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Newsletter 05 September 2019


September Birthdays:

Vivianne Venes
Renzo Hoving
Anouk Kruse


September Arrivals

Hendrik Boerma
Patricio Romo
Tamara Kuik
Henriette Schukking
Remco Hellinga
Marloes Goos
Fleur Bramer
FennaSmitka
Kerstin Kueffner
Manon Klein Teeselink
Anouk Kruse
Dian Kremer
Vivian Kogan
Lea Hanuise
Raphael Vincentini
Matthieu Keller


More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town

Grab A Bite @ The Pot Luck Club

One of the coolest places to be is the Pot Luck Club. Located in the Old Biscuit Mill, the Potluck Club is all about sharing their delicious food and encourages guests to order for the table, tapas-style, and for everyone to dig in to the meal. This famous restaurant is a must-visit for locals and tourists. It has been dubbed the coolest place to be in Cape Town.

Open: Monday to Saturday at 12h00 – 14h00 (Lunch), 18h00 – 20h00 (Dinner early seating), 20h00 – 22h00 (Dinner late seating)
Where: Silo Top Floor, The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 – 375 Albert Road Woodstock, Cape Town
Tel: 021 447 0804


Visit Jamaica Me Crazy Restaurant

In the heart of Woodstock, you will find this awesome Caribbean-themed restaurant, complete with cocktails, fantastic food and a laid back vibe fit for the islands. It’s a top spot for a drink or a meal after work or on the weekend. Caribbean specialties include Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Woodstock Lamb Curry and the famous Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya. Vegetarians are well catered for - try our Trinidad Roti or Jamaican Jive pizza.

Open: Everyday 11h00 – 22h00 except Sundays 12h00 – 23h00
Where: 74 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tel: 021 448 0691


Go Trampolining @ Rush

Rush is an indoor extreme Trampoline Park with 1500-2500 square meters of adventure, excitement, fun and challenges. Rush features around 1700 square meters of wall to wall interconnected trampolines, including dodge-ball courts, a 18000 cube foam pit, hydraulic slam dunk basketball hoops, battle Beam and best of all a 4 meter high Performance Wall.

Open: Monday – Sunday from 13h00 - 21h00 except Friday & Saturday they close at 22h00 and Sunday at 19h00
Cost: R130 plus R30 for special non- slip socks
Where: 5th Floor (Access to Rush from Parade Area), 109 on Main, Main Road, Claremont
Tel: 021 671 1489
Online booking: https://www.rushsa.co.za/book-now/


Explore The Cape Point Nature Reserve

Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean, provide a spectacular background for the Park’s rich bio-diversity. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history.

Open: Every day 06h00 – 18h00
Cost: R303
Tel: 021 780 9010
Email: info@capepoint.co.za


What’s On This Weekend

Gin In The Bay Festival

Bay Harbour Market is celebrating Spring by showcasing the best Cape Town has to offer by bringing together a collection of local brands, all under one roof. The Gin Festival will take place in the newly renovated Secret Garden Lounge. Gin in the Bay Tasting Room Experience comes with a complimentary branded gin glass and 10 Gin tasting vouchers. Live music on the KWV Sound Stage, starting at 13h00. Visitors will be able to sample amazing gins, complemented by the delicious aromas of food to tempt all the senses.

Date: 07 – 08 September 2019
Time: 12h00 – 16h00
Cost: R105 (for Tasting Room Experience)
Where: Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2U1DQz8


The Canal Walk Gin Fest

Experience the best gin brands under one roof with live entertainment from South Africa`s local talent and the best DJ`s providing music to give you the festive feel.The Canal Walk Gin Fest, will take place over two days where the best gin brands will showcase their infusions to gin enthusiasts. The festival is designed to provide an intimate and fun atmosphere where gin enthusiasts are offered the chance to discover their new favourites and to enjoy the established classics.

Date: 07 September 2019
Time: 11h00
Cost: R120 (Ticket includes: Show Guide, Tastings Coupons, access to Lifestyle Lounge, Glass)
Where: Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2ly8Jhv


The Party of the Century @ Tiger's Milk & La Parada Century City

Tiger's Milk & La Parada Century City are hosting The Party of the Century. They're coming together to bring you live music, drinks, insane food and the best vibe Century City has ever seen!Line-up:DJ Rene The Frenchman, The World of Birds and Strange Loving.

Date: 07 September 2019
Time: 14h00
Cost: FREE ENTRY (book your table to secure you spot at either restaurant for snacks/a meal or simply join us on the day for drinks and live music)
Where: Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town
Book at La Parada: https://bit.ly/2HjWKfy
Book at Tiger's Milk: https://bit.ly/2HnKV7V


Wine concepts - the grape escape unusual wine festival

Wine Concepts invite you to “Escape the Norm” and join their second exclusive The Grape Escape Wine Festival at The Vineyard Hotel.Guests will be treated to a fine selection of diverse and enticing wines from unusual varieties.This “unusual” festival will give wine lovers the opportunity to taste the best offering of these varieties and blends from 40 of the country’s top producers. Delicious snacks will be served with the wine through the course of the evening.All the showcased wines will be available for purchase at discounted prices from Wine Concepts on the evening.

Date: 06 September 2019
Time: 17h00
Cost: R200
Where: Vineyard Hotel, 60 Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2lDL7rx


What’s On In Cape Town In September

The Parlotones Live @ Kapstadt Brauahaus

Kapstad Brauhuas is thrilled to present The Parlotones, live as part of their Unplugged(ish) Tour! Join The Parlotones on for a special evening and experience something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue as they take you on a journey through songs that spans 21 years!

Date: 20 September 2019
Time: 17h00 - 00h00
Cost: R100 - R200 (Ticket includes: Free Castle draught and a Free Kapstadt Brauhaus beer mug)
Where: Kapstad Brauhuas, Shop G13 Clock Tower, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2Mpgv8M


Noble Vice Wine & Culinary @ The Old Biscuit Mill

Noble Vice: the boutique wine and food festival is returning to The Old Biscuit Mill. With 6 iconic chefs and 30 hand-picked winemakers coming together to create an unrivalled tasting experience. With each chef creating a single dish in their signature style, and cooking up an exciting collaboration... Visitors can look forward to a six-course experience like no other.

Date: 15 September 2019
Time: 11h00 – 17h00
Cost: R895 (Tickets are all inclusive: cover all food and wine tastings available on the day)
Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/30zUGaK


Braai Dag Celebration @ Bosman Family Vineyard

Celebrate South African-ness with a traditional braai (South African BBQ) on Heritage Day aka Braaidag 24 September, an official public holiday at The Bosman Family Vineyard. The day will begin with an optional refreshing walk through the vineyards (± 2 Km long) stopping en route to taste wines and admire the spectacular views. The trail ends at the cellar where a long and lovely lunch will be served under the oaks. Live entertainment by Newton and Co.

Date: 24 September 2019
Time: Walk the vine tasting from 11h00 – 12h00 & Braai Celebration from 12h00 – 16h00
Cost: R290
Where: Bosman Family Vineyards, Hexberg Road, Lelienfontein, Wellington
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2KUyToQ


Hermanus Whale Festival

The Hermanus Whale Festival, is the oldest and largest festival on the Cape Whale Coast in South Africa and while the whales are predominantly the star performers at the festival, they will be joined on land by quality entertainers and musicians, an array of food stalls and events suitable for both the young and old.

Date: 27 – 30 September 2019
Cost: Festival entry is FREE
Tip: Book at a guest house in advance for the weekend as it is a very popular event
Where: The Hermanus Whale Festival, 79 Marine Dr, Hermanus
More info: https://bit.ly/2bSsgjR


Every Week Activities

Cafe Roux Sessions Cape Town

Cafe Roux is a well-known restaurant situated in the heart of Cape Town. At night, one of the country’s most loved live music venues, staging top SA artists. Catch your favourite musician/ band/ comedian up-close & personal, in this very special & very intimate 100-seater venue. Make a night of it by grabbing a bite to eat at the restaurant itself before the show.

Open: Every day with performances almost every night
Time: 12h00 and the show starts at 19h00
Cost: Varies from performance to performance
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2kI1h0W


Mojo Market

The Mojo Market is a contemporary, indoor food and lifestyle market situated in the heart of Sea Point. The market is a hybrid and eclectic mix of 20 designer retail stalls, a weekend market and 35 food vendors. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from a variety of different cuisines and eat in our open dining area with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea and palm-lined promenade.

Open: 7 days a week from 08h00 - 23h00.
Where: 30 Regent Road, Sea Point
Email: manager@mojomarket.co.za


Time To Plan Ahead

Rocking The Daisies (4 -6 October 2019)

Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2xnx9zB


Passenger South Africa Tour (26 November 2019)

Go to their website for more details: https://bit.ly/2WXhtKV


Safety Rules:

PLEASE BE VIGILANT WHEN AT YOUR HOUSES - there have been reports of break-ins and hi-jackings that we must be made aware of. PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

Please remember that the Sector Van is only too happy to be called out to check on ANYTHING, no matter how trivial it may seem to you. The more the van is seen in the area, especially with the excellent response time we have come to expect from Mowbray SAPS, the better. We have to accept that there are people sussing out ALL areas, at ALL times and watching our movements - we just do not seem to see or notice them.

  • SAPS MOWBRAY (021 680 9588)
  • SECTOR 2 (east of Liesbeek Parkway, Little Mowbray, Park Estate, Sybrand Park)
  • SECTOR 2 VAN (079 894 1466)
  • SECTOR 2 COMMANDER (082 469 2462 - W.O. Derek van der Merwe)
  • ADT EMERGENCY NUMBER (086 12 12 301)

Never let anyone onto/into your property unless you have specified the person expected, as well as the expected time of arrival. Please remember this: it is important to stay calm. No material possession is worth risking injury for.


Advice from South Africa 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.


Vehicle safety tips from ADT:

Here are some useful vehicle safety tips received this week from ADT:

Do’s:

  • 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.


Do not's:

  • 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.


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