Come what May, let’s celebrate Mum

What is a home without a mum? It’s the time of year again when we celebrate the most precious gift of all – that super human being called Mum. Check out our list of ideas to spoil and pamper the wonder woman in your life.

1. Visit a spa

Bless her with a gift voucher to one of the many great spas in our region.

The Spa at Fancourt offers a magnificent treat with their heated ozone Roman Bath and jacuzzi. An experience at their tepidarium is also not to be missed. Your mum will be comfortably settled into a heated seat while the air gets infused with different essential oils every 5 minutes – she will float out deeply relaxed and revived.

Featured Image: The Fancourt Spa

A visit to the upmarket Serendipity Beauty Studio in Meade Street, George, promises to be an equally indulging experience. World-class products and professionally trained therapists and beauticians will ensure exceptional “me-time” in stylish surroundings. Your mum can pick and choose between a wide variety of special packages and treatments, all of which can be customised to suit her needs.

2. Turn the tables

Take her out for a remarkable culinary experience. Here are just a few of the great eateries in our area where she will be treated like a queen:

– The smash-hit Nina’s Café in George – a place where friends gather for lots of laughter, gorgeous fusion food, devine cakes and good wine.

Featured Image: The Girls on the Square

The Girls on the Square in Wilderness – a multiple award-winning, Top 10 Garden Route restaurant offering fine food infused with African influences.
Dis Tyd in Blanco, George – this unique coffee shop, bakery and venue for small functions has made a name for itself with its personal attention, outstanding dishes, cakes and pastries. It’s situated in a restored forester’s house and filled with lovely wooden furniture.
The Hills Café, situated halfway between George and Wilderness – this beloved restaurant is part of the Far Hills Country Hotel and offers hearty meals. The surrounding forested mountains and rolling valleys award patrons with a great sense of serenity and peace.

3. Go to the market

According to popular theory, men are hunters and women are gatherers. Hence, what better way to treat your mum than a market day outing?

At the Milkwood Village  Sunday Funday Market in Wilderness, the “gatherers” in your family circle can roam to their hearts’ content among a huge variety of unique arts and crafts stalls with lots of food and drink options for reinforcement.

The weekly Outeniqua Family Market is another great place for loading up on some seriously good food and sauntering between stalls dripping with all kinds of treasures.

Featured Image: The Outeniqua Family Market

4. Have some creative fun

Spoil your mum with a pottery lesson at Bomkisi Ceramic Manufacturers. It ties right in with motherhood celebration as this successful business venture was founded and is run by a formidable mother-and-daughter team. There are variously themed lessons, such as Girls Night Out, Mom&Me, lessons for beginners, and advanced pottery, to mention a few. You can even bring along your own drinks and snacks. Expert guidance is provided all the way.

Enthusiastic home cooks are always on the lookout for new recipes and their next showstopper to treat the family. Thus, why not book Mum for a public cooking class at the famous Francois Ferreira Academy? Classes comprise a cooking demonstration by the illustrious Chef Francois himself, and it’s sure to be a fun-filled, instructive and memorable occasion.

5. Give her a thrill

If your mum is an adventurous type, she will surely enjoy one of the many outdoor expeditions on offer in the George, Uniondale and Wilderness area. Thrill her with a kayaking experience, guided bird/nature walk, an abseiling excursion or a special picnic in a stunning location. Or let her spread her wings with a tandem paragliding flight – adrenaline rush guaranteed. The following operators can lend you a hand:

Kaaimans Adventures
Wilderness Picnic Company
Dolphin Paragliding
Cloudbase Paragliding
Eden Adventures

Featured Image: Kayaking on the Kaaimans River

6. Take her on a mini-break

Eagle Falls Country Lodge and Adventures, situated near Uniondale in the heart of the Kammanassie Valley, offers 30% discount on their regular chalet and cabin prices from now until 30 November 2022. With so many world-renowned tourist attractions and activities close at hand, she’ll feel like a tourist in her own town!

Featured Image: Eagle Falls Country Lodge

In the same vein, how about booking her on a full-day tour to some of our area’s exciting and even lesser-known sites? Wilderness Express is an owner-run family business offering personalised, safe and reliable taxi services, including trips all around the Garden Route and into the Klein Karoo. Knowledgeable and passionate about their home, they can offer some great recommendations to ensure an unforgettable experience.

7. Treat her with a night at the theatre

A night at the theatre is always a hit. That stately grand dame of theatre performances, The Dotsure George Arts Theatre, is eager and ready to entertain with her exciting production called Broadway – The Greatest Show. This musical spectacle will awe and enchant from 11-14 May, and again from 18-21 May 2022.