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ith Wednesday, 18 July, marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, it’s even more important to do something for your community this Mandela Day. This year, the Neighbourhood team will be working with non-profit organisation Little Lambs on their Worthy Women event. The aim of the event is to reach out to female leaders at Inkwenkwezi Secondary School in Dunoon to deliver a simple message: “You are worthy”. They’ll give the girls guidance on

healthy sexual relationships, bullying, their rights, their responsibilities to themselves, and to those around them. And we’ll be hard at work packing parcels for each of the attendees filled with goodies they can take home. What worthy cause will you be working on this Mandela Day? Share your stories on our Facebook page (@YourNeighbourhoodCapeTown).

In Franschhoek What? Franschhoek Bastille Festival

When and where? Sunday, 15 July, from 11am to 3pm at the Huguenot Monument

When and where?


elebrate all things French at the 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival. Dress up in the colours of France – red, white and blue – and enjoy the Sunday, sampling superb Franschhoek wines. Treat your taste buds to delicious gourmet fare from some of Franschhoek’s most well-known eateries. More information:

In Woodstock More information:

When and where? Tuesday to Saturday, 15 to 21 July, at the Goodman Gallery


his is an exhibition of new work by Diane Victor, who is known for confronting taboo subjects through her masterful, mark-making practice. Which Hunt? features etchings and lithographs made by Diane during recent residencies in America and France.

In the CBD What? Mandela at 100: Voices of Hope, Freedom & Unity

1st Floor, Block H, Sable Square cnr Bosmansdam and Ratanga Roads Milnerton, Cape Town

Cape Town

Truth Coffee | 021 200 0440 | The Yard | 021 879 1157 |

Living the high life Cape Town high teas get a vibrant new lease of life


here’s a cool new breed of high teas in town. No longer is this ultimate indulgence limited to hushed hotel lounges. It’s been reinvented as a cause for celebration in more informal settings with creative pastry chefs who have banished the cobwebs and dull sandwiches, injecting the occasion with an exciting new energy.

Truth Coffee

A high tea unlike any you’ve known before and the ultimate special occasion splurge, Truth Coffee’s vibey steampunk cafe on Buitenkant frames an open coffee tasting with a succession of exquisite sweet and savoury treats, which are brought in three waves throughout the afternoon to your comfortable leather booth. Think a Parisian pastry chef, who’s worked in Michelin-star restaurants, and an option of adding Pol Roger champagne to the experience. The first delicate citrus petits fours pair perfectly with the champagne, and savoury delights – such as smoked salmon or kudu carpaccio with blue cheese Chantilly – alternate with the sweet, so that your palate isn’t overwhelmed. We fell in love with a dark chocolate mousse and a gorgeous chocolate, passionfruit and pear torte, but expect the selection to change often, as chef Kamal Hamzaoui allows his imagination free rein. It’s the perfect opportunity to embark on a voyage of unlimited coffee discovery, tasting any or all of Truth’s perfectly roasted singleorigin and special blends in any format. Premium loose-leaf Nigiro teas keep tea-lovers happy too. Advance booking essential (minimum four days ahead).


The Yard

The Indian influence of this new Silo District institution has infused itself into the high tea, with overtones of spices, and aromatic teas imported from India. Share a tiered cake stand between two for an accessible and indulgent afternoon with friends in a curved leather booth around a brasstopped table. We took the edge off hunger with substantial, mildly-spiced chicken kathi wraps and mini aloo tikki burgers inspired by Indian street food, before diving into the creative interpretations of traditional sweet treats. We particularly enjoyed the gulab jamun cheesecake, the saffronspiced carrot cake and the miso-glazed eclair filled with orange mousse. And the chocolate samosa studded with nuts is one to fight over. The imported tea blends include traditional Oolong and English breakfast, as well as a flowery bouquet tea redolent of roses and a refreshing Moroccan mint tea.

When and where? Wednesday, 18 July, from 7pm to 9pm at St George's Cathedral


elebrate Mandela Day with the 10th annual Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival’s “Mandela at 100: Voices of Hope, Freedom & Unity”. This year’s festival honours the 100th anniversary of the birth of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prizewinning icon Nelson Mandela. More information:


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McGregor Country Getaways | 023 625 1409 | Poetry in McGregor Festival | 023 625 1871 | Lord’s Wines | 023 625 1265 |

Poetry & Pinot Noir The delights of McGregor WORDS: BELINDA MOUNTAIN



f you didn’t know any better, you may drive through McGregor’s high street and think of it as a dusty one-horse town. But as a smalltown girl myself, I know there’s always more to these places than meets the eye, and that if you take the time, you’ll discover many gems − whether they’re things to do or people to meet.

New-look Lanzerac A year after fire engulfed the property, the Lanzerac Hotel on the outskirts of Stellenbosch has reopened with a striking new set of facilities WORDS: RICHARD HOLMES IMAGE: SUPPLIED


ith a family tree dating back to 1692, Lanzerac is one of the oldest estates in the Stellenbosch winelands, its long history encompassing grand English dames, a pioneering planting of Pinotage, and the deft touch of legendary Cape hotelier David Rawdon. Honouring this history while reimagining an iconic Cape estate, was no easy task, but when the revamped Lanzerac Hotel opened to the public on 1 July, it showcased a fantastic new look and feel. While the guest rooms were largely undamaged, the fire that gutted the property on 28 May last year, provided an opportunity to reimagine the public areas of the hotel that had been razed to the ground. That transformation is most obvious in the new reception and lobby areas where heritage furniture, wide, stone hearths and dramatic rafters of handcrafted spruce create a grand entrance to the property. To one side, the ever-popular Taphuis Bar has been entirely rebuilt, faithful to its original atmosphere, but with a few subtle improvements. It’s a little longer, the ceilings slightly higher and yet it retains the warm atmosphere of the past. Look carefully for the

Firstly, there was our charming accommodation The Kite House, set in the tranquil Mira Development, with a generous stoep that overlooks a beautifully landscaped garden, a midnight-blue swimming pool and the changing hues of mountains and hills in the distance. With the call of birdsong in our ears, this was the perfect place to sit with a sundowner in hand, as we lit up the braai, chatted about life, and watched the children doing cartwheels on the lawn. The house sleeps six and is supremely comfortable and cosy, with its roaring fireplace and every amenity you can think of, including free Wi-Fi. Carefully-considered decor includes a gorgeous wrought-iron front door, pale-green window shutters that you fling open onto rose bushes dripping with white blooms, burn marks left, purposefully, on the bookshelves and old cash register. “In refurbishing, we didn’t want to erase the DNA, the story of the building,” explains project coordinator Con van der Colff. That DNA is firmly on display in the room next door, where exposed walls reveal the original clay bricks used when the room was built, as a winery and distillery, in 1710. The dramatic space will become the hotel’s finedining restaurant early next year. For now, though, guests and hungry locals dine in the impressive new Manor Kitchen, where glass walls and roof enclose what was once the hotel courtyard. Here executive chef Stephen Fraser whips up an impressive menu of stylish country cuisine, paired with the excellent estate wines from winemaker Wynand Lategan. Pick of the bunch is the superb Heritage range, including a wonderfully wooded Mrs English Chardonnay, and the premium Pionier Pinotage. Whether you come for dinner, stay the night, or pop in for a light bite at the charming Taphuis, the revamped Lanzerac Hotel should be top of your Winelands wish list this winter.

and sumptuous linen that makes for a wonderful night’s sleep. From the house, the high street is a short walk away, with much to keep you entertained. Closet Confidante is a new clothing store selling unique knitwear and jewellery, adjacent to a new restaurant called Open Kitchen. There are various art galleries and a Saturday morning market, which is pet friendly and hosts live music. Temenos Retreat has beautiful gardens and meditation areas, plus two libraries, a lovely restaurant and a poetry room. Speaking of poetry, McGregor plays host to an annual poetry festival, being held this year from 24 to 26 August, which seems a good excuse as any to visit this part of the world. If wine is more your thing, then McGregor has plenty to offer. We paid a visit to Lord’s Wines, which I highly recommend. This family-run winery makes award-winning Pinot Noir and MCC, and during our wine tasting and tour of the cellar, we learned many fascinating facts, plus enjoyed a delicious local cheese platter. Peace, poetry or Pinot Noir – McGregor certainly has something for everyone.



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My business neighbourhood There’s a new dog-grooming parlour in Sunningdale’s Leadville Dog Park WORDS: KIT HEATHCOCK IMAGE: SHUTTERSTOCK


eads Dog Grooming provides a small, personal dog-grooming service for the dog population of Sunningdale. Owner Chesny Garcia tells us about starting her new business at the innovative Leadville Dog Park. Q: How did your business start? A: I used to live in Joburg and made rehabilitation products for dogs. When I moved to Cape Town, I worked in a pet shop, and then this opportunity came up to open a dog parlour next door. I’ve always loved working with animals, but this was a new thing for me, so I went on a dog-grooming course to learn everything and I employ an experienced dog groomer. Q: Why did you choose this area to set up shop? A: It was a coincidence. I have a Yorkie and was looking for an off-the-lead park for him, as on the beach the wind blows sand in his eyes. It’s a

fairly rare concept in South Africa but I found this dedicated dog park here in Sunningdale started by Garden Cities. I saw potential in the area. Sunningdale is growing fast with new houses being built and new residents with pets, and it didn’t yet have a grooming parlour. Q: How did you find your premises? A: I was working in the pet shop next door. The space became available and it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to start my own business. Q: Why are the premises ideally suited to your business? A: At the start, they weren’t really ideal, but I saw the potential. It’s a small space which has steered us to offering a small personal service to dogs and their owners. Some grooming parlours are big and almost industrial. We are very hands-on, making sure the dogs feel that they are in a safe environment and working at their comfort level, and owners can stay with their pets if they like. Q: Who are your neighbours? A: The pet shop, a dog-friendly cafe and a behaviourist, all under the same roof within the dog park. Table Bay Mall is also close by.

Q: How many people visit your business each day? A: It’s growing every month. Conservatively 25 to 35 people a week. Our business is bringing more people to the park, and all the businesses here feed off each other. People will come to the grooming parlour and have a drink at the cafe while they wait, or pick something up at the pet shop. Q: Do you have any expansion plans? A: It’s early days yet. We want to add on a collection service later. In a few years, we may think about opening another shop. But I want to keep the personal connection we’ve established, knowing owners and pets by name. Q: Do you operate online as well? A: We have a website and we post special offers to our Facebook page (@leadsdoggrooming). Q: What’s your most popular service? A: Our full wash, groom, cut and nails service. Our clients also like that we use cruelty-free, vegan products named Hownd, a good-quality British brand.

SEE FOR YOURSELF: Q: What are the rental prices like in this area? A: It’s a small space which makes it affordable and allows us to keep our prices very reasonable too.

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Suburb focus

Tamboerskloof Radio and TV presenter Zoe Brown tells us about her neighbourhood WORDS: KIT HEATHCOCK IMAGES: NADINE VAN DRIEL, TEAGAN SMITH & GOOGLE MAPS

*Map not to scale


utting a smile on viewers’ faces early on weekday mornings on the Expresso Breakfast Show and keeping listeners company on their drive home and Saturday afternoons on KFM, Zoe Brown is a native Capetonian who spent her childhood here before moving to Durban in her teens. It was while studying at Stellenbosch University that she fell in love with radio. This brought her to Cape Town and KFM in 2014, first reporting on traffic, now on The Flash Drive with Carl Wastie and hosting her own show on Saturday afternoons from 2pm until 6pm. In 2015, she won the televised Presenter Search on 3 and became an SABC3

presenter on the Expresso Breakfast Show. Somehow, she still finds time to be an ambassador for The Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the WWF and The Sunflower Fund, and makes the most of her new neighbourhood, Tamboerskloof, where she’s been living for the last year.

Home sweet home Zoe enjoys how central Tamboerskloof is, while still feeling like a peaceful suburb. “It’s an area I’ve always liked,” she says. “I work crazy hours

and wanted to live as close to town as possible without having to break the bank. I stayed in Sea Point for a brief period before moving here but now I’ve settled down in Tamboerskloof.” Some of the attractions of this quaint suburb on the upper slopes of the City Bowl are the Victorian houses and, of course, the incredible views. “It was pure coincidence that I found this place when I did. It’s spacious, has high ceilings and beautiful wooden floors, with a balcony that shows off the beautiful city and Table Mountain.” Her balcony is the perfect place to have friends over for sundowners and soak up the ever-changing views.

DO: • Hike the trails around Lion’s Head and on Table Mountain • Summer concerts in De Waal Park • Erf 81 Food Market on Sundays • Wander Kloof Street and explore trendy shops, boutiques and restaurants • The UCT Little Theatre for performance art and student theatre productions • The Labia Theatre for documentaries and art house movies

I love Tamboerskloof as it’s close to work, extremely central and even though it’s close to the city buzz, it’s got the peacefulness of a suburb ZOE BROWN

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Gems in the neighbourhood

Social hotspot Kloof Street is close by and a favourite meeting place. “I love the little restaurants in Kloof Street. I try to hop around and not always go to the same place, but some of my favourites are Da Vinci’s, Asoka and Saigon.” Kloof Street is within easy walking distance but with the steep incline going home, especially after shopping for groceries at the Lifestyle Centre on Kloof, Zoe will take an Uber back. This also saves on the difficulty of parking around Kloof Street which can be a nightmare, she says. “For other shopping, I’m so central that it’s only a quick hop to the Southern Suburbs for Cavendish, north to Canal Walk, or down to the V&A Waterfront.”

A favourite open-air spot is De Waal Park in neighbouring Oranjezicht that locals love and which is slightly off the tourist track. “It’s great all year round for taking a stroll or having a picnic,” Zoe says. “During the summer they do the free Concerts in the Park with a great line-up.” A hidden gem that Zoe loves is The Blue Cafe in Tamboerskloof. “It’s great to enjoy breakfast or coffee on the sidewalk. And then there’s Beleza, a Portuguese and Italian-inspired restaurant on a corner, which is a perfect spot to watch the world go by.” Another advantage of living in Tamboerskloof is that it’s so close to the mountain. “I love going just up the road for a hike around Lion’s Head or the Table Mountain area. There are some wonderful walking paths and routes.”

Perfect Sunday Zoe makes the most of how central Tamboerskloof is to soak up the city vibe on her free Sundays. She suggests, “Start your Sunday morning with breakfast at Liquorice and Lime and then go for a morning stroll around Lion’s Head. It’s about a 50-minute walk, and you get to enjoy a beautiful 360-degree view of the Mother City.”

For sale

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Median asking price:

Median asking price:


For a typical property in this area

R3,095m R10,995m For an apartment

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• Kloof Street: cool clothing, decor and so much more • Olive Branch Deli at Lifestyle on Kloof: deli goods • Gardens Shopping Centre: boutique shops • City Bowl Market on Hope Street on Thursdays: fresh produce, good food and live music • The Book Lounge in Roeland Street: a variety of books • Mabu Vinyl: collectable music • Anouk Furniture & Decor in Roeland Street: vintage and quirky pieces

EAT: • Beleza: Portuguese and Italian-inspired fare • The Blue Cafe: friendly neighbourhood cafe eats • Asoka: Asian fusion tapas and cocktails in the open courtyard • Saigon: authentic Vietnamese cuisine • Da Vinci’s: pizzas, burgers and affordable lunches • Unframed: artisan ice cream in imaginative flavours


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For a typical property (two-bedroom apartment)



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35% house


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28 July 2018







over a period of 20 years at 10% prime

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WESTERN SEABOARD Blouberg: 021 557 1115 • Big Bay: 021 554 0033 • Milnerton: 021 551 8640 • Melkbosstrand: 021 553 1912 • Sunningdale: 021 556 2362 • Atlantic Beach Estate: 021 201 8706 •

Milnerton / R3.59 million

Ref# 1TV1382922

Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 4 / Garages 2 / A well-maintained and secure home for a growing or extended family. Bonus: Neat income generating flatlet with separate entrance and downstairs wine cellar or storage room. Follow PGP boards from Marine Drive into Ascot Road and follow pointer boards.

Janet Gelgor 071 135 5544

Melkbosstrand / R3.45 million

Ref# 1TV1384471

Parklands / R1.6 million

Ref# 1TV1379936

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 2 / Garages 2 / Large family home in popular avenues close to the beach. Follow PGP boards from Follow PGP boards from after 1st set of robots in Melkbosstrand.

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Garages 2 / Good starter home to kick off your property journey. Follow PGP boards from Ringwood Drive to Hamilton Close.

Gerrit Bruwer 076 196 9847, Dianne Pentz 084 513 2305

Estelle Kamener 082 771 2074

Sunningdale / R2.48 million

Ref# 1TV1384271

Bloubergsands / R2.45 million

Ref# 1TV1376881

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Garages 2 / Family home in secure Westwood Village. Follow PGP boards from Sunningdale Drive into Oakland Hill Road.

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Garages 2 / Situated on a sizeable erf in a prime position in a cul-de-sac. Follow PGP boards from Sandown Road.

Paolo Girardi 083 259 8245

Paolo Girardi 083 259 8245


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Atlantic Beach Estate / R12.5 Million

Ref# 1TV1363702

Atlantic Beach Estate / R7.8 Million

Ref# 1TV1368293

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 4.5 / Garages 3 / Stunning home that has had the touches of an interior designer to perfect finishes and style. Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, that allows for complete privacy whilst enjoying the golf course, ocean and Table Mountain views.

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 4 / Garages 2 / Stylish, north-facing home situated in sought-after area of Atlantic Beach Estate. Positioned next to a greenbelt. The inside outside flow to the house is ideal for entertaining.

Mandy Oschman 082 567 0398

Mandy Oschman 082 567 0398

Atlantic Beach Estate / R21 000 Per month

Ref# 1TV1385533

Atlantic Beach Estate / R15 800 per month

Ref# 1TV1356494

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Garage 1 / This unfurnished home is situated in a quiet close on the Estate. The pool is maintained once a month by a pool company. Water saving Jojo tanks are situated at the rear of the property. 24-hour security.

Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 1.5 / Garage 1 / This duplex has lovely fairway and Table Mountain views. Perfect lock-up-and-go convenience meets ease of living in serene, and secure environment. Beautifully renovated with open-plan kitchen, lounge and guest cloakroom.

Lynnette Lee 082 453 3266

Lynnette Lee 082 453 3266

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Shop 44, Seaside Village Shopping Centre, Shop 44,44, Seaside Village Shopping Centre, Shop Seaside Village Shopping Centre,MORRIS MORRIS PIETERSE PIETERSE ( Next to Spur BigBig BayBay ( Next to Spur ) ) 083 228 4081 MORRIS PIETERSE Big Bay ( Next to Spur ) 083 228 4081 all on: SeeSee it allit on: 083 228 4081

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• R2.79m: Fully furnished top floor apartment. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Modern & immaculate. Beautiful views across the golf course of Table Mountain and the ocean. • R3.5m: Sunny single level home. Three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, lounge and dining area plus kitchen. Double garage. Newly painted exterior, roof and interior. Negotiable. • R3.75m: Renovated single level home with R20 000 per month rental income. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage, small pool, private • EXCLUSIVE courtyard style garden. AND UPMARKET GOLF ESTATE MANSIONS WITH WORLD CLASS FINISHES AND MAGNIFICENT VIEWS: • R3.98m: Entertainer home with room for expansion. Living area, huge entertainment braai room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Single garage. Big From R14m room, to R25m. yard with well-point. EXCLUSIVE AND UPMARKET GOLF ESTATE MANSIONS WITH WORLD CLASS FINISHES AND NEED MAGNIFICENT VIEWS: • Spacious LUXURY FAMILY HOMES WITH EVERY ROOM AREA YOU EVER (& VIEWS!): • R4.1m: single level home. Three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, bigAND loungeENTERTAINMENT with fireplace, dining room, study, patioWILL with braai, kitchen & scullery, From R14m R25m. double garage. From R8m to to R12.5m.



Call Sole Agent Morris Pieterse on 083 228 4081 to view.

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Neighbourhood CT - 15 July 2018  
Neighbourhood CT - 15 July 2018