September 5, 2017

The Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

It is not often that such a large nature reserve occurs amidst an area dense in residential suburbs. Zandvlei Estuary, which borders LakesideMarina da GamaMuizenberg and Steenberg is very much under threat from pollution, encroaching urbanisation and poaching as a result.

Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve protects the only functioning estuary, wetland, river system combination on the False Bay coast. It supports a series of indigenous fish, and young marine fish that use the estuary as a nursery where they can grow in safety. 

Here you’ll find 10 threatened plants that include the critically endangered Cape Flats conebush and gonnabos. 

The Zandvlei reserve protects 198 plant species in total, three of which are found only in the City of Cape Town. The Cape clawless otter, porcupine, Cape dune mole rat and water mongoose make Zandvlei their home, whilst over 149 species of bird that include the African fish eagle and great flamingo live on the estuary. At the same time as preserving, the estuary functions as a recreational area, particularly at Lakeside where windsurfers and picknickers regularly access the reserve to sit on its banks.

Fishing is strictly monitored. Anglers are encouraged instead to ‘catch, tag and release’ fish so that the local fish population is not further threatened. There are minimum catch sizes in place and bag limits, to protect the young fish that need the chance to breed.

There is a 1.5km circular walk along which picnic tables and two bird hides have been built.

Visitors can access the reserve from Lakeside train station and off Main Road. The Environmental Education Centre, on the northern side of the reserve, is accessed from Steenberg Station or Coniston Road off Military Road in Steenberg.

Finger Printing Project

August 23, 2017

Saturday 9th September – Outside PICK & PAY from 10 AM ……

A chance to to get your and your children to be taken and loaded into a database to be used for emergencies Operated by THE PINK LADIES- No cost to you.
Rather be safe than sorry.

A good chance to meet the LCW TEAM as well.
Please come visit us on the 9th Sept from 10am outside PnP Lakeside Centre.

Pink Ladies will also have a stand with us and you are welcome to come down to their stand and load yours and your children’s profile on their database, in case persons may go missing. This is really a good idea in case of emergency as Pink Ladies will already have all details to enable the Alert to go out much sooner. Remember when a person is missing time is precious!.

Come enjoy a Wors Roll (R25) with us, with the contributions of these going towards our Camera fund.
We hope to have some other surprise displays on the day, so children will really enjoy this!

Green Home Renovation

December 5, 2015

home-renovationA case study for those contemplating a ‘green’ home make over!

The trend for green homes is gathering momentum on South Africa. With green materials and technologies become more available and affordable, one man has decided to take the ‘green journey’ approach to a home renovation in Lakeside. LLoyd Macfarlene has attempted to lower the footprint and increase the performance of his family home.

LLoyd was familiar with green building practices and worked in the broader sector of sustainability for almost 10 years. He decided to put his knowledge and patience to the test by embarking in a self-build green renovation of a 1960’s house that was in need of renovation but perfectly positioned in Lakeside Mountain Range.

After the home was purchased, the family moved in for a few months before the renovation began so that they could design through a living experience.

Read more…

Property post brought to you by Chas Everitt – Lakeside
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Lakeside Living

November 25, 2015

Aerial View of Lakeside

Lakeside is situated between the suburbs of West Lake and Muizenberg with fantastic mountain views of the Hottentots Holland mountains with the Steenberg Stone Mountain the backdrop and the Zandvlei wetlands in the front.

Lakeside is a highly sought after area which caters to both the upper, lower and middle level income earners. It’s an area that people don’t seem to move from, raising their families and only selling once the children leave the house. It’s an area where everyone lives together peacefully with lots of parks for the children and dogs within the neighbourhoods. Lakeside as an area offers excellent value for money with houses set in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood that is in close proximity to everything.
This area is also popular to running, cycling and golf at the Westlake and Steenberg Golf Courses. It is abundant with restaurants, coffee shops, strip malls as well as service stations and medical doctors.
Lakeside properties have close proximity to schools such as Reddam House, Wynberg Boys/Girls, Zwaanswyk, Begvliet High, Constantia Waldorf and the American School.
The area of Lakeside offers excellent value for money in terms of residential property and is the perfect area to raise your children in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Make a Difference this MOVEmber

November 2, 2015

ChasEverittMovember is all about raising awareness about men’s health!

As an individual agent Winnie Sass is offering a R2500 donation towards The Movember Foundation on all her listings taken in the month of November no matter when the property is sold.  
Chas Everitt is prepared to support Winnie in this fund raiser and has agreed to contribute equally to her donation, so together make a donation of R5000 towards this worthy cause for every ‘Movember’ listing!
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising R5.7 billion and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Winnie Sass will make the donation in your name, no matter when she sells your property.

Read more here:
Contact Chas Everitt agent Winnie Sass on 083 274 6614 or email to make a difference today!

Dual Living Property in Demand

October 20, 2015

IMG_7143c(1)Dual living properties are shinning through as one of the leading choices for property investment in Lakeside, Cape Town. Families are looking for houses that offer dual occupancy for extended family, older children that want a bit of freedom or to let out a separate entrance for extra income.

With the cost of living at an all time high, housing prices for entry into the property market are very high. Incomes are still not matching up and as a great way to solve this problem families are look for ways to save money on housing costs.

Situated above the main road ‘in the heart of Lakeside’ this three bedroom home offers dual living accommodation. Read more about this sold Lakeside property.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Winnie Sass on 021 712 5029 or 083 274 6614 for further queries.

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

October 5, 2015

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 Lakeside Property blog.

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

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