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  • Added on: July 6th, 2009

Im originally from south africa but left several years ago when my family moved to the uk, Im now taking a month to go with my boyfriend and see the rest of my family and do a lil travelling around (Jo'burg -> Durban -> Cape Town).
I wondered if anyone could give me a rough current idea of what it will cost per day for food, accomodation and general sending. Not including flights and baz bus travel. I imagine we will live cheaply but not so that our holiday suffers, as we enjoy eating local food and doing activities.

Any help would be welcome =)
Thanks x


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  • Added on: July 7th, 2009
Hi there,

dorms: R100+-
groceries: check Pick n' Pays website (online shopping will give you an overview on prices)
restaurants: check eg. Burger & Chips is usually between 30-50R
beer: six pack - 6-8R/bottle, pub/club - 15R+-

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  • Added on: August 12th, 2009
I spent 2 months traveling on the Baz bus from Cape Town to Jo'burg, plus 5 days on a Kruger Park trip. You can see my expenses on this spreadsheet - ... Sphh2RFlTg

Overall, I found the quality of hostels to be the best I've experienced in a country.

My biggest issue with cost was the low value of the Rand vs. US Dollar. I bought a whole new wardrobe of clothes...especially surf brand stuff when in Jeffrey's Bay :D

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