If you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day (14 May 2023), Cape Town offers a range of exciting experiences that will leave her feeling special and loved. Whether your mom is a nature warrior, an urban adventurer or a fearless foodie, there’s something for every mom in this vibrant city.
Here are some ideas for out-of-the-box experiences to try in Cape Town this Mother’s Day.
FOR THE NATURE WARRIORS
Challenge your mom to a game of axe throwing at AXE-O, the first urban axe-throwing lounge in Africa. During the 2-hour experience, the host will show you how it’s done before you get to compete with each other. This activity is ideal if you want to let off some steam and have a great time!
Where: 100 Voortrekker Rd, Salt River
Price: R290 per person
Bowtime Indoor Archery Range in Brackenfell is a haven for archery enthusiasts and beginners alike. The range boasts a modern and well-equipped facility, with a variety of targets and equipment to choose from. Experienced coaches are also on hand to provide guidance and instruction to beginners, ensuring that you and your mom can have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Where: 52B Gemini Street, Brackenfell
Price: R480 (single member) and R220 if a member brings a partner
If you and your mom are adrenaline junkies, then Total Ninja makes the perfect action-packed experience. The obstacle course is designed to test your mental and physical strength, offering a range of challenges that will have you swinging, jumping and climbing your way to victory.
Where: South Park Entrance, Black River Park, The Warehouse, 2 Fir St, Observatory
Price: From R80 – R160
Cape Town also boasts an extreme E-foil adventure. This phenomenon uses an electric surfboard that flies above the water on a hydrofoil wing (definitely worth it if your mom is an adrenaline junkie). You and your mom can effortlessly glide over crystal-clear waters as you feel the wind in your hair. The best part? You don’t need to be a seasoned surfer to enjoy this exhilarating experience. E-foil surfing is currently available in Hout Bay and Simon’s Town.
Where: 11a Bosman Ave, Llandudno, Cape Town
Price: R1500 per person
Adrenaline Experiences on the Dunes
If you’re looking for an exhilarating activity in nature, why not try Jeep Tours’ Dune Adventure Experience? The tour includes a private sandboarding experience with an instructor, dune jumping, exhilarating thrills on the dunes in an open-top Jeep Wrangler, photo stops, and lunch. You will also have the option to add additional activities to your tour, including quad biking and a dessert camp.
Where: 7 Armadale St, West Beach
Price: R2995 per person
FOR THE URBAN ADVENTURER
Paint & Sip
Paint & Sip events consist of paint, wine and an experienced local artist who provides a step-by-step guide to help create your best artwork. These events are hosted once a month at different venues across Cape Town, including wineries in Constantia, breweries in Franschhoek, and other scenic locations. Online classes and Paint & Sip kits are also available if you want to host something with your friends, either at home or at a scenic Cape Town spot.
Where: Various locations in Cape Town
Price: Varies per session
You and your mom can show off some of your moves at a Silent Disco event hosted by Silent Events. Guests are handed wireless headphones and can choose between three different DJs. Once plugged in, you can dance to your heart’s content. The events are held at various locations across Cape Town. Visit their website to find out when their next event is taking place.
Where: Various locations in Cape Town
Price: From R80
FOR THE FEARLESS FOODIE
Olive Oil Tasting
Morgenster Estate in Somerset West offers a unique olive oil tasting experience amid some of the area’s most stunning backdrops. Your mom can sample a range of premium extra virgin olive oils produced on the estate, each with its distinct flavour profile and aroma.
Where: Vergelegen Avenue, Off Lourensford Rd, Somerset West
Price: From R85
Treat your mom to a cooking tour and let her sample some of the best food the city has to offer. You can choose from a variety of tours, each with its unique theme and itinerary. Some of the popular cooking tours in Cape Town include the Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour, Taste of Cape Town, Food Jams, and Cape Town Culinary Tours.
Reverie Social Table
If your mom is a social butterfly and a foodie, then you should treat her to an experience at Reverie Social Table. This intimate restaurant offers a unique dining experience where guests/foodies sit together around a communal table while they indulge in a tantalising menu that changes daily. The talented chef, Julia Hattingh, brings her passion for fresh, seasonal ingredients to each dish, creating a symphony of flavours and textures that will leave you wanting more.
Where: 226A Lower Main Rd, Observatory, 7925
Price: From R700 (per person)