September Events On The West Coast Way

The Cape West Coast is coming alive with all the colours of Spring! Celebrate with these top September Events on the West Coast Way!

September Events

Thali Thali Game Lodge Sunday Buffet

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 12:00 – 15:00

Location: Thali Thali Game Lodge

Contact: +27 (0)82 372 8637

Description: Bring the family around to Thali Thali Game Lodge for their special Sunday Buffet. Menu’s change weekly, so be sure to check on their facebook page for an updated menu. Prices range from R170 – R220 per adult and R85 – R120 per child. Bookings are essential.

Duckitt Nurseries Open Day

Date: First Saturday of every month May – November

Location: Duckitt Orchid Nursery, Oudepost Farm, R315, Darling

Contact: +27 22 492 2606 | [email protected] |

Description: Sales Area in the Pack Shed – a variety of orchid pot plants, spikes and accessories for sale. Debit and credit card facilities are available.  One of the greenhouses will be open for exhibition.  

Daisy Darling Art Gallery

Date: Thursday – Saturday

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Location: Daisy Darling, Darling

Contact:  +27 (0)22 492 2092

Description: Please call to make an appointment

Voorkamerfest in Darling

Date: 31 August – 2 September

Time: 12:00 – 12:00

Location: front rooms/lounges of 21 houses in Darling

Contact: 072 573 7937 | 022 492 3384 | [email protected]


Voorkamerfest organizers are pleased as punch to announce: Good news and BETTER news from Darling, darling!

Hopefield Fynbos Show

Date: 30 August – 2 September

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Location: Hopefield

Contact: +27 (0)72 802 3634 | [email protected]


The annual Hopefield Fynbos Show is one of the largest community events in our town.
This year’s show will take place from 30 August to 2 September 2018.

The Fynbos show focuses on the importance of the conservation of the Fynbos biodiversity zones directly adjacent to Hopefield and both the flower display and herbarium are rated as one of the best in the country!

This show is also FOR THE COMMUNITY – BY THE COMMUNITY – and every year, we have an incredible number of volunteers from our town that are involved in the collection of the plants, the building of the plant display, gate duties, guides for the hall and other positions. We simply could not run this show without you!

Club Mykonos Market

Date: 2 September

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Location: Club Mykonos

Contact: 022 707 7000

Description: Enjoy a delightful Sunday outing with the family at the Mykonos Market on 2 Sep. Arts & Crafts, Food stalls, Cheese & Wine, Craft Beer, West Coast Coffee, Live Music and lots of fun activities for the kids!

SANParks Week

Date: 10 – 14 September

Location: West Coast National Park



South African National Parks (SANParks) will be hosting its 13th annual SA National Parks Week from 10 to 14 September 2018. This initiative in partnership with Total South Africa and FNB is in line with SANParks vision statement of ‘A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society’.

The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities. It should be noted that free access to parks does not in include free access to accommodation facilities and other tourist activities. 

Kardoesie N7 Track Challenge

Date: 15 September 2018

Time: 06:00 – 16:00

Location: Kardoesie N7

Contact: [email protected] |

Description: The N7 Track Challenge MTB & Trail run brings the Cederberg and Swartland together and provide the competitor with breathtaking views, with features as:

Citrus-, Rooibos- and Grain- plantations, [with some Canola lands in between],
Hand build single track with flow and technical parts,
Parts of Piekenierskloof Blazing saddle track
And the most famous Grey’s Pass (old gravel Piekenierskloof Pass)

The income of the N7 Track Challenge MTB & Trail run goes back into the community and to the Guide Dog Association to train more dogs for the disabled.

The day will be pack full of fun family activities- Lucky draws, jumping castles, small kiddies area [bring scooter along), coffee-hamburgers-jaffle- etc. stalls, and awesome music.

And after competing enjoy a refreshing hot shower or for the more braving competitors a nice cold swim in the swimming pool.

Murder Mystery Evening

Date: 13 September

Time: 19:00 – 21:30

Location: Atlantic Beach Country Club

Contact: (021) 553 2223 | [email protected]

James Bond is missing in action and presumed dead after a joint task force operation between the CIA and MI6 goes south at a top-secret laboratory…..

Come and join the fun friends at our Murder Mystery Evening !!

Entrance fee – R245pp or book a table for 8 and you only pay R1650!

101st Darling Wildflower Show

Date: 14 – 16 September

Time: Friday & Saturday 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday 09:00 – 15:00

Location: Darling Golf Club, Jacaranda Street, Darling

Contact: +27 (0)84 916 1111 | [email protected]


The show will be celebrating 101 years with the theme: Conservation and the next generation. The display will focus on the Wildflower Society’s development over the past 101 years as well as the Herbarium project.


Evita se Perron bied aan Elandre

Date: 14 September

Time: 19:00

Location: Evita se Perron, Darling

Contact: +27 (0)22 492 3930 | [email protected]

Description: R100 per person

Viva Opera At Mamre Moravian Church

Date: 16 September

Time: 15:00

Location: Moravian Church, Mamre

Contact: +27 (0)82 749 4457 | [email protected]

Description: Viva Opera Lucia di Lammermoor in Mamre, compiled by Juan Burgers, accompanied by Jose Dias. A concert version of one of the most famous operas. All arias, sestet, and exciting chorus ensembles. With seven soloists and a chorus. R100 per person 

Thali Burn

Date: 22 September

Time: 09:00 – 14:00

Location: Thali Thali Game Lodge

Contact: 082 372 8637

Description: A unique CrossFit event hosted on the beautiful grounds of Thali Thali nature reserve outside Langebaan!

Choose a same gender partner so FF or MM and get ready to test your fitness against an outside workout which will include running, jumping, climbing, carrying and some fun obstacles and then an indoor workout which will include the traditional competition movements such as Cleans and Thrusters. There are both Scaled and RX divisions. Open to only 40 teams so book now to get your spot!

Register here:

Khwa ttu Heritage Festival

Date: 22 – 24 September

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Khwa ttu

Contact: 022 492 2998 | [email protected]

Description: The San invites you to come and celebrate Heritage Weekend with them at !Khwa ttu. Traditional dancing, singing, tracking, tractor rides and storytelling around the fire.
Braai & bar and food bazaar available all day.

Battle Up Blaauwberg Hill Trail Challenge

Date: 29 September

Time: 07:30

Location: Table Bay Mall



The increasingly popular Battle Up Blaauwberg Hill Trail Challenge is back for its eighth year in 2018. This year featuring a new route and a new start/finish at the glamorous new Table Bay Mall, closer and easier to get to with ample parking.

The West Coast Athletic Club in partnership with the Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area and Table Bay Mall are organising the Battle Up Blaauwberg Hill Trail Challenge event on Saturday 29th September 2018, with two distances – 10km & 16km options.

Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA) is one of over 30 natural areas managed by the City of Cape Town. The BCA was proclaimed a Local and Provincial Nature Reserve in 2007.

The reserve has a spectacular view, down Fynbos slopes, across the city to 7km of rocky, sandy coastline, the ocean and beyond – it’s the only viewpoint in the world from which you can see two proclaimed world heritage sites (Table Mountain and Robben Island).

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Groote Post Country Market September 2018

Date: 30 September

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Location: Groote Post Wine Estate, Darling Hills Road, Darling

Contact: +27 (0)22 451 2202  | [email protected]


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