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August 26, 2014

Celebrate Tourism Month with These Top 10 Cape Town Events in September

The month of September is not only the announcement of spectacular Spring in Cape Town, but also the start of international tourism month and heritage month in South Africa, with world tourism day celebrated on 27 September.
Since the Mother City is an amazing tourist city with a rich culture, it is just fitting to celebrate this significant month by attending one of the fantastic events happening during this month.

Here’s a round-up of the top 10 events:

1. Uthando Benefit Concert

Enjoy an evening of music, dance and choir performed by local community artists by attending this inspiring event celebrating many of the finest community projects in South Africa.
Date: 6 September
Venue: Cape Town City Hall
Click here for more info.

2. SANParks Week

Pack your picnic basket, hiking gear or binoculars and enjoy free access as a day visitor to most of the national parks in Cape Town, including Table Mountain National Park, West Coast National Park and Bontebok National Park.
Date: 8 – 14 September
Venue: A variety of South African National Parks
Click here for more info.

3. SA vs Nigeria Soccer Match

Watch South Africa’s soccer team, Bafana Bafana take on the reigning African champions, Nigeria, in the first set of qualifying matches for the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Morocco next year. Date: 10 September
Venue: Cape Town Stadium
Click here for more info.

4. Battle Up Blaauwberg Trail Run

Get some dust on your running shoes by participating in a 8km and 15km trail run through the beautiful Blaauwberg nature reserve with a view over the heritage site where the Battle of Blaauwberg took place in 1806.
Date: 14 September 2014
Venue: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
Click here for more info.

5. Loeries Creative Week Cape Town & Awards

Creative Week is an annual crowd-sourced celebration of creativity, innovation and culture, with the Loerie Awards ending the week where over 4000 members of the brand communication will meet and get awarded for their creativity.
Date: 15 -21 September
Venue: City Centre
Click here for more info.

6. Open Book Festival 2014

Attend Cape Town’s very own literary festival with a celebration of local authors and books of all genres and tastes.
Date: 17 – 21 September
Venue: Fugard Theatre & Book Lounge
Click here for more info.

7. Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2014

Run this amazing marathon, with the route  not only designed to take in Cape Town spectacular natural beauty, but also to enable runners to traverse the City’s rich historical sites, in a running celebration of South Africa’s oldest city.
Date: 21 September
Venue: Cape Town and surrounds
Click here for more info.

8. Oceana Hout Bay Seafood Festival

Five days of action packed activities, where you can look forward to seafood culinary delights, sports events, arts productions and music concerts, all celebrating the cultural diversity of Hout Bay.
Date: 24 – 28 September
Venue: Hout Bay
Click here for more info.

9. SA vs Australia Rugby Championship Match

An experience of a lifetime is dressing up in green and gold to watch the South African Rugby team, the Springboks, tackle the Wallabies during this international rugby match, forming part of the Rugby Championship Tournament.
Date: 27 September
Venue: Newlands Stadium
Click here for more info.

10. Cape Town Fringe Festival

For a cultural injection, attend one of the many events, exhibitions, performances and activities during the fringe arts festival, which will be staged at a variety of venues around Cape Town CBD and in Langa.
Date: 25 September – 5 October
Venue: Cape Town and Langa
Click here for more info.

For more events happening in September, click here for our events listing page.

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