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Editor’s Exclusive CHARIS LE RICHE

New year, new Neighbourhood!

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aving worked with Neighbourhood since it launched in July 2015, I was immensely blessed when I was asked to move from managing editor to group editor. I know Claire left big shoes to fill, but I hope you are as excited for this new chapter as I am. The year ahead promises to be an exciting one as Neighbourhood continues to be the voice of communities in SA and brings you the latest news in property and lifestyle.

And speaking of new adventures, I’m excited to announce the winner of the #WinWithCampusKey competition. Congratulations to Eva Presence who has won one year’s free accommodation at the brand new CampusKey campus in Cape Town. Here’s to a great 2017!

On our radar

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Tokai It seems to me that Tokai is one of the most underrated suburbs in Cape Town; it’s tranquil, scenic and close to almost everything KAREN BAKKER, RESIDENT

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In your hood:

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Tapas travels

Inspiration from Barcelona, London and Thailand in the serene setting of Bistro Sixteen82 on the Steenberg Estate WORDS: KIT HEATHCOCK

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he evening tapas menu at Bistro Sixteen82 is a journey of flavours. The eclectic collection of dishes represents the culinary influences of chef Kerry Kilpin’s travels, with tastes reminiscent of a favourite destination, Thailand, in the tom yum and pot stickers. But her new summer menu owes its inspiration to a recent trip to Barcelona and London. “I loved exploring the home of tapas, seeing where it comes from, getting a feel and understanding of why and how they eat tapas,” says Kerry. “People live in small apartments and eat out several times a week, even with their kids on school nights. It’s all about families and sharing. Tapas there is very simple, generally three ingredients – a protein, olive oil and garlic, and if it’s not

garlic, its parsley. The seafood was incredible and for them it’s all about being true to the ingredients.” Kerry brought the flavours back home with her and reinterpreted them in her own inimitable style. She loves using sauces, which makes her dishes more complex than the simplicity she found in Barcelona, but you can taste the Mediterranean influence in the garlicredolent aioli with the calamari, the tapenade sauce with the pulled beef, and more subtly in the white anchovy with peppers, artichoke and quail egg. Another new flavour that she couldn’t resist is truffle honey, which she first tasted in a Barcelona tapas bar served with smoked salmon and yoghurt, and again in London at Borough Market. Kerry’s home-made version appears

drizzled around a luscious and velvety salmon terrine. “It reminds me so much of Spain: the smell of Serrano hams in the market – those scents and smoky flavours!” A London influence is her delectable new take on pork belly with an apple cider jus. This is available as a main dish at lunchtime, and when it’s scaled down for evening tapas it is indulgently satisfying. No one ever needs to go away hungry after tapas at Bistro Sixteen82! But do leave room for dessert. They are an extravaganza of flavour and texture. We had a beautifully embellished yoghurt panna cotta with rose vanilla ice cream and a sinfully dark chocolate marquise with raspberry ice cream, which enticed us into finishing every last crumb, however full we thought we were!

Langeberg Did you know? The smallest town in the Langeberg Municipality is McGregor with about 3,125 residents.

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obertson. McGregor. Montagu. Three of the charming towns forming part of the Langeberg valley. While these are options for a relaxing break, there’s a veritable wealth of things to do in the area, including some rather decent wine and olive farms (Kranskop, Marbrin Olive Growers, Esona). Just three ideas to add to your itinerary…

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Owl’s Rest

Langeberg dreaming Vineyards, olive farms and Jacaranda trees are distinctive features in this olive- and wine-producing valley WORDS: KIRSTY WILKINS IMAGES: SUPPLIED

What started with eight olive trees and a dream of starting a farm, turned to reality for owners Patricia and Hedley Manicom when Hedley took voluntary retrenchment from his corporate job. What he dubs a “sabbatical” morphed into a new chapter in their lives: Owl’s Rest. “The valley has a Mediterranean climate, which is ideal for olives and lavender,” says Hedley of their choice of location. “We were also impressed at the general fertility of the area.” Oil is extracted from their lavender in a shed behind their store. “There are some tricks to optimising the quality and yield of oil but this is where the fun lies for me,” says Hedley. This, along with their olives, is used to create boutique products such as tapenade and lavender and rose geranium cordial, sold from their farm as well as online.

Exdiem

A detour from the usual sleek venue but all the better for it, Exdiem’s wine and olive oil tastings take place in the owners’ lounge on their Klaasvoogds farm. After much searching, from Tulbagh to Napier, the family finally came across Vredelus, buying the farm in 2011. “We fell in love with it,” says family member Jana Wentzel Roodt. By 2014, they had planted 6,500 olive trees and had produced their first single-vineyard wines: Rosé, Pinot Noir and Chenin Blanc. The installation of a pizza oven led into pizza-making evenings. “We love having friends and family over. It was just natural to share the fun with other guests, too,” says Jana.

A taste of the Highlands

Four Cousins

hisky is now the top-selling spirits category in South Africa – by volume and value – and South Africa ranks among the top 10 whisky markets worldwide. Whisky producers have been quick to spot our love for uisge beatha, “the water of life” in Gaelic, and whisky fans are spoiled for choice when it comes to what’s on offer on local shelves.

An outline of the four cousins commands the entrance to the brand’s new tasting room in Robertson. Tables flow out onto a deck with views over vineyards. Located at the entrance to the town, this new location for the popular Van Loveren extension merges restaurant, craft beer brewery, shop and tasting room. Pairings are unique: Jolly Jammers, Liquorice Allsorts, Melrose cheese wedges, Sweetie Pies with Four Cousins’ whisky. “We wanted to have fun with the products and make the tasting experience memorable,” says brand manager Rènsché Schwartz. A child-friendly non-alcoholic option will also appease families visiting the area for a weekend away.

win Five lucky Neighbourhood readers can win a tasting for two at the new Four Cousins tasting room in Robertson. Simply visit the Neighbourhood Facebook page (facebook.com/ YourNeighbourhoodZA), find the Four Cousins post, and either like, comment or share the post for immediate entry into the draw. Read more about Kirsty’s Langeberg adventure on the Your Neighbourhood website (yourneighbourhood.co.za).

If a bottle of single malt is too dear in the new year, take a look at this delicious new dram from Scottish Leader WORDS: RICHARD HOLMES

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Scottish Leader is one of the global whisky brands that has tapped into the fast-growing South African market, first launching its new look Scottish Leader Original and Scottish Leader Signature here in 2014. Evidently we liked what we tasted, for South Africa is now the second-largest market worldwide for this well-priced brand of blended whisky. As a result, last year saw the limited-release Scottish Leader 12-year-old hit local shores, making us only the second country in the world, after Taiwan, to have the seductive new blend on-shelf. “Scottish Leader 12-year-old is a blended Scotch whisky that combines grain and malt whiskies, no younger than 12 years old, resulting in a smooth and fruity dram,” says lead blender, Dr Kirstie McCallum. “It is an exclusive whisky, with limited release in South Africa, meant for special celebrations and gifting.” Unlike the other expressions, which have generous quantities of malts

from the Scottish islands in the blend, the focus here is on the sweeter floral malts of Speyside and the Highlands. With the longer maturation in oak casks the 12-year-old brings a pleasantly mellow blend of toffee, citrus and sherry on the nose, while the complex palate offers up caramel, ginger and a gentle oakiness. Little wonder this new release picked up a gold medal at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge held in New York. “All three whiskies share the same ‘DNA’,” says Kirstie. “It does, however, have a less smoky character than Original and Signature. In fact, there is no peat in Scottish Leader 12-yearold. What we want to bring across are the fruity and floral flavours.” While the 12-year-old is certainly the most serious “expression” of Scottish Leader, whisky lovers can enjoy the new blend as they prefer: neat, on ice, or with a splash of water. “Whisky is there for anyone to enjoy anyway they want to,” says Kirstie. “It’s all down to personal taste. As long as whisky drinkers savour the taste of Scottish Leader 12-year-old, that’s fine by me!”

The limited edition Scottish Leader 12-year-old is available via vinoteque.co.za, and at specialist liquor outlets.


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My business neighbourhood A glamorous “green” hair salon rocks the vintage look in Noordhoek WORDS: KIT HEATHCOCK IMAGES: SUPPLIED

I have always loved the vintage style of expressing beauty and hairdressing is extremely creative – a complex combination between art and chemistry. Our eco-friendly approach started with my husband who is a nature lover. It has been a journey for us and part of that has spilled over into our salon. Q: Why did you choose this area for your business? A: I love the lifestyle here and the general culture of wellbeing, health and respect for nature. Q: How did you find your premises? A: A client of ours told me about the plans to build a new mall in Sun Valley and gave me the details to apply. I had been searching for an opportunity to be more central for our clients in the Deep South.

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s well as a love for retro glamour, Chantelle and Morne Blokdyk share a concern for the environment, which led them on a mission to promote eco-friendly hairdressing. Their salon and barber shop, Fringe Retro, at Sun Valley Mall in Noordhoek uses organic hair products for beautiful styling the natural way. Q: How did your business start? A: I was staying in a studio apartment in Kalk Bay and opened a small salon in my lounge/patio area.

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Q: Why are the premises ideally suited to your business? A: We, as hairdressers, are most productive in a creative space, so I would like to think my staff are at their very best in a salon where they can have freedom of expression and genuinely enjoy the working environment. And the retro decor is just so fun! On a practical note, there is tons of parking. I am not a big fan of malls, but this one is definitely more chilled and our clients love the convenience of it. Q: Who are your neighbours? A: K ing Pie and The Crazy Store. Q: What are the rental/sales prices like in this area? A: It is okay, it is double our previous

rental in Simon’s Town, but it is double the foot traffic too. I think rental increases the closer you get to the city. Someone once told me, after doing research, that for every R1 that is spent in the Deep South, R10 is spent in the Southern Suburbs! Q: How many people go through your store each day? A: T he mall is only one year old, so things are still growing. We get an average of 30 people a day coming into our shop. Q: Do you have any expansion plans? A: Not at this point. We have a unique salon blueprint with the potential to grow, but right now we are focusing on strengthening it and impacting the community in a positive way. Q: Do you operate online as well? A: We have a fabulous website. Fortunately, hairdressers can never be replaced with computers! Q: What’s your most popular item? A: Our promise is that we find healthy alternatives that are as effective and lasting as traditional products. We specialise in healthy hair colour and attract many people who are or are becoming more health-conscious.

SEE FOR YOURSELF: Fringe Retro Salon 021 785 2809 / 082 372 8090 fringehair.co.za

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PARKLANDS COLLEGE & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary (Est. 1980)

Congratulations to our Matriculants of 2016 on their wonderful results and 100% Pass Rate. We celebrate another year of academic excellence!

TOP ACHIEVERS 2016 Jana Minnie 7 Distinctions English HL, Afrikaans FAL, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Engineering Graphics and Design, Physical Sciences, Dramatic Arts

Marina Bastos Bezerra Pereira 6 Distinctions

Matt-Rene van Galen 5 Distinctions

Jaime Coue 6 Distinctions

Karen Wu 5 Distinctions

Kirsty Herman 6 Distinctions

Kealym Bromley 4 Distinctions

Robert Kucera 6 Distinctions

Lisa Green 4 Distinctions

Scott Spencer-Hicken 6 Distinctions

Jordan Jamieson 4 Distinctions

Amey Meyer 7 Distinctions English HL, Afrikaans FAL, Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, Business Studies, History, Dramatic Arts

Keziah Claxton 5 Distinctions

Joseph Clews 5 Distinctions

Emily McMahon 4 Distinctions

Valentin Mintchev 4 Distinctions

Diana De Pão 5 Distinctions

Noluthando Musewe 4 Distinctions

Liam Mackay 5 Distinctions

Chloé Saville 5 Distinctions

Kyle Stebbing 4 Distinctions

Benjamin Ward 4 Distinctions

3 Distinctions: Miguel De Barros Viana, Megan Doveton, Guy Forster, Christine Hu, Mikhailan Naicker, Nonikwa Nobhongoza, Sheldon Reay, Claudia Schoeman 2 Distinctions: Nicolas Cattelan, Andrew Cillie, Kirsten Eppel, Tyron Howes, Aiden Hughes, Gregory McDonald, Kristy-Anne Milne, Nadia Nordien, Oluomachukwu Obinwa, Jason Roberts, Jenna-Lee Shearer, Amy Thomas, Sheila Wiggins 1 Distinction: Fatima Banyu, Joshua Conradie, Dara Correia, Savannah Dassé, Micaela Dorman, Sebastian Holman-Raschen, Christine Livingston, Monica McLaughlin, Matéo Morin, Nicolas Morin, Angelique Munyange, Michael Nesbitt, Dylan Schultz

Subject A: 174 Subject B: 143 15 A Aggregates

77 Candidates: 73 Pass with entry to Bachelor Degree Studies and 4 to Diploma Studies

First Row: Diana de Pão, Natia Lucas, Mihlali Tshumsila, Fatima Banyu, Leah de Reuck, Amey Meyer, Benjamin Ward, Noluthando Musewe, Robert Kucera, Emily McMahon, Monica McLaughlin, Karen Wu, Nadia Nordien, Marina Bastos Pereira Second Row: Megan Doveton, Jenna-Lee Shearer, Oluomachukwu Obinwa, Lisakhanya Green, Nonikwa Nobhongoza, Savannah Dassé, Kirsten Eppel, Angelique Munyange, Jaime Coue, Chloë Saville, Sheila Wiggins, Amy Thomas, Sara Rosado Third Row: Claudia Schoeman, Jordan Jamieson, Keziah Claxton, Christine Livingston, Aiden Hughes, Gregory McDonald, Zaheer Mohommed Abbas, Christopher Lubbe, Matéo Morin, Micaela Dorman, Kirsty Herman, Dara Correia Fourth Row: Liam Mackay, Dylan Schultz, James Brandon, Nicolas Morin, Timothy North, Aidan Roeters-Van Lennep, Ayabonga Makubalo, Mikhailan Naicker, Tom Courtnadge, Joshua Conradie, Chuma Mgolozeli, Chaz Antoncich, Darren Solomon Fifth Row: Guy Forster, Jason Roberts, Tyron Howes, Sebastian Holman-Raschen, Nicolas Cattelan, Nicholas van der Merwe, Allan Nesbitt, Valentin Mintchev, Joshua Jones, Andrew Cillie, Joseph Clews, Kyle Stebbing Back Row: Kealym Bromley, Sheldon Reay, Matt-Rene van Galen, Reece Green, Jingcheng Li, Kristy-Anne Milne, Jana Minnie, Scott Spencer-Hicken, Miguel de Barros Viana, Lauren Lee, Christine Hu, Ricardo Clementi, Tristan Oertel

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Security savvy Neighbourhood gives you tips on how you can make your home more secure WORDS: CHARIS LE RICHE & SUPPLIED IMAGE: ISTOCK

ere is what you can do inside and outside your home to make sure it’s free from any possible threats.

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blocked off from the rest of the house by a security gate. This way you have a safe place that your family can retreat to in an emergency.

Emergency numbers

Keep an eye out

Always keep a list of emergency numbers somewhere that can be easily accessed – like on your fridge door or next to your landline. Make sure to have an emergency number on speed dial on everyone’s cellphones and all landlines in your home.

Check your registration

When choosing your security provider be sure to check that it is registered with the South African Intruder Detection Service Association. This means that any work it does or equipment it installs will meet industry standards.

Speak to an expert

It’s always best to speak to a qualified security consultant who can carry out a risk assessment of your property and then recommend the best alarm system based on their findings.

Safe space

Equip one area in your home to be

Make sure that nothing on your property blocks your view – this includes high walls or foliage that might help an intruder hide from your sight.

Light it up

A great security feature to have is exterior lighting that can be switched on from inside your home. An even better option is to have motion-detecting lighting.

Garden equipment

Clear any ladders or tools lying around outside that could possibly be used by an intruder to enter your home.

House numbers

Make sure your house number is clearly visible from the street and that it’s large and well lit. This way in an emergency situation emergency vehicles will be able to find your home easily.

HOW GLASS CAN MAKE YOUR HOME MORE SECURE AND COMFORTABLE Choosing the right glass for your windows can make your home more comfortable by keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer while still allowing natural light to flow in. It can also add to the security of your home. PG SmartGlass X2 is Sans 10400 part XA compliant, with four options available (Standard, Plus, Elite and Superior). Each blend of glass has different levels of performance, so you can select the best option for your needs, maximising comfort in your home.

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House price growth slower than previous two years

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he FNB House Price Index for 2016 as a whole rose by 5%, slower than the 7,2% and 6,5% for 2014 and 2015 respectively, according to John Loos, household and property sector strategist, FNB. Loos says there are various signs of a mildly improving economy to come in 2017, and economic growth is expected to move slightly higher to around 1% this year. That could conceivably make house price growth a little stronger later in 2017. However, for 2017 as a whole he anticipates average

house price growth to be slower than 2016, at around 3%, due to a very weak start to the year. The FNB House Price Index for 2016 represents the second consecutive year of slowing average house price growth, from a multiyear “high” of 7,2% in 2015 and 6,5% in 2015. In real terms, when adjusted for consumer price inflation (CPI), based on the first 11 months of 2016 (December CPI data not yet available), it would appear that 2016 experienced a small “correction” in average house prices to the tune of -1,2% real decline.

Anyone who looks at the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal can see the astonishing growth which is underpinned by an exceptional location, the airport, good climate, booming infrastructure growth and an influx of people from other areas of KZN, and Gauteng. MURRAY COLLINS, DIRECTOR, COLLINS RESIDENTIAL

To make your home more secure, you can request to add a safety laminate. The safety laminated PG SmartGlass X2 is made from two layers of glass specially bonded with high-strength polyvinyl butyral (PVB) in one pane. The result is a double-glazed laminated safety glass that can withstand repeated blows from a would-be intruder, making it an excellent option for high-risk entry points. PG SmartGlass also comes with a 10-year warranty, giving you assured quality, too. pgsmartglass.co.za

Impact of schools on home values

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ouse buyers need to be aware of the extreme importance of location in their quest for a new home or property investment, says Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO, RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “Most buyers in today’s market will know that location is important, but not everyone knows what elements make an area a good location or not, or how this influences buying decisions,” says Goslett. “A major influential factor is the amenities within proximity to the area, such as the shopping mall and medical facilities. The one amenity that has the largest impact on property-buying decisions is schools. This is because they have an

influence on both the housing prices in the area and children’s education.” Goslett says regardless of whether they have children or not, prospective buyers need to consider the proximity of schools because schools have such a large impact on the potential appreciation of home values in an area. He advises buyers to do their research on the schools in an area and how they are ranked before they purchase a property. To get information about schools in a certain area, buyers can contact their provincial department of education or browse the website.

Plett property market achieves R1bn turnover

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n April 2016, in a New World Wealth Survey, Plettenberg Bay was ranked in the top three premier property locations in the country next to Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and Sandton in Johannesburg. Kevin Engelsman, Seeff’s licensee for the area said that according to the survey some 260 millionaires now own second homes in Plett, 120 of which are worth more than R20m. This is the highest number of homes valued at this price outside of Cape Town and Johannesburg. Engelsman now says that the Plettenberg Bay property market has just surpassed the R1bn

turnover mark for the year, which, he says, is a milestone in view of the prevailing economic climate. The popularity of Plett just continues to rise, says Engelsman. "Aside from an influx of new residents as part of the migration to the Western Cape, we have seen an increase in demand for holiday and retirement accommodation in the town. Buyers from Gauteng areas such as Johannesburg and Pretoria are especially keen right now. "In the last few years, we have seen an uptick in sales above the R5m to R10m price band. That said, part of the attraction for the town is that it offers something for every buyer and budget.”

A New Year’s resolution to purchase property will improve your life but will require financial commitment and discipline. Save up cash for all the buying costs, protect your credit score and live well within your means and you can make that property resolution a reality. SIMON BRAY, CEO, PRIVATE PROPERTY


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Century City Here’s what’s happening in property in the area WORDS: KIT HEATHCOCK IMAGES: ANTON SCHOLTZ, SUPPLIED & ISTOCK

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he mantra for many of the new secure lifestyle estates around Cape Town has become “live, work, play”. Century City really does allow its residents to live that dream in a central urban setting that embraces nature at its heart: the wetland reserve of Intaka Island. Canals wind around the development from this wildlife hub, so a short boat trip past reeds and birdlife can be part of your daily commute. This ambitious development has taken many years to build, with Canal Walk shopping mall and the glossy office buildings being the most visible aspect for the rest of the Mother City. Behind that public face a growing variety of secure residential complexes are the backbone of the community. “Century City is continually evolving,” says Fred Grunewald, who has lived in the area for 15 years. “The developers regularly meet with stakeholders, so you feel that you can contribute to the growth based on your input.” Recent years have seen the addition of a day

hospital, sports facilities and schools, with Curro adding the first two grades of its new high school this year.

BEST IN FOOD: • Tiger’s Milk: for cocktails, craft beer and tasty bar food • Knife: for a contemporary steakhouse vibe • Punjab Wok: for authentic Indian and Thai food • Crave: for healthy cafe fare and a canal view • The Towers Restaurant at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa: for elegant dining • Cafe Frank: for brunch and bistro lunches

The new Convention Centre development next to Ratanga Junction includes an outdoor precinct called The Square, adding value for residents and visitors, with five cool new eateries, including Tiger’s Milk and Punjab Wok. The open communal space is ideal for events – the monthly Natural Goods Market (usually held in the grassy Central Park next to Intaka Island) held its first summer night market there in December. Underpinning this sense of community and the freedom to walk, run or even paddle to work, is the multilayered security. Not only does each residential complex have its own internal security, there is CCTV and number plate recognition in all the public areas. The MyCiTi bus now extends through the suburb, there is easy access onto main road arteries and it takes 15 minutes to get to the airport or the CBD.

THINGS TO DO:

These are exciting times for residents as Century City is coming into its own. The sense of a vibrant community is growing by leaps and bounds and people are embracing this vision of a “city within a city”. Literally everything can be found on your doorstep and the enhanced security offers a safe and secure environment. AFRICAN PRIDE CRYSTAL TOWERS

ROMANTIC GETAWAY OR SHOPPING SPREE?

• Visit Intaka Island for bird-watching in beautiful natural surroundings. • Visit Central Park for markets, an open-air cinema and sports happenings. • Join Century City Canoe Club to paddle the 7km of canals. • Get pampered at Life Day Spa at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa. • Take part in a parkrun on Saturday mornings.

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Curro Century City Abbotts College Abeille Ruche School Endeavour Educare Centre

STEVE CARADOC-FRED GRUNEWALD, RESIDENT

Escape reality with our bespoke One Night to live the Crystal Life exclusive offer ideally suited for couples looking to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a romantic rendezvous. In need of some retail therapy? Go all out and shop till you drop with our Retail Therapy exclusive offer. *One Night To Live The Crystal Life from R1250 per person **Retail Therapy from R1250 per person To enquire, call 0861 11 9000 or visit africanpridehotels.com Terms and conditions apply. *The offer includes breakfast, Exclusive Chef’s Set Menu at the Towers Restaurant for dinner, shuttles to V&A Waterfront and Romantic Turndown and complimentary use of the virtual forest and steam room. ** Includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, a R500 Canal Walk shopping voucher and cocktails at the Ruby Bar.


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For rent

Median asking prices

Median monthly asking prices

R2,8m

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R2,97m For an appartment

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R3,86m

R22,250

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Agent Insight Local property experts give us the inside scoop on Century City.

How would you spend a free day in the area?

Favourite weekend things to do in the area?

What are the best things about the area for families?

I would start off the day with a leisurely breakfast at one of the new eateries in the recently opened Century City Square, before heading to Intaka Island to commune with nature. From there I would catch a boat ride to Canal Walk to indulge in some retail therapy, finishing off the day with a pamper spoil at the Life Day Spa at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel and Spa followed by an evening cocktail on the patio of the Century City Hotel.

Century City is a nice suburb to live in with lots of fun activities to do during the weekends. The Saturday morning parkrun is always the best way to kick-start the weekend from The Oval, and canoeing on the canal is also lots of fun. To get the adrenalin pumping, consider the rides at Ratanga Junction. The Intaka Island Tour is always informative about birds and wildlife, and to top it all off shopping at Canal Walk is rewarding.

The residential complexes all have access control, which means once you are inside, whether it is a garden complex or an apartment building, you are safe. Families can live in freestanding houses with gardens, within easy reach of newly built Curro Century City school. You never need to leave the area and many people live and work there, but it is also centrally located for the CBD, Milnerton, Table View and even the Southern Suburbs.

Maggie Rowley

Sony Aristos Muyulenu

Charl & Adel Louw

RABIE PROPERTY GROUP 021 550 7000 maggie@rabie.co.za rabie.co.za

RAWSON PROPERTIES MILNERTON 021 552 7762 sony.ml@rawson.co.za rawson.co.za

CHAS EVERITT CAPE TOWN NORTH 021 915 4800 charl@everitt.co.za everitt.co.za

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WESTERN SEABOARD Blouberg: 021 557 1115 • Big Bay: 021 554 0033 • Sunningdale: 021 556 2362 • Sunset Beach: 021 551 8640 Atlantic Beach Estate: 021 201 8706 • pamgolding.co.za/western-seaboard

Sunset Beach / R4.55 million

Ref# 1TV1296577

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3.5 / Garages 2 / Cosy and unique home perfectly situated not far from the beach. A rare find with beautiful open-plan country style kitchen, dining area and sleeper staircase to take you to the bedrooms upstairs. 3rd Bedroom can be used as a flatlet with own entrance, kitchen and living area. Follow PGP boards from Bay Beach Avenue. Ansie Matthysen 082 823 3551

Parklands / R1.55 million

Ref# 1TV1299426

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Garages 2 / Call now to view this charming family home with its open-plan living. Ample worktop space and storage in a warm family friendly kitchen with a generous walk-through scullery plumbed for both dishwasher and washing machine. Follow PGP boards from Parklands Main Road, into Northumberland Close. Paolo Girardi 083 259 8245


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A unique lifestyle built around community and family

Atlantic Beach Estate / R5.75 million

Ref# 1TV1292842

Atlantic Beach Estate / R4.55 million

Ref# 1TV1274857

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Garages 3 / Light, modern and immaculate. Double-storey home with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs. All bedrooms have en suites. Downstairs is the main bedroom, 2nd lounge and study. 3 Garages an advantage.

Bedrooms 4 /Bathrooms 3 / Garages 2 / Comfortable home offering the perfect family life. On entering you are welcomed to a cosy tiled lounge with a wood-fireplace and dining area. The open-plan kitchen has both a scullery and pantry. The large well-looked after garden is enclosed and offers privacy from neighbours.

Mandy Oschman 082 567 0398

Mandy Oschman 082 567 0398

Atlantic Beach Estate / R39 000 pm

Ref# 1TV1252559

Atlantic Beach Estate / R33 000 pm

Ref# 1TV1292034

Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 3.5 / Garages 2 /This beautifully eclectic home offers a spacious patio with braai facilities for indoor/outdoor living around the pool and has stunning sea views across the bay. Upstairs is a separate flatlet or home office with its own bathroom/kitchenette.

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 3 / Garages 2 / Spacious home for a family who loves entertaining. 2 Enclosed patios and braais open out onto a private pool area and garden. It borders the fairway and has a view from the balcony of the golf course and Table Mountain. It also has a well-fitted study.

Anne Frankle 074 159 6723

Anne Frankle 074 159 6723

I am Anne Frankle I am Mandy Oschman Sales: Mandy Oschman 082 567 0398 mandy.oschman@pamgolding.co.za

Rentals: Anne Frankle 074 159 6723 anne.frankle@pamgolding.co.za

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BLOUBERGSTRAND

R7 995 000 BIG BAY

R8 600 000

ELEGANT & PRISTINELY PRESENTED

BUILD YOUR OWN HAVEN

Tastefully decorated home in the quiet pocket of Extension 1 complete with stylish o/plan living areas & eat in kitchen leading to an all year round outdoor entertaining space with sparkling pool & jacuzzi. Lush bedrooms & travertine bathrooms complete this luxurious picture.

South after seaside gated community offers one of the last vacant stands to build your dream home Highly desired position with guidelines available on request. 24hr security + strict access control. Short walk to the beachfront & the trendy Eden on the Bay.

Warren Leslie 082 713 6624 (Team Warren Leslie & Co) Warren Leslie 082 713 6624 (Team Warren Leslie & Co) Web ref.RXAW-4618 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100 Web ref.RXAW-4655

BLOUBERGSTRAND

R9 950 000 SCARBOROUGH

R8 499 000

IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE

EXQUISITE BEACHFRONT HOME

Multi level entertainers home in Bloubergstrand Village- sensational Table Mountain & Atlantic Ocean vistas accompanied with generous o/ plan living. Wind protected outdoor space & pool with low maintenance grounds. Ideal teenage pad or flatlet.

“The Boat House” previously Chef Robertson’s highly acclaimed restaurant. 5 Bed/5 Bath luxury on the beachfront. Stunning sea views.

Warren Leslie 082 713 6624 (Team Warren Leslie & Co) Dave Jennens 082 449 3100 Web ref.RXAW-4220 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100

MELKBOSSTRAND

R5 500 000 BLOUBERG

Web ref.RXBS-4069

R6 950 000

GOLF ESTATE LIVING AT ITS BEST!

SECURE DOLPHIN BEACH

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home. Entrance hall and light filled lounge with French doors out to pool, in a private, wind-free landscaped garden. O/plan, granite top kitchen with separate scullery.

Designed to cater for your every whim. Lavish o/plan living leading to terraces, gardens and beach. Formal & informal entertaining. Mountain & Sea views. 4 Bedrooms, 24hr Security. On Show.

Tracy-Ann Craig 082 415 4852 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100

Wendy Coetzer 083 450 2255 Web ref.RXAW-4708 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100

Web ref.RXAW-3778


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R16 500 000

BLOUBERGSTRAND

BRILLIANT BEACHFRONT MODERN MANSION

Breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Atlantic Ocean. Offering 6 reception areas, 4 bedrooms all en-suite with views, guest toilet, granny flat or staff quarters, wide open spaces, superior open plan living, garaging for 4-5 cars. Most spectacular home and a must to view! Wessel Erwee 082 578 0929 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 554 0007

PARKLANDS

R1 950 000 SUNRIDGE

Web Ref: RXBR-0096

R2 050 000 WAVES EDGE

R1 249 000

SOLE MANDATE

FREEHOLD RETIREMENT VILLAGE!

Sought after Riverglade, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, with amenities, o/plan living areas gives you comfort and peace! Direct access garage, close to shops. No pets. Tanja Kyle 082 457 5293 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100

Web Ref: RXAW-4532

PARKLANDS

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR INVESTOR!

Not a cent to be spent - Impeccably neat + well maintained face brick home! Easy access to all amenities, walking distance of Century City. Ideal for a business or the work from home. 3 bedrooms, 2,5 bathrooms & huge tandem garage. Ingrid Lewis 082 895 8117 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100 Web Ref: RXBR-4561

R2 295 000 PARKLANDS

LARGE FAMILY HOME IN QUIET CLOSE

3 Spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, MES, domestic quarters with bathroom, kitchen with scullery. Large open plan living areas, separate lounge, small study, built-in braai, pool. Domestic Quarters! This home offers it all. Lizelle Leslie 071 353 6826 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100 Web Ref: RXAW-4667

LOFT STYLE APARTMENT IN WAVES EDGE!

This sought after small & secure complex is within walking distance of the beach and amenities. Consisting of 1 bedroom with full bathroom, o/plan living area - lounge/kitchen plus garage & guest cloak. A must see! Peter Retief 082 256 0122 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100 Web Ref: RXAW-4358

R2 150 000 BIG BAY

R5 500 000

INVESTMENT BUYER, PROPERTY TENANTED!

BEAUTIFUL & STYLISH FAMILY HOME

Lizelle Leslie 071 353 6826 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100

Lizelle Leslie 071 353 6826 RE/MAX Property Associates 021 521 3100

Family Home with all that you need. 3 beds, 2 full baths, study nook, kitchen + scullery, lounge, dining area, indoor braai, pool, Auto D/ garage + extra parking.

Property Associates

Web Ref: RXAW-4336

4 Bedrooms Family home with a full flatlet. 3 Garages, office, entertainment room with built-in braai, solar heated swimming pool. Corner plot in cul de sac in Dune Ridge Estate!

Table View & Surrounds 021 521 3100 www.remax.co.za | www.remaxpropertyassociates.co.za

Web Ref: RXAW-4372


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ERA STEER BLAAUWBERG

MEMBER OF:

42 Raats Drive, Tableview, 7441 Each office is independently owned and operated Tel: (021) 557 1124 | Cell: 072 340 8461 | blaauwberg @ erasteer.co.za

PARKLANDS

R 2 250 000

WEST BEACH

R 2 800 000

BLOUBERG SANDS

R 2 850 000

SOLE MANDATE

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2½ | Garages: 2 | Pool: 1

WEB REF: 91344189734

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 | Garages: 2

WEB REF: 91344182998

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 3 | Garages: 2

WEB REF: 91344192144

This one of a kind property is perfect for family living and entertainment. A spacious double storey with a stunning pool.

Double volume family home, situated in a good area offer open plan living leading to a large garden.

The right address! Spacious and sunny face-brick house with beautiful garden and granny flat. Call now for a viewing!!

Chris Visser 072 340 8461 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Chris Visser 072 340 8461 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Silvia Vassileva 082 578 9807 / 021 557 1124 (o)

TABLE VIEW

R 1 995 000

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4 | Garages: 2

WEB REF: 91344194154

PARKLANDS NORTH

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 | Garages: 2

R 3 495 000

WEB REF: 91344189246

PARKLANDS

R 2 200 000

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 | Garages: 2

WEB REF: 91344190995

This home offers an open plan kitchen, large under covered patio braai area and pre-approved plan for swimming pool.

A HOME OF DISTINCTION. This double storey styled for today with exquisite finishes situated on a corner stand.

Discover it all, modern finishes, fully contained fatlet, high ceiling lapa/ covered braai area and large ground.

Daphne Corbett 071 301 3175 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Shelly Guastella 082 312 5092 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Chris Visser 072 340 8461 / 021 557 1124 (o)

SUNNINGDALE

R 2 195 000

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 | Garages: 1 | Pool: 1

WEB REF: 91344193974

PARKLANDS

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 | Garages: 2

R 1 695 000

WEB REF: 91344194153

WEST BEACH

R 3 100 000

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 2 | Garages: 2 | Pool: 1

WEB REF:91344193344

Perfect for Large family home offers undercover entertainment area which includes a built in bar. Perfect for entertaining or just relax at the pool.

Large four bedroom home offers an open plan kitchen, large lounge and lovely garden area, with a double automated garage and braai area

Situated in an upmarket suburb, offers so much love and happiness for the whole family and an absolute joy to entertain.

Daphne Corbett 071 301 3175 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Hennie Greyvenstein 084 800 2000 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Chris Visser 072 340 8461 / 021 557 1124 (o)

PARKLANDS

R 1 600 000

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 | Garages: 2

WEB REF: 91344192801

TABLE VIEW

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4 | Garages: 4 | Pool: 1

R 1 997 000

WEB REF: 91344193802

BLOUBERGSTRAND RENTAL

R 13 500 pm

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 1 | Garages: 1 | Pool: 1

WEB REF: 91344194249

Comfortable home offers four bedrooms and situated in a quiet street. Have a look and make her yours with your personal touch.

Large home in Table View, offers a separate cottage with two bedrooms both en-suites 60m², which could be used to generate extra income.

This beachfront apartment offers two bedrooms, one bathroom and a single garage. Available 01 March 2017

Chris Visser 072 340 8461 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Daphne Corbett 071 301 3175 / 021 557 1124 (o)

Pierre Bodenstein 076 830 5692 / 021 557 1124 (o)

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MORRIS PIETERSE 083 228 4081

ATLANTIC BEACH GOLF ESTATE - R3.7m.

ATLANTIC BEACH GOLF ESTATE - R4.55m.

ATLANTIC BEACH GOLF ESTATE - R6.75m.

AFFORDABLE GOLF ESTATE LIVING. A refreshing smaller home with a relaxed beach feel set on a north-facing corner plot in a quiet street. Three light, good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs: Guest WC, spacious open plan living with kitchen, dining room, lounge with fire place plus a second lounge area with built in barbeque. Lush garden with pool. Fully walled. Double garage & staff bathroom. There is nothing else available on this estate at this low price – be quick – the space will surprise you! MORRIS PIETERSE 083 228 4081

RUSTIC & SPACIOUS SECURE ESTATE HOME. An inviting character home set on a nice big plot in the heart of Atlantic Beach Golf Estate. Every room you need! Entrance hall, lounge & dining room, modern open plan kitchen with scullery & pantry, study, master bedroom with full bathroom, nursery/playroom, 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, 4th bedroom with bathroom, big second lounge & covered patio. Double garage plus store room. Lots of scope for additions. A very clever buy. Immediate occupation available.

CONTEMPORARY ENTERTAINER HOME WITH VIEWS. Elevated fairway position with superb mountain & golf views plus some sea and inland views as well. Extra spacious living areas are open plan but defined and all flow onto the pool deck and covered patios. Family room with cathedral ceiling, dining room, huge lounge with fire-place and balcony, beautiful modern open plan kitchen & scullery, guest WC, study, three bedrooms, (all with en-suite bathrooms). 3 big garages & staff bathroom. Best buy in this price range on Atlantic Beach! MORRIS PIETERSE 083 228 4081

NEW RELEASE

Your Neighbourhood Experts Milnerton | 021 552 7762

VAN RIEBEECKSTRAND

LAGOON BEACH

MORRIS PIETERSE 083 228 4081

SOLE MANDATE NEW RELEASE

R2,550,000 MILNERTON

Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Garages Web ref: 787911 TRENDY GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT ON THE BEACH! Modern open plan kitchen. 2 bedrooms, main en suite. 2 bathrooms. Covered patio. Beach on your doorstep Secure basement parking for one vehicle. Margie: 081 270 5441

SOLE MANDATE

NEW RELEASE

R3,750,000 CENTURY CITY

Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 3 | Garages Web ref: 790571 TRANQUIL, SECURE HOME - IDEAL FOR THE ENTERTAINER!! Entrance hall to lounge with fireplace & bamboo flooring leads to wooden deck.Sitting room leads to undercover patio area. Garden overlooking pool & Jacuzzi. Two carports. Mandy: 072 233 3132

R5 595 000

R2,450,000 ROYAL ASCOT

Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Garages Web ref: 710453 OUTSTANDING THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN SOUGHT AFTER BOUGAIN VILLAS IN CENTURY CITY This apartment feels like a house with nice sized living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms MES plus balcony. Storeroom. Sony: 073 627 8370

R2,550,000

Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Garages 1 Web ref: 768353 VACANT AND READY FOR OCCUPATION!! Brand new modern kitchen with stainless steel gas stove & granite tops. Dining room to lounge with glass sliding doors leading to front landscaped garden.Spacious master bedroom. Paola: 082 736 8370

R4 285 000

VAN RIEBEECKSTRAND PRICE REDUCED

SOLE MANDATE STUNNING FAMILY HOME! Beautiful appointed contemporary home. Spacious living area’s with an open plan kitchen/dining. Cook up a storm in this gourmet kitchen with gas stove while your guests are sipping wine at the centre Island. This large family/entertainment room leads to the covered braai patio and front garden with swimming pool. This family home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms the master bedroom has an en-suite. To complete the picture a large double automated garage with storage space and 3 parking spots behind the remote gate.

PETRA VAN ASCH 082 501 4977

Web Ref: LFMB-0429

R6 450 000

ATLANTIC BEACH ESTATE SOLE MANDATE

JOINT MANDATE STUNNING DOUBLE STOREY HOME! On entering this much loved family home one will be in awe of the finishes and spaciousness that this Eco-friendly home has to offer. The generous formal lounge has some views of the Ocean. The one-of-a-kind garden has a swimming pool, an outside covered lounge, and a Thatched Lapa with weather blinds. A joy for the garden lover and an amazing space for your children to play. This 4 bed, 3 bath home has so much to offer that a viewing is a must to experience the quality of this home! Situated very close to our excellent primary school and in walking distance to the beach.

PETRA VAN ASCH 082 501 4977

Web Ref: LFMB-0436

PERFECT LOCATION ON ATLANTIC BEACH ESTATE! This property is located in the heart of the very sought after secure Atlantic beach estate offering sea and mountain views. Bordering a fairway the 920sqm plot already has a 200sqm cottage which can be used as guest accommodation when the manor house is built. Design your own home or build according to the existing plan which is available to the buyer. The location is prime and the views are stunning. It borders a greenbelt, but above all it already offers a double storey cottage with 2 bedrooms.

PATRICIA LERM 083 412 7455

Web Ref: LFMB-0434

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