Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably starting to panic about what to get your dad. Sure, biltong is always a great go-to gift, but let’s be real – how many bags of dried meat can one dad really handle? Fear not, our fellow South Africans, for we have compiled a list of 10 epic Father’s Day gift ideas that aren’t biltong: 

Braai masterclass

If your dad loves nothing more than firing up the grill, consider signing him up for a braai masterclass. Learn how to make the perfect steak, cook up a storm of sides, and impress your guests with your newfound skills. 

Relaxing getaway

Give your dad the gift of a relaxing getaway with a stay at a City Lodge Hotel Group property. Whether he prefers a beachfront hotel in Durban, a city centre hotel in Johannesburg, or a quiet retreat in Port Elizabeth, we have you covered. 

Lunch or dinner treat

Treat your dad to a delicious meal at #Cafe, the in-house restaurant at any City Lodge Hotel. Choose from a range of options including burgers, pizzas, and salads, and finish off the meal with a decadent dessert. 

Craft beer tasting

South Africa is home to some incredible craft breweries, so why not take your dad on a beer-tasting adventure? Visit local breweries and sample a variety of beers while learning about the brewing process. 

Personalised apron

Help your dad look the part during his next braai with a personalised apron. Choose from a range of colours and add his name or a funny slogan to make it extra special. 

Golf day

If your dad is a golf lover, treat him to a day on the green. Book a tee time at his favourite course or explore a new one together. 

Helicopter ride

Give your dad the gift of a unique experience with a helicopter ride. Take in stunning views of your city or town from above and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Cooking class

If your dad enjoys spending time in the kitchen, consider booking a cooking class. Learn new recipes and techniques from professional chefs and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills. 

Wine tasting

South Africa is known for its incredible wine, so why not treat your dad to a wine-tasting experience? Visit local vineyards, sample a range of wines, and learn about the wine-making process. 

Sports game

If your dad is a sports fan, surprise him with tickets to his favourite team’s next game. Whether it’s rugby, cricket, or soccer, he’s sure to appreciate the chance to cheer on his team in person. 

So, there you have it, 10 epic Father’s Day gift ideas that aren’t biltong. From a relaxing stay with City Lodge Hotel Group to a thrilling helicopter ride, there’s something for every South African dad. Go forth and spoil your dad or father figure in your life this Father’s Day – he deserves it! 

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