The vegan lifestyle has exploded in the Mother City over the last couple of years, as people are discovering the benefits of foregoing meat, dairy and eggs in favour of veggie burgers, tofu scramble, smoothie bowls and cashew-nut cheese.

This October, join us for our third annual Cape Town Vegan Challenge where we challenge you to eat plant-based for one month. In case this seems impossible, we’re making it as easy as (vegan) pie with over 20 festive food-centered events:

  • a vegan cheese & wine
  • cooking demonstrations
  • film screenings
  • dinners at Cape Town’s top restaurants

…and MORE!

Find out why so many people are choosing a different way of living and eating: there are myriad benefits to one’s health to let go of meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products; the environment benefits enormously from a reduction in animal agriculture; and of course, animals everywhere benefit from being left alone!

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Try Vegan this October, and join millions of people around the world in a way of eating that is better for your health, better for the planet, and better for animals.

To make it as easy as (vegan) pie, we’ll send you daily tips, recipes and interesting articles on the benefits of going plant-based. We’ll also offer you support in the form of an online community and “mentors” to answer your questions, as well as events that you can attend to experience delicious food and connect with other people.

The vegan lifestyle has been growing rapidly over the last few years, as people are discovering the benefits of foregoing meat, dairy and eggs in favour of veggie burgers, tofu scramble, smoothie bowls and cashew-nut cheese.

October 2017 saw over a thousand people sign up for the Vegan Challenge in Cape Town alone, and this year we’re growing the challenge to include the whole country! Wherever you are, you can sign up for the South African Vegan Challenge online and join thousands of others to try vegan for one month.

Find out why so many people are choosing a different way of living and eating: there are myriad benefits to one’s health to let go of meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products; the environment benefits enormously from a reduction in animal agriculture; and of course, animals everywhere benefit from being left alone!

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Would like to volunteer for ProVeg South Africa? We have a team of volunteers who help out at events, write content for our blog, take photos for us, flip burgers at our braais, and more... If you'd like to join the team, leave your mobile number so we can contact you and add you to our announcement group:

Join our Facebook group to connect with others who are taking the challenge – ask questions, share experiences, and post awesome recipes that you discover!

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Michelle October
Women’s Health

Ruth Cooper
BizCommunity

Dhanusha Dhoorgalu
Miss Dhanusha

Drue Frost
Finding Frost

Lara Potgieter
Holistica

Participating Eateries


Participating eateries will be added as and when they are confirmed.

CTVC Events


This is a provisional schedule that is subject to change. Last update: 18 September 2017

Sponsors & Partners


Last year for the 2017 Cape Town Vegan Challenge, we partnered with a whole bunch of brands to make the challenge better than ever, and we received significant support from the Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA) as well as Fry’s Family Foods. Thanks to them, we reached over 1,000 Capetonians and hosted 24 events such as dinners, cooking classes and film screenings. We can’t wait to build on this success and make the 2018 South African Vegan Challenge bigger and better!