Friday was my birthday. It was really nice, and I decided to spend the night at home with family, and have a celebration with close friends the following night. Usually I just have a braai, but this time I just wanted something else. I decided to make a reservation at Back of the Moon in Gold Reef City Casino.

  Back of the moon

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I couldn’t have been more impressed. It was everything I hoped it would be, and more. The atmosphere was incredible, the waiter delivered incredible service, and the live jazz band added an amazing background. I had a rump steak, and it was divine.

I would honestly recommend this to anyone in need of celebration. It is a bit pricey, but with the service and experience, it really is worth it.

On Sunday, I witnessed one of the greatest soccer matches ever. Our South-African side, Bafana Bafana, played against the Moroccan side in an AFCON group match, at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. It was the last match, and crucial to our team. A win or draw would put us through, and a loss would put us at the mercy of Cape Verde playing against Angola. Cape Verde won their match (well done to them) and so a draw or victory was essential for us. I only tuned in at half time, and the score was worrying, with a 1-0 lead to Morocco. I don’t know what Coach Gordon Igesund said to Bafana, but they came back attacking like crazy.

Bafana’s relentless attacking on goal led to a truly superb goal in the 70th minute, by May Mahlangu. The restaurant we were in exploded! And further heartbreak when Morocco scored again. Siyabonga Sangweni had the entire South-Africa on its feet in the 86th minute, by equalising again. The game ended 2-2, sending South-Africa through to the quarter finals at the top of their group A log.


It was a great weekend!

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