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From NiederHeim B&B to downtown Cape Town

March 3, 2010 by  
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NiederHeim Bed and Breakfast offers safe, affordable, upmarket guest house accommodation from which to explore the Mother City. We are close to the N1 freeway that will have you in Cape Town within 20 minutes outside of peak traffic. Oosterzee train station, which has safe parking, is a mere 2 km’s from us. From there it is a quick 20 minutes by train via the upmarket northern suburbs line to Cape Town station which is right in the centre of town. From there can walk to the Cape Town stadium, the V&A Waterfront, and do most of the inner city on foot. Else one can hop on a MyCiTy bus ( ) a comfortable ride around town.

NiederHeim Bed and Breakfast on doorstep of R3b Bellville Velodrome precinct development

November 5, 2009 by  
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AFTER a competitive bidding process that started in September 2007 and lasted more than two years, the City of Cape Town last week awarded a R3 billion tender to develop the Bellville Velodrome precinct.

In a press release Mr Mansoor Mohamed, the City’s executive director for Economic, Social Development and Tourism, says: “An estimated 26 000 direct and indirect jobs will be created by this development”.

The decision to award the tender was taken after a two-stage, public tender process.

At a council meeting last week Wednesday, approval was given that the City of Cape Town award a R3 billion tender to establish retail, business, residential, hotel and conference facilities in the Bellville Velodrome precinct.

The 11,5ha property is located on a portion of Erf 21750, Bellville, in Tygervalley abutting Carl Cronjé Drive. It includes the Velodrome, athletics stadium and the adjacent public parking area.

The tender was won by Devmet Property Developments, a consortium of Devmark Property Group (Pty) Limited and Mettle Property Group (Pty) Limited.

“The tender for the Velodrome was one of the biggest and most complex property transactions ever to be awarded on municipal land in Cape Town. This development will enhance Cape Town’s positioning as a globally competitive business and leisure destination. The City will continue to use its land resources to stimulate socio-economic development,” says Mohamed.

He says despite current global economic challenges, Cape Town has yet again proved to be an attractive investment destination.

Besides an estimated R2,2 billion development on the property, Mohamed says: “An additional R800 million is expected to accrue to the City of Cape Town in rates and service charges, proceeds on the disposal of land, enhancements to the Velodrome and athletics track – which will still remain council assets – infrastructure levies and revenue sharing in event management.”

Devmet Property Developments will take over the management of the Velodrome and athletics stadium.

In addition to the existing sporting facilities, a high performance sports centre will be incorporated into the sport and athletics facilities and will be used to provide specialised training for athletes.

Mr Gert Engelbrecht, chairperson of the Bellville Athletics Club, says three cycle clubs, the athletics club and an in-house flight club are currently involved.

“A clause determines that should the Velodrome change, these clubs still need to be accommodated.

“For that I am glad because I know we will be accommodated, and the Velodrome area definitely needs some attention and to be upgraded.”

He says the clubs, the media, the public and everyone involved will now need to keep a watchful eye “that the private firm involved doesn’t only seek its own interests”.

Ms Andrea Crous, a ward councillor, says she is not against development, but “we must assure the project will be beneficial to the City and brings money in.”

(Bellville Tyger Burger, 4 November 2009)

What’s cookin’ near NiederHeim B&B – your premier guesthouse accommodation in Bellville, Cape Town

October 5, 2009 by  
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Die Suid-Afrikaanse Jeugkoor o.l.v. Andre van der Merwe by Welgemoed NG Kerk, Diasstraat, Welgemoed, Sondag 30 Mei, 15:00 – 17:00.
One of SA`s most vibrantly exciting choirs in a very special fundraising concert for the Living Network Crisis Centre. The choir will be joined by Jannie Moolman, one of the country`s favourite tenors, as well as flamboyant soprano Zanne Stapelberg. Book as Computicket, Checkers or by from 30 minutes before performance at the doors.
Andre Rieu, the world`s most successful male touring artist of 2009, is coming to South Africa!
The `King of Waltz` who is known for his ability to make classical music accessible to all and encouraging audiences to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles, will be performing with his 50-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra in South Africa for the first time ever! 

Saturday, 1 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm
Sunday, 2 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 3pm
Monday, 3 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm
Bookings through Computicket (
For more information and tour updates, please visit
For press inquiries, including interview requests, please contact Anneke van der Westhuizen at or visit the André Rieu Press Portal and register at Account:
Anneke van der Westhuizen
Hunta Live
021 425 5792
082 708 1957
Sun International and Andre Rieu Productions
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Saturday, 1 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm
Sunday, 2 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 3pm
Monday, 3 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm (NEW SHOW)Bookings through Computicket ( more information and tour updates, please visit

For press inquiries, including interview requests, please contact Anneke van der Westhuizen at or visit the André Rieu Press Portal and register at Account:
Anneke van der Westhuizen
Hunta Live
021 425 5792
082 708 1957
Sun International and Andre Rieu Productions


Saturday, 1 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm
Sunday, 2 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 3pm
Monday, 3 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm (NEW SHOW)Bookings through Computicket ( more information and tour updates, please visit

For press inquiries, including interview requests, please contact Anneke van der Westhuizen at or visit the André Rieu Press Portal and register at Account:
Anneke van der Westhuizen
Hunta Live
021 425 5792
082 708 1957
Sun International and Andre Rieu Productions


Saturday, 1 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm
Sunday, 2 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 3pm
Monday, 3 May 2010: Cape Town, GrandWest, Grand Arena at 8pm (NEW SHOW)Bookings through Computicket ( more information and tour updates, please visit

For press inquiries, including interview requests, please contact Anneke van der Westhuizen at or visit the André Rieu Press Portal and register at Account:
Anneke van der Westhuizen
Hunta Live
021 425 5792
082 708 1957
Sun International and Andre Rieu Productions


The Shoestring Opera Company (Aubrey Ellis – tenor, Renee Osborne – soprano) brings Jewels of the opera and song to Villa Pascal in Durbanville, R70 Book on 021975 2566

Lize Beekman by Die Boer in Durbanville. 22 April 2010 tot Saterdag 24 April. Bespreek by 021 979 1911

Summertime! (Sandile Gontsana, Lee Gelderbloem, Mike Horne, Cindy Gibbons and Steve Peralta, et al. Directed by Cedric Vandenschrik with musical direction by Amanda Tiffin) Grand West’s Roxy Revue Bar, book at Computicket

Blues Festival, 28 November (Dan Patlansky, Boulevard Blues, Gerald Clark, Albert Frost, The Thunderbirds, Dave Ferguson, The Lonesharks, The Dale Collins Band an Los Desperados will belt it out for 11 hours at the Darbanville Bloemendal Winehouse. Tickets at or call 0839158000. Visit

Ain’t Love a Kick in the Pants! (George and Jeannie), 14 November 19:00, Villa Pascal, Durbanville. R80. 0219752566

Good Vibrations (Vernon Barnard) – the best of the 60′s, 70′s 80′s and 90′s music. 13 November 19:00, Villa Pascal Theatre, Durbanville. R70. 021 9752566

Op die Vrou af II (Pedro Kruger en Jolette Odendaal), Die Boer, Durbanville, 12-14 November, R100. 0219791911

Second Time Around (Keenan Arrison, Jody Abrahams, Loukmaan Adams) – A celebration of the most loved music of cape Town. On Broadway, Cape Town. until 28 November. 021454 1194 or

The World is an Accordion (Ollie Viljoen, Stanislav Angelov and Peter Michell) at Die Boer, Durbanville. 11 November

Zak van Niekerk by Die Boer restourantteater in Durbanville. 9 November. R80. 0219791911

Die Skepping (The Creation) van Joseph Haydn deur die Conspirito-Musiekvereniging. NG Kerk Welgemoed, 7 November, 20:00. 0219756666 R85 en R65.

Commedian Barry Hilton in Grey Matters at GrandWest’s Grand Arena. 7 November at 19:00 R100. Computicket

Varingfees (Kurt Darren, Ray Dylan, Theuns Jordaan, Amor Vittone en vele meer. Hoërskool Brackenfell.  6&7 November. R45 – R90. computicket

Jannie Moolman by Die Boer in Durbanville, 7&8 November saans en 9 November middag. R110. Skakel 0219791911

Winning drama returns: 27 October – 7 November


DOUG Wright’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the will to survive, I Am My Own Wife, starring Jeremy Crutchley, is back by popular demand for two weeks only from October 27 to November 7, at 19:30 at the Baxter theatre.

Crutchley, who skillfully portrays close to 40 different characters, effortlessly slips into the heart and mind of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite caught up in the great European dramas of the twentieth century.

The play offers insight into Von Mahlsdorf’s perspectives and tells the amazing story of a mild-mannered human being who triumphed over a violent childhood and the brutalities of both the Nazis and the Communists to carve out a dignified life as an open cross-dresser in the East Berlin of the time.

Tickets can be booked through Computicket.

For discounted block, schools or corporate bookings, charities and fundraisers, contact Yandiswa on 021 680 3991, Sharon on 021 680 3971 or Taryn on 021 680 3993 during office hours.





Adamsappel performs a capella at DRC Welgemoed: 4 November

The a capella group, Adamsappel, will perform at the DRChurch Welgemoed, Dias Str, Welgemoed. The leader of the group, Christoff Basson, lodged at NiederHeim when it was still simply the family abode of the Nieder-Heitmann’s. Christoff studied medicine with Norman, the eldest of the Nieder-Heitmann children.

Calvin celebrated: Sunday, 1 November

The Dutch Reformed Church Bellville East (cnr of Constable and Park St in De la Haye) is celebrating the 5th centennial of the birth of the influential French fugitive reformer, John Calvin at th 9:00 service which will be led by Rev Johan Symington with the title: “Waarom sterf Calvyn nie” (why does Calvin not die).

The Great Pretenders pays tribute to musicians from District Six: 8-14 October

For many years Jayson King, born on the Cape Flats, pretended to be Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. He gathered like-minded musicians, all ” pretending” and formed the group The Pretenders . From this week the show The Great Pretenders can be seen at Grand West’s Roxy Revue Bar. The show pays tribute to the colour, diversity and tenacity of musicians from Cape Town’s District Six. Tickets at Computicket at R67.

Beerfest: 16 & 17 October:

With spring in the air, the High School Stellenberg invites you to its Das Oktoberfest – one of the highlights of our Bellville calender this year. The Songscape Beerfest Band will entertain you with lively oohmpah music. To still your hunger a great variety of traditional German dishes will be served, with favourites of the likes of Bratwurst, Eisbein and Sauerkraut.

And, of course, real German beer from various brewers will be for sale – something without which no Oktoberfest can claim the name.

The festival starts on  Friday 16 October at 18:00 and continues on  Saterday 17 October from 12:00. Entry is R60 for adults (which includes a German beer or schnapps), pupils over 12 years pay R40 and for children under 12 it is free. There will be entertainment for all and sundry. For rugby enthusiasts a big screen TV will add to the shared excitement. Miss Oktoberfest will be crowned on Saturday at 15:00. Nico & Christi Panagio (George and Carien of 7de Laan fame) will be the judges. Great prices await the winner and her princesses. For more information phone Riaan Esterhuizen at 082 555 2055.

It’s time to swing: 7-18 October


THE original work has been updated, new numbers have been added and Sean Bovim’s SwingTime (originally created in 2003) can be seen at the Baxter Theatre in October.

SwingTime offers a trip down memory lane and takes the audience on a nostalgic journey of the Big Band Era. Bojangles, the owner of the Swing Club, takes the audience back in time where romance was the order of the day, and dancing was a way of life for the young and young-at-heart. He remembers his past loves and the shenanigans during his time at The Swing Club.

The show fuses the jazzy rhythms of 1930s Broadway with the quick step demands of ballet en-pointe.

SwingTime can be seen at The Baxter Theatre from 7 to 18 October – Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20:00 and Sundays at 18:00. Book tickets, from R120-R150, at Computicket or on 021 680 3993.

TV-reeks opgeneem (tot 11 Oktober)


LIGTE, kamera, aksie . . .:

In Oktober gaan die kameras rol wanneer ’n musiekverskeidenheidsreeks by die Barnyard-teater, Willowbridge, vir kykNET opgeneem word.

Musiekliefhebbers kan deel wees van hierdie geleentheid.

Van Maandag 5 tot Sondag 11 Oktober sal twee programme per aand hier opgeneem word. Die vertonings begin om 20:00 en kos R110 elk.

Daar is iets vir almal, met verskeie musiekgenres wat verteenwoordig word, onder meer Afrikaanse pop, country, modern, romanties, boere-dans en klassiek.

Sangers soos Lize Beekman, Manuel Escorcio, Klipwerf, Zamar, Wicus van der Merwe, Broers en Lucas Maree tree op.

Die musiekverskeidenheidsreeks word van 28 November vanjaar op kykNET uitgesaai.

Vir meer inligting oor die program en vir besprekings, skakel 021 914 8898 of besoek die webwerf www.barnyardtheatres.

Fab Time at Bridal Show (24-25 October):

Its almost time again for Fab, the Capes biggest bridal show. Spring Fab, the second of the two annual shows, is set to take place on 24 an d25 October at the Cape Town International  Convention Centre. visitors will get the opportunity to see and experience approximately 120 exhibits all under one roof. Service providers on show will cover just about all and any service or product which is available in the Cape. One lucky couple even stands a chance to win a wedding ring set sponsored by Linde Collection to the value of R7000. Tickets can be bought at the entrance at R65.

International soccer to hit city (26 November – 3 December)


RENOWNED former professional soccer ace, Duncan Crowie, is in awe about the forthcoming Cape Town Peace Cup, which will take place in the Mother City from 26 November to 3 December.

Crowie (46), who has experienced several highs during his soccer career, says the inaugural eight-team international cup event for u.19s promises to become “a top-class showpiece” for the participating teams and thousands of spectators.

Boca Juniors from Argentina, Eintracht Frankfurt from Germany, Chelsea from England and Staebek from Norway will carry their countries’ flags at this major competition prior to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

Ajax Cape Town, Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United and Santos FC, where Crowie serves as the Director of Youth Coaching, will be South Africa’s representatives in the competition.

“This is a great opportunity for our South African clubs to gauge their strength and lift the standard of their game. Our youth teams need to regularly take on top sides from overseas and elsewhere in Africa in championships like these to keep up with tactical developments in the sport,” Crowie says.

Crowie, one of the Soccer Ambassadors from Cape Town for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, acknowledges the experience of being part of the Peace Cup will enrich his soccer memoirs.

Crowie’s achievements include being the first Cape Town footballer to represent Bafana Bafana, which made its international debut against Cameroon at the old Goodwood Showground in 1992.

He also captained Santos at the time of soccer unification in 1991 and, ironically, enjoyed a trial at Chelsea FC in the English FA in 1986. John Hollins was at the helm of the top London club at the time.

The Peace Cup matches are scheduled to take place at Athlone Stadium, Erica Park Stadium in Belhar and the Stephan Reagon Sports Complex in Mitchell’s Plain.

The King and Queen of Norway, as well as a host of other dignitaries will be present at the opening ceremony on 26 November at the Green Point Stadium, whereafter the opening matches will be played at the Athlone Stadium.

The draw for the Peace Cup – which will be held in Oslo, Norway on Thursday – will be attended by officials from the participating clubs, including Ajax boss John Comitis, and his counterpart, Goolam Allie of Santos.

The organisers of the Peace Cup are the South African Peace Conference (SACP) and the Nobel Peace Centre in Cape Town (TygerBurger 7.10.09).

SA Wrestling Youth Championship in Velodrome, Bellville

September 21, 2009 by  
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The Hoell’s are back for the 2010 championship, young Heinrich now aged 12. Unfortunately NiederHeim is full with athletes of the Goldfields Athletics Club that will compete the same weekend at the Bellville Stadium.
In 2009 we learnt about the South African Youth Wrestling championships in the Velodrome, a mere 5 minutes drive from NiederHeim Bed and Breakfast when a family member of an old school friend Carl Hoell from Rustenburg, Hein Hoell, phoned for B&B accommodation earlier today. We wish him and his son good luck with the preparations and we are looking to hearing all the family news.
The programme is as follows:

Clivias @ NiederHeim B&B

September 16, 2009 by  
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The garden of NiederHeim Bed and Breakfast is once again awash in an orange sea of Clivia flowers.

The Clivias of NiederHeim B&B have an interesting story. Jan’s grandmother used to have a pot plant on her veranda in Mossel Bay. From there his parents planted some of the sprouts in the garden of their Nature’s Valley holiday home. From those they brought Jan and Esther two plants by train as Norman sr. and Alta Nieder-Heitmann came to attend the baptism of Norman jr. at Maandagshoek in Sekhukhuneland. There the Clivias flourished and abounded for ten year as did the young Nieder-Heitmann family. When they moved to Bellville in 1991 a good number of Clivias came with the rest of their belongings. Meanwhile these rewarding plants have multiplied under the shady trees of this B&B accommodation establishment. Offshoots also adorn the garden of many a friend in Bellville.

Jan has lately also bought seeds of the beautiful red Barberton variety. Hopefully his posterity will one day also be able to tell the story of how their gardens became awash in flames of red.

The annual Clivia Show of the Cape Town Clivia Club will be held again at the Bellville Civic Centre, Voortrekker road, Bellville from24 – 26 September 2010. The exhibit usually illustrate the great variety of Clivias. The Clivia Miniata provides a brilliant display of colour of yellow, orange, and red as well as unusual shades of pastel. The exhibits alsol include varieties of variegated leaf , broad leaf and miniature plants as well as the tubular species.

Experts will  be present to give advice on the different aspects of growing Clivia. In addition, flowering plants, seeds seedlings and accessories, such as growing medium will also  be on sale.

Various publications that give practical and technical information about these rewarding plants will be available for both the novice and expert.

This year (2010) the show will be preceded by the International Clivia conference on 21 and 22 September in the adjacent Sanlam auditorium. More info regarding the show and international conference can be found on the Cape Clivia Club’s website, .

The Indigenous bulb society of South Africa’s display of a wide variety of flowering bulbs will be an added attraction and members of this society will be at hand to give advice on growing bulbs.

The show is usually open between 09:00 and 17:00.


August 7, 2008 by  
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How to find us:

  • Street address: 15 Bates Drive, Loevenstein, Bellville (cnr. of Steenbok)
  • GPS Coordinates: S33 53.120, E18 36.925
  • From Cape Town International Airport:
    Take M22 (Borcherd’s Quarry) north; turn right on M10 (Modderdam); left on M29 (De la Rey); right on M16 (Francie van Zijl); left on M16 (Mike Pienaar/Jip de Jager); right on Hendrik Verwoerd; left on Steenbok; and, find our entrance on Steenbok on your right hand corner where it makes a T-junction with Bates Ave. Look out for “nh b&b” on corner pillar(s).
  • From N1:
    Take Exit 20 and turn north on Jip de Jager, turn right on Hendrik Verwoerd, left on Steenbok, and find us on right hand corner at T-junction with Bates Ave.

How far are we from:

  • N1highway: 500m
  • Cape Town CBD: 20 km
  • Cape Town international airport: 12 km
  • Stellenbosch: 30 km
  • Blaaubergstrand/Table View: 15 km
  • Grand West Casino: 10 km
  • Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Velodrome, Virgin Active, Athletics stadium: 5 km
  • hospitals (five): 1 – 4 km
  • Bellville golf course and tennis club: 1 km
  • Stellenbosch University Business School and Medical School: 4 km