Tunafeesh says it's another great beach day.

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

22nd May 2017

By Tunafeesh “What an awesome day to start the week with windless conditions throughout the day, and a trip to Van Riebeekstrand is a must. Tuesday and Wednesday the wind comes from the north, which is called onshore, making the water a bit choppy for surfing but the Purple ToiletRead More

Tunafeesh says it's another great beach day.

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

22nd May 2017

By Tunafeesh “What an awesome day to start the week with windless conditions throughout the day, and a trip to Van Riebeekstrand is a must. Tuesday and Wednesday the wind comes from the north, which is called onshore, making the water a bit choppy for surfing but the Purple ToiletRead More

Marlene Gillings. Photos: Melkbos.net

Well-known Couple dies

17th May 2017

Marlene and Roy Gillings died on the same day; just like Romeo and Juliet. They were familiar faces in Melkbosstrand. Witty, resilient Marlene who worked as a car guard, and her husband Roy who had such trouble walking. It seems fitting that the day of their death started out whiteRead More

Cattle can be found along the R27. Photo: By Lea Maimone. - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=100008

Cattle on the R27!

22nd May 2017

Drivers on the R27 have to contend with more than just speeding fellow drivers. They also have to look out for cattle in the road! A cow was knocked down near Silwerstroomstrand on Saturday night. Photographer Denise Crawford was travelling in the direction of Melkbosstrand at around 8 pm whenRead More

Other News

Sudden Deaths: Dockets have been opened

18th May 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand Police have opened two sudden death dockets. Police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard says that police received a complaint about a person lying on the pavement next to Otto du Plessis at 11.50 am yesterday morning. Upon arrival on the scene they found a 60-year-old female, who was later declaredRead More

Tunafeesh says it's another great beach day.

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

17th May 2017 at 9:18 am 0 comments

By Tunafeesh Looks like Wednesday is going to be your best option of getting some surfing in with a push in the swell in the late afternoon. The swell tends to drop off for the weekend but the good news is that the temperature increases to 30 degrees on Sunday.Read More

Stoep Stereo: the Builder ….

Stoep Stereo: the Builder ….

16th May 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Linza de Jager writes these stoep stories. The thing about living in a small place is that everyone knows everyone. And that can be a problem. I mean, when things that should not be transparent become transparent, things can become sticky… And so it turned out when I met Lovey.*Read More

Water Crisis: What you can do

Water Crisis: What you can do

16th May 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

“We are now at a point where all consumers must use below 100 litres per day,” warns the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg. Dam levels are at 21,2% storage levels. With the last 10% of a dam’s water mostlyRead More

The whale carcass. Photo and video: Marnette Meyer

Whale Carcass removed from Sunset Beach

15th May 2017 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

The City of Cape Town urges the public to avoid Sunset Beach during the course of today. (15 May 2017) The City’s Coastal Management team is in the process of removing a 15m long Brydes whale carcass that washed up on the beach this morning. And although the carcass isRead More

Derde Steen dons Pink

Derde Steen dons Pink

15th May 2017 at 9:03 am 1 comment

Good news for cyclists and runners! The pink stuff in the parking lot at Derde Steen beach, bodes only good. And although the parking lot looks all rosy, as if its being decked out for a Tinkerbell themed-birthday party, everything’s going to be okay. But it took a little bitRead More

Voorgereg of hoofmaal ... jou keuse

Colyn se Sop met ‘hart en siel’

15th May 2017 at 7:28 am 0 comments

Maak hierdie winter lekker met sjef-en-storieverteller Colyn Serfontein se heerlike sopresep. Deur Colyn Serfontein “Sop … so klein woordjie maar met so groot betekenis. Ek het in die maer jare groot geword en sop was ‘n baie belangrike deel van ons dieet. My ma het altyd geraap en skraap enRead More

Behind the Scenes at Maranello

Behind the Scenes at Maranello

15th May 2017 at 6:36 am 0 comments

Something’s cooking at Trattoria Maranello in Melkbosstrand. Local artist Claudia is busy transforming the backyard of “the house of Ferrari-Food.” When she is finished the “backyard-without-a-view will be very much a backyard-with-a-view, and a distinctly Cape Town one at that. Claudia interrupted her work on the 3-D murals to smileRead More

The sea green beauty. Photos: Melkbos.net

A Blast from the Past

15th May 2017 at 5:40 am 0 comments

“Yes, you can take a photo,” the owner of the sea-green dreamboat parked at Slabber se Klippe said Sunday afternoon. And then he looked straight ahead of him again, as did his wife. The photo was after all not going to be of them but of their vintage car. AndRead More

Singing Tree

Singing Tree

13th May 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand has a singing tree. No jokes! The tree in question stands opposite the Seafood Lapa. But for those of you who are going to head over there right now in order to hear it sing, let me just go on record and say that it probably won’t utter aRead More

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