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Treat mom with a trip on the red bus AND a massage this Mother’s Day!

  • 04 May 2017 | Carla de Klerk

Looking to spoil mom? This Mother’s Day, mothers travelling on the red bus can see the sights while having a free massage en route!

On 14 May, we’re partnering with the International Academy of Health and Skin Care to make sure all moms on board the red bus have an extra-special Mother’s Day in Cape Town.

Top stops for mom:

Indulge in a luxurious high tea at the Mount Nelson (stop 15)

The iconic pink exterior and white arches of the Mount Nelson Hotel at the foot of Table Mountain set an elegant tone from the moment you enter. Be transported to a bygone era of high luxury, taking in the decor conjuring up the pages of a Jane Austen novel and a cake table that would have done Marie Antoinette proud.

Price: R225 per person for morning tea; R295 per person for afternoon and evening tea.

Bring on the bling at Jewel Africa (stop 6)

Jewel Africa specialises in fine handmade jewellery and mom can have a custom or personalised piece made on site to be collected within a day. A master diamond cutter will share a wealth of knowledge, while Jewel Africa’s master crafters guide visitors through a diamond cutting and polishing tour and teach them how to choose and buy the right diamond. Another highlight is witnessing the pouring of a nine-carat gold bar.

Price: Entry is free.

Splurge on award-winning wines and picnics at Groot Constantia (stop 25)


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Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate and one of the area’s most magnificent wine farms. Enjoy a lazy picnic under ancient oak trees, visit the museum or taste the wine that has inspired writers and emperors from Charles Dickens and Jane Austen to Napoleon!

Price: Museum entrance is R30 for adults and R15 for students and pensioners. Cellar tours cost from R50 to R160 (including the tour, wine tasting and a chocolate pairing). Kids under 18 can enjoy the tour and a juice tasting for R25.

Sip a sunset cocktail in Camps Bay (stop 8)


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Known for its pristine white beach framed by palm trees and and lined with trendy restaurants, the Camps Bay strip is the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a cocktail in hand. Arrive in the afternoon to have some fun on the beautiful beach beforehand – just don’t forget your sun hat at home!

Price: Entry to the beach is free.

How to hop on this Mother’s Day:

Make this Mother’s Day unforgettable by buying one-day tickets for the whole family. The massage therapy team from the International Academy of Health and Skin Care will give mom the royal treatment between stops. 

Tickets cost R190 per adult (R170 if you buy online); kids between five and 17 pay R90 and youngsters under five ride for free! Be sure to also make use of our 3-for-1 Kids’ Special. This entitles a maximum of two children under 18 to ride for free with every one-day adult bus ticket bought on weekends, public and school holidays.