Women’s Day South Africa: How do we celebrate?

South African Women’s Day 9 August, how do we celebrate our Women? This is a day that should 100% be recognized and celebrated. Women you should be celebrating yourself on this day, you should be celebrating and uplifting your fellow Women and men you should be finding out how you can make the Women in your life feel special and appreciated.

Quick History: What is Women’s Day about?

Every year in South Africa National Women’s Day is celebrated on the 9th of August. Women’s Day is a public holiday that is a reminder of the crucial role that women play in our country but also in our society.

National Women’s Day is not to be confused with International Women’s day which is celebrated globally on the 8th of March. The 9th of August is not just another public holiday; it’s an opportunity to pay respect to the South African women who stood together to fight against laws that not only affected women in South Africa, but all people of colour.

What Happened on the 9th of August 1956?

4 incredibly brave women, with 20 000 followers, marched to the Parliament building in Pretoria to hand over a pile of petitions collectively containing +- 100 000 signatures against the pass law. These women refused to be silenced.

A Pass was a “permission slip” which allowed people of colour to enter “restricted” areas during apartheid. Hundreds of women were prisoned but eventually the Pass laws were withdrawn for African Women until the were reintroduced in the early 1950’s.

The women sang: “Wathint` abafazi, Strijdom!” : you strike a woman, you strike a rock!

The women also sang Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika at the end of their brave, soulful protest before walking away peacefully, they knew they had just made history.

How can we celebrate our Women?

The FOMO App team has put together a list of ways in which we can celebrate our Women for Women’s day this year and the absolute best way is to create memories or gift an experience for memories to be made;

1. Any woman can win a FOMO voucher for a girls day out for two!

How do I Enter:

(1) Book any appointment at Dream Nails Beauty Bloubergsands or go into Cattle Baron Blouberg from Thursday to Monday, 4-8 August

(2) Download the FOMO APP (click here) and be eligible to win the amazing prize of a girls day/night out for 2 – pamper and glamour yourselves Dream Nails Beauty with a Dream Gel Mani and 3 course lunch/dinner with wine The Cattle Baron – Blouberg
Prize is valued @R1600

Women’s Day South Africa: How do we celebrate?

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2. Spoil yourself or a beautiful Women in your life with a SPA DAY:

1. Luxury Couples Spa Package at Reflections Day Spa with a sharing Platter at Mozambik V&A for two

Price: R2300.00 R895.00

Location Cape Town

Oh how luxurious does this sound – this magnificent deal is featuring the ever-popular Reflections Spa and the incredibly stylish Mozambik at the V&A Waterfront!

The deal:

  • The luxury couples spa package includes: (1.5 hours of treatments)
    – 2 x luxury full body Swedish massages,
    – 2 x lite facials
    – 2 x Indian head massages
  • Mozambik V&A sharing platter:
    – 1 x Chicken Espetada
    – 1x 8 Prawns plate
    – 2 sides

All this for only R895 instead of R2300, exclusively through the FOMO app in the link below:

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Luxury Couples Spa Package at Reflections Day Spa with a sharing Platter at Mozambik for 2

2. Shernard Spa | Half day spa experience for 2

Location: Parkrand, Boksburg

Price: R3,200.00 R1,199.00

Treat your body and get rid of unwanted stress with a pampering half day spa experience at Shernard Spa. Located in Parkrand, Boksburg, the Shernard Spa team of therapists are passionate about what they do and will have you sighing with contentment every step of the way.

Spa experience includes:

  • 60-Minute aromatherapy full body massage
  • Deep cleansing facial
  • Foot soak
  • Foot scrub
  • Gel manicure or pedicure
  • Light lunch
  • Glass of juice
  • Duration: 4-hours
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Shernard Spa | Half day Spa experience for 1

3. Coco Vogue | 180 min Pamper package with wine for two

Location: Tygervalley, Cape Town

Price: R2,510.00 R1,199.00

Spoil yourself and a plus 1 with a 180-minute pamper package topped with a glass of wine at Coco Vogue Beauty Bar in Tygervalley. Coco Vogue is a touch of Heaven, with its warm, modern interior that adds to their luxurious spa and grooming experience.

About the Pamper Package

  • Full Body Massage
  • Head massage
  • Facial
  • File and buff hands and feet
  • Hot compressor
  • A glass of wine per person
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Cococ Vogue | 105-Minute spa package for 1

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4. Pamensky Spa | Bubble picnic experience including set up, champagne, platter and massage

Location: Hartebeespoort

Price: R2,400.00 R1,989.00

Show your romantic side and create memories that last a lifetime with a bubble picnic experience including set up, champagne, platter and massage from Pamensky Spa at Villa Paradiso Hotel & Conference Centre.

Spoil your loved one with a unique and charming afternoon spent in a bubble, where only the two of you exist.

What you Get

  • 90-Minute Bubble picnic experience for 2 people

Bubble picnic  includes:

  • Picnic set up,
  • Champagne,
  • Lunch platter, and
  • Massage
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Pamensky Spa | Bubble picnic experience including set up, champagne, platter and massage

5. Half Day Spa Package at Purple Orchid

Price for 2 people: R2,500.00 R1049.00

This half-day spa package is actually a steal as the original price was R3480 for 2 people but if you purchase the voucher on the FOMO App you get it for R1049. This is the perfect date as most of the date will be planned out for you, it includes the following:

  • 2 x welcome beverages
  • 2 x luxury full body swedish massages
  • 2 x hydrating honeybush facial treatments
  • 2 x signiture Orchid manicures or pedicures
  • 2 x deep relaxation scalp massages
  • 2 x relaxing foor pamper massages
  • Breakfast or lunch: R100 voucher per person to spend at H13 restaurant

Entire spa treatment is 2.5 hours long

Location: The Hyde Hotel, Sea Point

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To make this specific date even more spectacular book a nights stay at the Hyde Hotel that Purple Orchid Spa is in. This is going to cost you too much? No, no, no we also have a deal on Hyde Hotel Stays:

The Hyde Hotel | 1-Night stay for two including breakfast

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The Hyde Hotel | 1-Night stay for two including breakfast and 60-minute Swedish massage each incl R200 dinner voucher

6. Spa package including breakfast or lunch for 1 at Purple Orchid Century City

he Purple Orchid Spa, situated in the vibrant and well known, The Quays in Century City, offers guests an indulging spa experience in a stylish and elegant atmosphere.

Taking care of your well being in a tranquil and attentive environment, their hospitable and expert staff, specialize in massages, facials and gel nail treatments.

Stepping into this haven of serenity, you’ll be sure to get a warm, welcoming smile that sets the tone for a pleasant pampering. The Purple Orchid Spa treats guests to relaxing spa sessions that will help rejuvenate the mind, body and soul!

What you Get

  • 2-hour Spa Package for 1 person
  • Breakfast or Lunch (the meal is to the value of R100 per person) at Brick Lane Eatery
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Purple Orchid | Spa package including breakfast or lunch for 1
Purple Orchid | Spa package including breakfast or lunch for 1

7. Le Rêve | 2 night weekday stay & couples massage

Price for 2 people: R4400.00 R2200.00

A place to lay your head and get everything you need (and want). At Le Rêve, they believe true luxury is being heard before you even speak. Le Rêve, is designed with leisure and pleasure in mind. The original wooden floors add charm and warmth to the space and the perfectly positioned fireplaces are incredible.

This is the deal

  • 2 night stay for 2 people 
  • Including breakfast for both days
  • 2 x 50 minute Massages
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Le Reve | 2 night weekday stay & couples massage

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8. Beleza Wellness Studio | 45 Minute Full Body Swedish Massage Including 15 min Indian Head Massage

Location: Durban North

Price: R500.00 R220.00

Incredibly relaxing experiences, whether simple treatments or a combination of many! Beleza Massage Studio, situated in Durban North, where professional therapists are committed to relieving you of the tension and built up stress.

What you Get:

45-Minute Full Body Swedish Massage Including a 15 min Indian Head Massage for 1 person

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Beleza Wellness Studio | 60 Minute Full Body Swedish Massage

9. Mannah Guestlodge | Spa Pamper Package for 1

Location: Kempton Park, Gauteng

Price: R1,120.00 R565.00

Spoil yourself and that someone you love with a selection of relaxing and rejuvenating spa pamper packages and release your stresses and tensions. The 4-Star Mannah Executive Guest Lodge and Conference Centre offers the very best in service and experience.

Choose any of the 3 treatments below:

  • Full Body Swedish or Aromatherapy Massage:  60-minutes
  • Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage: 30-minutes
  • Hydration facial:  30-minutes
  • Foot Soak, Exfoliation and foot massage:  45-minutes
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Mannah Guestlodge | Spa Pamper Package for 1

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3. Something different for a ladies group:

  1. Sultry Studios | Pole dancing lessons x 5

Location: Centurion, Gauteng

Price: R1,000.00 R439.00

Are you tired of those monotonous gym routines, and want to try something fun and outside your comfort zone? Then pole dancing lessons at Sultry Studios is for you.

Sultry Studios is a pole fitness and dance studio that offer various classes in pole fitness, sensual dance, aerial silks, aerial hoops as well as flex and conditioning classes. Whether a regular or first-timer, Sultry Studio provides a professional environment for students, in which they can learn a new and exciting form of fitness.

What you Get

  • 5 x Pole dancing lessons for 1 person (depending on the option bought)
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Sultry Studios | Pole dancing lessons x 1

2 Gypsy Belly Dance | 1-Month of Belly Dancing Classes

Location: Pretoria

Price: R480.00 R199.00

Get your shimmying and shaking to the sounds of enchanting melodies with 2 Gypsy Belly Dance.

2 Gypsy Belly Dance Pretoria is a dance school run by Sandy and is all about promoting oriental belly dancing. Learn how to move your body naturally and rhythmically that captivates and entrances audiences. 1 hour classes.

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2 Gypsy Belly Dance | 1-Month of Belly Dancing Classes

3. Dancealot | Ballroom or Latin American Group Dance Classes for Singles

Location: Bedfordview. Johannesburg

Price: R500.00 R399.00

Join us every Thursday at 18:00 and Sunday at 17:15 evening for beginner Group Dance Classes in Bedfordview.
Dancelot Ballroom and Latin American Dance Studios has grown from humble beginnings to become the oldest and one of the most successful dance studios in South Africa. They welcome all ages to share in their passion of Ballroom and Latin American dancing; teaching you the basics so that you can hold your own on the dance floor.
You can’t go wrong with teachers who are 7 times undefeated professional dance champions and 9 times world representatives.
These group classes really are the best way to get some good exercise, meet new friends and get fit, all while having loads of fun!

Whats the Deal

8 x Ballroom or Latin American Dance Classes for Single Was R500 Now R399 (2-hours per week)

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Dancealot | Ballroom or Latin American Group Dance Classes for Couples

4. Spoil your lady, yourself or a special woman with some beauty pamper sessions:

  1. Dan Ne La Beauty Spa | Gel Pedicure + Glass of Champagne

Location: Century City, Cape Town

Price: R380.00 R240.00

Get your feet looking ultra savvy with a Gel Pedicure + glass of champagne

What you Get

  • Gel Pedicure + glass of champagne
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Women’s Day South Africa: How do we celebrate?

2. Luxuria Beauty Bar | 60-Minute body peel and soft cream wrap for 1

Location: Sea Point, Cape Town

Price: R800.00 R400.00

Relax, renew & refresh with a luxurious 60-Minute body peel and soft cream wrap at Luxuria Beauty Bar, in Church Street, Cape Town.

A great beauty service can be soothing to the soul, that’s why we pamper our guests in the most indulgent way. To create a harmonious healing environment for all to enjoy.

What you Get

  • 60-Minute body peel and soft cream wrap for 1 person
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Luxuria Beauty Bar | 60-Minute body peel and soft cream wrap for 1

3. La Glace Aesthetics | AHA or TCA chemical peel

Location: Sea Point, Cape Town

Price: R649.00 R299.00

Get healthy-looking skin with an AHA or TCA chemical peel and optional anti-aging facial at La Glace Beauty Clinic in the Centre Point Mall (Inside Ignite Fitness Centre) in Milnerton.

What you Get

Choice of AHA or TCA chemical peel with optional 75-minute anti-aging facial for 1 person

About the chemical peels

AHA peel: The alpha-hydroxy-acid chemical peel stimulates cell renewal and breaks apart dead cell build-up.
TCA peel: Trichloracetic Acid, TCA peel is a non-invasive skin treatment used to treat skin discolorations, scarring, and wrinkles.

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La Glace Aesthetics | AHA or TCA chemical peel

4. La’Dora | Eyebrows Nanoblading for 1

Location: Bellville, Cape Town

Price: R1,600.00 R1,100.00

Always wanted fuller, darker brows? This Nano blading technique will make you feel so boujee without wearing make up, never fill in your eyebrows every again. Nanoblading is a new brow treatment that uses ultra-sharp nano needles that can actually mimic the diameter and dimension of a real hair in the skin

What you Get

  • 1 Nanoblading session, shaping, measuring and inking the brow

Which is better nano or microblading?

The difference is that nanoblading uses a smaller needle than microblading. Precision and accuracy improves because of the smaller needle, allowing for more natural looking results. A smaller needle also means less pain and bleeding

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Coco Vogue | Microblading session for 1

5. Coco Vogue | Full Set of Eyelash Extensions for 1

Location: Tygervalley, Cape Town

Price: R650.00 R259.00

Welcome to Coco Vogue Grooming Bar.

A touch of Heaven located in Tyger Valley, with its warm, modern interior that adds to the luxurious grooming experience Coco Vogue boasts.

We want all our guests to look and feel like Queens and Kings when leaving Coco Vogue Grooming Bar. Comfort, caring and celebrating you. Nothing else improves your mood like an indulging pampering.

What you Get

  • Full Set of Eyelash Extensions for 1 person
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Coco Vogue | Full Set of Eyelash Extensions for 1

6. Glamour | Gel nails – Hands and Feet for 1

Location: Green Point, Cape Town

Price: R640.00 R259.00

Let your nails steal the show with how gorgeous they are! Get your set of beautiful and long-lasting gel nails at Glamour, located at Somerset Square, in De Waterkant, Cape Town.

What you Get

  • Gel nails – hands and feet for 1 person
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Glamour | Gel nails – hands and/or feet for 1

7. Rewind Aesthetics | 5 x Upper facial Botox injections for one

Location: CBD, Cape Town

Price: R2,250.00 R1,650.00

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and boost the quality of your skin with a choice of 5 x upper facial injections at Rewind Aesthetics.

Rewind Aesthetics offers injectable facial toxins to help with key muscles in your face. This treatment is also an effective therapy to relax muscles of the jaw that can lead to excessive grinding of teeth i.e. Bruxism.

What you Get

  • 5 x Upper facial injections for 1 person

The upper face includes: 

  • Upper frown,
  • Crows feet,
  • Glabella (angry face),
  • Frontalis (surprised face), and more…
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Rewind Aesthetics | 5 x Upper facial injections for one

8. Ell Beauty | Dermaplaning session x 1

Location: Sandton, Johannesburg

Price: R550.00 R275.00

Smoother more youthful looking skin is in your grasp with our dermaplaning sessions at Ell Beauty. We offer you everything you need to look you best from top to toe; with massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and so much more.

What you Get 

  • 1 Dermaplaning sessions (depending on the option bought)

About dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a procedure that exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt and vellus hair, better known as “peach fuzz.” With dermaplaning, they use a scalpel or a tool called a dermatome.

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Ell Beauty | Dermaplaning session

9. Cape Town Tanning Salon | Norvell Full Body Spray Tan for 1

Location: Burgundy Estate, Cape Town

Price: R699.00 R379.00

Go on, get your glow on for the warmer weather… with a Full Body Spray Tan!

Sunless tanning is the way to go, keep your skin aglow with a bronze ‘just-off-the-beach’ tint that will be the envy of all and without any sun damage to your skin.

Using only high quality 100% organic Products from Norvell, your holiday tan is all ready to go. Now you don’t have to say goodbye to your beautiful tan with Cape Town Tanning Salon.

What you Get

  • Full Body Spray Tan for 1 person

About Norvell

Norvell® is a custom-built sunless tanning solution made from all natural ingredients. This high quality spray solution produces a beautiful bronze tan in 5 minutes. It dries quickly, permitting a streak free, normal looking “just off of the beach” tan.

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Cape Town Tanning Salon | Norvell Full Body Spray Tan for 1

10. BUC Fitness | Cryolipolysis Treatment for Four Areas for 1

Location: Sea Point, Cape Town

Price: R11,600.00 R2,399.00

Purchase a Cryolipolysis Treatment Including Ultrasonic Cavitation And Radio Frequency Treatment from Lalaluna Body Aesthetics. Situated along the Atlantic Seaboard on the Main Road in Seapoint, Lalaluna Body Aesthetics is conveniently located opposite the St Johns Piazza where you’ll find ample parking too.

What You Get

  • Cryolipolysis treatment for 1, 2 or 4 Areas for 1 person (depending on the option bought) including ultrasonic cavitation and radio frequency treatment
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BUC Fitness | Cryolipolysis Treatment for One Area for 1

11. Sakura | 4 x Ladies laser hair removal sessions for large area

Location: Rondebosch, Cape Town

Price: R5,950.00 R1,999.00

Sakura Beauty Clinic will have you looking great from top to toe with our laser hair removal sessions!

With the use of innovative technology, our Rondebosch-based clinic offers comprehensive treatments that focus on removing hair from various parts of your body and making life a little more hassle-free.

What you Get

4 x laser hair removal sessions

  • Large area for ladies
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