Father’s Day options in and around Gauteng are plentiful, and for those wishing to spoil dear dad, choices include fabulous food at Clico Restaurant in Rosebank, award-winning spa, dine and overnight options at Valley Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg, and a family-friendly 5-star safari at Tau Game Lodge in the glorious Madikwe Reserve…
Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve offers:
Tau Father’s Day – and Winter – package starting from R2,950 per person sharing per night. Book a 3rdnight and get the following spa treatment free, valued at R350 per person: a complimentary Back and Neck OR relaxing Foot Massage (30 minutes) per adult – direct bookings only.
All packages include:
Accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day for adults and children aged 6-11 years; a Tau USB memory stick to store your photographic memories.
Rates Exclude: park entrance fees of R170 per person, bed levy of R10 per person per night, return flights to Madikwe, airport taxes and airstrip fees (R60 per person landing), all items ordered from the bar, mini-bar, telephone and internet usage, laundry, gratuities, curios, etc.
Tau is a popular romantic as well as family-friendly destination. The 5-star lodge’s delicious comfort food, personalized service, luxe-safari accommodation overlooking a large waterhole, and superb game drives result in local as well as international guests returning regularly to savour a memorable safari.
Valley Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg offers:
Valley Lodge & Spa Father’s Day package: 1 night stay with dinner, bed, breakfast and a bottle of merlot – valid for 17-19 June 2016 only:
Standard rooms: R3220.00 per couple;
Luxury rooms: R3450.00 per couple;
Superior rooms: R3675.00 per couple.
Children’s Rate Luxury Room only:
No charge for children 0-06 years of age.
R1070.00 per child per night 07-12 years of age;
Adult Single rate for children 13 years and up.
Chef Wayne Walkinshaw and his team will again create delectable dining choices to spoil Dad.
Savour some quality time in the magnificent Spa, take in the sublime hydro facilities, quaff your favourite tipple in one of the convivial bars, stroll along the private banks of the Magalies River meandering through this magical garden property, and cosy up in front of several log fires at the award-winning lodge.
Clico Restaurant in Rosebank offers:
Three-course lunch @ R295 per person – a craft beer for Dad and more to order – as well as optional wine pairing @ R45 per course, menu choices ranging from:
Cockles and mussels in white wine with fresh herbs, garlic bread; smoked ham and pea soup with eisbein, yoghurt panna cotta, beans and peas; warm winter salad with assorted winter root vegetables, wild mushrooms, goats cheese, seeds and grains; slow braised beef shortrib with chocolate stout, crushed potatoes, seasonal veg and gremolata; chicken ballontine with soft herbed polenta, roast baby onion, buttered leek, wild mushrooms and roast chicken jus; linefish, comprises poached fish, mélange of green veg, grain salad, pea and lemon puree; rhubarb crumble with vanilla custard and buttermilk ice cream; dark chocolate and date slice with espresso ice cream.
Father’s Day Children’s menu (up to 12-years old) @ R115 per child:
Mini burgers, chicken or beef, served with chips and salad
OR Fish and Chips;
Dessert: Chocolate brownies with cream or ice cream
OR Trio of ice cream with chocolate sauce
Dietary requirements and banting are catered for by prior arrangement – please remind your waiter on arrival. Reservations essential to avoid disappointment.
Clico Restaurant is open to the public 7 days a week, conveniently offering access from Jellicoe Road – 27 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank – Clico Boutique Hotel.