High Steenberg

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with Chas Everitt International for R16 995 000

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MOUNT PROSPECT RETIREMENT ESTATE

FINAL BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR COMMENT: PROPOSED MOUNT PROSPECT RETIREMENT ESTATE ON ERVEN 2641 AND 2643, LOCATED OFF PAGASVLEI ROAD AND OLIVE CLOSE, CONSTANTIA
 
SEC PROJECT NO.: 015055 DEA&DP REF. NO.: 16/3/3/6/7/1/A6/16/2268/15
 
The public participation period for the Draft Basic Assessment Report (BAR) for the above development application took place during September and October 2015.
 
At that time, comments, concerns and queries were raised by stakeholders. The project team has been in the process of addressing the various issues raised. This has included amending the development design in response to the main concerns around impact on sense of place; in particular from the perspective of possible impact on heritage resources. 
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Secure exclusive estate with panoramic mountain views

Magnificent residence in a secure guarded estate, offering uninterrupted panoramic mountain views. Spacious living areas with intelligent lighting sets the perfect theme to entertain your guests. Large lounge and dining area with large log fireplace and doors to spacious covered verandah. Large separate family room as well as a separate entertainment room with bar and wine cellar.

Spacious modern kitchen with work-island and separate laundry/scullery/pantry area. Four large bedrooms (all en-suite) plus study area. Main bedroom features a walk through closet and an en-suite bathroom with shower, free-standing bath, double basin and heated towel rails. Large covered verandah overlooking the rim-flow pool with water feature. Separate staff accommodation. Borehole water. Excellent security with alarm and perimeter beams. Double automated garage plus parking for your guests.

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

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A 33-year-old Rwandian artist and a car guard at the well-known Constantia Village shopping Centre is presenting his third exhibition in a series of Cape Landscapes at the shopping Centre.

He loved sketching as a child and used that passion for art as he moved from country to country capturing its beauty in his paintings.

Erick Karangwa is from Retreat and has been in the country for 10 years and loves exploring Cape Town and painting the mountains, rivers and beaches, but with only a bicycle at his disposal, his landscaping options are limited.

He first started painting in 2006 when he came to South Africa, while working as a car guard he regularly walked passed the centre’s art gallery on his breaks and was inspired by a painting done by Cape Town artist Andrew Cooper. He says: “I was in awe of this man. I wanted to paint like him and I wish I could meet him someday”.

In 2014 Karangwa got his wish and he finally met his idol Andrew Cooper and Cooper even agreed to mentor him. They now work together every week at Red the Gallery in Tokai.

Karangwa started selling his paintings for about R1000, but this year he sold one for R7000.

Karangwa tells us that he wants to improve his skills all the time and hopes that he can one day earn the respect that his idol Cooper has earn over the years and hopes that he can earn enough money that he will not need to guard cars again.

He only occasionally guards cars now, but can mostly rely on the sale of his paintings to eat, pay the rent and buy new materials to produce more artwork.

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Constantia Tourism Office

The Constantia Valley Announces Opening of Tourism Office Constantia, Cape Town. Positioned on the Groot Constantia Wine Estate est 1685 and where Cape Town felt its first tourism heartbeat, the Constantia Valley Tourism office expects to meet and greet thousands of visitors annually.

The opening of a region specific tourism office is an exciting development for the Constantia Valley and its neighbourhoods as it will help to enlighten and promote the region to all visitors, while also providing a central point to gather resources and information about local services and events. It is expected that the tourism centre will become a meeting place for all the businesses, services, and amenities in the region.

The Constantia Valley is a lush destination and popular with visitors throughout the whole year, and particularly in the summer months. Aside from boasting a magnificent award winning Wine Route consisting of Steenberg Vineyards, Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Groot Constantia, Eagles Nest Vineyards, Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia and Silvermist Vineyards, the Restaurants and Accommodations are some of the best that Cape Town has to offer.

The Constantia Valley is also home to two of the Eat Out Restaurant Awards top ten restaurants in South Africa; Chef Scot Kirton’s world famous La Colombe and The Greenhouse at The Cellars Hohenort Hotel. The news that a tourism office has opened has created a lot of enthusiasm amongst the locals in the industry, and it certainly is a great boost for the region. Located only 20 minutes from the city centre and central to the False Bay and Hout Bay coastline, the Constantia Valley is the ideal destination to be based whether you are in Cape Town for business or leisure.

Marketing Manager of Groot Constantia Grant Newton explained that “As one of ‘Cape Town’s Big 7’ and being the most visited tourist attraction in Constantia, now welcoming close to 500 000 visitors annually, we just feel the timing couldn’t be better. We are constantly striving to meet the demands of a new kind of traveler and the official Constantia Valley Tourism office opening on our Estate seemed like a natural progression.”

Constantia Valley Tourism is also a proud member of Cape Town Tourism. Contact Email: jooles@constantiavalley.com or hailey@constantiavalley.com Groot Constantia Wine Estate Wine Tasting and Sales Groot Constantia Road Constantia Office: (076) 742-5366 www.constantiavalley.com

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Eagle’s Nest Soars at 2016 Shiraz SA Challenge

THE WINNERS at the 2016 Shiraz SA Challenge include four of the wines with the best track records over the past 10 years in terms of the Top Wine SA Shiraz Classification: Cederberg, Eagles’ Nest (Constantia), Fairview Eenzaamheid (Paarl) and Saronsberg (Tulbagh).

Moreover, many among the top dozen vintages on this occasion had already received high praise during the previous 12 months: Alto 2013 at Syrah du Monde, Cederberg 2014 at Mondial and the Top 100 SA Wine Challenge, Fairview Eenzaamheid 2013 at the 2015 Shiraz SA Challenge and the 2016 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge, Rickety Bridge 2013 at the Top 100 SA Wine Challenge, Saronsberg 2014 at Mondial and Windmeul Reserve 2013 at the Michelangelo awards.

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CVW Promotes Talk on SA

How long will SA survive?

Please join respected author RW Johnson for an informative discussion around the country’s turmoils.

JAMES GLOBAL CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND AN EVENING WITH THE RENOWNED POLITICAL ANALYST AND AUTHOR OF SOUTH AFRICA’S BESTSELLING BOOK: “HOW LONG WILL SOUTH AFRICA SURVIVE? THE LOOMING CRISIS”R.W. JOHNSON

DATE: 9 June 2016     TIME:18:30 for 19:00     VENUE: Atlantic Imbizo – Clock Tower Silo Centre, V&A Waterfront

Seating is limited. Refreshments and Canapés to be served.

Please Find Digital Invite below and kindly RSVP to frederic@stjamesglobal.com

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Rural, Yet so Sophisticated

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This residence is located opposite the historic vineyards of Groot Constantia.

The impressive glass front door welcomes you into this spectacularly unique home. Large wall spaces allows for your private art collection to be displayed on a grand scale, and the many glass sliding doors throughout allow abundant natural sunlight to pour in to warm the home.

Three bedrooms located together, each with a walk-in dressing room and underfloor heating. Wooden decks lead to the magnificent green garden with a citrus orchard, veggie garden and a boulle court for your family’s joy and entertainment.

This home also offers a one bedroom cottage with a separate entrance.

Contact Sally Gracie 0834599523 or Di Forster 072 122 9798 to arrange a viewing by appointment

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Spacious Home in Historic Wineland

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This Bed and Breakfast / spacious family home is nestled in the heart of the historic Constantia Valley Winelands, and is within easy walking distance of the oldest vineyard in the Southern Hemisphere.

With several wine farms in the area, one is spoiled for choice. Plentiful outdoor activities include horse riding, mountain hiking, bird watching and mountain biking … and all this on your doorstep and within 16 kilometres of the CBD. The Bed and Breakfast boasts return occupancy, booked into 2017.

The buildings are situated in an acre of idyllic country garden set between two heritage homes built in the 1800’s, and could easily be converted into a large family home if need be. Over capitalising in this area is not a possibility! The furniture and fittings are included in the sale.

The property has its own spring, and with an easy plumbing conversion, you will have an unlimited supply of off-grid crystal clear water into the home. What a bonus! The water is currently being used to irrigate the garden, wash cars and fill the large swimming pool.

The four well-equipped guest suites lead onto the garden with pear, litchi and plum trees for guests to pick from or children to play under. The fruit is plentiful and the bird life is exceptional.  As part of an excellent neighbourhood watch scheme, peace of mind is assured.

For more information and to view this home please click here 

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Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre

Historic Constantia convent has applied for land use changes.  Changes are in the offing at the historic Schoenstatt Retreat and Conference Centre, with the Constantia nuns set to share their sanctuary with the elderly as they struggle to make ends meet.

A land-use planning application has been submitted to the City of Cape Town for a change in consent to turn part of the estate into a retirement village and frail care centre.

The nuns’ plan is for 68 cottages and 20 apartments to be built on the 7.25ha property, which is between Constantia Main Road, Schoenstatt Road and Price Drive.

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