Mother’s Day is coming… (Sunday 10 May) and I certainly think there’s nothing wrong with spoiling one’s mom (even if the hype can get a bit much at times).

So, I’ve been collecting a few ideas, but it’s not a long list, and I invite any Cape Town restaurants, accommodation providers, spas and so on to leave details of their own specials below as comments!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch at Oasis Restaurant (Mount Nelson Hotel):

Make this Mother’s Day memorable by treating mum (and the rest of the family) to a classic Jazz Brunch at Oasis Restaurant.

Start Sunday with a lavish buffet of best-loved breakfast items, cold antipasti and salads, and a choice of Asian-inspired dishes prepared on the spot. A complimentary newspaper, a glass of sparkling wine or freshly squeezed orange juice, and live jazz by the B3 Jazz Trio ensure an extra-special experience.

Date: Sunday 10 May
Time: 11h30 12 midday to 15h00
Cost: R260 per person / R125 per child

For reservations contact +27 (0) 21 483 1948

[Location: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town]

2. Librisa Spa Mother’s Day Package – May 2009  (Mount Nelson Hotel)

“The Sweet Memories Morning Out”

Celebrate Mother’s Day (and the rest of May) by treating your mum, your grandmother or a special friend to a girls’ day out with a difference. Catch up on girl talk and some quality time together while Librisa  therapists treat each of you to a Classic Spa Manicure (littler guests will be treated to a Sparkle Mini Manicure and Mini Pedicure).

And then, meander down to the Hotel Lounge for a Princess-style Morning Tea complete with delicate sandwiches, scones, cakes and other dreamy indulgences.

Package Includes:

  • A Spa Manicure each (or a Sparkle Mini Manicure and Mini Pedicure for guests under 12)
  • Full use of Spa Facilities (plunge pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation conservatory)
  • Morning Tea for two

Price: ZAR 600 (for two people)

Package validity: 1 May – 31 May 2009 (available daily between 08h00 and 12h00).  For all Reservations contact Librisa Spa directly on +27 (0) 21 483 1550.

[Location: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town]

3. Moet and Mom @ the Twelve Apostles Hotel 

Mothers are the world’s great unsung heroes, always there to make the rest of the family feel special 365 days of the year.  So here’s your chance to show your gratitude and treat her like a queen. We’ll put her up where she truly belongs – on a pedestal, with adoring family at her feet, and a glass of something refreshing in her hand!  
Allow us to spoil and indulge her with our legendary personal service and the fabulous buffet lunch that awaits in the Azure Restaurant or in the Atlantic Terrace Marquee.

Our chef, Roberto de Carvalho, has carefully crafted a menu that even the most discerning Mum will approve of – including salad caprice with home-made basil pesto, roasted lamb leg roll and irresistibly sticky desserts such as chocolate éclairs.

And, if your Mum is really lucky, she’ll walk away with a bottle of premium champagne, sponsored by Moet Chandon. So book now – and show her how much you care!

Mother’s Day lunch: From R235 per person  (more info)

[Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay]

4. Mothers’ Day Specials at Crabtree & Evelyn

-Naturals Collection offer: 40% off all Naturals products for the month of May. If you like the idea of living with more natural ingredients and fewer synthetics, Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals is for you.

– Hatbox special offer: 50% off selected gifts…the perfect Mother’s Day treat! Crabtree & Evelyn gifts offer the very best bath, body and hand care from each collection, exquisitely presented in our signature hat boxes, finished off with gorgeous velvet ribbons. This offer is valid until Sunday 10 May. (via (Crabtree & Evelyn Cape Town outlets)

5. Accommodation/pampering specials (via

Mimosa Lodge – Western Cape
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mimosa for R300 per person sharing in a Classic Room on a bed and breakfast basis. Enjoy a deliciously prepared dinner by top-chef Bernhard Hess in Mimosa’s restaurant for R220 per person.
To make a booking please contact Mimosa on 023 614 2351 or This special is valid for the month of May 2009 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials over the same period.

[Location: Church Street, Montague, Western Cape]
Ocean View House – Western Cape
Take pleasure in a stay at Ocean View House in Cape Town this Mother’s Day. This fabulous special is valid from 4 May to 14 May for a minimum of a two-night stay.
Stay at Ocean View for R525 per room per night including breakfast (pool deck room, luxury rooms & garden suite) or R780 per room per night including breakfast (royal suite & milkwood suite).
To make a booking at Ocean View please call 021 438 1982 or email This special cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials over the same period. 
[Location: 33 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town]

Winchester Mansions Hotel – Western Cape
Winchester Mansions Hotel is running a fantastic special to celebrate Mother’s Day. Treat mom to 48-hours of relaxation for only R1940 per person sharing–inclusive of the following: 

  • two nights luxury accommodation in a classic or modern classic room
  • full South African breakfast daily with bubbly
  • two-course a la carte dinner at Harvey’s on both nights of your stay
  • complimentary waterfront transfers
  • a two-hour city tour on Cape Town’s famous topless red bus
  • 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage
  • a 45-minute head and scalp massage
  • a 30-minute aromatic hot spa-bath
  • wine and fruit.
  • Upgrade to a seafacing suite for only R200 extra per night.

To make a booking contact Winchester on 021 4342351 or email This special is subject to availability and is only valid for the month of May.

[Location: 221 Beach Road, Seapoint, Cape Town]


Mothers Day at Nederburg
10 May 2009 from 12:00 | Nederburg | Paarl

Join us at Nederburg for a sumptuous buffet lunch with all the trimmings, set against some superb mountain views. The occasion will begin with a welcoming glass of bubbly, served with canapés in the gracious and historic Manor House.

Fast-forwarding to a contemporary setting, guests will dine in style in the beautifully appointed Visitors’ Centre, where a three-course bounty will be accompanied by refreshing and delicious Nederburg wines. To crown it all, we’ll bring out the award-winning Nederburg Noble Late Harvest to partner dessert and seal it all with coffee and chocolates. Nederburg prizes will be given away in a lucky draw.

Normal Cost: R220 per person / R100 for kids under 12.

Booking essential to secure your reservation. Contact Sunette Rust
on (021) 862 3104 or e-mail: 

If you have specials you’d like to add, please leave a comment below with all the relevant details.

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