Your phone is the one thing that is generally always with you whenever you’re out and about. Get smart with Capitec’s convenient banking app that enables you to live better.

After a full-speed year under the most unusual conditions, an early taste of holiday freedom was just the medicine for young Capitec banking dynamos Chandre Matlala and Esona Ndongeni who found themselves on adventure in the City of Gold.

Their urban retreat included a stay at The Peech Boutique Hotel in Melrose North. A purpose-built and eco-friendly establishment that has two acres of beautiful gardens and boasts the work of a myriad of local designers throughout.

As driven marketing and communications professionals, working in a fast-paced environment, Chandre and Esona were excited to explore Joburg and all its vibrance.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been in Jozi, so on my day off I really want to explore the city, explore the bold flavours and foods that are around and the cool and interesting places to see,” shares Chandre.

Esona’s adventurous spirit saw her adding a particular activity into the mix.

“I have a fear of scooters so I want to take the bold move and just hop on one,” says the marketing and communications professional. She was living better with the Capitec banking app which allows you to use Scan to Pay and uncomplicate your payments, making travel easy.

“The nicest thing about Capitec’s Scan to Pay feature is that you don’t need multiple apps to scan QR codes with your phone. You just use the app and it scans all the major QR codes as you go. Whenever you’re going on an outdoor adventure, you don’t really want to carry wallets and bags. What’s great is that Capitec has made provision for that! All you need is your phone and you’re on your way,” explains Esona, who scanned her way from the hotel to the Harties Scootours where Russell van der Weide was the instructor and made life simple too.

Russell started the ladies off on a qualifying track through Leeuwenkloof farm in Hartbeespoort, before they progressed to a more technical course with steeper hills and tighter bends.

It was hungry work and a unanimous decision to then visit Lokshini Kitchen and Braai Shack in Bellevue East as founder Victor Ngwenya and his wife Thandi have serious experience satisfying appetites with their mouth-watering fusion of local foods.

To end the day with a sweet surrender, it was back to the hotel for Chef-in-Residence Candice Philip’s famous Luna dessert – consisting of decadent licorice catalan, meringue and lychee jellies, glittery charcoal soil and coconut ice cream expertly finished off with potato glass chips.

The delightful day out was made simple with Capitec’s Scan to Pay feature that meant convenient payments and no hassles.

Get the Capitec Bank app and use your smartphone to scan any of the major QR codes like MasterpassTM, SnapScan or ZapperTM to pay in-store and online.


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