When driving on the main roads of various North West's townships, you may just bump into several informal kasi (township) car washes. These are not just places where you go to, to wash your vehicles, but serve as so much more.

At times, you may sit on drums, bricks, car seats placed on the ground or even camp chairs. What makes it interesting is that you don't have to frequent here only to wash your vehicle, but can visit such spots just for the company and to talk about various topical things.

These car washes are often built with sticks, bricks, cardboard, plastics and other materials. They are not necessarily the typical car washes found in big cities, but places of interest where you can catch up with locals and support small businesses.

If you need to save money and/or like to do-it-yourself; you can get your own car wash bucket kit with foam blaster foam gun (available from Amazon). Remember to do your bit to save water when you wash your vehicle. Remember to bring along sunscreen (available from Amazon) and to keep yourself hydrated.

Have you gone to such a car wash and/or do you have a comment concerning such? I would sure like to hear from you. Please leave your comment below.

One of several popular carwashes along various main roads. Photo By Phindiwe NkosiOne of several popular carwashes along various main roads. Photo By Phindiwe Nkosi

Various small business goods are often sold near carwashes. Photo by Phindiwe NkosiVarious small business goods are often sold near carwashes. Photo by Phindiwe Nkosi