A Home for all Seasons

ConstantiaThis sheltered valley is home to some of Cape Town’s most sought-after propertiesConstantia lies in one of the greenest and most ambient parts of Cape Town, where ‘old money’ and style are the operative description for stately homesteads, long drive ways and oak-lined streets.

With Constantia being centrally located, sought after areas within Constantia offer a wide range of premium residential lifestyles, for those wanting to indulge in the ‘finer things in life’. A family orientated suburb offering a variety of property styles over a vast green valley region.

This is a home for all seasons and for all reasons. There are so many options for this versatile five bedroom home. Read more about this Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 0834599523 or Di Forster on 0721229798 for further queries.

 

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Bikes Race to Constantia Trails

Cycle TrailA cycle route along the Constantia greenbelts will provide more areas for mountain bikers to cycle legally and in a safe environment.

This is according to ward councillor Elizabeth Brunette, who presented the proposal at a Protea subcouncil 20 meeting last week.

The motion received support from the ward councillors present at the meeting.

Brunette says Constantia has 113 hectares of public open space incorporating greenbelts and meadows along riverine corridors.

“Families, hikers, dog walkers and horse riders use the extensive network of pathways established in the 1980s by City parks and increasingly maintained by the Friends of Constantia Valley Greenbelts with assistance from City parks,” she says.

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Supporting Man’s Best Friend

DARG is situated on a large plot in Hout Bay and provides shelter for rescued animals. After heavy rains on this month their dogs found themselves knee deep in mud as floods ran through their runs.

DARG relies on the public’s generosity and support through donations to keep afloat. Cape Brick, a manufacturer of quality concrete masonry in Cape Town, donated enough paving to fix 14 – 16 of the 27 runs that were affected by the floods and the results were truly admirable.

Local real estate company Chas Everitt Cape Town South donated a further R4000 worth of concrete bricks from Cape Brick to help DARG finish the low walls on some of the dog runs.

Cape Brick Paving

Should you wish to make a donation please email Debra dbuys@intekom.co.za to make difference!

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Happy Youth Day

The Property Constantia blog and Chas Everitt wish you a Happy Youth Day.

16 June is a public holiday in South Africa. It commemorates the Soweto Riots of 1976 that began after a government edict declared that all instruction in black schools would be in Afrikaans.

Youth Day reminds South Africans of the importance of its youth, and bring the message that the country never wants to see those days again.

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Good Neighbourhood Security is Linked to Being a Good Neighbour

Meet-Neighbors.jpgIn these days of increased security concerns that are increasingly linked to load shedding we are all very stressed. We need to be responsible and help create a more harmonious environment for ourselves and your neighbours.

Whether your first home or you have been in your neighbourhood for awhile, keeping good relations with the neighbours can make a big difference in your quality of life and to security. Here are a few etiquette tips to reduce friction and keep the peace with your neighbours and enhance neighbourhood security.

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How to use CityPetFinder

Lost PetsUsing CityPetFinder is easy. If you would like to publish information about your lost pet and search possible matches, you will need to register so that we can link the information you supply to the correct pet. Once you have done so, you can login.

If you have lost a pet, use CityPetFinder to search through a single database of all the animals in the care of the City’s 21 *Registered Animal Organisations (RAOs). Because CityPetFinder has been created in partnership with these RAOs, it has a broader database than any of these organisations might have on their own, which greatly improves your chances of finding your pet.

To add your pet’s details to CityPetFinder, click here.

Please note that registration is required to protect the pets listed in CityPetFinder. If you identify a pet on CityPetFinder as yours, contact the relevant RAO directly.

RAOs can also use CityPetFinder to search for animals in their care that have been identified as lost.

Make sure your pet can’t get lost by:

  • Teaching your pet a command such as ‘Stop!’
  • Enclosing your garden
  • Not leaving your dog outside public places unattended
  • Having your pet microchipped or buying him/her a collar or a disc with your contact details engraved on it
  • Ensuring that you exercise your pet sufficiently to keep it from roaming
  • If your pet runs away but is near enough to hear you, call him/her to you in a pleasant tone of voice. Do not shout – this may scare him/her away
  • Keeping your dog on a leash in public places to prevent him/her wandering off

*A RAO is an animal welfare organisation such as a pound or shelter, that has been registered with the City of Cape Town.

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A Career in Real Estate

RECChas Everitt is holding a Real Estate Career Q&A meeting at our Tokai office tomorrow Tuesday 26th May at 6pm. The address is 44 Tokai Road (opposite the Blue Route Shopping Centre). The building houses both Hair Gallery and Chas Everitt and is on the corner of Tokai and Dam Roads. If anyone would like to attend please email Andre de Villiers on andre@everitt.co.za

It will be no more than one and a half hours ie 6pm till 7:30pm

Andre de Villiers
0832300549

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Di Forster Joins Sally Gracie @ Chas Everitt

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Di Forster is not an experienced agent, but Sally Gracie was adamant that in choosing her new partner, following the tragic death of Marion Bolton, the most important qualities that Sally was looking for would not be conventional real estate sales experience but a lot more; an understanding and appreciation of luxury property, a complimentary personality, the right attitude and of course great contacts in the area.

“In Di I have found a partner who not only fits the measure but has qualities that for me were simply not negotiable.  I have known Di for many years and we share an uncompromising service driven attitude.  I am also pleased that the Company has given me the space,  time and confidence to find my own partner following Marion’s passing and I am just thrilled that Di has embraced the opportunity,” said Sally Gracie.

Di Forster is however no stranger to the real estate business.  Di has bought and sold eleven times in the Constantiaberg area.  Stretching from Klaasenbosch Estate on Brommersvlei Road to Stonehurst Estate.  Di also stayed at Steenberg Golf Estate where she has many friends.  Property has been a long time passion for Di and the only comments her close friends have said about her joining Sally in a move into real estate sales is; “about time!”

Di has been involved in the design, building and decorating of all her homes, including Silverhurst Estate where she lived for two years. The Klaasenbosch property was a very high profile property that was purchased by Di at an auction.  Di sub divided the property into four plots, did extensive security improvements, and renovated the main house.

As Di said, “I worry that I might be addicted to the smell of wet cement and am crazy enough to want to build from scratch again!”  Oh no Di, we have news for you… there will be no time for that as you and Sally have a great and challenging opportunity ahead of you!

Di Forster can be contacted on 072 122 9798
Sally Gracie can be contacted on 083 459 9523

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New Restaurant to Replace Historic Nek Restaurant

A new branch of La Parada and a ‘casual fine-dining restaurant’ are scheduled to open at Constantia Nek in October 2015 under the management of the Harbour House group. The current restaurant on the site, one of the oldest in Cape Town, will close at the end of this month for extensive refurbishment.The iconic Constantia Nek restaurant in Cape Town.“It is an iconic site, which was ripe for a refresh,” says one of the group’s owners, Michael Townsend. “We plan to retain the memory of the building; however, the inside will be lightened up and modernised.” The gardens will also receive a makeover, with the overgrown bushes and trees cut back to restore the beautiful views over the vineyards, and the sea and mountains in the distance.

The Harbour House group – which is also responsible for the Tiger’s Milk and La Parada brands – has ambitious plans for growth. A new branch of Tiger’s Milk will be opening in Long Street in June 2015, and Michael reveals the group is currently pitching four of its brands to the V&A Waterfront (where it already has a Harbour House branch), and is looking at rolling out Tiger’s Milk and La Parada nationally.The iconic Constantia Nek restaurant in Cape Town.

Developments for new brands are in the pipeline, too: “We think we’ve got the recipe for the best burger in town,” says Michael, “and are actively looking for sites to roll out this new concept locally.”

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Security Workshop for Staff Working on Your Property

preventionYour Neighbourhood Watch and ADT would like to invite you and your staff to a workshop aimed at educating staff on how to remain safe and keep your property secure at all times. There is crime in our area and with many incidents taking place during the day, would your staff know how to react should they be confronted by an intruder?

This would be an excellent opportunity to make sure that staff know the basics and thus can prevent criminals from trying to gain entry to your property. Focus will also be on their own personal safety, including leaving and going home. A Xhosa speaking interpreter will also be in attendance.

Monday 25th May 2015 from 10am til 12 noon at Christ Church, corner Parish and Constantia Main Roads, Constantia.

Should you wish to attend this event, please email with numbers attending from your home, to bberry.cpt.za@adt.co.za  for seating purposes.

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