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Pack for a Dad-Venture!

“A Father’s Day experience” by Makro

Dad, a hero that puts on love as a cape. A man who wears his heart on his sleeve as he eagerly awaits your reaction to his dad joke. His weird advice guides us, and embarrassing us is something he prides himself on. These are the traits that set him apart, and make him deserving of a great Father’s Day experience.

So you’re trying to figure out what to get your pops or hubby this Father’s Day. The idea of socks and ties has lost its legs so doing something different this year is a must! This Father’s Day is about taking dad on a Dad-Venture and creating an experience for him that he will hold onto forever!


Not all dads are the same, which is why Makro is helping you put together the perfect Dad-Venture for you and your dad. From the handy dad, to the tech dad, we have essentials that cater for everyone. Check out these gift ideas and get your Dad-Venture started.

Do It Yourself Dad!

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Start a DIY project together and make something that the both of you can look back on fondly for years to come. Celebrate your dad this Father’s Day and shop our DIY items here.

Capture your Dad-Venture!

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If you are planning to do something epic for your Dad-Venture, then you should definitely capture it. It could be bungee jumping or rock climbing, whatever it is, you want that memory to last forever. Makro has quality cameras that’ll ensure that every moment is captured, from every angle. Check out our wide range of cameras here.

Let’s go camping!

Nothing screams “Dad-Venture!” like a camping trip. From finding the right spot to set up your tent, to making sure that the bait is perfect for fishing - it’s moments like that which make the Dad-Venture worthwhile. At Makro, we have all your camping must-haves like tents, gas braais, camping chairs and more! Shop our camping essentials here.


You, Dad and the braai.

Setting up the fire before you set the steak ablaze is one of the most fulfilling moments you can have with dad. We have the perfect recipe for your Dad-Venture.


250g shallot, sliced
4 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, lightly crushed
1 sprig of rosemary
5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
400ml Kanonkop Kadette (red wine)
400ml beef stock
Knob of butter
Pepper & salt, to taste


1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the shallots until lightly browned, stirring often.
2. Add in ground black pepper, crushed garlic clove and rosemary. Cook for 3 mins.
3. Pour in balsamic vinegar and cook until evaporated, then pour in 400ml red wine and cook until reduced by two thirds.
4. Pour in 400ml beef stock and bring to the boil.
5. Turn down the heat and simmer until reduced by two-thirds again.
6. Remove the garlic and rosemary.
7. Add a pinch of salt and whisk in a knob of butter.
TIP: Add any juices from the steaks just before serving.

Happy Father’s Day. We hope this is a Dad-Venture you’ll treasure forever.

- The Makro team.