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July 29, 2014

Women’s Month: Women’s Day Events in Cape Town

Photo courtesy of Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Saturday 9 August is Women’s Day - a Public Holiday in South Africa that that honours the women's march to the Union Buildings in 1956 to petition against the pass laws.

As always, Cape Town has a lot going on and this Women’s Day weekend is no different.  Whether you're into sport, culture or something in between, make your way to the Mother City, ladies, and celebrate your girl power!

Women’s Humanity Arts Festival

Date: 4 - 9 August
Venue: Artscape Theatre
Website: www.artscape.co.za

The Women’s Humanity Arts Festival takes place at the Artscape Theatre and it is a week-long event that has a programme full of educational workshops, inspiring productions and talks from guest speakers that will empower you. The theme is Humanity and this annual event is worth attending.

Women's Day with Reuben

Date: 9 August 
Venue: One & Only Cape Town, Cape Town
Website: www.oneandonlyresorts.com

Reuben Riffel, a well renowned South African Chef, and One & Only Cape Town are hosting A Sparkling Diamond Surprise on Women’s Day. You have the option of an Afternoon Tea buffet selection at the Vista Bar & Lounge for R165 per person, or you can indulge in a three-course set lunch menu at Reuben’s for R225 per person.  PLUS: When you book, you stand a chance to win a spectacular prize, courtesy of Uwe Koetter. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Totalsports Ladies Race

Date:  9 August
Venue: Stellenbosch
More info: Click here

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in this picturesque fun run / walk.  Take it easy on the 5km route (perfect for first-timers) or try to break your PB on the 10km.  While most of the runners are women, keep an eye out for the guys that dress up in tutus and pink wigs to join their ladies for a morning of fit and fabulous fun.

National Women’s Day at Waterfront

Date: 9 August
Venue: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Be entertained at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on Saturday, with live performances by up and coming South African music acts. From the Kingswood College Concert Band to the Amy Biehl Foundation group and many more... Come and spend Women's Day at the V&A Waterfront on Women’s Day.

Women’s Day Swim

Date: 9 August 
Venue: Camps Bay, Cape Town
Website: www.freedomswimseries.co.za

This long distance swimming challenge series is back on Woman's Day, with an approximate 7.5km cold Atlantic swim between Robben Island and Big Bay. All proceeds go to charity, so register to swim for a good cause.

Women’s Day at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

Date: 6 – 9 August
Venue: The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront
Website: www.joumasecomedy.com

Looking for a laugh?  Then get your tickets for Jou Ma Se Comedy Club's all-women line-up TODAY! Featuring superb headline acts, early booking is essential.


For more inspiration and what to do in Cape Town this winter, check out 100 Things to do in Winter, and remember to contact our friendly team to help you book your trip, excursions and accommodation.

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