1. Internet options at St Martini Gardens – UPDATE 18 May

An investigation into internet options for St Martini Gardens has been conducted. To download the report click here. The trustees have agreed to allow Octotel to bring an Open Access Fibre trunk into SMG. Watch for updates.

1 May: Trenching is underway and reticulation within SMG being worked on. 🙂 When we have a clearer idea of completion date (current estimate is end of May) we’ll arrange for ISP-s to come here to explain their offerings.

11 May: Reticulation in progress within SMG to take the fibre to each floor from the server room where the node will be situated. Sorry about the drilling noise when the conduits are being installed. When these are in place the rest of the process is almost silent.

15 May: Come to our Internet Open Day! We will have representatives from a number of Internet Service Providers here to answer questions about the options that they offer. Come and talk to them, “kick some tyres” and see what suits you. A-Block foyer, Saturday 27th May from 10am to about 1pm (or later if demand requires it!)

19 May: Slight delay advised by Octotel. Several pilot holes were drilled on Orange but no existing sleeves were found to cross this very busy road: these are pipes buried to provide a path for services like this. City has granted permission for a trench to be dug across Orange on Sunday 28 May for installation of a sleeve and the building will be connected during the following week.

Welcome to St Martini Gardens

St Martini Gardens is very centrally situated, close to the city centre as well as shops and restaurants and most of the city is easily accessible on foot.

  • The Company’s Garden with the Iziko SA Museum and Planetarium, the SA National Gallery, the Houses of Parliament and the recently revamped Company’s Garden Restaurant is just over the road.
  • The Labia Cinema (the oldest independent cinema in South Africa) and the Gardens Shopping Centre are within easy walking distance.
  • The MyCiti bus route which serves the whole city and its surrounding areas passes one block away (closest stop: Michaelis)
  • The City Sightseeing “hop on / hop off” tour bus stops almost outside our main entrance.

The St Martini Gardens complex has 24 hour security, a full-time building manager and its own beautiful private garden with a large pool.
St Martini Gardens was designed by Pius Pahl, the last architect to qualify at the Bauhaus, Germany’s revolutionary and influential design academy. Pahl moved to Stellenbosch in the 1950s after marrying his South African wife. He started his own practice and received many awards locally and internationally for his work.
Go to our Downloads page
for more information on Pahl, Bauhaus and the design of St Martini Gardens.

Residents’ Information

For information for residents – both long and short term – about life in and around St Martini Gardens click here…

Owners’ Information

For information for current or prospective owners about your investment in St Martini Gardens click here…


Are you looking for a flat in St Martini Gardens?

St Martini Gardens is a sectional title scheme: all the units are separately owned and there is no central sales or letting agent. The Trustees and Building Manager do not know about available flats. To find flats for sale or to let try Gumtree, Property 24, Cape Breaks or the other established Cape Town estate agents and websites. We are aware of rental deposit scams and recommend that prospective tenants work through a reputable agent (and check that the advertiser really belongs to the agent) and do not pay a deposit until they have seen the flat. They may contact the Managing Agent or Building Manager (see Contacts page) to check the bona fides of a prospective landlord.

GPS Coordinates:
S33 55 39.0 E18 24 56.0

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