The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: South Africa

Dramatic Twist as Task Team Nabs Culprit Behind Fake Kidnapping Scheme

PHILIPPI, CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Multi-disciplinary Kidnapping Task Team has successfully apprehended a 25-year-old suspect accused of orchestrating his own kidnapping. The elaborate ruse, designed to extort money from his family, unfolded over the course of several days. The ordeal began on Tuesday, 02 January 2024, when a foreign national reported his brother […]

Franschhoek Pass Closed Again: Construction Resumes with Daily Shutdowns for Soil Nailing

Photo by Photo Sudhir Matai.

Stellenbosch – Drivers planning a trip through the picturesque Franschhoek Pass will need to adjust their routes for the next several weeks as construction work to stabilize the landslide-damaged road resumes. The pass, which connects Franschhoek with Grabouw and Villiersdorp, will be closed daily between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, starting Monday, January 8th, and […]

Sunset Snafu: Sunset Pickpockets Pestering Signal Hill

Image by Firefly The Travel Guy –

Heed the horizon, not handbags: Signal Hill sunset turns sour for some as pickpockets lurk beneath the beauty. The iconic panorama of Cape Town bathed in golden light draws locals and tourists alike to Signal Hill’s grassy slopes. But amidst the breathtaking sunsets, a less picturesque trend is emerging – stealthy thefts marring the experience. […]

Urgent Warning: Sewage Crisis at Kleinbaai Prompts Immediate Action

OVERBERG – Residents and beachgoers in Kleinbaai are urged to exercise extreme caution as a sewage crisis has emerged, turning the once pristine waters into a potential health hazard. The Cape Navigator has received a warning notice posted by Lizzy Botha in the Blouberstranders Facebook group alerting the public to refrain from swimming at Kleinbaai […]

Fire Erupts on Muizenberg Mountain – Quick Response by Firefighters Ensures Control

In a startling incident on Muizenberg Mountain, a fire broke out, reportedly ignited by individuals in the Muizenberg area. The swift action of the City of Cape Town’s firefighters, however, has prevented the situation from escalating further. The police have apprehended suspects believed to be responsible for starting the fire. Multiple fire crews have courageously […]

Flaffy Finds a Home: A Heartwarming Second Chance

After capturing the hearts of animal lovers across Grabouw, Flaffy, the adorable old pup, has finally found his forever family. We are thrilled to announce that Su-Marie, a kind-hearted foster mom, has opened her doors and given Flaffy the love and care he deserves. Flaffy’s journey has not been an easy one. Living amidst the […]

Flaffy the Cute Oldie Seeks Loving Family for a Second Chance at Life

GRABOUW – In a heartwarming tale of resilience and hope, Flaffy, a senior dog in desperate need of care and affection, is looking to be adopted by a loving family in South Africa. Despite enduring years on the streets, Flaffy has managed to survive and is now seeking a comfortable retirement filled with love and […]

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