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:
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.
Restaurants: 10-15% of total bill
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
£1 = 18.10 ZAR (at time of writing)
For context: that’s 100 ZAR for just over £5.
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