Newsletter 28 November 2019
Dear students, please take note that the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts is officially open for summer season. Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2KYG4Mm
More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town
Take The Huguenot Chocolate Experience Tour
The Huguenot chocolate experience is one of many unique tours you must try in Cape town. With a half hour program that outlines the story of chocolate, a chocolate tasting and a demonstration of how their chocolates are made. Guests receive two-packs of chocolates. Once the tour is over, pop into the shop and checkout their themed chocolates for sale. They have a wonderful selection of chocolates made from the imported Belgian chocolate and a wide variety of boxed chocolate, local jams and other gourmet products are also available.
Open: Tours happen daily at 11h00 and again at 15h00.
Where: 62 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek
Bookings at: 021 876 4096.
Visit The Obz Café
Obz Café has been an iconic landmark of Observatory for the past twenty years. With a relaxed, chic atmosphere Obz Cafe is a welcome escape from the outside hustle and bustle. Their friendly wait staff, expert bartenders and passionate chefs are all ready and willing to provide you with a great dining experience. It’s the perfect spot for a late breakfast, casual business lunch or dinner, birthday party, romantic dinner or long boozy lunch.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 11h00 – 23h00
Where: Obz Café, 115 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town
Visit Franky’s Diner
Franky’s Diner is an authentic 50’s style diner in the heart of Sea Point open 24 HOURS A DAY! Serving up delicious Hamburgers, Footlongs, Sloppy Joes, curly fries and shakes. Customers can relax and enjoy some hound-dog music. Franky’s Diner is certainly a trip back in time to an era long gone but never forgotten.
Open: Every day 24/7
Where: Franky’s Diner, 303 Main Road, Sea Point
Skateboard @ The Shred
The Shred is an indoor skate park for anyone with a set of wheels. It offers a safe environment for all ages to practice their skills on skateboards, roller-blades or BMX’s on a variety of obstacles. All entrants are required to complete an indemnity form, for those under 18 parents/guardians are required to fill in the form. Skateboards and helmets are available to hire. Tuesday evenings are Rollerblading night, Wednesday evenings are Skate Night and Thursday evenings are BMX night.
Cost: R40 per session, except Monday R20 all day. Monthly Membership R500
Session Schedule: 09h00 to 13h00; 13h00 to 17h00; 17h00 to 21h00
Where: 68 Auckland St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town
Contact: 021 510 2918
What’s On This Weekend
10th Cape Town Festival Of Beer
The most comprehensive beer festival in the Southern Hemisphere is back, and they are excited to celebrate their 10th birthday.Featuring over 200 beers from more than 60 brewers, this is the premier celebration of all-things-beer, and more. A decade has never felt this good. The weekend has become a highlight on the Cape Town social calendar, and promises great entertainment including food stalls, live music and a few extra surprises up their sleeves.
Date: 29 November - 01 December 2019
Time: 29 November (15h00 - Late) / 30 November (12h00 - Late) / 01 December (10h00 – 16h00)
Cost: R99 – R150.
Where: Hamilton Rugby Club, 1 Stephen Way, Green Point, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/37fNLHs
Festival Of Lights Switch - On
Get set for festive fun with the City of Cape Town’s upcoming Festive Lights Switch-On, which takes place on on the Grand Parade. Celebrating 50 years in 2019, this eagerly awaited, free open-air event is set to usher in the summer and the beginning of the festive season, with a star-studded line-up including performances by Sho Madjozi, Ndlovu Youth Choir, YoungstaCPT and more.
Date: 01 December 2019
Where: Grand Parade, Cape Town
Kfm Vinyl Classic Party
Summer in Cape Town means sunshine and sundowners... And of course, the ultimate summer party! The Kfm Vinyl Classic party is BACK, bringing you the best of the 80s, the 90s, and the naughties, and featuring your favourite DJs on the decks - Brandon Leigh and The Outlaw, Darren Simpson - plus a host of local club stars. You bring the moves, we`ll bring the music. #KfmSummerFeels. Line up: Brandon Leigh, DJ Outlaw "Darren Simpson", Garth B and Tiny T.
Date: 29 November 2019
Time: 19h00 – 02h00
Cost: R 150 – R 300
Where: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 S Arm Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2rZPZe5
Klein Roosboom Summer Festival
What better way is there to celebrate summer when Klein Roosboom fluffs it’s festive feathers? Join us for a fun-filled family festival as we celebrate summer with wine, song, food and holiday cheer. JÉAN Restaurant is planning their own food stalls, each with a unique twist to traditional festival bites that pairs wondrously well with our Sauvignon Blanc and other fresh summer wines. Enjoy lots of wine (there is a bit of beer too!) while listening to foot-tapping music from our live bands or a large selection of summer songs on our Jukebox.
Date: 30 November - 01 December 2019
Time: 11h00 – 17h00
Cost: R100 – R 540
Where: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2QxYIhM
Parklife Cape Town
Parklife Cape Town returns to the Mother City. This outing of this premier music and lifestyle event sees us at the stunning Muizenberg Park for a day of great music and fun under the sun with the incredible talents of Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Sons of the East (Australia), Sean Koch and Diamond Thug.
Date: 01 December 2019
Time: 12h00 – 19h30
Where: Muizenberg Park, Camp Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2OOw61j
What’s On In Cape Town In December
Get Lucky Summer Concert
Celebrate the start of the Summer Holidays with GoodLuck, Craig Lucas and Jimmy Nevis LIVE at Zevenwacht for a magical picnic sunset concert! The Get Lucky Summer Cape Town concert promises to be a magical afternoon, with fully stocked bars and facilities, an exclusive VIP viewing deck, delicious treats from the variety of food trucks, and the best lineup to kickstart summer.
Date: 08 December 2019
Time: 14h00 – 20h00
Cost: R 150 – R 360
Where: Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Road, Kuils River, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/34oFOhs
Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival
Now in its 3rd year the spectacular Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival is back. Craft Gins, Top Wine & MCC Estates and much more. Delicious food available as well as live music all day. Your ticket also includes entry to the event, signature glass and tasters available until 3pm. Live entertainment line-up: Llevado, Stanley Sibande, Tracy Norman. Bubbly/MCC Vineyards: Simonsig, Leopard's Leap Wine, Laborie Wine, Dutoits Kloof wines.
Date: 14 December 2019
Cost: R150 -R195
Where: Atlantic Beach Links, 1 Fairway Drive, Melbosstrand
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/35CoFks
Goldfish Submerged At Shimmy Beach Club
Get ready for the 8th edition of GoldFish Submerged, Cape Town’s biggest residency at the iconic Shimmy Beach Club! Back from their 2019 global tour, SA’s favourite duo return to Cape Town shores with their unmistakable sound perfectly suited for celebrating Summer. Their dynamite live performances, mixing driving house beats with jazz instrumental interludes, earned the attention of a swelling house and electronic music fan base.
Date: 15 December 2019
Time: 17h00 – 02h00
Cost: R 150 – R 300
Where: Shimmy Beach Club, South Arm Road, V&A Harbour, Waterfront, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2KYQhbB
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is coming to Cape Town and will be played at the exhilarating Cape Town Stadium. Sixteen of the best men`s teams and the 12 top women`s teams will again take part in this prestigious event. The party stand will be on the South stand where fans will be treated to a host of entertainment. Expect a day full of great rugby, high energy entertainment and a fan fair of fan engaging activities.
Date: 13 - 15 December 2019
Where: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2XRSbAb
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/
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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