This coming weekend is packed with a wide variety of ways for you kick off your Women’s Month celebrations. Here is our hand-picked list of woman-oriented events, ranging from taking part in a virtual road race for charity to enjoying a fabulous brunch on a deck overlooking the ocean.
Lanzerac is serving up some incredible opportunities to treat the special and deserving women we call mothers, sisters, wives, partners, daughters and friends.
The Afternoon Tea package will be put together by the Lanzerac chefs, and includes a variety of delicious appetisers, finger sandwiches and sweet treats, complemented by a selection of luxury TWG teas. The experience is priced at R800 for four guests, and R150 per person thereafter. Delivery will be to the Stellenbosch area, with an additional fee for outside areas.
Take the day this coming Sunday (9 August) to experience the beautiful Stellenbosch Kloof Valley views, enjoy a walk around the dam on Jordan Wine Estate, breathe in the fresh Winelands air and indulge in a high tea at The Bakery.
The baking team has created an incredible afternoon/high tea experience. Guests will be treated to a selection of sweet and savoury pastries and desserts, served with artisanal teas, and the estate’s famous Black Magic coffee.
Be adventurous and take your beloved to Tintswalo Atlantic’s brand new restaurant, the Tintswalo Kitchen, where diners can sit back in a relaxed seaside environment with a choice of cosy fireside dining or outdoor seating on the deck above the crashing waves.
Tintswalo is embracing the digital age with a new contactless app that introduces a creative way to interact with guests and eliminate the use of paper documents. Use of the app drives a ‘touchless’ travel experience that further reduces the risk of Covid-19 virus transmission that may be associated with physical interaction between guests and staff.
Luna Paige will be singing the blues to the ladies (and their partners) in a special ‘Her Blues’ show at the Drostdy Theatre. Blues lovers can look forward to songs by Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ruth Brown, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, Melody Gardot, Amy Winehouse and more.
This stripped-down version of their blues show, ‘Her Blues’, is putting the show back into its cabaret shoes with a three-piece ensemble consisting of Luna Paige on vocals, Simon Orange on keys & organs and Ben Badenhorst on guitars.
Luna Paige, together with Simon Orange, will be entertaining the audience with anecdotes about women in the music industry, their stories, accomplishments and struggles, and how they paved the way for successful female stars who today grace some of the biggest stages in the world. The show is directed by Richard H Nosworthy
On Women’s Day, South Africa’s Evita will expose herself with and without a mask. Pieter-Dirk himself will be unmasked on that occasion as he dons various masks to create the icons and aikonas who treated Mrs Bezuidenhout with the respect she deserved. Because, just because she doesn’t exist, doesn’t mean she’s not real.
The question remains: To be masked or not to be masked?
A famous story from the past is ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’. A familiar reality today is a world in a cloth mask. Uys has been impersonating Evita for years and as a result is used to wearing her face as his mask. But all masks come off on 9 August! Unmasking Evita will live-stream from Penny Lane Studios in Cape Town across the world via Quicket.
What woman will not love spending the day at Babylonstoren? There are over three kilometres of paths through the garden, which provide hours of walking pleasure.
The 3.5-hectare garden, modelled on the famous Company’s Garden in Cape Town, is probably the farm’s main attraction, providing the central backdrop to everything that happens there.
The Garden of Diversity pays tribute to the gardening traditions of the Cape; for centuries the halfway station between Europe and Asia, where ships would replenish with water, vegetables and fruit. Babylonstoren is a working farm with lots of feathery friends, so guests are requested to please leave pets at home. Guide dogs are welcome. The garden is open daily from 9h00 to 17h00.
With the normal Spar Women’s Challenge series for 2020 having been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the retail giant has organised a Virtual Challenge to take its place. Women around South Africa are being invited to spread hope (and maybe even a little sunshine) by entering the virtual challenge.
The organisers are hoping to set a world record for the number of entrants in a women’s virtual challenge. For an entry fee of only R50, each entrant will receive a challenge T-shirt, a buff and challenge magazine. But that’s not all – for every entry, Spar will donate a food parcel to a survivor of gender based violence .
“Spar have done so much for women’s sport and they’ve been contributing some great initiatives to sport over the years,” says Proteas netball captain Bongi Msomi Msomi.
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