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Local RE/MAX estate agents in top 10 RE/MAX released their spectacular 2013 YTD results in May. Included in the latest results are three RE/MAX Helderberg sales associates – Linda van Nes, Elmaré Doran and Maarten Laubscher – who received quarterly achievement awards for their rankings within the top 10 RE/MAX agents in the Western and Northern Cape. “Having three of the top 10 RE/ MAX Individual Sales Associates in the Northern and Western Cape regions on our team is a massive victory for us,” says RE/MAX Helderberg broker/ owner, Lee Siebert, proudly. “There are literally several hundred highly successful RE/ MAX sales associates within these two regions – and the cream on the top is in our Somerset West office in Waterstone Village!” RE/MAX Helderberg was again recognised as the top single office in the Western and Northern Cape in RE/MAX SA’s 2013 results and is in second position nationally. RE/MAX Southern Africa announced last week that Linda Van Nes had attained RE/MAX Hall of Fame for the Southern African region, one of the most prestigious career achievement awards within the international RE/MAX Group. “Carefully listening to my sellers and buyers and making an inventory of my client’s requirements and desires, is elementary in brokering a successful deal,” was her reaction. “Good communication and feedback to my clients is an absolute must too. In that respect, speaking several languages is a big advantage – I am skilled in conversations in Afrikaans, Dutch, English, German and even a smattering of French. My knowledge of the property market in Somerset West in general, as well as the actual offer of properties for

sale, makes it easier for me to match buyers with their future home. And this is the most rewarding part of my profession.” Over the past 13 years she has been involved in more than 500 property transactions. Every year she has consistently achieved awards based on her sales volumes. This year has been an exceptional year thus far for this enthusiastic real estate professional. Recently, the spotlight shone on Van Nes as the top RE/MAX agent in the Western and Northern Cape YTD. Van Nes believes that RE/MAX South Africa and RE/MAX Interna-

tional select and invest in property professionals, constantly educating and training their estate agents. “This is why our standards are high and why we are number one locally, nationally and internationally.” “Websites, marketing tools such as TV adverts and all developments within social media are becoming more important in our industry every day. We, as property professionals at RE/MAX, have all these tools at our disposal and consequently are equipped to sell a property within the sole mandate period, at the desired price level and with the least hassle,” explains Van Nes.

“RE/MAX Helderberg offers me the ideal office location at Waterstone Village shopping precinct with the perfect showcase scoop of our mandates on a 365/24/7 basis. Together with my fellow estate agents, admin colleagues and our broker/owner, Lee Siebert, we make sales happen,” she says. Elmaré Doran’s career in real estate began in 1989 and by 1995 she managed her own real estate company. She joined RE/MAX in 2009 and achieved Platinum Club Status within three years. When asked what her experiences in her real estate have taught her,

Linda van Nes: “Having a positive attitude to life and a healthy sense of humour has been my recipe for success!”

Elmaré Doran: “With my 24 years of real estate experience, I am li­ ving the RE/MAX dream with pas­ sion.”

Maarten Laubscher: “85% of my clients are sourced through referred business!”


R4 490 000

Keurige familiewoning met gesellige kuierareas. Puik akkomodasie sluit in 4 slaapkamers, 4 badkamers, studeerkamer en bediende kwartiere. Aparte woonstel STELLENBOSCH


R3 650 000

Bed 3 | Bath 3 | Parking 3 | Pool

Dalsig. Pristine condition. Spacious living areas. Superb location!


Doran says: “Forming lifelong relationships which lead to a referral based success system has worked for me. I have always been a top achiever and have been richly rewarded for my efforts by the recurring business that I conclude with my clients. In fact, the majority of my business derives from personal referrals from past satisfied clients. “I have attained great heights within the RE/MAX system, and have continuously won numerous sales and service awards. I am proudly among the top three RE/ MAX agents in the Western and Northern Cape YTD in 2013. “My success is based on my referral network, my knowledge and experience of the market and the incredible assistance and networking opportunities that I receive from RE/MAX. I am looking forward to the rest of 2013 and to assisting new and existing clients.” Maarten Laubscher is wellknown for delivering results and for excellent after-sales customer service. “I have been in the property industry since 2003. In my real estate career, spanning a decade, I have sold to hundreds of satisfied clients,” explains Laubscher. “Because I give my clients excellent service, they talk to their friends and family about me, and then refer them to me! That’s where 85% of my business comes from. I joined RE/MAX Helderberg seven years ago and have achieved RE/ MAX sales awards for seven consecutive years. I find our location at Waterstone Village incredible. As a team we are concluding a minimum of one sale everyday!” For more information contact RE/MAX Helderberg, Shop 33, Waterstone Village on 021 852 6464 or visit


Kantoor 021 887 4740 Cornette 082 569 9160 Welgevonden 021 889 9774 Jané 082 DIE BOORD R3331 1001664 000


R3 799 000

Bed 3 | Bath 3 | Garages 2 | Office

Family home! Use the office as a Gesinswoning op hoekerf met pragtige afwerkings en puik akkomodasie. separate flat for guests.

R2 900 000

Die Boord. Nuwe vrystelling! Uiters netjies. Heerlike leefareas. Goeie sekuriteit. Luukse afwerkings en propvol extras. STELLENBOSCH

R1 295 000

Bedroom 1 | Bathroom 1 | U/cover Park 1

La Dauphine. Ideal for students. Perfecly positioned on campus. 42m²


R1 800 000

Slaapkamers 3 | Badkamers 2 | Parkering 1

Bergzicht Plaza. Uiters gesogte studente verblyf. Regoor kampus.


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Saturday: Kelderhof Country Village, near Somerset West, 10am-1pm - Hornette Botha 082 820 4845 & Alistair Ormerod 083 431 9013 Sunday: Somerset Country Estate, Heritage Park, Somerset West, 2-5pm, Denise Eaby 079 878 1054 Silver Fox & Blue Crane Estate, Bizweni, Somerset West. 2–5pm, Garth Uys 072 545 4956

SUNDAY · 9 Mandevilla, Dennegeur Estate, Somerset West – Pamela Goosen 076 183 0381 · Schonenberg Retirement Village, Schonenberg Estate, Somerset West – Karen Wessels 071 602 1090

On-line auction bidding... now open!

Duly instructed by the owners, Re-Am will sell the undermentioned property by on-line auction till - 19 June on reference 1757. See video of property on ly N- W nt on O O e m SH nt



Public Auction 20 JUN 12:00


ON SITE: 39 St Andrews, Greenways



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Terms and conditions apply: Bidders must register and bring ID, proof of residence (FICA). Rules of Auction are available at or at our offices. The auctioneer has the right to bid on behalf of the owner. Deposit 5% + Auctioneers fee of 8% + VAT. Auctioneer: Pieter du Toit 082 450 2800 -


The best possible price


This Strand property offers 515sqm of quality home built on a double erf. Lush garden, open plan living areas, underfloor heating, bar, lounge (fireplace), diningroom flow onto a french country style kitchen. Scullery-laundry, 3 automated garages, staff quarters. 3 Bedroom, 2 en-suite, guest bathroom. Complete guest-suite, own entrance, open plan lounge/dining/kitchen. Spacious bedroom, full bath, walk-in dressing room. Airconditioined, main-bedroom, balcony, spa-bathroom, shower, bidet, separate toilet, walk-in dressing room. Mini kitchen, spacious office outside entrance. Peaceful, established landscaped garden, matured trees, compliments an extreme lifestyle. Manned 24hrs a day, beamed along the seafront, makes for excellent security. See video of property on YouTube:

In the shortest possible time

170 Main Road, Somerset West, 7130 Tel. 021 85 22942 Fax. 021 85 12515 Cell. 083 675 3012 email.






2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms mes, open plan living area, granite kitchen, oven & hob Secure parking bay . PH YVES 082 929 1829 JOINT MANDATE


4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms mes. spacious lounge, sep. dining room, study, oak kitchen, sep. laundry, large thatch lapa , pool and braai area, double garage, staff quarters, SEP FLATLET, 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge/di/room

3 Bedrooms., 2 baths., m.e.s., 2 reception areas, kitchen with breakfast nook. laundry, wine cellar, d/garages, covered patio to stunning pool, large Jacuzzi, walled garden

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, mes Study, guest cloakroom, 3 recep. Areas, open plan kitchen, sep. Laundry, double garages auto & access, large braai gazebo, covered Patio to private pool and garden.

Ph MONIQUE 083 675 3012

Separate self contained guest flat let PH MONIQUE 083 675 3012

Ph MONIQUE 083 675 3012





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STRAND / SOMERSET WEST 95 Beach Road, Shop no 8 Strand, 7140 021 853 49 22 R350 000


R480 000


R1 330 000


R2 050 000


R5 450 000




READY FOR YOU TO MOVE IN Fully furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ground floor apartment

IDEAL FAMILY HOME 3 Bedrooms and a renovated bathroom. Near all amenities and

POSITION AND PRICE PERFECT FAMILY HOME Walking distance to Strand High School and Boland College, easy

BUY IN TO A LIFESTYLE!! Very urgent sale – price reduced! 4 Bedrooms – 2 Bathrooms –

EXCLUSIVE ERINVALE Beautiful modern 3 bedroom home, situated in one of the most

with enclosed patio. In popular Gulden Park. Communal laundry

walking distance from the sea. This property has been priced to

access to N2. 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, large kitchen and living area.

modern kitchen – lounge & dining area – braai room leading onto

exclusive golf estates. In close proximity to beautiful beaches,


Braai room with bar. Solar heated pool.

patio and pool – double garage. Phone now to avoid disappointment

Stellenbosch Wine Routes and the Mother City.

Lilian Williams 079 411 8923

Lilian Williams 079 411 8923

and swimming pool. Lee-Anne Lake 074 885 7564

Web ref: LFSD-0178

Willie Engelbrecht

072 022 7494

Lee anne Lake 074 885 7564

Web ref: LFSD-0189

Web ref: LFSW-0110

Web ref: LFSW-0125

Franchise opportunities available. Contact Beatrix Brummer 082 893 9275/

No 4 The Forum, Caledon Street, Somerset West, 7130 P O Box 2194, Somerset West,7129 Telephone: +27 (0)21 851 1969 Facsimile: +27 (0)21 851 2945 E-mail:


Each office is independently owned and operated S O ME R S E T PA R K R885 000

STR A N D R795 000



HELDERVUE Neat & spacious 3 bed home with indoor braai, laundry & dbl garage. Avail immediately. R7 800 p.m.

CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES! 3 Bed house with open plan kitchen/lounge & full family bathroom. A lovely stoep & larger than average tandem garage. Secure back garden. Close to HHHS. Lucille 081 586 4303 Web 91344165243

ONE OF A KIND! A large 129sqm flat with 2 beds, 1 bath, large sunny lounge & open balcony. Lock up garage & extra secure parking. Walking distance to beach & close to all amenities. A MUST see! Alta 079 586 7572 Web 91344165934

TWO HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! 2 bed, 2 bath home with open plan living, kitchen, built in braai & single garage. Additional 2 bed adjoined home with lounge, & own kitchen in small gated village. Cecil 083 309 9237 Web 91344166572

LA PLAYA - STRAND 2 Bed apartment suitable for single person or couple in secure complex. Avail 1 July. R3 800 p.m. No pets. GORDONS BAY 2 Bed apartment in Crystal Creek with 24 hr security and parking. Avail immediately. R3 950 p.m. No pets. Elske – 060 664 1814



We urgently require properties FOR SALE in the S/West, Strand & Gordons Bay areas for qualified buyers. ************ Contact ELSKE on 060 664 1814 to find out more about our

Landlord Income P r o t e ct o r P l a n

designed for your peace of mind for the duration of your property being rented out and including: Home Maintenance Plan Legal Assist Rental Assist


SALES AGENT OF THE MONTH MAY 2013 Selling or buying in Strand & Gordons Bay? Please contact CECIL on 083 309 9237



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SOMERSET WEST R 2.095M web ref: 500324

SOMERSET WET R 590 000 TH web ref: 545976

SOMERSET WEST R 499 000 TH web ref: 541547

AUDAS ESTATE R 1.15 M web ref: 380208

North facing 4 bedroom home in Briza around the corner from De Hoop Primary school.

Charming lifestyle together with ample space of 82m² and superb POSITION. Good rental income

Extremely large and recently renovated 1 bedroom flat in the heart of Somerset West.

Security and spaciousness is what you get in this freehold Cluster home. Close to selective shops.

Lynne 083 272 0528

208 Main Road, Somerset West

021 852 3480

Helen 082 411 1999

0860 10 10 88

Lynne 083 272 0528 2413 S 1C9C69A

Hein 082 879 6468

Bonita Nuttall (Motivational Speaker) Stella Marais of RE/MAX Helderberg, Louis Slabbert of Dykes van Heerden, Lee Siebert of RE/MAX Helderberg and Cindy-Lee Sylvester of Dykes van Heerden) With blankets and canned food collected by RE/MAX Helderberg for the RE/MAX Coats and Cans Winter Drive and for the Dykes van Heerden Blanket Club Initiative. Please help support those in need. Drop your coats, canned food and blankets at RE/MAX Helderberg on or before the 28th of June and help support those in need.



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eiendomme properties


STRAND, Emerald Bay, Greenways - R1 295 000 FALSE BAY VIEWS! – Spacious 2 bedroom unit on first floor (lift). Lounge and dining open space with magnificent sea views. Basement parking in 24 hour manned security golf estate. Garage for sale as an optional extra.

SOMERSET WEST, Almond Drive , R1 930 000 Family home on large erf situated in up market area, comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 entertainment areas, 2 bathrooms, double garage, pool.

HELDERRAND, 5 Robin Street, R2 950 000 Character, space and style is offered by this 4 bedroom home, 3 entertainment areas, 2 bathrooms, pool in lush garden, separate spacious 1 bedroom flat, double garage, large erf.

Tel: 021 851 2004

Sel: 082 788 5583

Faks: 021 851 2004





Maak seker verkoper is regmatige eienaar Huiskopers wat ná maande se gesoek die perfekte huis vind wat by hul behoeftes en sak pas, moet nie so gretig wees om die transaksie te beklink dat hulle nie seker maak dat die verkoper inderdaad die regmatige eienaar van die eiendom is nie. Volgens Braam de Jager, nasionale bedryfsbestuurder van die eiendomsagentskapgroep Aida, kan probleme in die eiendomsektor ontstaan indien die persoon wat die koopaanbod onderteken, nie die regmatige eienaar van die eiendom is nie. Dit gebeur byvoorbeeld heel dikwels dat bejaarde ouers wat na ’n ouetehuis verhuis die verkoop van hul huis aan ’n kind oorlaat. “En

dit kan tot onverwagte en duur vertragings in die oordrag van die eiendom of selfs tot ’n kansellasie van die transaksie lei.” Volgens De Jager voorskryf die wet nie dat die verkoper van ’n vaste eiendom die eienaar hoef te wees nie. “Die wet stipuleer egter dat die persoon wat by die Aktekantoor as die eienaar geregistreer is, die enigste persoon is wat goedkeuring vir oordrag van die eiendom na die nuwe eienaar mag gee. Kopers kan sulke slaggate vermy deur sake te doen met gekwalifiseerde eiendomsagente, wat sal uitvind aan wie ’n eiendom behoort voordat hulle ’n koop-ooreenkoms sal saamstel.”

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How do I ensure my property sells for maximum?

you in the long run. And don’t be tricked into listing with the agent who overvalues your listing just to get the mandate. An agent has no control over market value –so base your In answering the question there are a decision solely on an accurate comparative number of issues to consider. For the purpose market analysis. What else will assist you in getting the most of this article we will focus on some of them, and future articles will deal with other impor- the market will pay? Make sure your property stands out in the crowd. When you list your tant influencing factors. The first truth to appreciate is that your property for sale you are marketing your property “in competition” to othproperty will sell for the most er properties – not “in isolation”. money if it sells early on in the Make sure your property is easilisting process. ly visible to buyers. Take your The longer a property stays on property to the buyers, rather the market, the less it will sell than wait for them to stumble for. Why? Because at any point across you. in time there is a pool of buyers How can you do this? Massive in the marketplace. marketing. Period. Yes, website When your property is listed marketing is very important, and these buyers will respond to the it’s not something you can do marketing and view it. If your without. But print marketing reproperty is overpriced they will ally makes your listing stand out. vote with their feet and move on. You are visible to passive buyers Even if you drop your price lat- Talking Property with as well as active buyers when you er, it’s very difficult to get these Steve Caradoc­Davies have print marketing – and you need massive buyers back. A property that is listed for an extended buyer activity to achieve the best price. So enperiod of time becomes known as a stale list- sure you get the best print marketing possible. Next you will need to consider how your ing. Buyers will think there is something wrong with the listing and will almost never property presents itself. Try and view it offer full price – making very low offers, if through the eyes of a potential buyer. Is there anything you can do to show off the most deany. Contrast that scenario with the seller who sirable attributes of your property? Are there lists his property at the correct market value any maintenance issues that would detract right at the very start of the marketing proc- from the value? In future articles we will explore this asess. Buyers will see the property and show interest as it represents fair market value. pect in more detail. However, presentation is a critical aspect They will compete for the property and put their very best offer in – and you will sell that needs to be addressed if you want to sell quickly for the maximum the market will for the money you deserve. – E-mail your real estate question to Steve pay. So, in order to achieve the highest price Caradoc-Davies, principal of Harcourts Platipossible, it’s critical to list at the correct price num, and director of Harcourts South Africa right at the beginning. Overpricing will cost at

It’s the question every seller wants answered: How do I sell for the most the market will pay?


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Dutch iris – more than just a master painting When the Flemish botanist Clusius travelled through Spain in 1564, he was so fixated by the blue Iris xiphium that he sent bulbs back to Belgium, introducing what is known as the Spanish iris to the country. Fast forward to the end of the 19th century when this Spanish variety had spread to the Netherlands and was crossed with Iris tingitana from north-west Africa… The resulting plant, because of its hybridisation taking place in the Netherlands, was immediately known as the Dutch iris, its flower presenting as larger and broader than its two parent plants. The spectacular iris is a plant that does not easily pass the eye without eliciting a sigh. Even master artists such as Vincent van Gogh have painted these blooms to last an eternity on canvas. Luckily for non-painters, a garden canvas is possible if we plant our irises with care and water them with the regularity they require. One of 260 iris species, the Dutch

iris follows the same form as all other plantsinthisgenus,displayingsixexquisite petals (three central, upright “standards”; three larger outer “falls” that recurve outward). This species, which falls into the iris’ bulbous category, grows up to 80 cm high, a lovely length in a flower bed that allows it to show off its blues, whites and yellows, depending on the type – colours befitting the root of the word “iris”, which stems from the Greek word for rainbow. For natural planting, choose to plant your bulbs at the beginning of May, when autumn temperatures are cooler, as this is not a heat-loving plant at all. This will result in blooms during late September and early October. However, you’re easily able to manipulate this adaptable plant and make it flower in early September if you’dlikespringtomakeitselfvisible in your garden earlier. Place the bulbs in the fridge for six weeks from mid-March until the end of April before planting them, and the flowers

will appear sooner in your garden. Create a separated space in the fridge for these bulbs (one that allows them to be stored without being in contact with food, preferably in their own drawer, as they may have been in contact with certain poisons that you don’t want contaminating your edibles). The advantage of this “fridging” method is that, because Dutch irises love a cooler climate, they’ll flower for longer at this earlier time of year. Have you noticed the affinity for the word “cool” associated with these plants? This is why, when it comes to planting them, make sure it’s in a spot where the soil is cool too – not anywhere close to hot paving or touching a north-facing wall, and definitely not in a position that receives full sun. Keep your spot somewhat shaded – overhanging branches work well because they serve the dual purpose of protecting the plants from frost. As for the soil, ensure it has sufficient compost worked into it, and add more on top of the soil surface so that

Dutch irises in full bloom



you have a cooling mulch. Place bulbs 5 cm below the ground, 7 cm apart from one another, which will allow space for layering with another plant such as the hyacinth, eventually creating a denser display of blooms. In November, when the foliage begins to turn yellow, it’s time to lift the bulbs. Unfortunately, because of South Africa’s hot spring season, the bulbs generally don’t perform as well during repeat seasons, although small bulblets can be pulled off from the mother bulb for replanting the following year. Store these bulbs at room temperature until autumn comes around and it’s time to start the cycle again. However, do not fret if your garden is not cool enough for these beauties – they’re generally available from florists as cut flowers throughout the winter months. Or, you could always just purchase a Van Gogh print and have irises in your sitting room all year round, no matter the flowering season. - Rian Swanepoel, Hadeco Bulbs

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Luxury Retirement IN SOMERSET WEST

Care & Final Frail Under Clubhouse ion Construct

We wish we had moved here sooner




R1,85m Apartments from R1,47m Houses from

Show units open: Monday - Friday 10:00 to 17:00 Saturdays - Sundays 11:00 to 17:00 Tel: +27 (021) 852 0821 • Russell: 083 457 2007 • David: 082 410 7465 • Christina: 082 330 1209 E-mail: or • Website:

Sole Mandate

Web Ref 232879

R10 700 000


The village is constituted in terms of the Retirement Act No. 65 of 1988.

On the edge of the mountain slopes of Stellenbosch just a few minutes from town centre, lies this pretty gem of a Guest House. The 4star rating boasts all the fine facilities from lazing by the pool, to exercising in the gym. All furniture included with accommodation for owner/manager. This is a must view! Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540

Joint Mandate

New Release

R4 700 000

Prag eiendom in baie gewilde area naby Laerskool Stellenbosch. Gesellige familiewoning met stylvolle moderne afwerkings. Gemaklike vloei na buite op reuse onthalers stoep,swembad en uitsigte op Stellenboschberg. Kontak: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645

Urgently Looking for Properties for Qualified Tenants. Sole Mandate

Web Ref 232410

R2 550 000

Situated in a quiet suburb with mature trees. This well maintained family home with a feeling of warmth and spaciousness offers, open-plan living spaces with 4 bedrooms and a study. Covered patio with braai has an easy flow to the pool and garden. This is a child’s haven. Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540 Each office independently owned and operated

New Release

Web Ref 561526

R5 250 000

R3 800 000

Web Ref: 565575

Paarl | R1 700 000

Attention to detail is the true finishing touch. This 4 bedroom renovated house with beautiful wooden floors on a big plot is a rare jewel Contact: Miranda Coetzee 083 414 7212

Each office independently owned and operated

New Release - A spacious and very neat family home situated in a good neighbourhood. 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3 reception rooms, 1 garage and flatlet. Contact: Estelle Denys 072 141 4117

Joint Mandate

Val de Vie | R7 200 000

Give our Rental agent a call: Viv Lamb - 072 673 5617 or send her an email:

Web Ref 564779

Wellington | R1 280 000

New Release

Web Ref 232053

Modern entertainer’s home in a quiet cul-de-sac in De A true family home with a “country feel” and loads of Zalze. Offering tasteful upmarket finishes and open space for the growing family. Offering space & openplan, with clay floor tiles which add to the warmth & plan living leading out to the covered patio and pool . cozy feel. Well placed pool with garden space also The spacious accommodation offers 4 bedrooms, all situated close to a park. en-suite. Fantastic investment in this sought after esMonique 072 390 9227 / Graham 084 308 3540 tate. Contact: Monique Holzen 072 390 9227 Old Mutual Building, 40 Bird Street, Stellenbosch t 021 809 2760 | | |

Sole Mandate

Paarl | Wellington

Joint Mandate

Web Ref 564644

New Release - Very private house situated next to the nature reserve. Entertainment area overlooks a timer deck with pool facing the reserve. Elegant and spacious. Good finishes. Contact: Mercedes Labuschagne 082 555 2043

Sole Mandate

Wellington | R595 000

Web Ref: 564808

New Release - An excellent investment in a secure block walking distance from the University. 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan lounge and kitchen. 1 Parking bay. Contact: Estelle Denys 072 141 4117

New Release

Web Ref: 515679

Pearl Valley Golf Estate | R5 600 000

4 Bedroom home in secure Golf Estate overlooking lake with open plan entertainment area, separate TV lounge with fireplace and swimming pool. Contact: Louise van Aarde 083 653 1381

140 Main Road, Paarl. 7646. | t 021 870 1011 | | | |

New Release

Paarl | R3 500 000

Web Ref: 565561

Spectacular views with a sense of tranquillity. This beautiful renovated open plan house consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms. A study can be converted into a fifth bedroom. Contact: Miranda Coetzee 083 414 7212

New Release

Paarl | R12 900 000

Web Ref 566342

Equestrian smallholding, gracious homestead, exquisite treed garden, lovely views. Cottages, stable block, paddocks, river stream. Contact: Irene 074 127 9280 / Danie 083 627 2148



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Diesel and CVT boost Subaru Outback QUICKPIC Subaru’s quintessential go-anywhere, do-anything crossover is at the forefront of the company’s technological innovation – the world-renowned Outback is now available with diesel power and CVT automatic transmission. For the first time ever, Subaru’s Boxer® diesel and Lineartronic™ CVT technologies are meeting to create the perfect combination of engine and transmission in a car which is still the darling of anyone who wants a machine with no boundaries. “Confidence in Motion” is the Subaru brand slogan and the new Outback diesel CVT is the personification of this powerful maxim. Joining the existing Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Lineartronic™, the new Outback 2.0D Premium Lineartronic™ brings with it the same high levels of quality, equipment, safety and refinement that Outback customers and fans are already used to, but with a host of added benefits brought along by the introduction of diesel power. Famed for being the only Boxer® diesel engine in the world, the Subaru Boxer® diesel engine, which uses turbocharging and a horizontally-opposed punching or “boxing” piston action around a central crank shaft – two technologies with which Subaru is exceptionally wellacquainted – is the pinnacle of Subaru engine development and technology. The 2.0F force-fed DOHC four-cylinder Boxer® diesel engine carries inherent benefits, besides those of good fuel economy usually associated with diesel motors. Boxer® construction allows for the engine to be long and flat with a low centre of gravity, as opposed

Thanks to the assistance of the turbocharger, the Boxer® diesel engine produces 110 kW of power at 3 600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1 800 and 2 400 rpm. PHOTO: CAR-ADVICE to a conventional in-line engine which is much taller with a high centre of gravity. The default advantage is that the engine can be mounted low down in the engine bay which in turn lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity, contributing to noticeable handling improvements overall. Thanks to the assistance of the turbocharger, the Boxer® diesel engine produces 110 kW of power at 3 600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1 800 and 2 400 rpm. The generous helping of torque not only contributes to a significantly relaxing drive, where the accompanying Boxer® thrum also allows for pleasant acoustics as opposed to

other four-cylinder diesel engines which tend to produce rather uninspiring sounds, but fuel economy is similarly enjoyable – the new Outback diesel CVT drinks an average of just 6.5 F per 100 km on the combined cycle, and carbon emissions are low at 172 g/km. Fuel requirements are strictly low sulphur or 50 ppm diesel. Of course, the new Outback diesel CVT also features Subaru’s famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ system – splitting the power symmetrically between both the front and rear axles as well as the left and right sides of the car means the new Outback diesel CVT offers an entirely confidence-inspiring driving ex-

perience, no matter what the road conditions. Coupled to a linear steering feel and minimal body roll, the Outback diesel CVT’s on-road manners are exemplary. Transmission (CVT) with Adaptive Transmission Control which does duty in many other Subaru models including the petrol-powered Outback, the all-new Forester and the XV, has been mated to the Boxer® diesel engine for the very first time in the new Outback diesel CVT and with much significance, too. Not only does the infinite flexibility of CVT allow for optimal power delivery, tailored and on demand for the exact requirements of the driver and the driving conditions,

but its application to a diesel engine means an overall stress-free driving experience. Thanks in no small part to the Boxer® diesel’s peak torque of 350 Nm being available at such low rpm (from 1 800), the Outback diesel CVT presents a calm and relaxing driving experience like no other. And, when the mood takes the driver, two steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles allow for full manual control of the transmission in a seven-speed manual simulation mode, which then mimics actual gear changes for a sporty driving experience. Matching the high levels of safety is a comprehensive list of standardfitment equipment which not only makes the new Outback diesel CVT a joy to live with, but also highlights its value for money. Included as standard are 17-inch alloy wheels and a full-size spare, a powered sunroof, roof rails, HID xenon headlights, leather upholstery, an 8-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear ventilation, keyless entry and push-button starting, a multi-function, tilt- and reach-adjustable leather-bound steering wheel, cruise control, an electronic handbrake, split-folding rear seats with a recline function, a sunglasses holder, eight cup holders, a multi-information display screen, a premium audio system with six speakers and radio, CD, auxiliary, MP3 and USB support, as well as Bluetooth for hands-free cellphone use and audio streaming . The new Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium Lineartronic™ is now available in eight striking colours and retails for R 459 000 including VAT. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty and 3-year/60 000 km maintenance plan are included in the price.




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Chevrolet Spark LS: the amusing friend HANJO STIER I’d like you to meet a new friend of mine. He’s fun, friendly, kinda new in town, wears a blue coat and thanks to the random collection of letters on his Eastern Cape number plate, I nicknamed him Fayzel. His official name is Spark LS and you can find him in your nearest Chevrolet dealership. The Spark range was apparently updated a few months ago and holds five models. “Campus” is student fodder for R106 100, a regular Spark starts at R113 600, the more luxurious Fayzel Spark LS costs R123 000, an even posher Spark LT requires R136 500 and the panel-van “Pronto” is just R101 500. Pronto is poverty spec, but Campus comes with power steering, air-con, radio preparation, two airbags, central locking and ABS/ EBD brakes. The regular Spark tops that with 60/40 folding rear seats, ISOFIX anchors, odometer, radio, two speakers, remote central locking, alarm, immobiliser and optional alloys. Our LS model uses the extra R9 400 to give you front power windows, height-adjustable multifunction steering wheel, powered and heated exterior mirrors, front fog lights, some exterior colour coding and shiny trim, 14-inch alloy wheels, auto-locking doors and two more speakers. The audio system’s quality is de-

cent and we enjoyed the multiple input options. Next to radio and CD, a Spark (except Campus and Pronto) can reproduce noise from Aux or USB sockets with mp3 and ipod capabilities. The button layout and basic steering controls take some getting used to though. My six foot plus frame had no major problems piloting Fayzel. Occasionally my left knee would touch the dashboard and I would’ve liked the steering wheel to be reach-adjustable as well. Rear space is a little less but the 170 dm² boot easily swallowed the six bags of a big weekly shopping spree. Although weight, altitude and heat will unravel the Spark’s performance, I was impressed by the vocal antics of the 1,206 cc 16-valve petrol four-cylinder. It stems 60 kW (82 hp) or 108 Nm against a kerb weight of 1 355 kg to reach 100km/h in 13,3 seconds (we hit 12.5) and a top speed of 164 km/h. Claimed average fuel consumption is 5,4 F/100 km with 129g CO2/ km and we can confirm that Fayzel was quite economical with the contents of his 35 F tank. Thanks to light weighting of pedals and steering, he was a delight to dart around town with except at crawling speeds – throttle take-up is a bit sharp. High speeds, cross winds and vigorous cornering are not his forte, confirming city car credentials. The rear suspension can get choppy, but follows safe, progressive under-steer beyond the im-


Thanks to light weighting of pedals and steering, he was a delight to dart around town with except at crawling speeds – throttle take­up is a bit sharp. PHOTO: QUICKPIC pressive grip limits. Sparks don’t have traction or stability control; they wouldn’t be used very often. Rushing to the far reaches of the Boland for a meeting, Fayzel put up with quite a bit of abuse in the middle of a nasty cold front. On this trip I grew to love his combination of basic technology, peppy engine and lively handling. There’s something refreshing and amus-

ing about a simple, energetic little car. Other things our new friend aced were a bit of gravel road, Cape Town’s afternoon traffic and tight parking spots. The instruments are slightly weird, the headlights’ high beam is acceptable and the Spark comes with a 5-year/120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance; the 3year/60 000 km service plan is op-

tional. Your final purchasing decision will boil down to many things and I believe the funky and chunky Chevy Spark offers good value with its various models. If you, too, would like to have a friend like Fayzel, order a Spark LS in Vector Blue. Eastern Cape plates are not included. – Galimoto Media



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Lexus IS: 1,6 million kilometres of testing QUICKPIC Before the all-new Lexus IS arrives in South Africa in July, it has already accumulated over 1,6 million kilometres of testing and development – enough kilometres for two return trips to the moon. At the heart of the IS development process was the desire to ensure that all IS models maintained their outstanding dynamic capabilities while increasing overall

space and comfort. Testing of the all-new IS took place on the road, track and laboratory with the IS tested to breaking point in the ice and snow of the northern hemisphere, the heat of the southern hemisphere, along with the gruelling test bed of circuits such as the Nürburgring in Germany and Fuji Speedway in Japan. Key to attaining the “fun to drive” characteristics of the new IS was a new development process that saw driving dynamics priori-

tised over all other functions, explained IS Chief Engineer, Junichi Furuyama. “The conventional approach to development would involve developing each of the individual aspects with ‘fun to drive’ as the outcome, much like a pyramid would be built by first constructing the foundation and then proceeding to build up from there,” he said. “The problem with this approach is that there is no knowing whether it will result in achieving a ‘fun to drive’ experience.

“In contrast, development of the new IS flipped this process on its head. “It called for first establishing the pleasurable driving experience users will sense as the peak of the pyramid, and then developing the individual performance elements to support it,” Mr Furuyama said. The process resulted in the adoption of new body strengthening techniques, including laser screw weld and body bonding (25 metres of which is contained in the new

IS), and a suspension system that delivers a 20% increase in roll rigidity. The last word belongs to Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing: “Get up close and personal with the third-generation IS and the bold new design direction, especially the brand’s signature spindle grille, is strikingly evident. “The biggest surprise, though, is just how rewarding the on-theroad experience is. This is a driver’s car bar none!”

The brand new Lexus IS350 has been completely redesigned.

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Volkswagen Group South Africa’ passenger car sales grew by 9,8% in the first five months of 2013 when compared to the same period in 2012. The sales growth is 5% better than the market average of 5,9% for this period. Volkswagen Group South Africa’s reported sales in January to May 2013 were 44 103 units (39 777 in 2012: 10,9%). Volkswagen sold 36 143 units (33 033 in 2012: +9,4%) and Audi delivered 7 960 units (6 744 in 2012: +18%). The sales performance further strengthened Volkswagen Group leadership position in the South African car passenger market in 2013 resulting in a passenger car market share of 23,8% (22,7% in 2012: +1,1%). Polo Vivo, which is manufactured at Volkswagen’s Uitenhage factory, was the best-selling passenger model with 15 135 units. Vivo has been the top-selling passenger car in South Africa for the past three years. It was followed by Polo with 11 987 units. Audi’s market share has grown in the premium segment during January to May 2013. It gained a 1,9% further and now stands at 22,3%. This performance has been supported by the introduction of new models such as A3 Sportback and Q5. “The Volkswagen Passenger and Audi Brands have continued to perform strongly in 2013 and we are confident that we will be able to consolidate our leadership position for the rest of the year,” said Mike Glendinning, Director of Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Group South Africa



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Fiat 500 Abarth: Italian racing heritage returns

FRANS LE ROUX I intend writing something positive about the Italians. I won’t mention their Prime Minister once, nor will I discuss the ongoing unrest in their country. After testing the Fiat 500 Abarth I would like to write something fun, happy and exciting about the passionate Italians. For those of you who are not familiar with Abarth (and my guess is there are many) it is Fiat’s hi-performance models. You could, to a certain extent, compare Abarth to AMG of Mercedes and M- of BMW. It’s the sort of car that is sportier and demands the driver’s attention. Currently on sale in South Africa, you can buy three Abarth models, two of which can be found in the 500 shape and one in the Punto. I recently had the privilege of driving the 500 Abarth for a weekend, and boy, did I enjoy it! Visually one would never think that this tiny city car is capable of leaving many sportier (and more expensive cars) behind. For the trained eye, the changes from the standard 500 are

prised by the way the little Abarnot subtle at all. But for the peth pulled. With each gear, the 500 destrian or general public, this leapt forward, pushing me back may just look like a zooped-up in my seat. Acceleration, as ex500. pected, is brilliant. That is until one has a closer The Abarth gets from standlook that you realize there is still to 100 km/h in 7,9 seconds more to this car than meets the and runs out of puff at 207 km/h. eye. In the front a low scoop, widWhen it comes to handling, ened wheel arches and xenon think of the Abarth as a go-cart. headlights catch the eye. The With a wheel placed on each of wheels are splendid, all 17 inchthe corners of the car, the way es of them. The Abarth is lowthe 500 goes around corners is exered and with low profile tyres emplary. you feel every stone, rock or The steering feedback is dibump on the road. At the back, rect. When approaching a corthings look even more serious ner, you simple select your gear with a diffuser and twin chrome and choose a line while the car exhausts. takes care of the rest. Step inside and you’re greeted In the super-mini category by more surprises. Sport seats, there are only two main rivals. a thick flat-bottomed steering The 500 Abarth and the illustriwheel, aluminium pedals and a The Fiat 500 Abarth was splendid. I enjoyed it’s brave little engine and the ous Mini Cooper S fight it out in shift light on the dashboard. Fiat lovely exhaust notes. PHOTO: FRANS LE ROUX a two-horse race. goes a little further with their atAt R247 990 the Fiat is almost From a performance point of view tention to detail and they colour you do get use to them. One switch your dashboard the same as the ex- I need to mention is the red SPORT the little Fiat does not disappoint. R50 000 cheaper than the equivalent terior of your car. Finished with a button. Once pressed, maximum A punchy 1.4 Turbo is fitted with Mini. For the same amount of fun, gloss, the black inside my Abarth fun is had. All the torque and rum- power rated at 99 kW and 206 Nm of you could opt for the Abarth which is also way more exclusive. looked awesome. Retro stainless- bling exhaust notes are available. torque. The Fiat has a 3- year/100 000 km These figures are sure not to blow steel door handles are a nice touch. Combine this with a large red shiftThe speedo and rev counter is rath- light and you briefly feel like a For- you away, but keep in mind that 500 warranty, accompanied by a comweighs a little over a ton. I was sur- prehensive maintenance plan. er confusing at the start, but then mula 1 driver.




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Toyota se nuwe geslag Corolla onthul QUICKPIC Die volgende geslag van die wêreld – en Suid-Afrika – se topverkoper-vierdeursedan, die Toyota Corolla, is vandag in twee uiteenlopende gedaantes op twee vastelande onthul. ’n Corolla-sedan met Europese styl is in Istanboel, Turkye, onthul, terwyl nog ’n weergawe met ’n kenmerkend verskillende snoetontwerp, meer as 10 000 km verder in Santa Monica, Kalifornië, ten toon gestel is. Die twee motors behou die stileringskenmerke van die Corol-

la Furia-konsepmodel wat in Januarie op die Detroitse motorskou uitgestal is. Die Corolla pronk ook met hul eie, unieke vertolking van die skoumotor se dramatiese en uitdruklike ontwerp. Die Europese weergawe is bestem om in die meeste Corollamarkte regoor die wêreld – SuidAfrika ingesluit – verkoop te word, terwyl die alternatiewe weergawe hoofsaaklik op kopers in die Verenigde State van Amerika gemik is. Toyota se volgende geslag Corolla-sedan pronk met ’n splinternuwe buite-ontwerp met

skoon lyne en gebalanseerde afmetings, wat ’n meer gekunstelde en eietydse voorkoms bied. Die voorkant-stilering is op Toyota se twee ontwerpkerns gegrond – ’n smal, langwerpige boonste sierrooster wat tot in die vlymskerp koplighulsels en die kenmerkende trapesium-vormige onderste sierrooster strek. Agter word die duidelike lyn van die bagasiebakdeksel deur breë stertligte beklemtoon, wat ’n skoner, vooraanstaande voorkoms bied. Die Corolla-sedan se kraaknuwe binneruimontwerp gee kopers ’n aansienlik groter, meer

gesofistikeerde en goed toegeruste kajuit-omgewing. Die agterste deel van die nuwe Corolla-sedan se kajuit bied ’n ruimer en deftiger omgewing met herontwerpte sitplekke wat veelsydiger en gemakliker is, sowel as meer knieruimte. Die reeks sal soos voorheen ’n verskeidenheid enjins en ratkas-opsies bied. Nog besonderhede oor die splinternuwe Corolla-sedan wat na Suid-Afrika op pad is, sal nader aan die bekendstelling van dié voertuig aangekondig word.


Die Europese weergawe van die Toyota Corolla is bestem om in die meeste Corolla­markte regoor die wêreld – Suid­Afrika ingesluit – verkoop te word, terwyl die alternatiewe weergawe hoof­ saaklik op kopers in die Verenigde State van Ame­ rika gemik is. FOTO: QUICKPIC

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