Time for Breakfast!

Time for Breakfast!

According to Sally Gracie, MD of the Cape Town South’s Chas Everitt real estate franchise one of the glorious things about Spring is breakfasts!  “Getting up a little earlier and taking some ‘me time’ with a friend or even alone, and enjoying a yummy breakfast at one of the many glorious restaurants in our area just reminds you of the many breathtaking spots we can enjoy on our doorstep,” said Sally.

Referring to this month’s The Inside Guide which features a very good selection of top breakfast spots Sally and Chas Everitt Cape Town South have offered to sponsor a breakfast for two to the value of R350-00 at the venue of your choice to one of our blog subscribers who joins us in September as part of the many #ReadyForSpring activities.
To enter the competition just enter your email address (see right column next to this article) and receive in your email our local posts and keep informed as to what is happening in your neighbourhood like this post! You can of unsubscribe at any time.

Sally’s personal favourite is included in the list.  It is the Chardonnay Deli (above) located at 87 Constantia Main Road, Constantia

Here’s a #ReadyForSpring idea! Why not start a Breakfast Club and take full advantage of what’s on offer and make some new friends! Add R10-00 a head and use the fun opportunity to raise some money for a worthy cause. Remember – no cell phones LOL!

Read More and view the 30 Best Breakfasts here

Featured image is The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort


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Plans to Upgrade Kalk Bay Harbour

Kalk Bay HarbourThirteen fishing harbours in the province are set for multimillion-rand facelifts over the next few years to develop the ports, create jobs and attract tourists to boost the local economy.

The harbours include Kalk Bay and Hout Bay where unemployment is a problem.

The cost of the first two phases of the project, to be carried out from this year to 2018, is estimated at R395 million and involves plans to redesign harbours to make them more productive and pedestrian-friendly.

Residents from fishing villages welcomed the upgrades, they said their communities needed urgent and long-overdue help.

The 13 harbours to be developed are at Hout Bay, St Helena Bay, Hermanus, Pepper Bay, Saldanha Bay, Gansbaai, Lambert’s Bay, Kalk Bay, Laaiplek Bay, Gordon’s Bay, Arniston, Struisbaai and Stilbaai.

The director-general of the Department of Public Works Mziwonke Dlabantu, said critical projects that would be carried out at the harbours included repairing and upgrading slipways, dredging harbour basins, removing sunken vessels and installing security measures.

Plans at specific harbours involve:

* Re-organising the main operation area in Kalk Bay harbour to make space for a dedicated facility for small-scale fishing operations. The plans include “ice production, cold storage and the processing facilities”. An additional berthing area would also be created, as well as improved vehicle access and pedestrian walkways that linked the harbour to the village.
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Take a Closer Look at Kalk Bay

Kalk BayCape Town is a melting pot of different cultures, unique areas and amazing people. To highlight this, Cape Town Tourism have gone and continued to go to the heart of different neighbourhoods in and around this amazing city to discover what the locals love, what hidden gems lie beneath the surface and to uncover the true nature of each area.

In this video, they invite you to take a closer look at the quirky seaside town of Kalk Bay.

Original Source: The Love Cape Town Neighbourhood Series

Bon Soir

kalk bayUp until now every Bon Soir show has been sold out but tonight 10 tickets are still available. Book quickly! They won’t be available for long.
A stimulating compilation of specialty acts to titillate your senses; UV illusions, optical contortions, strength adagio, comedy sketches and more.  Six multi-talented artists seamlessly boast one unbelievable performance after another.  Strung together with comedic antics and flawless vocals, this slick and sexy show, has enjoyed sell-out runs and rave reviews.  Featuring the famous Big Boys, Ash and Bradley Searle; the power couple that is Lucy and Alex Tops of Bar None fame; and the beautiful and sinuously acrobatic Nadine Theron and Ruby Burton of Another Day. Bon Soir parades some major eye candy and extraordinary skill.  This is a festive feast of a show for the whole family that is not to be missed.

Book here

8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

mistakesEvery day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not.

  • Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want.
  • Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as well as it allows criminals to steal your mail and gain personal information.
  • Open windows – windows are often the easiest entry point for burglars to access your home as doors can be sturdy and deadlocked.
  • Leaving valuables in sight – valuables should be left out sight so that burglars and stored away as expensive items signal that you have money and is a clear indicator to a burglar that your home is worth targeting.
  • No visible security – securing your home with burglar bars and visible security measures is a huge deterrent to burglars.
  • Not maintaining your yard – a messy yard is a signal to a burglar that you are an easy target as untrimmed trees and hedges make for potential hiding places.
  • Updating social media – avoid using social media to let strangers know your whereabouts as you never know who is following you online.
  • A lifeless home – leaving lights and the TV / Radio on a timer can signal to a burglar that someone is home.

Download eBook: 8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

Resource: Cammy

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10 Great Things to do in Kalk Bay

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  1. Swim in a Tidal Pool: It’s like swimming in the sea, just calmer and without the sharks. There are a few pools scattered around the bay. I suggest you try them all and then pick your favourite.
  2. Coffee and croissant at C’est la vie: This tiny bakery is tucked behind the Aardvark Gallery and makes the best croissants and coffee. Pure bliss can be so simple.
  3. Surf the Reef: If you know how to surf that is. Kalk Bay Reef is one of the steepest and most challenging waves in Cape Town. The Brass Bell and Excuse my French give a pretty good view of the surfers if you’re not feeling up for it.
  4. Lunch at Olympia Café: This local favourite has an unpretentious and rustic feel but is always packed. Why? Because the food is so good.
  5. Whale watching: Come spring time Kalk Bay is one of the best spots to watch the Southern right whale. You will see them breaching right in front of the harbour wall, so keep your camera ready.
  6. Kalk Bay caves: Walk up towards Echo Valley from Boyes Drive. After a steep ascent a path will branch off towards Boomslang Cave. Take head torches and remember your steps, it gets pretty dark. On the other side you will re-emerge into sunlight and look over Fish Hoek. Are you scared of bats?
  7. Fish and Chips at Lucky Fish: There are many good seafood places in Kalk Bay, but if you love classic fish and chips; this is it.
  8. Shopping: Take a stroll down main road and get lost among antique furniture, old books and records, clothing from around the world, art galleries and lots of things that are cute and funny.
  9. Ice Cream: There is now some competition, but the Ice Café opposite the train station is still the place to go. I had raspberry-rosewater with toasted almond the other day and I still dream about it.
  10. Beer at the Brass Bell: The Brass Bell is situated almost in the sea. Cold beer, live music, hearty food and splendid views make this an ideal place to end the day. Don’t forget to do a little dance when you walk past the street musicians on your way out.

State of the Nation – Win 2 tickets to this event!

state of the nationIf you are confused as to where we stand and where we are going; you cannot afford to miss the most eagerly anticipated morning session of the year.
Political expert, Justice Malala and economic scenario planner, Clem Sunter will divine the future for us, under the informed control of award winning radio journalist, Stephen Grootes.
The best way to “future-proof” your life and your business is by having access to superior information.
Our experts will help to get a better handle on the future of South Africa and its place in the world.
For more information click here or call Decision Makers 011 880 4808 or Book Now

To be entered to win two tickets to this event subscribe to this Kalk Bay and St James blog.

Draw will take place on the 15th October, at 12:00.

OK Kalk Bay… Let the Games Begin!

Rugby-World-CupThe Kalk Bay & St James blog and Chas Everitt bring you the key information for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including dates and kick-off times for every fixture in England!
The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.