Spring has pretty much sprung at last (oh, how I love saying that!), bringing us plenty of fantastic September events in Cape Town to enjoy!
Despite the fact that the Mother City has one of the mildest, sunniest winters almost anywhere in the world, the start of spring is always much welcomed. This year, we have had some very cold days – even snow on Table Mountain. So, with that in mind, spring in Cape Town is even more reason to get out there and enjoy flowers, warmer weather and loads of awesome outdoor events.
What’s Happening in Cape Town This Month?
Not surprisingly, September brings many flower festivals to Cape Town. This month also marks the official start of Whale Season too, while it also has a number of cultural events that aim to inspire the rest of your senses. Whether you love wine, whales, scenery, books, art, charity or even psy-trance, there is sure to be something for you to enjoy this September.
* Check out our list of Cape Town events taking place this month to find out what’s going down in spring…
* Swartland Show, Moorreesburg – 4 – 8 September
* SPCA Read and Feed Book Sale @ Cape Quarter, De Waterkant – 6 – 8 September
* Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival 2013, Tulbagh – 6 – 8 September
* Tru-Cape Windgat Festival, Pringle Bay – 6 – 8 September
* Darling Voorkamerfest, Darling – 6 – 8 September
* Cellar2Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience, Stellenbosch – 7 September
* Cape Town Youth Choir at Bishops Chapel, Rondebosch – 7 September
* Franschhoek Uncorked, Franschhoek – 7 – 8 September
* Open Book Festival, various venues -7 – 11 September (click for full program)
* Alien Safari: Sprung, Paarl – 7 – 8 September
* Out The Box Festival, various venues – 7 – 15 September (click for full program)
* Junior Magicians Championships @ Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch – 8 September
* Fork & Cork Festival, Wellington – 14 September
* Spring into Fynbos, Cape Point – 14 September
* City Explorations: Khayelitsha Mural Tour, Cape Townships – 14 September (click for details)
* Creative Week Cape Town, various venues – 14 – 22 September (click for details)
* Tulbagh Horse & Wildflower Show, Tulbagh – 18 – 22 September
* Darling Wildflower Show, Darling – 20 – 22 September
* Montagu Makiti, Garden Route – 20 – 24 September
* Cape Town Marathon, City Centre – 22 September
* Heritage Day Potjiekos Challenge @ Noordhoek Farm Village, False Bay – 24 September
* Earthdance Cape Town, Piketerberg -20 -22 September
* Hermanus Whale Festival, Garden Route – 20 – 25 September
So darlings, there you have it – plenty of chances to get out into that sunshine to bring in what is sure to be a stupendous September. No excuses for staying on the couch – you really don’t want to miss out on all the fun.
What makes September the best time to be in Cape Town? Share your thoughts below, or hit us up on Facebook with some ideas!
P.S. In case you missed it, you should also have a look at our guide to Wildflowers in Cape Town. It will come in handy if you’re hoping to see the flowers this month.