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Newsletter 23 January 2020

January Birthdays

Omer Khan

January Arrivals

Lotte van Dam
Elsemiek Korsten
Lucy Carveth-Johnson

More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town

Go Paragliding With Parapax

Enjoy an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight from Signal hill or Lions head. No other activity allows you to enjoy spectacular panoramas of the Table Mountain, the City Bowl with no windows to block your view! No matter how nervous you might feel before takeoff (or for some, even the very thought of paragliding), the experienced team will put you at ease. Enjoy a birds eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world while gently gliding through the air.

Open: Every day from 07h00 – 17h00
Cost: 1 300 plus additional R 300 for HD photos
Where: Parapax, Signal Hill Rd, Signal Hill, Cape Town
Book online: https://bit.ly/2RdRlMs

Neighbourgoods Market – Old Biscuit Mill

A little original gourmet is a decadent start to your weekend. Over 100 specialty traders sell fresh vegetables, sustainably snared seafood, gourmet goodies, artisan breads, home-brewed organic cider and aromatic coffee. Housed in the historic sky-lit warehouse of The Old Biscuit Mill, the market has established itself as a catalyst for - and celebration of - the urban renaissance that has seen the once dilapidated neighbourhood of Woodstock become the thriving heart of the city’s creative industries.

Where: The Old Biscuit Mill Complex, 373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock
Tel: +27 (0)21 448 143

Helicopters Cape Town

Helicopters Cape Town offer a combo tour: Atlantico & Marine Big 5 Ocean Safari (20 Minutes Flight & 1 Hour Boat Ocean Safari). Experience a scenic helicopter flight along the Atlantic Coast viewing famous spots like the Cape Town Stadium, the 4 Beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. Then sit back enjoy an ocean safari with Ocean Experience.

Open: Every day from 09h00 – 19h00
Cost: R2950
Where: Helicopters Cape Town, 220 East Pier, Breakwater Edge, V&A Helipad, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Book online: https://bit.ly/2RCRHed

Village Idiot Neighbourhood Bar & Restaurant

The new hotspot on the Loop Street strip, the Village Idiot combines the aesthetics of an old English pub with hipster chic. The bar, which is plentiful, is watched over by Oskar the stuffed ostrich and the menu is proper South African braai fare with everything from a boerewors burger to braai boards served with chakalak and freshly baked roosterkoek.

Open: Tuesday to Wednesday 15h00 – 02h00 / Friday & Saturday 12h00 – 03h00 / Sunday & Monday closed.
Where: Village Idiot Neighbourhood Bar & Restaurant, 32 Loop Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 418 1548

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
Time: Varies
Cost: R 140
Where: Tyger Valley Barnyard, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Durbanville Hills, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/35vUJGk

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/ Dj’s 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

Chinese Food Market At Sable Square

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Sable Square. This is the first Chinese Food Market of the year at China Town / Cape Town at Sable Square. There will be a wide variety of traditional and delicious Chinese Food on offer so come hungry! There will also be lots of lucky draw prizes of R200 spending vouchers. You will also be able to browse through China Town to discover lots of hidden bargains and treasures.

Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10h00 – 16h00
Where: China Town, Sable Square, Corner Bosmansdam and Ratanga Rd, Milnerton, Cape Town

Experiments - Russell Fox Magician Insane

Russell Fox Magician Insane & Ou Meul Bakery and Cafe presents: Experiments. The dinner theatre experience that will not only leave you in awe, but send you home confused and inspired all in one little bundle. To understand this, you'll just simply have to watch the show, and of course, eat the food and drink some coffee! But make sure you do this before the show starts, so you don't find yourself eating and gasping in sheer shock and confusion from utter disbelief of Russell's insane psychological, persuasive and influential abilities. Ticket includes meal ...guests choose between Chicken Curry & Basmati or Beef or Veg Burger & Fries.

Date: 25 January 2020
Time: Dinner 18h45 / Show 19h45
Cost: R 290
Where: Ou Meul Bakery and Cafe, West Coast Road R27, Cape Farms, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2v1aKat

What’s On In Cape Town In January

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

Red Bull King Of The Air 2020

The world's most badass, big-air kiteboarding contest will be back in February 2020! It’s is all about the amplitude as contestants go head-to-head in a “flag out” competition format. During the two week weather window riders will only face-off in the perfect conditions – when the legendary Cape Doctor is at its epic best, punching out consistent wind speeds of over 30 knots and providing the perfect swell from which to boost some extreme manoeuvres.

Date: 1 – 16 February 2020
Time: 12h00 – 23h00
Where: Kite Beach, Table View, Cape Town

South African National Beer Day

Celebrate South African National Beer Day with us at the Woodstock Brewery Tap Room. Small batch beers, tasty food and live music. South African National Beer Day is a collection of small scale events, promotions, pairings, specials and mini festivals held across the country on the first Saturday in February.

Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 12h00 – 17h00
Where: Woodstock Brewery Tap Room, 252 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Bottomless Beer On Sa National Beer Day @ The Beerhouse On Long

It's South African National Beer Day on Saturday 1st February 2020 and of course we are going big! We will have Bottomless Beer on all of our local tap. Included in those local taps are our selections of local ciders and other sweet things for the non-beer lovers. To keep you entertained we will have an awesome line-up of our favourite local artists and Dj’s. Let's celebrate proudly South African Beer in a true Beerhouse fashion.

Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 15h00 – 19h00
Cost: R 150 – R 199
Where: Beerhouse (on Long), 223 Long Street, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/30Hrtf2

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
Time: 17h00
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

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:


  • 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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