Its official, the first month of spring has finally arrived and at this point in the year we Capetonians are getting ready for summer holiday activates and ready to soak up as much Vitamin D as we possibly can.
So let’s put winter behind us and gear up for a months of creativity, outdoor adventures, wine tasting and other outdoor activities.
Also, September is when we celebrate National Braai Day (24th September), and if you’re quick on the uptake you’ve already put in leave to make it a nice long weekend. In tune with heritage month, Western Cape SANParks offer visitors a week of free entry into select reserves, and Iziko museums is open to all on Heritage Day.
Hermanus Whale Festival (20 – 28 September)
One of the world’s best land-based whale watching sites, for the 22nd annual enviro-arts festival from Friday, 20 September to Tuesday, 24 September, with a few events also happening the following weekend on Saturday, 28 September. The Hermanus Whale Festival is filled with activities for young and old alike, such as whale spotting and education, arts and crafts, sporting races, live entertainment and appealing foods to tantalise your taste buds.
Cape Town Marathon (22 September)
An annual Mother City highlight, the Cape Town Marathon heads into the CBD for a quick-paced run through iconic streets and past historic buildings on Sunday, 22 September 2013. This yearly marathon is best known for its flat, feasible route and the fact that it offers both novices and experienced runners a chance to see Cape Town from a different angle. With a 42.2-km and 10-km route for adults and a 4.2-km mini-marathon for the kids, this fast and furious race gives those looking to qualify for the Comrades and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon a chance to clock in with a great time. There’s also a 5-km fun run scheduled for Friday, 21 September.
Heritage Day Potjiekos Challenge at the Noordhoek Farm Village (24 September)
Join in on the fun at the annual Noordhoek Farm Village Heritage Day Potjiekos challenge and cook up a storm on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. This challenge combines culinary know-how and Mzansi tradition when individuals and teams take up the challenge to produce a outstandingly South African potjie. Masters of the three-legged cast iron pot compete for the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals against other teams and the likes of Noordhoek Farm Village restaurants, The Toad, The Foodbarn and Café Roux.