Each year on the 9th August, South Africa celebrate Women’s Day with a public holiday. Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters. People that were tenacious, defiant in manner showed the country and the world the extent of female strength and resilience to make a difference to the South African past…
“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit“
Women give so much and take so little. They are often the strength that get us through every day. They make our future. Where would we be without them? Share your precious time with women as they make us whole.
Things to do on Women’s day in Cape Town:
Women and Humanity Arts Festival at the Artscape Theatre
In honour of Women’s Day, the Artscape Theatre hosts its 2014 Women and Humanity Arts Festival from Wednesday, 6 to Saturday, 9 August 2014.
FEMBOTS Party at Fiction
Kick off your Women’s Day weekend with a stellar jol at legendary Long Street club Fiction Baron Friday, 8 August 2014. Brought to you by Hauswork and SHE, the FEMBOTS party will feature an all-female line-up of acts that reflect the beauty, diversity and determination of Mzansi’s women.
Women’s Day Jazz Shows at The Crypt
Enjoy a weekend of sultry smooth tunes at The Crypt’s evening jazz shows on Friday, 8 and Saturday, 9 August 2014. Located beneath the historic St. George’s Cathedral in Wale Street, the one-of-a-kind jazz club and restaurant is paying homage to jazz bands led by or comprised of women with its ‘Women in Jazz’ month.
Women’s Day Iziko National Arts Gallery Doodle Session
Get creative this Women’s Day in Cape Town and book your spot at the mass-drawing doodle session at the Iziko National Arts Gallery on Saturday, 9 August 2014. This midday gathering is part of the 1000 Drawings – Doodle for a Difference project.
Women’s Day High Tea at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
Treat yourself or the women in your life to a sumptuous spread of finger sandwiches and sweet delights at the Women’s Day High Tea at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. On Saturday, 9 August 2014, this winelands hotel is putting on a spread chock-full of delicate petit fours, decadent cakes, cucumber sandwiches, brownies and so much more.
Kuier Pienk Plesier Variety Show & Lunch at GrandWest
The much-anticipated Pienk Plesier Variety Show and Lunch heads to the GrandWest Market Hall on Saturday, 9 August 2014 for a massive Women’s Day shindig. Presented by Kuier magazine, this afternoon affair promises to rock attendees stockings off with a stellar line-up of inspiring speakers, stylish fashion shows, beauty workshops, and spectacular live acts.
Cape Town City Ballet presents Three’s Company Women’s Day show
Celebrate Women’s Day with a special ballet performance brought to you by the Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB), Jazzart Dance Theatre and the Cape Dance Company at the Artscape Theatre on Saturday, 9 August 2014. While this show is part of the larger Women and Humanity Arts Festival, this once-off performance is the first of its kind and a definite must-see.
Women’s Day Adventure Boot Camp Class in Claremont
They say that summer bodies happen in winter, so why not kick-start your fitness routine with your BFF with a high-energy workout at the Women’s Day Adventure Boot Camp Class at the Norwich Oval in Claremont on Saturday, 9 August 2014.
Ukukhanya Charity Winter Ball
If you’ve ever dreamed about being the belle or beau of the ball, now’s your chance to live out your fantasy while supporting an amazing cause. Slip into your finest ball gown or dapper suit for the Women’s Day Winter Ball at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Saturday, 9 August 2014.
Women’s Self-defence Course at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Don’t get caught unawares in a dangerous situation: learn how to defend yourself at the Women’s Self-Defence Course at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu dojo in Parklands starting on Saturday, 9 August 2014. Only available to the ladies, the one-hour practical.
Women’s Month Special at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town
In honour of Women’s Day and to pay homage to the hard-working ladies, the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is offering guests an uber cool deal. During the month of August, visitors to the fair Cape can stay two nights in a business-friendly room at this inner-city hotel for less than R1500 per room per night.
Celebrate Women’s Month at Ways of Wellness
Pamper yourself this Women’s Day in Cape Town with organic treatments at the Ways of Wellness spa in Gardens. During the month of August, the eco-friendly beauty salon is honouring women (and men) by giving patrons a wallet-friendly 2-for-3 deal on all treatments.