Prices in South Africa
Prices in South Africa are moderate: they are lower than in most European countries (milk costs $ 0.75 / 1 liter, eggs - $ 1.5 / 10 pcs., And lunch at a mid-range restaurant will cost you $ 37 for two).
Shopping and souvenirs
Modern shopping centers and shops in South Africa offer their visitors to buy traditional African souvenirs - handicrafts, animal skins, beaded souvenirs made by the Zulu tribe, carpets, jewelry. Malls can be found in all major cities: in Cape Town at your service - Canal Walk, Johannesburg - Cresta, in the vicinity of Durban - Gateway. And animal skins should not be bought at the ruins - it is advisable to go to a specialized store for them, where you will be given a certificate allowing the export of this product from the country..
As a souvenir of your vacation in South Africa, you should bring:
- skin of a leopard, zebra or lion (the cost of such a thing can reach $ 2000-4000), an ostrich egg (real or decorative painted product), products made of snake, crocodile or ostrich skin (wallets, belts, bags), jewelry with emeralds, sapphires , garnets and diamonds, African drum, figurines of animals or Africans from precious woods, handmade carpets, pottery;
- wine (Simonsig, Africa, Lizard), liqueur (Amarula), biltong (jerky), spices.
In South Africa, you can buy spices from $ 1.5, malachite figurines - from $ 10, leather goods - from $ 35.
Excursions and entertainment
On a sightseeing tour of Johannesburg, you will drive through the luxurious suburbs of Rosebank and Sandton, visit the downtown area, see George Harrison Park, the De Beers jewelry store, the building of the First National Bank (it is built in the form of a diamond with 58 facets), visit the house - the Nelson Mandela Museum. For this excursion you will pay $ 40.
Having visited the Pilanesberg National Park (it is located on the territory of the volcano crater, which operated more than a million years ago), you can admire the picturesque nature (bizarre rocks, overgrown with flowering shrubs; lakes), see a variety of wild animals, moving around the park in jeeps (you will be accompanied experienced huntsmen-guides). A visit to the park will cost you $ 50.
Many cities in South Africa have no public transport at all, but cities such as Durban and Cape Town have extensive bus networks. On average, a bus ride costs $ 0.8, a fixed-route taxi - $ 0.6, a taxi - $ 0.2 / 1 km..
For renting a car, you will pay about $ 50-55 / day. It is worth considering that major highways in the country are paid, therefore, depending on the class of the rented car, you will have to pay $ 0.5-7 (payment must be made at the entrance through special machines).
If you cook on your own, use public transport, live in a hostel or camping, on vacation in South Africa you can keep within 35-40 $ per day for 1 person. But for a quality rest (a good hotel, food in a restaurant, visiting attractions), you should have funds at the rate of $ 100 per day for 1 person.