The most beautiful rose called Mother

A Mother is a special person; she carried us in her womb for 9 months. She goes by many names; goga, mommy, moeder, nana… She raised us, taught us morals, values, loved us at our weakest, cared for us when we were ill, sacrificed so much whenever we needed her.

We dedicate one day a year to make her feel special and loved. How will you be showing your appreciation to your mother and mentor this Mother’s day on Sunday 8 May?


Mother's day 8 May


1. Pamper her

Let her unwind for a few hours with a Kalahari Spa package at Emoya Spa that includes a Kalahari facial, pedicure with paraffin dip, back and neck massage, foot treatment with glass of sherry and a light lunch while overlooking the bushveld. R800 pp

Contact Emoya Spa Tel: 051 436 8471 option 3 or email for bookings and reservations.

Custom treatment packages and vouchers also available. Emoya Spa is situated on Emoya Estate private game reserve, 7 Frans Kleynhans Road, Groenvlei, Bloemfontein.


2. Take a family outing

Have a picnic on the luscious lawns or go hiking at the Oliewenhuis art museum where you can also view exhibits.

Tel: +27 51 447 9609 Email: Address: 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein, Free State


3. Get crafty

Let the kids help in this project and make a family collage using the kids’ drawings, artworks and family photos. Here with 50 other Mother’s Day Crafts that she will treasure.


 4.  Historic Memorial

Visit the Anglo-boer war women’s memorial museum and lay flowers at Emily Hobhouse’s grave who took on a motherly role to so many during the war.

Tel: 051 447 0079 Address: Monument Rd, Bloemfontein, 9301


5. Go on a safari

You don’t need to go far or even out of town to experience a wild life safari adventure. Book a game drive for the family at Emoya Estate, just past Woodlands, and encounter over 30 species of wildlife including White Rhino, Giraffes, warthog, sable, springbuck and more.

Contact Emoya Estate Tel: 051 436 8471 option 1 or email

  • Game drives on the estate is ± one hour and costs R180pp (minimum 2 people).
  • Game drive & Cheetah Experience ± 2 hours and costs R280pp.


 6.  Mom’s day off

Give your mom a day off from household chores and get dad and your siblings to help. Bet you will have a new found respect afterwards for everything a stay at home mom does. See also 10  ways to give mom the day off


 7. Breakfast (maybe not in bed)

If you don’t want to wake your mother up to the smashing of pans, burnt toast and a messy kitchen, take her out for breakfast.

59 Plenty offers a wonderful breakfast buffet at R250pp. For bookings contact 0826267606 / 051 444 1683


 8. Turn back the clock

You might not be able to literally turn back the hands of time, but you can treat her to a Collagen Reconstruct treatment at Placecol skin care specialists for around R500.00

Tel: 051 430 1789 Address: Victorian Square, 2nd Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein, Website: http://www.placecol.comPre-bookings required. Vouchers available.


 9. Surprise her

Surprise her with a hamper or bunch of flowers delivered to her work or home. Sindy’s treats has a lovely hamper with sweet treats for R280 including delivery in town.

Tel: 071 554 4027 or Email:

Marelise Floral for handpicked beautiful flower bouquets. Tel: 082 777 7699


 10. Take her to lunch

Nothing beats mom’s homemade cooking. So leave it up to the professionals to cook up a storm. Bonus, you don’t need to worry about dirty dishes.

Emoya Estate is offering a 3 course buffet lunch at R250 per adult, kinds under 12yrs R100 and toddlers under 7years R50

Tel: 051 436 8471 option 1 or email


I hope I’ve left you with enough ideas to help you spoil your mom this weekend!

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