gift ideas, specials and promotions for father’s day

First up is a mixed case of craft brews from The League of Beers: 12 amazingly good beers PLUS the African Brew book, which tells the story of South African beers. From the book description on LOB’s website:

Join a pint-studded journey through seven provinces to meet the brewers, taste their beers and learn exactly what goes into that beverage you wouldn’t dream of braaiing without. There is also a section that covers up-and-coming breweries. Delve deeper into food and beer pairing with delectable recipes from top South African chefs, each dish paired with a local lager or ale.

If you order and pay by 1pm today, your gift will arrive in time for Father’s Day. Go here to order.

Alternatively, get dad a monthly subscription to the beer of the month club, a monthly mixed case of hand picked craft beers from around the world. The gift that keeps on giving, and perfect for sharing! See here for details.

And finally, if you’d like to put your own mixed case together, we recommend popping into Roeland Liquors for Cape Town’s best and most comprehensive craft beer selection.

If the father figure in your life is more of a coffee guy, Tribe Coffee is the solution. Choose one of South Africa’s finest 250g origin blends and combine it with the ultimate Aeropress. You will find more details here or pop into the Café and Roastery at the Woodstock Foundry.

Benedikt Books, also at Woodstock Foundry, has a fantastic selection of Taschen titles and international mags. For Father’s Day, we love Frans Lanting’s Okavango, described as “an unparalleled collection of photographs depicting an epic world of wilderness and wildlife…”

Botswana, many say, represents the last of Old Africa. And in the heart of this arid land lies a place as inspiring and as incongruous as the snow-capped summit of Kilimanjaro rising on the equator: that is the Okavango, one of the greatest wetlands on earth, whose very existence in the middle of a desert is nothing short of miraculous.” —Frans Lanting, 1993

You can read more about Okavango and see more of Lanting’s stunning images at the Taschen website

Another favourite is Sebastião Salgado’s GENESIS. Taschen says of this magnificent book:

What does one discover in GENESIS? The animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the Antarctic and South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; African lions, leopards, and elephants; the isolated Zo’é tribe deep in the Amazon jungle; the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua; nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan; Nenet nomads and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle; Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra; the icebergs of the Antarctic; the volcanoes of Central Africa and the Kamchatka Peninsula; Saharan deserts; the Negro and Juruá rivers in the Amazon; the ravines of the Grand Canyon; the glaciers of Alaska… and beyond.

“In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado

Find out more at the Taschen website

Both books available at Benedikt. Find them on Facebook

Let’s face it, most of the time we take our dads for granted. They are there for us when we need them. They are there for us even when we think we don’t need them. But dads, too, need some pampering. Especially in an environment like Glasshouse, where he can enjoy one of their amazing treatments while catching up on the news, enjoying a fine whisky, a cold beer or hot cappuccino.

Their Father’s Day Package consists of an incredible two and a half hours of indulgence with the new Urth for Men Facial, a Gel Spa Pedicure and a Back Massage with Hot Chocolate mask. But if that’s not dad’s style there are plenty of June specials to choose from; info here.

Gourmet Boerie has two tasty, tasty options for Father’s Day: any Gourmet Boerie Roll + Chips + a 330ml SAB Beerie for just R65, or go for the Beef & Beer Potjie, served with seasonal veg and your choice of brown rice or whole wheat grain, for R75. Details here

It’s not often one can say “I got baked with dad.” (At least, we assume so.) But Father’s Day is your opportunity to do so. Take a scenic drive out to Bakoven and enjoy Baked Bistro’s Father’s Day Special of delicious Rosemary and Garlic lamb shank served with creamy mashed potatoes and a coriander pesto, and dessert of Malva pudding with a cardamom custard for just R150, which includes a bottle of red wine for table bookings. Details here and booking is essential.

To all fathers, fathers-in-law, fathers-to-be and father figures: have a good one!

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