The Convo

The Perfect wrap up to a wrapped up shoot

14 August 2015

The shoot’s not over till the wrap party is wrapped.
After a challenging shoot there is nothing better than a bit of a party where you can reminisce, chat to the new friends you’ve made and hopefully talk about something other than the shoot. Here are our current favourite wrap party venues.
The uber cool Shimmy Beach Club. This bar and restaurant is in the harbour itself. Travelling through very industrial and grungy environments you may wonder whether you’ve lost your way and then suddenly there you are – and there is nothing grungy about this spot. On the waters edge with a fabulous deck area with not 1 but 2 pools, white leather couches everywhere and a delectable cocktail menu make this a fab venue.
In summer the tunes from the resident DJ create a laid back party vibe and later into the night they amp up and provide a get down and boogy dance floor on the far side of the restaurant. So whether its sundowners, a dinner or a later start drinks and dancing you are looking for, they’ve got it covered.

Anyone whose anyone who considers themselves to be a happening individual in CT at the moment seems to be into Gin, or to be more specific infused Gin. Its no wonder then that The hottest new venue this season mixes their own gin infusions. Brand new and already pulling crowds every weekend, The Village Idiot has all the makings of a truly hip spot. With a healthy dose of irreverence and a team of talented mixologists on hand the VI seems set to be a wrap party favourite. Oskar the Ostrich presides over the bar, setting the tone for the restaurant bar which is super stylish with its mix of Colonial and African chic, but doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Another great option is Tiger’s Milk in Long Street (the official party street of Cape Town). Rough and ready wooden interiors set the tone for this “Dude” environment. This is a great place for a beer on tap, a gourmet burger and a bit of a shindig really. While its not precious its certainly not sloppy and you can expect a very upmarket crowd getting down here. Ken is pals with the owner so getting access there in the middle of a frantic summer season is also a lot more likely…


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South Africanisms

weird and wonderful things about south africa and its people

"What a chop!" A chop is a term used to describe an idiot or a moron. If someone has done something silly, or idiotic, you could call them a chop! for example: John left his car lights on and now his battery is dead... What a chop!

Submitted by Britt Ballantyne

"LADUMA" Pronounced LA-DOOO-MAH is a popular cheer used at footbal matches to celebrate a goal being scored. shouted loud, with the emphasis on the middle DOOOO this is exaltation at its height (well in so far as sport can get you ecstatic anyway)

Submitted by Angel Witbooi

“Bilksem” is a wonderful South Africanism that basically means "we’re going to give them a hiding” Often a way to explain the punishent we’re going to mete out on an opposing sports team.

Submitted by Charles Williams

“Rooineks” Is the name the boers gave to the English settlers in the old days because their necks were always sunburnt from the harsh South African sun. The name stuck and you still see a fair amount of sunburnt necks about.

Submitted by Derrick Le Roux

"Toyi Toyi" (pronounced TOY-TOY) this is a traditional South African form of protest. It is a knees up dance done by protestors and can be very intimidating.

Submitted by Jaques Du Plooy

"Kwaai" South-African street slang for cool. "I climbed table mountain today and it was Kwaai.

Submitted by nickyd

“Jizlaaik” is another wonderfully descriptive word we have for “Goodness gracious!” or “Oh My!” so we might say "jizlaaik my China if South Africa wins the cricket i skeem we should have a dop or two to celebrate”

Submitted by Delarey Potgieter

Eish! - Substitute any of the following: No shit! Dang! Holy Cow! Ouch! You're kidding! Bummer! Oh well. Geez!

Submitted by Mark Upton

"Sharp Sharp" a lovely expression that can mean so many things, but all upbeat and positive. Can be a greeting, a farewell, an agreement or just to express enthusiasm.

Submitted by Shaun O'Connel

"Shebeen" - a township tavern or drinking hole. Once illegal and frequently raided by the fuzz, shebeens are now pretty groovy hangouts in the townships. Note- AMEX not accepted here.

Submitted by Justice beeba

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