Let’s make the most of this year by staying active on our beautiful beaches and mountains, spending time in the city and enjoying everything our neighbourhoods have to offer. Take every opportunity you can get!
Have a wonderful weekend and keep safe
Karin, Dianne & Katherine
Constantia Waldorf Organic & Biodynamic Market
The market boasts a variety of organic, biodynamic and fresh produce stalls where market-goers can relax while eating delicious, freshly prepared cakes and organic ice-cream, light meals, organic coffee and herb teas.
Venue: Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
Time: 11am – 3pm (not open on school holidays)
Tel: 082 215 0764 | 082 569 9894
Pink Summer Soirees
The Ghibli Bar at Radisson Blu Hotel presents a weekly gin-themed summer soirée. Gin & tonics are served on the pool terrace as the sun sets over the inner city.
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, 22 Riebeek St, Cape Town
Time: Fridays 4pm
Facebook: Musgrave Gin Pink Summer Soirée
Concerts In The Park 2018
Watch some of South Africa’s best-loved musicians. In a park. For free! With the sun out and summer in full swing, there are few better ways to spend an evening than under a tree listening to good live music. So, we were thrilled to hear that the annual summer concerts are back at this loved Cape Town venue. These free gigs are an opportunity for the whole family to unwind together over some great music and, even, a picnic.
About De Waal Park: During the year, The City Council Parks Department in conjunction with Concerts In the Park (and to some extent the Friends of De Waal Park) work hard to keep the park looking its best year-round, so that when summer starts it is in spiffy condition for Capetonians from all over to enjoy these wonderful free musical get-togethers. Everyone is welcome – including your pets.
So, pack a hamper, with a couple of bottles of vino, round up the familia, and head on down to the park.
Diarise These Dates For The Summer 2018 Concerts
|21 January 2018||The Rudimentals||De Waal Park|
|25 February 2018||Mi Casa||De Waal Park|
|4 March 2018||Fokofpolisiekar||De Waal Park|
|18 March 2018||Freshlyground||De Waal Park|
|8 April 2018||Prime Circle||De Waal Park|
Classic Car & Bike Show
Saturday 20 To Sunday 21 January 2018
The International Police Association (IPA) presents their 18th annual fundraising event, the Classic Car and Bike Show. This event features some of the rarest and most beautiful cars and bikes in Cape Town, and is one of only a handful of exhibits on this scale. The Saturday show sees exhibits of ‘Modern Classics’ (there are usually no vintage vehicles or motorbikes on display), while the Sunday show sees a showcase of Classic vehicles dating from as far back as the late 1890’s to more recent times. The IPA is an international non-profit organisation, and all proceeds are donated to worthy causes and individuals.
Venue: Timour Hall Villa, Cnr Timour Hall & St Joan’s Rds, Plumstead, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 4pm
Up The Creek Music Festival 2018
Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 January 2018
Where: Breede River
When: 25 – 28 January 2018
The lowdown An outdoor music festival set along the beautiful Breede River, with three music stages, and over 40 live bands. Headlining the festival this year is Mango Groove. And this year, to make things ultra-convenient, The organisers have introduced a cashless system called Howler Loaded: Once you’ve purchased your festival ticket, you can set up and preload your festival money onto your Howler account, collect your loaded wristband at the festival and you’re ready to go!
Cost: R1 030 (weekend pass) - Book tickets online
Contact: 021 510 0547, email@example.com
Location: Up The Creek River Camp, Breede River (outside Swellendam)
The GH MUMM Sun Met 2018
Saturday 27 January 2018
The Sun Met is a prestigious annual horse-racing event with top South African entertainment and prizes awarded for the best dressed in attendance. 2018 sees the 134th race which includes 13 powerful events which can be viewed from varying levels of comfort and style to suit every budget. Guests are encouraged to dress according to this year’s theme which is ‘Style ahead of the Field’ – colours, prints and styles inspired by Africa. The event is an opportunity for top designers to showcase their works and for all in attendance to put on their best threads and enjoy the spectacle.
Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Time: 11am to 12am
Cost: General Access R200 | Entertainment Packages R2350 to R4495
Tel: 021 700 1600
Facebook: The Sun Met
Delheim Harvest Festival
Saturday 27 January 2018
The Delheim Harvest Festival invites guests to sample wine, join in on grape picking and stomping, indulge in a meal and listen to live music by the multi-instrumentalist folk-rock duo, Bottomless Coffee Band. A cash bar is available and a children’s table is laid, making the celebration appropriate for the whole family.
Venue: Delheim Wine Estate, Knorhoek, Stellenbosch
Cost: Adults R650 | Children R120
Tel: 021 888 4600
Email: Bookings firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Concerts At Paul Cluver Estate 2018
SA music’s big names, delicious food and drinks at the Cape’s only forest amphitheatre. A “golden circle” of eucalyptus trees sets the scene for the Hope Music Festival Summer Concert Series 2017/18 – now in it’s fifth season. The magic happens in the Cape’s only forest amphitheatre, situated on the Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin, a mere 45-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Pack a picnic, or buy something to eat at the venue from the selection of gourmet food vendors. Paul Cluver Wines and Cluver Jack cider will be on sale, as well as soft drinks, of course – BYOB is not permitted. Bring the little members of the family along, too – there’ll be lots of activities for them to do. The proceeds from each concert season go to the NGO Thembalitsha, which assists the disadvantaged in the Grabouw area.
Inside tip Contact Gaffley’s on 021 859 2561 for group transport to the event.
Diarise these dates for the 2018 Hope@Paul Cluver Summer Series concerts:
27 January 2018 – Elvis Blue, R230, 7.30pm
10 February 2018 – Emo Adams, R180, 7.30pm
24 February 2018 – Watershed, R270, 7.30pm
Craft Burger Bar In Heritage Square
Craft beer and craft burgers go hand-in-hand at this new burger joint in Cape Town’s CBD. Nestled between Mars Music and I Love My Laundry, Craft Burger Bar is the latest addition to burger joints in the CBD. Serving up some of the best burgers in Cape Town, Craft Burger Bar pairs succulent patties with local craft beer, creating the perfect pairing of grub in Buitengracht Street. At first glance, the twinkling reflection of suspended lights bouncing off the stainless steel finishes of the bar catch my eyes as the wooden couches and grey walls paint a modern, sophisticated picture of the new Buitengracht burger joint known as Craft Burger Bar.
We are warmly welcomed by manager, Banele Tuswa, who has grown with the Craft Burger Bar brand, which started off in Sea Point, and now welcomes its sister branch to the CBD. “I like the concept of building your own burger because you can pick whatever you like,” says Banele. “So you can come in and you can say if you don’t like a bun, or if you only want half a bun, and instead of wasting the ingredients that comes standard on a burger, you get exactly what you want.”
The Bill: Handcrafted burgers: R109 – R129 | Handmade potato chips: R19 – R33 | Create your own salad (base: R35 | Salad additions (bacon, olives, feta, mushrooms, blue cheese, camembert): R12 per addition | Add chicken: R24 | Create your own burger: Starts at R65 and varies according to toppings | Extra toppings: R12 per cheese | Premium topping: R12 per topping | Sauce: R19 per sauce | Side: R19 per side | Bump up your burger: R29 – R39 | Dessert: R33 – R48 | Craft beers: R43 – R66 | Ciders: R52 – R60 | Craft beer on tap: R24 – R48
Location: 63 Buitengracht Street | Heritage Square | Cape Town | +27(0)21 439 7407.
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts Line-Up 2018
|The Vamps||2 February 2018||R570||7pm||Book Online|
|Beatenberg / Alice Phoebe Lou||4 February 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
|The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra||11 February 2018||R180 / R135||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival||18 February 2018||R180 / R135||5pm||Book Online|
|Lira 25 February 2018||R180 / R135||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Goodluck / The Kiffness||4 March 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
|The Christians (UK)||11 March 2018||R205 / R140||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Jeremy Loops||18 March 2018||R205 / R140||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack||21 March 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
|Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost||25 March 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location. All tickets for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts must be bought through Webtickets.
Picnic Under A Full Moon At The Taalmonument
Alfresco feasts in a picturesque and tranquil setting. Located on a hill overlooking Paarl, with some of the most unique and beautiful views in the Western Cape, the Taalmonument was built to celebrate the Afrikaans language. Its location makes it the perfect venue for these full-moon picnics that take place throughout summer 2018.
Taalmonument Full-Moon Picnics
You are free to bring your own picnic, or you can pre-book one up from Volksmond Coffee Shop (which is also open for drinks and light snacks all evening). The monument is open until 10pm, so if you are bringing out-of-towners with you, they might be interested in doing one of the guided tours, which take place at 6.30pm. No booking is required. Remember to bring a torch and warm clothes. Unfortunately, no dogs, no fires and no smoking are permitted on the lawns. All picnics are in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring new or used children’s books to donate.
Diarise these dates for upcoming Taalmonument full-moon picnics:
2 February 2018
2 March 2018
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Location Taalmuseum, 11 Pastorie Avenue, Paarl, Cape Town
Contact: 021 863 0543
Cost: R30 (adults)
The Michael Jackson History Show
Now to 9 February 2018
Multi-disciplinary impersonator Dantonio presents a tribute show featuring Michael Jackson’s career highlights including Jackson 5 hits, theatrical 80’s numbers and iconic 21st-century songs. The hits are performed alongside a live international band and a troupe of dancers.
Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cost: R190 to R390
Clue Room 2
Now to 11 March 2018
Tyger Valley’s mystery escape game, Clue Room is back due to popular demand, featuring more clues, greater mysteries and more suspense. Groups (between 4-6 people) choose between entering the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE room or brave THE MYSTERIOUS AMULET OF GARVEY LYTLE to discover the secrets that lie behind the scenes presented before them.
Venue: Tyger Valley Centre, cnr of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor Rds, Bellville, Cape Town
Time: 10am | 12pm | 2pm | 4pm | 6pm | 8pm
Tel: 021 914 1822
International Public Art Festival 2018
10 to 19 February 2018
NGO Baz-Art presents the second International Public Art Festival (IPAF) under the theme WE NEED NATURE. This unique event gives both local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their stories, skills and styles in real time and on a global platform. IPAF’s main aim is to create awareness of public art, bridge the gap between fine art and street art and use it as a medium to educate, uplift and inspire the public. Using the theme WE NEED NATURE, all artists plan to bring subjects of recycling, green issues, global warming and the current water crisis to the fore, all while celebrating the beauty of nature. Activities on offer to the public attending the festival not only include watching these paintings come to life, but they are able to participate in spray painting workshops, attend guided tours run by street art specialists or simply enjoy the daily entertainment.
Venue: Various locations in Salt River, Cape Town
Time: Guided tours 8am to 6pm | Workshops at various times
Cost: Free festival entry | Tours R650 pp (bookings via website) | Workshops various prices (via webtickets)
Franschhoek Summer Wines
Saturday, 3 February
It’s a new year, Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect opportunity to sample seasonal inspired wines at the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 3 February, at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. An intimate and exclusive social calendar highlight where the Franschhoek Vigneron’s choices for Summer will be showcased. These include a superb selection of white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light red wines. The wines on show have been carefully selected by the winemakers to complement the hot Summer days. And what would wine be without delicious food? Chef Pieter de Jager and his team will be ensure the food offerings not only match the wine, but the weather too. Live music will add the final touches to what promises to be the perfect day out in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Keep things cool, and dress elegantly in white.
Tickets, cost R220 per person, and can be purchased via www.webtickets.co.za. Pre-booking is essential as tickets are limited. The cost includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass and 15 wine tasting coupons, which can be redeemed on the day of the show between 12pm and 5pm.
For more info contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861 or email email@example.com.
Zando Cape Town 10's
Friday 2 To Saturday 3 February 2018
The 10th annual Zando Cape Town 10s is a popular social sport and entertainment festival, featuring a blend of tried and tested sporting disciplines, plus four new sporting codes.
This internationally acclaimed and award-winning event features 8 different sporting codes, including ruby, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball, as well as the newly introduced sports of 5-aside soccer and hockey, ‘Run the 10s’ fun run and a unique fitness event. The live entertainment lineup includes Fokofpolisiekar, GoodLuck, Sketchy Bongo, DJ Sox, Majozi, The Light Years and more.
“Whether an avid rugby supporter or a mere casual spectator of the game, the Cape Town Ten’s promised, and delivered, superb entertainment and excitement both on and off the field.” Read Craig Feris’ review of Cape Town 10s.
Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club, 1 Stephen Way, Green Point, Cape Town
Time: Fri 9am to 11.30pm | Sat 8am to 11.30pm
Cost: from R150
Friday 9 February 2018
Ultra South Africa presents the fifth anniversary installment of Africa’s largest annual electronic music festival. The 2018 headliners include Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, Axwell Ingrosso and Dubfire. Supporting acts are Black Coffee, Carnage, Eats Everything and Malaa. Regional support acts include Abby Nurock, Aux Gawd, Bhavs, Bhibo, Bruce Loko, Chrizz Beats, Chuck Tailored, Chunda Munki, Crazy White Boy, Da Capo, Da Lootz, Das Kapital, DBN GoGo, Dean Fuel, Dirty Skittlez, DJ Azhul, DJ Double D, Dogstarr, FeU, Gil Glaze, Gina Jeanz, GoodLuck, Guy Herman, Hannibal, Ivan Turanjanin, Jnn Kpn, Kanan K7, K Yeezi, Kyle Cassim, Kyle Watson, Kyle Worde, Lea, Maphorisa, No Method, Pascal & Pearce, Ricardo Da Costa, Rickay, Sam World, Shimza, Sho Madjozi, Sketchy Bongo, Sonic Blood & Venture B2B, Strange Loving, Step Brothers, Timo ODV, Thor Rixon, Venom, Vimo, Vin Groovin, Vj Jonno and Vj Vybez.
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
Time: 2pm to 12am
Cost: General Admission R700 – R800 | VIP 1250 – R1500
Saggy Stone Beer & Music Festival 2018
Saturday 10 February 2018
The annual Saggy Stone Beer and Music Festival is a family-friendly day/night festival (with overnight camping facility) boasting a 12-hour line-up of South African music acts, food and craft beer.
The 2018 line-up includes Jeremy Loops, PH FAT, The Rudimentals, Jackal and the Wind and more.
Venue: Saggy Stone Brewing Company, Amandalia Farm, Agtervinkrivier, Robertson
Time: 10am to 1am
Cost: R300 early-bird | R400 | U5s free
Tel: 083 453 3526
Heart Cape Town Music Festival 2018
Saturday 10 February 2018
Heart FM hosts the Heart Cape Town Music Festival, featuring live performances by big bands and artists. The line-up includes Emo Adams, Airborne, Jimmy Nevis, DR Victor, Sketchy Bongo, Mango Groove, AKA, Youngsta CPT, Mark Alex, Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, Cassper Nyovest, Tresor, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nasty C, Sasha Lee, Alistair Izobell and more.
Cash bar and refreshments available at the venue.
Venue: Newlands Cricket Ground, 146 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 10.30am to 8.30pm
Cost: R150 | U12s R70
Tel: 021 406 8900
Huawei Kday 2018
Saturday, 03 March 2018 At 11:00
Cape Town’s One And Only Feel Great Music Festival Is Back And Is Bigger And Better Than Ever.
What Is It? Huawei KDay with Kfm 94.5 is all about the most local music, from some of SA`s hottest acts, LIVE on-stage. Book your date with Huawei KDay & Kfm 94.5 for the Ultimate Music Experience, to make you feel great. Huawei KDay with Kfm 94.5 is powered by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
When Is It? Saturday, 03 March 2018 at 11:00.
Where Is It? Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550
How Much Is It? Tickets cost R120 to R450 per person.
More Information Visit Computicket.
2018 Maynardville Wynberg Festival - 2nd / 3rd March
The 2018 Wynberg Family Festival takes place at the old Community Chest Carnival ground, Maynardville Carnival Grounds in Wynberg from Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd March 2018. Local & International Cuisines, Food Trucks, fashion, gadgets & other exciting vendors. Spectaulr carnival rides! Plenty of entertainment for the entire family! R25 for kids under 13. R45 for persons over 13 & over. Pensioners- FREE! Get your tickets early! Remember, 2nd & 3rd March. Maynardville in Wynberg! It is going down!
Location: 2018 Wynberg Festival at Maynardville Carnival Grounds-Wynberg
When: 2 March–3 March • Piers Road, Wynberg
Safety Tips On Securing Your Property And Life:
- Don't feed/support street beggars; refer them to a Haven.
- Don't trust car-parkers.
- Don't leave valuables visible in your vehicle (lock them away in the boot).
- The slogan “STASH IT, DON’T FLASH IT” is very appropriate in our city.
- If possible don't park your vehicle in the street.
- Close your curtains/blinds after sunset.
- Be alert when leaving an ATM or bank, as you may be followed.
- Before entering your driveway, be alert.
- Please don't walk with your cellphone, iPhone, iPad, tablet or laptop visible.
- Download applications to track your phone.
- Please assist the police with the serial numbers of stolen items.Report any suspicious behaviour and hotspots to SAPS on 021 680 9580 or to firstname.lastname@example.org, this is for the Mowbray area.
Crime In Cape Town
Crime in Cape Town is on the increase and we urge you all to BE ALERT AT ALL TIMES. Cape Town is no different to any other city in the world, crime is a fact of life. Muggings, cellphone thefts, housebreak-ins, car thefts and break-ins happen every day.
The most important thing is to always be aware and not take chances. With the large number of unemployed people in the country crime is on the increase. All your houses are as safe and secure as we can make them, with burglar bars, safety gates, alarms etc. It is each and every one of your own responsibilities to be aware of your safety at all times. Lock doors behind you and close gates in the best interests of your own safety and that of your fellow housemates .Do not take chances, rather be safe than sorry. If you see someone suspicious telephone the police and report it.
If you are the recipient of any theft, break-in or any crime whatsoever, it must be reported to the police immediately. They can be contacted on South African police 10111 or emergency number on your landline 107 or on your cellphone 112.
Advice From South African Police Services (SAPS):
Reporting Tips In Order Of Importance:
- * Car Number Plates: Focus on letters, and first 3 numbers. Don’t worry about all 6 numbers – accurate letters and first 3 numbers are all we need
- * Note the exact time on your cell and watch. This makes a HUGE difference to our workload
- * Vehicle Type: Make and colour is fine (e.g. Silver Merc)
- * Write it all down as quickly as possible, or enter onto your phone. Memories are often unreliable!
- * Contact your service provider/SAPS, and let us know by email.
MOWBRAY POLICE – 021 680 9580 / 9587 / 9588
WOODSTOCK POLICE – 021 442 3117
CITY CENTRE POLICE - 0860 765 423
Vehicle Safety Tips From ADT
Here are some useful vehicle safety tips received this week from ADT:
- * Travel with car doors locked and windows closed.
- * Constantly monitor vehicles travelling behind, ahead and next to you.
- * If you think you’re being followed, drive to the nearest police station. Don’t go home.
- * Leave room between your car and the one in front to avoid being boxed in.
- * Attract the attention of other drivers or pedestrians if you think you’re in danger.
- * Hoot, flash your lights, put on your emergency lights, or shout.
- * Be aware of people approaching your car or loitering near traffic lights, stop signs, parking areas or your driveway.
- * If approached by a suspicious-looking person, especially at night or in deserted areas, drive off quickly from a stop street or intersection, always heeding traffic danger.
- * On long journeys only stop overnight at safe places. Stopping next to the road or in a parking area overnight is not safe.
- * Don’t stop at the scene of an accident unless you’re sure it’s genuine.
- * Don’t enter your garage or a parking area if you think you’re being followed.
- * Don’t stop if a passer-by indicates that, for example, you have a flat tyre or other defect. Drive to a service station or safe area and check it there.
- * Don’t leave your car door open and the engine running while opening garages.
Water Is Precious – Stage 3 Started On 01 January 2017
Our water shortage is now critical and water restrictions has now been approved. "South Africa is enduring its worst drought in 23 years and as such, our water supply is under heavy strain."
Our water is expensive, please save water as each one of us can help towards water conservation
- Take shorter showers.
- Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
- Rinse your razor in the sink.
- Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.
- When washing dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing.
- Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
- Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge.
- Report any leaking (dripping) taps to us at the office, so we can have them repaired.
Let’s all try and save water on a daily basis.
Users are required to cut water consumption by 20 percent from 10 percent, the City of Cape Town municipality said in a statement on its website. The restrictions started on January 1. Watering gardens with drinking water from municipal supply is allowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for a maximum of an hour per premises either before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m., it said. This includes watering with buckets or automated sprinkler systems.
PLEASE HELP US TO SAVE WATER AND BRING DOWN THE WATER BILL.
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