Cape Town’s elitist subcultures consist of Hipsters, Poppies, Yuppies, and Zef riffraff. Being a Cape Townian writer myself, I am privy to the knowledge that they are all equally exclusive. From my house in the particularly Zef suburb of Bellville, I have taken the liberty of mapping them out.
Whether you smoke hand-rolled Golden Virginia in skinny jeans, or listen to YMCMB on your car’s 6×9 speakers, there’s a place for you in the Mother City. Growing up among the cliques, I have drawn up a mosaic of high-heeled glamour sluts, hopeful actors, aspiring models, stoned artists, young executives, proud Coloureds, and BEE-opportunists — all walking a road of broken dreams longer than the N1 highway.
Here is a quick guide through my subculture clique map of Cape Town.