GPCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 214 3228

OKCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 217 1386

GP/OKCID security report – December 2019

 

There was an overall increase in crime across all categories in December; however, with festive season reaching its peak, this was expected.  Alongside these incidents, we were involved in planned operations with the SAPS as well as coordinated emergency and medical assistance to those in need.

In December alone, our law enforcement officers (LEOs) issued 680 fines to the value of R888 000 and made a total of 25 arrests; an increase of 56,3% compared to November. We want to thank our LEOs for their hard work over this extremely taxing period, specifically for achieving a total of 6 arrests relating to armed robbery.

On Tuesday 24th December, we received a call from number 38 Kensington Place Guest House about a male suspect stealing a cell phone (worth over R7 000) and a wallet. Our LEOs caught him at a 7/11 on Kloof Street and took him to the guest house to witness the footage that was made showing his actions. We called a SAPS sergeant and the suspect was arrested. Well done to the SAPS, and our LEOs for a great arrest and the returned goods!

Although the chaos of December is over, Cape Town is still in its peak season, and we urge you to be aware of your surroundings and not carry valuables in full visibility. Never leave anything on your seat or cubby hole in your vehicle (go so far as to leave your cubby hole open to show that there’s nothing inside).

Remember to keep our 24 patrol vehicle numbers on hand for assistance:

GP CID PATROL VEHICLE

082 214 3228

OK CID PATROL VEHICLE

082 217 1386

 

Our top 4 picks for happy hours specials in Oranje-Kloof

 

The festive season had most of us spending a little more than we should’ve, leaving us strapped for cash but still wanting to enjoy Cape Town in all its summer glory. For those working and living in the Oranje-Kloof area: here are our top 4 spots for an after-work sundowner with your colleagues or friends, at a decent price.

Tiger’s Milk Kloof Street Clubhouse

When it comes to good food, this gem makes sure to provide you with a variety to choose from. At Tiger’s Milk you can find some of the best burgers in town (if you’re vegan, there’s something on the menu for you too). Apart from their mouth-watering dishes, you can pop in for happy hour between 4 – 6pm every day and choose from Tiger’s Milk pints to other selected beverages.

Where you can find them: 55 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 286 2209

Jerry’s Burger Bar Kloof

A spot well-known for their delicious meals and refreshing drinks – it’s the ideal place to have a relaxing after-work sundowner with friends. Pop in to Jerry’s Monday to Friday, between 4 – 6pm, for their happy hour deals. They have a selection of half-priced cocktails and selected beers.

Where you can find them:  5 Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact:  021 422 4415

The Fat Cactus Gardens

Fat Cactus is the place to be for flavourful Mexican food and a frozen margarita to cool down the palette. If you’re looking to get a taste of ‘real’ tequila, make sure you pop in at the Fat Cactus between 12 – 6 pm, Monday to Friday, where you can enjoy affordable drinks in a truly gorgeous setting.

Where to find them: 5 Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town,

Contact: 021 422 5022

Yours Truly

Last on the list, but certainly not least: Yours Truly on Kloof. It’s been around for years and is the place-to-be for a fun time with good friends and even better drinks. Don’t miss out on their happy hour specials between 5 – 6 pm, Monday to Friday, where you can get selected drinks at a price that won’t empty your pockets.

Address: 73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 426 2587

Kloof Street – one of Cape Town’s trendiest spots – has so much to offer. Chris Boje, the  owner of Van Hunks in Kloof Street, shares: “The Oranje-Kloof area is, literally and figuratively, paving the way forward. Apart from the safety factor, the GP/OKCID has really focused on beautifying the area – I believe they both feed off one another.”

 

Remember that we’re a call away if you feel at all unsafe in the area; your safety is our top priority. Keep our contact details on you at all times:

OK CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)

082 217 1386

OK CID OPERATIONAL MANAGERS

071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811

Kick start your year with Green Point’s top happy hour spots

 

December tends to leave us with more month at the end of our money, but thanks to the wide array of happy hour specials around the Green Point area, there’s no need to find yourself cooped up at home for the next few months. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best happy hour specials in the area where you can unwind with your coworkers after a long day or reconnect with friends during the week.

Despite Green Point being a safe suburb, and our constant efforts to keep it this way, please make sure you’re aware of your surroundings, don’t carry valuables in full visibility, and don’t leave anything on your seat or cubby hole in your vehicle (go so far as to leave your cubby hole open to show that there’s nothing inside). Always keep our contact numbers on you:

GP CID PATROL VEHICLE (24 HRS)

082 214 3228

GP CID OPERATIONAL MANAGERS

071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811

 

Beluga

Known for their great sushi and dim sum, Beluga also has some of the best daily drink specials in town. Join them on Mondays for their ‘2 for 1’ special on all alcoholic drinks, or on Tuesday for their ‘2 for 1’ Tequila special (which applies to all seven of their tequila brands). Wednesday sees their ‘2 for 1’ whiskey special (their whiskey menu has thirteen categories!), and on Thursdays, they have a ‘2 for 1’ special on cocktail jugs and a 1.5L pitcher of draught beer for R110. Finally, on Friday they offer a ‘2 for 1’ special on Boschendal bubbly. All specials run from 4pm to 7pm.

Where to find them: 70 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8005

Website: https://beluga.co.za/

Contact: 021 418 2948

 

Café Extrablatt

Café Extrablatt has a wide variety of cocktails and beers, including the Erdinger beer: for those who enjoy a traditional German Weissbier. The restaurant boasts spectacular views of the Green Point area, and houses two bars – one on each floor, allowing patrons to enjoy the special from wherever they desire.

Their happy hour special runs from 5pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and boasts standard cocktails at R34, jumbo cocktails at R39, as well as mocktails for R29. Save even more and join them for their ‘Monday Madness’ pizza special, which gets you any two 30cm pizzas for R129, or for their Wacky Wednesday ‘buy one get one free’ burger special, both valid from 5pm.

Where to find them: Exhibition Building (Opposite Steers and Next to El Burro Mexican) 79 Main Road, Green Point

Website: http://www.cafe-extrablatt.co.za/

Contact: 021 434 3759

 

Café Manhattan

The longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant, this iconic spot is a colourful place with an even more colourful crowd.  Their happy hour specials run Monday to Sunday from 4pm to 6pm, and again from 9pm to 11pm. Pay them a visit for awesome ‘2 for 1’ deal on selected beers, wine, tequila and cocktails!

Where to find them: 74 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Website: http://www.manhattan.co.za/

Contact: 021 421 6666

 

Piano Bar

Trendy New York bar and eatery meets Cape Town flavour at this firm favourite. The Piano Bar boasts a baby grand piano and excellent speakers, making it an ideal spot to catch local live music.

Visit them from 4pm to 6pm daily for their ‘2 for 1’ happy hour special on selected cocktails, wine, beer and tequila. And don’t forget about their Thirsty Thursday special, where they serve half price cocktails from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, or their bottomless Pongracz from 12pm to 3pm for R250 per person.

Where to find them: 47 Napier (corner Jarvis) Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town

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

Contact: 021 007 5212

 

Did we miss your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments below.

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