Update – lock-down Level 4 from 1 May: The garden and pool area will be open for exercise from 06:00 – 09:00

The recently tightened restrictions on use of the garden and pool were put in place as a result of a Directive from the Community Schemes Ombudsman. We understand that they are frustrating the need and desire to exercise safely in our beautiful garden, but the trustees have to apply the Directive. Click on the link to read the CSOS Directive

When the revised lockdown restrictions have been published and we know what is permitted in terms of exercising we really hope that we can remove the prohibition on the use of our common property.

We know that our residents generally have been observing good practice in terms of distancing. Hang in there! 

The compost bins have been removed for the time being as they were attracting rats. Please do not leave bags of rubbish anywhere as these will also attract rats. All refuse must be bagged and placed in the bins in B-Block or dropped down the chute.
  • Our Security team and cleaners are registered as essential workers and will continue to work as normal on the site during the lock-down period. Cleaning routines have been changed to concentrate more on contact areas such as handrails and lift buttons.
  • An information flyer was delivered to each flat for guidance of residents during this period, and copies are on the noticeboards and in lifts in both blocks.
  • Please practice “social distancing” when moving from your flat to another part of the building or leaving for shopping when necessary.
  • Hand sanitisers have been placed in the garages and ground floor lift lobbies. Please practice good hygiene to protect yourself and others.
  • Building management will be on site for part of each weekday to ensure that everything is running smoothly

Clean groundwater is available from the taps at the sinks at the ends of the passages. Please use this wherever possible for flushing toilets, watering plants and general washing purposes to minimise our usage of (expensive) municipal water. Cape Town is still not water-secure – save every drop!

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.
The policy for approval of additional people has been changed so that it applies to short lets too, but there is a limit on the number of nights. See the application form here

 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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