Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton 

Round off the year at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton’s Vivace restaurant. You and your partner can ring in the New Year while indulging in a scrumptious five-course dinner, which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival at R725 per person*. There will be live entertainment on the evening and the menu is available on request if you're interested in taking a look at what will be served on the night. To make your reservation, email [email protected] or call 011 245 8000. Space is limited so make sure you book well in advance!

Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

It's time to reminisce and celebrate on the year that's passed and look forward to new begins in 2021. And there's no better place to dine your way into the New Year than at the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. They have an exciting New Year's Eve Celebration you don't want to miss. Dance and dine the night away at Chiefs Boma on for only R650 per person* or R1 300 per couple*. The evening will include a dinner buffet with all the trimmings, live entertainment by Triple Treasure, bubbly at midnight, as well as loads of fun prizes to be won. They also have a stay over package for those looking to fully celebrate the arrival of 2021 without having to drive home after one too many glasses of bubbly. Click here for more information.

Chicago's Piano Bar New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball 

This event is a dine and dance extravaganza! Join Chicago's Piano Bar for an exciting New Year celebration, their NYE Masquerade Ball. Celebrate 2020 and welcome 2021 with plenty of Disco Night Fever and everything that glitters and rocks. Before you make your way onto the dancefloor to party your way into 2021, you can enjoy either a one or three course meal. Visit their Facebook event page to see what's on the menu. Do keep in mind that tables and tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to book your spot and pay before 25 November 2020 to ensure you have a reservation on the evening.

Glenburn Lodge & Spa

It's time to say goodbye to 2020, and hello to 2021! So why not celebrate new beginnings and the end of another year in true cowboy style at Glenburn Lodge & Spa with their Dinner Dance package? From R1 210 per person sharing, guests will enjoy a comfortable one night's stay, a fun dinner and dance to ring in the New Year, as well as a champagne breakfast the next morning. Space is limited, so contact Glenburn Lodge & Spa on 011 668 1600 or [email protected] to book ASAP! This offer is only valid for 31 December 2020.

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Bakubung Bush Lodge

Will you be out in Pilanesberg this New Year's Eve? Looking to celebrate with family and friends while dining on delicious cuisine? then be sure to book your table at the Marula Grill Restaurant at Bakubung Bush Lodge, located in the Pilanesberg National Park. They'll take you on a culinary tour of the world on New Year's Eve, as we welcome 2021. On the evening, guests will enjoy live entertainment and an eclectic buffet. Cost is R450 per adult*, R290 per child aged between 13 and 16 years* and R180 per child aged between 7 and 12 years*.

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Please note: The information about these Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch specials was correct at the time of writing (November 2020). Bookings are essential as space is extremely limited. These festive feasts are subject to availability, contact the desired venue for further information. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

Visiting Pretoria for Christmas? Check out their 2020 Christmas lunches here.

Jessica's Christmas Eve Dinner

Have plans for Christmas Day but still want to enjoy a merry meal with your loved ones? Join Jessica's Eagle Canyon for a delicious three-course Christmas Eve Dinner from only R325 per person*. Kids under the age of 12 eat get to enjoy this festive meal at half price! To make a booking at Jessica's Eagle Canyon Christmas Eve Dinner, contact them on [email protected].

Opi Plot Coffee Garden and Function Venue

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones? Then be sure to take a look at this Christmas Eve Picnic at Opi Plot Coffee Garden and Function Venue in Benoni. Enjoy quality time with your family and a delicious meal under the star at R120 per person*, kids under 13 eat for R75 per child* and babies under 3 eat for free*. To book your festive feast under the stars, WhatsApp or call them on 079 808 0862 or 081 763 6462. Click here to find out more.

Parc Fermé

Join Parc Fermé at the Michelangelo Hotel for a decadent five-course Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Lunch or Dinner. Cost is R610* per person, and you can choose to join them for a hearty meal with all the trimmings either between 12:00 and 15:00 for lunch or between 18:00 and 21:00 for dinner. Seating is limited, so be sure to make your reservation by calling 011 245 4846 or emailing [email protected].

The Fat Zebra

Whether you're looking to plan a feast for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, The Fat Zebra has a delectable festive menu that's sure to delight your taste buds! Take your pick from indulging in a Christmas Eve Dinner or a Christmas Day Lunch that'll have all of the trimmings. Enjoy these divine three-course meals at just R400* per person. To book your table, call 067 403 1896 or email [email protected]. Click here to visit their Facebook page and take a look at what's on the menu.

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Ten Bompas Hotel

Make your Christmas lunch extra special this year by booking your seats at Ten Bompas Hotel's Christmas Picnic Lunch. Guests will enjoy and indulge in a divine three-course harvest table spread and wine tasting with a picnic set up for Christmas Lunch. There will be tables and chairs provided for their elderly guests. And while you dine, you'll get to listen to the soothing sounds of Lemon & Lime Light. Cost is R650 per person* and R325 per child under the age of 12*. To book, email [email protected] or call 011 325 2442.


Why not spend your Christmas Day out in the countryside at the beautiful Avianto, set alongside the Crocodile River in Muldersdrift? Here, guests will indulge in a gourmet plated Christmas lunch complete with a selection of signature dishes you'd only ever expect at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Click here to see what's on the menu for the day. Believe us, it's all so delicious, you will definitely not want to miss out! You'll be able to savour and enjoy this celebration at R695 per person*, kids under 4 years cost R80 and kids under 12 years cost R350 per child. Click here to book your seat now, before it's too late.

Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

For a traditional Christmas lunch celebration with all of the trimmings, be sure to booking your festive lunch at the Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre. Due to popular demand, the Christmas lunch will take place in two venues within the hotel: Chiefs Boma and Epsom Restaurant. Seating is limited and available as per COVID-19 regulations. The delightful lunch includes a welcome drink on arrival, a buffet with all the Christmas feast trimmings, live entertainment, fun for the kids and a special visit from Santa Claus! Cost is R595 per adult, R395 per child aged between 6 to 12 years, and kids aged 5 and under eat for FREE. Booking is essential.

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

Avoid the kitchen, piles of dirty dishes and the stress of hosting the perfect festive feast this Christmas and head to the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton. Focus on what really matters – spending time with your loved ones and making happy memories. This year, they will be treating you and your family to a delicious Christmas Eve three-course plated dinner (R475 per person, kids 6 and under eat for free), a Christmas Day lunch buffet (R650 per person) and a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner (R725 per person). There'll be live entertainment at each of these celebrations. Menus available on request.

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Black Eagle Boutique Hotel

Head to Black Eagle Boutique Hotel in Roodepoort and spend your Christmas Day celebrating the three Fs – family, fun and of course, feasting! The hotel will be hosting a traditional Christmas Lunch in their pristine gardens. There will be exciting activities for the kids on the day as well, which will include a jumping castle and colouring-in pictures. Cost is R570 per person, kids under 12 cost R220 per child, and children under 6 eat for free. Click here to find out how to make your booking.

African Pride Irene Country Lodge

If you happen to be spending the festive season in Pretoria this year, why not book your Christmas Day buffet lunch at the Meadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection? Here, you'll enjoy a merry celebration filled with all the delicious Christmas favourites, while taking in the beautiful sights of the countryside. Contact Destination Irene for more information about this festive celebrations.

Carnivore Johannesburg

Celebrate the festive season with Carnivore's 'Beast of a Feast'! They have a set Christmas lunch menu for you and your loved ones this Christmas Day. The cost is R410 per person and the children's buffet is R205 per child under the age of 12 years. They will have a wide selection of starters, salads, meat, sauces and desserts for you to choose from, so there will definitely be something on the menu for every palate. Book now!

Lion & Safari Park

You read correctly! How about a festive feast at the Lion & Safari Park? Sounds quite exciting if you ask us! The cost is R395 per adult and R195 for kids aged between 5 and 12, and you get to feast on plenty of delicious Christmas goodness. If you'd like to see what's on the menu before booking your table, click here to visit their Facebook event page. And if you're ready to book, click here to make your reservation now. Space is limited, so be sure to book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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Bosheuvel Country Estate

Looking for a farm-style Christmas lunch? Then be sure to book your table at the Bosheuvel Country Estate for a delicious festive feast. Here, families will experience a traditional Christmas Lunch on the farm, where they will have Santa on a tractor, four jumping castles and a swimming pool that'll definitely keep the little ones entertained. The cost of this lunch is R370 per person* and R100 per child under the age of 12*. Contact 082 553 2846 or [email protected] to make your reservation now.

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa

For an absolute feast, why not book your festive table at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa? They'll be hosting a merry six-course Christmas feast for you and your loved ones, offering everything from mouth-watering starters and hearty main courses to the indulgent and oh-so decadent holiday season desserts! Cost is R395 per person and R210 per child under 12 years old (kids under 6 years old eat for free). To keep the little ones entertained, there will be kids entertainment on the day, and if you're looking to make the most of the festivities, there are also stayover packages available.

Click here for more Christmas thrills in Johannesburg.

What Is It?

What's the best way to relax and take in all the splendour that the city has to offer during summer? Well, how does sipping on cocktails on the pool deck, chilling to smooth, laid back music and watching the sun set sounds? Pretty good, right? If you agree with us, then be sure not to miss out on Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton's Summer Sunsets, every Friday evening. It's the perfect opportunity to wind down, chill out, enjoy the good vibes and take on some breathtaking views.

When Is It?

Every Friday until 26 April 2019 from 16:00.

Where Is It?

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, corner Daisy and Rivonia Street, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is free, just need to pay for your drinks and food bill.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton on Facebook

Please note: Space is limited, therefore booking is essential. Father's Day lunches may be fully booked, so please call your desired restaurant in advance to enquire about capacity. 

Carnivore Restaurant

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 from 12:00 - 15:00

Join Carnivore Restaurant for a delicious Father's Day lunch fit for a king. Make dad's day with a "Beast of a Feast" – a set menu of R350 per person (R180 per child under the age of 12) which includes everything from starters and mains to decadent desserts. Also, dad will get a FREE draught beer to complement his meal.

Please note: 

Details: www.carnivore.co.za[email protected] | 011 950 6000 | 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Funky Father’s Day At Toadbury Hall

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11:00 – 15:30

Show dad, grandpa and even hubby just how much you love him with an amazing day out at the Funky Father’s Day at Toadbury Hall. Be welcomed with a sherry or half-pint of craft beer on arrival and then tuck into an array of delicious goodies. They say, "Your Dad is The Man, The Myth, The Legend and deserves a real spoil this Father’s Day". Bookings are essential, so contact Toadbury Hall on 010 593 7523 or [email protected].

Details: www.toadburyhall.co.za | [email protected] | 010 593 7523 | Plot 64, Beyers Naude Ext. Elandsdrift

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Askari Game Lodge & Spa

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:00 - 15:00

If you're looking to enjoy Father's Day lunch out in the bush then make sure you book your special celebration for dad at Askari Game Lodge & Spa. This serene Magaliesburg setting, surrounded by pristine wilderness and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife, makes for the perfect backdrop. The lunch will cost R315 per person (call them to get kids' rates). Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Details: www.askarilodge.co.za | [email protected] | 014 577 2658 | R560, 01 Doornspruit Road, Magaliesburg, Gauteng

Father's Day At The Course 

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:30 - 16:30

He might tell dry dad jokes and burn breakfast but he is the most amazing dad there ever was in all the land. And this is just the perfect way to celebrate him. This Father's Day, make sure you come and celebrate the guy who's all about that original style, with a hand-crafted three or four-part mixology and pairing experience at Sandton's favourite dining destination. Bring the whole family to come enjoy a gourmet appetiser, followed by a selection of drinks and delicious food. The afternoon includes a live set by breakthrough stand-up comedian Virgil Prins between, who'll be dropping dad jokes like you've never heard before. Early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Regrettably, no under 18s will be admitted. Tickets are R480 - R650 per person, get yours here!

Details: www.thecourse.co.za | [email protected] | 010 442 5967 | Corner of Rivonia Road and West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Father's Day at moyo

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019

As they do every year, moyo will once again be celebrating dads everywhere with amazing African cuisine and entertainment. So, be sure to pack your whole family in a car and drive to moyo, for those hearty meals that will have dad asking for seconds. See you there, fam!

Details: www.moyo.co.za[email protected] OR [email protected] | Zoo Lake: 011 646 0058 OR Melrose Arch: 011 684 1477

Father's Day Fest - Eat As Much As You Can!

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 11:00 - 15:00

Let's take a shortcut to Pretoria. This year they promise to change things up a bit for Father's Day and it's guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. With that said, you are invited to join them for this food festive market day consisting of a variety of food and drink stalls, kids' entertainment, live music and Abreu Band with loads of surprises. Dad will be treated to a complimentary beer on arrival. So, we are pretty sure he will love this one.

Detail: www.faircity.co.za[email protected] | 0860 543 848 | Kievits Kroon Faircity Hotel, Plot 41, Reier Road, Kameeldrift East, Pretoria.

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Avianto Father's Day Lunch

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 at 12:00

Papa bear, you are kindly invited to this one of a kind event to celebrate the day with the ones you love. Spoil your dad with the things he loves - family, food and craft beer. Imagine a buffet filled with rustic breads, potjiekos, mini pies, a soup station, hearty veg and roasted potatoes. You will be indulging in the dessert table filled with malva pudding, milk tart, bread and butter pudding to name a few and end off with hot chocolate at the tea and coffee station. There also will be live music, a kids corner and a complimentary craft beer for dad on arrival.

Detail: www.avianto.co.za [email protected] | 011 668 3000 | Avianto Estate - Le Jardin, 59 Villa Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg

Looking For Other Things To Get Up To?

If you are looking for other events to go to around the city this Father's Day, then be sure to read this for amazing events for the day. This is Joburg after all and there never is a shortage of things to do around the city, so you and your family have the chance to indulge in everything on offer.

The Gift That Keeps Giving

When is a better time to gift your dad than over lunch? Well we've given you all the best lunch dates for Father's Day, and now we are giving you ideas on what to give dad. If your dad is an adrenaline junkie, we've got the perfect gift ideas for you, visit this Adrenaline Gift Guide For Dads article to see what you can get dad.

Keep Walking Dad

To add even more, we know just how much dads love their whisky, and what better whisky is there than Johnnie Walker? Gift your dad with the Striding Man and the variety that comes with a range of whiskies. With it's world class and iconic whiskies, Johnnie Walker is the most classical and familiar whisky in the world. Johnnie Walker unlocks a world exquisite whisky experiences from the Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve to the Johnnie Walker Black Label. Trust us when we say this is the perfect gift and dad will love it for sure.

The Gift That Keep Giving