Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vacant Land Opposite Ocean Square

Thank you to our Chairman Lise Lotze who contacted the land owners, Camisa Properties who own the vacant land opposite Ocean Square Centre, and asked them to please tidy up this land.

They proceeded to have it fenced off.  SBHOA is not aware of any proposed developments for this land currently but will make it know if any proposed applications to come forward.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Map of Sunset Beach - the easy way

Finding your way around Sunset Beach could not be easier.  Whilst we are still trying to decipher the reason for the road names, herewith an easy explanation to begin with.  
If you have any further insight into the road names, other than they are all named after a shell or some part of the ocean, please do share with us your findings too.  Thank you 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Camera Project: Getting a Major Boost from a local sponsor!

A very big thank you to our first major sponsor towards the Camera Project!

"For 2017 Team AA will contribute R35 000 to a camera for every SOLE MANDATE given to us in Sunset Beach that we sell.  Comm to be at 5% plus vat.  We are more than happy giving back to the community.  We will give this amount to you on transfer of such property."

Your support toward the community is greatly appreciated Andre, thank you.

Also, to every other family in the community for supporting us, thank you very much!

Lise Lotze
Sunset Beach Home Owners Association

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Temporary Closure of Recreation at Rietvlei due to Toxic Algae finding

17 MARCH 2017
Rietvlei closed to public due to algae 
The City of Cape Town is temporarily closing the Rietvlei Water Area after a blue-green algal bloom was observed in the water on 16 March 2017. Read more below:
The Milnerton Aquatic Club’s 24-hour endurance sailing challenge, which was scheduled to take place at the Rietvlei Water Area tomorrow18 March and Sunday, 19 March 2017, has been cancelled as a result.

The City collected and analysed water samples yesterday, 16 March 2017, and again this morning, 17 March 2017, and found that microcystin toxins associated with blue-green algae exceeded the World Health Organisation’s recreational guideline for freshwater water bodies.

The algal blooms usually present as green, blue-green, white or brown foam, scum or mats floating on the surface of the water. Exposure to these algae can cause eye irritation, skin rashes, mouth ulcers, vomiting, diarrhoea, and cold-or flu-like symptoms.

Drinking or swallowing large amounts of water can be extremely dangerous.  

Members of the public should avoid all contact with the water at Rietvlei until it has been declared safe.

Due to the ongoing drought and low water levels there are extensive areas of exposed dry shoreline around Rietvlei.

It is suspected that the 5 mm rainfall that was recorded on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, washed accumulated minerals and organic material from decomposing and dead plants along the shoreline into the water at Rietvlei. These minerals and organic materials, combined with high ambient temperatures, could have provided the nutrients for the rapid growth of algae in the water.

The City is monitoring the water quality and will inform members of the public once it is safe for recreational use. The City apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of the closure of the water area.

The closure only applies to recreational activities in the Rietvlei Water Area, including fishing, but does not prevent anybody from accessing the Table Bay Nature Reserve’s other visitor facilities such as the picnic areas, braai facilities and the bird watching trail. As such, the Table Bay Nature Reserve will still host an open weekend on 18 and 19 March 2017.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Argus Cycle Tour: Tips, Notice of Road Closures & Weather Update

Sunset Beach Home Owners Association would like to wish all our residents and guests who are taking place in the Argus Cycle Tour this year, all the best in their ride for this Sunday.  

There is a very strong wind forecast for the day, cloud cover for the early parts of the morning and temperatures reaching around 24 degrees by 2pm.  

Whether you are riding for fun, or going to take it on a more serious level, herewith some tips from

Saturday, March 4, 2017

How to Be a Good Neighbour

Being on bad terms with your neighbour can make your life frustrating, day after day. But taking the time to establish good terms with your neighbours has numerous benefits. The community will be friendlier, the neighbourhood safer, and the area a nicer and more comfortable place to live.


  1. Send them a bouquet of flowers, invite them over for dinner, offer to babysit or petsit, something like that. They will be very happy.
  2. Really good neighbours watch out for each other. They ask each other for advice, and offer to help, especially on matters that impact the larger neighbourhood. They respect each others' boundaries but are quick to assist in a crisis. They look for opportunities to collaborate and to socialize. - Great neighbours make for great neighbourhoods, and it is well worth the effort.
  3. Check local regulations regarding fires in your backyard and noise levels. There are laws in most jurisdictions regulating such things.
  4. If you are experiencing problems with an anti-social neighbour and you are unable to resolve them yourself, then see if your local government has website information on dispute resolution. For example, look for a website with information on how to tackle anti-social behaviour in your community. Law Enforcement 021 554 8005.

Introduce yourself. Whether you're new in the neighborhood or new residents have just moved in on your block, introduce yourself. Say hello, offer a welcoming gift (the classic homemade pie never fails) and share or ask about the local area: "Where's the nearest pizzeria?" or "The garbage truck comes by on Mondays, usually around 10 in the morning, but sometimes he sneaks in at 8."

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thank you Carmel Huys Guest House

SBHOA Committee Members would like to thank Jessie and Anjo from Carmel Huys Guest house for offering your facility to us to host the monthly meeting!

The meeting went well and we always welcome new members to contact our Chairman Lisa Lotze should you wish to join the committee with a certain project that you are passionate about, or just in general get involved to help make our hood a better place for all.

Carmel Huys is situated in Sunset Beach, Cape Town. Only 100 meters from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of Table Mountain and Robben Island. The guest house offers convenient access to central Cape Town, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands and the biggest shopping center of the Southern Hemisphere. Within walking distance of the Bus Rappid Transport System (BRT).

Jessie and Anjo

85 Bay Beach Avenue, Sunset Beach, 7441
Cape Town – South Africa
Tel/Fax +27 (0)21 5520692  /  Cell: +27 (0)60 970 6409

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