Education choices in the Cape Point Peninsula

Guide to Education
I recently ran into someone who's daughter went to pre-school with my daughter. Whilst my daughter went to do grade R at Fish Hoek Primary her friend went to a different school. After a few "how's it going" type subjects we got onto how the girls were doing at school. From there we actually ended up in a very heated discussion about education, and the role that schools need to ...
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Great White Sharks Season- the best time to go Cage Diving

Great White Sharks in False Bay
False Bay is home to perhaps the worlds premium apex predator, the Great White Shark. Great White Sharks are present in False Bay throughout the year. Their behaviour and location is fairly regular and predictable, being mainly dictated by the habits and availability of prey. This level of predictability makes it easier to determine when are the best times to go and see thes...
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Moving to Fish Hoek – 10 years on

A view of Fish Hoek from Jaegers Walk, with mountains in the background
It's hard to believe looking back that it is ten years since our permanent move to Fish Hoek, South Africa. Not being from South Africa it was a big move, there were visas to sort out and other legal issues, not to mention the constant barrage of "South Africa? Really? Is it safe?" from family and friends. We should have been terrified by the move, but we simply weren't. For...
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Beware when buying Wendy Houses and Nutec Homes in Cape Town

Guard hut by Arbor Designs Pty Ltd, Wendy House and Nutec Wendy House Cape Town
I have recently been doing a lot of Internet related work for some of the leading Wendy House, Nutec Wendy House, and garden shed manufacturers in Cape Town. For some time now I have been doing web site related work for Wendy House manufacturers, J R Wendys. The proprietor, James Cloete, has for the whole of that time been on a mission to stop cowboy operators from steal...
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KIDS Educare wins a victory for road safety

For some time this web site has been involved in the fight to have the Fish Hoek side of Kommetjie Road made safer. A series of fatal accidents on the road led to an upsurge in community activism. Eventually the road was upgraded, with new safety measures implemented at several accident hotspots. Whilst this was a huge success for the community (and at Cape Point Chronicle w...
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Illegal Sand Miners Caught by “Green Scorpions”

In a fantastic coup for the Western Cape environmental agencies a syndicate of illegal sand miners has been successfully identified and shut down by the "Green Scorpions". Although this happened outside the jurisdiction of Cape Point Chronicle, the action was initiated by a tip of from a member of the public. There have been numerous reports in local publications, mainly rea...
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The Black South Easter!

Atmospheric Cape Point Peninsula
On the Cape Point Peninsula we have two prevailing weather patterns- the south easter and the south wester. Usually these two winds can be catagorized by the south wester being the prevailing wind in Cape Points winter season and the south easter being the norm for summer. South wester is a strong indicator that bad weather is on the way, it normally blows before and after c...
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Big Walk- Road Closures and Expected Delays

Big walk road closures
Sunday 10th November 2013 sees the annual Big Walk talking place along Main Road. The walk is taking place between Mowbray and Simon's Town and due to the volume of people taking part some roads will be affected. This is the official organizers schedule of road closures: Main Road from Simon's Town to Lower Main Road, Observatory-expect delays due to large volumes of ped...
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The Cape Point Chronicle Guide to Selling Your Stuff on Gumtree

In the past couple of weeks we have been going through a consolidation of household goods at Cape Point Chronicle HQ. Through my Father-in-law selling his house in Durban and sending his house contents to us we had a lot of stuff to get rid of if we wanted to get into our house. We sold some items at Cash Crusaders in Long Beach Mall- namely a gas heater and a humidifier- bu...
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President Obama on a flying visit to Fish Hoek

On Friday last week and yesterday (Sunday 30th June) anyone in the Fish Hoek area would have had to be doing something very interesting to have missed 6 huge, dark coloured helicopters flying in low from False Bay, dropping into Fish Hoek sports fields, pausing there for around an hour and then heading off in various directions. The first set to arrive on both occasion were ...
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