La Recolte: December Newsletter

Updated: Feb 20, 2020

In this Issue >>>

-Construction Update

-Newly elected board of trustees

-Gifting ideas for the Holiday Season

-Fun things to do in December

-Recipe of the month

Construction Update


I'm sure a lot of residents have wondered why construction on the Clubhouse has not started and when it will? The reason for the delayed start is that the Clubhouse increased in size from 505m2 to over 800m2 in order to accommodate the required services and amenities. When the plans was submitted it triggered a Site Development Plan (SDP) update, which was approved 2 weeks ago. The building plans are now once again circulating with the council and we expect to start with construction as soon as Steyter Constructions returns in January. Construction should still be finished in August.

Clubhouse Exterior
Clubhouse Interior

Care Centre

As many of you might have noticed construction on the Care Centre has started with the ground floor walls already window height in certain areas. Construction is on schedule and the Care Centre should open it's doors in January 2021

Care Centre in Construction

Newly Elected Board of Trustees

This carefully selected group has overall responsibility for the management of La Récolte and we are excited to introduce them.

Jaco Steyn




Warner Slater

Vice Chairman, Communication, Balconies and Social



Neil van Tonder

Garden, Cleaners and Windows



David Leendertz




Elizna Duminy




Maggie Joubert

Nurses and Caterers



Rina Matthysen

Admin,Laundry, Security Cards and Washing Machine Tokens



Recipe of the month: Traditional Gammon


1 large gammon (approx 2-3kg)

sea salt

4 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup/jar cranberry jelly

2 Tbsp butter

Maraschino cherries

Pineapple rings (1 fresh or 1 can)

Toothpicks to secure the cherries and pineapple rings to the gammon

12 cloves


Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Rub the gammon with the olive oil and sea salt.

Cook in the oven for 30 minutes per 500g plus an extra 30 minutes.

When cooked through, remove the rind and score the fat in a diamond pattern.

Place a few cloves randomly along the diamond pattern.

Use toothpicks to secure the pineapple rings and the cherries to the fatty part of the


Heat the cranberry jelly, syrup from the pineapples (if you used canned) and butter in a small saucepan until melted.

Pour 1 cup water into the roasting tray so that the gammon does not dry out.

Glaze the gammon with the cranberry syrup, then return the gammon to the oven until the fat caramelizes.

Leave the gammon to rest for 15 minutes before carving into thin slices. (remember to take out the toothpicks).


Fun Things to do in December

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

When: Wed, Thu and Fri 6pm | Sat 5pm | Sun 4pm

Contact: 071 471 8728 or

Table Mountain Cableway by Sunset

Where:Table Mountain, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town

When: From 6pm

Contact: 021 424 8181 or

Polkadraai Popcorn Wine Pairing

Where: Stellenbosch Hills, c/o R310 and Vlottenburg Road

When: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 15:00

Contact: 021 881 3829 or


Gifting Ideas

Finding the perfect gift can be a nightmare at the best of times, but when the recipient has everything they could ever want it can feel almost impossible!

We are sharing a few gift ideas for the holiday season.

Buy a book at Exclusive books in Tygervalley Center

021914 9910 or

Gift a pedicure from Sorbet in Tygervalley Centre

021 914 0147 or

Gift a Custom Canvas from Superfoto in Tygervalley Center

021 914 4333 or

Gift a experience or show online from Computicket

Buy Flowers from Flowers from Heaven in Willowbridge

021 914 1388 or


Next Edition

  • Resident of the month

  • Introducing Steyter Construction

  • Recommended new years resolutions

  • Fun things to do in January

  • Recipe of the month


La Récolte Retirement Village

Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg.


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