Constantia Village K-Way

The annual Constantia Village K-Way 15km Road Race is finally here! All the training is behind you now. Whether you’re competing seriously or just for laughs, everyone’s welcome. 

Constantia Village K-Way 15km is a nice middle distance race that takes place on 10 March 2018. The event has two route options: 15km & 5km fun run.

Hosted by K-Way VOB, the route for the annual 15km Road Race and League walk shows off the splendour of some of the most scenic routes of the city. Contestants of the race stand the chance to win some fantastic prizes and giveaways, made available by The Constantia Village tenants.

Distance & Entry Fee:

15km – R70

15km (Age 70+) – Free

Temp. License – R45

5km: R25

Start Venue: Opposite Constantia Village Mall, Main Road, Constantia

Finish Venue: Alphen Hall, Constantia

GPS: -34.02,18.448 (-34° 1′ 12.00″, +18° 26′ 52.80″)

Start Time: 06:15 – 15km Race, 06:30 – 15km Walk, 06:45 – 5km Fun Run

Cut-off Time: 2hrs 30min

Prize Giving: 08:30

Discipline: Road Running

Registration: Number collection and late entries will take place at Cape Union Mart adventure store inside the Constantia Village Shopping Centre on the following days: Thursday 8th March: 10:00am-3:00pm, and Friday 9th March: 10:00am-3:00pm.

Date: 10 March 2018

Time: 6:15–9:15

Venue: K-Way VOB Running Club, Constantia Sport Complex, Constantia

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Groot Constantia Trailfun

On Saturday 3 March, we’re back at the stunning Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa.

For the first-timers and easy-going runners you can enter the short route of 5 km, while the seasoned campaigners can have a bash at the longer route of 10km. Free bottle of Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon with every adult entry.

Don’t miss out on the fun family vibe, excellent lucky draw prizes and lots of Groot Constantia wine.

All our events in the 2018 series will be hydrated by Cape Aqua. Cape Aqua’s unique and distinctive tasting mineral water is due to it being drawn from the natural springs situated in the Franschhoek Valley. They are a proudly local supplier of sparkling, still and flavoured mineral waters.

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Venue: Groot Constantia, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Start Time (short route): 07h45
Start Time (long route): 07h30
Registration: 06h30
Distance: 5 km and 10 km routes (one water table)
Entry Fees: 5km: R 160  10km: R 160 (includes a bottle of Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon)

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Arno Carstens live at Valley Flair Art Auction

Make A Difference Leadership Foundation presents Arno Carstens – The Intimate Sessions

Arno’s set includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks. Arno performs a bilingual set, and includes tracks from his brand new Afrikaans album “Die Aandblom 13”.

The first single from the album, Ontwaak, recently won Song of the Year at the Bok radio annual awards and the album won Best Alternative Album 2017 at the Ghoema awards. Die Aandblom 13 is also nominated for best Alternative album at the South African Music Awards, and won for Best Engineered album.

Valley Flair is a must-attend event for art enthusiasts with a passion to Make A Difference.

Date: 24 February
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Klein Constantia, 37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia, Cape Town
Tickets: R500

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Water meter readings

From the City of Cape Town:

Your home or business is connected to the City’s water network through a water meter, which usually sits in a small chamber under the pavement outside your property. We read your water meter once a month to calculate your monthly water and sewerage use.

How the City reads your water meter

The meter is read by a different person each month. We take a meter reading using a handheld computer terminal that contains core information about the property, such as the erf number and the address.

If we cannot read your meter (due to your gate being locked or other circumstances) and you do not submit your water reading, your bill will be an estimate based on your previous water use. All cost estimates will be reversed, if necessary, when we get an actual reading.

DID YOU KNOW?Well-run City: Each year, we replace about 9 000 old or malfunctioning water meters. 

You can help us get an accurate reading for your water meter by doing the following:

  • Make sure you know where your water meter is located.
  • Make sure it is not obstructed (e.g. by sand or weeds) and is easy to read.
  • Your water meter should be accessible to City officials at all times.
  • If your water meter is behind locked gates, or if dogs prevent the meter readers from taking a reading, you can submit the reading yourself (see below).
  • Alternatively, ask the City to relocate your meter to the outside of your house, via the City’s Service Requests application.

How to read your water meter

You can submit your water meter reading by calling 0860 103 089 or entering it online via your municipal account on our e-Services portal.

No matter the type of water meter, black numbers represent kilolitres and red numbers represent litres. As you are charged per kilolitre, only supply the black numbers when submitting your reading.

DID YOU KNOW?

Inclusive City: The City has installed free-call phones at some City facilities to allow you to make enquiries and request services at no cost.

Water and sanitation tariffs

All formal properties have water meters, which we use to read your water consumption and calculate your monthly bill. However, there are different tariffs for residences, businesses, and other organisations.

  • Understand the cost of water and sanitation in your home
  • Understand the cost of water and sanitation for your business or organisation

Report problems with your water meter

If your water meter is not being read regularly, is malfunctioning or needs to be relocated to outside of your property, please contact the City’s 24-hour call centre:

  • Call us on 0860 103 089 (choose option 2: water-related faults)
  • SMS: 31373 (max of 160 characters)
  • Whatsapp: 063 407 3699
  • Email: water@capetown.gov.za

You can also go to our service requests portal and report or request an issue online. If you need some help with how to place a service request or report an issue, please see Submit a service request.

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The Best Restaurants in Constantia 2018

Home to some of the oldest vineyards and finest eateries in the country, Cape Town’s garden suburb has recently welcomed a crop of cool new places to eat.

A green belt stretching out beneath the Table Mountain National Park, with the Constantiaberg mountains looming above it, Cape Town’s lush garden suburb has long been famous for its beauty and history, with sprawling vineyards and wine estates dating back to the 17th century. It’s no surprise, then, that this bountiful valley has seen an upsurge in hot, new restaurants – which, along with its elite array of established favourites – have made the suburb an even more appealing destination than ever… These are the best restaurants in Constantia.

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2016-2017 Service Delivery Successes

Completed projects and infrastructure changes described below have enhanced facilities and services in Ward 62, and ensured that the DA-run City continues to make progress possible, together.

Transport, Roads and Stormwater

New traffic signals at Kendal Road intersection with Spaanschemat Road

  • Concrete balustrades on M3 bridges at Trovato Link and Klaassens Road
  • Traffic Signals for Parish Road and Constantia Main Road right turning lanes in both directions along Constantia Main Road
  • M3 on- and off-ramps resealed at Ladies Mile Rd [Exit 16], Kendal Road [Exit 15] and Constantia Main Road [Exit 14] in Constantia
  • Fencing along the Wynberg Canal between Piers Road and Vriedenhof Road
  • Restoration of Boshoff Avenue gates in Fernwood
  • Cats eyes on Rhodes Drive enhance visibility at night

   

Non-Motorised Transport

  • Non-Motorised Transport routes with bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways on both sides of Spaanschemat      River Road, Ladies Mile Road and Kendal Road
  • NMT routes connect commuters to the Main Road and railway stations
  • Safe areas for cyclists, runners, walkers and people in wheelchairs

   

Traffic Calming

  •  Speed humps in Buckingham Road, Plumstead
  •  Raised intersections in Bayview Road, Wynberg
  •  Raised intersections at Pinehurst Rd and Silverhurst Road in Southern Cross Drive, Constantia

 

 

   

Parks and Open Spaces

  • Green Jobs / Invasive Species Unit River Wardens funded from Ward Allocations
  • Outdoor fitness equipment installed at Newlands Forest Station
  • Funding for the Upper Liesbeek River gardens

   

Wynberg Park

  • New pathways through the gardens and bridges over the stream
  • First phase of fencing installed around the park to prevent vandalisation and theft of assets, infrastructure            and plants; and to improve the safety of park users
  • Beautiful spring flowers in the Fynbos area after 3 years of not cutting the veld
  • Removal of invasive species

   

Maynardville Park

  • Clean-up and extensive planting in and around the theatre
  • Overgrown vegetation thinned out and trees trimmed
  • New garden laid out in front of the office on the corner of Woolf Street and Piers Road

   

Solum Court Flats, Gabriel Rd, Plumstead

  • Palisade fencing and gates installed to secure the premises and enhance the tenants’ safety
  • Three of the five blocks of flats have been upgraded and painted; the remaining blocks will be upgraded            and painted in 2018-19
  • New parking area in Gabriel Road

   

Constantia Sports Complex

  • Potholes have been repaired and a portion of the parking area between the Constantia Bowl Club and Claremont Cricket Club has been tarred
  • New floodlights at False Bay Rugby Football Club
  • Fencing repaired as a result of vandalism and vehicles damaging the fence

Safety and Security

  • Rent a Cop Law Enforcement Officer at Wynberg Office funded from Ward Allocations
  • Subways under the railway line in Wynberg closed at night; locked and unlocked by the Wynberg Improvement  District

Water, Sanitation and Electricity

  • Street lights in Wynberg converted to energy saving bulbs
  • Water saving awareness campaigns at Maynard Mall and Constantia Village
  • Water leaks and burst water pipes repaired as soon as possible

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Cooked – with Justin Bonello

Food lovers are invited to indulge in a unique experience as Justin demonstrates his love for food and shares his passion for cooking.

The cost is R950 and includes arrival drinks, a Harvest style meal, wine and the opportunity to mingle with Justin. As a filmmaker, Justin is no stranger to telling stories or showcasing food. This event is sure to be a treat that will infuse you with a sense of adventure and a deeper appreciation for good food. Hosted by The Sunflower Fund thanks to the generous sponsorship of Justin Bonello, Sanlam, Jonkershuis and Groot Constantia Wine Estate.

Date: 22 February 2018

Time: 18:00–21:00

Venue: Jonkershuis Constantia, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia.

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Sunday Classics at Maynardville Open-Air Festival

There are just two weeks left of the Maynardville Open-Air Festival but it is literally packed with shows, including two unmissable Sunday night concerts.

Derek Gripper 25 February

World-renowned guitarist Derek Gripper will perform live under the stars for one night only on Sunday 25th February 2018. Drawing on European classical traditions, avant-garde Brazilian music, Malian kora, Cape Town folk, and even Indian classical music, he has created a new and beautiful guitar music which has carried him to the world`s stages including his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015.

He comes to you at Maynardville, fresh from his winter North American tour.

Gospel Classics 4  March

An explosion of Gospel Classics, from sacred to new and popular joyous tunes, sung by a choir of 20 voices with classically trained lead singers, and accompanied by a live band. End off the Maynardville Open-Air Festival with a rousing evening.

The Taming of the Shrew till 3 March

This production of The Taming of the Shrew features a historic all-female cast of Alicia McCormick, Daneel van der Walt, Buhle Ngaba, Lynita Crofford, Kathleen Stephens, Kate Pinchuck, Naledi Majola, Dianne Simpson, Ann Juries and Masali Baduza, with a special appearance by Ameera Conrad. The show is also driven by an all-female creative crew.

Share your picnic and win…

It’s a Maynardville tradition to picnic before the show. Even if you cheat a little and buy the food and drinks from our venue vendors! 

We are challenging you to snap a picture of your picnic or your gathering of picnickers to stand in line to win some great prizes including…

  • Four tickets to an opening night for the 2019 Maynardville Open-Air Festival
  • A R300-00 voucher for breakfast or lunch at popular neighbouring restaurant Four and Twenty
  • Two bottles of excellent Diemersfontein Wine
  • Learning to make the perfect cup of coffee by winning a barista experience with Mackay’s Coffee on Sunday 4 March

To enter simply tag Maynardville on one of our social media channels (sign up via the icons below). Add the hashtag #maynardvillepicnic and stand in line to win!

Competition closes on the 3 March 2018

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Red@Beau Constantia

RED @ BEAU is a dedicated event to launch the Reddam Sports Foundation; A foundation that is committed to giving deserving students the opportunity to attend Reddam House – a fitting sentiment in that Reddam is Latin for “give back”.

In order to raise funds for the Reddam Sports Foundation, we have lined up two of the hottest acts in South Africa: LOCNVILLE and Freshlyground, to perform at Beau Constantia.

Our dress code for the day is strictly casual, with a splash of red…

If you are going to join us for RED @ BEAU, please remember the following:
• Cash, should you wish to purchase something from our Food Trucks, or drinks from our bar setups
• Blankets, as it can get chilly at night

** Please note; in the interest of responsible alcohol use and your own safety, we encourage you to make use of an UBER or taxi, rather than driving through. The estate will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic on the day, with limited parking available at Constantia Nek.

Tickets are available from Webtickets at R350.00 for pupils and R500.00 for adults.

Date: 24 February 2018

Time:  5 PM – 10 PM

Venue: Beau Constantia, Constantia Main Road, Constantia.

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Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival

Over 200 wines and a whole selection of deliciousness are ripe for the picking at this popular annual event.

The rambling lawns of Buitenverwachting wine estate is where you’ll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on Saturday, 24 February for the ninth annual Constantia Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savour, while you nibble on gourmet canapés prepared by some of the country’s most talented chefs (Peter Tempelhoff, Edgar Osojnik, Brad Ball, Annemarie Steenkamp and Glen Foxcroft Williams, among others).

 

Participating wineries in the area include Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Eagle’s Nest and Constantia Glen, while estates from further afield include Tokara and Jordan Wines (both Stellenbosch), Paul Cluver (Elgin), Hamilton Russell Vineyards (near Hermanus), Beaumont Wines (Bot River) and The Drift (Napier).

Your R550 ticket includes a festival glass, tasting of over 200 wines, as well as the gastronomic extravaganza on offer. In addition to the wine and food, a wonderful line-up of live music is part of the day’s entertainment.

Date: 24 February 2018

Time: 3pm – 7pm

Venue: Buitenverwachting Wine Estate, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town.

 

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