Digging Deeper into Mother’s Day

02 May 2023

— by Lisa K Hill —

Mother’s Day can be seen as an expedition back in time. An archeological and archetypal celebration of our one common ancestor known as ‘Mitochondrial Eve, she is everyone’s mother. So, humanity indeed has collective gratitude for her. Dads, husbands, and children have a perfect opportunity here to show Mom just how much they love and appreciate her.

Why not celebrate her life and your recognition of her unconditional love for you. Our beautiful boutique hotels love celebrations and are offering spectacular dining experiences at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa, Constantia, and The Marine, Hermanus.

Let us start with The Marine. You do not need to be a lover of all things British to enjoy the traditional quintessential roast beef and Yorkshire pudding Mother’s Day lunch at R325 per person.  It is the perfect treat for Mom and the whole family. The best part of this particular dish (for those who have tried, perhaps unsuccessfully, to make the perfect Yorkshire pudding) is that it is prepared to perfection and Mom does not have to do anything but enjoy it. The desserts this year add some heart-warming pizzaz to the celebration. Who has ever turned down a chocolate eclair or is not curious to try crème brûlée ice cream? Our guests return because of these timeless and exquisite menus, and because the autumn atmosphere in Hermanus transcends description with its fathomless coastal views. – Once Experienced, Never Forgotten.

What if you want that memory closer to the Mother City? Our Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa has pulled out all the stops this year offering High Tea at R425 per person, as well as Mother’s Day lunch at R645 per person, with the subtle theme of flowers, celebrating our beautiful award winning gardens.  

Petals of perfectly placed flowers enhance every treat for tea-time and all three courses of an untraditionally traditional lunch. Here we have combined the continuum of celebrating the special day and the exoticism of our finest South African dishes with a twist of the East. Combinations of duck and lavender, shredded lamb and minted tzatziki, grilled cauliflower with African red pepper pesto will no doubt deliver some “wow” moments.

We look forward to have you celebrate MOM with us.


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