Featuring achievers from Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn and Clovelly

Mandy Rapson of Kommetjie to make history with fundraising solo cycle from Kommetjie to Durban

“Everybody needs adventure, in whatever form that comes.  We need to take risks, to step into uncertainty, to push ourselves out of our comfort zones, we cannot and must not stay in the zone of predictability where we are able to know and calculate the cause and effect of every move.   We were not created to stay in a safe space, nothing is ever learnt in a world of normality, but rather abnormality! If we were we would not be truly alive!”



Marylin Agliotti and Murray Stewart win gold medals at London Olympics

Two former Fish Hoek Lifesaving Club  ‘Nipper’ members, Marilyn Agliotti and Murray Stewart, win gold at London Olympics…


Alexa Cole, world champion canoeist and Dusi, Berg and SA K1 and K2 marathon titles holder

Alexa Cole, the 2012 South African K1 and K2 canoeing marathon titleholder manages to combine being a sports champion, a wife, devoted mother and successful businesswoman.



Muizenberg’s Karen Hultzer is representing South Africa at the London Olympics in the discipline of archery

After just four years of practicing archery, Karen Hultzer of Muizenberg is representing South Africa at the 2012 Summer Olympics


Fish Hoek toastmaster’s club member represents Southern Africa at World Champs in Florida.

Clovelly resident Kay Price-Lindsay is the first member of the Two Oceans Toastmasters club based in Fish Hoek to be crowned the Southern African Champion and will be the third woman ever to represent Southern Africa at the Toastmasters World Championships of Public Speaking set to take place in Orlando, Florida on 16th – 18th August 2012.  The Scenic South team wish her an exhilarating contest and a successful outcome.  Read more at: http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/07/two-oceans-toastmaster-kay-price-lindsay-represents-southern-africa-in-world-champs-usa/

The Fish Hoek Association Football Club (FHAFC) under-13 A team defeats AJAX Cape Town

Jesse Donn, the defensive centre mid for Fish Hoek, battles against AJAX in midfield.


Mavis Hutchison, South Africa’s Galloping Granny

Mavis Hutchison, Fish Hoek and South africa's Galloping Granny

Mavis Hutchison, fondly known as South Africa’s Galloping Granny and resident of Fish Hoek is, at 86, still competing in major athletics events.


Uga Carlini of Fish Hoek – Woman extraordinaire

Uga Carlini. Photo by Micky Wiswedel

Actor, producer, screenwriter and director, local Scenic South Peninsula resident, FHVRRA Exco member, woman extraodinaire Uga Carlini features as Woman of the Month on the website: www.xtraordinarywomen.co.za.


Fish Hoek game creators in Top 21 in Microsoft’s annual gaming competition

When Christopher Myburgh and Matthew Naudé of Fish Hoek created a simple computer game in their spare time, they had no idea that it would go on to make it into the semi-finals in Gage Marketing and Microsoft’s annual gaming competition, Dream.Build.Play.


Charl du Plessis, South Africa’s Grand Masters World Surfski Champion

The Scenic South seems to breed champions, especially champs in a great variety of watersports. One of the latest on this venerable list is newly crowned Grand Masters Waveski World Champion for 2011-2012, Charl du Plessis.


Nicola Jackman – Actress / Voice Artist / Joy Activist from Kalk Bay

Nicola has been a professional performing artist for over 18 years. Her acting credits include 3 years in the soapie “Isidingo” as Elise Buller from 1998 to 2001. Currently her vocal talents can be enjoyed on the popular online political satire ZAnews with numerous impressions, including  Premier Helen Zille and Charlize Theron.



Annelien Dean, editor of the People’s Post for 7 years

We in the Scenic South bid a sad farewell to Annelien Dean, dynamic and sensitive editor of People’s Post community newspaper for the past 7 years. Read more about Annelien


George Allen- the inventor of FLAGGO who flies the flag for Fish Hoek

Click hereto read the article about George, an endearingly enthusiastic and passionate inventor-cum chef-cum property magnate!


Bjorn von der Heyden – South Africa’s top Geology Honours student

Some might say of big wave surfers that they have ”rocks in their heads”. Well, Fish Hoek boasts one who has just that. Surfer ‘dude’ Bjorn von der Heyden has been awarded the prestigious Haughton award for the top Geology Honours thesis in South Africa.


Ndileka Biyo of Masiphumelele – seamtress supreme

Ndileka holding one of her bags made from recycled material

This month we celebrated Women’s Day and so we would like to introduce to you women in our area who stand out like “tall poppies”. The term, coined (I think) by Clem Sunter, does not refer well-built “Barbies” but to those individuals who stand out above the rest.

A tall poppy” in the Scenic South is seamstress supreme, Ndileka Biyo of Masiphumelele, a woman who has strived very successfully under difficult circumstances to make a life for herself and her children. Read her story …


Graeme Solomon and Rob Maclean, world class canoeists from the Scenic South Peninsula

Graeme Solomon in action. Photo by John Hishin

Graeme Solomon, the Western Cape’s premier canoeist since the early 1990’s, was introduced to the sport by his father Eric, an endurance marathon runner of the Comrades, Two Oceans and many other running races …

Unlike Graeme Solomon, who started paddling his teens, the prime time for any athlete, MacLean was only attracted to the sport in early 1985 when he was in his mid-30’s.


 Kokerboom Quiver by Michelle Slater of Fish Hoek Photographic SocietyFish Hoek Photographic Society’s Michelle Slater amongst the best!

Our congratulations to Michelle Slater of the Fish Hoek Photographic Society whose photograph, Kokerboom Quiver , was one of the top five photographs submitted by camera clubs worldwide for the Ultimate Photo Tips Worldwide Camera Club Competition! Michelle has also just been notified that her portfolio was selected as a finalist in the Africa Photographic Awards.

Jim Harwood – 30 Comrades Marathons under his takkies!

Of the 23 568 runners who entered this year’s Comrades Marathon on 30 May , 11 396 men and 3 201 women crossed the finishing line. Fish Hoek runner Jim Harwood was amongst them, completing his 30th Comrades Marathon, his 20th in Fish Hoek Athletics Club colours. His Comrades medal collection includes 1 Silver, 26 Bronzes and 3 Vic Claphams. We asked Jim what motivates him to put himself through the pain and strain each year. Read his sparkling response http://scenicsouth.co.za//2010/06/jim-and-comrades/

Dawid and Nikkie Mocke -Fish Hoek’s World Champion surfski couple

Dawid and Nikki - winning smiles

“Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.” – Eric A. Burns

“Consistency is the essence of progress “ – Godfrey Mocke

And Fish Hoek’s famous paddling couple, Dawid and Nikki Mocke, have it all! Greatness, potential, raw talent, training, discipline, inspiration, drive and consistency. Not only are they World Champions as a result of it, they are also very likeable people and superb role-models for us all.


Lynn and Jennifer Moss, Fish Hoek’s talented drama duo

Lynn Moss, awarded for Best Cameo role in 'HMS Pinafore'

“Ours is an interesting story… normally the child follows the parent into acting. I followed Jennifer into it!”   Both are award winning actresses …


Philipp Frech, worldclass  Master athlete from St James

PFrech.jpg-for-webNonagenarian Philipp Frech who lives in St James for half the year and in his home town of Cologne, Germany, for the other half says that partaking in sport is medicine for mind, body and soul. A sporting person throughout his life, it was only after he retired at the age of 68 that he focused on athletics and began to train seriously.


Liz Webb, Simon’s Town’s SA Swimming champ!

Pre-race 'tagging"


Young Luca Rotteglia of Kommetjie finalist in International photgraphic competition

Luca Rotteglia, Kommetjie's young finalistLuca Rotteglia, aged 7, loves taking photos of animals, bugs and flowers and wanted his own camera.  So when he found out about the National Geographic Young Photographers Competition he was determined to enter.


Our “Green Bishop” Geoff Davies honoured with top environmental award

Bishop Geoff Davies with Dr Ian Player and Dr Vincent Maphai

South Africa’s “Green Bishop” Geoff Davies from Cape Town has just been awarded the country’s top environmental honour. Bishop Davies combines faith and environmental activism in a dynamic package.



“Our deputy librarian, Sue Alexander, is a modest soul who shuns the limelight, preferring to credit her team with the splendid successes of her projects”, says Lyn Steyn, principal librarian at Fish Hoek Library.