Father’s Day gifting: Your dad needs to be spoiled too!


Dads are, more often than not, the little recognised director in the family movie that features the famous stars of Mom and the children. They are generally the silent partner in the business of running a family and are often the unsung hero in the drama of making a home. However, this does not mean that dads are not important or love their families less.

As a dad myself, I know that my best moments are when I am within arm’s reach of my children and when they are laughing and happy. As a son, I know the great lengths to which my father went to give me good memories.

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to shout your dad praises and make him feel appreciated. We spoke to a few people around town, who can help you reward your dad for his love and devotion.


Lex Mitchell, brewer at Bridge Street Brewery, says; “We are situated on the banks of the Baakens River and were recently voted one of the top six spots in Port Elizabeth for Sunday lunch. Bring your dad and experience our alfresco dining, laid back Sunday live music our excellent food. For the dads that are beer aficionados, you can enjoy our three artisanal beers brewed on premises. Don’t forget the ciders! What more could you want on Father’s Day?”  Contact: 041 581 0361.



Strand Hardware, situated in Govan Mbeki Avenue, has the daily mission to provide its customers with product and service standards of the highest level. Candra Neilson, Marketing and Brand Manager, says; “We strive to ensure that our ever growing business will continue to host the atmosphere of a small family business, through personalised, efficient, face to face service from our highly knowledgeable staff. Strand Hardware specialises in power tools, ranging from small DIY to larger woodworking machines. Pop in and let us help you choose a to-‘tool’-y remarkable father’s day gift!” Contact: 041 585 6996.



Cem Kumral, the owner of Koffylaagte Game Lodge says; “We have upgraded our offering, by popular demand, just in time for Father’s Day and school holidays! We have converted two of our luxury safari tents to accommodate families of four. You can now enjoy the luxury safari tent with your family! Normally, a one night stay that includes all meals, a guided horseback safari or a guided safari walk, for two adults and two kids under twelve costs R4500 per night. In the month of June, dads can have R1000 off and so this package is offered at R3500 and we’ll throw in a free game drive! Overall savings of R2000! So all comes to R875pppn, all meals and activities included for a family of 4 and that is a bargain of note for Father’s Day!!! Contact: 073 457 3733.



Blue Waters Café, situated on the PE beachfront, is the perfect venue to spoil your dad on Father’s Day. Bartho de Vries, the owner, says; “We know what dads like and our menu offers A+ grade steaks and the freshest fish that will tantalize any dad’s taste-buds! We also have awesome Sushi and this is a must for a starter for the table. When your dad sees our selection of desserts, which includes Lindt Chocolate Brownies, Lindt Chocolate Mousse, Irish Coffees and Don Pedro’s, he’ll be the happiest dad in PE!” Contact: 041 583 4408.


Candice Hunter, the new owner of The Body Specialists says; “This Father’s Day, we think dads need to be pampered too. We are offering dads a snapshot into their health with the Neogenesis live blood analysis checking a variety of aspects on how their body is working followed by a relaxing deep tissue-bellabacci massage valued R700 all for R550.”  Contact: 041 363 8282.


News Café at The Boardwalk welcomes all dads for a special Father’s Day Breakfast - with a complimentary shooter of the new Klipdrift Black Gold. Sandy Zoetmulder, the operational owner at News Café says; “We are well-known for our scrumptious ‘All Day breakfasts’. All dads will receive an entry card to stand a chance of winning a Klipdrift Father’s Day Hamper including a bottle of 750ml Klipdrift Premium, glasses, T-Shirt, peak cap and other memorabilia valued at over R500.” Contact: 041 583 6660.


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