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August 05, 2011

Women’s Month celebrations in Cape Town

Women's month

Photo courtesy Alicia Woodward

As women, we love, care for and work hard for everyone and everything in our life, over and above giving time to ourselves.

August is Women’s Month, during which we celebrate Women’s Day on August 9 to commemorate the mothers, daughters, sisters and friends who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956 in protest against the pass law. It’s only fitting that we continue to remember this day.

Take the time to relax, recharge and revitalise your life with the following fantastic Women’s Month events in Cape Town this August:

Be entertained:

Women’s Month Celebration at Vista Bar

Friday nights in August are a celebration of femininity at the One&Only Cape Town’s Vista Bar, with hot tunes from Coda and tasty French martinis all night long.

Call +27 (0)21 431 4511 for more details.

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Artscape Women’s Arts Week

Comedy shows, a star-studded concert and important cancer awareness talks make the Artscape Theatre’s Women Arts Week a must-do.

For more info call +27 (0)21 410 9800.

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Find Your Inspiration Women’s Day Show

The fairer sex is celebrated in all its glory with an all-day event dedicated to women at the Old Mutual Business School in Pinelands on August 9.

From exhibitions and motivational speakers to free massages and delightful goodies bags, you’ll find it at the Find Your Inspiration show.

Call +27 (0)84 256 8096 or email xtraordinarywomen@gmail.com for more information.

Kleure en Geure at d’Ouwe Werf

d’Ouwe Werf Hotel will don its best pink regalia for an evening of tasty treats, delightful wines and wonderful gifts in celebration of Women’s Day.

This fabulous event will be held on August 11 and all enquires can be made to +27 (0)21 887 4608.

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Cracks and the City II

Don’t miss the hilarious quartet, Shimmy Isaacs, Anne Hirsch, Anthea Thompson and Marianne Thamm, in their second season of this popular show as they discuss and poke fun at love, life and everything in between.

Cracks and the City II runs at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch until August 13. Tickets are available at Computicket.

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Pamper yourself:

Luxury Spa Treatment at Mandela Rhodes Place’s Camelot Spa

In the heart of the city, you will be pampered as you deserve by the excellent beauty therapists at Mandela Rhodes Place’s Camelot Spa.

Until August 30, you can enjoy an hour-long Swedish, Aromatherapy or Camelot Universal massage, an hour-long Thalgo hydrating facial treatment, a hand and foot massage including a hand mask, delicious snacks and access to all spa facilities including the steam room.

This decadent package costs R850. For reservations call +27 (0)21 422 2144 or email mrpmanager@camelotspa.co.za

Spoil Yourself Spa Experience at Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa

Indulge your senses and treat yourself to the awesome Equinox spa combo package this month. For just R580, you can enjoy a facial, a head, back, neck and shoulder massage, and an aromatherapy hand and foot compress.

This special includes a delicious lunch at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel’s superb 1800˚ restaurant. Book now at +27 (0)21 430 0511.

Inzolo Wellness Suite at Hout Bay Manor

Book an indulgent day of treatments at this stylish spa in Hout Bay. With 20% off your treatment as well as a free health salad starter with your main meal when you book your spa session, this is the pampering experience for you.

This offer is valid for the month of August.

Call +27 (0)21 790 0116 or email reservations@houtbaymanor.co.za to book your treatment.

Get your heart racing:

Cadiz Women’s Day Swim

If you fancy taking a dip while you raise funds for charity this Women’s Day, join the Cadiz Women’s Day Swim at Camp’s Bay on 9 August.

The Cadiz Swim Series promotes open-water swimming and, this year, the funds of the event go to the women of the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association.

The registration fee is R90 to R100. More information is available at +27 (0)21 785 3683.

Totalsports Ladies Run/Walk

These boots were made for walking ... run, walk or sprint in this popular annual Women’s Day event at the Coetzenberg Stadium in Stellenbosch on August 9.

Medals, T-shirts and fantastic entertainment will make this a celebration to remember. Get the necessary details at +27 (0)21 511 7130.

Be charitable:

St Luke’s Hospice Women’s Day brunch

Celebrate the good work of St Luke’s Hospice with this jubilant brunch at the Belmont Square Conference Centre on August 9.

For only R200, you will be treated to informative guest speakers, a mouth-watering spread, and a goodie bag. Call +27 (0)21 797 5335 for more information.

The Sunflower Fund Event at The Vineyard

Raise funds for the worthy Sunflower Fund by attending this charitable event at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands on August 13.

Surprise gifts, appetising wines and more will guarantee you a good time.

Reserve your table now at +27 (0)21 701 0661.

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