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Marchelle Abrahams goes in search of unique experiences on offer in the Mother City.

Mother's Day is that one time of the year when you put in just that little bit of extra effort when choosing the perfect gift.
So, instead of the traditional flowers and chocolates, why not give your mom the gift of memories to last a lifetime?

Experiences are the ones that will be remembered for years to come; and, take our word for it, she'll thank you over and over again.

In celebration of all kinds of moms, we've gone in search of specially curated experiences in and around Cape Town that can be done in one day.

For the art lover

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” - Pablo Picasso

Signal Hill Sketching Sessions is the ultimate experience for budding artists, or those who find beauty in creativity. The day starts off in Cape Town at the Signal Hill yellow frame and moves on to a number of different stunning locations. The event is led by landscape artist Reuben, and includes refreshments, a picnic, sketch pad, pen and pencil.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: R550 per person

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/51217

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For the wine lover

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water” - Galileo Galilei

All mothers visiting Grande Provence on Mother’s Day will be treated to a complimentary Angels Tears Le Chocolat Pinotage and chocolate pairing. If she's in the mood for something more luxurious, there's also the bubbly and oyster pairing or the heavenly Angels Tears and nougat tasting.

Cost: From R130 per person

http://www.grandeprovence.co.za/

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For the jetsetter

“Travelling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” - Anonymous

If your mom appreciates the finer things in life, she'll adore spending the night in this designer apartment in the heart of Cape Town. It offers a fully loaded kitchen, high-end bedding, appliances, and fittings. Sleeping 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, she can bring the rest of the gang.

Cost: R884 per night

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/select/16131662?s=DmLtazUi

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For the cooking star

“Life is short - lick the bowl!” - Greeting Card Poet

Celebrity chef Jenny Morris is passing on her knowledge to keen cooks. The CooksCourse is a 6-week Around the Culinary World programme.

Duration: 6-week duration of 3-hour sessions once a week

Cost: Email [email protected] for more information

http://gigglinggourmet.com/cooking-school/

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For the photographer

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs” - Ansel Adams

With Bo Kaap as the background, there will be plenty of picture-perfect moments. Commercial photographer Hetty is the host. Included is a meet-and-greet coffee and images of you on tour.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Cost: R750

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/46699

Picture: Jason Boud, ANA Pictures