Banks and foreign exchange in SA

With a favourable exchange rate for many international currencies, you’ll find South Africa an inexpensive destination. And an easy one – our financial institutions are world-class, with no shortage of banks, bureaux de change and automatic tellers. Rands and cents South Africa’s unit of currency is the rand, which is divided into 100 cents. Notes […]

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Health tips for travellers

There’s not much that can spoil a holiday more than feeling off-colour, and very little that can dull the pleasure of your holiday memories more than being ill far from home. If you are visiting South Africa, there are a number of health issues you should be aware of, particularly if you’re from the northern […]

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Useful facts for tourists

What facilities are open on public holidays? In the major cities most stores, cinemas and restaurants are open on most public holidays. The exceptions are Christmas Day, 25 December, and New Year’s Day, 1 January.South African observes the following public holidays*: 1 January – New Year’s Day 21 March – Human Rights Day 27 April […]

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