A number of Cape Country Routes’ (CCR) accommodation and activity destinations, all located along South Africa’s popular road travel routes, have exciting offers to make June a month to remember for the entire family, especially dad.
Here are great ideas for those wanting to make Father’s Day (and Month!) a calendar highlight for all:
1. New Holme Guest Farm is situated within the newly proclaimed Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, midway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. If you’re planning a noteworthy pit stop and stay-over in the Karoo, book for the Guest Farm’s sumptuous three-course buffet dinner which will be prepared by the national winner of the popular Gauteng cooking competition, Queen of the Kitchen. Added to this is a complimentary sunset drive to the Nature Reserve’s Hippo Pool, with a glass of bubbly.
2. De Zeekoe Guest Farm (7km outside Oudtshoorn) offers winter specials for a family break close to the town. On 17 June, dads who are already staying at the Guest Farm will get treated to a free 30-minute massage. From May to July, visitors can enjoy great discounted offers per person a night. Until end September, guests can also stay for three nights and only pay for two.
If your dad is an early-riser, check him in for a unique Wild Meerkat Adventure Tour. Upon sunrise, the tour nears the meerkat burrows where guests are treated to a hot cup of coffee and issued with a lightweight aluminum chair to observe the meerkats as they come out into the sunshine, and then go about their routine of foraging and frolicking.
3. D’Olyfboom Family Estate is set against the Paarl Mountains overlooking the town’s beautiful vineyards and country-side. The CCR member is celebrating Fatherhood with a new art exhibition, aptly named I Found a Father, by Wellington artist and photographer, Hennie van Loggerenberg. Loggerenberg nominated Mosaic, a community project that provides orphan care, as one of the beneficiaries of the event that will be hosted on Sunday 17 June from 17h30. Entry is R100 per person (includes a welcome drink, soup, home-baked bread and a donation). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 21 870 1080 on/before 10 June.
For more information, lunch reservations and weekend bookings, visit www.capecountryroutes.com.