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Friday, 03 November 2017 07:09


"The difference between failure and success is often how you manage that."

So says Nina van Deventer, owner of NVD Property & Project Management, a location agency that specialises in finding you the perfect venue or luxury villa for your accommodation, event or photoshoot requirements.

Because we all know that sometimes you need a little bit of class to showcase your product all the more better.

While Cape Town is surrounded by idyllic beauty, it takes some effort to locate, book and organise an event or shoot at any one of the locations available.

But with NVD Property & Project Management’s unrivalled portfolio of exquisite properties, as well as Nina’s personal motto to “under-promise and over-deliver”, finding the ideal location has never been easier, especially if you’re looking for the ideal luxury accommodation for this December.

Take a look at a few of the properties NVD Property & Project Management has access to:

Click here for the full article at 2oceansvibe: How To Gain Access To Cape Town’s Most Luxurious Properties [Video]

Published in NEWS
Monday, 30 October 2017 14:45


South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen, launched his own television series, JAN at the Inner City Ideas Cartel Auditorium and Cartel Rooftop venues in Cape Town on Tuesday 24 October. The series was produced by Carien Loubser and her fabulous team from Brainwave Productions, who also produced the NVD Property promotional video.

The show aired on Via TV (Channel 147 on DSTV) on Tuesday 24 October at 19h30. For those of you who cannot wait for the next episode, you can also view it on Showmax - episode 3 will be available from tomorrow already.

I’m completely hooked – it feels like you’re travelling with Jan-Hendrik and experiencing these fabulous locations and meals with him. The soundtrack is also to die for! 

“Guests at my restaurant should not only say they enjoyed eating there; they must say they had a great experience,”

“The same goes for the series: we are taking the viewers on a visual and sensory journey. If viewers feel that the programme was an experience for them as well, then we have done good work.” – Jan-Hendrik

Photos by Peet Mocke

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 03:58



...for your upcoming End of Year Function

In May 2017 we posted an article reminding everyone to start booking their dates for their end of year functions, and here we are – cannot believe it is October already. Thought we would feature our top 3 venues and villas in Cape Town for events to guide you with options.

Top 3 Event Venues in Cape Town according to NVD Property:

1. Nasdak

Nasdak Media24 Events Venue Cape Town

The most popular venue for the year by far is Nasdak, situated at the Media 24 building. Nasdak is currently almost fully booked for the whole of November and December. It can accommodate up to 150 pax seated for a dinner / dance and up to 250 pax for a cocktail event.

2. Cartel Rooftop Venue

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Situated at 71 Waterkant Street in the heart of Cape Town CBD, Cartel Rooftop is a very popular option for birthday parties, yearend functions as well as weddings. The venue can accommodate 100 pax for a seated dinner / dance and up to 220 pax for a cocktail event.

3. East City Studios

East City Studios Top Cape Town Events

This blank canvas is any event planner’s dream – let your creative juices flow and transform this into your wildest dreams. Situated at 62 Roeland Street, it has magnificent 360 views of Cape Town and can accommodate up to 120 pax for a seated dinner / dance and 220 pax for a cocktail event.

Top 3 Luxury Villas for Event according to NVD Property:

1. Luxx Villa

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For a smaller, intimate food and wine pairing type of event – a villa option would be ideal. You always need to consider the neighbors when it comes to events at villas – so keep in mind guests would need to get shuttled in or use Uber and no loud music or party into the early hours of the morning.

2. La Mer

la mer top cape town accommodation

Personally one of my favorites. With amazing views of the ocean and no immediate neighbors along with a parking area opposite the property – what’s not to like!  La Mer Villa is also an ideal venue for smaller dinner events or cocktail receptions.

3.  Heatherfield

HEATHERFIELD top accommodation Cape Town

We are hosting our first destination wedding here for 30 pax in November and cannot wait to share the pictures with you afterwards. It’s going to be spectacular. Not many people are aware of this gem in the heart of Tamboerskloof.  Heatherfield is definitely under our top 3 villas for events.

For more info on how to start planning your end of year function – please click on the below link:

Actually Yes, You Do Need To Start Planning Your End-Of-Year Function Now

Click here to book any of the above event spaces

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 11:56


It’s about time Cape Town starts putting their high rise buildings to better use – 2 Oceans Vibe featured NVD Property & Project Management as location specialist to find the perfect property for you - You can either rent the locations for holiday, book them for shoots, or hire one for a special occasion or corporate event.

The possibilities are endless and we’re opening a new Rooftop venue in 2017 – Cartel Rooftop 2 at Cartel House situated at 113 Loop Street.

It’s About Time Cape Town Started Putting Our High-Rise Buildings To Better Use

"It should be no surprise that Cape Town has scores of unrivaled property locations. Whether it’s situated high on the mountain slopes with uninterrupted panoramic sea views, or tucked behind a vineyard of award-winning grapes, people flock from all over the world to either buy, rent, or hire the most beautiful venues of the Cape.

With little knowledge of who owns what and the variety of features one can enjoy from one location, people tend to go with what they know.

But then you get those who are not only in the know, but have actual listings of properties and what they have on offer.

Like Nina van Deventer of NVD Property & Project Management.

Nina is in the business of event management, as well as having access to an impressive listing of magnificent locations which you can see on her website. You can either rent the locations for holiday, book for them shoots, or hire one for a special occasion."

Click here for the full article

Published in NEWS
Friday, 14 October 2016 09:34


Between 10 and 5 interviewed Nina van Deventer of NVD Property & Project Management regarding finding the perfect location for your event, shoot or accommodation.

"Do you need a venue to do a shoot, somewhere new to freelance from? Somewhere with a breezy outside view overlooking the city, or perhaps you’re looking for a place to host a party, a group meeting or conference. You’re thinking something trendy and versatile in the city centre that’s as comfortable as your lounge but with barmen and coffee baristas included.

The Cartel Rooftop, Ideas Cartel Auditorium and Out of Office Boardrooms situated on 71 Waterkant Street are perfect for the above and the sort of places that are less noisy and more spacious than a coffee shop on weekdays. Managed by Nina van Deventer of NVD Property and Project Management, the venue can be booked for product launches, film shoots, weddings or parties and was where we hosted our Creative Women Conference last year.

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The Cartel Rooftop accommodates up to 150 people and when it comes to decor and layout “we can do whatever you can imagine,” says Nina. Since its inception, she has organized everything from intimate live gigs, to Gin O’Clock gatherings, formal sit down dinners, weddings and year end party celebrations at the Cartel Rooftop."

Click here for the full article: Locate the perfect venue with NVD Property & Project Management

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:04


East City Studios is the perfect event and shoot location based in Cape Town.   It’s designed to be the premier day-light photographic studio and was built to the specifications of top international and local photographers.   Quality of light being the most important key to the design.

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6th Floor Studio Breakdown:

· Event Hire – R35 000 ex vat for the entire floor or as breakdown below
· Event Hire - R60 000 ex vat  (For both floors – entire 6th & 7th Floor)

6th Floor - Event Space 1:

· 150 people cocktail
· 70 people seated
· Built in bar counter and balcony overlooking Cape Town Harbour
· Event Hire - R20 000 ex vat rental

6th Floor - Daylight Studio 1:

· Suitable for smaller still shoots,
· City views
· Event Hire – R5 000 ex vat

6th Floor - Daylight Studio 2:

· 80 people cocktail
· 40 people seated
· Built in bar counter, splash pool and balcony overlooking Table Mountain.
· Event Hire – R12 500 ex vat

6th Floor - Daylight studio 3:

· Suitable for smaller still shoots
· City and Table Mountain views
· Event Hire – R7 500 ex vat

7th Floor breakdown:  

· Level day-light studio with its double roof lights and uninterrupted views from Table Mountain to Cape Town Harbour has a clear crisp light
· Can host up to 232 people cocktail style.
· Event Hire – R35 000 ex vat


7th Floor:  
Stills Shoots: R15 000 ex vat (under 15 pax)
Film Shoots: R30 000 ex vat (under 50 pax)



east city studios floorplan

Click here to download the SIXTH FLOOR PDF and here for the SEVENTH FLOOR PDF

Contact us today to book East City Studios today!


Published in NEWS
Saturday, 10 September 2016 09:52



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Luxx - Private Villa

Whether you’re planning a corporate event, wedding, birthday party, fashion show, launch, fundraiser or conference; you want your location to be both functional and beautiful. 

Keep the following in mind when planning your next function.

Luxury Private Villa vs Commercial Event Space

It is important that the location you choose is appropriate for your event brief.  For instance, a private villa would not be suitable for 100+ guests.  While it’s a great choice for corporate events and launches, the experience is going to seem less elegant and professional if you have a larger gathering of 150 to 250 people.  You’re also going to have to keep the neighbours happy, so you’ll have to make sure there’s enough parking and no noise pollution.  High ceilings add a luxurious aesthetic and can be necessary when creating sets for a production or fashion show which involves raised platforms.

From a cost perspective, an exclusive luxury villa might at first seem more expensive to hire as a venue for your event, but if you compare what you’ll spend on furniture, décor, hiring, kitchen equipment, etc. it’s more often the better value for money solution for smaller intimate events. 

A weather depending back up plan is always good – especially in Cape Town!

Other factors to consider for the setup of an event include loading in and out, stairs vs lift, availability of a goods lift and extra staff needed for loading.

pentagon private villa

Pentagon – Private Villa

Parking vs Transportation

Commercial venues usually have dedicated parking areas for their guests or enough space for busses to turn if guests are getting shuttled in.

Private villas on the other hand have limited parking. You might want to get your guests to rather Uber or make use of a shuttle service, or why not arrange a drop-off with vintage cars?

Private Birthday Party Event Cartel Rooftop

Private Birthday Party Event – Cartel Rooftop

Noise Pollution

This is a very sensitive subject, especially in residential areas. Always consider the neighbours! In an area where houses can easily sell for over R100 million, the last thing you want to do is host an event with live bands and hundreds of guests.

The neighbours will complain and the police will shut your event down. The City of Cape Town events and zoning offices are getting stricter on hosting events at villas. So, when putting a villa forward, I always make sure I tick all the boxes:
a) limit the guest list to 40 pax, b) ensure that guests are shuttled in and out of the venue, c) make sure everyone is out by 23h00, and most importantly d) keep the neighbours happy!

Kitchen for Catering

Most commercial venues usually have a dedicated kitchen area. Since we are such a multi-cultural nation, caterers will often bring in their own equipment to the venues or villas. Example – at our Cartel Rooftop at 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town – we’ve got a dedicated kitchen area, but from Green Catering (Halaal) to Merle (Kosher) to Escoffier, Stir, Slippery Spoon, etc. can cater there as they will bring in their own equipment, cutlery and crockery. It is essential to not be limited with regards to the kitchen area, as catering is often a decisive factor in confirming a venue.

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East City Studios – #MRPsummer2016 Media Event


Again, most venues and villas nowadays will have adjustable lighting. It’s still important to check. You don’t want harsh, unflattering lighting on your wedding day that can only be switched to either ON or OFF. Effective lighting will set the appropriate mood for a gala dinner, wedding, shoot and film screening, and can very easily spoil a mood as well.

You can also do wonders with fairy lights and candles.

Cartel Rooftop Aleit Group Year End Party

Cartel Rooftop – Aleit Group Year End Party Event

Sound System

It is important to be in control of sound at your event, from casual background music to live entertainment. I always prefer to use the venue or villa’s sound system. It’s easy to plug in a playlist for ambience, but this will depend on your brief. If you want a live DJ or band performing, you need to make sure you get an AV specialist that has worked at the location before and know the noise restrictions along with the acoustics of the venue or villa. The last thing you want is for the band to be echoing between walls the whole night.

Sound can easily make or break the party – when it comes to a birthday, year-end party or wedding reception, people want be entertained!


When booking your location it is vitally important to keep in mind that your guests would need restroom facilities through-out the event. When exploring a potential venue or villa, make sure the restrooms are accessible, plentiful and clean.

Always try to have dedicated bathrooms for staff. It is inappropriate for your VIP guest to stand in a bathroom queue behind a barman or waitress.

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East City Studios – #MRPsummer2016 Media Event


 Click here to book your next Event Space with us!

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 08:23


For the fourth year running Clarisse Coetzee Marketing & Event Management & De Liefde conceptualised and managed Media24’s annual Teamspeak conference and award ceremony. In previous years we have taken guests to Riebeek Kasteel, Kassiesbaai and Montagu but this year hosted the event in and around the historic centre of Cape Town’s Queen Victoria Street.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:00


For five years Studio 7 has given music lovers the chance to see some of the best local and international acts in a unique and intimate setting.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 15:52


Beauties raise funds for The Sunflower Fund at La Montagne

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