Five fun things to do on Mother’s Day

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Sunday, 13 May is Mother’s Day, the day when we show our moms just how much we love them and how much they mean to us. It’s the day when moms can sit back, relax, and let themselves be spoiled. But breakfast in bed and a big bunch of beautiful flowers is not the only way to show your love, there are loads of activities you can do to have fun with your mum. Here are some fun, slightly different ways to treat mom on Mother’s Day.

Take mom out for a great meal

There are some fantastic deals on Mother’s Day meals this year, ranging from casual to upmarket. From hearty buffets and delicious set menus to gorgeous, elegant high teas, there’s a Mother’s Day special to suit every taste and budget.

Choose a great Mother’s Day special



Have a laugh

Everyone loves a laugh, and the Cape Town Comedy Club situated in The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront is the perfect place to take your mom for some food and funny. While the comics tickle your funny bone from the stage, let the kitchen hit the spot with some delicious local favourites like the famous ‘Jou Ma se Burger’ and ‘Jou Ma se Gatsby’, as well as cheesy pizzas named after famous comedians. What’s more, with their ‘Half price Sundays’ promo, you get in for only R60 per person, no jokes.

capetown comedy club



Take a scenic paragliding flight

If you’re looking for a more adventurous way to treat your mom, a tandem paragliding flight is just the thing, after all being a mother is not for sissies. Soar above the city and experience Cape Town’s spectacular scenery in peaceful tranquillity as you glide around Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, with a qualified and experienced tandem master as your guide.

Find out more about paragliding in Cape Town
skywings Paragliding


Take mom for a ride on the Red City Sightseeing Bus

Cape Town’s famous red City Sightseeing bus is a fantastic way to see the city. Get the whole family on board with the annual 3-for-1 Kids’ special where two kids under 18 ride for free with every one-day adult ticket.

Book your City Sightseeing tickets

Long street with city sightseeing bus craig howes

See more Mother’s Day events and deals on our Calendar.

Book a spa day

Cape Town has many world-class spas that are the perfect treat for your mom. Send her for a massage, mani and pedi, or a full package, and let her unwind in style.

Choose your spa experience

facial massage at the spa
A facial massage at the spa


Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights, browse accommodation, and rent a car now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.

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