From the moms wrangling toddlers, to matriarchs who deserve a bit of glamour.
Moms with young children head to…
Fat Olive: find this country restaurant on the banks of a dam. Let the kids run free in the beautiful natural surroundings, while you enjoy the views of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Kids and grown-ups alike will get a kick out of spotting zebras and blesbok coming for a drink. And over 100 species of birds have been spotted on the property. Go to www.thefatolive.co.za
Trés Jolie: this way to create golden childhood memories… Dine on Mediterranean cuisine and hearty South African fare, while the little ones play in the gardens, feed the animals in the farmyard, enjoy pony rides, and so much more. Go to www.tresjolie.co.za
Where to go with the tween? Well, what could be better than…
Turn ‘n Tender: tweens like burgers right? Then treat them to the best burger in town at Turn ‘n Tender. P.s the winelist is a knockout. Go to: www.turnntender.co.za
Doppio Zero: yes and they also really like pizzas, as do the grown-ups. Come on Mondays and kids can build their own thin-crust gourmet pizzas. Pizza not your thing? Then you’ll love the café-style Mediterranean dishes on offer too.
Go to www.doppio.co.za
You and your teenage daughter will love…
Life Grand Café: prepare to be absolutely charmed by the beautiful interiors. There are a number of branches to try: all equally exquisite. Life really is grand at these cafés; from the lush design to the delicious menu. Go to www.life.za.com/home/lifegrandcafe
The Palazzo Hotel: opulence, luxury and indulgence await with a high tea at The Palazzo. It’s a visual and literal feast. Go to www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel
Just you and mom, two girls out on the town should make a booking at…
La Rosa Mexican Grille & Tequileria: this is no ordinary restaurant; talk about atmosphere! It’s bright, it’s busy, it’s beautiful. Not to mention the authentically Mexican menu. When last did you have a tequila with your mom? Go on then – www.larosamexican.co.za.
The Ivy Champagne Garden: bubble over with mom at this elegant hideaway with stunning views over the Joburg skyline. Go to www.theivygarden.co.za
Spoil the matriarch at the exquisite…
Marble: Contemporary elegance meets cooking innovation rooted in heritage. The experience here is pure theatre; who needs dinner and a movie? Go to www.marble.restaurant
La Boqueria: awaken the senses with the fragrance and sizzle of this restaurant devoted to the art of Hispanic street food. An experience here will be slotted firmly in the memory banks.www.laboqueria.co.za