As the year draws to a close, the Capitec team joins Secret Sunrise for an early morning boogie and some colourful, celebratory fun at Hoopenburg Wines in Stellenbosch.

Greeting the day – not in traffic – but outdoors, with a slow jam to your favourite grooves is not generally the way the Capitec team, or most of us, start the work day. That is, until Grant Ross and Karen Christian from Secret Sunrise ( Secret Sunrise – Music | Move | Connection), began inviting work colleagues to get their morning groove on, together. Marketing Manager from the Payments, App & Client Optimisation team at Capitec, Akhona Booi, got wind of it and signed his crew up for the experience with some fun extras planned after the sunrise session. After a year of growth and hard work, it was exactly what they needed.

The team made their way to Hoopenburg Wines ( Home | Hoopenburg Wines ) bright and early where the Secret Sunrise team was powering up with headphones at the ready and facilitator and trainer, Karen Christian was excited to get them going. And, get going they did. After a ‘lose yourself in the music’ type of experience each and every team member got their blood flowing and were clearly ready to face the day.

Next, it was time for a different sort of celebration with Gizelle Coetzee and Anton Beukes from Hoopenburg Wines. Hoopenburg, encircled by the majestic Simonsberg mountain range, and commanding unobstructed views of Table Mountain, is owned by the Schmitz family in Germany. It is unique in that it is the only wine estate in South Africa where 100% of the vineyard comprises of bush vines. All the grapes are handpicked and sorted to extract only the best juice and enhance the grapes’ natural potential.

The winemaker, Gizelle, and owner Anton, created a colourful and delicious farm breakfast spread for our team and shared the much desired secret on how to use a sword to open a sparkling wine bottle, otherwise known as sabrage. As the Hoopenburg MCC flowed into delicious breakfast mimosas, the team learnt all about their popular sparkling wine range – simply perfect for the upcoming festive season.  (Visit  14 Amazing year-end function ideas on wine farms | Hoopenburg Wines to find out more about the wine farm’s fun event offering.)

The only thing left to do was settle the bill. Splitting the cost between 11 people is often where the fun stops and the headache starts but not if you use Capitec’s Pay Me facility. Using Capitec’s Pay Me link it couldn’t be easier, and after a quick digital payment to Hoopenburg, team leader Akhona, quickly shared the link with each team member and they easily paid their share directly to him through the banking app.

Around this time of year, when friends and family gather and bills need to be divided up, this function from Capitec couldn’t be more useful. To find out exactly how you too can get the hang of this, visit Pay Me | Get Paid Instantly On The App | Capitec Bank for all the details. You don’t even need a Capitec account to use a Pay Me link so be sure to share this with your crew this Festive season as you celebrate each other!

Capitec Competition:

Celebrate in style with a chance to win R1000, courtesy of Capitec. To enter, reply to the competition post on social media platforms and tell us how Capitec makes your life easier, using the hashtag #BetterNeverRests. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, 10 December 2023. Ts&Cs apply and can be found on The Insider SA website.

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