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Although flights to Cape Town can be expensive, once you’re there, South Africa promises great value for money.
As with anywhere, prices will vary depending on where you are in the country. Cape Town and Johannesburg are considerably more expensive than Port Elizabeth and Durban, and prices generally go down as you venture into smaller towns. But even in the big cities, food and drink is relatively cheap, and you can expect excellent value.
Here’s a breakdown of how much things should cost when you get there:
The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand. US Dollars are also widely accepted. There are legal limits on the amount of money you are allowed to bring into the country. If you intend to enter with more than 10,000 rand, you should declare the amount on entry to South Africa.
Whilst the South African Rand is the currency in South Africa, US Dollars are widely accepted in hotels, shops, bars and restaurants across the country - particularly in tourist areas.
ZAR is the abbreviation for South African Rand, the currency in South Africa. The South African Rand is made up of 100 cents and is often presented with the symbol R.
Tipping is standard practice in South Africa.
Restaurants: South African Tourism advises tipping 10-15% of total bill (with parties of 6 or more, the restaurant will usually add it to your bill automatically)
Cafes: 10% of bill
Taxis: tipping isn’t expected, but rounding up the fare will be appreciated
Safari/game lodge guide: 200-250 ZAR per day
Card is widely accepted in South Africa. However, it’s a good idea to bring some cash with you as well for tipping and other small purchases.
ATMs are readily available throughout South Africa’s major cities, although may be harder to find when you venture into more rural areas.