National Women’s day is just around the corner, and we’ve got the perfect way to celebrate being a woman or treating the special lady in your life. With Women’s Day falling on Sunday, 9 August, and Monday being a public holiday, this is fantastic as it makes it a long weekend.
What is Women's Day
There is quite a history behind this auspicious date. This date commemorates the women’s march of August 1956, when more than 20,000 South African women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest the Pass Laws. The women stood silently for 30 minutes and then started singing a protest song that was composed in honour of the occasion: Wathint'Abafazi Wathint'imbokodo! (Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock.)
A day on the bus to relax and rejuvenate
With our re-opening special of R99 for adults or R50 per child, we can think of nothing better than treating the women in your life to a day on the bus. With the weather warming up, a day out, exploring the city and surrounds, whilst soaking up the winter sun sitting on the upper deck, will leave her feeling relaxed and revitalized.
Selfie snaps with the girls
If you’re wanting to spend a day with the girls, you might want to book The Red Route Urban Safari. This 2-hour bus tour highlights the beauty of the Mother City. When we make a short stop at Table Mountain, this is the best opportunity to snap your selfies with the beauty of the mountain behind you, or the ocean vista in front of you. Or when the bus passes the sandy beaches of Camps Bay, be sure you are sitting on the upper deck to take beautiful pictures with the girls!
Mountain meander with mom
If you would like to treat your mom (or girlfriend), you may enjoy the slightly longer 2-hour 15 minute Blue Route Scenic Safari. This tour covers the picturesque surrounds of the city whilst the bus meanders around the mountain passes and coastline. The lady in your life will be sure to enjoy the scenic route as we travel over Constantia Nek down to Hout Bay. We will stop at this beautiful historic harbour, where you can take some beautiful pictures with mom, with the baby seals in the background, or the enchanting vista of Chapmans Peak in the distance. When we return to the city, driving passed Llundudno, you might want to share some interesting information with mom about this seaside village. Did you know there are no street lights, shops or commercial activities, and the town has some of the most expensive residential property in South Africa? Sounds like paradise.
Either route you choose will be sure to have a memorable Women’s Day Weekend. Remember to pack your mask and a scarf in case it gets chilly, and be sure to prebook your tickets online as you don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity.