Instead of a bunch of mind-numbing meetings today, my employer put us all on a bus to Soweto to enjoy lunch at Chaf Pozi, which sits directly under the giant colourful water cooling towers in Soweto. I think it was the best “back-to-school” staff development session ever.
The restaurant/bar consists of long tables in an open space. The bar area and the place where the cooking takes place are open and accessible – I do like to be able to see where my food is being cooked.
I can imagine how vibey it is on the weekends. Today, it was mostly our staff, so it wasn’t that full. It was fun, nonetheless. They played music that got people moving – some out of their seats even, and the bar is very well stocked.
The food – I guess because we were a large group – consisted of a HUGE plate of nyama – chicken, chops and wors – as well as smaller dishes of coleslaw, chakalaka, pap and tomato gravy for each table. Yum yum!
My favourite part was paying the small fee to catch the lift (like a little funicular, really) to the top of one of the cooling towers. This is where the bungee jumping and the big swing normally take place, but the bungee crew weren’t there today. The view was spectacular, but it wasn’t very good for those with vertigo!
There are all sorts of other outdoorsy and adventure sports to be had there. I had a great day, and will certainly return with friends who aren’t afraid to shake their chassis on a weekend. Lokshin vibes are always fun.