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Tips to save water

Tips to save water

While Stellenbosch University has many measures in place to save water as part of the water savings initiatives in the Western Cape, every one of us can also contribute to saving water when we are not at the office. According to statistics from the City of Cape Town – the city provides Stellenbosch with approximatelyRead more about Tips to save water[…]

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This week’s properties

This week’s properties

The Stellenbosch property market is truly unique. If you are in the market, here are three interesting opportunities worth considering. A once in a lifetime opportunity, found in the sought after Mostersdrift residential area.  The house is wrapped in a beautiful garden that provides privacy without isolating it from its environment. The views toward the majesticRead more about This week’s properties[…]

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Wie was Cluver van Cluverstraat?

Wie was Cluver van Cluverstraat?

(scroll down for English) Daar is ‘n paar interessante stories rondom die Cluver familienaam in Stellenbosch. Nes Ryneveldstraat en Andringastraat is Cluverstraat vernoem na ‘n burgemeester, of landdros, soos dit in die ou dae bekendgestaan het; Paul August Carl Dietrich Cluver was Stellenbosch se burgemeester tussen 1914 en 1921. Die naamkombinasie ‘Paul Cluver’ is waarskynlikRead more about Wie was Cluver van Cluverstraat?[…]

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Property roundup

Property roundup

Stellenbosch is indeed unique, and even its property market has its own micro-economy – bucking national and even provincial trends whilst remaining highly lucrative. But what do we know about Stellenbosch’s sale trends? Comparing 2016’s and 2017’s first quarter trends revealed 87 houses fetched an average price of R4.8m, notching up a top price ofRead more about Property roundup[…]

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Inside info

Inside info

Getting into the property market is a daunting proposition, whether you’re buying or selling. We asked Nicolette Jonas, an interior decorator and estate agent at Anna Basson Properties, for a few tips about what you should know. What should I be aware of when putting my property on the market? Sellers should find out theRead more about Inside info[…]

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Heritage day specials in and around Stellenbosch

Heritage day specials in and around Stellenbosch

  Sunday 24 September (braai day) #TasteSunshine Braai Day at The Shed In association with wine.co.za ONLINE Tickets R120 for Adults, R60 for Children <18, Free for 3 & under (QUICKET) R150/Adults at the door on the day. Adult tickets include wine in branded glass, music, seating & entertainment Children tickets include juice and popcorn, music & entertainment.Read more about Heritage day specials in and around Stellenbosch[…]

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Kastele en kanonne – die storie van Louis Thibault

Kastele en kanonne – die storie van Louis Thibault

Die historiese figuur LOUIS MICHEL THIBAULT (1750 – 1815) was ‘n talentvolle ingenieur en argitek, een van die min Kapenaars wat destyds goeie opmetings en ingenieurssketse kon teken. Thibault is gebore min of meer dieselfde tyd as die bekende komponis Wolgang Amadeus Mozart. Die Kaap van Goeie Hoop het in Thibault se leeftyd 4 keer van regering verander,Read more about Kastele en kanonne – die storie van Louis Thibault[…]

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Home checklist when going away this holiday
1. Service alarm system and irrigation.
2. Care of pets (feeding and walking).
3. Put your swimming pool on an automatic timer.
4. Receiving of mail and make arrangements for extra mail delivery.
5. Cancel your newspaper delivery.
6. Take extra care of electronic devices i.e. the switching off all appliances
during load shedding.
7. Empty all bins and dead flowers.
8. Empty your fridge.
9. Pay attention to spice racks and remove all old ingredients/food items.
10. Close all windows to decrease dust on burglar bars.
11. Automatic switch that switches lights on and off.
Exciting student accommodation
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