Joost van de Maat 1st
Sander Renkema 2nd
Florianne Boelema 8th
Douwe Boer 24th
Natalia Fernandez Cabrera 28th
We want to WELCOME all our February interns to CAPE TOWN. We wish you a wonderful time in our beautiful city and great success with your internship.
See the list below off all February arrivals.
Natalia Fernandez Cabrera
Jestler van der Heide
Lotte van Stiphout
Lauren Blake Atwell
Joost van de Maat
Erik de Ruiter
Marek van Asselt
Myrna van Korlaar
Rody Post D
Jolijn de Jager
Please remember that we are in the middle of a water crisis, so we ask that everyone adhere to the water saving rules and tips that you see advertised all over Cape Town. Also see at the end of the newsletter the water wheel of how to divide the water up person.
Have a wonderful weekend and keep safe
Karin, Dianne & Katherine
What To Do This January
Cape Town’s Food Truck Friday
Friday 26 January 2018
The popular street-food soirée is back, with double the food-truck fun. Jack Black’s Brewing Co, one of SA’s leading craft-beer producers, welcomes beer aficionados and fun-loving folk to its monthly Food Truck Fridays. The concept, first launched in the States, has been garnering popularity and has certainly been well-received in Cape Town since its 2016 launch.
With its industrial-chic decor and furnishings, Jack Black’s Tasting Room is the perfect indoor venue for this event, which is brought to you in partnership with mobile food kitchens.
Beats, Burgers & Beer
Not only will there be live entertainment courtesy of Manny Walters and Jimm Harrison Project, but you can also expect some excellent grub from Eezy Eatery (delicious burgers, sticky bbq ribs and fresh wraps) and Mon Ami: French Afrik Bistro (lip-smacking steak rolls, lime chicken wraps and salads). That’s a whole lot of deliciousness that you can pair with one of Jack Black’s craft beers: pale ale, amber ale, India pale ale and pre-prohibition style lager. The next edition of this event looks to be just as exciting as the previous ones, and it looks as if Food Truck Friday is going to be a regularly monthly event on the last Friday of the month.
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Location: Jack Black's Brewing Company, 10 Brigid Road, Dieprivier, Cape Town, 7945
Contact: 021 286 1220 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Entrance is FREE
Up The Creek Music Festival 2018
Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 January 2018
Where: Breede River
When: 25 – 28 January 2018
The lowdown An outdoor music festival set along the beautiful Breede River, with three music stages, and over 40 live bands. Headlining the festival this year is Mango Groove.
And this year, to make things ultra-convenient, The organisers have introduced a cashless system called Howler Loaded: Once you’ve purchased your festival ticket, you can set up and preload your festival money onto your Howler account, collect your loaded wristband at the festival and you’re ready to go!
Cost: R1 030 (weekend pass)
Book tickets online
Contact: 021 510 0547, email@example.com
Location: Up The Creek River Camp, Breede River (outside Swellendam)
The GH MUMM Sun Met 2018
Saturday 27 January 2018
The Sun Met is a prestigious annual horse-racing event with top South African entertainment and prizes awarded for the best dressed in attendance. 2018 sees the 134th race which includes 13 powerful events which can be viewed from varying levels of comfort and style to suit every budget. Guests are encouraged to dress according to this year’s theme which is ‘Style ahead of the Field’ – colours, prints and styles inspired by Africa. The event is an opportunity for top designers to showcase their works and for all in attendance to put on their best threads and enjoy the spectacle.
Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Time: 11am to 12am
Cost: General Access R200 | Entertainment Packages R2350 to R4495
Tel: 021 700 1600
Facebook: The Sun Met
Delheim Harvest Festival
Saturday 27 January 2018
The Delheim Harvest Festival invites guests to sample wine, join in on grape picking and stomping, indulge in a meal and listen to live music by the multi-instrumentalist folk-rock duo, Bottomless Coffee Band. A cash bar is available and a children’s table is laid, making the celebration appropriate for the whole family.
Venue: Delheim Wine Estate, Knorhoek, Stellenbosch
Cost: Adults R650 | Children R120
Tel: 021 888 4600
Email: Bookings firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Activities: In and Around Cape Town
Go Kayaking Around Sea Point And The Atlantic Coastline
Explore Cape Town from a different angle: paddle around the Atlantic Seaboard in a kayak. Ever stood on the edge of the Sea Point Promenade and gazed out towards the vast ocean, wondering what it would be like to just sail away into the horizon? Well, you can do exactly that… Tracy Fincham, who runs Kaskazi Kayaks and Adventures, offers two-hour guided tours of the Atlantic Seaboard coastline. The tours depart from Three Anchor Bay beach under the Sea Point Promenade (near the Putt-Putt course), and with the aid of knowledgeable and experienced guides, venture along the coastline towards the V&A Waterfront (or Clifton Beach) – depending on weather conditions and the preferences of the participants.
Just a short distance from Cape Town’s most famous dog-walking strip, a whole other universe exists. Penguins, seals – and even whales and dolphins – are known to swim in these bays and backwaters, while beneath your canoe, thriving kelp forests are home to a wide array of fish and shellfish. So if you’re looking to connect with nature, and see what Lion’s Head looks like from a kayak way out in the ocean, a guided tour with Kaskazi Kayaks and Adventures is not to be missed.
In addition to their guided adventures, Kaskazi also offers:
- Kayak Training: A four-hour intro course aimed at people who have already been on a kayak adventure, and want to explore the sport further.
- Kayak Store: A range of kayaks and kayaking equipment available for purchase. Tracy runs the kayak shop, while her husband, Art, manufactures world class Kaskazi kayaks, handmade in Cape Town.
Location: Kaskazi Kayaks and Adventures, 179 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Game Drives At Villiera Wines
There’s some seriously spectacular wildlife to be spotted, less than an hour out of Cape Town. Situated at Villiera Wines in Stellenbosch, is the Villiera Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a large wildlife population of kudu, springbok, antelope, giraffe, zebra, black wildebeest (and more). On its 220-hectare grounds are 12 dams and various marsh areas, which are regularly visited by a dazzling array of birdlife. Two-hour game drives around the reserve, watching these animals in their natural habitat, are an exhilarating experience. And if you’re game (pun intended), finish it off with a wine-tasting and cellar tour. (Pssst: Individual sized cheese boards go for R68. Price subject to change). Insider tip On Saturdays, the wine-tasting and cellar tour happens before the 1pm game drive, so you’ll need to arrive one hour earlier at 12pm.
Date: Monday - Saturday
Time: 9am and 2pm (Monday – Friday) | 9am and 1pm (Saturday)
Cost: R240 (Adults) | R120 (Children Under 15) - Bookings are essential
Location: Villiera Wine Estate, Villiera Eestate, Corner R101 & R304, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch
Contact: 021 865 2002/3 | email@example.com | villiera.com
Picnic Under A Full Moon At The Taalmonument
Alfresco feasts in a picturesque and tranquil setting. Located on a hill overlooking Paarl, with some of the most unique and beautiful views in the Western Cape, the Taalmonument was built to celebrate the Afrikaans language. Its location makes it the perfect venue for these full-moon picnics that take place throughout summer 2018.
Taalmonument Full-Moon Picnics
You are free to bring your own picnic, or you can pre-book one up from Volksmond Coffee Shop (which is also open for drinks and light snacks all evening). The monument is open until 10pm, so if you are bringing out-of-towners with you, they might be interested in doing one of the guided tours, which take place at 6.30pm. No booking is required. Remember to bring a torch and warm clothes. Unfortunately, no dogs, no fires and no smoking are permitted on the lawns. All picnics are in aid of the Taalmuseum’s reading project for children, Let’s Read! Visitors are encouraged to bring new or used children’s books to donate.
Diarise these dates for upcoming Taalmonument full-moon picnics:
2 February 2018
2 March 2018
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Location Taalmuseum, 11 Pastorie Avenue, Paarl, Cape Town
Contact: 021 863 0543
Cost: R30 (adults)
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts Line-Up 2018
|The Vamps||2 February 2018||R570||7pm||Book Online|
|Beatenberg / Alice Phoebe Lou||4 February 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
|The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra||11 February 2018||R180 / R135||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival||18 February 2018||R180 / R135||5pm||Book Online|
|Lira 25 February 2018||R180 / R135||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Goodluck / The Kiffness||4 March 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
|The Christians (UK)||11 March 2018||R205 / R140||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Jeremy Loops||18 March 2018||R205 / R140||5.30pm||Book Online|
|Petite Noir (BEL) / Slow Jack||21 March 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
|Dan Patlansky / Albert Frost||25 March 2018||R180 / R135||5.15pm||Book Online|
The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location. All tickets for the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts must be bought through Webtickets.
The Michael Jackson History Show
Now to 9 February 2018
Multi-disciplinary impersonator Dantonio presents a tribute show featuring Michael Jackson’s career highlights including Jackson 5 hits, theatrical 80’s numbers and iconic 21st-century songs. The hits are performed alongside a live international band and a troupe of dancers.
Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cost: R190 to R390
Clue Room 2
Now to 11 March 2018
Tyger Valley’s mystery escape game, Clue Room is back due to popular demand, featuring more clues, greater mysteries and more suspense. Groups (between 4-6 people) choose between entering the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE room or brave THE MYSTERIOUS AMULET OF GARVEY LYTLE to discover the secrets that lie behind the scenes presented before them.
Venue: Tyger Valley Centre, cnr of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor Rds, Bellville, Cape Town
Time: 10am | 12pm | 2pm | 4pm | 6pm | 8pm
Tel: 021 914 1822
International Public Art Festival 2018
10 to 19 February 2018
NGO Baz-Art presents the second International Public Art Festival (IPAF) under the theme WE NEED NATURE. This unique event gives both local and international artists the opportunity to showcase their stories, skills and styles in real time and on a global platform. IPAF’s main aim is to create awareness of public art, bridge the gap between fine art and street art and use it as a medium to educate, uplift and inspire the public. Using the theme WE NEED NATURE, all artists plan to bring subjects of recycling, green issues, global warming and the current water crisis to the fore, all while celebrating the beauty of nature. Activities on offer to the public attending the festival not only include watching these paintings come to life, but they are able to participate in spray painting workshops, attend guided tours run by street art specialists or simply enjoy the daily entertainment.
Venue: Various locations in Salt River, Cape Town
Time: Guided tours 8am to 6pm | Workshops at various times
Cost: Free festival entry | Tours R650 pp (bookings via website) | Workshops various prices (via webtickets)
Franschhoek Summer Wines
Saturday, 3 February
It’s a new year, Summer is in full swing and it’s the perfect opportunity to sample seasonal inspired wines at the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 3 February, at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. An intimate and exclusive social calendar highlight where the Franschhoek Vigneron’s choices for Summer will be showcased. These include a superb selection of white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light red wines. The wines on show have been carefully selected by the winemakers to complement the hot Summer days. And what would wine be without delicious food? Chef Pieter de Jager and his team will be ensure the food offerings not only match the wine, but the weather too. Live music will add the final touches to what promises to be the perfect day out in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Keep things cool, and dress elegantly in white.
Tickets, cost R220 per person, and can be purchased via www.webtickets.co.za. Pre-booking is essential as tickets are limited. The cost includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass and 15 wine tasting coupons, which can be redeemed on the day of the show between 12pm and 5pm.
For more info contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zando Cape Town 10's
Friday 2 To Saturday 3 February 2018
The 10th annual Zando Cape Town 10s is a popular social sport and entertainment festival, featuring a blend of tried and tested sporting disciplines, plus four new sporting codes.
This internationally acclaimed and award-winning event features 8 different sporting codes, including ruby, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball, as well as the newly introduced sports of 5-aside soccer and hockey, ‘Run the 10s’ fun run and a unique fitness event. The live entertainment lineup includes Fokofpolisiekar, GoodLuck, Sketchy Bongo, DJ Sox, Majozi, The Light Years and more.
“Whether an avid rugby supporter or a mere casual spectator of the game, the Cape Town Ten’s promised, and delivered, superb entertainment and excitement both on and off the field.” Read Craig Feris’ review of Cape Town 10s.
Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club, 1 Stephen Way, Green Point, Cape Town
Time: Fri 9am to 11.30pm | Sat 8am to 11.30pm
Cost: from R150
Friday 9 February 2018
Ultra South Africa presents the fifth anniversary installment of Africa’s largest annual electronic music festival. The 2018 headliners include Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Afrojack, Axwell Ingrosso and Dubfire. Supporting acts are Black Coffee, Carnage, Eats Everything and Malaa. Regional support acts include Abby Nurock, Aux Gawd, Bhavs, Bhibo, Bruce Loko, Chrizz Beats, Chuck Tailored, Chunda Munki, Crazy White Boy, Da Capo, Da Lootz, Das Kapital, DBN GoGo, Dean Fuel, Dirty Skittlez, DJ Azhul, DJ Double D, Dogstarr, FeU, Gil Glaze, Gina Jeanz, GoodLuck, Guy Herman, Hannibal, Ivan Turanjanin, Jnn Kpn, Kanan K7, K Yeezi, Kyle Cassim, Kyle Watson, Kyle Worde, Lea, Maphorisa, No Method, Pascal & Pearce, Ricardo Da Costa, Rickay, Sam World, Shimza, Sho Madjozi, Sketchy Bongo, Sonic Blood & Venture B2B, Strange Loving, Step Brothers, Timo ODV, Thor Rixon, Venom, Vimo, Vin Groovin, Vj Jonno and Vj Vybez.
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
Time: 2pm to 12am
Cost: General Admission R700 – R800 | VIP 1250 – R1500
Saggy Stone Beer & Music Festival 2018
Saturday 10 February 2018
The annual Saggy Stone Beer and Music Festival is a family-friendly day/night festival (with overnight camping facility) boasting a 12-hour line-up of South African music acts, food and craft beer.
The 2018 line-up includes Jeremy Loops, PH FAT, The Rudimentals, Jackal and the Wind and more.
Venue: Saggy Stone Brewing Company, Amandalia Farm, Agtervinkrivier, Robertson
Time: 10am to 1am
Cost: R300 early-bird | R400 | U5s free
Tel: 083 453 3526
Heart Cape Town Music Festival 2018
Saturday 10 February 2018
Heart FM hosts the Heart Cape Town Music Festival, featuring live performances by big bands and artists. The line-up includes Emo Adams, Airborne, Jimmy Nevis, DR Victor, Sketchy Bongo, Mango Groove, AKA, Youngsta CPT, Mark Alex, Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, Cassper Nyovest, Tresor, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nasty C, Sasha Lee, Alistair Izobell and more.
Cash bar and refreshments available at the venue.
Venue: Newlands Cricket Ground, 146 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 10.30am to 8.30pm
Cost: R150 | U12s R70
Tel: 021 406 8900
The Sublime Tribute Show
Saturday 10 February 2018
Thirty musicians from SA’s top bands take the stage to present three hours of classics by ska-punk band, Sublime. These include vibrant indie act Grassy Spark, longstanding ska-reggae band 7th Son and eclectic folk artist Ann Jangle among others. The outdoor stage renders the show a family-friendly affair and food and drinks are on sale. ‘Deep in the south, over many a hill, an ominous steel horse sculpture greets visitors as they tread the path to the Cape Farmhouse. It is an image of stark contrast to the warm, fun atmosphere that awaits inside.’ Read Keenan Oakes’ review of a previous concert at the Cape Farmhouse.
Venue: Cape Farmhouse Restaurant, Junction M66 & M65, Plateau rd, Scarborough, Cape Town
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Concerts In The Park 2018
Watch some of South Africa’s best-loved musicians. In a park. For free! With the sun out and summer in full swing, there are few better ways to spend an evening than under a tree listening to good live music. So, we were thrilled to hear that the annual summer concerts are back at this loved Cape Town venue. These free gigs are an opportunity for the whole family to unwind together over some great music and, even, a picnic. About De Waal Park: During the year, The City Council Parks Department in conjunction with Concerts In the Park (and to some extent the Friends of De Waal Park) work hard to keep the park looking its best year-round, so that when summer starts it is in spiffy condition for Capetonians from all over to enjoy these wonderful free musical get-togethers. Everyone is welcome – including your pets. So, pack a hamper, with a couple of bottles of vino, round up the familia, and head on down to the park.
Diarise These Dates For The Summer 2018 Concerts
|25 February 2018||Mi Casa||De Waal Park|
|4 March 2018||Fokofpolisiekar||De Waal Park|
|18 March 2018||Freshlyground||De Waal Park|
|8 April 2018||Prime Circle||De Waal Park|
Huawei Kday 2018
Saturday, 03 March 2018 At 11:00
Cape Town’s One And Only Feel Great Music Festival Is Back And Is Bigger And Better Than Ever.
What Is It? Huawei KDay with Kfm 94.5 is all about the most local music, from some of SA`s hottest acts, LIVE on-stage. Book your date with Huawei KDay & Kfm 94.5 for the Ultimate Music Experience, to make you feel great. Huawei KDay with Kfm 94.5 is powered by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
When Is It? Saturday, 03 March 2018 at 11:00.
Where Is It? Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550
How Much Is It? Tickets cost R120 to R450 per person.
More Information Visit Computicket.
2018 Maynardville Wynberg Festival - 2nd / 3rd March
The 2018 Wynberg Family Festival takes place at the old Community Chest Carnival ground, Maynardville Carnival Grounds in Wynberg from Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd March 2018. Local & International Cuisines, Food Trucks, fashion, gadgets & other exciting vendors. Spectaulr carnival rides! Plenty of entertainment for the entire family! R25 for kids under 13. R45 for persons over 13 & over. Pensioners- FREE! Get your tickets early! Remember, 2nd & 3rd March. Maynardville in Wynberg! It is going down!
Location: 2018 Wynberg Festival at Maynardville Carnival Grounds-Wynberg
When: 2 March–3 March • Piers Road, Wynberg
Safety Tips On Securing Your Property And Life:
- Don't feed/support street beggars; refer them to a Haven.
- Don't trust car-parkers.
- Don't leave valuables visible in your vehicle (lock them away in the boot).
- The slogan “STASH IT, DON’T FLASH IT” is very appropriate in our city.
- If possible don't park your vehicle in the street.
- Close your curtains/blinds after sunset.
- Be alert when leaving an ATM or bank, as you may be followed.
- Before entering your driveway, be alert.
- Please don't walk with your cellphone, iPhone, iPad, tablet or laptop visible.
- Download applications to track your phone.
- Please assist the police with the serial numbers of stolen items.Report any suspicious behaviour and hotspots to SAPS on 021 680 9580 or to email@example.com, this is for the Mowbray area.
Crime In Cape Town
Crime in Cape Town is on the increase and we urge you all to BE ALERT AT ALL TIMES. Cape Town is no different to any other city in the world, crime is a fact of life. Muggings, cellphone thefts, housebreak-ins, car thefts and break-ins happen every day.
The most important thing is to always be aware and not take chances. With the large number of unemployed people in the country crime is on the increase. All your houses are as safe and secure as we can make them, with burglar bars, safety gates, alarms etc. It is each and every one of your own responsibilities to be aware of your safety at all times. Lock doors behind you and close gates in the best interests of your own safety and that of your fellow housemates .Do not take chances, rather be safe than sorry. If you see someone suspicious telephone the police and report it.
If you are the recipient of any theft, break-in or any crime whatsoever, it must be reported to the police immediately. They can be contacted on South African police 10111 or emergency number on your landline 107 or on your cellphone 112.
Advice From South African Police Services (SAPS):
Reporting Tips In Order Of Importance:
- * Car Number Plates: Focus on letters, and first 3 numbers. Don’t worry about all 6 numbers – accurate letters and first 3 numbers are all we need
- * Note the exact time on your cell and watch. This makes a HUGE difference to our workload
- * Vehicle Type: Make and colour is fine (e.g. Silver Merc)
- * Write it all down as quickly as possible, or enter onto your phone. Memories are often unreliable!
- * Contact your service provider/SAPS, and let us know by email.
MOWBRAY POLICE – 021 680 9580 / 9587 / 9588
WOODSTOCK POLICE – 021 442 3117
CITY CENTRE POLICE - 0860 765 423
Vehicle Safety Tips From ADT
Here are some useful vehicle safety tips received this week from ADT:
- * Travel with car doors locked and windows closed.
- * Constantly monitor vehicles travelling behind, ahead and next to you.
- * If you think you’re being followed, drive to the nearest police station. Don’t go home.
- * Leave room between your car and the one in front to avoid being boxed in.
- * Attract the attention of other drivers or pedestrians if you think you’re in danger.
- * Hoot, flash your lights, put on your emergency lights, or shout.
- * Be aware of people approaching your car or loitering near traffic lights, stop signs, parking areas or your driveway.
- * If approached by a suspicious-looking person, especially at night or in deserted areas, drive off quickly from a stop street or intersection, always heeding traffic danger.
- * On long journeys only stop overnight at safe places. Stopping next to the road or in a parking area overnight is not safe.
- * Don’t stop at the scene of an accident unless you’re sure it’s genuine.
- * Don’t enter your garage or a parking area if you think you’re being followed.
- * Don’t stop if a passer-by indicates that, for example, you have a flat tyre or other defect. Drive to a service station or safe area and check it there.
- * Don’t leave your car door open and the engine running while opening garages.
Water Is Precious – Stage 3 Started On 01 January 2017
Our water shortage is now critical and water restrictions has now been approved. "South Africa is enduring its worst drought in 23 years and as such, our water supply is under heavy strain."
Our water is expensive, please save water as each one of us can help towards water conservation
- Take shorter showers.
- Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
- Rinse your razor in the sink.
- Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.
- When washing dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing.
- Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables.
- Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge.
- Report any leaking (dripping) taps to us at the office, so we can have them repaired.
Let’s all try and save water on a daily basis.
Users are required to cut water consumption by 20 percent from 10 percent, the City of Cape Town municipality said in a statement on its website. The restrictions started on January 1. Watering gardens with drinking water from municipal supply is allowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for a maximum of an hour per premises either before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m., it said. This includes watering with buckets or automated sprinkler systems.
PLEASE HELP US TO SAVE WATER AND BRING DOWN THE WATER BILL.
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