GPCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 214 3228

OKCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 217 1386

GP/OKCID security report – August 2019

August was a stellar month for our recently appointed law enforcement officers(LEOs) – Amanda George, Lindiwe Magugu and Chuma Mpengesi – who were responsible for arresting the ATM fraudster who scammed two female tourists at an ATM on the corner of Kloof Street and Buitensingel Street on Women’s Day, 9 August 2019.

Following the notification of the theft, the three officers spotted the suspect running down Victoria Road. After a lengthy foot chase by the team, Officer George reached the suspect first and managed to single headedly arrest the criminal in the Cape Town Company’s Garden.

One week later, the same team arrested a criminal stealing City of Cape Town cables in Green Point.

We are incredibly proud of these officers as well as the whole GP/OKCID team that continues to deliver a premium security service in our areas.

This past month alone our law enforcement officers completed the following:

  • Addressed 20 complaints
  • Issued 37 written traffic violation notices
  • Issued 12 compliance notices
  • Led 20 clean-up operations including a clean-up of Napier Street and the Molteno Reservoir.

We encourage all residents, business owners and visitors in Green Point and Oranje-Kloof to keep our 24-hour patrol vehicle numbers on hand for assistance:

GP CID PATROL VEHICLE | 082 214 3228

OK CID PATROL VEHICLE | 082 217 1386

Below is a snapshot of this past month’s security report:

Must-visit spots for First Thursdays

The concept of First Thursday is a simple one: it is a public event that spans across cities with the intention of encouraging more people to enjoy Cape Town’s art and culture scene. Art galleries and cultural events around Cape Town stay open until late on the first Thursday of every month.

The city is just waiting to be explored, but where to begin? Here is our pick of four must do’s when the next First Thursdays rolls around.

 

Da Vincis on Kloof

Ok, so this is technically not an official partaker of the culture mania, but who can go exploring on an empty stomach?

Da Vincis has a menu full of everyone’s favourites: pizza, pasta, burgers, milkshakes – the list goes on. The waiters are friendly and quick on their feet, so waiting is never a worry. Visit them in Kloof Street to get fuelled for a night of First Thursday fun. PS – half price happy hour is from 16h30 – 18h30 and includes starters as well as selected drinks.

 

On Orange Hotel

If you aren’t a night owl, but have friends that pester you to get out more, movie nights at 15 on Orange hotel are a great choice. There is no pressure to get too crazy; you get to enjoy a good film with delicious popcorn, and feel slightly more artsy than if you had visited a commercial cinema.

Officially titled The Autograph Collection, Art of Gin First Thursday Movie Nights offers you an opulent, elegantly furnished lounge-style cinema and the experience to go with it. Give it a try! Running until 3 October 2019.

 

Kloof Street House


Normally the place to be for live jazz on a Sunday, the opulent interior of Kloof Street House lights up on First Thursdays. Grab a glass of vino and take a gander around the beautiful décor as you make your way down Kloof Street to the centre of activities.

The music is guaranteed to be loud, but the company will be louder – you are sure to run into a few theatrical types on First Thursdays. Strike up a conversation and let your creative juices flow as you sip whiskey with Cape Town’s creatives.

 

Youngblood Africa

Welcome to the most diverse chamber of the arts in Cape Town. Youngblood serves as a gallery that hosts dance performances, physical theatre, swing dance classes, book launches and musical performances.

Any of these can be expected at First Thursdays. Our best advice would be to just show up, stay open to whatever experience may come your way, and remember to always pack your dancing shoes!

And as always, your safety is top of mind for our safety officers, who are always on hand if you need them. Please save our 24-hour patrol vehicle number: 082 217 1386. Also remember to walk in groups, and keep valuables out of sight.

Summer in Green Point: where to go for a drink and a dip in the pool

Warmer, longer days in the city mean sun, fun, and cocktails for days. With Cape Town’s water levels finally stabilising, we’re in for one hell of a thirst-quenching summer. Green Point has a lot to choose from – if you haven’t discovered your favourite one yet, we have a list of great spots to choose from right in your area.

 

Batstone Pools

Situated in the vibrant suburb De Waterkant, this exclusive rooftop pool is the perfect spot to revitalise and relax your mind and body. With views of Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Devil’s Peak, you can soak in the beautiful city surrounds. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the last rays of sun with a drink in hand from their bar, or to get your creative juices flowing in a comfortable and luxurious lounger, with Batstone’s delicious coffee on tap.

 

The Cape Royale

This gorgeous, sophisticated five-star hotel is situated close to the bustling V&A Waterfront and De Waterkant: an ideal location for summer activities. With a rooftop pool deck, you can sip on your Aperol spritz whilst soaking in the 360 degree view of Cape Town’s iconic sights – but note that it’s reserved for hotel guests only. Looking after your summer body is effortless at The Cape Royale, with spacious suits surrounded by Juliet balconies, a fully equipped cardiovascular gym, and a spa.

 

The Vue Sky Bar Lounge

 

With a chic and contemporary setting, this is the ideal place to chill amidst 360-degree views of the City Bowl. However, the vistas extend beyond the bustling CBD to include Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, and the crystal colours of the Atlantic Ocean. The Vue is a spectacular venue for cocktails and sundowners or for delicious meals and tapas.

 

The Deck Rooftop

 

This rooftop bar is a favourite for scorching summer days when nothing will do but a drink and dip in the pool. An oasis in the middle of the city with a full mountain view, The Deck is perfect for a cocktail, sunbathe, and swim with a sophisticated global and local crowd.

 

We’re spoilt to have so many choices right on our doorstep – and proud to call Green Point home. If you ever would like one of our security team to walk you to your car, or feel unsafe for any reason, call us on 082 214 3228and we’ll be happy to assist.

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