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Classic Georgian home:

propertySet on over half an acre of level landscaped garden in the heart of Upper Constantia, this classic Georgian home offers comfortable family living. This home has four generously sized bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Read more about this Upper Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 084 459 9523 or Di Forster on 072 122 9798 for additional queries


Vacant land for sale:

erf135631Paradise found in the middle of Upper Constantia. Words alone can not explain this utterly enchanting discovery.
Be inspired by nature to create your home among these old established trees, and around the natural waterfall.

Read more about this Upper Constantia Plot for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 084 459 9523 or Di Forster on 072 122 9798 for additional queries

*Showhouses are this Sunday, 15 November 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.



Constantia Living at its Finest

13 IMG_0704cConstantia 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.

Situated in a very quiet area of Constantia, this family home offers a spacious open plan lounge with fireplace, A large enclosed covered verandah with built-in braai that is ideal for entertaining and overlooks the garden and pool area. Read more about this Constantia property for sale.

Contact Shanaz Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for additional queries.


Guy Fawkes Day in Cape Town

Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the law, there are safe sites to discharge and enjoy fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day 2015 in Cape Town!

On Thursday, 5 November 2015, we celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (or Guy Fawkes Night) in Cape Town with explosive displays of fireworks (at designated areas).

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In recent years in South Africa it has become illegal to discharge fireworks displays in backyards for safety and regulatory reasons; however, City of Cape Town officials have deemed certain parks and public areas safe locations for setting off certain sparklers and crackers.

Members of the public are urged to purchase fireworks from registered suppliers who can produce their permits issued by SAPS. Shop-bought fireworks discharged at approved locations are done so at the owner’s risk.


·  Tourism Centre, Athens Road, Table View beachfront

·  Wesfleur sports field, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis

·  Bishop Lavis sports field, Lavis Drive, Bishop Lavis

·  Metropolitan sports grounds, Melkhout Street, Bonteheuwel

·  Delft Central sports grounds, Main Road, Delft

·  Swartklip sports complex, Swartklip Road, Mitchells Plain

·  Athlone Stadium parking area (eastern side), Klipfontein Road, Athlone

·  Maiden’s Cove parking area, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

·  Strandfontein Pavilion, Strandfontein

·  Sarepta sports complex

·  Blue Downs sports field

·  Macassar Beach parking area, Macassar Road, Macassar

Citizens are urged to not use so-called Chinese lanterns. These candle-powered airborne lanterns are not only illegal but also considered a fire hazard. What’s more, the floating lamps resemble that of emergency flairs, which the NSRI is required to investigate and thus is a waste of valuable and expensive resources.

Law enforcement agencies will monitor the aforementioned sites.

To report fireworks that are being illegally discharged, please notify the Metro Police Control Centre on +27 (0) 86 076 5423, or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.

In the event of a fireworks-related emergency, contact the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 107 (or +27 (0) 21 480 7700 from a cellphone).


Upper Constantia Living


New release in Upper Constantia

Upper Constantia 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.

Set on half an acre in the heart of Upper Constantia, is this charmingly elegant Georgian home. Offering comfortable family living with four bedrooms plus an outside flatlet. Read more about this Upper Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 084 459 9523 or Di Forster on 072 122 9798 for additional queries.

Showhouse this Sunday, 25 October 2015 from 2pm – 5pm.


City Invites Bikes on Green

Cycle TrailWith more and more people cycling to school, work, shops or for exercise and leisure the City of Cape Town is considering allowing cycling for fun on some of its greenbelt areas in Constantia.

A proposal on this intention is available for public comment until the end of this month. The proposal even goes so far as to suggest a cycling route to link the City Bowl and the Southern Suburbs in a safe, off-road trail network in future.

Belinda Walker, mayoral committee member for community service and special projects, says the popularity of mountain biking has grown tremendously in Cape Town.

“People from across Cape Town are wanting to enjoy the social and health benefits of cycling and families are increasingly looking for safe recreational cycling routes away from the dangerous roads,” she says.

Families also don’t necessarily feel comfortable taking on the technically difficult trails on the mountain. People from all walks of life, including the young and old, enjoy the social and health benefits of cycling, she says.

It is for this reason that the City wants to partner with cycling organisations to improve the network of cycling routes in greenbelts and public open spaces across the city.


Motorists encouraged to renew vehicle licence discs online

licenserenewalMotorists whose vehicle licence discs will expire on 31 October 2015 and are renewable by 21 November 2015 will not be receiving renewal notices. The City of Cape Town asks motorists to act proactively to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made and to renew discs online.

The National Department of Transport’s (DOT) transfer of the Electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) to the Road Traffic Management Centre has also affected motorists whose licence discs expired at the end of September 2015 and are renewable by Wednesday 21 October 2015. This transfer has been the reason that motorists have not received notices to renew their annual motor vehicle licences.

Motorists are requested to check their current licence disc for the expiry date and if it is due to either:

Renew your licence online:

  • Please go to
  • Under the Motor Vehicle Licensing tab, click on ‘register’ (for new applicants) or ‘login’ (for those already registered for e-Services)
  • You will be prompted to complete an online registration form and will be required to upload the necessary documents
  • The application process takes three working days for new applicants and two working days for applicants who are already registered
  • Phone the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089 to find out the amount owing should you not know the licence amount due


Renew your licence at your nearest vehicle licensing office:

Take your identity document, complete a green Application for Licencing of Motor Vehicle form (ALV form), and renew your licence at the counter.

As a rule, motorists receive a 21-day grace period in which to renew their licence discs from the end of their renewal period.

‘The City apologises for any inconvenience and is doing everything in its power to ease the discomfort of motorists. We ask that the DOT and the Road Traffic Management Centre resolve the transfer of the eNaTIS as soon as possible and that this problem is sorted out before November, which is traditionally the busiest month of the year for motor vehicle disc renewals,’ said the City’s acting Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Alderman Belinda Walker

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town


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.