For an easy online order and delivery we love the cakes, mini-cakes and cupcakes from Belle's Patisserie. New on the block is Coco Safar at The Zone in Rosebank,a luxury café and bakery brand from the shores of Cape Town. You'll find decadent white chocolate and pistachio croissants for breakfast or splurge on their couture gift boxes of pastry creations for extra enjoyment. For more suggestions, click here.
Delightful sweet treats
Everyone likes to be pampered and thankfully Joburg has a great range of spas. Check out our guide to Joburg day spas for more here.
Joburg has the distinction of being one of the world’s largest human-made forests with an estimated 10 million trees, and at this time of year Joburg's parks are particularly beautiful with the vast urban forest ablaze in autumnal colours. Pick your favourite park, find a spot in the sun on the lawns and enjoy a lazy afternoon picnic on Mother's Day. Here’s our pick of Joburg’ most beautiful parks.
Go green with house plant or bespoke flower arrangements
Order beautiful bunches and gift sets from Petal and Post at 44 Stanley or buy a house plant that just keeps giving from JFF Plant Shop.
For other ideas we love this gift guide from 44 Stanley.
Special events around town
Sat, May 13 – Pull up your folding chairs and celebrate in a doek and jeans at the Molobane Lodge in Soweto with a line-up of interesting musicians to set the mood.
Sat, May 13 – Celebrate with a good cause at a fundraising breakfast for the children of Abraham Kriel Bambanani at The Garden Venue in Randburg.
Sun, May 14 – Treat the mother figure in your life to a luxurious Mother's Day experience at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, with a delightful buffet lunch, live entertainment and welcome drinks, plus an exclusive gin experience you won’t forget.
Sun, May 14 – Join Tamara Dey and her Jazz Trio for a Carvery Lunch at Rand Club
Sun, May 14 – uMama is a musical celebration at Nirox Sculpture Park
Sun, May 14 – Head to The Bioscope for a special Mother's Day screening of the 1990' classic Mermaids.
Sun, May 14 – Taste luxury with lunch at Olives & Plates across Joburg.
Sun, May 14 – Get your money's worth at scrumptious buffet lunch at The Troyeville.
Sun, May 14 – Travel from Milan to Madrid with a Halaal Mother's Day lunch at Jasmine Fusion.
Sun, May 14 – Enjoy a delicious "seven colours" Sunday lunch at Radisson RED Rosebank, with dessert and plenty of drinks to keep the day sweet, all set to the soundtrack of live entertainment.
And if celebrating on another day is more your jam, keep an eye out on our weekly events guide.