September is the start of Spring in South Africa and it’s also Tourism Month 2014 so there are loads of fabulous events and celebrations taking place. Here are our 5 top Tourism Month 2014 events:
Uthando Benefit Concert – 6 September at the City Hall – By attending this concert you’ll support one of the best organisations in the Cape benefiting a variety of township community projects. Uthando is a unique organisation that uplifts township projects in a genuine and meaningful way. Visit their website to see the work they do and be inspired to be part of it.
SANParks annual freebie week – 8-12 September. Our National Parks are the pride and joy of all South Africans and every year for a week entry to most of these is free of charge. This applies to the entrance fee, not the activities and accommodation within the parks. Just bring along your South African identity document and you’re in! Some parks are extending this to include the weekend after the 12th. (Please note that Boulders and Namaqua National Park are not included in this freebie week). Click here for more information.
Franschhoek Uncorked Festival – 27 and 28 September – This annual event, one of the many festivals held in Franschhoek throughout the year, allows you to taste some of the finest wines in the valley as well as live entertainment. There isn’t a better way to celebrate the end of the grey wet season. Click here to get tickets and more info.
Open Book Festival – 17-21 September, at the Fugard Theatre – Local authors of all genres and a range of events to attend. Click here to download the programme and get tickets.
Hout Bay Seafood Festival – 24-28 September. If you need an excuse to head over the mountain to this lovely fishing village, this is the one! The emphasis is on fish and seafood but add some sporting activities, art, and music concerts and you have 5 days packed with fun and games! Look here for more information: