South Africa - More Holiday for your money
Thanks to the Current Exchange Rate the Country at the Cape is establishing itself as an affordable dream destination. German tour operators lower the prices and little side costs in the country delight the holidaymakers.
Frankfurt, January 16th, 2014: The Rainbow Nation is considered to be a dream destination for numerous German tourists. And thanks to the most favourable Exchange Rate for six years a trip to South Africa is achievable for everyone. But not only the weak currency makes the country at the southern tip of Africa so desirable – varied landscape and personal encounters let more than 50 per cent of the German visitors come back to South Africa at least a second time.
For a bit less than one euro (14,50* translated into Rand) for example visitors can use the public busses through the city of trend-metropolis of Johannesburg. Even a visit of Carlton Center, the highest building in Africa, can be obtained for one euro. A sightseeing tour with the red hop on/ hop off-bus costs ten euros. The bus passes the sights worth seeing in Johannesburg and Soweto. Staff members are waiting at every station to answer questions.
Everyone who likes it more dignified and sterling can treat oneself to some fine food. 300 gram rump steaks start at eight euros in a good restaurant. A three-course dinner in an Italian restaurant like Tuscany Beach at Camps Bay costs approximately 20 euros. The average price is around 1,80 euro for a glass of excellent red wine and about 3,10 euros for gin tonic, which is very popular as a sundowner among the visitors. In general, side cost for tourists are very affordable. A cab ride in one of the big cities costs less than a euro per kilometer. The admission charge for South Africa’s largest and most popular natural reserve, Krüger national park, is 18 euros per person – a snap compared to national parks in other well-liked destinations for German travellers.
Even travelers, who booked their South Africa trip in advance at a tour operator, profit from the cheap exchange rate. Most tour operators already decreased the prices for the winter season. This trend continues in the summer season 2013. The prices of the most important suppliers are between 5% and 12% lower compared to the previous year. A self drive holiday along the Garden Route and in the Winelands with eight nights included for example costs 646 euros at Thomas Cook. Booking at FTI visitors can enjoy the sea view at three star hotel Windsor in Hermanus, known for being the whale capital, for 29 euros a night. The trendy City-Hotel Inn on the Square, located right next to the famous Green Market Square in the heart of Cape Town, welcomes its guests for 36 euros per night, bookable at Neckermann.
(* Effective January 2014; Source: Federal Association of German Banks)