Exclusive Wine Tasting – SBA Fund Raising Event

The Simon’s Town Business Association (SBA) is hosting an EXCLUSIVE WINE TASTING event.

When: Friday, 28th November 2014
Where: The Sweetest Thing, Main Road, Simon’s Town
Time: 18.00 – 20.00 hrs
Cost: R100 per person, including tasting a selection of wines from the Badenhorst Family Vineyards and delicious snacks prepared by The Sweetest Thing chef, Doreen Alcock.

Tickets are limited and are available from either the Simon’s Town Pharmacy or The Sweetest Thing.

Come with friends, join the fun and learn more about these quality wines.

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The Simon’s Town Music Festival 2014

This year sees the launch of the Simon’s Town Music Festival . 

This festival is being organised by conductor & composer Steven van der Merwe and a team of enthusiastic volunteers,and is supported by the Simon’s Town Business Association, SBA, the Simon’s Town Amenities Development Company, STADCO, and the Simon’s Town Civic Association.

On the weekend 19 to 21 September 2014, Simon’s Town extends an invitation to all to join us for a weekend of music, from classic through jazz to rock..

Three days of world class musical acts, combined with the village’s local attractions and activities, will be sure to keep friends and family happy, inspired, busy and engaged, and you are encouraged to stay for a night or for the weekend.

Go to the festival website for all the information, including links to the facebook page, and detail on where to buy tickets. www.simonstownmusicfest.com

Spring will be celebrated through various activities in the week following the music festival weekend.


Invitation to Network with local business in Simon’s Town 22 July 2014

If you do business in Simon’s Town then this is where you should be.

Come to the False Bay Yacht Club at 6pm and enjoy the company of other business owners in Simon’s Town. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts, form alliances, make new clients and meet old friends. Share problems and solutions and have some fun, while marketing yourself and your business.

Meet… Chef Bruce from the Flagship

‘Seafood Chef Extraordinaire!’ With his creative roots firmly grounded in advertising as a former Art Director, Chef Bruce spent a decade as Pro Cook/Culinary Adventurer/Restaurateur and African Food Guide. He knows no boundaries and takes everything culinary way beyond its limits. His whirlwind spiral to the top of his game has left its mark on the ‘Food scene‘ south of the equator. His maverick antics and unique style of ‘cuisine’ have paved the way for the younger generation to follow in showcasing what our incredible yet fragile ocean has to offer.

Meet… Danielle from Tribakery

Our first branch opened in October 2009 in the old Timeless Way building on Kalk Bay Main Road. Having successfully traded for eighteen months, we opened our second restaurant in Sherwood Centre, Bergvliet. This branch is based on the fundamental elements of the brand but has a slightly more modern look. The team of staff which was involved in the establishment of the brand in 2009 has grown with the brand and continues to be involved in the development of any new Tribakery branch.

Meet… The Scarborough / Imini Security Team.

Scarborough Securities have strengthened their position in Simon’s Town with a new control centre at 60 St Georges Street. You will notice their Imini Patrol cars situated around the whole community, from the outer suburbs supporting the active neighbourhood watch, and through the main street. They also “prowl the empty streets at night”. This small, dedicated team has a wealth of experience and can help with all aspects of home and business security, not just installations, offering a truly local service.

Snacks for those who RSVP by Saturday evening to Margaret.  margaret@paddlers.co.za    Surprise rewards.  Please remember to bring your marketing materials for circulation.

Members Free
Non Members R20
Membership renewals R500

Simon’s Town Country Club Wine Tasting

The Simon’s Town Country Club is excited to bring you our third annual wine-tasting evening, bigger than just a wine-tasting, more of a mini-fair. Doors open at 6 pm.

We are excited to be featuring, from the Paarl Wine Route, the farms Mellasat, Painted Wolf, Black Pearl, and Mitres Edge. We also have Leopards Leap wines, the Horse Mountain and Secateurs ranges from Badenhorst family vineyards, Darling Cellars, Bon Courage, Landskroon, and Nederburg.

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The tickets are R50 and include snacks. Call the club to book on 021 786 1233, or even better, buy yours at Simon’s Town Pharmacy.

At 7pm, we start live music in the lounge area (no cover charge) and our restaurant is open with an a la carte menu, and oxtail and lamb burgers as the specials. Booking for dinner is essential.

So come for the wine, or dinner, or the music, we would love to meet you.

Summer Market 7 December 2013, Simon’s Town

Venue is St Francis Church, Simon’s Town ( 100m past the Admiral’s residence coming into town)
Saturday 7 December from 9.00am to 2.00pm
Join us for a morning of fun and food. Lots of food stalls starting with bacon & egg rolls and going on to lunch time stalls with braai, desserts and many more.
Look for your Chrismas presents at our craft stalls or maybe a book or two.
To entertain you we shall have the very special Lavender Hill Marimba Band.


“Reflections” Music Concert, 1 December 2013: end-of-year-occasion-to-relax

Without music, life would be an error (Nietzsche)

Pro Musica Divina director, Steven van der Merwe, invited the wonderfully talented duo Sarah Acres (cello) and Albert Combrink (piano) to perform their program “Reflection” at the Simon’s Town Methodist Church on 1 December at 6.30pm.  This delightful program of contemplative music (by a variety of composers from Schubert to Ravel) allows the audience time to sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of reflection and peace.  This is enhanced by the fact that there is no applause, except at the beginning and end of the concert, and candles are the only light as soon as daylight fades.

Come and enjoy an hour of shear musical bliss in tranquility of the church on the hill overlooking the beautiful town of Simon’s Town!  Tickets are R 70 and only available at the door.  For enquiries phone 072 992 9220.  Please remember that seats are limited, therefore arrive in good time to find your “special spot” for contemplation.

Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play – Simon’s Town Promotional Map & Leaflet – book your advert now!

Our town map has successfully been circulated to 60,000 over the last 12 months but this season we aim to raise the bar!  We are preparing to extend the map into a highly informative and attractive brochure, combining the numerous attractions of the area with activities, where to eat, sleep and shop.

This will be extensively available to tour operators, guides, and visitors coming to Cape Town, especially those looking to the peninsula as their holiday base – this includes 200,000 monthly visitors who have named Cape Point as their number one destination. This is our target audience – we must get them to stop here and stay here to fully appreciate everything the area has to offer.

A lot of our marketing adequately provides information regarding the historical sites, restaurants, beaches, shops  etc but the aim is to persuade visitors that Simon’s Town should be the main  base for their Cape Town holiday. Every shop, historical site, museum, restaurant and activity  should be represented to make this the number one reference for all visitors. And everyone of them should in turn be able to use the brochure to book activities, meals and accommodation. By showcasing our businesses together in one vehicle we are proposing the case for visitors to make Simon’s Town their holiday base. Continue reading

Film shoot at Long Beach, Simon’s Town: Thursday 14 Nov ’13

This notice serves to inform Simon’s Town residents that this week, on either Thursday 14th or Friday 15th November, the filming of part of the television series “SAF3”, will continue on Long Beach.

In this story the rescue team has to deal with an “Independence Day” fireworks demonstration that goes wrong. The barge on which the fireworks are based catches alight and the SAF3 team have to rush to their aide.

For this scene we have a barge on which we will stage the “fire”.

This will be surrounded and assisted by a flotilla of commercially qualified technical support team. Continue reading

Networking for members of Simon’s Town Business Association, 7 Nov 2013

For those who maybe haven’t seen the e-mail that was sent out to Simon’s Town Business Association members last week, you are invited to attend this term’s Network meeting tonight at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

Mingle from 5.30, meeting to start at 6pm. On the agenda;-

Festival – the way forward

Map  – opportunity to advertise  in our own Peninsula and Town Map promotional leaflet.

New Events – St Georges Day. Open  Gardens concept.

Looking forward to seeing you there!