Load shedding


12 junie blog

  1. Take the opportunity to engage in all those fun electricity-free Cape Town activities that you just never have time for like hiking up Table Mountain. (During the day off course)
  2. Grab some sparklers and a camera that can be adjusted for shutter speed and have some fun taking long-exposure photos in the dark.
  3. If you’re not up for a raw dinner, head out to one of these Cape Town eateries, all of which make some sort of plan (be it lighting candles, working off a gas stove or operating a generator) to stay open during power outages:
    • Black Sheep Restaurant(City Centre)
    • Beerhouse(City Centre)
    • Castella Amare(Melkbosstrand) – the restaurant actually offers a limited ‘Eskom’ menu
    • Charly’s Bakery (District Six)
    • The Bungalow (Clifton)
    • El Burro (Green Point)
    • Borage Bistro(City Centre)
    • De Grendel(Durbanville)
    • Rick’s Café Américain(Gardens)
    • Richard’s Supper Stage(Sea Point)
  4. If you’re thrown back into the Stone Age while at the office, use the offline time to do some team-building exercises.
  5. Go to the theatre load shedding-style.The Kalk Bay Theatre has come up with a way to work around load shedding: on Saturday and Sunday evenings when load shedding usually interrupts shows, the folks at this performance space run their productions earlier (at 6.30pm instead of 8pm) and then when the lights go out, they invite all viewers to enjoy a candlelit dinner in their on-site gas-operated restaurant.
  6. Load shedding is a system that makes South Africa’s favourite pastime, braaiing, particularly useful.

Stay positive and keep safe!