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March 19, 2013

Do it in the dark in Cape Town: things to do to celebrate Earth Hour

Do it in the dark with us for Earth Hour in Cape Town. Photo courtesy of WWF South Africa

Mother City lovers, it’s time to dim the lights and do great things in the dark in Cape Town for the annual celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday 23 March, 2013.

Earth Hour is the largest mass global participation event, in which people the world over switch off their lights for one hour, to reflect on our impact on the environment and renew our commitment to protecting our planet.

A project spearheaded by the World Wide Fund for Nature‘s Australian division in 2006 to support efforts to manage climate change, Earth Hour has grown to include hundreds of millions of people in over 7 000 cities and towns, and 152 countries in 2012.

Cape Town, the responsible Mother City, is filled with wonderful places and events to celebrate this amazing initiative. Whether you’re stargazing on Signal Hill, enjoying unplugged acoustic concerts around the city or just sharing a romantic candlelit dinner at home with your beloved, there is plenty to do.

Do it in the dark with me with the following Earth Hour celebrations in Cape Town:

V&A Waterfront's Unplugged Earth Hour Concert

Experience the classical sounds of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra onstage at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre, unplugged.

All non-essential lights around the Amphitheatre will be switched off during the concert and concert-goers will receive a free non-drip candle, so don’t forget to pack those lighters!

Location: V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0) 21 408 7500
Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Steenberg Vineyards' Earth Hour Night Picnic

Is there anything more romantic than a candlelit picnic at an award-winning wine estate?

Treat your sweetheart to the Steenberg Vineyards' Earth Hour Night Picnic this Saturday and feast on delectable picnic basket of goodies from winery restaurant Bistro Sixteen82 while enjoying the communal fires and torches lighting up the lawn.

Location: Steenberg Vineyards, Constantia Valley

Contact: +27 (0)21 713 2211

Website: www.steenberg-vineyards.co.za

Muizenberg Moonlight Meander

Let the natural light of the full moon guide you as you wander along the warm shores of Muizenberg, for the special Earth Hour edition of the Safer Together Moonlight Meander.

The meander is fun for the entire family, with beachfront restaurants extending their operating hours for you to enjoy their tasty delights.

Location: Muizenberg
Contact: +27 (0)83 325 7048
Website: www.safertogether.org

Earth Hour Picnic on Fire at the Taalmonument

Things will get hot and heavy at the prestigious Taal Monument in Paarl this weekend, as The Psychedelic Theatre’s fire troupe entertain the crowd with a captivating fire-dance picnic.

Come and enjoy the show, accompanied by live acoustic music; bring along your favourite snacks and comfy blankets, and celebrate Earth Hour in fiery style.

Location: Afrikaans Taal Monument, Paarl
Contact: +27 (0)21 863 4809
Website: www.taalmonument.co.za

Be inspired to make a difference with the following official Earth Hour video:

For more information about Earth Hour, please visit www.wwf.org.za, join their Facebook fanpage or follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #doitinthedark.

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