In 2021, we'll still be celebrating Father's Day a little differently. So, until Dad feels comfortable going out and enjoying himself, these experience gifts will give him something amazing to look forward. We went in search of a few awesome experience gift ideas for every kind of dad. These vouchers are valid for up to three years depending on where you purchase from, so there's no rush to use these experiences (especially during the pandemic).
Please note: Experience gift prices are subject to change at any given time. These product prices were correct at the time of writing (May 2021).
For Dads Who Love Cars
BMW Off-Road Experience
Is Dad a huge BMW fan? Does he love the thrill of off-road driving in the great outdoors? Then head over to Celestial Gifts and purchase the BMW Off-Road Experience. He will definitely get a good thrill out of this exciting adventure at the BMW X Lifestyle Park in Waterfall, Midrand.
Let Dad test the X-series BMW's abilities on a controlled 1.3 km off-road track under the watchful eye of seasoned instructors. The experience costs R3 549* and the e-voucher is instantly sent to your desired email address upon payment. Click here to find out more about this thrilling experience.
BMW Defensive Driving Course
Sure, Dad is a great driver. He has been doing it for many years. Longer than you've been alive. But why not sharpen his driving skills and reflexes with an adrenaline packed BMW Defensive Driving Course? Not only is this experience an exciting training program which expands driving knowledge and teaches how to keep your vehicle superbly under control in a variety of situations, but it's also loads of fun!
This course takes place at Zwartkops Raceway over a six week period, after which Dad will be presented with a certificate once passed. Click here to get this experience gift voucher at R2 100*.
Supercar Driving Experience
Perhaps Dad would love to experience what it feels like to drive an Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 430, Nissan GTR or Porsche GT3? Get him a Supercar Driving Experience and let him take his pick from a fleet of amazing supercars. Once he is inside the car, the instructor will talk him through the controls as well as track etiquette. Once that's all covered, he can start the engine and drive three laps around the track. That's plenty of time to get a feel for the car, feel the power at the pedal and appreciate the superb handling and plush interior.
You can get this experience from Experience Days for R2 999*.
For Dads Who Like Adventure
Zip Lining Adventure
There is only one way to get the best views of the Muningi Gorge, and that's by going on a breathtaking zipline adventure! This two-hour thrilling experience covers four slices crossing over the gorge, giving Dad the chance to get the best views imaginable while also getting that adrenaline pumping! And to ensure his utmost safety while he flies through the sky 75m above the ground, professional guides lead the way.
Click here and get this exciting experience for R720 per person*. Why not make it a great family outing for all to enjoy and experience with Dad?
Quad Biking Experience
Does Dad love nature and getting outdoors? Then why not plan an exciting two-hour quad biking trek through the bushveld? Don't forget to keep an eye out for all the local wildlife, which includes zebra, kudu, wildebeest and more. Also, don't forget the camera and sunscreen! Dad (and yourself if you want to make it a fun day out with him) will cover about 25km of game farm during his experience, led by professional instructors and guides.
Sounds like something your dad would love? Click here and buy this experience gift for R900 per person*.
Archery Experience For Two
Spend some quality time with Dad while trying your hand at archery. This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new and get a little competitive with the old man. For one full hour, you and Dad will learn how to recurve bows, all taught and shown to you by the professional instructors. They'll also let you in on a few secrets and tips to hit the target every time.
Click here to get this one-hour archery experience with Dad for R500 per duo*.
A Few More Ideas For Good Measure
T6 Harvard At Swartkop
This is definitely considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience that Dad will never forget, especially if he is a big history fan. Treat Dad to a 30-minute flight in a classic, American WW2 advanced trainer over Johannesburg. Taking off from Swartkop, take to the skies in a T6 Harvard and see the world as the World War II aviators did.
With this gift voucher, keep in mind that all flights are subject to ideal weather and the availability of pilots and aircraft. Please inquire before purchase to avoid disappointment. Click here to purchase this experience.
The Ultimate Grooming Experience At Hines & Harley
Send Dad off for a relaxing pamper session at Hines & Harley with their range of treatments developed especially for men. He'll spend his grooming experience sipping on a complimentary whiskey or cold-drip coffee while enjoying a selection of treatments for his hair, beard, face, hands and feet. This Full House package includes a facial, a shave, haircut, a man-icure and a sports pedicure.
This experience gift will cost R1 799 per person* and can be redeemed at Hines & Harley in Parktown North once the lockdown restrictions ease off. Click here to get your gift voucher now.