Spoilt for choice this Mother’s Day
They say home is where the heart is and for many of us, it’s not a place, but a person. She cheered you on at the school gala, taught you how to tie your shoelaces and probably packed your favourite sarmies and a few lunch-time treats.
For all the super moms out there, one day of appreciation a year seems to pale in comparison to the lifetime commitment they took on by bringing us into the world. So, surprise her this Mother’s Day with the trip of a lifetime, and one she doesn’t necessarily have to spend taking care of you.
Whether she’s feeling cherished in Bali or pampered in Zanzibar, show your Mom a little love and whisk her away somewhere fabulous this year.
Show your appreciation this Mother’s Day with our top picks for Mom.
Cape Town cuddles
Head to the Cape Winelands and stay at the beautiful Spier Hotel from only R3,890 per person sharing including return flights from Johannesburg, two days’ car hire, bed and breakfast accommodation and taxes.
Queen for a day: Visit Babylonstoren and take a stroll through its beautiful gardens followed by lunch in the Greenhouse tucked between dozens of old oak trees. The 3,5-hectare gardens were inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, which supplied sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company with fresh vegetables and fruit on their journeys between Europe and Asia.
Pampered in Paris
Four nights in Paris, including a secret shopping tour? Where do I sign up? Visit the City of Lights, including return flights, taxes, airport transfers, accommodation with breakfast and an included sightseeing tour from only R14,760 per person.
Queen for a day: Tap your inner Coco Chanel and embark on a walking tour that delves into the life of this famous French fashionista. Your tour will begin at Chanel’s iconic French café after which you’ll retrace the steps and important milestones in her life from her first millinery shop to her preferred place to dine.
Dream of Zanzibar
Combine the ultimate beach break with the zesty scents of the spice island. It’s five-star all the way for Mom on this seven-day Zanzibar sojourn from R19,990 per person, including bed and breakfast accommodation, dinner daily, free WiFi, flights, taxes and return airport transfers.
Queen for a day: The gift of 16th century Portuguese traders to Zanzibar was its spice heritage, which you can explore on a walking tour of a shamba (spice farm). Here you will see how spices and herbs are grown and uses, as well as smell, taste and feel the produce first-hand, from lemongrass to vanilla, turmeric to cardamom.
Like what you see? Why not spoil mom this Mother’s Day and take her somewhere special - book these trips and plenty more by calling your nearest Flight Centre store today.