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Celebrate Mother’s Day In Style This Weekend

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style this weekend

At The Stellenbosch Mom, we’re dedicating the entire month to moms with our Mothers May initiative. Why? Well, whether you’re a biological mom, a bonus mother or foster mom or simply spoiling your own mom or gran this Sunday, we know these women deserve more than just one day’s worth of celebrations.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner though, so I’ve handpicked a few special places that you can visit with your family on Sunday, just in case you need a few ideas.


Mother’s Day High Tea

Join an elegant high tea and indulge in wonderful brews, delicious finger sandwiches, fresh scones and decadent macarons. Moms will receive a special gift, too.

Time: 14h00

Place: Spier Hotel Restaurant

Cost: R300 per person

Kids: R150 per child under 12 years.


Mother’s Day Lunch

Eight Restaurant is hosting an indulgent buffet feast on Sunday, with fresh ingredients sourced from the farm itself. Think slow-braised pork and roasted root vegetables, oxtail potjie and Amarula milk tart. All moms will also receive a special gift.

Time: 12h00

Place: Eight Restaurant, Spier

Cost: R450 per person

Kids: R200 per child



Celebrate at Rhone Homestead

The historic Rhone Homestead is hosting a traditional Cape-inspired buffet for Mother’s Day. Start the day off with a bubbly or wine tasting, followed by lunch and a beautiful walk through one of South Africa’s largest collection of heritage roses on the homestead lawns. All moms will receive a special gift.

Time: 12h00

Place: Rhone Homestead at Boschendal

Cost: R425 per person (excluding drinks and gratuity) Kids:R255 for kids between 3-10 years

For more info, visit:

Email to book:

Lunch at The Werf

Join a special and relaxed Long Sunday Lunch at The Werf Restaurant. Enjoy a bountiful farm meal with sharing platters based on a flow of garden, ocean, pasture and sweet. What a perfect day, sipping on delicious wine and listening to good local music. Moms will also receive a special gift.

Time: 12h00 – 17h00

Place: The Werf Restaurant

Cost: R550 per person (excluding drinks and gratuity) Kids: R350 for kids between 3-10 years

For more info, visit:

Email to book:


Four-course lunch at Manor Kitchen

The majestic Manor Kitchen is the perfect place to spoil Mom this Sunday. With Parma ham and asparagus salad as a starter, a choice of slow-braised lamb, grilled seabass or chicken and mushroom ballontine served with seasonal sides for mains, and pinotage pear crumble or strawberry mousse for dessert, she’s sure to feel as special as she is. All moms will also receive a special gift.

Time: 12h00

Place: Manor Kitchen at Lanzerac

Cost: R545 per person

Kids: Half price for children between 8 and 12 years. Children under 7 free.

For more info, visit:

To book, mail or call +27 (0) 21 887 1132.

Relax at Taphuis or The Tasting room & Deli

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon beneath the trees at Taphuis where they’re serving gourmet pub-style dishes for lunch. Or, if you prefer lighter meals, charcuterie boards and freshly baked goodies, opt for the Tasting Room & Deli, where moms will get a complimentary taster of Lanzerac Syrah.


That brings us to some of my other favourite spots that aren’t necessarily hosting special events for Mother’s Day, but are still great options for a fun day out with the family. Here are their details:


Read my full blog about Babylonstoren to find our why I absolutely adore this farm!

Babel Restaurant

Breakfast: 8h00 – 9h30

Lunch: 12h00 – 15h30

Supper: 19h00

Average prices on the menu: R200 – R300

For more info, visit:

Booking essential: +27 (0) 21 863 3852


Time: 10h00 – 16h00

Average prices on the Adult menu: R60 -R95
Average prices on the Kids menu: R40 – R60

For more info, visit:

No reservation required

Garden Spa

Open: 9h00 – 17h00

They’re offering a special this month that makes for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.1.60-minute pampering QMS facial + 15min back massage and hot compress. 75 min | R1000
2. 60-minute full body scrub and wrap + 30 min body massage. 90min | R1050
Valid from Monday to Thursday only.

For more info and to make a booking, visit

La Paris Bistro

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch at La Paris Bistro. If you haven’t read my blog about this beautiful spot, yet, click here. I’m sure you’ll be inspired to pop in there this weekend.

Where: Franschhoek

Open on Sundays from 8h30 to 17h00 Average prices on the Adult menu: R80 – R160

Average prices on the Kids menu: R65 – R85

For more info:


That’s it for now. Here’s to celebrating a lovely and special Mother’s May!

I hope you and the moms in your life have a wonderful weekend, too. And remember, there’s no better time than the present to tell them how much they are appreciated.



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