March 27, 2014
Earth Hour 2014 in Cape Town: Your guide to doing things in the dark
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
I like doing things in the dark… I like them even more when they are in aid of Earth Hour and hosted in Cape Town, my responsible Mother City on Saturday 29 March, 2014.
Earth Hour, first held in Australia in 2007 and the brainchild of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is held to raise awareness of humanity’s effect on the planet and has grown in popularity across the globe.
Cape Town has embraced this amazing concept too and joins the world in switching off its lights for one hour, from 20h30 to 21h30. Whether you are doing it solo in the comfort of your home or joining fellow supporters at concerts, markets and dinners around our hometown, it’s time to show your support of this international green initiative.
Come and do it in the dark with me at these Earth Hour events in and around Cape Town:
The V&A Waterfront has beauty, brains and a big heart… for its contribution to Earth Hour; it’s teamed up with WWF to bring the Mother City’s caring visitors and residents an evening of education, awareness and entertainment with screenings of documentaries and a free candlelight concert by the impressive Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.
With all non-essential lights at the V&A Waterfront switched off , the shady backdrop of the harbour and a 3D projection show after the concert, this is one event you won’t want to miss!
Location: Amphitheatre, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 (0)21 408 7600
Hotel Verde is all about being eco-friendly, from their wind turbines to their local produce practices and more.
This Earth Hour, they take it one step further with a Night Market featuring craft beer tasting, organic wines, fresh produce, wood-fired pizza's, our famous fresh deli salads and artisanal arts and acoustic performances by TouchWood & Grassy Spark.
Location: Hotel Verde, Airport Industria
Contact: +27(0)21 380 5500
What can be more romantic than a candlelight dinner in the Franschhoek Winelands?
Treat your beloved to a five course signature menu created by Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, created by using local, organic ingredients and cooked on a fire at the gorgeous Grande Provence estate.
Cost: R 750 per person
Location: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek
Keen to know more about Earth Hour and pledge to do something amazing for our planet every day? Visit www.earthhour.org and make your contribution now!