Mother’s Day and Hartklop at Foxwood House


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Mother’s Day is that perfect time to celebrate and honour your mother and you, no doubt, want to do something special to thank her for all she does for you – so why not do something totally different and give her a surprise Mother’s Day getaway?

One that she’s sure to love… a stay at the charming, tranquil Foxwood House situated in the heart of Houghton – Jozi’s hidden gem – turn Mother’s Day into a whole weekend and take advantage of Foxwood’s Mother’s Day Weekend special – a whopping 50% discount on luxurious accommodation!

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Spoil your mom with a beautiful Mother’s Day lunch experience (and dinner if you’re staying the whole weekend) and show her how much you care!

Saturday Dinner and Sunday (Mother’s Day) Lunch – R220 per person (pensioners 15% discount on menu and children under 12 half price, and under 5 free) for the three-course menu. The mouthwatering dishes include a starter of rich bean broth with home-made bread, the main course has a choice of beef sirloin with a red wine sauce or grilled salmon, a baked tangy cheese and nut brinjal, tomato and onion quiche with baked vegetables for vegetarians, and the Foxwood burger may be ordered for younger guests, if they wish and for the delectable dessert, a traditional crème brûlée or vanilla ice cream with rich ‘n creamy chocolate bake.


And also for this weekend, there are two performances at Foxwood’s intimate theatre, on Saturday 12 May at 20:00 and again on Sunday 13 May at 12 noon – of the poignant Afrikaans play Hartklop – a play that speaks to all South Africans, even those who only have a smattering of Afrikaans. It stars Sewende Laan’s Christo Davids and Nadia Valvekens of Binnelanders fame.

Based on a true story – as told to playwright Jan Groenewald by Susan Vosloo, a Cape Town heart surgeon – Herman le Roux is a patient of world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Susan Vosloo. His only hope of survival is a heart transplant. The writer and director of Hartklop, Jan Groenewald, tells Herman’s story through Herman’s daughter, Jessica, played by Nadia Valvekens and her lover Daniel Cloete, played by Christo Davids.

It is 2017… Jessica and Daniel, both journalists, are together writing a story about heart transplants and the transplant pioneer Prof Christiaan Barnard. Their working relationship soon deepens into love and they are faced with a challenging personal situation that is far more complicated than the journalistic one of writing the Chris Barnard story.

Professor Christiaan Barnard transplanted the first human heart on 3 December 1967 and this ground-breaking medical achievement held the attention of the world for decades. December 2017, the 50th anniversary of South African world leadership in cardiothoracic surgery, presented a unique opportunity to stage Hartklop at Artscape where it played to great acclaim and standing ovations.

  • “Dit gryp aan die hart, wil ‘n mens sê’ – AJ Opperman
  • ‘Dit is ‘n wonderlike stuk. So deksels van toepassing op ons samelewing’ – Izak de Vries

Tickets for Hartklop: R120 / Pensioners: R90
Booking is essential.

Foxwood House: 5th Street, Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
GPS co-ordinates: 26′ 09′ 44 28 S 28’02 10, 19 E
Tel: 011 486 0935 / E-mail:

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