What To Do On Father’s Day

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Spoil Your Super Dad and do something with your dad which both of you would love. Here is a list of places and prices of where to go and what to do in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town this Father’s Day.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Super Dad! Some superheroes don’t have capes. You might have seen them, roaming the Earth with their tool belts strapped to their waists, Popular Mechanics magazines in hand, and fishing rods at the ready.

We affectionately call these heroes,“Dad”.

It’s that time of year again: time to spoil your superhero dad. So we have compiled a list of some great things to get up to with the family this Father’s Day. Here are our top things to do in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town this Father’s Day:

Father’s Day in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

Is your family in need of some fresh air and sun before winter truly sets in? It’s time for some good old fashioned fun at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. Grab your ball, bikes and a picnic lunch, and take dad for an exciting exploration through the 81-hectares of stunning gardens.You can even pack in your fishing rods and try your luck for some carp or barber in the nearby streams.

This makes for a fantastic, family-focused day out. The best news of all? Entrance is absolutely FREE.

For more info visit: www.jhbcityparks.com.

Compu-Kart Raceway

Here is one activity we know you’re going to love:Go Karting!

Love a little competition? Embrace the adrenaline as you race your family to the finish line. Enjoy the wind through your hair as you skid around corners at lightning speed. Or simply cruise at the back and enjoy the drive. Whatever your pace, it’s sure to make for some awesome Father’s Day fun.So brace yourselves for some healthy family competition.

Price is R80 – R250. Book at 086 1465278 or email compu-kart@worldonline.co.za.

Johannesburg Zoo

Here’s an oldie, but a goody: get wild this Father’s Day and head to the Johannesburg Zoo.

The zoo cares for over 320 different species of animals on its large, leafy estate. Monkey it up with their big gorilla,or keep it mellow with the antelopes. Take a visit to the farm yard while you’re there. Pet some friendly farm animals like Nguni the sheep and the lovable Shetland pony. The little ones will love this!

R75 per adults and R46 for children. Tel: 011 646 2000.

Father’s Day in Durban

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Looking for a little adventure this Father’s Day? Moses Mabhida Stadium has got dad covered for the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Send your dad to new heights with the sky adventure walk or the sky cable car that takes you all around the stadium. For the truly brave, take the leap and do the big rush swing, right across centre of the stadium. For a more relaxed day, check out the four all-ages jungle gyms,or try out a Segway gliding tour.

Book at 031 582 8242 or email nduduzon@mmsdurban.co.za.

Bike and Bean

Does your dad love coffee and enjoy cycling? This one’s for him.

At Bike and Bean,you and the family can hire bicycles and enjoy a fun bike ride along the promenade. Or, if you’re feeling daring, you could hire roller blades, skateboards or tandem bikes. There’s something for everyone. After getting the heart pumping, return to Bike and Bean for a scrumptious lunch and flavour some Origin African coffee.

Tel: 082 773 6870 or visit www.bikebeandurban.com.

Umgeni Steam Railway

Is your dad a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine?

Take dad to relive his childhood memories on an authentic steam train. The journey takes riders right along the edge of the beautiful Valley of 1000 Hills, which has some of the most breath-taking views in all of KwaZulu-Natal. Trips are on the first and last Sunday of every month and seats fill up fast.So be sure to book now for the ride of a lifetime.

R200 per adult and R140 per child. Tel: 082 353 6003.

Father’s Day in Cape Town

Does the idea of a beautiful ocean view, sand between your toes and great food sound perfect?

Yes, we thought you’d like that.The Father’s Day Men’s Market at Shimmy Beach Club is definitely one to experience. This market boasts amazing product and food stalls all right up dad’s alley. Here dad can enjoy Jameson Whiskey tasting, men’s fragrances, cars and motorbike displays and more.

Tel: 021 200 7778 or email info@shimmybeachclub.co.za.

Springbok Rugby Museum

We don’t know any men who don’t enjoy a touch of Rugby, which is why we thought the Springbok Rugby Museum would be a total winner.

This modern, interactive museum will definitely make dad feel like a kid again as he stares up at memorabilia of his childhood rugby heroes. The museum is at the V&A Waterfront, which is great for a spot of lunch and a stroll around the harbour. A perfect day indeed.

R65 per adults, R40 for scholars and families of four pay a total of R180.Tel: 021 418 4741or email springbokexperience@sarugby.co.za.

Saints at Eden on the Bay

Spoil your dad with the things that we know all men love: burgers and beer.

You just can’t lose with Saints at Eden on the Bay. Their burgers are massive and definitely top-quality. Every taste bud in your mouth is sure to be tantalized – and that’s before you’ve enjoyed one of their 40+ craft beers on tap. Eat, relax and just soak up the amazing view of the bay and Table Mountain. Sounds like a plan if you ask us!

Tel: 021 554 9709 or email rock@saintsburgerjoint.co.za.


And you thought Father’s Day was going to be Mission Impossible 6 to organise. Wrong!

Now go on and treat dad for being your favourite real life Superman.

Article by Kelly Bognar, Shift ONE





2 responses to “What To Do On Father’s Day”

  1. Vanessa Christiane Avatar
    Vanessa Christiane

    Thanks for sharing all of the what to do’s!????

    1. Trish Avatar

      It is such a pleasure. Have a lovely weekend.

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