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.


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


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


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 


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.


Doordrift Greenbelt Street People Issues

Public Meeting 26 April 2016: Doordrift Greenbelt street people issues
Date/Time: 26 Apr 2016 18:00 to 20:30
Place: Alphen Centre Hall
You are cordially invited to a Public Meeting with Mayoral Committee Member Cllr. Suzette Little to address the matter.
Kindly confirm attendance by responding to Fundiswa.Mdini@capetown.gov.za
Your attendance is highly appreciated.


Safety Workshop for Domestic Employees

Event: Safety Workshop for Domestic Employees
Date/Time: 26 Apr 2016 10:00
Address: Corner Parish  and Main Roads Constantia

Safety at YOUR home, their home and travelling to/from work.

Please join us for a safety workshop very kindly run by ADT at NO CHARGE from 10am till approximately 12 noon on Tuesday 26th April at Christ Church Hall, Parish Road, Constantia – entrance off Constantia Main Road.  This is a very informative and interesting workshop. We all have to be more aware of our surroundings, what we chat about and discuss in front of friends and strangers, especially in public transport to and from our workplace. Do we know what to do when we see something suspicious or in an event of an incident? Now is the time to learn!
Refreshments will be available after the workshop.

Do you have details of your domestic worker:
Copy of their ID
Details of their residential address?
Details of next of kin?

Please RSVP for seating and catering purposes to office@bkmwatch.org.za


Development Plans for Ladies Mile Drop-off Site

Rumours are rife regarding what is happening at the ‘Ladies Mile Garden Refuse drop-off site’ and the owners/developers have at last allowed us to provide an overview.

In August 2015, the CPOA attended a presentation by the owners (represented by Mr Rashaad Solomon), Shoprite Checkers Property Division and members of their project professional team.

Firstly, it is important to define the property in question as it is not the entire site bounded by the M3, Ladies Mile, Spaanschemat River Rd and Kendal Road (i.e. erf 4724). It is limited to erven 13707 and 13708, together comprising a trapezoidal shaped land portion of approximately 1,5 hectares between the traffic lights and the M3 – around 20% of the whole site.


Red tape stopping the blue light!

Delays to Fibre Optic Project.

Since the last newsletter in October there has been some progress (albeit at a snail’s pace) with this project which the CRRA helped to initiate in December 2013. Craig Carthy, a director of Link Africa, gave an overview of FTTH at our AGM in October as well as an update of the processes that have been completed with the City or still needed to be resolved:-


Prime Property – Prime Position

3 Bedroom House R7 400 000 – Constantia Upper

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Renovation opportunity in prime Position.  Located in a prime position in a quiet cul-de-sac of

Upper Constantia,is this three bedroom single storey family home.

A large main en-suite bedroom hosts its own private dressing room and study, which leads through double doors to a
relaxing outside seated patio area, overlooking the lush, green garden and beautiful impressive mountain views.

A spacious family lounge with built-in wood burning fireplace flows through to a large indoor ‘braai room’ for easy
entertaining,  which leads out through double doors, to the charming, sunny, levelled north-facing garden
with borehole and automatic irrigation.

Spacious tiled kitchen with built-in family table and plentiful cupboards flows to a separate dining room for easy
entertaining.  A further two double inter-leading bedrooms share one en-suite.

Double garage with direct entry into home. Secure with alarm system and sensor beams. Walking distance to the greenbelt,
provides enjoyment for the whole family.

There is also a fantastic opportunity to renovate this home…. to take it to the next level. Position, position, position.

More details click here