We got invited to ‘board meetings’ (surfing on a Friday morning), hikes, dinners, parties, tours, workout sessions, viewpoints, sunsets, wine tasting, dance classes, receptions, walks, teas and cakes. Just because we were visiting Cape Town. Just because. Another thing I remarked is that South Africans share and admire our Dutch directness. Unlike the English, they don’t ‘beat around the bush’ but like to speak their minds, and appreciate it when others do so, too.
It results in unbeatable prices. You can have a full dinner in a trendy restaurants, including wine for less than €20. You can get an Uber taxi anywhere for less than €2 per trip. I am not much of a shopping addict myself, but quality, selection and prices are unbeatable.
South Africans have a real outdoor mentality. Many go ‘trail running’, meaning they run up and down a trail before work that would take a ‘normal’ person like me hours of hiking at walking pace… However, I did manage to hike 2,5 hours up table mountain and enjoy the amazing view.