Your dad’s been around a while. He already has all the stuff he needs, along with most of the things he wants (except, perhaps, for a nice, quiet Sunday afternoon to himself). So what can – or should – you get him for Father’s Day? Instead of choosing an obvious option, rather give him an experience; a memory that’ll put a smile of his face for years to come.

 

PLAY A GAME

Remember those hours your old man spent kicking a ball around the garden (or – much to your mom’s amusement – playing dollies) with you? He does. And he’d love to do that one more time. Treat him to a classic board game like 30 Seconds (R349, Makro) or Trivial Pursuit Family Edition (R649, Makro), or introduce him to a newer one like the quick-thinking Tension (R499, Superbalist). You could try Risk: Game of Thrones Edition (R799, Superbalist)… but you may have to explain why Planet Earth looks so much like the map of Westeros!

 

 

WATCH A GAME

The geniuses who invented Father’s Day may have missed the soccer season, but at least they got the timing right with the rugby (Father’s Day 2017 is the day after the Springboks vs France Test match). Get that game up on the big screen, by swiping your RCS Card and treating your pops to a new 40-inch Hisense FHD LED TV (R4 999, DionWired) or a 49-inch Hisense FHD Smart LED TV (R6 999, DionWired).

 

TAKE A SWING

If your dad’s a golfer – and even if he’s not! – take him to an afternoon on the local driving range. Make his day, and slip a brand-new driver, like the Titleist 917 D2 SPDR Pro (R7 499, The Pro Shop) or the Cobra Fly ZS (R1 999, The Pro Shop), into his club bag.

 

 

TAKE A HIKE

… or, if not a hike, then at least a walk in your local nature reserve. Help your dad out with a walking stick, but not an old man’s walking stick. Get him a state-of-the-art, ergonomic trekking pole like the carbon fibre K-Way Grand Canyon (R399, Cape Union Mart) or the aluminium alloy K-Way Compact (R899, Cape Union Mart).

 

TAKE A FLIGHT

OK, so you may need an RCS Loan to fund this little adventure – but it’ll be something the whole family will talk about for years to come. In Cape Town, 20-minute flights start at around R2 000 and cover the Waterfront, Atlantic Seaboard and Robben Island, before going up to R10 000-plus for package tours around the Winelands. In Johannesburg, full-day tours over Soweto or the Cradle of Humankind start at R1 680, while a 15-minute flip over the Drakensberg starts at R1 200 per person.

 

 

APPLY FOR AN RCS CARD OR LOAN TODAY

Let RCS help you give your dad a special Father’s Day. Apply for an RCS Card now, and you’ll be able to shop at over 23 000 stores in our network with 24- or 36-month budget plans and affordable monthly instalments. An RCS Loan, meanwhile, gives you access to a cash loan of up to R125 000, with flexible repayment options from 12 to 60 months.

 

* Prices were correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.