The 9th of August marks the celebration of what it means to be a South African woman. Of course, it’s also a day when the hardworking ladies of our nation can take a moment for themselves and their favourite friends.
Here’s our list of wonderful Women’s Day activities you can enjoy:
The Fairway Spa
Women’s Day means one thing for the lady who’s always on the go and has no time for herself: a day of self-indulgent relaxation has finally arrived. Although since women deserve a whole month of commemoration instead of just a day, The Fairway Spa has a package for all of August. Book yourself a 30-minute hot stone back massage, 30-minute express facial, and a 30-minute express manicure all for just R700. Prepare to be pampered! Bookings essential.
Time: All of August; appointments times vary
Venue: The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Setperk Road, Randpark
Contact: 011 478 8020, [email protected]
With the weather warming and blue skies and sunshine returning, what better way to spend Women’s Day than breathing in fresh air with your girlfriends and enjoying gourmet gastronomy? Bring an empty picnic basket and fill it to the brim with oysters, chilled bottles of bubbly, and the finest deli and dessert food in the city. Spread a blanket under a pine tree awning or on the hay bale picnic lawn, and bask away the day.
When: 10 am -5 pm
Venue: C/O Monte Casino Blvd & William Nicol Rd, Fourways
Price: Entrance fees R20 per adult. Children under 12 and pensioners enter for free.
Contact: 011 465 0877, [email protected]
All Women Line–Up
Nothing tops dinner and a show, so gather the girls (as long as they’re all over 18) and hit the Cape Town Comedy Club for a special all-female cast. Mel Jones, Tracy Klass and Angel Campey are just some of the comedy queens who will be appearing, and you’re guaranteed to leave with tears still streaming down your face. Pitch up on the 9th of August for a delicious dinner and a free cocktail!
When: Dinner from 6 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm
Where: The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront, Dock Road (Near Aquarium / Water Shed)
Price: Tickets range from R50 – R120 at Computicket
Contact: 021 418 8880, [email protected]
Women’s Fitness Day
If you want to spend your Women’s Day riding an endorphin high, sign up for a beachfront workout for a good cause. EcoActive Sports is offering a triple-threat training day, with a Zumba session, beach fitness, and a yoga class, each for 20 minutes. There will refreshments, a talk on personal safety and awareness, and fabulous lucky draw prizes to be won. You’ll have a blast and contribute to EcoActive Sports and Adventure’s drowning prevention agenda via your proceeds, so this is an exercise for two wonderful causes.
When: 9 am onwards
Where: Muizenberg Civic Centre, Atlantic Road
Price: R150 pp (entries online 10% off)
Contact: 076 263 2052, [email protected]
Women’s Day High Tea at the Oyster Box
Don your pearls, dab on your best lipstick, and celebrate your womanhood in style at one of Durban’s most glamorous eateries. On August 9th, The Oyster Box is offering glasses of bubbly, live piano music, and a table piled high with pastries just for you and the girls. This year’s spread is themed Bubbles and Brie, so expect more than a few chilled glasses as well as some cheesy delights.
When: 2:30-5 pm
Where: The Palm Court at The Oyster Box
Price: R450 pp
Contact: 031 514 5000, [email protected]
BWA Business Expo
For the never-rest go-getter, Women’s Day is just another day for networking opportunities. If you’re progressing on your business journey or would simply like to meet some truly inspirational ladies, drop in to the BWA Business Expo. Industry pioneers will include local entrepreneurs, social enterprises, corporate companies and retailers. This is the ideal event for the woman who just wants to keep climbing that commercial ladder!
When: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: La Lucia Mall
Price: Free for visitors
Contact: [email protected]