Kite Festival – 2021 Dates Keenly Awaited!

Kite Festival – 2021 Dates Keenly Awaited!

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL

Update:

The 2021 Cape Town Kite Festival will take place in October 2021. It will once again not be a traditionally physical festival; we will have a hybrid festival, partially online and physically through pop-up flies and community engagement flies.  This has been confirmed by Corné Mouton the Events Organiser.

To stay updated please follow the Kite Festival Facebook page (see link below) or this post!

Africa’s biggest kite festival and attracts over 20,000 visitors, including some of the biggest names in kiting in South Africa and the world who fly in to show off their magnificent kite creations.

With kite-making, kite-flying, food stalls, kiddies’ rides, a full programme of entertainment and an eclectic craft market, this is family entertainment at its best.

The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row), from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. There is an entry fee payable on the day – proceeds go to Cape Mental Health, a not-for profit organization.

As soon as dates are confirmed we will share them here!  If you have any news on this event to share please contact us.

Please also refer to the Kite Festival Facebook Page

Need an increased quota for your household drinking water consumption

Need an increased quota for your household drinking water consumption

To apply for special exemption from the water restrictions on conditions laid out in the water restrictions guidelines, please follow the process below:

* Exceptions are only made in special circumstances.
* Individual applications are evaluated on the merits of the case and require supporting documentation.
* Exemptions are applicable to businesses where water use is a core function of the business.

Step 1: Download and complete the Special Exemption from Water Restrictions Application Form in the document downloads section at the bottom of the page. You will need to provide a detailed motivation and supporting evidence along with your exemption application.

This link will give you the pdf form

Attach the following along with your application:

  • a certified copy of the applicant’s ID; and
  • evidence and/or documentation in support of the exemption application.

Step 2: Hand in your completed exemption application at any of the City’s Walk-in Centres or email it to water.restrictions@capetown.gov.za. Only special exemption applications must be emailed to this address.

Step 3: The City will review your application and supporting documents. Thereafter a City water inspector will conduct an inspection of your site.

Residents who have valid reasons for higher water consumption than the quota stipulated in the water restrictions (i.e. above 87 litres per person per day) need to submit a completed Application to Increase Current Quota of Water Supplied Affidavit Form to water@capetown.gov.za.This application form is for an increase in monthly household consumption only.

If you require exemption from other water restrictions, please apply using the Special Exemption from Water Restrictions Application Form and follow the process outlined on Council website 

The Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

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.

Easter Colouring Competition


DOWNLOAD and then print (A4 size pdf) the colouring entry form (see link below)
(or collect one from the Bergvliet or Tokai Chas Everitt office) 

Hand in your completed entry in either at our Chas Everitt office in Meadowridge Park ‘n Shop Centre or on Tokai Road, or you scan and email to winnie.sass@everitt.co.za

We will display the entries at the offices over the Easter Weekend in our shop window.

Multiple winners will be notified  (we will group by age and office).
The prizes will be a number of Easter Hampers of various goodies.

Easter Chas Bear  This link will take you to pdf download  🙂

Make a Difference this MOVEmber

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:  https://za.movember.com
Contact Chas Everitt agent Winnie Sass on 083 274 6614 or email winnie.sass@everitt.co.za to make a difference today!
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15 of the Very Best Braai Side Dishes

The Lakeside blog and Chas Everitt wish all our Lakeside residents a very happy Heritage Day.
Heritage Day
We have rounded up 15 of our favourite braai side dishes for you this Heritage Day! Enjoy!

1. Creamiest potato au gratin

2. Grilled sweetcorn

3. Creamy mushroom potato bake

4. Buttery, cheesy garlic bread

5. Creamy potato bake with caramelised onion

6. Butternut and onion gratin

7. Mielie bake

8. Biltong, feta and mushroom pap tert

9. Cauliflower with bacon and onion sauce

10. Baked bacon and spinach stuffed blooming onions

11. Bacon-wrapped mushroom

12. Potato salad with a twist

13. Creamy bacon potato salad

14. Braaied potato halves

15. Caramelised onion, potato and feta bake

Lekker braai” * Sourced from Food24

OK Lakeside… Let the Games Begin!

Rugby-World-CupThe Lakeside 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.

A Special Valentines Day at Sostanza

Sostanza Bakery and Coffee Shop was2833 born in 2006 in the Old Bakery Building in Lakeside. The locals excitedly came and informed us of days gone by, when one could smell the fresh bread being baked in the early morning.

Although there have been two owners since it started, Sostanza has always lived up to its name. So what does the name mean – direct translation means nourishing, substantial, and abundant. In Italy, food is a celebration of life.

IMG_0504 (1)A beautiful experience of food, of family, friends and warm companionship, laughter and fun. Winnie Sass from Chas Everitt Tokai has been one of our valued regular customers for many years. We have enjoyed many chats with her, ranging from houses for sale to motor bikes and rallies. This year Winnie made our Valentines day so special by sponsoring 50 red and white helium balloons, with her card attached, for our customers to take. What a wonderful atmosphere was added to our décor. Thank you so much Winnie. We are trusting for a double blessing of sales for each balloon.

Lovingly the Management and Staff of Sostanza.

City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding

City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding

The City of Cape Town is currently experiencing Stage 1 Load Shedding.

Precautions to avoid damage to appliances:

  • load-shedingHave backup batteries for fences and gates to ensure electric fencing and gates still work during a blackout. It is imperative that backup batteries are installed and maintained;
  • Install surge protectors which help to stop the massive sudden flow of energy into household appliances and electronics;
  • Unplug appliances: In the event that the power goes out, it is a good idea to unplug any appliance or electronic device that may be vulnerable to the power surges when the electricity comes back on.

To view load shedding map at any time save the following like to your bookmarks: Lakeside Property