Top Things To Do In August In Cape Town

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town

“Here’s to strong women! May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them”

When planning an exciting day out on National Women’s Day, which is celebrated as a public holiday in South Africa on the 9th of August, it’s good to think about the historical significance behind this special day. Why do we celebrate National Women’s Day?

National Women’s Day was established in 1994 to pay homage to the 20 000 pioneering women who marched up to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956. The purpose of the protest was to hand over petitions against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws”.

In recent years, Women’s Day in South Africa has been marked to celebrate all things women, which makes it the perfect opportunity to do something special. We have put together a list of fun Women’s Day celebration ideas – attractions and activities that are just perfect to commemorate the day in style.

Here are some of the best things to do on Women’s Day in Cape Town to celebrate the special ladies in your life.

In the famous words of Beyoncé Knowles – “Who runs the world? Girls!”

#Woman’s Day Celebrations at Skye Rooftop Bar

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: SKYE Rooftop Bar
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: SKYE Rooftop Bar | 13 London Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm – 10pm
  • Contact details: Book now on 021 434 0205 or [email protected] to avoid missing out

Celebrate this Woman’s Day at Skye Rooftop Bar in collaboration with Pongracz for a day filled with spectacular views, delicious food, and great vibes. Each lady will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival as well as enjoy a live performance by the talented Grace De la Hunt at 2pm – 4pm.

To make the day extra special Skye Rooftop Bar will have the following Woman’s day specials:

  • A cheese platter for two and two glasses of Pongracz for only R295
  • Happy 2 hours between 5pm – 7pm
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
  • Jack Black Beer
  • Hamilton’s Gin on tap
  • House wine

Book now on 021 434 0205 or [email protected] to avoid missing out!

Skye Rooftop Bar will also be running a competition for the whole month of August. All you need to do is take your slip, write your name and number on it, and drop it in their entry box and you could be a winner!

#Women’s day / Women’s week celebrations

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: Royal Cape Yacht Club
  • Event byRoyal Cape Yacht Club
  • When: 7 August – 13 August 2022
  • Where: Royal Cape Yacht Club | Duncan Road, Cape Town
  • Time: August 7 at 11am – August 13 at 7pm

The Royal Cape Yacht Club will be celebrating women all week long. The week-long Women’s Day celebration will kick off on Sunday 7 August with live music by the popular duo – Solfege.

On Tuesday 9 August (Women’s Day) the Royal Cape Yacht Club will be serving flapjacks all day long along with a range of garnishes, paired with a complimentary glass of Rosè to all the ladies who lunch. As an extra special treat you can enter your till slip into the lucky draw for a Women’s Day prize.

On Saturday the 13th of August they will be hosting a Ladies Race & Women’s Day Cruise. Registration will start at 8:30am and coffee, tea, and muffins will be served on arrival, followed by guest speaker Vasti Manser who holds a number of adventure world records with her husband Riaan Manser. The couple have recently become RCYC members. In 2014 the pair became the first people ever in history to have rowed from mainland Africa to North America. For their honeymoon they rowed from California to Hawaii in a Guinness World record-breaking time of 39 days. Vasti will intrigue the audience with a unique woman’s perspective of the world of adventure; a world usually reserved for rugged and very brave men.

At 12pm sailing and racing will commence out in Table Bay, followed by prize-giving. You can lunch at your own leisure with plenty of delicious blackboard specials for all the ladies.

To enter the Ladies Race or sign up for the Ladies Cruise contact the sailing office [email protected] to avoid missing out.

#Africa Padel & ILoveBoobies – Women’s Day

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: Iloveboobies
  • Event byIloveboobies
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Africa Padel
  • Time: 8:30am – 1pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more about this wonderful Women’s Day event

Its time to get excited for an amazing Women’s Day event with Africa Padel and ILoveBoobies taking place on Tuesday, 9 August 2022. To take things to the next level they will be giving away a women’s edition PADEL RACKET with a bag by Margaux!

BUT that’s not all! They will also be giving away the following incredible prizes:

  • R250 playtomic vouchers
  • Bouquets of flowers from The Flowery
  • R1000 Mano’s meal voucher for 2
  • R500 Social Club meal voucher & bottle of wine for 2
  • 4X Earrings from PINA
  • 2X R500 ILoveBoobies gift voucher
  • 3X Gooroo yoga mats
  • 4X Personal training sessions with I AM STORM

Visit the ILoveBoobies website to purchase your ticket and stand a chance to win one or more of the prizes:…/womens-day-padel-event

#Woman’s Day Cruise

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: Mirage
  • Event by: Mirage
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Mirage | Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Contact details: For more information contact Mirage on 071 428 1126 or [email protected]
  • Time: 2:30pm
  • Boarding: 14:30
  • Departure: 15:00
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more about this fantastic Women’s Day event

Celebrate Women’s Day in style with Mirage! Set sail for LUXURY this Woman’s Day with a fabulous cruise out on the open ocean waters, all while soaking up the spectacular view of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, the glorious Atlantic Ocean and beyond.

Feel the thrill of adrenaline as you slice through Cape Town’s waters! Be sure to keep your eyes open for any potential marine life sightings. What better way to treat that special woman in your life than giving her the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a magnificent and memorable Women’s Day cruise with Mirage?!

The Mirage Women’s Day Cruise also includes a refreshing cocktail of your choice:

  • Pina colada
  • Strawberry daiquiri
  • Mojito
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails & beverages are also available

**Book now and get R100 off by using this code: WomanPower

For more information contact Mirage on 071 428 1126 or [email protected]

#Women’s Day High Tea @ 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  • Event by: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa | Victoria Street, Cape Town
  • Venue: Atlantic Terrace Marquee
  • Time: 1pm
  • Price: R 595.00 per person
  • Contact details: 021 437 9000 | [email protected] | Click here to visit the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa website
  • **Bookings essential

With exquisite views of the Atlantic Ocean, spend the day with the special women in your life over a Sunday High Tea Buffet in the Atlantic Terrace Marquee, specially prepared by The 12 Apostles’ leading lady, Head Pastry Chef Gina Marziani and the Kitchen Brigade.

#Women’s Day Buffet Breakfast @ Dolphin Beach Hotel

Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: Sweet Fragrance
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Blowfish Restaurant, Dolphin Beach Hotel | 1 Marine Drive, Blouberg, Cape Town
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Event by: Sweet Fragrance
  • Contact details: Sweet Fragrance: 084 011 0765 | [email protected] | Website | Blowfish Restaurant: 021 556 5464 | 076 500 3230 | [email protected]


Things To Do On Women’s Day in Cape Town
Photo credit: Killarney International Raceway
  • Event by: Killarney International Raceway
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Killarney International Raceway | 6 Potsdam Road, Table View, Cape Town
  • Time: 9am – 5pm
  • Contact details: For more information and to enter contact Abdul Aleem Sayed at [email protected] or 082 336 77 88

Witzenberg Motorklub, Racing4 Change and the Western Province Motor Club, in partnership with AHI Renovators and Home Improvements, 1CC, Cape Medics and Miller’s Food Truck, bring you the Outta Control Gymkhana and Straight Line Challenge at Killarney International Raceway this Women’s Day, Tuesday 9 August.

This is a rare opportunity for competitors to tackle two motorsport disciplines at the same event – in the same car!

You’ll see exciting head-to-head challenges, racing against the clock and loads of sideways action on the gymkhana course, because many gymkhana hotshots believe that the fastest way to get round a tight corner is to throw the car in sideways and accelerate – hard! It doesn’t always work, but it’s hugely entertaining to watch.

The day kicks off with straight-line action on the drag strip from 9am – 11am, then the same competitors move to a (very demanding) gymkhana course at the oval for head-to-head contests until about 5pm.

And you get to enjoy all the action for just R100 for adults, R20 for scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.

Enter at either Gate 1 on Potsdam road or Gate 5, opposite the entrance to the dump. You can pay either with cash or card – there are card facilities at both gates.

There will be an amazing range of hot food and cold drinks (including halaal) on sale all day. You are also welcome to bring your own cooler box and skottel and do your own catering – it’s entirely up to you!

So bring the family and make a day of it on this midweek public holiday – you could even win a passenger ride in a gymkhana car!

That’s not all! Catch special guest star DJ Ready D and his Safer Roads for All (SR4A) campaign, as well as Safely Home, a government funded programme for safer roads in South Africa – plus a full field of spectacular drivers and drifters, including:

  • Izak ‘Sakkie’ van Zyl in his V8 Toyota Corolla (no, we’re not kidding – come see for yourself!)
  • Daniel ‘Danger’ Blaser in a Nissan 350Z
  • Leon ‘Pastoor’ Engelbrecht (they call him that because his passengers always end up praying) in his 400 horsepower turbocharged two-litre VW Golf
  • Lorcan ‘Sideways’ Aylward in a Ford Mustang 5.0 V8
  • Herman ‘Crazy’ Mahnke and his wife Jeanette in the HAT Dynamics/Mischief BMW
  • And many more!

For more information and to enter contact Abdul Aleem Sayed at [email protected] or 082 336 77 88.