Newsletter 13 February 2020
More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town
Visit Butterfly World Zoo
Walk into the lush tropical gardens at Butterfly World Zoo and be greeted by the sound of running water, birdsong and free flying butterflies, while taking care not to step on the green tree iguana lying on the path. It doesn’t take one long to realise that this is not only a butterfly park, but indeed a sanctuary for exotic animals, a bird sanctuary, a place where reptiles gets the highly specialised care they should and a whole lot more.
Open: Monday to Sunday from 09h00 – 17h00
Cost: R 88
Where: Butterfly World Zoo, Route 44, off N1 Highway, Stellenbosch
Visit The Big Box Cafe
This board games cafe is the perfect way to make most of a rainy day in the Mother City! Round up friends for a day indoors where you can enjoy a vast collection of dice games, wooden games and strategy games, to name a few! While you plan your next move or roll of dice you can nibble on The Big Box’s French Nutella Crepes, sip on some imported coffee or pick something to eat from their vegan menu. Booking is essential.
Open: Monday –Wednesday from 08h00 –17h00 and Thursday – Saturday from 10h00 – 22h00
Where: 18 Roeland Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: 071 314 9134
Root 44 Market Stellenbosch
Good food, delicious drinks, lively tunes and brilliant company. Root 44 is a market with a difference. Housed in sturdy and super cosy marquees (which means rain is never an issue), and surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and trees. They offer funky live entertainment, craft and home-wear stalls perfect for leisurely browsing and an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats.
Open: Every Saturday & Sunday
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Cost: Entry is free
Where: Root44 Market, R44 & c/o Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
Learn How To Sandup Paddle
Glide across the glassy surfaces of the Mother City’s lakes, canals and oceans with the right foot forward.SUP Cape Town provides introductory lessons in Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding.This experience is considered both mellow and meditative and treats participants to 360-degree views of the surroundings. SUP CT also rents out boards for use on the canals at the V&A Waterfront Battery Park, as well as long term rentals for holiday trips.
Open: Every day from 10h00 - 17h00
Cost: R220 (1 hrs. session)
Where: Battery Park, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://supcapetown.co.za/bookings/
What’s On This Weekend
Sotano Bree Street Valentine's Dinner
All you need is love and gin! Come and join us at Sotano on Bree to celebrate your special others, whether that be your other half, best friend, group of close friends or table of singles. Our doors are open to everyone on this wonderful day of celebrating love and gin! It will be an evening of fine dining, love, classy cocktails and LIVE entertainment to ensure the ultimate ambiance this Valentine's Day. Bookings are essential.
Date: 14 February 2020
Time: 18h00 & 20h00
Cost: R395 pp (This will cover all your food and Inverroche Distillery welcome cocktail for the night. Service charge not included. Should you wish to purchase any extra items, that will be an extra charge on your own accord)
Where: Sotano Bree, Bree Street, Cape Town
Bookings at: Tel – 021 422 0567
Anti-Valentines Day Comedy Show
Having made it to the list of “8 anti-Valentine’s activities in Cape Town” (rated by lack of romance) by Eat Out Magazine in 2015, Cape Town Comedy Club is once again bringing you their annual Anti-Valentines Day Comedy Show! Prepare yourself for a loving treat with Mel Jones as the MC, KG as the Headline Act, supported by Reagen Allen & open mic act Simba (ZIM). Line-up subject to change. Please be reminded that the venue arranges the seating so come along to share the table, share the laughter and share the love! Cape Town Comedy Club is a dinner theatre and has a full restaurant and bar available.
Date: 14 February 2020
Where: 6 Dock Road, The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/37ZpDbX
Valentine's Day: Whisky & Chocolate Pairing Experience
“The best way to drink whisky is to enjoy it with a piece of exceptional chocolate.” Whisky & Chocolate Pairing at Mitchells Scottish Ale House. Match 4 different whisky flavours to 4 exceptional chocolate truffles from Chocolates By Tomes for an experience like no other. While a good glass of whisky can take some time to discern and appreciate, pairing it with chocolate can instantly warm up a beginner’s palate, while also thrilling the most experienced of tasters. In their purest forms both chocolate and Whisky are made from a simple set of ingredients that combine to produce a whole variety of diverse flavours.
Date: 14 February 2020
Time: 11h00 – 02h00
Where: Mitchells Scottish Ale House, East Pier & Dock Road, Cape Town
Bookings at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solarjunction Ft Mat.Joe [Ger]
Solarjunction aims to bring together some of the most talented and experienced DJs in the industry to Create a warm and vibrant night full of fun and dancing. With the previous Solarjunction doing so very well and the with the immense experience between all of the artists, we are in for a treat of an event.
Date: 15 February 2020
Time: 21h00 – 05h00
Cost: R 80 - R 100
Where: Reset, 71 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2OsXyCk
Moonstruck Beach Festival
Your favourite, free shore-side festival is back! The annual Moonstruck Beach Festival, with Simply Asia brings music and moonlight magic to the beach. CapeTalk and Simply Asia celebrate some of your favourite and most talented legends at the 2020 Moonstruck Summer Beach Concert on Clifton 4th. We'll be paying tribute to some of the music icons of our time by rocking to the biggest hits of our generation and soaking up the coolest vibes in the Cape.
Date: 15 February 2020
Time: 17h00 – 21h00
Where: Clifton 4th Beach, Cape Town
What’s On In Cape Town In February
The fresh green lawns of Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is where you'll find foodies and wine enthusiasts for the eleventh annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savour, while you nibble on gourmet dishes prepared by some of Constantia's most talented chefs. Your ticket includes a festival glass, tasting of over 200 wines, as well as the gastronomic extravaganza on offer. Live music will be part of the afternoon's entertainment.
Date: 23 February 2020
Time: 14h00 – 18h00
Cost: R 600
Where: Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia Rd, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2Hg8TRX
The Mirage Forever Summer Concert’s
The Mirage Forever Summer Concert’s very last addition to the season brings you one of South Africa’s biggest singer/songwriter - Jesse Clegg. Join us on the crystal clear waters of the Cape Atlantic seaboard this Holiday Season on SAs largest and most luxurious yacht, The Mirage, for an unforgettable cruise as we set sail to Clifton Beach where we will experience an unforgettable concert at sea.
Date: 23 February 2020
Time: 12h00 – 19h00
Cost: R 1200
Where: The Mirage Yacht, V&A Waterfront
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/39o6dOw
WPCC Wine Festival
WPCC will this year host their 2nd Wine Festival. Set on the Wally Wilson oval, we cannot ask for a better view and setting for a day out with fellow members, family and friends. Add to that 28 wine farms, craft beer, gin, ciders and brandy tasting, live music and food trucks, it will be a great day out for all. The confirmed wine farms are: Groot Constantia, Kleine, Zalze, Leopards Leap, Du Toitskloof, Zevenwacht, Elgin, Anura, Rickety Bridge, Mont Du Toit, J.C Le Roux, Durbanville Hills etc.
Date: 22 February 2020
Time: 12h00 – 17h00
Cost: R 200 (non-members)
Where: Wally Wilson Oval, WPCC Sports Centre, Western Province Cricket Club, Ave De Mist, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2uAGljr
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
Kerstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
On Sunday afternoons, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is transformed host outdoor live music concerts. Well-loved local and international artists grace the stage. It is a picnic style concert event, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy good tunes under the warm sun.
Date: 24 November 2019 – 05 April 2020
Cost: R 170 – R 220
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2KYG4Mm
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. The doors swing open to a festive market of mouth-watering artisanal food and drinks on sale, interactive games, lively music and an unforgettable vibe. With a glittering line-up of romantic comedies, classics, musicals, adventure sports and documentaries that let you cuddle up and be entertained. Note the venue varies from movie to movie.
Date: 16 October 2018 – 25 April 2019
Time: 19h00 till late depending on the movie
Cost: R 89 – R 320
View movie schedule and book tickets at: http://thegalileo.co.za/
Time To Plan Ahead
Huawei Kday 2020 (07 March 2020)
Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2QzxW85
Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2020 (27-28 March 2020)
Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2u0aKY1
Cape Town Carnival 2020 (21 March 2020)
Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2RmFU3T
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:
- 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.
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