The Ultimate Father’s Day Gifting and Event Guide!

Fathers Day

It’s time to say a big thank you to all the dads out there. Whether you’re celebrating with your dad or the husband to your children it’s time we took some time out to show appreciation for everything dads do for their kids and wives on a daily basis. Because let’s face it, dads are the best! So, if you still haven’t decided where to take your dad on Father’s Day, on Sunday 19 June or what to give him to say thank you for being the best dad in the history of ever, then fear not because we’ve put together the ultimate Father’s Day event and gifting guide for 2016. 

A Gift from the heart:

Treat your dad to something special this Father’s Day. These gifts are the perfect spoil and there’s something for every type of dad – from a rugged action camera to novelty socks, we’ve got your covered!

Get active with the TomTom Bandit Action Camera

TomTom Bandit

Get dad the ultimate adventure companion – whether hiking, adventuring or mountain biking with friends and family, the Bandit will capture all the great memories! This nifty gadget shoots HD Video (up to 4k) and boasts a 16 MP camera for still shots. With this rugged camera by his side dad can experience 3 hours of non-stop filming.

Click here for more information or here to buy it online now for R 3,999 from Due South.

Spoil him with bits and bobs from Typo

Typo Fathers Day
From left: Golf in a Bag – R399.99 | Premium Journal – R199.99 | Mens Novelty Socks – R99.99 | Father’s Day Mug 2016 – R99.99.

Of course, there’s still time to pop into your nearest Typo to shop for bits and bobs for the perfect Father’s Day pamper hamper. Typo is the ultimate place to shop for gifts and this Father’s Day they have an awesome selection of things just for dads. From voucher books, coffee mugs and wine bottle openers to Golf in a Bag, back scratchers, grooming kits and cards, you’re bound to find something unique in store.

Give him some support with a Björn Borg Socks and Underwear Pack

Bjorn Borg underwear

If there’s anything gents need, it’s more support. And thankfully, Swedish underwear specialists and active wear aficionados, Björn Borg, are here to do just that. Björn Borg’s philosophy is all about producing some unique underwear that brings quality, style, and comfort altogether. Also in Björn Borg’s range are some long-johns and socks, all of which are available in some pretty awesome colours and designs. The prices range from R295.95 to R409.95 each, depending on the style and design. The ankle socks are priced at R119.95, with the shorter Step socks costing between R89.95 and R94.95.

Björn Borg is available at selected Stuttafords and Edgars stores or online at

Keep his beard in tip-top shape with The Gentleman’s Beard Club

Gentleman's Beard Club

The Gentleman’s Beard Club offers bearded dads the ultimate fresh wood beard grooming kit which includes Beard Oil, Beard and Shave Soap, Beard Balm, and Beard Wash. All these products are packaged in a wooden treasure chest that has a vintage feel to it. This kit oozes class and offers exceptional value. Basically, it’s the perfect gift for any bearded gentleman looking to maintain his bearded glory!

Click here to buy it online now for R499 from Hashtag Awesome.

Book a spot at these Father’s Day events:

Treat your dad to a special afternoon out this Father’s Day. These events are the perfect way to celebrate with your dad and there’s something for every type of dad – from an afternoon tea with whisky, biltong dusted scones and grilled sirloin mini burgers to a brandy and cognac pairing we’ve got you covered.


Taj Cape Town celebrates Fathers’ Day with a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea (Cape Town)

On Sunday, 19 June 2016, the luxurious Taj Cape Town, in collaboration with Johnnie Walker and Land Rover South Africa, will be celebrating Father’s Day with a unique Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, for R250 per person. The afternoon tea, taking place from 14:00 – 17:00, will start with a complementary welcome drink for all (a whisky-infused cocktail for dad!) while Jazz tunes will set the ambience for a relaxing afternoon. The speciality dad-inspired Afternoon Tea includes highlights of biltong dusted scones, grilled sirloin mini burgers, mini gourmet pizzas, chipotle chicken wings and smoked riblets. To end off the feast, enjoy Cape Malay koeksisters, chilli chocolate macaroons and decadent chocolate brownies.

Click here for more information on the event. To book your spot now call Taj Cape Town on 021 819 2000 or email 

A Gent’s Tea by the Sea at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa (Cape Town)

Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa will be serving an exclusive ‘Gents’ Tea by the Sea’ high tea on Father’s Day weekend! Book your spot for Saturday 18 or Sunday 19 June 2016 and indulge in a truly manly afternoon complete with a mini Craft Beer tasting. At R275 per person the testosterone-fuelled High Tea buffet will offer delicious eats fit for a king. From 10:00 – 16:00 gents may tuck into Mini Boerie Rolls, Biltong Scones and a variety of cheeses from the cheese board, as well as a tempting sandwich selection of Roast beef with horseradish, Salmon with dill cream cheese, and Chicken mayo with avocado. Sandwich favourites Egg mayo and Cheese and tomato will also make an appearance. Gents with a sweet tooth will be pleased to hear that Chef Nathan’s Bar One macaroons will be another highlight, served with a variety of many other sweet delights. A colourful fruit salad meanwhile serves to counterbalance the indulgent fare of the day, washed down with a selection of the finest teas and coffees.

Click here for more information on the event. To book your spot now email

Enjoy Father’s Day Lunch at the Square Restaurant (Cape Town)

On 19 June 2016 The Vineyard Hotel’s the Square Restaurant will be hosting a lunch fit for a king at R375 per person. Take Dad for a leisurely stroll around the extensive gardens, and see if you can meet one of their resident giant tortoises, before heading to the restaurant. This year’s specially designed Father’s Day menu has been created with dad’s favourites in mind and starts with a choice of Thai Steamed Mussels with lemongrass and saffron poached sweet potato, or the Cantonese Steamed Pork Buns, with cucumber spaghetti and preserved ginger dressing. The main course will offer a choice between the Grilled Rib Eye Steak with basil pesto and parsley crust, served with hand cut fries, or the Malay Spiced Kingklip with a delicious array of perfectly prepared vegetables. Dessert will be a delicious Baked Sticky Toffee Pudding with frozen yoghurt, or Dark Chocolate with raspberry ripple ice cream.

Click here for more information on the event and to book your spot email

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Enjoy Hearty Stellenbosch Hospitality at Oude Werf this Father’s Day (Cape Town)

Oude Werf

Whisk dad off for a day in historic Stellenbosch this Father’s Day! Start your day at Oude Werf, with a special Father’s Day brunch at R155 per person including tea, coffee and juice. The menu kicks off with a starter of freshly made Crumpets, with rosewater infused rhubarb compote, or a Chorizo and Egg Tartlet with spring onion and crème fraiche. Guests will then move on to a main course choice of Grilled Karan Beef Fillet with fried egg and skinny garlic fries, or the mouth-watering Smoked Franschhoek Salmon Trout frittata with asparagus and toasted ciabatta. Dessert is, of course, the famed Oude Werf Baked Cheesecake with vanilla infused berry compote and Chantilly cream.

Click here to see the full menu for the day and to book please email

Treat Dad to Lunch and a Cognac & Brandy Tasting at Maropeng! (Joburg)

Celebrate Father’s Day at Maropeng with an indulgent and decadent lunch paired with a cognac and brandy tasting. Taking place on Sunday 19 June at R250 per person the lunch will kick off Sea Salt Cured King Prawn paired with BISQUIT V.S cognac while mains will see guests enjoy Rack of Lamb paired with BISQUIT VSOP. For dessert there’s a Frozen Cognac Chocolate Mousse paired with RICHLEU 10 y/o. If your dad is a cognac and brandy connoisseur then this is the ideal treat for him and the family this Father’s Day!

Click here for more information on the event and for bookings email

Enjoy a Relaxed Father’s Day Lunch at the Hilton Sandton (Joburg)


This Father’s Day treat your dad to a laid back lunch at the Hilton’s Tradewinds Restaurant. With stunning garden views the restaurant is a great place to spend some quality family time with the ones you love. On Sunday 19 June the restaurant is offering a fantastic range of specials to celebrate the most important man in your life – and the best bit? They’re all paired with a delicious craft beer! Tuck into the Burger and Beer special (200g organic beef burger, mozzarella cheese, tomato compote and fries paired with Jack Black Brewers Lager/Soweto Gold Superior) at R125, Steak and Beer special (300g organic beef sirloin with teriyaki, pepper or mushroom sauce
paired with Darling Brew’s Native Ale ‘The Roan’/Jack Black Butchers Block) at R210, Pizza and Beer special (a ‘Sandton’ pizza paired with Darling Brew’s Silverback ‘The Honey Badger’/Jack Black Skeleton Coast India Pale Ale) at R140, or the Durban Lamb Curry and Beer special (with roti, raita paired with Darling Brew’s Bone crusher ‘The Spotted Hyena’/Jack Black Lumberjack Amber Ale) at R140.

Click here for more information and to book email

Join SilvaSale for Lunch at The Wanderers Club this Father’s Day! (Joburg)

Head to The Wanderers Club this Father’s Day for special 3-course lunch event hosted by SilvaSale. The delicious lunch menu will start with a Mediterranean platter served with freshly baked focaccias followed by a choice of Beef Ribeye, a Seafood Platter or a Whole Portuguese Baby Chicken for mains and Frozen Yoghurt Ice-cream topped with fresh fruit coulis for dessert. At just R275 per adult and R138 for children under 12 this is the perfect Father’s Day outing for the whole family!

Click here for more information on the event. Booking is essential.

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