Join IWC Cape Town

If you would like to become a member of IWC Cape Town please enquire for more information.

Membership Benefits

Make Friends, Make Memories Make a Difference

The aim of the International Women’s Club of Cape Town is to promote friendship among women of all nations while also giving support to philanthropic projects.

Joining our club means not only do you get to meet an array of intelligent, interesting and international women here in Cape Town, but there are many tangible benefits as well. Our club creates a framework where members can meet each other while participating in engaging activities and giving back to the community in meaningful ways.  We also have many exciting new initiatives as a club to keep our members connected even during difficult and remote times.

All members get access to fascinating speakers every month as part of their membership for no extra charge: we hold hybrid meetings over Zoom so if your calendar finds you in Europe or the US (or even just Johannesburg!) you can still partake in our activities.  Monthly speakers cover a variety of topics from Napoleon and the Rosetta Stone (history), Women in Conservation, (Ecology/Environmentalism), Ian and Sandy Führ: Founders of Sorbet (Entreprenurship), Comedian Alan Committie (Humour), Alternative Healing and Sleep Studies (Medical/Health), and Philanthropy projects, to name only a select few.  There is a speaker for everyone’s preferences!

We have a dynamic membership, and our club uses a unique trunk and branch approach to make sure no member gets left behind: the club is divided into geographical areas headed by area representatives who offer local coffee mornings and get-togethers so there is always a member nearby with whom you can meet up for a chat, ask questions about Cape Town, or car-pool to meetings.

Members have access to group activities from A – Z (Literally! From Art and Design group to our weekly Zumba dance classes, with many other activities in between!) Some of our popular group offerings include prestigious wine tastings with cellar masters, tours of exclusive gardens, and walking and hiking our beautiful local mountain trails.

See our Activities Page to find out more about our offerings.

Our updated monthly newsletter in magazine format that includes recipes, jokes, interviews, reviews and all course all the details of our IWC events, both in-person and virtually, from Stellenbosch to Stockholm. We record our IWC lectures and general meetings, so even if you cannot make the live or Zoom talk, you can still watch it later at your leisure on our IWC YouTube page.

Lastly, we are truly an international club: We have cultural exchanges, dance parties, cooking classes and lectures from other Open Door clubs in our network, and connect with other clubs from several other continents.  It is a taste of “virtual travelling” while the real thing is still paused for the moment, and it is a way of creating community throughout the world. Our ease with technology means that even as a “swallow” you can still access all our wonderful activities of the IWC whilst overseas.

Message from the President

Moving Forward – Giving Back

Our theme for 2022 will be “Moving Forward – Giving Back”.  This short phrase seems to embody the spirit of our much-loved IWC.  After a very challenging 2 years during the pandemic, we are now ready to “move forward” into 2022 with hope and a renewed appreciation of just how much our friends and family mean to us.  At the same time Philanthropy is also an important focus within the Club and we “give back” in our support of many deserving causes in our Cape Town community.

The Club has adapted and survived, in fact it has thrived, during those difficult times and we continue to welcome new members and embrace new technology as we learn to communicate in this digital age.  However, nothing can replace the joy of getting together in person with our friends and I sincerely hope that in 2022 we can all enjoy the full range of activities organized by our Group leaders as well as our wonderful meetings at Kelvin Grove.

The thread of friendship runs through all of the shared experiences which the IWC can offer and I thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you during this year.

Christine Paulson-Lines

President – 2022

Contact Details

Postal Address
P.O.Box 587
Constantia 7848
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa

Christine Paulson-Lines
+27 82 473 8184