The third Sunday of the month of June is around that corner, and that means one thing: we get to celebrate the father figures in our lives!
Fathers have imparted the greatest and wisest words onto you and you still use that advice as your everyday mantras. They may make you cringe with all the dad jokes they tell, but secretly you love them and you tell them to your kids who also cringe and think you're so uncool. They have cheered you on the loudest and have been your biggest fan since day one.
We know that life gets in the way, between the kids, school and work it can all get too much. That's why you may have forgotten to get dad that great gift you had planned in your head that you swore you'd get because you forgot about Father's Day last year.
What do you get a man who has loved you unconditionally your entire life? We may be able to help you out.
702 Day of the Dads
Where: Waterfall City
Spend this Father's Day with the entire family at Waterfall City. Enjoy live music, artisan food and motor and bike shows. Create new memories with dad that you will treasure forever.
Where: SAB World of Beer
Bookings: 011 836 4900
Price: R650 for a family of 4
Activities for the day include: beer cocktail upon arrival, beer tour and/or beer tasting, pub lunches, haircut and pamper session, car wash/valet. The guests will receive a complimentary beer glass and a complimentary Sunday newspaper. While the adults are beer-tasting there will be three different movies for children. Dads will also be able to enjoy a BMW exhibition on the premises. There are prizes to be won as well if you enter the raffle draw when you arrive.
Father's Day Cruise
Where: Stonehaven on Vaal
Time: from 12pm
Bookings: 016 982 2951/2
Price: R80 per adult and R70 per child
Enjoy a relaxing 50-minute cruise on the Vaal River aboard a luxury cruiser. Cruises run from 12pm and cruise every hour on the hour.
Also read: 5 gift ideas for Father's Day
Father's Day at Sylvia's Market
Where: Sylvia's Market
Spend the day as a family at the Sylvia's Market in Observatory, Johannesburg. There's be lots of stalls with food, crafts and music. It's a great excuse to spend Sunday outdoors.
Magaliesberg Canopy Tour
Where: Eastgate Mall gate 4
Bookings: 011 492 1740
For the adventurous dad, take an eco-friendly tour of one of the most beautiful gorges of the second oldest mountain range in the world. The experience lasts for 2.5 hours and begins with a safety briefing where you will also be kitted out withe safety gear. The tours includes transport to and from the location and refreshments.
Vinyl Record Fair
Where: West Rand Vinyl
Time: 16 June-17 June
For the music-loving dads, the West Rand Vinyl store at The Glen Shopping Centre will hosting a vinyl record day. You dad will get the opportunity to find old records he listened to as a child and relive his youth all over again.
Where: The Rock Diner Design Quarter
Bookings: 011 465 5011
If your dad is a fan of whiskey, why not treat him to a day of whiskey tasting? He will get to taste and sample six different whiskeys, and if he's hungry, he can peruse the menu for something tasty and filling. All proceeds from the day will be donated to NAHYSOSA Bursary Fund. Book your spot now, as places are limited.
Zen Father's Day
Where: Zen Hot Yoga World
Time: 07h45 – 09h15
Bookings: 079 541 7209
If your dad is a yogi, he'll love this one. The 90 minute Bikram class will take place on Saturday, 16 June at the Zen Hot Yoga World studio at Hobart Grove Shopping Centre.
Father's Day at uShaka
Where: uShaka Marine World
Time: all day
Price: Dads enter for free
Dads enter free this Father's Day at uShaka when accompanied by a paying child or adult! This offer valid for, Sea World, Wet n’ Wild, uShaka Kids World, & Dangerous Creatures.
Father's Day Steam Train
Where: Umgeni Steam Railway
Time: 08h30 – 16h00
Bookings: bookings can be made on the website
Price: R240 for adults and R170 for children
The train departs and returns from Stokers Arms in Kloof and stops at Inchanga where the Inchanga conservancy organise a Craft Market, picnic area with food stalls. There is also a refreshments bar on the train, however, passengers must note that there are no card facilities on the train and therefore should carry cash if they wish to buy anything will on board.
Also read: WATCH: 5 mason jar Father’s Day gift ideas
Inchanga Station Craft Market
Where: Inchanga Train Station
Time: 08h00 – 15h00
Enjoy a day at the Inchanga Station Craft Market with the family. There will be a variety of food stalls, crafts and live music. The children will be able to play the jungle gyms and ride ponies. You can either take the Umgeni Steam Train or drive to the market.
Where: Oribi Gorge Hotel
Time: 08h30 – 16h30
Bookings: 082 566 7424
Price: R650 for the wild swing
Allow dad to experience one of the world’s highest commercial abseils. If you jump on the Wild Swing your dad will get to learn the ropes on the Wild Abseil for free! This is one experience you don't want to miss out on.
Where: Cape Town Comedy Club
Why not treat your dad to some local comedy? The Father's Day show will be hosted by Rob van Vuuren and will feature skits by Lungelo Ndlovu, Irshaad Mohamed with the main act by Melt Sieberhagen. It's a fun way to end the day and a great pick-me-up before the start of the work week.
Father's Day Gems
Where: Scratch Patch, Simon's Town
Time: 09h00 - 17h30
Bookings: 021 786 2020 for more information
Price: R17 - R95 depending on the size of the bag you purchase
Spend the day pick gems with family. There's a wide variety of gems to scratch for. More people are starting to believe that gemstones have 'powers' – and being surrounded by so many beautiful polished gemstones certainly does have a calming effect on many people – and especially children!
Also read: Celebrate dad, obaba, pappa on Father's Day
Franschoek Motor Museum
Where: Franshoek Motor Museum
Time: 10h00 - 15h00
Bookings: book online
Take part in driving demos from their world-class collection and view a selection of early Grand Prix cars and super cars. Limited slots available, booking essential. If your dad is mad about cars, he'll love this trip.
V&A Motor Show
Where: Silo District
Time: 10h00 - 15h00
Bookings: 021 408 7791
Dad's will be able to live out their fantasies of sitting behind the wheel of luxury cars such as Porsches, McLarens and Aston Martins. They'll also be able to race on the Killarney race track.
For online-shopper dad
Avoid the crowded shopping malls by buying your dad a gift online.
- Woolworths gift guide and catalogue
- Cape Union Mart's gift guide
- Takealot online catalogue and gift guide
- Price Check online catalogue and gift guide
For nerdy dad
The foodie dad
Smelling good, dad
Flowers and hampers for dad
How will you be spoiling your dad this Father's Day? Send your ideas and pictures to email@example.com and we may publish your comments.
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