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Cape Town is not nice.

24 January 2013, 17:47

Cape Town sucks compared to Plett and every visitor here told us so. It was quite funny listening to tourists slag CT off because of the crazy prices, rude locals, the wind, and also the fact that there is not much to do. (You can only do the Waterfront once, and they seem infatuated with dead bodies for some reason – CT now has a museum for the dead in the V&A – probably the meat eaters like that sort of thing *laughs*).

Because of the wind you can rarely lie on the beach in CT. In Plett the water is WARM and the wind behaves.

The traffic in CT is unbearable over Xmas and the fact that Capetonians are not known for their driving skills makes it even worse. You will see rudeness personified.

CT is actually boring. In Plett there is SO much to do. Kayaking up the beautiful Piesang or Keurbooms River, mountain biking (the best in SA), elephants, and amazing forests. I have not even mentioned the locals, but we are known to be wonderful and accommodating, even to Vaalies *laughs again*.

I mean that in a nice way because Plett needs those Vaalies Rands, if nothing else. And you can spot the Vaalies a mile away – walking on the beach with Nikes on. Try the sand between your toes next time! Their materialism can be a bit annoying but overall they are friendly if not a little boastful and fake.

It was a crazy Xmas for me and not without incident. Binky was knocked over outside the bottle store and landed up in a coma on Old Years Day. VERY stressful. I thought we had lost him. All that time spent at his bedside wondering if he could hear me. Luckily he came out of it around 23:00 and was actually awake to see in the new year (PS! anyone who doubts the power of homeopathy should have seen the results with Binky).

So, treasure what you have got, especially if it is Vaalies with Rands who are sick of Cape Town.

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