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: Monthly speakers cover a variety of topics from Artificial Intelligence (IT), The Okavango Delta, (Ecology/Environmentalism), Little Foot & the Bushman (Palaeontology /Anthropology) , Comedian Alan Committie (Humour), The Life of Marjorie Courtney Latimer (Pioneer Curator) The South African Art Market (Art), 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 and events.

Members have access to group activities from A – Z (Literally! From Art and Design group to our 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. There is even a Tourist Around Town Group which showcases some of the Mother City’s many highlights.

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

Our updated monthly newsletter in magazine format that includes all the details of our IWC events.

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.

Message from the President

IWC – our happy place!

Dear Members,

It is a great honour to be elected as the President of the International Women’s Club of Cape Town for the 2024 year. Thank you for entrusting me with the responsibility of leading this incredible Club. I took forward to another wonderful year in your company!

Our motto for the year is “IWC – our happy place!”. Our club is the place where we cherish friendship, share laughter, engage in learning, and create beautiful memories. It is a safe space in which we can share not only our hopes and dreams but also our sorrows.

Our members support each other through the good times and also when the going is tough. Life’s journey becomes more enriching and fulfilling when we share it with our friends and loved ones.

2024 is going to be an exciting year. It is a leap year and time for the Olympic Games again. We envisage that our Club will continue growing, perhaps exceeding 400 members, and anticipate creating additional interest groups during evenings and weekends, to accommodate the needs of working women and those seeking flexibility.

IWC is where we make friends, make memories and make a difference. Join us at our monthly General Meeting and group events as often as possible to take part in the fun and make the most of your membership. Please come forward if you would like to help us with our activities, lead a new group or host an ad hoc event. Keep in mind that the success of our Club hinges on the collective efforts of you, its members, as you play a crucial role in making things happen.

The philanthropic causes we support uplift those who are less fortunate and help to make the world a happier place – one act of kindness can often lead to more. In addition, giving back creates greater self-esteem, life satisfaction and sense of purpose. It’s a win-win!

I leave you with the following words from the book “Wonder” by R J Palacio

Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all ways you can
In all places you can
At all times you can
To all the people you can
As long as you ever can.

Best wishes,

Dotti von Ulmenstein
2024 President

Contact Details

Postal Address
PostNet Suite #65
Private Bag X12

Dotti von Ulmenstein
+27 82 929 0909