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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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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.

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Safety Workshop for Domestic Employees

Event: Safety Workshop for Domestic Employees
Date/Time: 26 Apr 2016 10:00
Place: CHRIST CHURCH CONSTANTIA
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

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Development Plans for Ladies Mile Drop-off Site

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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.

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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:-

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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

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Fibre Optic for Constantia

At a full Council sitting, The City of Cape Town last night approved the Link Africa agreement for utilizing the storm water and sewer pipes for Fibre Optic cable rollout – and Constantia is the first beneficiaries of this system as we have piloted this scheme as a community initiative. The agreement applies to the whole metropole. Constantia then Bergvliet and Tokai will be the first areas to roll out in the Southern Suburbs.

The infrastructure has already started going into the ground , so get on to the top of the list for link up – visit www.constantiafibre.com to sign up with an ISP of your choice if you haven’t already done so – and move out of the dark ages of unreliable adsl !

Mike Voortman (Chairman)
Constantia Valley Watches Association

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Free Property Valuation

Constantia ValuatorObtaining a property valuation is an essential step when thinking of selling but for other purposes too such as estate planning, insurance purposes and to keep up with your asset values.  So even if your move is not imminent, a house valuation still proves an excellent tool for indicating current market value, and possible room for improvements to increase the value of your home.

An online house valuation is a useful tool to get a quick and easy estimate of the actual price of your property.

By answering a few easy questions on the current condition of your home in Constantia, our complimentary property value calculator, using the latest GIS (Geographical Information System) will provide you with an indication of how much money you could potentially make from the sale of your home if you are intending to sell or for the other purposes indicated above.

A feature unique to Valuator provides references to recent final property sales in selected Cape Town Metropolitan Areas, which have yet to be recorded in the Deeds Office. This value added feature ensures that our reports are reliable and up-to-date.Button BlackValuator is a service provided by: HOMEimage.

*HOMEimage is not an estate agency and offers specialised marketing solutions to property developers, hospitality industry, private property sellers and agents, such as 3D models, floor plans, virtual tours, professional photography, drone aerial photography, property marketing materials, and project management.

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Live the Constantia Life

UpperConstantiaUpper 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.

Cool breezes blow through this large open plan versatile home which could be ideal as a guesthouse or Bed and Breakfast. Lush grassed garden irrigated by crystal clear water from a spring. All within walking distance to Constantia greenbelts and offering beautiful views across the historic vineyards. Read more about this Upper Constantia property for sale.

Contact Sally Gracie on 083 459 9523 or Di Forster on 072 122 9798 for additional queries.

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