Newsletter 16 January 2020
Lotte van Dam
More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town
Go hurtling down a half-pipe in a bobsled, flying through the twists and curves as you race along the 1.25 km track. It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s safe! The first downhill tobogganing track in Africa, Cool Runnings is a Cape Town-based family park boasting an intricate course of steel tracks and top-notch, wheeled bobsleds.
Open: Every day
Time: Weekends 09h00 – 18h00 / Monday to Friday 11h00 – 18h00
Cost: R 65 – R540
Where: Cool Runnings, Carl Cronje Dr, Tygervalley, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2RibFL9
The Bay Harbour Market
Vibrancy, spirit, diversity and culture is the aim of the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay, which is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in the old authentic part of the harbour and contains more than 100 stalls. The friendly atmosphere creates a distinctly South African social shopping and eating experience.
Open: Friday 17h00 – 21h00 / Saturday & Sunday 09h30am – 16h00
Where: The Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Tel: +27 (0)72 858 7763
Gary’s Surf School
Muizenberg surf school (Gary’s surf school) is oldest surf school in Cape Town, established in 1989. They will get you geared up and their experienced instructors will teach you the basics you need to know to get you up and riding on a wave, they will also teach you about safety in the water. They have a shop on Muizenberg beachfront that offers level 1 beginner surf lessons and surfboard & wetsuit rentals as well as buy and sell.
Open: Everyday 08h00 - 17h00
Cost: R 550 – R 1000 (Includes wetsuit and surfboard)
Where: Gary’s Surf School, 34 Balmoral Building, Beach Road, Muizenberg
Tel: +27 21 788 9839
Shimmy Beach Club
Stellar eatery by day and exquisite dance venue by night, Shimmy Beach Club is one of the most well-known entertainment spots in Cape Town. On summer nights, it’s hard to rival the atmosphere of a Shimmy Beach Club party as DJs spin their beats while revellers party in the sand. That’s right; it’s not a beach club for nothing… Shimmy brings the beachfront to the dance floor!
Open: Every day
Time: Sunday to Thursday 11h00 – 23h00 / Friday & Saturday 11h00 – 04h00
Where: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 200 7778
What’s On This Weekend
Iconic @ The Tyger Valley Barnyard Theatre
ICONIC pays tribute to the superstars who have rocked our world over the past 60 years and performed some of the greatest live shows in music history. Featuring a 10-piece cast of singers, dancers, and musicians, ICONIC is a dazzling rock and pop extravaganza celebrating the greatest music icons of our time.
Date: 17 January – 18 March 2020
Cost: R 140
Where: Tyger Valley Barnyard, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Durbanville Hills, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/35vUJGk
Benny Bushwhacker Show @ The Baxter Theatre
Benny Bushwhacker – conservationist, environmental campaigner, and the only man to have walked the length of Africa barefoot – reveals all about what it takes to survive the African bush, and for the African bush to survive. Written by John van der Ruit, performed by Ben Voss, and directed by Janice Honeyman, this is a hilarious look at life on the wild side.
Date: 18 January 2020
Cost: R100 – R120
Where: Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/30hjDbw
The Gin In Ginja
Ginja will be offering you an experience where you can explore & experiment to your heart’s content. Fitch & Leedes supply mixers and garnishes and Ginja the "Evening" tasting menu. The set menu consists of 22 tasting plates to choose any three you like. Mix and match food, G&T and garnishes to your own discretion. An experiential date. Limited seats available.
Date: 17 January 2020
Where: Ginja Restaurant on the Pierhead, V&A Waterfront
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/35UtoO6
What’s On In Cape Town In January
Festival Of Rebels 2020
Motorcycle Lifestyle Festival powered by Harley-Davidson Africa. Cape Town is going to host the 1st addition of the Festival Of Rebels Tour... Festival Of Rebels is much more than your typical ''Bike Festival''. It is a celebration of all things powered by a piston. This is a 2 day motorcycle lifestyle festival showcasing the best in live entertainment, over 40 of SA'S most loved bands/ Djs over 2 stages create the perfect rebel atmosphere... 150 food/ lifestyle / fashion and motorcycle activations...
Date: 25 - 26 January 2020
Time: Saturday 11h00 – 00h00 / Sunday 11h00 – 22h00
Cost: R 199 – R 1399
Where: The Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2QWrpVj
Cape Town 10’s
Cape Town 10s is South Africa’s biggest social sport and lifestyle event! Rugby, netball, dodgeball, hockey, soccer, volleyball and running are all on offer for teams to take part in. A new family day initiative is planned for 2020, as Cape Town 10s heads into it’s 12th year. International and National Legends can be seen participating, coaching and spectating along the sidelines. Sport, live music artists, food stalls, legends, VIP, kids entertainment, beer tent and social vibe is what makes 10s the unique and best sport and lifestyle festival in the country.
Date: 31 January – 01 February 2020
Time: 07h00 – 11h30
Cost: R 100 – R 1500
Where: Green Point Common Fields, Corner of Vlei & Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2uoEg9S
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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