August 01, 2012
Women’s Month 2012 celebrations in Cape Town
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.
August 9 is a celebration of womanhood and a commemoration of the women who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on August 9, 1956, to protest against the pass laws so that our generation can enjoy the multitude of rights we now have.
Whether you’re flying in for a long weekend to enjoy the Mother City’s sights, treating yourself and your girlfriends to a well-deserved spa treatment or indulging in afternoon tea, Cape Town is the place to celebrate Women’s Day this August.
Out-of-towners, treat yourself to a luxurious long weekend at one of the lavish Protea Hotels in and around Cape Town from August 8 to 12 with their fabulous Thompsons Travel packages.
From as little as R4 099 per person, you can enjoy four nights’ accommodation, car hire, return flights and breakfast daily.
Girls’ Night Out events
August's girls' night featuring Pulse
Tiger Tiger nightclub in Claremont gives its monthly Girls’ Night a sexy spin with the handsome Pulse dancers on Friday, August 3 (think Magic Mike, only it’s all live!).
Arrive early to receive your free welcome drink and entry. There will be awesome prizes up for grabs.
Location: Tiger Tiger, Main Road, Claremont
Contact: +27 (0)21 683 2220
Ladies' Night at Winchester Mansions
Want to continue the celebrations? Then reserve your seat for a three-course meal at only R220 at Harvey’s.
Location: Winchester Mansions, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point
Contact: +27 (0)21 434 2351
Café Caprice boy auction
A darkened room, five muscular men up for auction and your best gals to experience it all with you… what more could you possibly want from the Café Caprice Boy Auction on Sunday, August 12?
Funds raised from the auction will go towards Sisters Incorporated, a haven for abused women and their children in Cape Town, so your ogling will be for a good cause!
One&Only Cape Town Spa
Feel revitalised and re-energised by the therapists at the One&Only Cape Town’s Spa this August.
For only R695, you’ll be treated to 90-minutes of pure bliss including an ESPA back, neck and shoulder massage, a Bastien Gonzalez manicure and use of the thermal suites including: aroma-steam room, sauna, vitality pool, ice fountain and experience showers. They do divine health smoothies in their luxurious break room too!
Time Out at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa
Indulge yourself with a decadent one-night stay, 60-minute spa treatment, dinner and breakfast at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Newlands for only R1 235 per person.
Location: Colinton Road, Newlands
Contact: +27 (0)21 657 4500
Tea Time Treats
A sparkling affair at Vista Bar & Lounge
No Women’s Day celebration is complete without a glass of bubbly and sweet cake…
The One&Only Cape Town’s Vista Lounge combines the best of both by offering a complimentary glass of Graham Beck Sparkling Wine for each guest and the chance to win a three-piece Sapphire Stone Set and design consultation from The Diamond Works to the value of R6 000 at its indulgent afternoon tea.
Reserve your R145 seat today!
Location: Vista Lounge, One&Only Cape Town, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 21 431 5800
Women’s Day Tea at Cape Grace
The second Sisters Incorporated fundraiser will be held at the impressive Cape Grace Hotel with a scrumptious Women’s Day tea.
Ladies are invited to an event that promises plenty of fun and pampering, talks/demos from amazing sponsors, a delicious afternoon tea, lucky prize draws, pamper treats and goodie bags.
Location: Cape Grace Hotel, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27 (0)83 360 1330
St Luke’s Women’s Day fundraising brunch
This popular annual fundraising event for St Luke’s Hospice in Kenilworth is sure to be sold-out once again.
Your R220 ticket includes a delicious buffet brunch, sparkling wine, goodie bag for each guest, musical entertainment and guest speaker.
Coming soon: Our best tea spots in Cape Town blog post by guest writer Kayli Vee Levitan… watch this space!