The upcoming Women’s Day long weekend offers plenty of options for those who want to spoil that special woman, or women, in their lives. There will also be festive ‘ladies only’ events that offer the perfect opportunity for a group of female friends or family members to get together and celebrate this annual national holiday. Women’s Day only comes around once a year, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Friday 9 August
Women’s Day Vineyard Walk
Celebrate Women’s Day with a fun 5 km walk through picturesque vineyards on the edge of the Bot River Lagoon, with four delightful tasting stops along the way. Juices and entertainment available for kids. There will be a lucky draw at the end of the walk with great prizes to be won. Vouchers sponsored by Benguela Cove and Evolve Spa Hermanus. Booking at R150 pp (includes a novelty glass) is essential. Contact 087 357 0637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Benguela Cove Tasting Room | Registration 08:00, Walk starts 09:00
Women’s Day High Pink Tea
The Marine will be hosting a very special Pink High Tea in celebration of the courage, strength and accomplishments of women, with guest speaker Carmen Titus from the Mount Pleasant Women Action Group. The delicious high tea, comprising a feast of traditional and contemporary eats, will kick off with a welcome flute of Sumaridge MCC and each guest will receive a luxury beauty gift from internationally-renowned brand, Molton Brown to the value of R600! Book your ticket at R180 pp online at www.quicket.co.za or call 028 313 1000.
The Marine Hotel | 14:00
Harry Campbell Live
Celebrate Women’s Day with a lunch and live show by Harry Campbell, the father of ‘Die Campbells’. This talented and versatile entertainer will present a rock ‘n roll revival show with music from the sixties, including the hits that were made famous by Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, CCR, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Abba, Sha Na Na, the Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Everly Brothers and many more. Tickets at R200 pp include a delicious two-course meal. To book, contact 028 316 3582 or 082 359 5608.
The Class Room Restaurant, Hemel-en-Aarde Village | 14:00
Women’s Day Dinner in the Barn
In honour of National Women’s Day and as part of the Elgin Winter Festival celebrations hosted by Experience Elgin, Old Mac Daddy is hosting a festive dinner where you can treat the special woman in your life. Diners are invited to select from one of three set menus, with fine local wines from Elgin Ridge Wines available to order and live entertainment provided by talented local musician, Gerhard. The cost of the three-course meal is R340 pp and booking is essential. Reserve your spot with the Barn on 021 844 8900 or at email@example.com.
Old Mac Daddy, 112 Valley Road, Grabouw | 18:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10 August
Lomond Rosé Party
Call up the ladies in your life and join Lomond Wine Estate for a unique celebration of women next to the scenic dam among the vineyards! Several women from the community will be guest speakers, sharing their inspirational success stories. There will also be live entertainment by Anza and fun games for all. Dress code: Your prettiest pink & white party outfit! Tickets at R150 pp include all the entertainment, snacks and a welcoming drink. Book at www.webtickets.co.za or call 082 908 0099.
Lomond Wine Estate | 14:00
Join God Shift Era in celebrating Women’s Day with live entertainment, wine, juice and canapés in beautiful surroundings. Each lady will also receive a goodie bag. No need to fret if it rains on the day as the event will be hosted in the Fernkloof Hall. Funds raised will go towards the Women of Wonder Project that was created by God Shift Era to help women who are struggling. They provide assistance in various ways, such as supplying mothers with baby starter packs, hosting educational talks about women’s health issues, etc. Come and enjoy a fun afternoon with other ladies who want to make a difference. All you have to do is make a donation of R100 online or R120 at the event. To pay online, go to the ‘Celebrating Women’ event page on Facebook and click on ‘Tickets’.
Fernkloof Nature Reserve | 15:00 – 17:00