New Listing | Dual Living at its Best

Four bedroom house for sale: 

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The perfect Constantia property for the extended family or if you need work-from-home office space. Large open plan living space including formal lounge, dining room and entertainment area. Main house: four spacious bedrooms, main en-suite bathroom and family bathroom. Separate study, kitchenette in bedroom wing, perfect for late night snacks or morning coffee.
Office space or Dual Living: four rooms plus guest bathroom.

Situated in sought after area of Constantia well known for its close proximity to top schools, easy access to all major roads, world class restaurants, wine estates, as well as numerous mountain and forest walking trails.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for further queries.

Price includes Vat, therefore No Transfer Costs payable.

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Carols at Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch_carols_by_Dan_RichThis enormously popular event is, for more than 20 years being; the flagship project of The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch, featuring the Cape Town Concert Brass and the Cape Town Male Voice Choir, and it is sponsored by Pick n Pay. It is a fun way to get in the mood for Christmas and it also raises funds for charities in and around Cape Town.

The concert starts at 20h00, while gates open at 17h00. There is also pre-carols entertainment from 17h00 to 20h00. The event ends approximately at 21:45.

Below is the ONLY pricing structure:

Thursday, 18 December 2014. (The pricing structure is discounted) – R80 – Adults, R55 – Scholars, R15 – children 2-6 years, toddlers under 2 years enter free.

Fri-Sun, 19-21 December 2014. (Pricing is higher for these 3 days) – R90 – Adults, R65 – Scholars, R20 – children 2-6 years, toddlers under 2 years enter free.

For more information, contact: Kirstenbosch Rotary on 083 270 9286 or email carols@kirstenboschrotary.co.za or visit our website at www.kirstenboschrotary.co.za

PLEASE NOTE:

This year tickets will only be available via online sales at Webtickets ( www.webtickets.co.zaas from the week of the 27th October 2014, or at the ticket offices at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens as from Tuesday 16th December 2014.

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Beware of Fraud in the Rental Market

crossed-fingers-at-handshakeThe public is urged to be aware of a bogus rental scheme that is taking place around the country.

This seems to work so well it has been gaining popularity!  Individuals pretend to be estate agents and target unsuspecting potential renters. They post details of rental properties online and then ask interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit, either in cash or via electronic funds transfer.
 
A Sea Point man was arrested in August on fraud charges after allegedly conning nine people after an advert on Gumtree.
 
The suspect reportedly advertised a flat for rent and then asked interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit and the first months rent, which in itself is normal terms and conditions. However, when it came time to move in, victims find the flat is occupied and the suspect has made off with the deposit.
 
These bogus agents inform potential renters that a number of people are interested in the property and are urged to view and pay the deposit and / or first months rent and they would get the property. With a tremendous scarcity it seems there are plenty of desperate tenants who fall for this.
 
Should tenants have an interest in a property it is recommend that you phone the local office of the estate agency to establish that the agent is a registered agent with that company. But of course it is easy to use the name of a real agent so do not just use the number you are given but look it up yourself.
 

Never transfer money without seeing a contract first or without verifying that you are dealing with the owner or the owner’s representative. Do not pay a deposit without solid confirmation that the organisation is following legal procedures. Easier said than done if you are desperate to secure the apartment.

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Steenberg Christmas Carols Concert

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The annual 2014 sunset Christmas Carols Concert at Steenberg has become a ‘must-do’ on the festive season calendar for Constantia Valley residents and visitors from further afield. A festive occasion for friends and family to enjoy together, this year’s concert will take place from 18:00 to 20:30 on Thursday 18 December, on the rolling lawns in front of the elegant Steenberg Hotel.

Please bring your own picnic blankets and chairs.
Gates Open: 17h00

Follow the link to book tickets.

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Constantia Watch Golf Day

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The annual Constantia Watch Golf Day will be taking place again this year on Friday 5 December at Westlake Golf Club from 11:30 to 18:30. All proceeds raised from the event will be used to purchase patrol, crime prevention and other equipment in order to keep Constantia safe.

“Following the success of last year’s golf day, there was no question as to whether we would be holding a golf day this year,” says organiser George Louw.

“The funds raised last year went a long way to ensuring the continued safety of residents in our area through our neighbourhood watch. This is a great way for our community to come together, have some fun and know that the profit made will be used to benefit all our families.”

The format for the day will be a Mystery Alliance, with tee off times from 11:30 to 13:15. Players with an official handicap will have it apply to their game. For those who do not have a handicap, men will be allocated a maximum handicap of 30 and ladies a maximum handicap of 36.

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Crime Stop

quoteSouth Africa’s trusted tip-off service since 1992.
In two decades the anonymity of not even one informer has been compromised. We all have a responsibility to make South Africa safer for our children and every law-abiding citizen.

If you have information that can assist in exposing people involved in illegal activities, please contact us anonymously when you know:

WHO DID WHAT TO WHOM, WHEN, WHERE, WHY AND HOW?

Remember, the detectives are keen to follow up your information. Please give as many details as possible.

 

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The Constantia Gift Fair

constantia gift fairThe Constantia Gift Fair will take place from the 5th till the 9th of November 2014. R20 entrance fee for adults, children are free of charge.

The Constantia Gift Fair is a lifestyle event full of inspirational ideas and hand-picked innovative products – a celebration of gifts with a difference. Lots of home and garden accessories, fashion items and gorgeous must-have gifts.

The deli section is an extravaganza of delicious and exotic food-gifts.Come and sample superb food and drink, soak up the magical atmosphere, let your children have a ball in their kiddies play area and enjoy a sensational shopping experience with friends and family.

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Best Buffet deals in Southern Suburbs

When planning family get-togethers, parties, and functions, it can be difficult finding a restaurant that caters to everyone’s tastes. Agents from Chas Everitt Cape Town South have put together a list of their favorite restaurants that offer buffets.

1. Cattle Baron

cattle baron constantiaRecommended by Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz, Chas Everitt Constantia area specialist.
Situated in the heart of Constantia wine lands in Constantia Village, the award-winning Cattle Baron Grill House offers the best dining experience for all.
The Cattle Baron in Constantia Village offers three different buffet options:

Weekday Luncheon Buffet: R75 per head and R59 for Senior Citizens from 12:00 – 15:00.
This buffet normally comprises Roast Beef, Lamb Riblets with mint, Deep-fried Calamari strips with Tartar sauce, Fish Coujons with sweet and sour sauce  Lamb or Chicken Curry, Beef ribs, Chicken pieces, a Pasta dish, Potato wedges, Rice, Creamy Spinach and Spicy Butternut. There are also two salads available. Some items are changed daily to allow for variation.

Saturday Breakfast Brunch Buffet: R49 per head from 09:00 – 12:30.
Comprises Bacon, Steak slivers, Boerewors,  Spicy chicken livers, Rosti, Grilled mushrooms, Grilled Tomato, Baked beans and choice of Eggs. Orange Juice or Coffee is R10 per item extra.

Sunday Luncheon Buffet: R108.90 per head from 12:00 – 15:00
This is a two coarse buffet with a STARTER of Butternut soup or Chicken liver pate. The main course is similar to the weekday buffet but in addition has Roast pork and Roast chicken and a variety of additional items.

Location: Shop No.1, Old Village in Constantia Village Shopping Centre, Constantia, 7806, Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: 021 794 4930

2. Catharina’s 

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Recommended by Lisa Rowel, Chas Everitt Tokai area specialist.
Catharina’s offer a seasonal summer Sunday buffet, commencing again 2 November.  Booking essential, R280 per person.
Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live jazz is played at the Sunday Buffet Luncheons.

Location: Steenberg Hotel, Steenberg Estate,Steenberg road, Tokai, Cape Town
Tel: 021 713 7178

E-mail: reservations@catharinasrestaurant.co.za

3. Melissa’s

MelRecommended by Charlene Faint, sectional title specialist.
Melissa’s has a great buffet at lunch time, served from 12:00 – 2.30, Monday to Friday.  It remains good value for money and the menu is changed every day. Food from the buffet is charged on a pay-per-weight system.
Location: Shop 3 Cardiff Castle, Kildare Road, Newlands, Cape Town
Tel: 0216836949

4. Moyo

MoyoRecommended by Sally Gracie and Marion Bolton, Chas Everitt Constantia Upper specialists.
Every Friday night, Moyo Kirstenbosch hosts a buffet with entertainment, seafood, curries and more. One of the newer additions to the vibrant stable of Moyo restaurants, the Kirstenbosch Gardens location offers patrons a unique and sophisticated African buffet experience in a breathtaking setting.
Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Tel: 021 762 9585

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Constantia Watch 2014 AGM

community-police-forum_7746269Constantia Watch invites Constantia residents to their next AGM as detailed below. Attendance is of paramount importance in that the community of Constantia need to show their collective strength and willingness to combat crime utilizing unconventional and evolving methods, challenging the criminal every step of the way.

Agenda: (max. 45 mins)

 Overview of 2014 and future plans, crime statistics.
 SAPS –crime feedback and the importance of working with the community.
 General: questions and discussion.
 Followed by a short AGM and then time to enjoy some wine and snacks.

Date: 5th November 2014
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Alphen Hall, Constantia

For more information download pdf.

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It’s All in the Timing

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We all know that a good price has a great deal to do with demand and supply together with the skill in managing the marketing process.  Our analyses and recent sales activity indicates that the market has absorbed a lot of the housing stock so timing wise it really could not be a better time.  Indeed a critical assessment of the property market in the Constantia area shows that anyone going on the market now would have timed it perfectly!

Good timing can be such a great advantage!  If you are thinking of selling call us now while there are fewer competing properties to attract buyers’ attention!

Constantia Property Specialists: 

Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz (Constantia)
082 746 7788

Marion Bolton (Upper Constantia and Lifestyle Estates)
0824085041

Sally Gracie (Upper Constantia and Lifestyle Estates) 
083 459 9523

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