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Newsletter 30 January 2020


January Birthdays

Omer Khan

February Birthdays

Pierre Lagonnelle
Stefanie Slawski


January Arrivals

Lotte van Dam
Elsemiek Korsten
Lucy Carveth-Johnson

February Arrivals

Mare Heckmanns
Olivia DelGandio
Bram Eijkelkamp
Maura Nieswaag
Rik Harsevoort
Janine Hofstetter
Ate Terpstra
Jesse Lemstra
Nienke van der Weg
Robin Debreczeni


More Wonderful Ways To Experience Cape Town

Seal Snrkeling With Animal Ocean

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 at Animal Ocean, this is the best thing to do in Cape Town!

Open: Every day from 08h00 – 17h00
Cost: R900 (includes Snacks & Refreshments, Wetsuits Provided, Snorkeling Equipment and SCUBA Equipment, Hot Showers and Changing Facilities)
Where: 8 Albert Road, Houtbay, Cape Town
Book at: https://bit.ly/38M9Tcw


Mossel Bay Zipline

Mossel Bay Zipline – the longest over-ocean zipline in the world. Seriously – they checked , at 1100 meters (3608 feet) long, you’ll have time to take in the scenery. Zipline over the ocean at speeds of up to 80km/h (or 50MPH for those in the Americas) and enjoy unparalleled views of the cliffs, ocean and sea life.Take the journey with us and let us show you a unique and unforgettable experience in the heart of this beautiful coastal town.

Open: Every day from 08h00 – 18h00
Cost: R450
Where: 6 Point road, Mossel Bay, Cape Town
Bookings at: https://bit.ly/2ROVKEk


Lourensford Market

The market is situated on the stunningly scenic and historic Lourensford Wine Estate. Visitors are spoiled with sprawling lawns, majestic trees and newly landscaped, award-winning gardens with an interactive fountain. A rare and special space to soak up all of nature’s beauty! Add to that their vibrant market, boasts more than 70 permanent stalls, as well as a number of pop-ups to ensure an interesting mix. Housed in a permanent u-shaped structure with both a modern and rustic feel – it is unlike any other market space around.

Open: Every Friday evening from 17h00 – 21h00 and every Sunday from 10h00 – 15h00
Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town
More info: https://www.lfhm.co.za/


Visit The Gardens @ Old Nectar

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.

Open: Monday – Friday from 09h00 – 17h00 and weekends by appointment
Cost: R 50
Where: Old Nectar, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch
Bookings at: Tel - 0824150228


What’s On This Weekend

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


What’s On In Cape Town In January / February

The Big Little Comedy Magic Show

Having gone through his first home invasion, Charles takes a look at scaling down, shares his security advice and attempts to prove that sometimes smaller is better. All of this while attempting to juggle the audience between roars of laughter and gasps of disbelief in a hilariously edgy, interactive show. Tertiens is one of South Africa's leading comedy magicians. Known for his TV characters including the mind blowing Karl Ahari as well as headlining the infamous Madame Zingara, he is renowned for his witty comedic performance style that pushes boundaries.

Date: 08 February 2020
Time: 20h00 – 22h00
Cost: R 180
Where: Alexander Bar and Theatre, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/38SBUiL


Nederburg’s 2020 Dusk Till Dark Harvest Festival

Sip, savour, snip and squash at Nederburg’s 2020 Harvest Festival! Taste newly harvested grapes and learn from the experts. Get yourself dirty by picking and stomping ripened grapes. Enjoy a generous harvest feast with wine on the lawn. Celebrate with music and entertainment by popular South African musicians.

Date: 08 February 2020
Time: 16h00 – 23h30
Cost: R650 (includes Nederburg MCC on arrival, the harvest experience in the vineyards, musical entertainment, the harvest feast, one bottle of wine from Nederburg’s The Winemasters range)
Where: Nederburg Wine Estate, Sonstraal Rd, Paarl
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2GxV7d2


Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival 2020

Welcome to Cape Town's only Pizza & Pasta Festival! Expect gourmet pizza & pasta dishes and Italian desserts (featuring some of Cape Town’s finest Italian eateries), craft beer, LIVE music, kiddies entertainment and FREE bunker tours. Join us for a day filled with cheesy goodness, live music & family entertainment. There will be limited card facilities on site so please ensure you bring along enough cash for the day.

Date: 08 February 2020
Time: 12h00 – 22h00
Cost: R100 – R120
Where: Fort Wynyard - Cape Garrison Artillery, Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town
Book Tickets at: https://bit.ly/3aN14B2


STDF Presents 'This Is Afrobalkan Pt 3!

This will be the 3rd time two epic bands Bombshelter Beast and Nomadic Orchestra share a stage - and the most intimate and exclusive to date!! We reckon there's no better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in Noordhoek (though once the music starts, the laziness will dissipate, that we can assure you!) Space in this beautiful garden is limited. This is Afrobalkan - CT get ready...

Date: 09 February 2020
Time: 14h00 – 18h00
Cost: R 155
Where: STFD, 5 Hoek Street, Chapmans Peak, Cape Town
Book tickets at: https://bit.ly/2RNtG4o

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:

Do’s:

  • 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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