Gary’s surf school has lessons for all ages and experience levels. Suitable for corporate events, birthday parties, hen/bachelor parties. On-site free locker and change room facilities available to customers.
Venue: 34 Balmoral Building, Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town Time: 8am to 5pm Cost: R 200 to R 400
Chas Everitt Cape Town South is the first company in South Africa to highlight waterwise properties.
“This step recognises the substantial investment that many sellers have made in their properties with regard to water efficiency as well as independent water sourcing and storage solutions.
These efforts and investments can cost hundreds of thousands of Rands and a mere passing reference in the property description fails to draw sufficient attention to the investment which has gained enormous importance as the drought has become a crisis in our region. This ‘waterwise’ marketing campaign further serves to raise the awareness of the water situation in our region. We are encouraging other real estate businesses to embrace the idea and follow our lead and use the waterwise logo in their marketing.
Sellers and buyers have already responded very positively to this initiative and we are highlighting these properties in our listings on www.CEI.co.za as well as www.CapeTownProperty.com and www.Constantia.co.za
The Community Art Fair is held once every two months on selected Saturdays inside the Longbeach Mall (in the Edgars Court) in Noordhoek. The fair has a very comprehensive group of artists and crafters including paintings, woodwork, beading, agate and crystal wind chimes, calligraphy art, family crests, baby wear, Himalayan products and salt lamps, unique succulents in artistic displays, hand-made jewellery, pewter-work, crochet items and quilting.
This is Africa’s biggest kite festival and attracts over 20,000 visitors, including some of the biggest names in kiting in South Africa and the world who fly in to show off their magnificent kite creations.
With kite-making, kite-flying, food stalls, kiddies’ rides, a full programme of entertainment and an eclectic craft market, this is family entertainment at its best.
The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row), from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. There is an entry fee payable on the day – proceeds go to Cape Mental Health, a not-for profit organization.
When? 28-29 October 2017
How? Call +27 (0)21 782-0877 or +27 (0)21 447-9040
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Fish Hoek beach is the only beach in Cape Town with a special exclusion net, introduced in 2013, to keep sharks out of the swimming area. Sarah Waries, programme manager for Shark Spotters — a world-first programme that works to protect both sharks and water-users explains how this net works and why it’s important.
Fish Hoek is the only beach in Cape Town with a shark net because it has had a number of shark bite incidents. Since 2004 there have been two fatalities and one very serious bite when a man lost his leg (in 2011). There have also been a number of close calls, where surfskis were bitten and people had encounters with sharks.
In October 2011 there were 55 shark sightings at Fish Hoek in one month…It’s the best swimming beach in Cape Town, I would say, but it had this stigma as being “the shark beach”.
Traditional shark nets are designed to catch and kill sharks. Exclusion nets, like the one used in Fish Hoek, just prevent sharks from entering an area. The City of Cape Town’s approach to shark attack prevention is that you must protect people but you must also protect sharks and the environment, and one mustn’t be at the cost of the other. At Fish Hoek we get humpback whales and southern right whales in the middle of the bay, so we didn’t want to put anything in the water that would potentially entangle whales, dolphins, or anything else.
The exclusion net is deployed at Fish Hoek in the summer time, from the October school holidays through to Easter (March/April). In October we just do school holidays and weekends. From November to March we try and put it up every day, but it’s weather dependent — when the wind is too strong or the swell is too big we don’t deploy the net. We aim to have it up for about 20 days per month.
“If property owners do not take collective action as a neighbourhood community, the affect on everyone’s property values in that neighbourhood could be very negative”, says Cape Town real estate broker, Andre de Villiers from Cape Town.
De Villiers was previously a Neighbourhood Watch Chairperson for a popular Cape Town coastal suburb. “My experience is that there are far too few residents prepared to get involved in neighbourhood security unless there is a dramatic spike in crime or a violent attack. The majority of residents it seems are only too happy to leave the collective security concerns to someone else”.
“As the owner of four real estate offices in Cape Town, I can confirm that buyers are increasingly asking agents for more details about security issues in the neighbourhood of the house they are interested in. The focus on the individual house’s security is correctly seen as something that can be resolved by the buyer, but the area’s reputation and crime statistics are a greater concern, as a buyer knows this will probably be an issue that falls outside their immediate control.”
There is certainly a demand for reliable data but this is not as easy to obtain as some may think. Many smaller incidents are not reported to the police and many private security services treat their information as confidential and many neighbourhood watch groups are understandably concerned that their neighbourhood could suffer if their efficiency in keeping records resulted in a negative message!
“I think any professional estate agent should have some reasonable methodology to answer security questions from buyers objectively about the neighbourhood. We can’t put our head in the sand over this issue and a lack of access to reliable data is certainly a challenge,” said de Villiers.
The message to property owners is to ‘buy in’ to the responsibility of keeping their neighbourhood safe and crime free through collective action, and thereby collecting a ‘collective security dividend’. “Imagine if you will, a pocket of houses that is able to claim and where the seller or agent can statistically show, that the subject area is the safest area in this suburb! If that’s not a great selling feature then, as a real estate professional with over thirty years experience, I am not sure what is!” said de Villiers.
Well maintained, immaculate North facing cottage is located in a exclusive and sought after gated estate. The property is accessed via an intercom control at the gate and once on the property visitors are welcomed by an ornate lush and private sunny garden and patio. Read more about this Fish Hoek property for sale.
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Well-appointed cottage is positioned in the tranquil setting of popular Silverglades. Offering delightful mountain views and neat as a pin, this beautiful cottage is the ideal starter home. Read more about this Fish Hoek property for sale.
Contact Hazel Tappan on 072 698 1313 or Sandra van der Merwe on 083 235 5351 for further queries.
*Showhouses are this Sunday, 17 January 2016 from 2pm – 5pm.
Fish Hoek offers a family lifestyle in a village community with top class schools, shopping malls and some of the most beautiful scenery in the False Bay region. The lifestyle is slow and relaxed and is perfect for anyone who is scaling up, slowing down or just wanting to enjoy all the benefits of raising a family along the coast.
Designed to encompass space, the open plan living areas of this single storey town house, are generous and open to a covered entertainment patio and good sized garden. Situated in sought after Silverglades area, it is close to all main scenic routes, sport clubs and schools. Read more about this Fish Hoek property for sale.
Contact Sandra van der Merwe on 083 235 5351 for more information.