Twelve Apostles

With stunning views as the backdrop and in the company of your nearest and dearest, celebrate Mother’s Day at The Twelve Apostles with two special events to choose from.

  • Mother’s Day Lunch Buffet

In the Azure Restaurant and Atlantic Marquee – From 13h00. R 585 per person, with a welcome cocktail on arrival.

  • Mother’s Day High Tea

In both the Lions Head Room and Leopard Bar & Conservatory

The High Tea buffet in Lions Head Room will take place from 14h30 and will cost R 325 per person

There will High Tea stands in the Leopard Bar and Conservatory from 10h00 until 16h00 - it will cost R 325 per person. There will also be a Vegan High Tea which will cost R 375 per person.

  • Cost:
    • Lunch Buffet: R 585 per person
    • High Tea: R 325 per person
    • Vegan High Tea: R 375 per person
  • When: 13 May
  • Where: Victoria Street, Camps Bay
  • More Info: Coming Soon

The Rockwell Dinner Theatre presents Mother's Day

Looking for a really special way to treat your mom this Mother's Day? Look no further because the Rockwell Dinner Theatre have dedicated Sunday to all Moms! Mothers eat free at the Rockwell Dinner Theatre this Mother's Day!

They are inviting all Mothers to be celebrated by their loved ones. Treat your mom to a scrumptious 4 course buffet style lunch, all while being entertained by "Kaapse Stories" show that will have you reminiscing the good old days.

The Rockwell Dinner Theatre have something special on the cards for you this Mother's Day with a special appearance by legendary saxophonist, Nuraan Boltman. Tables are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

NB: Moms eat for free with the accompaniment of an adult or child.
  • Cost:
    • FREE - Moms
    • R450 - Adults
    • R225 - Children 5 - 12 yrs
  • When: 13 May, 12pm for 12:30pm - 2:45pm
  • Venue: The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, 32 Prestwich Street, Cape Town
  • Bookings:
    • 076 144 4809

Mother's Day High Tea at the President Hotel

Treat the special leading lady in your life to a decadent Mother's Day High Tea on Saturday the 12th of May.

There's no doubt that your mom will adore the delicate pastries and luscious, hand-crafted treats prepared by our chefs at the beautiful President Hotel.

  • Cost: R195
  • When: 12 May 2pm - 5pm
  • Where: President Hotel, Cape Town, 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Mother's Day Lunch at The Hyde Hotel

Spoil your mom this Mother's Day with a delicious 3 course meal at the one and only Hyde Hotel.

@The Hyde Hotel‎

This scrumptious 3 course dining experience will have you and your mom feeling like royalty. Allow the Hyde Hotel to spoil you rotten this Mother's Day!

  • Cost:
    • R350 pp
  • When: 13 May, 12pm - 3pm
  • Where: The Hyde Hotel, 13 London Rd, Seapoint, Cape Town
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mothers Day Breakfast at Isivivana Centre

This event is for all women. Married, singles parents, mothers, grandmothers are all welcome to come and enjoy the day with your mom, sister and/or friends.

@Zanele Shwane‎

This morning of women related topics will include various guest speakers touching on topics including how to cope as a single parent.

There will be a light breakfast served which is inclusive to your entrance fee, you will also be treated to tea and coffee or juice between the talks. Space is limited so RSVP now to avoid disappointment.

  • Cost:
    • R130 pp
  • When: 12 May, 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • RSVP: 079 399 9009
  • Where: Isivivana Centre, 8 Mzala St, Khayelitsha
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day at D'Aria

Enjoy the day with your mom in true Mother's Day style at D'Aria, overlooking the stunning Durbanville Hills.

@Events On Stage‎

Enjoy a sit down 3 course meal while being entertained by live music and great company. This luncheon encourages you to involve you nieces and daughters with a special reduced price for children under 12.

  • Cost:
    • R325 pp - Adult
    • R115 - Children 12 yrs and younger
  • When: 13 May, 12am - 2:30am
  • Where: D'Aria, M13 Racecourse Rd, Durbanville
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Cookie Decorating Class

Treat your mom this Mother's Day with a fun interactive cookie decorating class.


Learn the do's and don't when it comes to royal icing, learn to blend mix and create stunning designs that are all edible.

  • Cost:
    • R250 pp
  • When: 12 May, 2pm - 5pm
  • Where: Edgemead, Western Cape
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Mothers' Day Class with Cupcakes by Grace Stevens

This once off cake decorating class is perfect for a fun-filled morning shared with your mom. Pay for yourself and bring your mom for FREE!

@Cupcakes by Grace

Learn how to make strawberries, flowers and leaves to create your very own cake in a pot plant for Mothers’ Day. Each person will receive a 8cm ceramic pot with a cake baked in it. You will then be taught to make sugar strawberries, leaves and flowers and decorate the pot cake to resemble a pot of strawberries.

  • Cost:
    • R650 pp, bring your mom for FREE
  • When: 12 May, 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Where: Ladies Mile Service Rd
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Ladies High Tea

Destined by God Ministries will be hosting an exciting high tea fundraiser for their building fund.

@Destined by God Ministries

The dress code is smart with a touch of colour and will be hosted at the Blouberg Community Hall. The tea will include a variety of tasty treats that will leave you feeling like a queen.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Per person Inclusive prize draw
  • When: 12 May, 2pm - 5pm
  • Where: Blouberg Community Centre, Elkanah House Senior Primary School, Valderama Rd, Sunningdale
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Lunch at Durbanville Golf Club

Join Durbanville Golf Club for their Mother's Day Lunch happening on the 13th May 2018!

It promises to be a treat and offers you the perfect chance to spoil your mom the way she deserves.

  • Cost:
    • R170 for adults
    • R85 for kids under 12
    • Free for kids under 6
  • When: 13 May, 12:30pm - 4pm
  • Where: Durbanville Golf Club, Sport Way, 7550 Cape Town
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Sunday Roast

It's time to spoil those incredible, special, amazing, multi-tasking professional mother's of yours with a roast of glory at your favourite chicken shop, Roast & Co.

@Roast & Co.

Take mom and the family to their cozy courtyard and restaurant for a Sunday roast filled with delicious dishes and of course, beautifully selected Warwick Wine Estate wines.

To celebrate mom, they'll welcome her with a complimentary glass of Warwick Wine and then spoil her with a tasty dessert after the main course is served. Have a look at their fabulous menu here.

Bookings essential!

  • Cost: TBC
  • When: 13 May, 12pm - 5pm
  • Where: Roast & Co.98 Shortmarket Street, 8001 Cape Town
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day at Cafe Villagio

Thank the ‘Wonder Woman’ in your life by treating her to a Caffe Villagio breakfast or lunch special on Sunday, 13 May as we celebrate Mother’s Day! Bookings essential.


Brekkie will be a Plated Breakfast Medley and lunch will be a Plated 3-Course Lunch. Check out the menu here.

  • Cost:
    • Breakfast R125pp
    • Lunch: 185pp
  • When: 13 May, 9am - 3pm
  • Where: Shop I-03, Cnr Bosmansdam And Ratanga Roads
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Lunch at De Grendel

Join De Grendel Restaurant this Mother's Day for the ultimate spoil!


They'll be serving a special food & wine pairing menu. See the full menu here.

  • Cost: R950 pp
  • When: 13 May, 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Where: De Grendel Wine and Restaurant, De Grendel Wine Estate, Plattekloof Road
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Lunch at The Cellars-Hohenort

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year, at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, part of The Liz McGrath Collection, and celebrate a luxurious lunch at The Conservatory.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with your mum in the historic gardens before heading back to the restaurant, where a glass of chilled bubbles await before lunch.

The menu will consist of: Artisan breads and spreads, amuse bouche, the Cellars classic table salads, garden salad with grilled artichokes and avocado, the classic Caesar salad, poached pear salad with walnuts and gorgonzola, strawberry salad with grilled halloumi and springbok biltong.

For mains, you can choose between a pan roasted East Coast sole paired with caper and lemon beurre blanc or a free-range baby roasted chicken paired with grilled baby leeks and chicken sherry jus OR a free-range beef fillet paired with bone marrow crust and red onion port wine jus. Family table sides served with the main course are, roasted potatoes and butter baby carrots, creamy rosemary and parmesan gratin, grilled pumpkin, brassica vegetable with romesco.

Finishing off with dessert and enjoy a salted caramel tart with pear mousseline, apple crumble and butterscotch cremeux or a vanilla cheesecake with wild berry compote, coconut, stone fruit, blueberry salsa and sour cream.

  • Cost: R450 per person
  • When: 13 May, 12pm - 3pm
  • Where: 93 Brommersvlei Rd, Cape Town
  • Event Info: Facebook Event

Mother's Day Things To Do

If you're looking to treat your Mom to a day of activities, take a look at some other ideas we've put together that really say I love you.

Chocolate Tasting at Honest Chocolate

Tucked into the heart of the Cape Town, lies this chocolate heaven. Honest Chocolate, based in Wale Street, is a small artisanal chocolate cafe that believes in keeping things hand-crafted.


Using quality organically produced ingredients, they make the purest chocolate your taste buds will ever have the pleasure of enjoying. The is the ultimate chocolate-lover's dream. It’s a must-do!

  • Cost: As much as your taste buds desire
  • When: 13 May 09:00 - 18:00
  • Where: 64A Wale Street
  • More Info: Website

Boat Tour of the V&A Waterfront

This 25-minute long cruise is a great way to see the Mother City from the sea. While touring through the V&A waterfront harbour, you’ll be treated to some pretty incredible mountain views, entertaining sea life and the smell of fresh sea air.


The cruise departs from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium; it’s perfect for the whole family.

  • Cost: R35
  • When: 14 May 09:00 - 17:00
    • Every 20 minutes from jetty
  • Where: The Jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium
  • More Info: Website

Four & Twenty Restaurant

This quirky restaurant and pantry, based in the Southern Suburbs, promises you and your mom a real treat!


They serve classic breakfasts and the pantry is stocked with delicious deli items including homemade pastries and hand-crafted confectionery.

With time and love poured into each meal, the staff at Four & Twenty are dedicated to providing scrumptious meals made from the freshest, local produce. A visit to this spot will have you savouring every single wholesome bite.

  • Cost: From R80 - R120
  • When: 14 May 09:00 - 16:00
  • Where: 23 Wolfe Street,Chelsea Village, Wynberg
  • More Info: Website

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’ve been giving your mom a chocolate and a scribbled note for the last 5 years, it’s definitely time for a change! Here are some super simple, yet crafty, ways to tell your mom just how much you love her.

Breakfast in Bed

This may sound like an obvious one to you but this is your chance to really put your culinary skills to the test. Be creative in the kitchen, and most importantly, add a lot of love to whatever you’re whipping up. One of our favourites is a warm batch of chocolate waffles.

A DIY Craft

If the kitchen is not your forte, here are some homemade craft ideas that really say “I love you Mom”

  • Graphic Planters
  • 6 DIY Craft Ideas

Deliver to Her Doorstep

  • Yuppiechef is South Africa's premier online kitchen and homeware store, stocking over 300 of the world's leading brands.
  • Le Creuset is having some fabulous Mother’s Day specials on some gorgeous kitchen appliances. You can save up to 25% on some of their appliances. Go on, get on it! P.S. They do free deliveries in South Africa.
  • SA Florist is a trusted and custom-built marketplace for customers and corporate clients to order fresh & silk flower bouquets, arrangements, as well as premium gift boxes and artisanal gifts.
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