Chas Everitt Cape Town South Rentals

Over the last few months the Chas Everitt Cape Town South franchise has invested substantially in its rental infrastructure to offer a more substantial growth orientated service offering.  If you are looking for a great rental service we have it!

Our rentals team are managed by by Taryn Retief who has many years experience in residential property management.

Our current selection of over thirty rentals in the Cape Town South area has a very deliberate focus on quality and our tenant vetting procedures through TPN and rental management through Rent Connect are vital partners in offering reliable end to end services.

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Table Mountain gets its own squad of rangers to protect tourists

Sixty security staff have been appointed to guard tourists in Table Mountain National Park, two weeks after a Russian tourist’s murder.

Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane met the 60 white-gloved guards on Thursday at Kloof Nek, in the shadow of Table Mountain’s northern face.

Their numbers will be boosted to 86 in October, and cameras and drones will join the anti-crime effort from December.

James Vos, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for economic opportunities, said he was delighted by the deployment of the guards.

“Table Mountain is a leading tourist attraction on the African continent with local and global significance,” he said. “We need to make sure that we protect and promote our tourism sector. It is the backbone of our economy and job creation, with almost 300,000 Capetonians employed in this sector.”

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Women’s Day in South Africa

Women’s Day in South Africa is a different date to the rest of the world.  Women’s Day in South Africa marks the anniversary of the great women’s march of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books.

On 9 August 1956, about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government’s control over the movement of black women in urban areas.

The earliest Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day,”was held on February 28, 1909, in New York, organised by the Socialist Party of America at the suggestion of activist Theresa Malkiel.

In August 1910, an International Socialist Women’s Conference was organised in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual Women’s Day although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights including suffrage for women.

The following year on March 19, 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.  In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honouring the martyrs of the Paris Commune. Women demanded that they be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination.

The Americans continued to celebrate National Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February.

Chas Everitt Cape Town South pays tribute to the fact that the real estate industry remains one where so many women have not only been welcome but have excelled and in so many company’s have taken the lead.

Water Discolouration

The City of Cape Town is advising residents that water in the distribution system is currently discoloured over a large part of the eastern, central and southern suburbs.

“The discolouration is due to a process control fault at the Faure Water Treatment Plant. As a safety precaution, residents are advised to boil the water before drinking especially if it appears discoloured,” the City said in a statement. “We are now feeding the affected areas of the network from Blackheath Reservoir and the situation is anticipated to normalise over the next few days.”

The City is working on resolving the problem as soon as possible, and wishes to apologise to the public for any inconvenience.

Community notice sponsored by Chas Everitt Cape Town South

Best Wine Farm Stays in Constantia

The Inside Guide has just published a list of the best Farm Stays in the Cape and not surprisingly Silvermist Boutique Hotel, features in this list prestigious list.

Setting: High up on the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains, is Silvermist Wine Estate, best known for the highly acclaimed La Colombe restaurant that’s found in its grounds. What many do not know is that this magical estate is also home to a beautiful boutique hotel that, despite its proximity to the city, feels like a remote retreat.

The lodgings:  The Silvermist Boutique Hotel features an intimate number of just seven individually decorated suites, each with an en-suite bathroom, small lounge with a wood-burning fireplace, and private outdoor patio, boasting sweeping forest, vineyard or valley views. There is also a larger unit, sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, and two three-bedroom private lodges, each with their own pool.

Read more here

Hiking in the Constantia Valley’s Green Belt

Routes
The Constantia Green Belts occupy a couple of areas throughout this leafy suburb. There are a number of trails where you can walk your dogs, and somewhere you can ride your horse (this is Constantia after all). 

De Hel Nature Area
Easy

We parked at the entry on Constantia Nek Road, look out for the small parking area on the left side of the road if you’re coming from Rhodes Drive. There’s another parking lot on Southern Cross Drive and the route is semi-circular so you can start at either entrance. There’s a clear path around the valley with smaller paths leading down to the streams that run through it. 
Duration: The circular route will take just under an hour, but spend some time following the paths and exploring.

Alphen Trail
Easy
Park on Alphen Drive off of Constantia Main Road and set off along the path next to the Diep River. There are a couple of bridge crossings where you can choose to walk on the other side. This isn’t a circular route and you can also start the walk on the other end and park on Le Sueur Avenue. Duration: About half an hour.

Brommersvlei Walk
Easy
Park on Rathfelder Avenue or BrommersvleiRoad, this tree-lined trail leads alongside the road before circling the Bel Ombre Meadow if you come from the Brommersvlei side.
Duration: This walk will take half an hour or so.

Diep River Trail
Easy
This route can link up to the Alphen Trail, the Brommersvlei Walk and the Klaasenbosch Trail. Park on Le Sueur Avenue or Southern Cross Drive. The route takes you along this green belt and you can then continue on along one of the other three routes or retrace your steps. 
Duration: This will take over half an hour.

Doordrift Walk
Easy
This starts in the same place as the Alphen Trail but the walk goes in the other direction, or you can park on Doordrift Road and do the route the other way round.  
Duration: About half an hour.

Grootboschkloof Trail
Easy
Park on Strawberry Lane, Spaanschemat River Road or Willow Road and follow the path along the river. This isn’t a circular route and you can link up to the Spaanschemat River Trail if you want a longer walk. 
Duration: Twenty-five minutes or so.

Klaasenbosch Trail
Easy
There are several parking areas along this trail with the top two being off Rhodes Drive near the Kirstenbosch top gate and at Cecelia Forest. The bottom two can be found at Le Sueur Avenue or Hohenort Avenue. The middle of the walk passes by the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (stop in for a gourmet bite).
Duration: Just under an hour.

Silverhurst Trail 
Easy
You can park across the road from Peddlar’s on the Bend on Spaaschemat River Road or at the other end of the trail on Constantia Nek Road. This is a popular horse-riding trail so if your dogs aren’t comfortable around them maybe choose a different walk. 
Duration: This will take about forty minutes.

Spaanschemat River Trail
Easy
This trail starts out from the same parking area as the Silverhurst Trail on Spaaschemat River Road but goes off in the other direction. You can also park on Strawberry Lane at two different locations. You can link up to the Grootboschkloof Trail at the far end from the Spaaschemat start. 
Duration: It’ll take about thirty-five minutes.

Source – Cape Town Magazine

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Free Online Valuation Offer

Valuator:  Our computer-assisted valuation is now only provided free of charge to property owners in the Southern Suburbs, Constantiaberg and False Bay areas of Cape Town.

The valuation will be sent to you by email.

Valuator is a service marketed by Homeimage (in association with Chas Everitt Cape Town South).  HomeImage provides real estate marketing services such as floor plans, professional property photography.

Your local Chas Everitt agent will be able to review the valuation at your request without any obligation or cost to you.  If you subsequently wish to have a local agent provide you with a more detailed valuation assessment after a viewing of your property, please let them know directly.

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REGISTERING SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS

CAPE TOWN DUE DATE FOR REGISTERING SOLAR POWER INSTALLATIONS

Owners of properties with solar power systems, and which properties are situated in the jurisdiction of the City of Cape Town Municipality, must register their installation with the City by 31 May. The initial deadline was set for the end of February 2019, but the City extended the grace period to Thursday this week.

In this Youtube video, the City explains why such regulation is necessary and also which exceptions apply, such as in the case of solar powered water geysers.

According to the City’s website, applicants can either register a grid-tied system or an off-grid SSEG.

For a complete guide to registering your systems, visit: Grid-tied systems application process or Off-grid systems application process

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