Tag: Cape Town South Africa

The Bay Harbour Market | Hout Bay

The Bay Harbour Market | Hout Bay

This winter I have been on a mission to find nice, cosy places to hang out at on weekends. With snow on the mountains, heavy rainfalls and as tempting as sleeping in on a rainy Saturday morning may be, don’t let this Mother City and […]

Fun in Philadelphia

Fun in Philadelphia

I have for quite some time, embarrassingly enough, been one of those people who thought that the only good thing about the N7 is that it’s an alternative route to the lovely Langebaan and Paternoster. I was pleasantly surprised to find yet another gem just […]

Minced hair is never fair

Minced hair is never fair

Ever heard someone say that their ‘hair is going to mince’? I was just as confused as you the first time I heard it being used by locals in Cape Town. Firstly because food and hair could never be a good combo, and secondly because mince is […]

The golden Gatsby

The golden Gatsby

Having been relatively new in Cape Town a few years ago I had no idea that a Gatsby [pronounced Gatsbee] was actually something edible. I was only familiar with The Great Gatsby era and obviously movie (which, luckily has got a little somethin’ to do […]

Bemang

Bemang

Expanding your Cape slang vocabulary a little more, today’s new word is one that locals use to describe something that is cool, amazing, awesome or really legit… aka “bemang” [pronounced: ber-mung]. How to use it: Rocking the Daisies is going to be bemang this year! […]

Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head

Sitting in Johannesburg recently for two weeks with rain pouring down nonstop, I started really missing home. I was looking forward to Jozi’s warm weather with that awesome late afternoon thundershowers. Instead I got what felt like two weeks in London or Ireland… No, I’m […]

Good ol’ Breyani

Good ol’ Breyani

The rich variety of food in Cape Town still fascinates me. My ‘have to try’ list is still insanely long, but at least Breyani is one dish I can now tick off. Not to say that it is my ultimate favourite dish, but it sure is something […]

Bra

Bra

Bra [pronounced: brah] is a word that you will often hear among Capetonians. I know, you’re probably thinking that it’s a pretty common word that’s used universally… Perhaps, but mostly (in Cape Town) ‘bra’ is not always referring to a piece of fabric with cups, […]

Versin

Versin

One of my absolute favourite things is the local slang in Cape Town… as you may have noticed in some of my previous posts. And yes, by my standards you will have to familiarise yourself with this manner of speaking if you want to get properly […]

Koesister vs Koeksister

Koesister vs Koeksister

If you call yourself a South African, then surely you are quite familiar with koeksisters. A decadent sweet treat that drips of the syrup. I am particularly fond of a koeksister myself. To illustrate just how much I like it, I’ll share with you a […]

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