Muizenberg Monster | Beach Run

Muizenberg Monster Beach Run

Race course is all on the beach, no road running or mountain running. Cut off time is high tide.

Events:

  • Mini Monster Family Fun: 6km
  • Sunrise Monster: 10km
  • Big M! Muizenberg Monster: 20km

All events start on the beach, at the Promenade, next to Putt putt and the water slides. All three events are Out and Back, runners turn around at a Check Point marshal.

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The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The massive fire raging in the southern peninsula mountains is set to burn for at least another two days – perhaps longer.

With the Cape Town Cycle Tour taking place on Sunday, the battle to contain the fire raged on on Tuesday, with helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and ground teams fighting the blaze spread out over a vast area – fuelled by thick fynbos that has not been burnt since the huge fire of 2000.

The focus of the firefighting on Tuesday morning was Hout Bay and Tokai, where two helicopters waterbombed flames above the multimillion-rand Tokai plantation for hours, landing at Reddam to “hot fuel” – refuelling without switching off.

One helicopter focused on a thick stand of bluegums just south of Elephant Eye cave, while the other waterbombed the line of fire creeping north along the top of the plantations. Later they were joined by a fixed-wing aircraft that dropped three-and-a-half tons of water at a time. They were helped by the drop in the fierce south-easter overnight, but then the wind changed to a north-westerly during the day, pushing the smoke back over Constantiaberg and making further flying impossible because of poor visibility.

Late Tuesday afternoon the two Working on Fire helicopters and one from the SA Air Force were waterbombing flames that were moving down towards Clovelly and above Kalk Bay and St James, filling their 1 200-litre Bambi buckets off Fish Hoek beach.

Roadside residents stopped to watch them thudding overhead, waterbombing the fire line over and over, working in a light turned orange by smoke.

The choppers can no longer take water from the dam in Silvermine as the water level has become so low from the firefighting and SANParks has to ensure the survival of the aquatic life in the dam.

The fire has also hampered traffic in the southern peninsula. One commuter took 35 minutes to travel the 8km from Kalk Bay to Lakeside on Tuesday morning.

The fire started early on Sunday above Boyes Drive in Muizenberg and spread right across to Hout Bay by Monday morning.

Five houses have been destroyed by fire in Noordhoek, as well as the luxury Tintswalo Lodge at the bottom of Chapman’s Peak.

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Sold in Muizenberg

Sold in Muizenberg

One bedroom apartment sold: 

BayviewlodgeThe popular complex Bayview Lodge in Muizenberg is well located for shops, the station, schools and the very popular Surfers Corner. Well planned interior consists of a living room, kitchen and main bedroom with en-suite.

For more information about about this sold Muizenberg apartment follow the link.

Contact Chas Everitt agent John Silva on 073 162 3817 for more information.

Ability Festival 2015

Be Heard
The Ability Festival ‘Be Heard’ will take place at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from the 4th to the 7th of March 2015.

The Ability Festival is an arts festival that aims to grow the conversation around disability / ability and inclusion in South Africa through the arts. The festival will involve three different performances aimed at initiating, engaging with and developing this. Their two acclaimed productions will be on show, as well as a first time collaboration between the Chaeli Dancers and musician Natasha Meister. In addition submissions to their Arts and Poetry Call will be exhibited in the foyer of the theatre and open to the public daily.

For Bookings:

Call the Masque theatre (021) 788 1898 or email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

Contact projects@chaelicampaign.co.za for any queries.

Open Street Market

Palmer MarketThe Night Market in Palmer Road, Muizenberg, takes place on the last Thursday of every month through the summer: 26 February, 26 March, 30 April and 28 May 2015.

This market is about ‘Muizenbergers’ having ideas, having fun and trying things out.

For more information contact Sandi Voges on 076 457 3577 or email madeinmuizenberg@gmail.com

ICC Cricket Fixtures 2015

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Click on image to download and print pdf.

The Muizenberg blog and Chas Everitt are happy to bring you the key information for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including dates and times for every fixture in Australia and New Zealand.

The tournament will be jointly held across Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015.

New Market in Muizenberg

vlei-market-muizenbergThe Vlei Market – Outdoor food and goods market in Muizenberg:

Locals of the far south can look forward to a new outdoor morning market launching next month in the Muizenberg area. The Vlei Market is a food and craft market that will be held on Saturdays at the False Bay Rendezvous overlooking the Zandvlei Reserve in Muizenberg.

Organisers promise a variety of great food stalls offering tasty treats, as well as a selection of interesting goods and crafts. There is plenty of parking inside the venue, and the market will provide a fun kid-friendly environment.

The Vlei Market kicks off on Valentine’s Day (14 February 2015) and plans to run every Saturday morning – weather permitting – from 8.30am until 2pm.

Potential traders wanting more information are invited to contact Justine at thevleimarket@gmail.com or on 084 561 8152.

The Vlei Market – Event Details:

Where: The False Bay Rendezvous, Vlei Road, Muizenberg
When: Launch date – 14 February 2015, 8.30-2pm. Thereafter weekly on Saturdays, weather-permitting.
Who to contact: Justine at thevleimarket@gmail.com or on 084 561 8152.

Show Time in Muizenberg

Old World Charm: 

9watsonThis gracious home is fully restored to its original splendor with Oregon pine flooring, window frames and doors throughout. Three bedrooms, family bathroom and high quality finishes throughout. This valuable property is one of a kind in the heart of Muizenberg Village and offers a unique lifestyle opportunity for the discerning taste.

For more information about this Muizenberg house for sale follow the link.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Isabella Alexander on 021 784 1630 / 082 956 1442 for further queries

Where to Let Off Fireworks on Guy Fawkes

muizenbergIn honour of Guy Fawkes, the City has designated a number of sites where people may discharge shop bought fireworks. It is illegal to discharge them anywhere else without obtaining permission from the Chief Inspector of Explosives and the City.

The City of Cape Town is again appealing to residents to be safety conscious on Guy Fawkes on 5 November.

Approved sites:

Cape Town
Mnandi Beach parking area (near Law Enforcement office)
Maiden’s Cove parking area
Strandfontein Beach parking area
Athlone Stadium parking area

Helderberg
Gordon’s Bay Main Beach
Strand Beach (at Deep Blue)
Macassar Beach

South Peninsula
Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg
Fish Hoek Beach
Hout Bay Beach

Tygerberg
De Grendel Sports Ground, Parow
Nooitgedacht Sports Ground, Bishop Lavis
Sports Ground in Roosendal Street, Delft

Oostenberg
Blue Downs Sports Stadium, Hindle Road, Delft

Blaauwberg
Mamre Park, opposite SAPS
Wesfleur Sportsfield, Atlantis
Palms site, Milnerton
Blaauwberg Beach, area opposite KFC (Blaauwberg Road)

Pet owners please keep your animals indoors as soon as it gets dark, and to close the windows and draw the curtains in order to lessen the acute discomfort and terror that they can suffer when fireworks are discharged.

These sites will be monitored by law enforcement agencies.  Fireworks that are being illegally discharged can be reported to the Metro Police Control Centre on 0860 765 423, or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.

https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Pages/WheretoletofffireworksonGuyFawkes.aspx

Cape Town International Kite Festival

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Lift your spirits ‘Beyond the Blue’ at Africa’s biggest kite festival, the 20th Cape Town International Kite Festival, proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health.

Kiters from five countries, on-stage entertainment, kiting displays and competitions, kite-making workshops, yummy food stalls and an eclectic market, it’s healthy family fun in support of a very good cause.

Happening on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Entry is R30 or R10 for children 12 years and under.