The Hout Bay Yacht club is having a “Beeg Beeg Mechigan Fiesta” on the 30th of June from 7pm til whenever. The party at the Hout Bay Yacht club is a Mexicano style dress up party so go with the theme and maybe you win a prize for the best dressed Senor and Senorita.
R100 gets you in and the entry price includes a jello shot and a nice Chilli Concarne and Nachos.
The party’s aim is to raise funds to buy a new boat for the Youth Sailing Development training programme
The Beeg Beeg Mechican Partee is all in aid of raising funds to buy a boat for the Youth Sailing Development Training Programme.
Contact the Hout Bay Yacht Club on 021 790 3110 or via email to book your seat now!
Grootkop walk is a hiking trail on Table Mountain to get to Grootkop walk you have to pass Pipetrack walk heading from Camps Bay, past Pipetrack walk you will find Grootkop walk right next to the Twelve apostles part of Table Mountain.
Recent protests have cost the city of Cape Town more than R2 million in damages.
The traffic signals alone cost R20 000 to repair on New Eisleben and Sheffield Roads.
In a statement the City of Cape Town said that
The City of Cape Town respects all residents’ right to protest and air their grievances, but the senseless destruction of City property is unacceptable.
The City of Cape Town also claims that these protests also impact service delivery because the funds now have to be spent on repairs.
“We are appealing to protestors to take responsibility for their actions and to conduct their protests peacefully. The senseless destruction of City infrastructure serves no purpose and finds us taking steps backwards instead of forward,” said the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron.
“It is the democratic right of every citizen to protest. However, it is not their right to wilfully vandalise and completely destroy City property and the City will pursue criminal charges against those who damage infrastructure.
These protests are largely claimed to be a plea for improved services. The vandalism of road and traffic infrastructure has the perverse consequence of destroying the infrastructure and services already provided and thus undermining the improvements the protestors claim to need. Unfortunately the impact of this damage means we must ask residents, across the city, to be patient as we try to restore signalised traffic intersections as quickly as possible,” said Cllr Herron.
Catch the great City Bowl Fashion Market on 14 Hope Street, Cape Town on the 30th of June.
This is becoming the new place in town to do your fashion shopping. If you love fashion, vintage, accessories, jewelry, woodwork, decor etc don’t miss out this event. 30+ designers are all gathered at 14 Hope Street for an amazing event. We promise you won’t be disappointed!!
You can bet that a lot of South Africans dont even know about this island, neither do most locals. That is probably because Duiker island is 77×95 meters in size. The small island is very popular among photographers and tourists. The island is also renowned for its wild life, the same reason photographers love the place.
As a child you might remember that old scruffy bus that took people up to Cape Point lighthouse. That was a scary experience although one worth having. Now days, or actually since 1996 there is a funicular known as the Cape Point Funicular. It is the only one in Africa of its type.
The line that replaced the old flying Dutchman bus is officially called the Flying Dutchman Funicular after the famous ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman.
There are two cars that run on electricity, it takes about 3 minutes to get to the top and the cars can carry 40 passengers each make it 450 people per car per hour.
The SS Thomas T Tucker was an American Liberty Ship that was heading to join the WWII. The ship’s mission was actually to restock supplies and to take more troops to where they needed to be.
Unfortunately their compass decided to point where ever and the ship crashed on that dark ngiht of 27 November 1942.
Good for us though because today in the vicinity of the wreck there is a the Thomas T Tucker shipwreck walkway where you probably can still see some of old Tucker.
The ship met his end in almost exactly the same manner the of the SS Lusitian. In fact these two stories seem to be the exact same story because they both had 774 people on board and both ships got wrecked on a rock in deep fog on the same place.
Strangely enough doing research will show that these are two different ships that sank the same night.
Thanks to this ship we now have the Cape Point Lighthouse. During a rough night on the 18th of April 1911 the Portugese twin-screw liner weighing a whopping 5557 tons was caught up in a fog heading from the then Lourenco Marques, yes the place now known as Maputo. The ship had 203 passengers and 457 labourers making it roughly about 774 passengers on the entire ship. At around 12 o’clock or 24h the ship while trying to get out of the fog hit Bellows Rock just off Cape Point.
The ship was wrecked and all 774 people had to get off, 8 of those died when a life boat capsized. Two days later on 20 April the ship sunk entirely
South Africa’s most beautiful city and the spawn point of tourists can expect to pay 11% more for electricity from the 1st of July.
Of course Khayelitsha is not included in the price hike because it works with a complicated system that the more you use, the more you pay.
The increase in price however depends whether one falls under domestic tariff profile or under the lifeline tariff profile according to the City of Cape Town.
The Cape Town Stadium in Green Point is a like a dead lepper, no one can use it because it costs to much to rent for a day, the taxpayers dont want clubs and restaurants there because of noise and now some activist wants to demolish the Cape Town Stadium.
In case you wondering that is the stadium that cost Cape Town R4.5000 000 000 to build. What a waste of money.
FIFA is long gone with their cash and cameras and now Cape Town is stuck with this gigantic eye sore of a useless stadium.