Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Green Room Gardens is now listed on AirBnB

I have recently moved my listing to AirBnb and couldn't be happier with the site. From now on all my bookings will go through AirBnb to keep things sweet and simple.

I have added more descriptions and photos to the listing and have even dropped the price a bit. The idea is to focus more on medium term rentals from now on - from 3 weeks to several months, so the apartment is very competitively priced for that category. In my opinion rates for short and medium term furnished lets in Cape Town is way overpriced, especially considering the huge supply at the moment - so I am trying to address this issue by making my rates a lot more affordable than what anyone else is offering.

In other good news, the Gardens Centre apartments tower block now has Wi-Fi, with routers on every floor, so the reception is really good. Access can be rented from the Gardens Holiday Apartments reception desk at the entrance to the tower block. Rates are R20 for 200MB, R50 for 500MB, R70 for 1GB, R140 for 2GB, etc.

More good news is that the Gardens MyCiti Bus station, located under the bridge across the road from the Gardens Centre, is now open, and Myconnect cards and top-ups can be purchased directly from here. Hopefully the Vredehoek line will start operating soon, but for now you can still take a bus to the Civic Centre Station from here and from there transfer to the Waterfront, Airport, Table View and Salt River lines.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flood lights on Table Mountain

The City of Cape Town municipality sometimes turns on bright, coloured flood lights at night that light up Table Mountain. Nowadays it is only done on special occasions to conserve energy, but when I was a child the lights used to be turned on almost every night, if I remember correctly.

A while ago I happened to be in the Green Room Gardens apartment when the lights were on, and I was ready with camera in hand to commit it to photographic memory. The cloudy sky made the scene all the more spectacular.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cape Town Carnival 2012

This year's Cape Town Carnival will be held tomorrow, 24 March 2012 on the Fan Walk from 5pm - one of the 2010 World Cup Soccer's most successful pre-match venues. Last year's carnival was held in Long Street and was a real blast, and this year's promises to be even bigger and better.

The theme for this year's parade is Cape to Cairo – a journey through Africa and its people, and it will feature 2 000 costumed performers in 11 themed floats, nine richly decorated giant floats and 11 academies with 150 community dancers.

It will be preceded by a concert at the Cape Town Stadium at 17:00. After the parade, a DJ will entertain the crowds near the Green Point traffic circle until midnight.