How will you be celebrating the wonderful women in your life this Women’s Day? By spoiling her with flowers and chocolates or giving mom a nice long sleep in? How about lunch with girlfriends, perhaps a family trip or a relaxing getaway just for you? When it comes down to some good old-fashioned R&R, SAA is ready to transform your holiday dreams into a reality.
Women’s Day not only welcomes in a day of relaxation but also one of great sentiment, as a day of reflection and hope from our countries legacy.
On the 9th of August in 1956, 20, 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the ‘pass laws’ When South Africa became a democracy in 1994, this same day has since been chosen to celebrate women as a national South African holiday.
While ladies choose this day to take a break from their busy work and home life schedules as they so deserve, it’s also important for us to stop and remember the invaluable role of all women in society, of their resilience and strength as individuals and as one powerful tribe when united.
From high-powered female executives who juggle big portfolios and bedtime stories, to teachers, doctors, nurses, civil servants being ever present around the clock. From female diplomats to public servants, amateur and professional athletes to social networking gurus, ladies are out there in full force, raising the bar and standards for professionalism in our work force. To the stay home moms and grannies, raising our next generation of change-makers, we see you, we salute you all, and thank you for the amazing contributions you bring about for our nation.
In the spirit of being acknowledged, why not indulge in a Women’s Day Spa vacation of pampering. Spa vacations for women are the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation tool. It’s the perfect way for friends, or moms and daughters to reconnect with one another other, to chat and catch up without interruption, all while having your feet massaged or getting a manicure. Now that’s a great women’s vacation!
We at SAA believe you deserve a well-earned break and as an alternative holiday respite, why not plan a trip across country. Explore the places and spaces you are helping to mould into the powerful world player, South Africa is capable of becoming.
You can choose from the breath-taking mountain range retreats in the Drakensberg, to Cape Town’s plethora of trip opportunities from beach holidays, to whale watching boat cruises, nature hikes, wine tasting and more. Enjoy a splendid bush trip with numerous game reserves to choose from in different provinces and fantastic big-five game drives in the Mpumalanga region and beyond.
For more beach getaways, look no further than any of the beautiful coastlines of Durban’s North and South beaches. Or alternatively explore the quiet ambiance and beauty of East London, Port Elizabeth, Knysna Forest Tours, The Garden Route sites to name but a few destinations.
In celebration of women’s health this month, the 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race will take place at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown in Johannesburg and Grand Parade Cape Town CBD, on Thursday, the 9th of August. The women participating in support of PinkDrive are encouraged to wear pink and can choose between a 5km Fun Run/Walk or a 10km.
Also celebrating the beautiful women of South Africa this August the 9th is The Durbanville Hills Wine Estate in Cape Town, hosted by TrailFun. This beautifully scenic run is approximately 7kms and is a strictly women’s-only event. The starting time is at 8:30, with registration at 7:30. Food and coffee will be on sale with a maximum of 200 participants allowed. Go to www.trailfun,co.za/events/event/womens-day-trail-run-at-durbanville-hills However you choose to spend your day, give your plans and travel decisions that woman’s touch this August, and live it from your heart.
From all of us at SAA, we hope that your Women’s Day is an unforgettable one.