Family Fun Friday

If you haven’t made plans for Mother’s Day yet, don’t worry. We’ve got some great (budget-friendly) outings lined-up for you


Cape Town: A Picnic with Picnic Company

If the sun comes calling on Mother’s Day, why not head outdoors and have a delicious outdoor meal with Mom? Picnic Company will take care of the goodie basket, so all you have to worry about is choosing the perfect spot.

Menus range from refreshingly simple to luxuriously elaborate. You can choose from the Classic Picnic Range, Kiddies Range or the Canapé Platter Range. And for those special events that you forgot to plan for, the quick and easy solution lies in their Gift Hamper Range.

All picnics come with eco-friendly disposable cutlery and wooden boards as well as serviettes and seasoning. What’s more, they will deliver to your picnic spot, so your afternoon together comprises minimum effort and maximum quality time.

Note: it’s necessary to book your picnic by 11am on May 10 (the Friday before Mother’s Day), either by phone or by e-mail.


Phone: 021 706 8470 | E-mail: info@picnics.co.za | Visit: www.picnics.co.za 



Johannesburg: Spend the Day at Stonehaven

Only 45 minutes from Johannesburg and very easy to find, this charming river estate is set in beautifully lush gardens on the banks of the Vaal River.

Why not treat the entire family by driving out to Stonehaven this Sunday for a casual breakfast? They’ve got a Mother’s Day breakfast special: an English breakfast buffet for R64,95 pp. (Note: the buffet is served until 11am.)

They’ve also got a special kiddies’ buffet for children under 12 years at R49,95 pp, and no shortage of child-friendly entertainment, with everything from jumping castles to trampolines, face-painting, a treehouse and more!

After breakfast, head over to the Stonehaven Harbour for a relaxing 45-minute cruise on the Vaal aboard a luxurious Stonehaven cruiser. These cruises run every hour on the hour from 12pm. (R45 for adults and R35 for children under 12.)


For more information and to get directions, visit www.stonehaven.co.za or phone 016 982 2951.



Pretoria: Music in the Gardens

The Old Mutual Music Series is a unique musical extravaganza, with concerts being held every Sunday from May through to September.

On Mother’s Day, the musical phenomenon (with a four-octave voice) and irresistible stage personality Chris Chameleon will perform at the picturesque Pretoria National Botanical Garden. He’ll be accompanied by Karlien van Jaarsveld, with Jacques Du Plessis (the Jackal from Mr Cat and the Jackal) as the opening act.


Gates open 11am, show starts 1pm

Cost: R80 online via TicketBreak | R90 presale at gardens | R100 at the door | free for kids under 12



Durban: Visit the Valley of a Thousand Hills

If you’re looking for a break from the fast pace of everyday life or the exhilaration of the outdoors, the Valley of a Thousand Hills is the place for you. Offering one of the most scenic drives in the country, the valley includes unspoilt nature, wildlife, magnificent scenery, wining and dining and warm country hospitality. What’s more, it’s just half an hour from the centre of Durban.

The gift shops, galleries, coffee shops and more available along the route will ensure there’s something for everyone. Dense forests, plunging waterfalls and vast pristine wilderness attract an abundance of birds and wildlife to the area, so be sure to take your camera!


Click here for a map and to see what you can do and where you can eat al.

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