The Constantia Gift Fair

Constantia Gift FairThe Constantia Gift Fair is the most anticipated gift shopping experience of the year for hand picked and unique exhibitors and suburban women looking to treat themselves and others.

The Gift Fair boasts over 100 exhibitors offering jewellery, ceramics, garden accessories, gifting, and a wide variety of Deli items allowing guests to savor their time and enjoy the company of friends and shopping over a glass of wine.


Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2015/16

The only place to be on Sunday evening…

kirstenbosch_LMcC_0833The annual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert season will be kicking off in late November. As usual, the magnificent gardens provide the backdrop for these open-air concerts – the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

New Year’s Eve show

To usher in the new year, Kirstenbosch will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party on 31 December from 8.30pm. The opening act is the talented Grassy Spark whose music fuses ska with rock, funk, reggae and Latin. Cape Town’s own Jeremy Loops will then take to the stage to entertain the crowd with his version of modern folk music.

It is a picnic-style concert, so bring a blanket and picnic basket.

Tickets cost R330 and are available from Webtickets.

The line-up

The 2015/2016 line-up is amazing with Freshlyground kicking off the season on 22 November, the Parlotones being the first show for 2016 on 3 January and Beatenberg getting on the stage on 27 March 2016.

22 November Freshlyground (R150)
29 November Zonke Dikana (R150)
6 December Arno Carstens (R150)
13 December Mango Groove (R150)
17, 18, 19, 20 December Carols at Kirstenbosch (R90 to R100, adults; R65 to R75, 6 to 18 years; R20 to R25, 2 to 5 years)
27 December Jimmy Nevis (R150)
31 December New Year’s Eve concert: Jeremy Loops / Grassy Spark (R330)
3 January The Parlotones (R175)
10 January Prime Circle (R150)
17 January Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke (R150)
24 January Mi Casa (R150)
31 January The Soil (R150)
7 February Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival (R150)
14 February Matthew Mole / Rubber Duc (R150)
21 February Goldfish (R150)
28 February The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (R150)
6 March Shortstraw / The Plastics (R110)
13 March Al Bairre / Bye Beneco (R110)
20 March Zebra & Giraffe / Monark (R110)
21 March Fundraiser: Performer to be confirmed
27 March Beatenberg / John Wizards (R150)
3 April December Streets / The Vanilla (R110)

Gates open at 4pm, and concerts start from 5.30pm to 7pm.

As always, the tickets for all the concerts are available online at Webtickets and at the gate on the day, depending on availability. Physical tickets will be on sale from the Tuesday before the concert at the Kirstenbosch Box Office. Come rain or shine, the concerts will go ahead.

Original Source: Inside Guide


Constantia green belts cycling proposal

Constantia green belts cycling proposal

Constantia green belts cycling proposal

The City of Cape Town has invited comments from interested and affected parties on the proposal to open certain green belts in the Constantia Valley to off-road cyclists.

The proposal outlines a demarcated route that runs through the Constantia Valley greenbelts from Tokai Road up to Southern Cross Drive.

The comment period takes place from 1 to 30 October 2015.

Comment forms are available here (English | Afrikaans | isiXhosa).

Comments, recommendations or input may be via:

Interested persons are welcome to attend the following public open day where the draft proposal will be available.

  • Date: 14 October 2015
  • Time: 14:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Alphen Centre Main Hall

People who are unable to read or write and who have disabilities, as well as disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments are encouraged to contact Anele Viti on 021 400 1652 or e-mail for special assistance.


State of the Nation – Win 2 tickets to this event!

state of the nationIf you are confused as to where we stand and where we are going; you cannot afford to miss the most eagerly anticipated morning session of the year.
Political expert, Justice Malala and economic scenario planner, Clem Sunter will divine the future for us, under the informed control of award winning radio journalist, Stephen Grootes.
The best way to “future-proof” your life and your business is by having access to superior information.
Our experts will help to get a better handle on the future of South Africa and its place in the world.
For more information click here or call Decision Makers 011 880 4808 or Book Now

To be entered to win two tickets to this event subscribe to this Constantia blog.

Draw will take place on the 15th October, at 12:00.


STBB MTB Challenge

STBB 2-Keep-a-Breast MTB Challenge will be taking place on 10 October 2015 at Overgaauw Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

The main aim of this event is to raise awareness about breast cancer and all proceeds go to their beneficiary: CANSA. Chas Everitt Western Cape is delighted to be one of the sponsors of this event.

In just 5 years the event has grown in stature to such an extent that it is now considered to be one of the prestige events on the annual MTB calendar, with around 1500 cyclists across all age groups expected to participate in this year’s ride.STBB MTB Challenge 2


15 of the Very Best Braai Side Dishes

The Constantia blog and Chas Everitt wish all our Constantia residents a very happy Heritage Day.Heritage Day
We have rounded up 15 of our favourite braai side dishes for you this Heritage day! Enjoy!

1. Creamiest potato au gratin

2. Grilled sweetcorn

3. Creamy mushroom potato bake

4. Buttery, cheesy garlic bread

5. Creamy potato bake with caramelised onion

6. Butternut and onion gratin

7. Mielie bake

8. Biltong, feta and mushroom pap tert

9. Cauliflower with bacon and onion sauce

10. Baked bacon and spinach stuffed blooming onions

11. Bacon-wrapped mushroom

12. Potato salad with a twist

13. Creamy bacon potato salad

14. Braaied potato halves

15. Caramelised onion, potato and feta bake

Lekker braai” * Sourced from Food24


OK Constantia… Let the Games Begin!

Rugby-World-CupThe Constantia blog and Chas Everitt bring you the key information for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including dates and kick-off times for every fixture in England!
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.


Idyllic Living in Steenberg Estate

Steenberg Golf Estate

Steenberg Estate offers luxurious, exclusive living for its homeowners. One of the best places in Cape Town to own property, a home on this Estate is a wise investment, and provides superlative living.

With 24-hour security, homeowners enjoy complete peace of mind as they experience the Estate’s features, including one of the best 18-hole golf courses in South Africa, fine dining options and picturesque scenery.

This four bedroom family home with sparkling swimming pool has views across the golf course and the Constantiaberg mountain range. Read more about this Steenberg Golf Estate property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 083 459 9523 or Barbie Mark on 083 778 6644 for further queries.


Spring is Here!

The Constantia blog and Chas Everitt wish you a happy first day of Spring!

SpringMay the Spring season
fill your life with the fragrance
of fresh daisies
and the warmth of bright sun. 
Happy Spring! 


Rhino Run Cape Town

The Cape Town Rhino Run will be held at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Come and enjoy great trail runs in a beautiful location, and know that your support will be helping in the fight against rhino poaching.

General Race Information:

Rhino Run Cape TownRace Date: 20 September 2015
Routes: 6km (R160), 12km (R200) – includes a free bottle of wine from Groot Constantia
Race sign in opens: 6:00am
Pre-race briefing: 6:20am
Race start: 6:30am (12km) 6:45am (6km)
Parking: Please park at the High Constantia Shopping Centre – where Greens Restaurant is.  Please park considerately and listen to the parking marshals.
Toilets: you will find these at the start line.
Finish: Groot Constantia Cellar, please note that there is no formal prize giving, there will be lucky prizes as people cross the finish line. We do have trophies for the winners.
Race Organiser: Quantum Adventures
Queries: Entries – Call Sheena on 0722934974

Please Note:
There will be no late entries on the day. The pre-race registration (number, goody bag and race T’s collection) and late entries will take place on Saturday 19 at the Tokai Sportsmans Warehouse, between 12pm and 3pm. They are located at Shop 3, Tokai-On-Main Centre, Cape Town, Main Road, Tokai

Click here to register