*BUILDERS’ HOLIDAY PERIOD*: Please note that the last day for any building or DIY work this year is 13th December. No work other than emergency repairs is permitted during the holiday period. Work may recommence on 13th January 2020. If you have work in progress, please make sure that your contractors are made aware of this.

The SMG swimming pool renovation is going well and should be ready for use well in time for the summer season. Thank you for your patience during this work.

The pool will be refilled from our plentiful supply of seepage water.

We have been asked by our neighbour, the French Consulate, to remind our residents and owners that the consular parking bays may not be used at any time by anyone not authorised by the Consulate. They have found the bays occupied at evenings and weekends when attending to emergencies for their nationals in Cape Town.

Next month we have Heritage Day, a public holiday, on Tuesday 24th September and St Martini Gardens will have braais lit behind B-Block for residents and their visitors to enjoy “braai day”. Come and meet your neighbours, exchange marinade recipes and generally chill out 🙂 As usual, there will be one braai reserved for halaal food.

Cape Town still has Level 3 water restrictions in place, with a limit of 105l per person per day.
If we all continue to save every drop
we can keep our usage – and water and sewerage bills – low.
Please use our FREE clean seepage water – available from the taps on the landings in A- and B-Block, and from the tap near the bin area in B-Block – for flushing, watering and washing things.

We read our water meters every Monday and have just added the figures for the last year to the graph. The picture is not good: A-block usage has increased 68% in the last year and B-block by 53%.

Everyone needs to do their bit.

Owners and managers are reminded that the maximum occupancy rules apply to short lets too! All children are counted – even infants – and owners may be fined when overcrowding is detected.

 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), the historic Long Street Baths  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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