GPCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 214 3228

OKCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 217 1386

Finding a balance: get that beauty treatment you’ve always wanted.

Striking the balance between what you need to get done and time for yourself can be a difficult task, but don’t let pampering yourself fall off your to-do list!

Being situated in the CBD has its perks, and one of them is the proximity to an array of spas to choose from. Take the time to get the treatment you’ve always wanted to during your lunch break from  the office, or between tourist attractions if you’re in Cape Town on holiday. Here are our top picks of heavenly places to indulge in revitalising therapy on Kloof Street in Gardens:

Elements on Kloof

This local favourite has been providing luxuries treatments for 15 years and prides itself on ‘embracing all aspects of well-being’. They have a great selection of treatments and products you can choose from to make sure every part of your body is taken care of, from a relaxing massage to a refreshing facial.

Elements on Kloof is open 7 days a week from 8.30 am to 7pm and has a parking bay reserved for clients which is an added bonus.

Find them on the 2ndfloor at 39 Kloof Street

Contact: 021 426 2459

Yemaya

This spa is named after the African Goddess of the Ocean, and has a lovely calming atmosphere. Take your pick from a selection of treatments – giving you the opportunity to go for an old favourite or try something new. If you’re looking for a different way of beautifying – Yemaya is the perfect place.

They’re open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm to ensuring you get the time to pamper yourself – and you can book via WhatsApp which is another great timesaver: 079 059 5616

Find them at  50 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 422 0006

Sorbet Nails on Kloof

If you’re looking to get the perfect manicure or pedicure, you can’t beat Sorbet Nails on Kloof. They have more colours than you can count – so whether you’re looking for something subtle or unique, it won’t disappoint.

They’re also open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm and can be found at 50 Kloof Street, Lifestyle On Kloof, Ground Floor, Shop G 08 B

Contact: 021 422 0009

Eye Candy Brows

This boutique salon specializes in threading and creating the perfect ‘brow’. You can get anything from lip threading, to shaping cleaning up any area from the neck-up.

They’re open weekdays from 10am to 6pm and you can find them at 99C Kloof Street

Contact: 021 422 0046

Post a comment and let us know what other local spas we should add to this list.

Green Point restaurants: experience the world

With its chequered history and variety of cultures, Cape Town is known for welcoming the exotic. Green Point is a perfect example of this, with restaurants, walkways, and cultural experiences that give you a taste of life in Europe and beyond. These are our favourite eateries for a quick journey to Portugal, Italy and New York.

A taste of Italy at Il Leone

 

Boasting a walk-in wine cellar, private dining room and bar, Il Leone offers a sophisticated atmosphere with delicious, high quality meals. They focus on celebrating tradition, culture and innovation, and you can feel this within the restaurant’s perfectly lit walls, consistently filled with people and pulsating with energy and conversation.

If you’re looking for authentic Italian food, and healthy portion sizes at a favourable value-to-price ratio, find them at:

Address: 22 Cobern Street, Corner of Cobern and Prestwich Streets, Green Point, Cape Town.

Website:http://www.mastrantonio.com/il-leone-mastrantonio/

Contact:021 418 1462 or greenpoint@donarmando.co.za


A South African/ New York fusion at Piano Bar

A trendy New York-inspired music revue bar and eatery with a strong South African flavour, Piano Bar is the perfect place to relax over cocktails, tapas, live local music, and picturesque views. With a wraparound terrace, you have De Waterkant village, the bay, and the mountains at your fingertips. They offer an innovative menu filled with delicious snack platters, complemented by local live music at its best in the evenings.

The best part are their specials, because everyone loves a sweet deal. They have Happy Hour daily from 16h00 to 18h00, Monday night’s Date Night Special, Thursday evening’s half price on Classic Cocktails from 19h30 to 22h30, and Sunday’s bottomless PONGRACZ from 12h00 to 15h00. For more information on these specials, find them at:

Address: 47 Napier St, De Waterkant, Cape Town.

Website: https://thepianobar.co.za/

Contact: +27 79 028 4628 or music@thepianobar.co.za


Peruse Portugal at Pigalle

Often described as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, Pigalle offers their guests entertainment from their dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for their fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, their menu offers classic dishes with a Portuguese flare.

They offer a seafood platter for two special, as well as a set menu of two or three courses. For more information about their specials, find them at:

Address: 51A Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town

Website: http://pigallerestaurants.co.za/capetown/specials/

Contact: +27214214848 or capetown@pigallerestaurants.co.za

If you’ve tasted enough of Europe for a day, and feel like a quintessential Capetonian experience, take a leisurely stroll along the Green Point Fanwalk.

Take in Cape Town’s iconic views and fresh air on this designated, tree-lined, safe walkway that connects the city’s central station to a series of historical streets, from Adderly to Buitengracht, as well as running through the architecturally rich district of De Waterkant.

When you walk past the historical site, you reach the reflective space at St. Andrews Square, containing a burial of the bones of slaves that were unearthed in Prestwich Street. You’ll see a grave and beautiful memorial garden, which preside in commemoration of this event. It’s also our GPCID HQ, so look out for our team and say hello.

GPOKCID security report – September 2019

Much like the weather in Cape Town this past month, September was a turbulent few weeks within the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof areas.

We’ll start with the good news. A great arrest was made last week in Green Point, after a cell phone was robbed off somebody at Cubaña in Somerset Road. The suspect ran through St. Andrews Square and was caught by one of our security officers. The cell phone was handed back to the rightful owner, and the suspect was arrested.

Onto the bad news. There were two incidents of car break ins this past month, and two cases of armed robbery.

Although it’s disheartening for all of us to hear about and experience the increased crime, there are basic precautions we can take to keep ourselves safe. This is especially important if you’re visiting Cape Town for the first time. First and foremost, please be aware of your surroundings: do not have your cameras, cell phones, or other valuables out in the open if you can avoid it, and don’t leave them on a seat in your vehicle. If you leave items on show, expect them to go! Lastly, please don’t be caught out by false security guards pretending to ask for money in town – they’re fraudsters.

Keep our 24 patrol vehicle numbers on hand for assistance:

GP CID PATROL VEHICLE

082 214 3228

OK CID PATROL VEHICLE

082 217 1386

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If you have information about any suspicious behaviour or witness a crime please report it to us immediately. Please provide as much detail as possible.