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Newsletter 24 October 2019

Special Notice

Cederberg Camping Weekend Special

Dear students, please note one of our adventure activity agencies is having a Cederberg Camping weekend trip special.

Date: 22 - 24 November 2019
About: Join us for a weekend camping under the African Stars at Marcuskraal on the edge of the beautiful Cederberg. The Cederberg region is only two hours from Cape Town and yet the landscape is completely different: wilder, warmer with a raw, dramatic beauty.
Cost: R2900.00 per person
Includes: Transport, guide, 2xdinners, 1xlunch, 2xbreakfast, hiking, tent and sleeping mattress.
Excludes: Drinks (bring your own), sleeping bag or blanket, pillow.
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, drinks, walking shoes, swimming clothes, warm top.
Time: 13h30 – 17h00
Bookings: Essential to book before 28 October 2019 to Karin
Note: Minimum nr of 6 people required for trip to happen.

October Birthdays:

Matthieu Keller

More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town

Visit The Giraffe House

At The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness centre we provide easy access to some of Africa's wonderful wildlife and bird species. Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy the outdoors, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and why they are special.

Open: Every day
Time: 09h00 – 17h00
Cost: R55
Where: Giraffe House, cor. R304 (towards Stellenbosch) and R101 (towards Paarl)
Tel: 021 884 4506

Explore The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio

While visiting The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio visitors can treat themselves to decadent cakes and a cup of freshly brewed coffee at the coffee shop, while taking in the stunning views of the farms alpaca herd, the dromedaries and Table Mountain in the background. At The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio visitors are able to watch the weavers at work, interact with the alpacas and all the other animals in the petting zoo or go on an Alpaca Barn Tour.

Open: Every day
Time: 10h00 – 18h00
Tours: Friday – Sunday at 15h00 by appointment only
Cost: Barn tour R 50
Where: The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio, Farm Klein Landskroon, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Southern Paarl
Tel: +27 (0)84 793 3666

Create Your Own Burger @ Craft Burger

Craft Burger Bar is cosy restaurants, where you are able to “Create Your Own Burger” by selecting from a list of options in terms of patty, bun (if required), toppings, cheeses, sauces and sides. What a pleasure! If you don’t feel like deciding (there are over 5 million combinations!) there are already-designed Burger options. We also boast a delightful selection of locally brewed craft beers and wines from the most renowned vineyards in South Africa.

Open: Every day
Time: 11h30 – 22h30
Where: 63 Buitengracht Street, Heritage Square, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 424 0082

Grab A Bite To Eat @ Yours Truly Café

Yours Truly cafe has been lovingly crafted with a new look and feel that opens to the city through folded windows, inviting customers to relax and enjoy. At night, the space becomes a vibrant bar, with live DJ's every Thursday and month long exhibitions hosted by our sponsors VANS. Supporting local artists, Loop Street runs to the beat of the inner city.

Open: Monday & Tuesday 06h00 - 16h00, Wednesday to Friday 06h00 – 02h00, Saturday 08h00 – 02h00 and Sunday closed
Where: Yours Truly, 63 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Tel: 27+ (0)81 504 0064

What’s On This Weekend

Urban Rewind Summer Jazz Picnic

The event celebrates the indigenous Jazz music and culture of Cape Town and South Africa, so the music encompasses every style associated with the city and the country: blues, R&B, Afro-Caribbean, Cape Jazz, Latin Jazz, Marimba and everything in between, both contemporary and traditional. As the sunsets we kick start the Old School Party with our DJ's. Bring along your Picnic Basket, Camping Chairs, Picnic Blankets.

Date: 27 October 2019
Time: 11h00 – 19h00
Cost: R55 - R120.
Where: Inside on the Greens restaurant, Rosmead Ave, Wynberg, Cape Town
Book tickets at:

Oktoberfest At Hillcrest Restaurant

Oktoberfest at Hillcrest Restaurant is brought to you by Havoc Brew & Boston Brewery. This Oktoberfest will give you a great intimate experience. German cuisine from eisbein, brakwurst, wienerschnitzel & lots more paired together with local craft brews from Havoc Brew & Boston Brewery. Live music will enhance the festive vibe. Hillcrest Restaurant is situated on Hillcrest Wine and Olive Estate, tucked away amongst the rolling hills and vineyards that contribute to spectacular views.

Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 11h00 – 20h00
Where: Hillcrest Restaurant, Racecourse Rd, Cape Town
Bookings at:

Beer, Wine & Gin Festival

La Parada and Tiger's Milk present the Beer, Gin and Wine Festival in the Century City Square. If you're a fan of gin, wine, beer or food you'll love our market-style festival happening on Saturday. We'll be showcasing a number of local & international brands for you to try along with delicious tapas from La Parada & Tiger's Milk dude food. As if this could get any better, we also have live music by The Kiffness and supporting acts, so pull through for a fun day.

Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 14h00 – 22h00
Cost: R190
Where: Tiger's Milk Century City, Kinetic Way, Century City, Cape Town
Book tickets at:

Cape Town International Kite Festival

See some of the world’s most spectacular kites ‘Let Hope Fly’ at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg. Enjoy fresh-air family fun that’s good for mind and body. There’ll be free kite-making workshops, live entertainment, stalls and rides – plenty to keep the whole family happily entertained. Pack a picnic or take your pick of festival fare from the many food trucks.

Date: 26 - 27 October
Time: 10h00 -18h00
Cost: R 40
Where: Zandvlei Nature Reserve, The Row, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Bookings at:

What’s On In Cape Town In November

Gin High Tea @ Ginja

Join us for a ton of fun at our next Gin High Tea event featuring a live performance by Tons of Fun and prizes to be won on the day! Triple Three Distillery will be launching a brand new gin exclusively available to you on arrival. Treat yourself to as much tea and coffee as you like throughout the course of the evening while enjoying 5 star entertainment with free mixers and a never ending buffet table. Mix and match food, G&T and garnishes to create your own bespoke concoction.

Date: 02 November 2019
Time: 15h00 – 18h00
Cost: R185
Where: GINJA, On the Waterfront Pierhead, Noble Square, V&A Waterfront
Bookings at:

Cheninin Blanc Festival @ Perdeberg Wines

Chenin Blanc has made huge strides in quality and popularity over the last few years, with a passionate group of producers aiming for the stars! The first “Celebrate Chenin” Festival, presented by Perdeberg Wines will share this passion with wine lovers, showing off styles from serious barrel-fermented whites, easy-drinking fruity summer wine right up to Methóde Cap Classique bubblies and incredible dessert wines. Fifteen wineries will offer their wines for tasting and for sale directly to visitors. Food Trucks and live music will round off the experience.

Date: 02 November 2019
Time: 11h00 – 16h00
Cost: R150 - R250
Where: Perdeberg Winery, Vryguns Road, Vryguns Farm, Paarl
Book tickets at:

Let Saturdays Be Gin @ Slug & Lettuce Century City

Join us for the ultimate gin experience with Whitley Neill Gin South Africa & Fitch & Leedes at Slug & Lettuce ZA. Come for lunch and take full advantage of a double Whitley Neill & Tonic perfect serve for only R40, while you enjoy the live DJ entertainment and excellent vibe at Slug & Lettuce Century City - the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Don't forget you also get: free parking, great lunch specials, gin, gin & more gin. So make your weekend great again with Whitley Neill Gin South Africa and Slug & Lettuce Century City!

Date: 02 November 2019
Time: 12h00 – 15h00
Note: Table booking are essential
Where: Slug & Lettuce Century City Restaurant, Shop G11, Colosseum Building, Century Way, Cape Town
Book table at: Tel - 021 555 0158

Mini Gin & Tapas Fest

The Station On Bree introduces: Their Mini Gin & Tapas Fest. A classy day in the underground, sipping, mixing, conversing. Up to 10 gins to choose from, they’re sharing the love and passion for this artisanal spirit. They also have delicious tapas tastings. Get 5 tastings for R200! Choose between gins, tapas or a mix of both. A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine and translates to small portion of any kind of Spanish cuisine.

Date: Every Saturday
Time: 15h00 -20h00
Cost: R200
Note: Bookings are essential
Where: The Station On Bree, 207 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Bookings at: Tel - 021 422 0566

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:

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

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:

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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