Win a trip to Open Book!

22 JULY 2015

The Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town’s favourite stay for people on the go, and the Open Book Festival have teamed up to celebrate their five-year partnership, by flying a festival fan (and their partner) to the Mother City this September.

“Open Book is a not-to-be-missed gathering of writers from around South Africa and the world. We’re delighted to be able to offer 2 lucky book enthusiasts a chance to join us for the weekend of the festival!” says Mervyn Sloman, Open Book Festival Director.

Comments Jacqui Williams, General Manager of the Townhouse Hotel, “We always look forward to September and the buzz that the Open Book Festival brings – with the opportunity to host various authors and out of town guests. We are excited to be able to share this with a lucky winner this year!”

How to enter:

  • Follow Townhouse Hotel and Open Book on Twitter
  • Tweet @OpenBookFest and @TownhouseZA using the hashtag #WinOBF and tell us which author you are most looking forward to seeing
  • If you don’t have a Twitter account, email us at:

The prize:

  • Accommodation and breakfast for two at the Townhouse Hotel, on Friday the 11th September and Saturday the 12th September
  • Two return flight tickets for the winner and a partner (limited to South Africa),
  • Open Book Festival passes for the winner and a partner.

This incredible travel and literature competition will run until the 15th of August. The Open Book Festival and Townhouse teams will choose the lucky winner, which will be announced on the 19th of August.

Event details:

Open Book Festival

Dates: 9 – 13 September

Tickets: will be available from Webtickets as from August 2015

Venue: Fugard Theatre, Book Lounge, and Homecoming Theatre

Townhouse: Cape Town’s favourite stay for people on the go!

About Open Book Festival

Open Book Cape Town is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011. Dates for Open Book 2013 are 7 – 11 September. The hubs will once again be the Fugard Theatre and much-loved indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, that quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events, featuring over 100 authors.