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Celebrate National Women’s Day 2024 at Seaside Cottages

Posted on Fri June 21, 2024.

National Women's Day is celebrated on 9 August every year in South Africa. Seaside Cottages celebrates our women with a special long weekend away at Fish Hoek Beach.

Since 1995, National Women's Day has been featured on South Africa’s calendar. August is a time when our nation comes together to celebrate Women’s Month.
It’s a time set aside as a tribute to all South African women - their strength, resilience, and feminine contributions throughout our history.

Women’s Day in Fish Hoek

August is Women's Month in Fish Hoek. All women - ladies, mothers, aunties, sisters, grandmothers and more -  will find a special feminine touch at Seaside Cottages. Discover a choice of welcoming self-catering cottages right on the beach - as well as unique entertainment and activities for all ages. There’s plenty to do in Fish Hoek if you are a woman who loves the beach, the mountains, ocean sports or simply sipping a coffee with friends.

Stay at Seaside Cottages and find beautiful gardens, seascapes and mountain views. We offer stunning self-catering accommodation, your guaranteed home away from home with everything you need to enhance your comfort on holiday.

Take a long weekend break from the chores and rest in our delightful self-catering cottages. You won't regret it! Book a 3-night getaway with your besties, get R500 off your stay, and a special gift for the special ladies.

Choose our Women's Day Special Package!

National Women's Day in South Africa

National Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 9 August. It is a special day that highlights ongoing issues faced by women, including domestic violence, sexual harassment, unequal pay, and access to education for girls. It serves as a rallying cry for continued progress and advocacy for women’s rights.

On a more positive note, Women's Day aims to celebrate women, femininity, motherhood, sisterhood, and more. Women bring a unique, nurturing wisdom to the Earth and hold all living things in their palms.

August holds a special place in our hearts as we remember the remarkable march of more than 20,000 women to the Union Buildings on August 9, 1956. We remember the defiant spirit of women like Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, and Sophia Williams, who led the march against the oppressive extension of Pass Laws, designed to further suppress women, marking a pivotal moment in our struggle for equality.

The haunting silence of the women as they stood for 30 minutes, followed by their powerful anthem "Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ Imbokodo!" (You strike a woman, you strike a rock), echoes the enduring strength and courage of South African women.

Women’s Month is not only a commemoration of that historic day but also a salute to the trailblazers of the women’s movement, dating back to 1913. Since its inception on August 9, 1995, National Women’s Day has seen significant advances in gender representation. Before 1994, women held a mere 2.7% of parliamentary seats. Today, women make up nearly 48% of our national assembly, reflecting a dramatic shift towards gender equality.

Fish Hoek is a unique destination for women who love the great outdoors, connecting with special family members or friends, and relaxing with great food and drinks.