5 Mother’s Day Activities in Joburg to Spoil Mom


Mother’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spoil your mom on this special day. Due to the national lockdown, last year’s Mother’s Day celebrations were a muted affair and many families didn’t get a chance to celebrate mom’s big day the way they would have liked to. Luckily Mother’s Day 2021 is officially a go and there are plenty of ways for you to spend quality time with your mom and spoil her a little. If you’re in Gauteng this Mother’s Day here are our picks for special activities your mom will love.

Mother’s Day Market at Country Market

Mother’s Day Market at Country Market

Date: Saturday, 02 May 2021 from 11:00 – 16:00.
Cost: Entrance is FREE.

Does your mom love markets? Then this is for you? Taking place the day before Mother’s Day, the Mother’s Day Market at the Country Market is ideal if you have plans to spoil your mom every day of Mother’s Day weekend.

Located at the Country Pub in Midrand, this market invites families to join in for a fun-filled day of shopping and good food. Support local entrepreneurs and artists and maybe even pick up a gift for mom while you’re there celebrating with her. The market offers free parking and entry to the market is also free! What’s more, it’s pet friendly, so the whole family can join in, even fur-kids.

Mother’s Day Secret Sunrise Dance

Mother’s Day Secret Sunrise Dance

Date: Sunday, 09 May 2021 from 08:00 – 09:00
Cost: R150 per person. Click here to get your tickets.

If your mom has a sense of adventure then why not book tickets to dance the morning away with Secret Sunrise? Taking place at the Killarney Mall rooftop, this fun and exciting event is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom. This event is not only super fun, but you’ll get a good workout in too! Limited tickets are available, social distancing will be practised. Your ticket to the vent includes a Mugg & Bean cappuccino and croissant.

Mother’s Day pamper at The Maslow Hotel

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Why not spend Mother’s Day in the luxurious surroundings of Sandton’s The Maslow Hotel? On Sunday, 9 May from 13:00, mothers can look forward to a delicious Sunday lunch, which includes a Hendricks Gin welcome drink experience upon arrival and live entertainment.

Several food stations will be laid out with options to please the entire family. Spicing things up will be a Mexican station, serving tacos and nachos or a Chimichanga. The popular curry station includes lamb curry, butter chicken or vegetable daal gosht. Plus, what is Sunday lunch without the traditional roast options? Tuck into Sunday roast delights such as roast chicken, the Chef’s catch of the day, wok-fried gnocchi simmered in arrabbiata sauce, and baked eggplant with honey and cinnamon butternut served with a creamy béchamel sauce. For something sweet, mama’s trifle, apple crumble, vanilla cupcakes with rainbow icing, green tea and lime tart, red velvet doughnuts and warm chocolate pudding with pistachio nuts, served with crème anglaise will tempt you into sweet oblivion.


DATE: Sunday, 09 May 2021
TIME: From 13h00
COST: R550 per person
VENUE: Lacuna Bistro, Maslow Hotel, Sandton, Corner Grayston Drive & Rivonia Road.

For bookings, please call (010) 226 5815 or email lacuna.bistro@suninternational.com.

Mother’s Day Paint Experience


Date: Saturday, 08 May 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00.
Cost: Between R900 – R1,950. Click here to book now.

If your mom loves to get creative, then why not book a spot at the Lillian Gray Art School’s Mother’s Day Paint Experience? This unique event will enable you to spend some quality time with mom and let you explore your creative side. You don’t have to be a great artist to enjoy this event, even the most novice painters will enjoy this event which is led by a teacher who will help you bring out your inner artist. Spacing for the experience is limited, so be sure to book your spots well in advance to avoid disappointment. Your ticket includes a rose for mom, cookies, coffee, tea and all art supplies.

Mother’s Day lunch at Carnival City

Carnival City

Spoil mom with a delicious Mother’s Day lunch at the Carnival City hotel dining area on Sunday, 9 May 2021 from 12:30. If you’re looking to make a day of it, why not arrive early and spend some time playing a round of ten-pin bowling or enjoying some Arcade games before heading off to the hotel to enjoy a lovely three-course lunch?

Carnival City’s Mother’s Day lunch offers a wide variety of delightful dishes to choose from. Indulge in one of the tasty starters such as a butternut velouté, a scrumptious chicken salad or some smoked salmon with avocado cream, mint oil, and salad greens.

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The main is a plated buffet including pilaf rice, steamed mixed vegetables, cauliflower and broccoli gratin, roast potato fondant, spicy chicken curry, traditional beef goulash, roast lamb with jus and grilled line fish with a lemon butter sauce. For something sweet, enjoy le chocolate mousse, malva pudding or a berry cheesecake.

Carnival City


DATE: Sunday, 09 May 2021
TIME: From 12:30 until 15:30
COST: R340 per person and R180 for kids under the age of 12 years
VENUE: Carnival City – Hotel Dining Area. Corner Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan, 1540

For bookings, please email nontembiso.mnyamana@suninternational.com or call (011) 898 7027 from 08h00 to 17h00, Monday to Friday.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, there will be limited seating and therefore bookings are essential.
All health and safety protocols will be followed and guests must wear masks and complete the health questionnaire upon arrival.

Carnival City

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STARTERS – Select one
• Butternut veloute
Butternut cooked in butter served with a dash of cream
• Chicken salad
Grilled chicken breast, halloumi, cocktail tomato and lettuce and sliced red onion, citrus balsamic dressing
• Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon, avocado cream, mint oil, salad greens

MAINS – Plated buffet
• Pilaf rice
• Steamed Mixed Vegies
• Cauliflower and broccoli gratin
• Roast potato fondant
• Spicy chicken curry
• Traditional beef goulash
• Roast lamb with jus
• Grilled line fish with a lemon butter sauce

• Le chocolate mousse
• Malva pudding
• Berry cheesecake

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