GPCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 214 3228

OKCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 217 1386

GP/OKCID assisted with 25 arrests in March 2015

There was an increase in the number of vagrants in both Green Point and Oranje-Kloof last month, with three incidences where vagrants had to be forcibly removed. There are several hot spots for criminal activity in our areas and regular joint operations with SAPS are conducted to address this each month.

There has also been an increase in the number of injured vagrants on the streets. If you witness violence, or see a person that has been injured, please call our operations managers on 071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811 – our operations managers. They will then get hold of the relevant ambulance service.

Unfortunately the number of car break ins continues to increase in both Green Point and Oranje-Kloof. Our GP/OKCID officers try to maintain a visible presence at all times, and urge everyone to remember to take absolutely all of their belongings out of their cars to avoid break ins.

There were four car accidents reported in our areas during March, which is less than previous months. Please remember to keep an eye out for pedestrians and stick to speed limits.

Here is a summary of incidences reported:

A vehicle was broken in to on 21 March on the corner of Jarvis and De Smit Streets and a bag was stolen out of the car. Our GPCID officers apprehended the suspect and he was taken to Central SAPS to be arrested by Constable Lind.

A Mini Cooper’s window was smashed on the corner of Kloof and Wilkinson Streets on 22 March,and a hand bag was stolen from the seat. The suspect was caught with the assistance of the CCID security. We managed to return the bag to the owner, and the suspect was arrested by Constable Mangena.

A car hijacking took place on 24 March on Highfield Road, where a lady was harassed by a suspect who then fled the scene in her car. Our GPCID reported the crime to SAPS and Constable Van Rensburg was on the scene to open a case with the assistance of an ER24 ambulance.

A suspect attempted to break into a car on Hout Street on 9 March. CCID witnessed the attempt and our GPCID officers were on the scene to apprehend the suspect. Constable Lottering and Booi arrested to suspect.

A scooter was stolen by two suspects on Waterkant Street on 28 March. Our GPCID officers chased the suspects and managed to catch one of them while the other drove off. SAPS Constable Mabharwana was called to the scene to arrest the suspect.

 

Hemelhuijs

Walking into this restaurant on Waterkant Avenue, one might think you’re stepping into a world where social media doesn’t exist; eating is a pastime and people lunch at leisure instead of working.

Hemelhuijs was conceived in October 2010 by Cape Town restaurateur and interior designer, Jacques Erasmus. The open plan restaurant doubles as a showroom for Jacques’ creative pieces, furniture, crockery and home ware. Almost all of the fixtures are for sale and adorned with fresh flowers, giving the restaurant a simple but sophisticated air and attesting to its motto, “Everyday Luxury.”

With a seasonal menu serving breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday, the food is made from locally sourced ingredients tailored to suit the weather. All season breakfast dishes range from poached eggs, artichoke, smoked trout or bacon with hollandaise sauce to French toast, pecorino, and bacon served with homemade prickly pear syrup.

Lunch is a long affair, offering three delicious courses from soup and broth, to wholesome salads and then main dishes that are as creative as they are colourful. Served on Jacques’ luxury black plates, the lunches feature coriander roasted lamb ribs with a homemade plum sauce; seared tuna tempura rolls with sweet soy, fresh ginger and coriander, or for the more adventurous, baked Scottish salmon with sesame, white chocolate butter and shaved daikon radish.

Being a small space, service is always easily available but not suffocating. If you’re not fortunate enough to have an afternoon to spend dining out, the list of refreshing beverages allow for a quick cup of freshly brewed coffee or a squeezed juice. Or go for a slice of cake – made every morning and displayed at the counter to tempt you.

Website

Opening hours:

Monday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 4pm
Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm
Sunday CLOSED

 

Tel: +27 21 418 2042

WOW! Ways of Wellness

Vibrant apple green walls and a vintage looking iron gate allure you into this unique wellness centre. WOW! Is situated on Park Road, just off Kloof Street, and has a similar atmosphere to that of an enchanted castle. As the gate opened I walked across their wooden floors on tiptoes, trying not to disturb the tranquillity of this space.

As the first 100% organic beauty salon in South Africa, Ways of Wellness is a perfect fit for the trendy Kloof Street area, as well as those busy on-the go locals. Between last minute work meetings, family obligations and that friend you haven’t seen in ages, adding another appointment to your already busy schedule often seems impossible. WOW offers the ultimate solution – walk through their doors for a quick beauty fix whenever you have a spare moment, without the hassle of booking an appointment. They guarantee they will be able to accommodate you as soon as they can.

WOW roomUpon entering the waiting room, a friendly beautician calmly directed me to a comfortable arm chair, where I sat and relaxed before my session.  A board on the wall describes the healthy benefits of the ingredients used in WOW products, all-natural, certified organic and chemical free. Astonished by the discovery of the multiple effects of Argan oil, pine resin and pomegranate, I couldn’t wait to try one of these treatments. While in the waiting room, I  noticed the two basins of clear water containing tiny fish ready for the next client’s pedicure. WOW has an added pull factor, being the only Fish Spa in town, this professional fish treatment is affordable and worth the experience, leaving your feet feeling healthy and soft.

In addition to body and facial treatments, they offer everything from waxes and massages to pedicures and manicures, using only natural, eco-friendly products. They use top quality products namely, Essie skincare products, African bushveld organics and Sante hair care products, all of which are 100% organic, promoting healthy skin and environmental sustainability.

WOW! Ways of Wellness is a one stop beauty haven, leaving customers feeling revitalized without having to worry about the after effects of the products on their skin or environment.

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Opening Times: Mon–Fri: 09h00 to 19h00 ; Sat: 09h00 to 18h00

Tel : 021 424 5503

E-mail : info@waysofwellness.co.za

Fat Cactus

By far the busiest spot on Park Road, it’s easy to be carried away by the festive vibes at The Fat Cactus Mexican restaurant. Peeking over the outdoor tables, gazing at refreshing margarita jugs and mouth-watering nachos plates all are convincing factors to choose this restaurant as the pick for the night.

Welcomed by a friendly hostess, I was invited to have a drink at the bar while my table was prepared. Without a second of hesitation I ordered a frozen lime margarita, and watching the drink being made by the bar tender was a colourful show in itself. The cheerful ambience is set with vibrant paintings hanging on cream and red walls, all framed by miniature flags hanging from the ceiling.

veg fahita and chipsSipping on my refreshing margarita, I went through the entire menu with the same enthusiasm as a kid opening Christmas presents. Serving a wide range of Mexican food, including my favourite, the baked cheese enchilada, and a wide choice of fajitas I knew this was going to be a delicious and rather spicy experience.

When our table was ready, we took a seat at the table in the corner on a brown old-school couch. The wooden table, the red lights and the laughs all made me feel as though I had landed on the other side of the world, in a traditional restaurant in Mexico City – I was waiting for a vaquero to enter through the doors. Ordering a second round of margaritas and an extra portion of fries, our scrumptious dinner arrived in a flash and still warm from the kitchen.

I enjoyed everything about my night at The Fat Cactus from the authentic environment, the kind staff to the great drinks and scrumptious food – plus an affordable bill. Definitely one to add to your list!

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Opening Times: everyday from noon to midnight

Bookings: 021 422 5022 / 0725019911

Email: gardens@fatcactus.co.za

Save with City’s accredited solar water heaters

The country’s power shortage will be with us for years to come, and electricity prices are rising steeply. Installing a solar water heater is the best way to reduce electricity consumption and help avoid outages. To save 25% or more on your electricity costs, contact one of the City of Cape Town’s Accredited Service Providers. A 5% discount and the existing Eskom rebate still apply until the end of April. To find out more about the Accredited Solar Water Heater programme and other ways to save at home, visit: www.SavingElectricity.org.za.

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