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Newsletter 2 March 2018

February Birthdays

Shimon Onderstal

Willie Nolan

Marek van Asselt

Michelle Melessen

Our March Arrivals

Leanne Robinson

Bram Veldman

Shimon Onderstal

Ilse Jongsma

Mohamed Imoussaine

Angela Higginson

First Thursdays is a public event and free to attend. Art galleries and cultural events around Cape Town’s central city stay open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month, allowing anyone to explore the city on foot and experience the cultural wealth this city has to offer. There is no tour, schedule, or guided walk; that is up to you. We simply help you figure out what to see and where to go by highlighting what is happening.

Thursday 01 March 2018

Please check the website for further details.

What’s On In Cape Town In March

Woordfees: Centenary Concert

Friday 2 March 2018

Woordfees presents a centenary concert featuring the US Jazz Band, J’Something and Mi Casa and a special Centenary Band with guest appearances by Laurika Rauch, Coenie de Villiers and Valiant Swart. The award-winning soprano, Minette du Toit-Pearce also visits the stage along with Heavenly Quartez, Brandon October and 30 young violinists from the Ronnie Samaai Music Education Project.

Venue: Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch

Time: 6.30pm

Cost: R150 to R220

Facebook: Woordfees

Eight WIne Farms Are Your Stomping Ground At This Paarl Havest Festvial

Celebrate Nature's Bounty At This Year's Paarl Ommiberg Harvest Celebration

Saturday, 3 March

There'll be a multitude of fun family activities at Paarl OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration, on Saturday, 3 March. You get to visit eight different wine farms in the beautiful Boland, where you can go grape stomping and barrel rolling; do wine tastings and cellar tours; enjoy and dance to music and eat some fabulous food, and take advantage of incredible wine promotions. Most of the venues include great activities for children.

What To Expect At The 2018 Paarl Ommiberg Harvest Celebration

Apart from the wine tasting, each wine farm has an array of activities to keep you busy. Some of these include grape games, a fun run, grape stomping, cellar tours and more. Take a bite: There will be food trucks, farm-style breakfasts, picnic baskets, gourmet fast food and more. Entertainment: There will be live entertainment at each wine farm so you can hang out at each venue for a good time. Fun for the children: Each venue will have activities such as face painting, jumping castles, apple bobbing and more. What’s new: Boland Cellar will be doing some henna tattoos, there are tractor and trailer rides at Mellasat Vineyards and wine slushies at Rhebokskloof.

The venues are all situated along the Paarl Wine Route and they include:

  • Boland Cellar
  • Domaine Brahms
  • Landskroon Wines
  • Mellasat Vineyards
  • Perdeberg Cellar
  • Rhebokskloof
  • Ridgeback Wines
  • Windmeul Cellar

Tickets To The 2018 Paarl Ommiberg Harvest Celebration

Tickets are available via and cost R150/p and include access to all the venues, a tasting glass, tasting coupons and free participation in events indicated. Children under the age of 18 enter for free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are also available at the gate on the day for R180/p.

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

Goodluck & The Kiffness At Kirstenbosch

Sunday 4 March 2018

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts presents a live performance by live Electronic-House group Goodluck and live Electronic act The Kiffness. Goodluck are a South African live electronic and dance group, consisting of Ben Peters (production, beats, electronic percussion), Jules Harding (production, singing, songwriting) and Matthew O’ Connell (live synths, saxophone). The Kiffness, founded by David Scott, is a South African live electronic act who makes jazzy, groovy and uplifting house music. “Electrified by the vibrant experience which they had just shared, the throngs of party-goers then danced well into the night, their jauntiness outlasting even that of the helium balloons.”

Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

Time: 5.15pm

Cost: R135 – R180


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Fokofpolisiekar: Concerts In The Park

Sunday 4 March 2018

Concerts in the Park presents a once-off concert by renowned alternative Afrikaans heavy rock band, Fokofpolisiekar. The six-piece band is known for their fearlessness in taking on South African religion and politics in their lyricism and performance and for pioneering the Afrikaans alternative heavy rock scene. Concerts in the Park is subject to cancellation at any moment. Keep up to date via the event’s website or Facebook page below.

Venue: De Waal Park, Molteno Rd, CBD, Cape Town

Time: 3pm to 6pm

Cost: Free


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Saturday 17 March

2018 Theme

The Cape Town Carnival 2018 - “Mother City, Mother Nature” will explore what it means to be the Mother City. Explore the convergence of Nature and City embodied by Cape Town’s twin treasures: its fascinating people and natural wonders. The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of startling beauty, diversity & resilience. The people of Cape Town are just as diverse, resourceful & determined. Colourful cultures & traditions from across the continent and the globe have taken root here. This is home to the ancient & the new. Creativity springs forth to be shared with the world, a life-giving essence expressed in the celebration of Cape Town Carnival. This theme invites us to embody all that is welcoming, nurturing & abundant. Discover what makes us unique and discover why this is uniquely the Mother City. On the 17 of March 2018 spectators will have the freedom of the city streets on the Green Point Fan Walk. Over 2 000 dazzling costumed performers and musicians will take to Cape Town’s Fan Walk, entertaining viewers with floats and vibrant dance routines. The parade will be followed by a family party, showcasing some of SA's hottest musical talent.

Dress Up & Participate

Dress comfortably in your “dancing shoes” as the Fan Walk is 2 km long and there will be many things to explore. From 3pm the Fan Walk turns into a pedestrian walkway filled with fun, food and folk enjoying the freedom of their city streets. 7pm the PARADE BEGINS!

More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town

We have a group going surfing on Sunday 11th and 18th March at Muizenberg. The cost is R400 per person for plus minus a 2 hour session. All equipment is supplied. Please contact Karin, as soon as possible, if you wish to join in with these groups and enjoy this special price that we are offering students.

Karin 083 285 2085 or

Please note the road closures on the 11th March for The Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Road Closures For The 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour - Sunday 11 March 2018

Road closures for 2018's Cape Town Cycle Tour are yet to be released. Keep an eye out for updates here. The Mother City welcomes the Cape Argus on Sunday, 11 March 2018 with some 35000 avid cyclists attempting the 109-km route. The race does, however, require extensive preparation and use of the roads in and around the Cape and the Peninsula. It is for this reason that we have given you a way to be road-smart during this event and to know which roads to avoid if you are not partaking in the excitement. Have a look at the table and stay street-savvy this weekend. The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, have also appealed to all residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point (including Victoria Road and Beach Road) not to park along the Main Road. Rather use alternative side roads or designated parking areas.

Please go to this link to see road closures for the cycle tour to avoid any plans you may have for the weekend be disrupted.

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts Line-Up 2018

Artist Date Price Starting Time Book
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.

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

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

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018: Free Concert At Greenmarket Square

The Lineup Has Yet To Be Released For This Free Concert In The Heart Of Cape Town, But Judging By Last Year’s Top International And Local Performers, It Will Be One To Remember

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A highly anticipated part of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, this annual free live concert invites music lovers to soak up some first-rate tunes for mahala at the Mother City’s historic Greenmarket Square on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. This year’s complimentary show, which is a fitting precursor to the main event, is set to feature some of the annual affair’s top acts.
The six-hour performance not only provides listeners with the perfect opportunity to get down and boogie on a school night but also forms part of the festival’s eight-day community programme. Not to mention, the free outdoor community concert allows audiences to catch a glimpse of what’s to come at the weekend-long fiesta and gives those who missed out on tickets – or couldn’t afford to buy them – a chance to soak up the musical talent of performers that they’d otherwise not have the opportunity to see.

Date: 20 Mar 2018

Time: 17:00 - 23:00

Venue: Greenmarket Square

Location: Shortmarket Street | Cape Town

Price: FREE!

Go to their WEBSITE for further details.

Afrikaburg 2018

Go to their WEBSITE for more details.

Water Restrictions

Our water shortage is now crital 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 short showers.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Rinse your razor in the sink.
  • Try to use a bucket of water while you shower or wait for the water to heat up.
  • Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full load.
  • Close all dripping or running taps.
  • 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. Click to read more.

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, 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.


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