My Top 10 Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Cape Town

May 6, 2023
Celebrate your mother

Mothers are the most important people in your life. They offer unconditional love, nurturing and a special bond that lasts for a life.

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers.  And motherhood, as well as the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated in various forms around the world.  Typically, on different dates depending on the country. In many countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Flowers for mother's day

What is Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is a day for children and others to express their appreciation and gratitude towards their mothers. Or maternal figures, such as grandmothers, stepmothers, and mothers-in-law. It is commonly marked by giving gifts, cards, flowers, and spending quality time with mothers.  Usually around a table, eating a lovely wholesome meal or a day out.

Where does it come from?

Did you know, the origins of Mother’s Day can be traced back to ancient civilizations?  Isn’t that wonderful! But the modern-day version of Mother’s Day was established in the early 20th century. Mother’s are incredibly special and It was officially recognized as a holiday in the United States. In 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Since then, it has become a widely celebrated holiday across the globe. Coupled with that, we honour the love and sacrifices of mothers everywhere.

Special Mother's Day

Living in the most beautiful place Cape Town, you are spoilt for choice, but I have my top ten things to do to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Here are some lovely ideas to add to your Mother’s Day:

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens:

Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens, have a picnic, and enjoy the stunning views of Table Mountain. Uniquely, this is a green paradise with such nature and happiness.

V&A Waterfront:

Treat your mom to a day of shopping, dining, and entertainment at one of Cape Town’s most popular tourist destinations. Important to note, this is only for a mum that loves to shop!

Cape Point Vineyards:

Indulge in a wine tasting experience with panoramic views of the vineyards and the Atlantic Ocean. And drink wine, is there any mum that doesn’t love a good glass of wine!

Constantia Wine Route:

Explore the historic vineyards of Constantia and enjoy wine tastings in this picturesque wine-growing region. Eat cake and drink wine.

Scones with cream and figs on platter in grootbos

Check out my favourite High Teas in Cape Town, you need to book in advance for a Mother’s Day Lunch spot!

Signal Hill Sunset Picnic:

Another perfect spot for picnics!  And sunsets!  Coupled with that, here you can enjoy the sunset worshippers!  Grab a Gelato and enjoy the sun setting over Robben Island.

Book a City Sightseeing Tour:

Become a tourist. Sit back and enjoy a tour around the city! Hop on a sightseeing bus and explore the iconic landmarks. The loved attractions of Cape Town, including Table Mountain, Camps Bay, and the Cape Winelands. What a spoil? Right?

You always should take a Spa Day! 

Book a Spa at One&Only Cape Town:

Treat your mom to a relaxing spa day at one of Cape Town’s luxury hotels, such as the One&Only Cape Town, where she can indulge in massages, facials, and other pampering treatments. Important to note, you will have to book ahead!

Chapman’s Peak Drive:

This is for free! Take a scenic drive along one of the most breathtaking coastal roads in the world. This drive has panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline. I highly suggest you, pack a picnic. With this intention, to sit back and enjoy the views!

Chapmans Peak

Bo-Kaap Cooking Class:

If your mom is adventurous, join a cooking class in the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. To clarify, here you and mom can learn how to prepare traditional Cape Malay dishes!

Camps Bay Beach Day:

Spend a day relaxing on the golden sands of Camps Bay Beach. Soak up the sun.  Swim if you like! Remember, it might be cold!  You can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the beachfront restaurants.

Moreover, these spots offer a mix of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences.  Without a doubt, that will be sure to make Mother’s Day memorable for you and your mom in Cape Town! Please spoil your mom’s!  They need it! Together with, we should celebrate Mom’s every day.  So, on this day, its compulsory to really over do it!

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