GPCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 214 3228

OKCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 217 1386

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

GP/OKCID SECURITY REPORT – JANUARY 2020

There was a decrease in incidents of crime and planned operations, as well as parking violations and traffic accidents in January, which is great news considering Cape Town is bustling with tourists this peak season. Alongside this decrease in incidents, we were involved in planned operations with the SAPS as well as coordinated emergency and medical assistance to those in need.

In January alone, our law enforcement officers (LEOs) issued 651 fines to the value of R591 548. We want to thank our LEOs for their hard work over this extremely taxing period, specifically for achieving a total of 37 arrests this past month; 11 of these being arrests for armed robbery and 9 for theft out of motor vehicles.

Last month, a security guard at Fritz Hotel in Faure Street spotted a suspect attempting theft out of a motor vehicle as he was busy opening the bonnet of the car. The security guard contacted our team, and we caught the suspect as he was running up Faure Street towards Wilkinson Street. SAPs were then called, who arrested the suspect. Well done to the SAPs and our LEOs for a great arrest!

Cape Town is still experiencing its peak season, and so 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). We’ve also seen an increase in snatch and grabs lately, so keep your phone tightly in your hand or wallet when you’re out.

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

GP/OKCID SECURITY REPORT – FEBRUARY 2020

The coronavirus has made its way to Cape Town, and many locals are panicking about what they should do to protect themselves from infection. If you’re one of those people, here are some tips to stay calm and follow the right process:

  1. Don’t go to the doctor

Quarantine yourselves in a private area like your home and call this Coronavirus hotline for help: 0800029999

  1. Be aware of how the virus spreads

The coronavirus (or the COVID-19) mainly spreads via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, through close contact, and touching an object or surface that has been in contact with the virus and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes without having washed your hands.

  1. Know the symptoms

Patients who’ve tested positive for the virus display a fever, headaches, a general feeling of discomfort or illness, a sore through and prominent cough.

  1. Know which hospitals are handling coronavirus cases

In the Western Cape, the designated hospital is Tygerberg Hospital.

Moving on to crime in our areas – we were happy to see an impressive decrease of 35,1% in incidents in February. Alongside this decrease in crime incidents, we were involved in planned operations with SAPS as well as coordinated emergency and medical assistance to those in need.

In February alone, our law enforcement officers (LEOs) issued 1,595 fines to the value of R820 000. They were also responsible for 24 arrests: 9 for ATM swappers and another 9 for armed robberies.

Cape Town is still experiencing regular load-shedding, which brings about additional safety risks. Turn your alarm or beams on when you leave home. Have your garage and access control batteries checked. Remember that during load-shedding, streetlights and alarms go off, so you must be extra aware, because criminals notice this trend and can take advantage of it.

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

A day of well-needed ‘me time’ on Kloof Street

Making time for yourself is tricky when you have a seemingly endless list of work and family obligations, but it’s a crucial part of living a fulfilling and healthy life. When you look after yourself and treat yourself well, it seeps into all other aspects of your life too.

This is especially important amidst the current Corona Virus concerns, which inevitably puts things into perspective, and places the need for self-care and time with the ones you love as a top priority. You don’t even need to venture out too far, as there are plenty of options to fill your ‘time out’ schedule right on your doorstep!

Begin your day of holistic therapeutic care at Revive Studio

Revive Studio offers you the very best holistic, therapeutic, aesthetic care, where you can relax and unwind in their beautiful studio. Even better: their extended trading hours are especially designed to cater to your busy schedule, making spending some me time all that simpler. Choose between treatments such as their Swedish Full Body Massage, their 30% Facial Peel, or simply go to get your nails done.

Revive Studio is owned by Nadine Iqani, who has over 12 years experience in the industry. “I love the buzz that the city has to offer, it’s central and people can walk to me, and I love the energy that the city offers. There’s lots to do in the city after leaving me or before coming to me,” commented Nadine.

Get your creative juices flowing at Salon Ninety One

After unwinding at Revive, give your mind time to wander and generate those long-lost creative thoughts with a visit to Salon Ninety One to view their latest exhibition of contemporary art. The exhibition combines knowledge with beauty, provoking those reflective, creative thoughts that work often doesn’t allow time for.

Coffee and journaling at Today & Tomorrow

If art isn’t really your thing, treat yourself to a cup of coffee and some reflective journaling at Today & Tomorrow, because a good cup of coffee is the perfect way to tell yourself “I love you”. Try to leave your phone face-down on the table and take a moment to absorb your surroundings and practice mindfulness. Watch what goes on around you and think critically about what you see.

We miss a lot in the world, too busy getting from one destination to another and buying into the overload of information coming from all devices. Training yourself to observe may have a positive impact on all-round creativity, and, if nothing else, it can at least help to expand your world view.

4 must try coffee shops in Green Point

The days of sandy feet and sun kissed faces are almost over, as we slowly change from sundresses to cardigans, and from iced coffees to warm cappuccinos.

All those who live and work in the Green Point area are truly lucky to be so close to the seaside for a promenade walk, and to relax in one of the many beautiful coffee shops Green Point has to offer.

Whether it’s to wake up, recharge, or spend a day in, here’s a guide of our four go-to coffee spots in Green Point.

Tea in the Park

If you’re just looking for some serene alone time, this is the place to go. Situated in the beautiful Green Point Urban Park, it’s the perfect spot to read a book and chill for a couple of hours, with a cup of coffee (or tea, as their name suggests). Tea in the Park allows you to step into a tranquil space and take a little break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Where to find them: 3 Park Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005

Contact: 060 997 6153

Origin Coffee Roasting

This gem is also known as the ‘God Father’ of speciality coffee in South Africa.

If you’re a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur or caffeine addict, Origin is probably already one of your coffee shop go-tos, so this mention is more to show them some appreciation than anything else.

Origin Coffee Roasting offers a wide variety of different coffee beans, and with an offering of over 50 different single-origin coffees every year, you’re sure to find something that’ll hit the spot, no matter your flavour palette. It’s not a place for consistency in flavour, but it is consistently good. There breakfast menu is pretty darn good too.

Where to find them: 28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 421 1000

Seattle Coffee Company

They might be a franchise, but they just get it and their coffee is some of the best! Seattle Coffee Company fulfils all of your coffee shop needs, whether you just want to grab a hot cuppa on your way to work, or need a cosy spot to catch up with a friend over some hot chocolate.

They also offer a great workplace alternative for those who want to plug in and office it there for the day. To top things off, the brand makes its best efforts to be environmentally responsible where they can, and encourage you to bring in your own reusable cup by giving you a discount!

Where to find them: Strand St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8000

Contact: 021 788 8409

Cafe Neo

Just outside our area, but close enough to claim, Cafe Neo is every freelancer’s dream work space. They don’t play their music too loud, their Wi-Fi is consistently fast, their food is delicious and healthy, they have ample plug points so you don’t have to worry about your laptop running out of juice, and their giant table allows you to sit next to like-minded people, acting as a miniature co-working space.

Where to find them: 129 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005

Contact: 021 433 0849

GP/OKCID security report – February 2020

The coronavirus has made its way to Cape Town, and many locals are panicking about what they should do to protect themselves from infection. If you’re one of those people, here are some tips to stay calm and follow the right process:

  1. Don’t go to the doctor

Quarantine yourselves in a private area like your home and call this Coronavirus hotline for help: 0800029999

  1. Be aware of how the virus spreads

The coronavirus (or the COVID-19) mainly spreads via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, through close contact, and touching an object or surface that has been in contact with the virus and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes without having washed your hands.

  1. Know the symptoms

Patients who’ve tested positive for the virus display a fever, headaches, a general feeling of discomfort or illness, a sore through and prominent cough.

  1. Know which hospitals are handling coronavirus cases

In the Western Cape, the designated hospital is Tygerberg Hospital.

Moving on to crime in our areas – we were happy to see an impressive decrease of 35,1% in incidents in February. Alongside this decrease in crime incidents, we were involved in planned operations with SAPS as well as coordinated emergency and medical assistance to those in need. 

In February alone, our law enforcement officers (LEOs) issued 1,595 fines to the value of R820 000. They were also responsible for 24 arrests: 9 for ATM swappers and another 9 for armed robberies.

Cape Town is still experiencing regular load-shedding, which brings about additional safety risks. Turn your alarm or beams on when you leave home. Have your garage and access control batteries checked. Remember that during load-shedding, streetlights and alarms go off, so you must be extra aware, because criminals notice this trend and can take advantage of it.

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

Coziest coffee shops to visit this Autumn in Oranje Kloof.

The days of sandy feet and sun-kissed faces are almost over, and in comes what we deem the perfect weather, changing from sundresses to cardigans, and from iced coffees to warm cappuccinos.

All those who live and work in the Oranje Kloof area are blessed with an abundance of choice when it comes to picking a place to sip on a hot cup of coffee, whether you drink it black or red, there’ll be a perfect spot for you.

Here’s a guide of our 4 go-to coffee nooks in Oranje Kloof.

Molten Toffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The spot you do not want to miss. A great place to grab your daily morning coffee or for a quick bite at noon. You’ll often see people typing away on their Macbooks as you drive by. Everyone is friendly, the vibe is chilled, you can buy the art displayed on their the walls, and for your daily dose of caffeine we advise you to alternate between their delicious cappuccino and  a traditional Yerba Mate.

Where to find them: 45b Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 422 2885

P&G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve probably driven past it at night and seen people overflowing onto the street. Power and the Glory isn’t just a vibrant bar at night, it’s also a charming spot to visit during the day, with a book or your laptop, to enjoy their delicious coffee in a colourful cup while making use of their free wifi. It’s the place you wouldn’t expect to have such a homely vibe. Especially on cold days.

Where to find them: 13d Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 422 2108

Pepper Tree Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What used to be a Melissa’s Cafe, andlocated at the top of Kloof Street, this French-style coffee shop/ deli offers great coffee and breakfast. The kind of place you visit for the ambience. They also have some of the best fresh Bread and cheesecake, which can be enjoyed against a backdrop of Table Mountain.

Where to find them: 94 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 424 5540

Yours Truly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located right in the hub of Kloof Street, where you’ll find trendy baristas and tourists from the hostel above. You almost forget you’re in the middle of Cape Town. Yours Truly’s atmosphere has a relaxed, laid back feel to it. The cafe is flooded with natural light and has lots of space to work, as well as WIFI and delicious hot chocolate to give you and incentive to work toward! The perfect mix of minimalistic and steam punk, they will spoil you with an array of different types of coffee.

Where to find them: 73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 426 2587

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