Father’s day is that special day of the year when you get to acknowledge the one man who has always stood by your side. You can make your Father’s Day gift more exciting by taking a trip with Dad to some great places in South Africa. Here are the top 10 places you can go to make Father’s Day extra special.
1. Emmarentia Dam
A family braai is part of every South African’s upbringing. But rather than having a braai in the backyard, why not take a trip to the Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg? Located right next to the Botanical Gardens, this is one of the best picnic spots where families can come together and fire up a wonderful braai.
2. Le Conard, Johannesburg
A romantic dinner would be a great way for mommies to show daddies how much they mean to them. If French cuisine spells romantic for you, Le Canard in Sandton could be a great option.
3. Ushaka Marine World, Durban
For families with small kids a trip to the Ushaka Marine World in Durban, could be a great way for the whole family to have fun on Father’s Day. This enormous theme park gives you everything from fast waters slides to amazing shows with dolphins and seals.
4. Midmar Dam
If Dad is one of those men who love the calming challenge of fishing, then the Midmar Dam in Midlands is one of the best places to be. Known for its great trout fishing spots, the Midlands gives you a great bite and also offers some very scenic routes.
5. Bascule Bar, Cape Town
Why not add a little sophistication to your Father’s Day gift? Take Dad to the Cape Grace Hotel’s Bascule Bar for some whiskey tasting and you can be sure that he will be blown away. Situated on a private yachting port on the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, your dad will be treated to a hefty selection of 460 distilled whiskeys, bourbons and blends.
6. Mega Putt Mini Golf Course
Cape Town has a number of excellent mini golf courses, but one that could get Daddies, young and old, in a competitive spirit is the African-themed Mega Putt in Bellville. Filled with a wide variety of obstacles, the golf course gives players a great challenge.
7. The Cheetah Experience
Coming close to a wild cheetah could be a once in a lifetime opportunity. This Father’s Day the whole family can enjoy petting cheetahs at The Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein. The big cat center was established in 2006 and is open Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 3pm. Entre costs R100 for adults and R50 for children below 12 years of age.
8. God’s Window, Mpumalanga
There couldn’t be a more moving experience than taking in the scenic views at God’s Window with your Dad. Situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga, God’s Window is studded with canyons, rock formations, waterfalls and magnificent hills and forests and makes an amazing Father’s Day weekend getaway. You could either go to one of the many spectacular viewing points along the Blyde River Canyon. If you want to be adventurous you could indulge in some hiking, horse or mountain bike…