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South Africa

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Soak up the wonders of South Africa. From safari to surf and adrenaline filled thrills to scenic day trips, take a walk on the wild side and experience the diversity, culture and year round value for money of South Africa!

South Africa Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

There are 11 official language spoken in South Africa(not many, then)! A few of these are English, Southern Sotho, Swati and Zulu.

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Currency

South African Rand (ZAR).
Symbol: R

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Time Zone

South African Standard Time is (GMT+2)

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South Africa is a land of adventure, so book one of our many great adventure tours and enjoy amazing wildlife, exciting adrenaline activities, spectacular scenery, fascinating culture & plenty of fun and frolics!
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Accommodation Deals

Check out our hand-picked hotels and hostels in South Africa - allowing you to explore the best of the country's history, wildlife and culture. Take a look tat some of teh accommodation deals that we have online or visit a store and find out more!
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South AfricanTravel Costs

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Drinks

A bottle of local South African beer costs on average 25ZAR - the most popular and well-known is Castle Lager, but you can also get imported beers.

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Meals

For a sit-down meal in an inexpensive restaurant you're looking at an average of 100ZAR, or if you prefer the street food scene ask for a Kota (bread filled with loads of different ingredients) from as little as 16ZAR!

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Hostels

A basic dorm bed in South Africa can cost you as little as 103ZAR per night.

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Hotels

For a mid-range double room in a hotel or guesthouse, it costs between R400-1500. If you're looking for a bit more high-end, you'll be spending around R2,500 a night.

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Taxis

Taxis vary in price, depending on where you are in South Africa. On average, they're cheaper in Cape Town, with journeys starting at 10ZAR and the starting rate in Johannesburg is around 22ZAR.

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Transport

One of the best ways to get around South Africa is by a hop-on hop-off bus, which can either be bought for a specific route or for flexibility. We offer passes with Baz Bus, with routes starting at R2,690

Top places to visit

Take a look at some of the packages we have and explore South Africa by region! 

Gauteng
Gauteng, ‘the place of gold’, is the perfect combination of rich history, vast countrysides, bustling cities, world-class entertainment and superb urban spaces; undoubtedly a buzzing melting pot of experiences.
Western Cape
Renowned for its soaring mountains, golden beaches, sprawling vineyards, adrenaline adventures, and beautiful people, it’s understandable why The Cape is the perfect destination all year round!
KwaZulu-Natal
The realm of the legendary Zulu kings is a magnet for any outdoor enthusiast or thrill seeker. It also offers a unique blend of sophistication, cultural diversity and excitement… all in the most breathtaking setting imaginable.

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South Africa is diverse in more ways than one. Aside from its post-apartheid name, the 'Rainbow Nation' is a land of opportunity when it comes to unique travel experiences. From the wild parties of Cape Town's nightclubs to the wild animals of Kruger National Park, our Tailor Made Africa experts can help you to plan the ultimate South African adventure.
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