How to use CityPetFinder

Lost PetsUsing CityPetFinder is easy. If you would like to publish information about your lost pet and search possible matches, you will need to register so that we can link the information you supply to the correct pet. Once you have done so, you can login.

If you have lost a pet, use CityPetFinder to search through a single database of all the animals in the care of the City’s 21 *Registered Animal Organisations (RAOs). Because CityPetFinder has been created in partnership with these RAOs, it has a broader database than any of these organisations might have on their own, which greatly improves your chances of finding your pet.

To add your pet’s details to CityPetFinder, click here.

Please note that registration is required to protect the pets listed in CityPetFinder. If you identify a pet on CityPetFinder as yours, contact the relevant RAO directly.

RAOs can also use CityPetFinder to search for animals in their care that have been identified as lost.

Make sure your pet can’t get lost by:

  • Teaching your pet a command such as ‘Stop!’
  • Enclosing your garden
  • Not leaving your dog outside public places unattended
  • Having your pet microchipped or buying him/her a collar or a disc with your contact details engraved on it
  • Ensuring that you exercise your pet sufficiently to keep it from roaming
  • If your pet runs away but is near enough to hear you, call him/her to you in a pleasant tone of voice. Do not shout – this may scare him/her away
  • Keeping your dog on a leash in public places to prevent him/her wandering off

*A RAO is an animal welfare organisation such as a pound or shelter, that has been registered with the City of Cape Town.

A Career in Real Estate

RECChas Everitt is holding a Real Estate Career Q&A meeting at our Tokai office tomorrow Tuesday 26th May at 6pm. The address is 44 Tokai Road (opposite the Blue Route Shopping Centre). The building houses both Hair Gallery and Chas Everitt and is on the corner of Tokai and Dam Roads. If anyone would like to attend please email Andre de Villiers on

It will be no more than one and a half hours ie 6pm till 7:30pm

Andre de Villiers

Demand for Secure Properties in Tokai

Property for Sale​The demand is growing for homes located within Tokai, which offer residents the peace of mind of living within a guarded perimeter and strict access control.

Right in the hub of bustling Tokai / Dreyersdal border is Zwaanswyk Village which is a gated community, situated off Main Road next to Zwaanswyk High School.

The complex comprises 32 separate title dwellings. The 32 dwellings were constructed in the early 1990’s and consist of both single storey and double storey units, comprising of two and three bedroom arrangements.

For more information about this Tokai property for sale follow the link.

Contact Lisa Rowell on 082 844 0800 or 021 712 5029 for more information.



Making Sense of Your Water Bill | City of Cape Town

Water_Slide_water_v1The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has launched a new and improved website, loaded with useful information that may assist residents, learners, students, educators and visitors.

The City is confident that the use of interactive diagrams, video clips, posters and brochures to present information in a more user-friendly way will significantly improve the experience of those visiting the Water and Sanitation Department’s new website, making it easier to access information and to interpret it.

‘For instance, by visiting residents will be able to access a detailed explanation about water tariffs and how we bill them for water usage, and how to apply for a water management device, or to be connected to the City’s water system. Selling your house? We list a few things to consider and we provide a brochure for new homeowners as well,’ says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Utility Services, Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg.

The website is loaded with useful information for those interested in water and the way in which the City manages this scarce resource, such as:

  • how to report faults
  • how to log account enquiries
  • how to prevent sewer blockages
  • how to apply for a plumber’s licence with the City
  • tips on saving water
  • latest dam levels and historic levels, dating back to 2011
  • educational material on the Cape Town water and sanitation system
  • details of important projects that the department is working on
  • ongoing commitments to enhancing services to residents in informal settlements
  • consumer information for residents and businesses
  • by-laws and tariffs policy
  • vacancies

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Happy Mothers Day

Mothers DayHappy Mother’s Day! For all the moms out there today, we wish you a very warm and thoughtful day full of the love and appreciation.

Happy Workers Day!

Load ShedToday is Workers’ Day in South Africa – a public holiday that has its origins internationally, within the historical struggles of workers and their trade unions.

The day celebrates the rights of workers, and recognises their struggle for fair working conditions and employment standards. It has been a holiday since 1994, and has ties to the International Workers’ Day celebrations enjoyed in many other countries.

In pre-1994 South Africa, the demand for the annual observance of the day as a public holiday became a rallying point for workers and their trade unions, and was one of a number of significant dates to symbolise and mobilise resistance to the apartheid government and its racial policies.

While it is still an important day for workers in particular, it’s a chance for all South Africans to have a day to themselves, and for those who do work, to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Animal Charity Bonanza Sale

The monthly garage sale of donated goods on behalf of the KAPS (Karoo Animal Protection Society) will be held on Saturday, 2nd May 2015, 9:15 – 11.30am at 7 Moorland Crescent, Tokai, (Moorland Crescent becomes Keyser River Drive which runs between Tokai Medicross and Blue Route Mall).

A variety of quality goods will be on sale including a cot and child’s bed, bric-a-brac, jewellery, books and all sorts of clothing and homeware.  Call Lynne on 021 794 5387 for more information.

KAPS is the only organisation providing a mobile welfare service for animals in the deprived areas of the Little Karoo in rural South Africa.

Tokai Artist Exhibits Again

Tokai Artist Exhibits Again

2015 invitation 003After a long absence from the public eye, impressionist landscape artist, James Yates, is looking forward to exhibiting his work once again.  Having closed his High Constantia gallery back in 2009, there will be a three day exhibition to be held at the American International School in Soetvlei Road, Constantia.  Running from Saturday 25th until Monday 27th April between 10am and 5pm, James and his wife Steph are hoping to re-connect with their many valued clients and invite all art lovers to come along and view his unique style.

Tokai Property Snapshot

Tokai Property Snapshot – First quarter 2015 vs. first quarter 2014:

Property-Value-increaseStatistics show that there were 15 freehold sales last year for a total of R43 595 000 (an average selling price of R2 906 333) compared to 7 this year for a total of R23 100 000 (an average of R3 300 000).  So whilst the number of sales is down this year the average selling price is up and again illustrates the state of the market at the moment which is favouring sellers all the way.

This is further backed up by the number of days on market; an average of 41 days in 2014 compared to 23 days in 2015. It’s taking about half the time to sell for a higher average price because of the low stock situation.

Buyers are locals, 50% of whom are cash buyers and the rest are bonded.  Another interesting snippet is the differential between asking and selling price. In 2014 it was an average of -6.8% with not much change in 2015 at -6.4%.

With the low stock situation we’ve got an interesting ‘bubble’ of higher asking prices in Tokai at the moment. There are currently 17 homes for sale at an average asking price of R4 237 000.  People are shaking their heads in disbelief at how the prices have jumped, but will they sell for those prices?

What is your house worth in today’s market?  If you are you thinking of selling there could be no better time to do so.  Please contact Tokai specialist, Lisa Rowell on 082 844 0800 for an up to date evaluation on your home.

Source: Propstats; “Sold” freehold properties in Tokai and The Hamlets, excluding Zwaanswyk and Lifestyle Estates for the periods 1 Jan – 1 April 2014 and 2015.

Talk by Gavin Bell of SANparks

Zwaanswyk TokaiThe Zwaanswyk Association of Property Owners would like to extend an invitation to Tokai residents to attend a talk by Gavin Bell of SANparks on the 5th May at 7.30pm at The Range. He will be talking about the closure of the park, rehabilitation plans and possible land-slides that could happen as a result of all the tree clearances.

There will be a cash bar and it is hoped that people can stay after the talk and socialize together.