Events in August
If you’re looking for things to do this August, we’ve selected a number of the events happening in South Africa this month to get you out and about …
The Hermanus Times Kalfiefees is taking place from Thursday 6 August to Monday 10 August, bring your kids and their grandparents and make this a weekend to remember because there is something for everyone. This weekend celebrates the arrival of the Southern Right Whales to Hermanus, come and hear the Hermanus Whale Crier who will let you know exactly where the whales are spending their time – his rounds are from 10h00 to 16h00.
There are a number of activities and productions planned over the weekend to keep you and your family entertained. The costs for these productions start at R30 and go up to R80 per person. Some of the line up this year includes Chris Chameleon, opera arias performed by Magdaleen Minnaar, Elizabeth Frandsen and Aubrey Lodewyk, jazz and blues music from Blues en Susters as well as a few comedies and plays to lift your spirits …
The Robertson Slow takes place from the 7 to 10 August with so much to offer, read more about living life in the slow lane this August at our previous post about the Robertson Slow at Prefer life in the Slow Lane?.
Decorex 2009 is happening in Johannesburg from 6 to 10 August and promises to be a celebration of Johannesburg’s most urban and chic spaces. The halls of the Gallagher Estate in Midrand will be covered wall to wall with the latest styles, trends and new discoveries in the décor world. Go and browse and get fantastic ideas of what to do in your home. There is everything from furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, fabrics, and décor accessories to lighting, fine finishes and all essentials for in and outdoor living.
This show is a must if you need some inspiration for your space or if you are in the trade and would like to see the some of the hottest new décor discoveries. Tickets cost R60 per person and R5 for children under the age of 12. Just make sure you don’t miss the Theatre of Ideas (Hall 5) where you can learn some tricks from the trade at no additional cost, experts will be sharing their ideas on making the old new, you might just find what you can do with that old table, cupboard or piece of fabric …
Cape Town Fashion Week takes place from 20 to 22 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This year Cape Town fashion week will be presented in association with Arise magazine and the Cape Town Fashion Council. Arise is the acclaimed magazine of African style and culture which launched in February 2009, is produced in the United Kingdom and distributed internationally. Arise Cape Town Fashion Week is Africa’s largest gathering of fashion talent and provides an international platform for designers from all across sub-Saharan Africa.
This year day one will focus on young designers, not based on their age, but young new talents. Day two of the event will showcase established designers in both men’s and women’s wear with the final day of the event culminated with the glitz and glamour of elegant day wear and sparkling evening wear.
Here’s an event that you’ll need to plan ahead for. The Aldam Lion Mountain Bike Race takes place on 12 September at the Aldam Estate in the Free State, but you’ll need to book your spot by contacting the event organiser this August, otherwise you could find yourself sitting on the sidelines. The 80km race this year will challenge you, so even those who are experienced cyclists can be ready for some adventure. Find out more about this event and who you need to contact at Shout-out to all mountain bike enthusiasts.
For more ideas on how to keep busy this August and in the months to come visit our events section on SA-Venues.com which is jam-packed full of events and annual festivals. See South Africa Events & Festivals or see our growing section of things to do around the country at Things to Do in South Africa for ideas on where to go and what to do! Happy eventing!