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Tuesday’s the day for ‘Tea in the Park’

With sunny blue skies, cloudless days and increasing temperatures, summer is nearly upon us. It’s time to make the most of the longer days of sunshine and enjoy the green spaces of our city. The best way to enjoy one of our local parks is by enjoying tea in the park’s café!

It’s all about location

Situated in the evergreen Green Point biodiversity garden, Tea in the Park has the perfect location for a relaxing atmosphere. With the fresh smell of the ocean and captivating views of Table Mountain and Lions Head, their slogan rings true – ‘Truly a place where time stops’ right in the middle of our Mother City. They have been in this spot since September 2016, and are open seven days a week, from 09h00 to 17h00.

The Tuesday special

Every Tuesday, they serve complimentary tea with any meal or cake order. They also have a signature dish on offer each day, which always offers a delicious lunch. Those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either, as the home baked carrot cake looks divine and the cheesecake a seriously indulgent treat!

Security is key

Tea in the Park is one of many businesses to benefit from the efforts of Green Point CID staff to improve the area. Thanks to the clean and safe environment of the cafe, parents can relax with a cup of tea, or catch up with friends over a light meal, with confidence that their children can run around safely enjoying themselves on the grass in front of the café. Green Point CID staff also patrol this area, offering a reassuring presence, assistance if required and usually a friendly wave!

Tea in the Park Manager, Felicity, described our team members as: “Always greeting with a smile. They go out of their way to help where they can, they’ve even assisted one of our staff members changing her flat tire once.”

Tea in the Park, part of the Reliance Compost Group, invites all Capetonians to stop by and enjoy not only tea, but a wide range of hot and cold drinks, sweet treats, wraps and sandwiches in their lovingly maintained garden. Green Point Park is truly a little piece of paradise in the middle of the Mother City.

GP/OKCID security report – October 2017

There were 22 successful arrests made in October, and a total of 50 criminal and municipal incidents reported in the GP/OKCID area. So a big thank you to our team, who is hard at work – 24/7 – to make the city cleaner and safer.

The criminal activity with the highest frequency is still theft out of motor vehicles, with 12 incidents reported last month. We know we say this all the time, but please please don’t leave valuables in your car. Also remember to park in a well-lit, visible area when possible, and double check that your car is locked before leaving the area.

The second most commonly reported incident is motor vehicle accidents, with 11 reports last month. Keep these three things in mind whenever you are behind the wheel:

  • Don’t use your phone whilst driving.
  • Keep your headlights on.
  • Keep a safe following distance at all times.

There were five arrests made for possession of possible stolen goods. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times, be careful when walking in the streets, and try to walk in groups when possible.

If you care about your community and would like to be part of our continued efforts to improve the area, why not become a board member? You can make a real impact and always be abreast of what’s happening nearby. All we need from you is attendance at four board meetings a year. Find out more information here.


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082 217 1386

City preparing for its emergency water programme

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will shut down the Tygerberg Molteno bulk water pipeline which feeds water into Cape Town central area today 10 November from 22:00 for 12 hours.

The affected areas include:

  • Cape Town CBD
  • Cape Town Harbour (Transnet)
  • Lower Woodstock
  • Maitland
  • Paarden Eiland

The shutdown will take place because we need to assess the condition of the pipeline as we prepare for the Cape Town Harbour emergency desalination plant.

We ask all affected water users to keep up to 10 litres of drinking water for essential usage per day during this time. Please ensure that all taps are closed when not in use to prevent damage/flooding when the supply is restored.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but this is a necessary step in our efforts to beat this drought – with your help.

We thank you for your support, Team Cape Town. Click here to find out more.

Fat Cactus just got fatter!

Fat Cactus is a Gardens institution, and it just got fatter! Following a recent expansion project this October, this beloved Tex-Mex and tequila joint is now bigger and better than ever. The additional space has been beautifully integrated, and we’re already struggling to remember their previous size… although our poor memory might be linked to their famous frozen margaritas! Have you ever managed to resist?

This bustling spot really contributes to the vibe in Gardens, and is always lively – particularly over the weekend or on sunny evenings. As well as their huge range of tequilas, Fat Cactus also has cups of local spirit – the acquisitio

Earlier in the month, the popular outside space of Fat Cactus stretched out, and now the interior has also dramatically increased in size. Their space has grown by roughly 25%, meaning the busy weekends will be a little less crowded, though no less vibey! The original bar has gone, and been replaced with a superior, larger version in the new portion of the space. The frozen margaritas remain though, fear not.

Celeste, the owner, said they are grateful to operate in the GPOKCID. They frequently use the GPOKCID security phone line to report incidents or suspicions, and value the service provided. She described the GPOKCID team as “great, especially at night.”

Celeste was also enthusiastic about the patrols, stating that “At weekends it’s really helpful, to stop people hanging about outside the front at night. It’s great to have that security presence when there are people drinking, especially.”

With fantastic drinks deals and a wide menu, Fat Cactus is an obvious choice for a night out with friends. However, with their larger space it’s also a welcome addition to the list of options for a quieter lunch over work or with family. Their menu spans nachos, fajitas, burgers, and quesadillas to name a few.

Drinks deals include buckets of beer (where the sixth bottle is free), and discounts on all of their alcoholic drinks. To match their large space, Fat Cactus also has possibly the longest happy hour in the GPOKCID – spanning 12h00 – 18h00!

They’ve also just launched their festive menu, and are utilising their larger space to take group bookings throughout the holiday period. Book now to avoid disappointment!


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