Today we are celebrating the brave women who marched to the Union Buildings 61 years ago. Here’s how you can celebrate the day, whether it’s relaxing, doing your bit for charity or paying homage to the incredible women of our nation:
1. All Women Comedy Club Line Up, Cape Town
Enjoy a hilarious all female Comedy Club lineup with some of the top lady comedians in the country will be taking to the stage to make you laugh your socks off. Enjoy a a meal and a drink from the bar at the same time. The line-up is subject to change, but as of right now it includes comic giants Mel Jones, Tracy Klass and Angel Campey. Ladies will all receive a free cocktail if they attend this night of laughs on Women’s Day
When: 9 August, 6:00pm
Where: The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Cost: R50 pp to R120 pp.
2. Girls’ Night Out, Johannesburg
Create great memories with your girlfriends by joining the HealthyFood Studio for a special night out. For all the phenomenal women out there, celebrate Women’s Month in the studio’s state-of-the-art cooking and tasting kitchen, located in the heart of Sandton. Not only will you have a fun night out with the gals, but you’ll also learn how to make delicious, healthy meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients from their partners, Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy, followed by a sit-down meal served with sparkling wine. Talk about a lovely evening out. Space is limited (20 spots per class), so make sure you book now.
When: 9 August, 18:00 to 21:00
Where: 155 West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg
Cost: R595 per couple
3. Charity High Tea at the One & Only Hotel, Cape Town
Dress up in your finest and enjoy an elegant high tea at the One & Only Hotel in support of the Chris Bertish Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Crossing Charities. There will be a charity raffle on the day with various luxury goodies to be won. Other spot prizes include something for the attendee whose outfit best interprets the theme: ‘A Ray of Hope’. There will be bubbly upon arrival, a live band and various fabulous guest speakers.
When: 9 August, 1:00pm
Where: One & Only Hotel, Cape Town
Cost: R420 pp
4. Women's Day Picnic, Joburg
Celebrate Women’s Day by heading to the Fourways Farmer’s Market for a lovely day out and about in the city. You can expect fantastic artisan food, some crisp bubbly and an awesome entertainment lineup you don’t want to miss.
When: 9 Aug, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Fourways Farmer's Market, 01 William Nicol Drive and Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways
Cost: R20 pp
5. Bubbles and Bikes at Boschendal, Cape Town
Boschendal is hosting a mountain biking workshops for beginner to advanced cyclists. This is a chance for you and your girl friends to get adventurous and active, plus get treated to a well-deserved bubbly and chocolate pairing followed by a three-course lunch at Werf Restaurant.
When: 9 August
Where: Priel Road, Groot Drakenstein,Franschhoek
Cost: R600 pp
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