Mothers Day at The Point

Treating mom doesn’t have to be tricky, spoiling her should be easy and fun. If you find yourself struggling to decide what to get her this Mothers Day, have a look at what is on offer at The Point.


Health & Wellness

For the mom who loves the gym and keeping her body in optimal condition, we recommend a BUC membership. Variety is key and with options like ImpulseFit sessions, SWEAT 1000 classes or yoga sessions from AWAKE and WILDTHING are always a great idea.

If you can’t decide on a class or membership then why not get mom some new workout gear. Sports equipment and fitness gadgets are great options too, help mom keep fit and fabulous wherever she is.


Technology & Gadgets

Tech-savvy moms would really appreciate a new phone or tablet although not the cheapest of gifts there are a variety of contract options. If mom already has a great phone or tablet add a new cover or case to your gifting as an upgrade.


Fashion & Lifestyle

We love that clothing and accessories are so flexible, with endless options to suit even the pickiest moms. With winter fast approaching The Point has a large selection of winter warmers to keep things extra cosy this season. From beanies to sock and boots we have you covered!

If it’s something extra special you are looking for, jewellery lasts a lifetime and can be engraved with a special message to create the perfect gift.

For the mom who is a traveller by heart, book a holiday or cruise. If mom already has a trip in mind, add to it with a travel voucher.


Breakaways don’t have to break the bank, they could be as simple and affordable as booking tickets to an event or show.

Homeware and kitchenware also make great gifts, especially for a mom who loves being in the kitchen. Whether she is experimenting with new recipes or cooking well-loved family favourites. With so many gadgets and handy items on offer, you will be spoilt for choice.


Beauty and Self-care

Skincare and makeup are usually very personal, why not treat her to her favourite product or skincare item? With most moms putting themselves last you might find that a facemask or new mascara is the last thing mom would by herself, even although she deserves it.

The same goes for hair care and body items, sometimes a new product is just the kind of lift me up that will put a spring back in her step. If mom loves a treat then spoil her to a blow-dry with a head massage or a hair treatment to help her luscious locks.

While we are treating mom to a feel-good hair appointment, why not book a mani or pedi to complete a mini makeover? If mom prefers to do her own nails you could add to her polish collection or and at home treatment from Sorbet.

The same goes for hair care and body items, sometimes a new product is just the kind of lift me up that will put a spring back in her step. If mom loves a treat then spoil her to a blow-dry with a head massage or a hair treatment to help her luscious locks.

While we are treating mom to a feel-good hair appointment, why not book a mani or pedi to complete a mini makeover? If mom prefers to do her own nails you could add to her polish collection or and at home treatment from Sorbet.


Food & Drink

Taking mom out for something to eat or grabbing a take away on the way to a beach day never gets old and with the likes of Poké Co, Bootlegger, Knead and NV-80 Bar & Grill you are bound to find something delicious!


Make it more special with a meal at home and a wine pairing or pop up Gin bar for a memorable Mothers Day.


Add Ons

If you already have the perfect gift and you are looking for a simple add on to make it complete, try a fragrance or candles. Nothing beats a beautiful bunch of flowers and chocolates either.



With all this and more on offer at The Point, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your mom.


Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day.



Until next time,
The Point Team x

PEOPLE OF THE POINT – MARK TONKIL


Born, raised and schooled in Cape Town with one of his practices now in our centre, Mark Tonkil is this month’s People OF The Point.

Find out where his passion for optometry comes from and what he prefers to do when it isn’t helping people to correct their vision.


Why did you decide to become an Optometrist?
From the time I was probably 10 years old, I would spend school holidays at my father’s optometric practice in Parow.


Where were you before you came to The Point?
I have been and still, am in practice with my father in Parow on Voortrekker Road.


What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I love giving sight – especially to those that have struggled with their vision previously.


What advice do you have for people aspiring to do Optometry?
Today Optometry is not only about clinical practice and vision.  One needs to aspire to fashion, business and the love of people.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In Cape Town, with my family, practising optometry and loving what I do.

What are your hobbies?
Spending time with family and friends, mountain biking, boxing and optometry

Tell us about your family
I have been married to Bronwen for 18 years and she works with me in the Sea Point practice.  We have three awesome kids, Zara, Mia and Alexander.


Where do you enjoy spending your downtime?
Love unwinding with my family at home and having a braai.

Have you travelled?
I have travelled for both business and pleasure including, Europe, North and South America, Singapore and Thailand.



Pop into Tonkil Abramson on the second floor and meet our newest member.


Until next time,
The Point Team x

Find your balance


When our movements are uncoordinated, our bodies constantly expend energy to compensate for generally, unconscious instability.


Balancing postures develop and enhance the functioning of the Cerebellum; the brain center regulating motor movements and proprioception.


When we ‘fire up’ this portion of the brain the electrical currents also enliven surrounding intelligent centers of the brain. The Cerebellum does contain almost half of the brain’s neurons, specialized cells that transmit information via electrical currents, and as such just imagine the benefits of waking this part of our brain up.


Increased awareness of muscle coordination needed for balancing postures enhances functional movement and improves posture.



Join AWAKE Yoga Studio for classes that focus on simple and effective techniques that improve balance and wellbeing. The intention of this studio is for yoga to be relatable and accessible to everyone.


Contact Jeannie Holmes on +27 079 691 1321 for further booking information.


Until next time,

The Point Team x

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 – From Start to Finish

By now, you’ve done all the prep work and this week will be reserved for the tying up the loose laces. At The Point Centre, we’re offering a range of products and services to make this year’s ride a little easier on you.



Taper Week

Whether you’re focused on pre-conditioning or post-recovery, a walk through our doors is necessary. As you gear-up for the race this coming Saturday, you’ll need to keep your muscles warm by doing some light training – now is not the time to sit back and ‘rest’ for your race. Nothing brings on stiff muscles more than a body that isn’t used to moving. Why not pump it up by attending one or two SWEAT 1000 classes? Remember, the key is to not overexert yourself.

Your diet this week is equally as important. Of course, pre-conditioning 101 means that you need to drink plenty of water. There are no shortcuts here – stay hydrated during taper week. Period.

Now you also have the chance to carbo-load. This doesn’t mean grabbing a burger and chips! Knead, Bootlegger and NV-80 all have tasty carb-based meals that are healthy and filled with the nutrients you need to sustain your energy throughout the race. PS: the Lentilles du Puys should be a mandatory side with every main. It’s incredible!


On the day

It goes without saying that you need to get enough rest the night before you take on this race, so get to bed early and wake up early. Make sure you have everything organised so that you’re not rushing around on the morning of the big day. The Point Centre is known for its central location so it’s perfect for you and your supporters to park in. Just hop in the MyCiTi bus to take you to the Grand Parade Precinct starting point!


Post-race

Race recovery is key to feeling like a true champion. If you haven’t been to our Health and Wellness hub on the 3rd Floor, this is the perfect excuse.

Ensure your body is feeling aligning and in tip-top shape by visiting an array of experts. You could step in for a visit to the chiropractor – it’s widely known that cycling doesn’t do much for your posture! Gear down after the race by booking a muscle-conditioning sports massage. Plus, there are two amazing yoga studios to help you stretch your muscles and align your chakras after such an intense race.

Whatever your needs are for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019, The Point Centre is your partner through it all. Remember, wellness looks good on you!


Until next time,
The Point Team x