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Happy New Year to you from all of us at Norgarb Properties and Harfield Village Online. May 2020 be a prosperous year filled with good health, adventures, love and laughter.

We trust that you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with friends and family.  

Since January is often a financially challenging month, it is a good time to enter our competition to stand a chance to win some great prizes. These include an eye test from  Spectacle Warehouse, a meal voucher from Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme and an admin voucher from Vooma VA – all valued at over R1,200.

Furthermore, this newsletter is filled with interesting articles from our regular contributors and of course packed with upcoming events as well as properties for sale by Norgarb Properties

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2020 Harfield Village Carnival CANCELLED – HVCID Statement

Dear Residents and Local Businesses.

The HVCID committee advises, with regret, that the Harfield Village Carnival will not be held in 2020.

This is as a result of a reduction in sponsorship and a substantial increase in expenses, which we would need to incur to satisfy the City of Cape Town, in order to secure a special event permit.

As a result of how popular the carnival has become, attracting people from all over the Western Cape, the City requires the organisers to provide more infrastructure, including additional security and traffic officials, hiring of toilets and road traffic signs, disposal of waste and the premium for the public liability.

The income generated from stallholders and sponsors is not sufficient to cover these expenses. The HVCID committee is holding discussions with interested parties and we will keep residents advised, if the situation changes for 2021.

We thank you for your amazing support of the event over the past 2 years.

Kind regards
JENNI COLEMAN (Manager – Harfield Village Community Improvement District (HVCID)

Poisoned Gum Tree in Kenilworth

A historical gum tree in Wessels Road, Kenilworth, was the latest tree to be poisoned. The City of Cape Town has raised concerns about the “malicious” poisoning of a tenth gum tree since October. Mayco Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien said: “The intentional destruction of trees is worrying as it indicates the lengths some will go to, to destroy trees that play such a vital role in the eco-system and urban landscape. Apart from the aesthetic value, trees also have environmental benefits such as cooling, shade for people, providing a safe space for birds and the absorption of carbon dioxide.  Trees could also add up to 15% to property values and save on air-conditioning costs which is an economic benefit. The City views this illegal activity in a serious light and we will investigate this to hold those responsible to account.”

Badroodien has asked residents to inform the city arborist of suspected poisoning by e-mailing or calling one of the council’s emergency numbers (107 from a landline,
021-480-7700 from a cellphone).

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our December Winners; they are:

Samantha Saunders from Claremont who receives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse.

Shirley Ferris from Kenilworth who won a delicious sit-down meal from Sea Grill 2nd Ave by La Boheme worth R500.

– Lindsay Jolly from Harfield Village who won an Admin Voucher from Vooma VA valued at R250.

Anik Gevers from Kenilworth who will enjoy a Mini Outdoor Photoshoot from Mel Photography valued at R600.

Cathryn Johns from Kenilworth who won a Tattoo Voucher from The Body Architects Tattoo Studio worth R500.

Monthly Competition


Once again, we thank Spectacle Warehouse for offering a prize to one lucky winner – An eye test valued at R480! 

Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear essentials.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.

Sea Grill


Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme, is offering you a chance to win a delicious sit-down meal to the value of R500.

Found on 2nd Avenue in Claremont’s Harfield Village foodie hub, Sea Grill 2nd Avenue by La Boheme is the epicurean offspring of Sea Point’s Sea Grill restaurant and La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro.


Vooma VA provides remote access to quality administrative support and services.

On offer is an Admin Voucher to the value of R250.

* The voucher is valid for 6 months.

Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 10 February 2020. 

Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.

Good Luck!

Feature Articles


From all of us at Kenilworth Vet we hope that you and your pets enjoyed a fabulous time over the festive season.

Again as always, January is usually a financially tight month when we realise the extent of our Christmas spending and have the added expense of back to school essentials.

So with this in mind, let’s look at how you can manage your pets expenses and general well being.

Read the full article here. 


Retirement Villages are trending on the property front and potential Life Right Holders are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to settle down for their retirement.

STBB explains more here. 


Life tends to speed up as we get older or so it seems. The months just fly by and before long it’s December again. This is just a perception really– we know that time is moving just as slowly or fast as it always has.

The question to ask oneself is, how can we go back to those ‘good old’ childhood days where time seemed to take forever.  Kim Hofmann explains more here. 


While it’s been a cooler Summer than in previous years, it is still advisable to ensure that you  water your vegetables and plants sparingly and only in the evening or early morning. 

Patchwork shares the February plant list. See it here.


Affordability remains the biggest stumbling-block for first-time homebuyers. The reason being the escalating living costs and high debt levels, unless they are fortunate enough to receive assistance from their parents or other family members.

Betterbond explains more here.  


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and this year allows for women to propose to their loved one on 29 February, as it is Leap Year!

What does neuroscience tell us about people who break with tradition? Read more here.

Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D. 


January is a time when a lot of people make decisions about current and potentially new service providers. It is important to do your research and ask the right questions before changing existing service providers. This is especially so for the security of your home and business.

Fidelity ADT explains more here.


The Oggi Shop will be clearing some yogawear in February. Look out for some great specials! 

New Businesses Listed


Hi, we’re Jo & Ofer, a husband and wife team with a creative flair and a desire to bring to market affordable, stylish, practical and eye-catching lighting options. Our AssembLIT lights are a clever no-fuss (no glue, screws or nails) assemble it yourself “groove/slot” system. Check out our brand new Vineyard Range…. message us if you’d like more information or go to our website at



Fine Feathers Sewing School offers just that and many other aspects in sewing.

Alterations, Re-Modeling your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe are just some of the offerings.

To remodel your wardrobe: 1) Make an appointment; 2) bring a few items of clothing to Sharon; 3) discuss, and transform your wardrobe together.

The initial hour-long appointment will set you back only R150. Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes, or a minor adjustment, can make all the difference. After the initial consultation, Sharon charges R75 an hour.

Another of Sharon’s offerings is “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing in price for the more complicated ones (due to cut or fabric). If you are able to sew yourself, Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time, in your own home.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, to beginners and advanced, at a rate of R150 per hour. She is willing to adjust her plan to suit your requirements.

Upcoming Events

The Hidden Gem 2020
1 February: Cape Town

Georgia Angiuli Live at Shimmy Beach Club
1 February: V&A Waterfront

The Two Oceans Aquarium TrashBash
1 February:  Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise: 1920s Theme
14 February: The Alba Restaurant, V&A Waterfront 

Mother City Comedy Festival
11 – 29 February: Baxter Theatre

Symphony of Santoor
23 February: Artscape Opera House

For the Kids

A Herb Walk for Children
1 February: Intaka Island

Children’s Ministry Training Workshop
8 February: Kenilworth

Hey Baby Cape Town Summer Fair
8 – 9 February: Durbanville 

Wolfie Familie Festival
21 – 23 February: Cape Town

Kids Yoga Teacher Training
21 – 23 February: Cape Town 

Out of Town

Franschhoek Summer Wines

1 February: Franschhoek 

Hands-on Harvest Festival

28 February – 1 March: Robertson

Stanford MTB Classic 2020

29 February – 1 March: Stanford 


Household items for sale

  1. R3,000 – Silver Bosch Washing Machine: 8 months left on Guarantee. Bought on special for R4,150. 
  2. R650 – Stove: 3-month-old, 30L Salton mini. Purchase price was R1199. 9 months guarantee still left.
  3. R150 – Painted Plant Holder: 140cm Diameter and 37cm high


Please contact Pat Alderton on 081 043 6279. She is situated in 2nd Avenue, Harfield Village

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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books. 

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2019 Sales in Claremont, Kenilworth, Plumstead & Lakeside
If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
Office Tel: 021 674 1120 / 082 297 2970
Lew NorgarbHarfield Village – 082 894 1004 or
Lyn StaplesKenilworth/ Claremont Village – 082 846 0739 or
Andre Ter MorshuizenClaremont/ Lynfrae/ Plumstead – 082 602 1367 or


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