June 12, 2014
Your Father’s Day #lovecapetown Weekend: 13-15 June
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Give something back to your Dad this weekend in Cape Town with our top 5 things to do:
Free Dad's Biltong and Wine Tasting
How could your Dad possibly love you more than he already does? The answer is simple: biltong. Treat him to some gormet biltong, coupled by Durbanville Hills' delicious red and white wines, and he gets it free this weekend (R80 for for those joining.) Valid for the 15th only! Then purchase yourselves 2x 2011 Rhinofields Chardonnays at R100 each for later and get a complimentary slab of artisanal chocolate.
Date: 15 June
Bookings: +27 (0)21 558 1300 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: Durbanville Hills Wine Estate, Tygerberg Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
Manly Ribs at the Vineyard Hotel
Over 2 centuries old, the gorgeous aristocratic Vineyard Hotel is situated in 6 acres of lush Newlands forest. Stay for 3 nights over the long weekend (13-15 June) and pay for 2 this Fathers Day, treating Dad to a complimentary 500g prime rib steak, chips and beer. This manly special is also running during lunch times all weekend for R195 per person.
Date: 15 June
Venue: Vineyard Hotel, Newlands
Reservations: 021 657 4500 or email@example.com
Father’s Day Lunch at the Twelve Apostles
Enjoy a kingly buffet served at the edge of the world at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa this Father's Day, when you treat your Dad to a royal chowdown at the Azure Restaurant & Atlantic Terrace Marquee for R345 per person, or R175 per child under 12. Your Dad will also stand a chance to win a tandem paragliding voucher for a thrill next weekend! All Dad's will get a complimentary Father's gift and all attendees receive a free glass of wine to begin the festivites.
Date: 15 June
Venue: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 437 9029
Cook Franschhoek 2014
Does your Dad need to overcome his lifelong fear of cooking? Empower your old man in the kitchen with some exclusive, interactive hands-on demonstrations of how to prepare gorgeous food on the following themes: Cooking over a Fire, From Farm to Table, Smoked Meats, Snout to Tail, Locavores (eating locally), Pickling, Fermenting and Preserving. Everything is paired with a Franschoek wine. Book online via webtickets.co.za for R220 a ticket and receive a complimentary R150 voucher to spend online at Yuppiechef.com.
Date: 13 -15 June
Tel: +27 (0)21 876 2861
South African Book Fair 2014
Is your Dad something of a word nerd? With dreams of writing his own novel and conquering the world one day? Or maybe he's just a voracious booklover? Whet his appetite at the South African Book Fair, South Africa's premier literary festival, home to publishers, authors, exhibitions, speakers and libraries of the finest written words penned since "Who moved my cheese?" It's R50 per person, R20 for pensioners and free for anyone under 18.
Date: 13 – 15 June
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town City Centre
Complimentary Beer & Wine ~ Wild Clover Farm
Get a free bottle of craft beer (brewed on the premises) or a glass of wine with your R95 sirlion steak and chips (or fish and chips) at Wild Clover Farm this Sunday. The farm is a beautiful and wholesome destination for a family outing - Dad can try his hand at archery or go fly fishing whilst checking out the local wildlife, which includes Springbuck, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Bush Pig, Zebra, Duiker, Grysbok, Grey Rhebuck, Giraffe, Wildebeest and Kudu. There's also a kid's zone and clay pidgeon shooting on offer!
Date: 15 June
Venue: R304, Wild Clover Farm, Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 (0)21 865 2248
Your father may not be in Cape Town to celebrate with you, in which case you might want to check out the weirdest parties going on in Cape Town for Youth Day! Or if you're in the mood for something rad to do in Winter, check out our 46 spectacularly Capetonian things to do. Enjoy our snapshots of Cape Town? You should follow us on Twitter here.