It’s all Magic in Bergvliet

Western Cape teen battle of the wands returns to Cape Town this September!

Ten young magicians vie for provincial champion titles and top honours

The ultimate provincial magical teen battle of the year, the 2017 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships, returns to Cape Town’s Bergvliet High School on Saturday 23 September 2017.

This is it! The ultimate teen battle of the wands – the 2017 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships – will see the province’s most talented young illusionists compete for top honours and the titles, at Bergvliet High School on Saturday 23 September 2017.Image credit: Andrew Klazinga

Hosted annually by the College of Magic, Cape Town’s only magical arts organisation, the Championships will see ten of the province’s most promising young wizards go wand to wand in two thrilling contests for the Western Cape Junior Magician title and the opportunity to attend international magical events.

It is every teenage wunderkind for his or herself as they prepare to wow a judging panel of entertainment veterans and the audience with their competing acts in the dexterous art of Close-Up magic and stunning illusions of Stage magic.

While the judges deliberate about winners for the Close-Up and Stage magic events at 4pm and 7pm, audience members can enjoy the not-to-be-missed Street Magic Contest. The contest sees mischievous buskers perform their marvellous coin magic, card tricks and balloon modeling up close for fans who can then vote, via ballot paper, for their 2017 Street Magic Champion.
in addition to the exciting wizardry contests, audiences can look forward to a special guest performance by Bryan Miles, a master of the wicked manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Bryan has performed across the globe, from London to Los Angeles, for movie stars and celebrities. His ground-breaking primetime SABC TV series, ‘One Day with Bryan Miles’ has had South Africans across the country questioning what is possible and what is not.  
Championships’ audiences can look forward to Miles’ mindblowing perfomance that will keep them questioning the potential of the human mind!

Celebrating its 37th year of teaching the art of magic and its allied arts as well as vital life-skills to children and adults in 2017, the College of Magic, a non-profit organisation and the only one of its kind in the world, has proudly hosted the Championships for more than three decades:

“It is an incredible honour to host the Championships, one of the most highly anticipated magical events of the year, once again. A family- friendly event of this nature not only prepares our contestants for competing in the professional magical world but it also gives magic fanatics a taste of astonishing entertainment they won’t soon forget!”, says David Gore, director of the College of Magic.

Be a spectator at the ultimate teenage magical battle of the year:

An entertaining afternoon/evening of magical showmanship awaits spectators at the Western Cape Junior Magician Championships at Bergvliet High School on Saturday 23 September 2017! Tickets for the Championships start from R100 and are available at Book yours TODAY!

For more information about the Championships and the College of Magic, please visit or call +27(0)21 683 5480.

Make your property problems dissapear like magic!  This community notice is brought to you by Cecily Madison your Chas Everitt International local area specialist for Bergvliet, Meadowridge, Kreuplebosch. 

Easter Chas Bear Colouring Competition

DOWNLOAD and then print (A4 size pdf) the colouring entry form (see link below)
(or collect one from the Bergvliet or Tokai Chas Everitt office) 

Hand in your completed entry in either at our Chas Everitt office in Meadowridge Park ‘n Shop Centre or on Tokai Road or you scan and email to

We will display the entries at the offices over the Easter Weekend in our shop window.

Multiple winners will be notified  (we will group by age and office).
The prizes will be a number of Easter Hampers of various goodies.

Easter Chas Bear  This link will take you to pdf download  🙂

Security Workshop for Domestic Workers

Security Workshop for Domestic Workers

ADT have very kindly offered to hold a security workshop for our domestic workers on TUESDAY 16th August at 11:30 in the hall of Bergvliet Sports Club Childrens Way.

This workshop is very informative and interesting, offering advice and security tips for travelling to and from the workplace, for example not discussing where they work or what they do when in taxis, busses or trains, as you never know who is listening.

A brief overview of how the alarm system and panic buttons work, the importance of keeping the doors locked and being aware of what and who is around you ie details of clothing and description of vehicles and licence plate numbers.

This 2 hour (approximately) workshop is free of charge and teas and biscuits will be provided.
Please call BKM office 021 715 5557 or email to book your place.

This community notice brought to you by Cecily MadisonChas Everitt Bergvliet and Meadowridge

Show Time this Sunday

Bergvliet lies in one of the most ambient parts of Cape Town, where comfort is the operative description for family homesteads. With Bergvliet being centrally located, sought after areas within Bergvliet offer a fantastic family lifestyle.

Grand Old Dame on large erf:

1(4)This well loved house has all the charm of yesteryear, characterized by very generously proportioned, spacious bedrooms, wide passages and gracious living.

Read more about this Bergvliet property for sale.

Contact the Bergvliet, Meadowridge and Kreupelbosch property specialist, Cecily Madison on 082 785 3956 for additional information.

Showhouses are this Sunday, 24 January 2016 from 2pm – 5pm.

Prime Position in Meadowridge

Meadowridge propertyThis beautifully presented dual living property is in excellent condition, which is one of most important factors for families looking in Meadowridge. With excellent security this home is perfect for the large, extended family or work from home or even an income producing opportunity. Read more about this Meadowridge property for sale.

Contact the Bergvliet, Meadowridge and Kreupelbosch property specialist, Cecily Madison on 082 785 3956 for additional information.

Bergvliet Food Fair

Food FairThe Bergvliet Food Fair will take place at the Bergvliet Methodist Church on the Friday the 4th September 2015 from 5 – 9pm at 2 Wesley Avenue, Bergvliet. Join them for giant water balls, target shooting, pizza, Chip n Dip, fire drums and more!
For more information phone 021 715 3045.

A Bergvliet High School Production

Wintershowcase 2015

For one night only Bergvliet High School will be showcasing some of their finest talent. Come and enjoy a magical evening of entertainment.  20 August 2015 in the Auditorium starting at 7pm.  Tickets will be on sale for R20 each.

Gardening in August

We have passed the winter peak and it’s time to start getting excited for longer days and warmer weather. Spring is around the corner and soon the swallows will grace us again with their aerobatics and Bergvliet gardeners will be at it again in full force. 

Stodels August Newsletter

Herb of the Month – Dill

Dill is very popular in Greek and Scandinavian cooking and adds wonderful flavour to summer soups and salads. It’s an annual herb, but it self-seeds very easily, so once you’re planted it you’ll have a steady supply for years to come.


Grow your own Carrots

Freshly picked carrots taste vastly different to the ones you can buy in the supermarket. If there is any vegetable that is worth growing yourself, then it must be the humble carrot.

Pretty Pelargoniums

Indigenous pelargoniums are mainstays of the garden, providing instant colour for window boxes, containers on patios or in flower borders. Pelargoniums, which are commonly (and incorrectly) referred to as geraniums, are sun loving perennials which require very little care, yet provide months of colourful flowers and foliage.

It’s time to give your lawn a boost

August is a good month to give your lawn some extra attention. This will help it recover from the winter cold and prepare it for the spring growth that lies ahead. Here’s what you should do now to ensure that your grass stays lush and green.

  • Feed your lawn with a specially formulated lawn fertiliser such as Bio Ganic for Lawns. Apply fertiliser in the early morning, while it is still cool and water well afterwards. Make a note in your diary to feed your lawn again at 4-6 week intervals.
  • Top-dress your lawn now to level out uneven patches and to stimulate spring growth. Use a specially formulated lawn dressing and not topsoil, which may contain unwanted weed seeds.
  • Target any weeds that pop up in early spring as soon as possible. Either pull them out by hand or use a broad-leaf weed killer in targeted areas. If you’re not sure what to use, bring a sample of the weed into your closest Stodels Garden Centre and ask a sales consultant to advise a suitable weed killer.

Colourful Conifers

Conifers are a great addition to any South African garden – they’re water-wise, drought tolerant and cope well with frost. They also have non-invasive root systems, so they can be planted next to walls or swimming pools without the fear that they will lift paving stones or walls.

Here’s how to get the most out of these versatile plants:

  • Plant conifers in medium to well-drained soil.
  • Choose a sunny spot in the garden, although dark green and silver varieties will cope with dappled shade.
  • Fertilise your conifer monthly with liquid fertiliser

Grow your Own Insect Repellant

Outdoor entertaining is one of the perks of living in sunny South Africa, but we all know how unpleasant it can be when flies or mosquitoes join the party. Here are a few ideas of plants to add to the areas surrounding your outdoor patios and other entertaining areas:

  • Aromatic plants like mint, chives, basil, buchu, lavender, lemon grass, scented pelargoniums and confetti bush work extra well if they are planted in areas where people will brush against them to release their scent.
  • Creeping mint varieties like Corsican mint and pennyroyal can be planted between pavers and stepping stones. They will release their insect-repelling scent when they are stepped on.
  • Catnip is an excellent mosquito repellant, so make sure you plant some close to your patio or garden bench.

To read more visit or visit one of their Garden Centres to speak to any of their horticulturists.

The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The massive fire raging in the southern peninsula mountains is set to burn for at least another two days – perhaps longer.

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Peninsula Marathon and Half Marathon

Peninsula Marathon and Half Marathon

The Cape Peninsula Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, 15th February 2015.

There are two races to this event which is detailed below:

Main Rd Greenpoint 42.2km 05H15
Bergvliet Sports Club     21.1km 07h00

The route follows the Main Road in Greenpoint to Simon’s Town.  We expect the first runners to arrive in Simons Town at ± 07h45.  The route for the Half Marathon starts at the Bergvliet Sports Club (off beginning of Ladies Mile).

Road Closures to be implemented on 15th February 2015 : 

half marathon1. Main Road, Green Point – From York Road to Three Anchor Bay Road (05h15 – 05h45)
2. Main Road, Muizenberg – From Atlantic Road to the turn off to Boyes Drive, Kalk Bay. Traffic will only be permitted towards Cape Town. All traffic going towards Fish Hoek will be diverted over Boyes Drive (07h30 – 09h30).
3. Main Road & Ladies Mile, Bergvliet – For 15 minutes from 07h00 – 07h15 during the start of the Half Marathon.

The necessary permissions have been applied for and approved.  No excessively loud music will be allowed.  There is a maximum of 5000 entrants participating in this event.

Parking facilities will be provided by Simons Town High School and the Naval base, however you will get some of the entrants parking in and around your area.

View tips on how to prepare for a marathon.

For more information visit