Mother’s Day at the V&A

There is and probably always will be a retail aspect to the occasion that is Mother’s Day, the giving and receiving of gifts is one of the five languages of love after all. And we have a strong retail offering so it’s not something we shy away from talking about in the lead up to the day but quality time is as important to us and so we’ve rounded up a few treats from around the property, ones that will really make mom feel special because she’ll be getting the professional foot rub she really deserves or the most important thing of all, time with you.

Or is it? 😉

The magnificent Cape Grace Hotel is hosting a decadent Mother’s Day buffet lunch at Signal Restaurant on Sunday. Executive Chef Malika van Reenen and her team will be whipping up a veritable feast of cold and hot dishes, all rounded off with delicious desserts and sweet treats for R425 per person and R225 per child under the age of 12. To book, please contact Jineane on 021 410 7099 or email

The Newmark Hotel’s Sanctuary Spa has a 90 minute experience on offer for you and mom. At R690 per person, you can choose three 30 minute treatments, everything from pedis to facials. There’s that foot rub we were talking about only it also comes with bubbly and a professional touch.

Moms will take their rightful place at the heads of their tables and be treated like the queens they are at a special Mother’s Day banquet to be staged at The Table Bay on Sunday from 12:30pm. Surrounded by loved ones in a vibrant setting, they will be served a sumptuous buffet designed and delivered by one of Cape Town’s foremost chefs, The Table Bay’s Jocelyn Myers-Adams. The menu sounds incredible so if you want in… Make a booking via or 021 406 5988. Cost per head is R450 per adult and children over 13. Children under two eat for free, and children between two and 12 enjoy a 50% discount.

For the adventurous family, City Sightseeing is running a 3-for-1 Kid’s Special on Sunday so two kids ride free with every one-day adult ticket purchased. And if that wasn’t enough, they went and teamed up with Mangwanani at the Clock Tower. They are offering free ten minute treatments so give mom a little taste of bliss as you’ve hopped off or are about to hop on the bus.

The Breakwater Lodge on Portswood Ridge also has a special Mother’s Day menu planned for Sunday, a beautiful buffet spread for only R245 per person. Call 021 406 1911 to make a booking for you and mom and grandma too at that price.

As for all the other specials and offers we have for mom, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. And if you entered one of our Mother’s Day competitions, watch this space for the winners names. We’ll be posting them at around 1pm today.