Mother’s Day specials

Edwin Hubbell Chapin once said: “No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.”

Mother’s Day is around the corner, so start planning something special. Moneybags writer, Alina Hardcastle helps make Mother’s Day shopping a little less stressful by listing shops and restaurants that accommodate all our readers’ budgets this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day gifts

A gift shows you care enough about your mom enough to really consider what she might like. Here are some great selections and Mother’s Day specials to choose from.

Beauty and Wellness

For mothers who have an appreciation for beauty and wellness, treat them to moisturising hand therapy creams at Crabtree and Evelyn; refreshing fragances from The Body Shop; or sit back and relax with you mom at Sorbet and enjoy a power pedi and foot massage.

Crabtree and Evelyn

Crabtree and Evelyn is offering a limited edition Mother’s Day Collection comprised of six ultra moisturising hand therapy creams. Ideal for your mom this winter.

The Body Shop

The Body Shop is offering 30% off all ladies fragances this Mother’s Day. This special excludes gift sets, existing promotions and any other offers. Don’t miss out on this Mother’s Day discount, valid between 18 April and 8 May 2016.


This Mother’s Day, Sorbet is offering you and your mom a voucher that entitles you both to a power pedicure and some one-on-one girl time for only R430 (save R100). This special is valid from 26 April to 8 May.

Fitness and health


If your mother is fitness conscious or trying to shed some of that baby weight then look no further. Fitbit is offering up to a 25% off selected Mother’s Day gifts. This special includes gifts such as the Fitbit Alta which allows moms to track their daily activites; the Fitbit charge which helps your mom keep track of her daily schedule, her heart rate, day to day activity tracking and call notifications; and so much more. Hurry now to get your Fitbit gift as this special ends 3 May.

Flowers, chocolates plus delivery

To be safe, one can always stick to the traditional flowers and chocolates this mother’s day, it’s special but still an economical route to go. Net Florist and CaRRoL BoYes not only supply these treats but are able to deliver straight to your mother’s door.

Net florist

Net florist is offering moms a Mother’s Day flower and plants range. Orders must be placed before 4 May so that your mom doesn’t miss out on her complimentary chocolates.

They also offer: chocolates and candy bars; teddies; snacks; alcohol; baked goods; home ware; coffee and tea; gifts of faith; jewelry; watches; and perfume.

This range will only be available for delivery in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.


CaRRoL BoYes is offering one bottle of Carrol Boyes Cape Blend 2012 and two Sally Williams’ soft nougat bars with roasted almonds and cranberries for only R188. You can purchase these gift online or via email. Please keep in mind that your delivery is not for free and you will be quoted on where you live in South Africa.

Local chain stores

Our favourite local chain stores such Woolworths, Pick n Pay, and Checkers always make sure they have some great deals and specials for their loyal customers on Mother’s Day.


Make sure you don’t miss out on Woolworths’ Mother’s Day “Make Her Day” gift range. For those on a tight budget, this range offers gifts such as candles, necklasses, bracelets, hand creams, sunglasses, earrings, fleece flows, aprons, tins, slippers and more for under R200. And don’t forget to swipe your woolies card between 25 April and 8 May, as you may stand a chance to win your mom an amazing experience worth R10 000.


Checkers has plenty of ideas for Mother’s Day; from fresh flower bouquets; gift suggestions; meal solutions and fun entertainment. Simply browse through their range on their website.

Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay offers you special prices on certain items, valid between the 25 April and 8 May.

Alternative Options

Durham studios

And if you’re looking for something different to do with your mom, Durham studios is offering a mother and daughter (or plus one) photoshoot experience for only R99. Or you have the option of a family (up to ten people) photoshoot for R299.

This will entail a comfortable interaction during the shoot; 50% off A3/A2 Gallery wrapped canvas and 3X Lustre HD prints included. Booking is essential.

Where to dine

If you are struggling to find your mom that perfect gift then why not spoil her to a deliciously special breakfast, brunch or lunch. Below are restaurants in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town that will be offering specials this Mother’s Day.


Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa (Muldersdrift)

Spoil your mom to a Mother’s day lunch at Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa for a buffet selection of starters, carvery, mains and desserts. The menu highlights include chive-and-mascarpone salad, garlic-roasted leg of lamb, line fish with coconut velouté, Thai green curry, and mini baked Alaska for dessert.

Price: R280 per person

A la Bouffe (Linden)

A la Bouffe will be serving a French-infused meal on Mother’s Day.

Price: R175 per person.

Level Four Restaurant (Rosebank)

Take your mom out for a three-course lunch, this cost includes a glass of bubbly and a surprise gift for mom. Lunch will be served at 12:30 on Mother’s Day.

Price: for R550 per adult and R320 for children under the age of 12 years.

Milner’s Restaurant at Sunnyside Park Hotel (Parktown)

Treat your mom to a three-course lunch buffet which includes a surprise gift.The menu highlights are a lamb and lentil soup, roast pork belly with baked apples, chicken curry and malva pudding

Price: R245 per adult and R120 for children 12 years and younger.

Moyo (Melrose Arch)

Make sure not to miss out on Moyo’s Mother’s day communal feast with live entertainment and a welcome drink. The set menu includes sweet-potato and biltong soup, East African beef fillet and a dessert platter.

Price: R315 per adult and R185 for children between the ages of four to twelve years old.

The Fat Olive (Lanseria)

The Fat Olive is offering a three-course lunch with live entertainment and a surprise gift for mom. Unfortunately they are currently booked but give them a call and you might be in luck and they’ve had a cancellation.

Price: R295 per adult

The Secret Tea Garden (Fourways)

The Secret Tea Garden is offering a Mother’s Day morning breakfast buffet and an high tea.

Price: The breakfast buffet is R195per person; and High Tea R170 per person.


Boiler Room Café (Morningside)

Enjoy a three-course Sunday roast. They don’t have a liquor license, so bring your own alcohol along to the celebration.

Price: R250 per person.

9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside)

This three-course lunch menu’s highlights include duck croustillant with Asian-marinated vegetables, citrus-cured salmon, slow-roasted shoulder of lamb with tomato-and-chickpea stew, prawn fettucini, and pear-and-pecan tart or dark-chocolate torte with naartjie sorbet.

Price: R280 per person

Lingela at Southern Sun Elangeni

Lingela is offering a buffet spread which includes welcome, live entertainment and gift for mom between 12:30 and 15:30.

Price: R375 per Adult and R180 for children 12 years and younger.

Moyo (uShaka Marine World)

Indulge in a lunch buffet with live entertainment and a welcome drink. Buffet items will include mini lamb-curry bunny chows, roasted-cauliflower-and-bean salad, chermoula-grilled fish, and carvery with whole spring chicken, interesting sides, and a large dessert selection.

Price: R315 per adult; children between the ages of four and 12 pay R185; three years and younger eat for free.

Cape Town

Mondiall (V&A Waterfront)

This Mother’s Day Mondiall is offering a special treat for your mom; three Oysters and a glass of Veuve Clicquot for only R195.

This promotion will be available on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2016.

Eat@simonsvlei (Paarl)

Mothers and families will be served a three-course lunch. The lunch menu will include highlights such as asparagus and blue cheese tart; Cape Malay chicken curry with coconut cream, fresh tomato and coriander, served with yellow raisin rice; and Van der Hum crème brulee.

Price: R250

Moyo (Kirstenbosch) and Moyo (Blouberg)

Moyo is spoiling your mom this Mother’s Day with a delicious lunch, welcome drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and live entertainment. Moyo Kirstenbosch will be offering an “unforgettable” buffet lunch and Moyo Blouberg will be overing delightful set menu.

Price: R315 per adult; R185 for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years; and free for children 3 years and younger

Lust Bistro (Simondium)

Celebrate your mom with a breakfast buffet (including a glass of L’Ormarins MCC Brut).

The breakfast offering includes options like frittata, speciality cheese and charcuterie, hand-rolled butter croissants and more.

The lunch includes highlights like roasted lamb shoulder, chicken-and-leek pies, cauliflower-and- broccoli gratin, and lemon-meringue tart for dessert. Lunch is currently fully booked but there is still space available for their breakfast buffet.

Breakfast buffet: R150 per person

Lunch Buffet: R185 person

Townhouse Hotel

Treat your mom to Townhouse Hotel’s Mother’s Day set menu. The lavish meal includes higlights such as a beef broth soup; beetroot cured confit of salmon trout; slow braised beef olives, roast chicken stuffed with lentils, couscous and leeks; and finish off your meal with a plated dessert of decadent dark chocolate. Due to the popularity of this special, bookings will be essential.

Price: R285 per person.

On19 (Foreshore)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with three-course Mother’s Day lunch. Enjoy their home baked artisan rolls with infused farm butter; seared tuna caprese; lemon, herb and garlic buttered mussels; lamb and goats cheese croquettes ; grilled hake; chicken curry and so much more.

Prices: R350 per person and R185 per child aged six to 12. Kiddies younger than six eat for free.

Spier Hotel Restaurant (Stellenbosch)

Enjoy an afternoon tea, served with a complimentary glass of bubbly, a selection of savoury and sweet treats; and tea and coffee.

Price: R255 per person.

The Square, Vineyard Hotel ( Newlands)

Enjoy the Square’s three-course Mother’s Day lunch. Don’t miss out on menu highlights such as chilli and lime prawn pot with orange, fennel and spring onion salad; Malay-spiced pork belly roasted with capsicums, carmellised onions and apple cider; and a lemon verbena custard tart with raspberry sorbet, and hazelnut praline. Mothers will also be treated with a special Lindt chocolate gift. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Price: R375 per person


As you can see your choices are endless this Mother’s Day but always remember no matter how big or small the gesture, it’s always the thought that counts in our mother’s eyes.