The Men’s Health Father’s Day Gift Guide

by | Jun 17, 2016 | Life

We are aware that it can be tricky to know what to get your dad for Father’s Day. Another zany tie or a funny book perhaps? Forget all about that and take a look at our guide gift guide.

Treat Your Dad to a Tasty Steak

What dad would not want a thick juicy steak for Father’s Day? It’s time to repay the guy who has fed you for years. Make your way down to HQ Restaurant where they know their way around a piece of meat, so you won’t have to slave in front of a grill pretending you know the difference between cooked to perfection and cooked to death. On arrival, dad will receive a complimentary Castle Lite Beer, after which the HQ guys will serve their iconic two-course meal of a starter salad, along with the perfectly prepared steak with Cafè de Paris butter sauce and skinny fries. To wash it down? More Beer of course. Visit their website

Side note: HQ will also have a 3L Castle Lite Beer Tower on special for R250.

100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.

Opening times: 12:00- 17:00


 Get Him a Gadget

Is your old man the adventurous Dad? Always going on hikes, trail runs or braving the outdoors, well in order to make his adventure a memorable one.

Get him the Tom Tom Bandit action camera and share adventures with your dad. It’s the first ever base 4K HD action camera with a built-in media server. Get this: it lets you edit video without having to download it first. Worried that your shared adventure might out last its battery life? This action cam has three hours of non-stop filming and a long lasting battery. This bandit is designed for the adventurous dad who loves sport, outdoors and capturing exciting moments.

Price: R 3, 899

Take Him to the Rugby (Craven Week)

What better way to show your dad that you appreciate everything he has done for you, by filling up a cooler bag with some biltong, chilled beers and chips whilst watching the boys battle it out on the field. Catch the Academy/Under-18 Craven week on the 11th to the 16th of July. This year it’s hosted at Kearsney College, Durban. Make sure you thank him for introducing you to the wonderful game of rugby. Bonus points for telling the old man, “To play rugby union, you need three things: a good pass, a good tackle and a good excuse.”

For more information on the 53rd Craven Week visit:

Catch Some Waves

Why not grab your dad and head down to the beach to catch some killer waves and surfers braving the waters at Muizenberg Corner. The Tiger’s Milk Winter Classic will take place on the 17th, 18th and 19th. Be sure to head out to Tiger’s Milk early to get a good front row seat and watch the surfers battle it out. Located in the heart of the Cape Town Surf scene, Tiger’s Milk brings both a heighted sense of excitement and delicious food to Surfers Corner in Muizenberg. Serving generous portions of all your favourite ‘dude foods’ with a panoramic view of the bay is a hard combination to beat.

Watching some of the best long boarders should bring back memories of when your dad first showed you how to kick and splash whilst enjoying dude food made real good.

For more information, check out: or

Or call (021) 788 1860/ (021) 788 1869

Take Him to Dinner

Surprise your dad by taking him to the city’s first and only underground restaurant, offering fine dining dinners, as well as Pocket Watch Wednesdays and Spasie Saturdays. Hosting top South African chefs and rising stars into their kitchen for two nights a week. If your dad loves fine dining, be sure to take him to Spasie. Not only are they known for their fine dinner, but also their Sunday Brunch where executive chef Nicolas Charalambous and team have whipped up a traditional New York style brunch just a few doors away from the CBD in Bo-Kaap. If Vodka and bacon are just some of the things dad likes, then Spasie’s DIY Bloody Mary Bar should not be missed.

Spasie is open for brunch every Sunday from 11 am until 3pm.

You can make a booking at or call them on (021) 422 1492

Guy Food & Craft Beer Tastings

Head down to the One&Only Cape Town and spoil dad with a carefully curated craft beer tasting and flame-grilled ‘guy food’ fare by Chef Reuben Riffel this Father’s Day. A special menu of fresh-off-the-fire awaits, think whole racks of lamb, suitable aged steaks and mouth-watering espetadas; all served Reuben’s trademark flair and South African-inspired salads and sides. The craft beer tasting will feature three food-friendly offering from some of the city’s finest micro-breweries.

What will it cost you? The Reuben’s Father’s Day menu is priced at R365 per person but the smile on dad’s face? Priceless.

For restaurant reservations, you can contact (021) 431 4511 or email:


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