Newsletter 14 November 2019
Dear students, please take note that the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts will officially open for summer season 24 November 2019 – 05 April 2020.
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.
More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town
Explore The Boomslang
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. Inspired by a snake skeleton, and informally called ‘The Boomslang‘ (meaning tree snake), it is a low-maintenance, low-impact sculptural raised walkway. The Walkway takes the visitor from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving spectacular panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Flats.
Cost: R70; there is no additional fee to walk on the Boomslang, other than the normal Garden entry fee.
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
Go For A Sunset Cruise
The Sunset Cruise will take you straight to Clifton 4th Beach, or depending on the weather on the day, to Table Bay. You will get to enjoy and take in the scenic view while sipping on a glass of Method Cape Classic sparkling wine. Then we will slowly cruise back as the sun sets to the city lighting – a first class experience with Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles as an exquisite backdrop. This is definitely the cruise of choice for the more romantic at heart.
Cost: ± R 400 p/p for non-private cruise.
Tel: 021 418 0241
Visit The Taal Monument
The site that commemorates Afrikaans being declared an official language of South Africa. The roots of Afrikaans can be traced back to three continents – Asia, Europe and Africa. The architect Jan van Wijk designed the Taalmonument (language monument) in a way that it would acknowledge these widespread origins of Afrikaans.
Time: Mon to Sun: 8am-5pm (Apr to Nov)
Where: Gabbema Doordrift St, Paarl
Snorkeling With Seals
Plunge into the cool Atlantic Ocean and snorkel with hundreds of playful Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. If you love seals and the ocean, as we do, this is the best thing to do in Cape Town!
Open: Mon to Sat from 08h00 – 16h00
Cost: R990/pp (includes Snacks & Refreshments, Wetsuits Provided, Snorkelling Equipment and SCUBA Equipment),
Where: 8 Albert Road, Houtbay, Cape Town
Book tours at: https://secure.activitybridge.com/book?action=book&activityid=2611&lang=en
What’s On This Weekend
The Fort Food Truck Market
We're back after a looooong winter! Gather the troops & join us for another episode of The Fort Food Truck Market at Fort Wynyard. LIVE entertainment, a variety of food trucks, dessert vendors, fully stocked bar, tunnel tours & more. The Fort Food Truck Market is a food truck revolution in Green Point, Cape Town. On Selected Fridays, they bring you the best food trucks Cape Town has to offer.
Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 16h00 – 22h00
Where: The Fort Food Truck Market, Fort Wynyard, Cnr Fort Wynyard St & Granger Bay Blvd, Green Point, Cape Town
V&A Waterfront Motor Show Presented By Nedbank
We are proud to announce the second edition of the V&A Waterfront Motor Show happening at the Silo District. They will be showcasing some of the most exotic automobiles from all around the world. This exciting weekend offers you the chance to get up close and personal with the cars from your childhood fantasy. Manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Porsche, Lexus and McLaren all displaying their ranges on the our lovely Silo precinct. Whether you’re coming to have conversations with like-minded individuals, exploring the cars in detail, or even just a photo opportunity, everyone is welcome.
Date: 16 - 17 November 2019
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Where: Silo District, V&A Waterfront, South Arm Road, Cape Town
Taste Of Belgium
Take your taste buds on a Belgian tour through boutique and craft vendors of savoury and sugary delicacies from Belgium at the Ambassador's Former Residence in Cape Town. Join the many Belgian producers and traders’ locally showcasing their wares, have a stroll through the Flea Market, organised by Belgica Club. Enjoy authentic Belgian beers, national cuisine and satisfy your sweet tooth with some chocolate, fine pastries and tarts or waffles while you take in the products, designs and displays at the market. There will be live music by the Nomadic Orchestra.
Date: 16 November 2019
Time: 10h00 – 19h30
Cost: Entery is free and R 50 for concert (to be purchased on the day)
Where: Embassy of Belgium - Residence of the Ambassador, 29 Boshof Ave, Cape Town
Sunset Rouge Evenings @ Alto Estate
Every Friday at Alto Estate they present the greatest show on planet earth—the sunset . To celebrate this magnificent natural occurrence, they’ve enlisted the help of some of South Africa’s top musicians for a series of Sunset Rouge Evenings throughout summer, running until 31 January 2020. Enjoy street-style food from Tailgate Foods' Truck (cash only), which you will be able to pair with our famous Alto Rouge or other equally lauded reds.
Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 17h00 – 20h00 (last food orders from 19.30)
Cost: Entrance is free
Where: Alto Estate, Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch
Bookings at: 021 975 2346
What’s On In Cape Town In November
Summer Soirée @ Old Nectar
Join Old Nectar for an early Summer Soirée with Brent Reynolds & Carmen Vrenssen; Bring a picnic to enjoy on the rolling lawns before being lulled by the tunes on Piano, cello and Violin. Old Nectar is known for its spectacular gardens and the old Cape Dutch Manor house. The garden is split into ten sub-gardens each with its own theme: The Pergola Garden, The Millstone terrace, The Round Rose Garden, The Kitchen shaded Garden, The Magnolia Walk, The Waterfall garden, The Front Garden, The Indigenous Garden, The Bench Garden. The manor house has its own terrace surrounds overlooking the world-renowned estate and the Jonkershoek mountains.
Date: 24 November 2019
Time: Gates open from 16h00 – 19h00
Cost: Where: Old Nectar, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch
Bookings at: Tel - 0824150228
Mirage Summer Yatch Party
Everyone’s dream is to have a summer that never ends, well, The Mirage is making that dream a reality! We present our second concert with The Kiffness and Majozi part of our latest creation of luxury experiences, The Mirage Forever Summer Concert Series! Join us on the crystal clear waters of the Cape Atlantic seaboard this November 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: 24 November 2019
Time: 12h00 – 19h00
Where: Mirage, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2oVXCAY
Festival At The Docks
This summer, Life Grand Café V&A Waterfront will launch their inaugural Festival on the Docks, a day in the sun sampling some of the best local wine, gin, and beer South Africa has to offer. The docks in the V&A is the perfect setting for a day out with friends, and promises a celebration of local South African flavours from our favourite distilleries. After an afternoon of unlimited tastings, head on up to the restaurant and fill up on something from our extensive menu.
Date: 23 November 2019
Time: 12h00 - 18h00
Cost: R250 (includes bottomless tastings with tasting glass)
Where: Life Grand Café, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/36FrCC0
Jimmy Nevis Live At The Jagger Lounge
Cape Town’s premium live music venue, The Jagger Lounge is happy to anounce a live performance by Jimmy Nevis. Situated on Shortmarket Street in the beautiful city of Cape Town, The Jagger Lounge presents an acoustically sound space with classy finishes and world class technical solutions. Rock n Roll, Hip Hop, Pop, RnB, Jazz, Blues and Comedy, The Jagger Lounge offers a consistent variety of live entertainment weekly. Local artist Jimmy Nevis is a young (23 years old) alternative pop singer/songwriter and producer who was born and raised in Cape Town.
Date: 23 November 2019
Where: The Jagger Lounge, 74 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2JUowQN
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
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
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
Park Life (01 December 2019)
Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2WRAcZV
Get Lucky Summer Ct (08 December 2019)
Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2OtcTDE
Goldfish Submerged At Shimmy Beach Club (15 December 2019 – 3 January 2020)
Go to their WEBSITE for more details: https://bit.ly/2kZNG7s
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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