Where to take dad this Father’s Day

Remember hand painted mugs, drawings on pieces of paper folded into cards and macaroni necklaces given with love? Celebrating Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to spoil our dads and make memories with them, too. Here are some Father’s Day ideas that provide an experience, giving an opportunity to tantalise tastebuds, relax and even learn.

Father's day ideas

1. Enjoy a sampling of craft

Take Dad on a journey of craft beer and head up to the Spice Route in Paarl, if you’re in the Western Cape. They offer something for all tastes and tempers but the craft beer tasting at CBC’s on site brewery is a surefire win. You could also tuck into some good food, biltong and craft beer at Barley and Biltong. For those of you out yonder but equally keen on enjoying some premium ale with your Pops, try the range at The Foundry Café in Parktown North up in Jozi or Unity Brasserie & Bar in Durban for beers your dad may not yet have tasted.


2. Do a whisky tasting

“Whisky is liquid sunshine”, or so they say. If your dad agrees with George Shaw on this one, why not head on down to Bascule, Cape Grace at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront for a whisky tasting and education on styles and regions. If notes of butterscotch, fruit, honey and vanilla tickle Dad’s tastebuds, there are definitely enough whiskies there to last a few lifetimes.

If you’re in Jozi, take Dad to a whisky tasting at Whisky Brother in Hyde Park. Those folks know their stuff.


3. Treat him to breakfast

There aren’t many of us who can say no to a good cuppa and an eggy brekkie, so how about starting the day off right and treating Dad to a slap up breakfast? Vovo Telo have branches all over the country and serve wonderful pastries and artisanal breads. In Jozi, try out Nice on 4th in Parkhurst for freshly squeezed juices, great cakes and coffee and Nice Books right next door to boot. If you want to escape the city for a bit, head out to Irene in Gauteng to the Irene Dairy Farm for a breakfast buffet at the Barn Restaurant or a la Carte at the Deck Restaurant – scones with thick farm fresh cream? Try to resist, we dare you.

vivo tello breakfast spot

For those spending the day with their dad this Father’s Day, we wish you cheerful, memory making moments and hope you have been a little inspired. If Dad is a little further away, why not send him a gift voucher to spoil himself instead?