Umtata - yes what a booming town
But Traffic is chaotic we move bumper on bumper through town
In exasperation I asked a taxi driver what caused this traffic jam?
"be prepared for 45-60 minutes to get through Umtata without shopping"
The town is a shopping hub and Affrica rules- park load,off load,greet,chat,blow hooter for just the fun of it- all is in the order of the day
By just staying calm and bite in the lip - we crawled through and saw a choir of 16 members singing non stop Gospel songs for a furniture shop- just to attract customers
Interesting feature of African shopping areas is the music - different and blaring as you move through
Remember going through Umtata allow a hour and a good doze of Patience