Savour Spring at The Table Bay Hotelon September 22, 2011
Cape Town is renowned as being home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful natural resources. It is also the country’s wine production hub and cultural capital. The Mother City has become the nation’s premier tourist destination for these very reasons – and there’s no better time of year to sample the city’s delights than the spring season. The Table Bay Hotel has put together a guide to must-attend local events this September, all of which can be enjoyed from the luxurious surrounds of the hotel.
Cape Town abounds with breath-taking scenery and stunning wilderness. What better way to experience it than up close and personal? There are a number of events that will be taking place in September that will let you do exactly that.
It all kicks off with the Cape Town Marathon – perhaps the city marathon with the most spectacular backdrop out of any in the world. A flat route past all of Cape Town’s major attractions, the marathon is perfect for entrants of all stripes. The competition has a 10km short-route option as well as a 4.2km mini-marathon for junior entrants, making it the perfect outing for travelling families wanting to sample the city’s breathtaking vistas firsthand.
Then, from 30 September – 4 October, visitors to The Table Bay will be able to celebrate spring in the true Cape fashion, with the Hermanus Whale Festival. In addition to seeing the annual return of the majestic Southern Right whales to Walker Bay, visitors can indulge in the festival’s great cultural fare, from music to comedy to dance and arts. The festival is a true spring mainstay of the region.
Wine, Wondrous Wine
Nothing as synonymous with the Cape as wine is. Wine is the region’s lifeblood and September offers a number of exciting wine-related events for the travelling connoisseur.
You need not even step foot out of The Table Bay for your fix of wine indulgence. The Atlantic Grill has monthly wine evenings at the hotel, at which patrons are treated to an amazing selection of local vintages, specially selected to accompany the gourmet fare.
If your wine addiction has you wanting more, however, there are still plenty of other seasonal attractions. Most notably, the Paarl Cultivaria Festival, running from 30 September – 2 October. The festival offers visitors the chance to sample the region’s best food and wine while enjoying an eclectic mix of local art, music and culture.
Having sampled the best of Cape Town’s natural beauty and produce, what’s left to enjoy for the spring visitor to The Table Bay Hotel? Undoubtedly the most enticing attraction remaining on the busy September calendar is a sampling of Cape Town’s renowned theatre offerings.
There are 2 shows in particular that warrant watching this spring – the Artscape’s production of the Broadway classic, Fiddler on the Roof, and Pieter-Dirk Uys’s latest one-man show, Desperate First Ladies, at the Baxter Theatre. Fiddler on the Roof runs from 9 September – 1 October and Desperate First Ladies runs throughout September.
To find out more about how you can book or to make an enquiry, please call our The Table Bay during office hours on 021 406 5988 or alternatively email us