Archive for April, 2017

Klipheuwel Road Accident

Klipheuwel Road Accident

21st April 2017 at 8:47 am 0 comments

10 People were injured Thursday morning when a bakkie and a SUV collided on the Klipheuwel Road in Durbanville, causing the bakkie to roll down the hill. According to ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring “the bakkie had rolled down the hill, ejecting the patients off the back of the vehicle.” No-oneRead More

This camel simply wanted to be included in the shoot. Photos: Denise Crawford

Fab Photo Shoot

18th April 2017 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Alpacas are certifiably cute. But there’s a lot more to the woolly wonders that Melkbosstrand freelance photographer Denise Crawford recently photographed. Crawford encountered the alpacas when she visited the Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio on Klein Landskroon farm outside Paarl over the Easter Weekend to do a familyRead More

Plans to Boost Atlantis

Plans to Boost Atlantis

18th April 2017 at 11:02 am 0 comments

A recent R1.3 billion investment by Pegas Nonwovens in Atlantis could be just the start of a new chapter for this town. According to the City of Cape Town’s Council it plans to sell unused land, provide investment incentives, and have the area declared a Special Economic Zone. Properties toRead More

Perfectly beautiful. Photos: Melkbos.net

Golden Oldie

16th April 2017 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

Go on a tour of your own town. Yes, it’s possible! One does not need to fork out a fortune to find beauty. It is often on one’s doorstep. In this case, it is slap-bang in the middle of Melkbosstrand, next to the parking lot, tucked in behind Storar’s. IRead More

West Coast Love Story

West Coast Love Story

15th April 2017 at 7:42 am 0 comments

Velddrift residents Yvonne Stoutz (54) and John Nosworthy (58) were meant to be together. They are getting married on 27 May, after being apart for 37 years. It is nothing but “a miracle, a blessing from above,” as Yvonne says. 37 Years ago They had a relationship 37 years ago,Read More

‘I Love Melkies’ Nails It

‘I Love Melkies’ Nails It

14th April 2017 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

Popular beach front eatery I Love Melkies has had a facelift. And what a facelift it was; it is bigger and quite beautiful in a young and edgy way, just as owner Michael Lemin promised. Lemin also owns Hart, the über stylish breadhouse and eatery a few meters away. WhatRead More

Celeste Vorster with her painting of magnolias. Photos: Melkbos.net

An Artist’s Journey

14th April 2017 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Some of Celeste Vorster’s paintings are so powerful that they compel one to look at them. They glow, for one thing. And they are beautiful in the quiet way that a Vermeer painting is. The Milnerton-based artist laughs at the flood of compliments that her painting of magnolias is getting.Read More

Abalone Drama on West Coast Road

Abalone Drama on West Coast Road

12th April 2017 at 7:47 am 0 comments

Shot at, robbed, and forced into the boot of a car… A man who was on his way from Vredenburg to Cape Town International Airport with a large consignment of abalone experienced all of this early yesterday morning. Was accompanied by security officers According to police spokesperson Constable Debbie AlardRead More

Housebreaking Suspects in Court

Housebreaking Suspects in Court

11th April 2017 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

A housebreaking went wrong  – for the suspects! Melkbosstrand Police received a complaint of a housebreaking in progress in Amble Way shortly before midnight on Thursday, 6 April. According to police spokesperson Constable Debbie Alard the suspects were “interrupted” while they tried to burgle the property. The home owner phonedRead More

Armed Robbery at Parklands Shop

Armed Robbery at Parklands Shop

11th April 2017 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

Two armed men, pretending to be customers, robbed a shop in Parklands yesterday afternoon. According to police spokesperson Captain Adriana Chandler the men suddenly produced firearms and demanded cash from the shop’s cashiers. The robbers put the cash inside a back pack they had taken from one of the shelves.Read More

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