What’s up in the Scenic South… Newsletter Nov 2012



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Nov 2012 – What’s up in The Scenic South

Dear Viv

The sun is shining, the breeze is light and there are wonderful events and opportunities to be found in the Scenic South. What a privilege it is to live here!

www.scenicsouth.co.za celebrated its 3rd birthday on the 9 Nov.  In
Nov 2009 we had 633 visits,
Nov 2010 we had 2 882 visits
Nov 2011  we had 3 952 visits
and, to get a figure for the latest full month
from 18 Oct to 18 Nov 2012  we had 7 727 visits, an increase in readership of which I am proud.
Kim and I have shared tears of frustration and tears of joy as we nurtured and grew the website and I am very grateful to her for all her input in making our website the success that it is. Kim resigned at the beginning of October in order to establish a green auditing business, a dream that she has harboured for a long time. I wish her great success in and fulfilment from her new venture and thank her for her continued support of the Scenic South.

Enjoy this month’s offerings on the Scenic South!

Warm regards


“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
― William Shakespeare in modern English

This month’s articles …

A hot topic hot off the press .. a Wolsely farmer gives his perspective of the unrest on W Cape farms

Fish Hoek resident Karen Larsen enjoyed learning how to cook fresh mussels French style!

Karen also captured a touching picture at Cape Dutch Nursery

The West Coast Rock Lobster season has begun…For dates and info about the kreef see http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/11/2012-2013-west-coast-rock-lobster-crayfish-season/

Still on the marine scene, the Save our Seas Shark Centre is hosting a fascinating and extremely well presented series of lectures by young researchers and others with a deep love for the ocean and the creatures in it.

Fish Hoek Valley Ratepayers & Residents’ Assoc.newsletter keeps us up to date with issues affecting residents of the Fish Hoek Valley

Southern Ambition is looking for opportunities in the Scenic South for their volunteers

And here is one for those interested in photography …The photos accompanying the article are exquisite!

Tim Hudson has sent us some more photos from Sierra Leone of his adopted African White Bellied (Tree) Pangolin

 Support our local businesses/ craftspeople/ charities/ artists this Christmas. Please add your services and homemade items to the list!

Concerned local residents gathered to protest about  the management of the Chacma baboons in the South Peninsula.

Author and poet Peter Merrington fascinated his audience at Fish Hoek Library with his highly entertaining talk.

Read about the recent Dragon Boat Regatta hosted at Zandvlei and the NPOs that benefitted from it …

Kirstenbosch is gearing up to celebrate its centenary next year with a host of events and a beautiful calendar

Advice from Clovelly Neighbourhood Watch to make your smartphone more thief-proof


We have two great shows at our local theatres. Be sure to see them before they go off the circuit!
You will find reviews of both shows on the Scenic South.

Celebrate the New Year South African style with Hugh Masekela in the most beautiful garden in the world!

For the full Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts programme see

And then there is a fun magic show for the whole family – and it is free!

Another wonderful family outing can be had at Carols by Candlelight at Noordhoek Village in aid of St Luke’s Hospice. Ribbons in memory of friends and family can be purchased for the Tree of Remembrance.

Book lovers are spoilt with two talks by local authors at Fish Hoek Library this month!

With major roadworks jamming up our routes all round, eMzantsi Carnival is chilling this year with all events happening at Sunnyacres Shopping Centre

For a lot more seehttp://scenicsouth.co.za//events/

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Also, send us your comments for our blog and forum, your articles and photographs for publication. All contributions will be acknowledged.

NOTE TO ALL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS. We get hundreds of hits on our Community pages.  Make sure that I have your updated contact details. Send them  to viv@scenicsouth.co.za

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