More at Brookside

Brookside has been the home of Villagers since 1937, with excellent on-site facilities for practising, training and socialising.

Dias Tavern

The theme at Dias Tavern, an informally decorated Portuguese taverna, inspired by the 19th century explorer Bartholomew Dias…

We serve an array of dishes, ranging from traditional
Portuguese cuisine to fresh local seafood.

Dias Tavern is known for its live music events and family get togethers. Why not spend your next eve with us?

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Villager Squash Club
"Our Boast is better than yours"

VSC caters for men and women squash players from junior to masters level, as well as those only wanting to play socially. Situated in the picturesque grounds of Brookside, Villager Squash Club (VSC) has a proud history of offering members a superb sporting facility combined with a fun and relaxed social atmosphere.

Proudly affiliated to Villager Football Club (VFC) in Claremont, Cape Town. Feel free to contact Andre Naude on +27 76 370 5436 or email

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Building our future

CAD4ALL Institute of Applied Architecture is an Award-winning private college based in Tygervalley, Claremont Cape Town & Rosebank in Johannesburg .

The CAD4ALL Architectural & Interior Design faculty of learning is found on the form follows function tradition and is today the leading Architecture Design Institution of its kind in Southern Africa, with numerous accolades Our accredited Architectural Technology & Draughting qualifications pathway starts at NQF4 and articulates to our new in development NQF7 qualification in Architectural Technology.

A field placement opportunity in your final Diploma year allows you to gain hand on work experience within industry. Further your education with our range of industry in demand qualifications & courses full time, part time or blended online from anywhere in Southern Africa.

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"Putting the pieces back together"

T-J Malherbe and Tyla Grobler are the on-site Villagers Physiotherapists. T-J Malherbe and Associates Physiotherapy has been in the Celtic House working with the Villager club members and rugby players for 23 years.

T-J Malherbe has over 2 decades of physiotherapy experience having worked locally and internationally with provincial, national and international sports athletes and teams within a variety of sporting codes including, rugby, hockey, running, tennis, cricket and ballet. Tyla has recently moved to Cape Town and is presently working fieldside with the Villagers rugby team while doing her Masters in Physiotherapy through the University of Pretoria.

The physiotherapy practice is focused on neuromuscular assessments, treatments and rehabilitation and also has research based exercise and Pilates classes running daily. T-J and Tyla are passionate about people and addressing all 5 dimensions of a patient’s health. With this the forefront of their approach, T-J Malherbe Physiotherapy believes working in teams with a variety of healthcare professionals in both private and government healthcare including orthopaedic specialists, sports physicians, dieticians, biokineticists, occupational therapists, breathing specialists, psychologists, and performance laboratories and scientists too.

Tyla and T-J remain dedicated to concussion and post concussion education with vestibular ocular rehabilitation, and have been treating many of the surrounding school children, recreational and provincial athletes post concussion collaborating with the concussion specialist doctors and performance specialists. The aim is for our patients to get carefully assessed and appropriately treated, while trying to keep them moving, and eventually returning them to the sports they love doing whether for health, recreational or competitive reasons.

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"Building our foundations, one member at a time."

Richardt Tait is a seasoned professional in the field of applied sport science with over two decades of experience. Throughout his career, he has worked with athletes of all skill levels and a variety of sport codes, including rugby, tennis, cricket, and netball. Richardt is committed to helping athletes reach their performance goals and enhancing their athletic abilities.

In addition to his work with athletes, he also works with clients looking to improve their overall fitness and achieve their weight loss goals. He brings a unique perspective to his clients, having personally faced the challenges of being overweight during his own school years. This personal experience has given him a deep empathy and understanding of the struggles his clients face and a strong desire to help them succeed.

His combination of expertise, experience, and personal understanding make him an exceptional coach and advisor. He is dedicated to providing his clients with the support and guidance they need to achieve their goals and improve their lives. Whether you’re an athlete looking to improve your performance or simply looking to get in shape and feel confident, he has the knowledge and skills to help you reach your full potential.

WhatsApp +27 76 521 3500 for full catalog details of available plans or visit Holistic Health Emporium

Sporting Chance
Bringing back the Villager Vikings

Since its establishment in 1990, Sporting Chance has grown to become a leading sports coaching and development organisation in South Africa with a powerful and recognizable brand. With the belief that sport speaks a universal language, which breaks down barriers and cuts through income and ethnic divides, Sporting Chance uses the power of sport to positively change young lives. It is during the formative years that the foundation for a physically active lifestyle is laid and Sporting Chance has advocated and implemented various programmes for coaching school-age children. With disciplined, structured coaching that strikes a balance between skills and “play”, Sporting Chance has developed some of South Africa’s most promising sportspeople.

Sporting Chance offers professional coaching and structured sports programmes at schools, clubs, holiday clinics and birthday parties through their coaching services department that serves the affluent market. In addition, the Sporting Chance Development Foundation provides opportunities for children from impoverished communities to play sport in a safe and structured environment while simultaneously receiving life skills education. This is done through a year-round, national schedule of community programmes, such as Street Sports, Calypso Cricket, Holiday Coaching Clinics and the Disney Healthy Happy Play program.

Sporting Chance and Villager RFC are teaming up to relaunch the youth section at the club. The Villager Vikings will be a community based, outcome specific rugby skills programme with sessions taking place on a Friday evening from 16h00 – 17h30 for boys and girls aged 6 – 13 years. Launching in April 2023 at the home of Villager RFC, Brookside, the young players will get to run in the footsteps of some of the club’s legends and current senior players.

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In2Touch Rugby
"6 downs is all that matters"

In 2 Touch Touch Rugby leagues have been running on Wednesday nights at the Villager Football Club since 2002. 6-Down Touch was initially seen and used as an off season fitness alternative, but over the years the sport has grown in its own right and is played throughout the year by both Rugby players and non-traditional players. In its hay-days around 2005-2007, people from all over Cape Town came down on Wednesday nights to enjoy both the Touch Rugby and the great time available in the old clubhouse overlooking the Main field. Today the league is very much in a re-building phase and together with the club hierarchy, we are working hard to bring back the glory days at the club!

Games happen on Wednesday evenings between 18:00 and 22:00 and leagues are structured to accommodate all levels of players, both men and women, corporate, social and provincial level.

For more information, please contact Grahame Bobrow on 082 492 3683 or email or visit the website

International TAG Rugby
You're It!

The International Tag Federation and Tag Rugby Association have their offices at the home of Villager RFC. Tag Rugby is extremely committed to assisting the Villager RFC during this extremely exciting re-building phase.

We are committed to the venue and will be offering players and supporters opportunities to enter Tag Social leagues, have kiddies Tag birthday parties and also host Tag Festivals and communities programmes for our Tag Rugby Primary schools.

As our offices at Brookside we will also use the club’s facilities for our National teams training venue as well as for fundraising events and most importantly our capping ceremony before the team leaves for the Tag World Cup in Ireland from the 2 – 5 August 2023.

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Occupational Therapy
"Bringing function to dysfunction"

Tayla is the on-site Occupational Therapist at Villagers. Tayla has been working in her field for the last 5 years, specifically focusing on orthopaedic injuries and upper limb rehabilitation. Recently her focus has shifted towards return-to-work following chronic or severe disability, completing functional assessments and assisting clients reintegrate into their home and work environment successfully.

She has a strong passion for ensuring an integrated, holistic approach for each client and her aim is to ensure maximum function, following dysfunction.

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