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A Chance to Meet a Race Car Driver, An Art Therapist, Comedians And A Celeb Chef this Women’s Day

Celebrating every kind of woman in every way with our list of things to do this Women’s Month

This Women’s Day, there is a splendid pick of wonderful things to do to celebrate being a woman. There are experts to help you better your life and culinary discoveries. Plus pamper stations, champagne brunch, a pole dancing class or a race for cancer, too.

MEET A CELEB CHEF AND WIN A RIDE AROUND A RACETRACK
Tuck into some tasty food while enjoying discussions with a few inspiring women. There’ll be talks from chef-celeb Jenny Morris, who’ll be sharing some shortcuts to quick meal times, fitness guru Bertus Alberts will chat about health and fitness training, and professional female race car driver Andrea Bates will share the motivation behind her career choice in a male-dominated field. What’s more, six guests will win a race around the Killarney track with a professional driver at the Queens of Quick Women’s Day event.
Price: R260/p


6 Potsdam Road | Tableview | +27 (0)21 910 6500

CULINARY DISCOVERIES AND EXCITING CITY FLAVOURS
Join this unique tour company for foodie spoils by tasting your way through the unique and multicultural flavours of the city on a walking tour. Get 20% off selected dates when you use the discount code “CTMAGWOMEN” between 9 July and 9 August. You can book a tour for any other special occasion at Cape Town Culinary Tours.
Price: Adults pay R899/p which includes a full foodie experience with gratuities included. Children pay R699/p.


2 Fir Street | Observatory | +27 (0)87 550 8662

TEST YOUR STRENGTHS WITH A POLE DANCE CLASS
This modern hotel in the Silo district and social spot has a little something special planned at the Oui Bar and Kitchen the night before Women’s Day. Women will be able to enjoy a night of laughter, entertainment and perhaps even pick up a new hobby with a pole dance class and special performance from The Pole Project. It takes place from 6pm on Wednesday 8 August 2018 at Radisson RED.
Price: Free.


No.6 Silo | Silo Square | +27 (0)87 086 1578

PAMPER STATIONS, A TWO-COURSE LUNCH AND INSPIRING TALKS
Head to Shimmy Beach at the Waterfront for an empowering Women’s Day lunch and a bunch of activities to celebrate women. A ticket to the Empower Me event gets you a two-course lunch, welcome drinks, access to pamper stations, gift bags, live music, and inspirational talks by experts in their field such as skin renewal aesthetic specialist, health and fitness guru and owner of Warrior Warehouse, Emma Jooste and a few others. There’s always so much more at Shimmy Beach Club.
Price: R450/p.


12 S Arm Road | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)21 200 7778

FIVE QUEENS, ONE STAGE, ONLY 80 BUCKS
Celebrate every type of woman with this Women’s Day extravaganza in Green Point. Watch five drag queens perform on one stage, for one night only and the entrance fee is only R80 at pink burger paradise, Beefcakes.
Price: R80/p


36 Somerset Road | Green Point | +27 (0)21 425 9019, capetown@beefcakes.co.za (space is limited, book your spot soon)

BRUNCHING BEAUTIES
Celebrate Women’s Day with nothing other than a fabulous buffet brunch. You’ll be able to enjoy this sophisticated affair 10:30am–2:30pm, with your pick of fruit, pastries, eggs and other breakfast goods while sipping bubbly and saluting your femininity at Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence.
Price: R185/p (includes a glass of bubbly).


22 Riebeek Street | Cape Town City Centre | +27 (0)21 467 4000

ART FOR YOUR HEART
Spend your morning in a world of art, creation and self-reflection with this Mandala Workshop (a symbol in Jungian psychology that appears in a dream and represents the dreamer’s completeness and self-unity) held by an experienced and registered art therapist in Sea Point. Paint, draw, visualise and share your work with the group while enjoying light refreshments and an open, safe space to create.
Price: R795/p for bookings of two or more people. R850/p for single bookings.


Gorleston Road | Sea Point | info@arttherapy.co.za

EXPLORE THIS HIDDEN-GEM VINEYARD
Make memories this Women’s Day? What about a stroll through one of Stellenbosch best-kept-secret vineyards. And stay for lunch: You and your friends save on a three-course sharing menu and get a complimentary glass of wine each at Haskell Vineyards in Stellenbosch.
Price: for R225/p


Annandale Rd | Lynedoch | Stellenbosch | info@haskellvineyards.co.za | +27 (0) 21 881 3895

FREE DRINKS AND LOTS OF LAUGHS
Head to Cape Town’s ever-popular comedy spot for laughs from South African comedians Melt Sieberhageen, Dugald Pieterse, Gino Fernandez, Kenwyn Davids and Kate Pinchuck this Women’s Day. Plus ladies get a free drink on arrival at Cape Town Comedy Club.
Price: R120/p


Dock Road | The Pumphouse | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0)21 418 8880, info@capetowncomedy.com

RUN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Lace up for fighting cancer this Women’s Day with the Totalsports Women’s Race. The race starts from the Grand Parade and both a 5km and 10km course is available, so you don’t need to be super fit to flit across the route. Together with breast cancer education and awareness initiative PinkDrive, the race aims to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and promote the need for improved services for women across the country. Guys are welcome to enter too.
Price: 5km entry is R80/p, 10km entry is R120/p. Temporary licenses to run the race cost R35/p


Grand Parade | Central Cape Town | +27 (0)82 991 0045, entries@stillwatersports.com

A FREE BOTTLE OF WINE AND 2-FOR-1 IRISH COFFEES
Book a table for lunch or dinner for four or more and get a bottle of wine for free. This quirky Obs restaurant will also be serving 2-for-1 Irish coffees all day long – so get celebrating with this boozy Women’s Day special (on a public holiday, too) at A Touch Of Madness.
Price: R48 for an Irish coffee. Food prices vary.  


12 Nutall Road | Observatory | +27 (0)21 447 4650

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