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20 November 2016

Tourists visiting South Africa. What are the things to buy and take back with you?

Indian Spice Market, Durban

For tourists arriving in South Africa with Dollars, Pounds or Euro's,
take full advantage of the exchange rate.  It's in your favour.
Generally things will be cheaper for you in South Africa.

Food and drink in restaurants is 3 times cheaper.
Food and drink in supermarkets is 2/3 times cheaper.

-Cigarettes at a supermarket or at the 'Airport Duty Free' are much cheaper
  than in Europe.
-Gold and diamond jewelry. (A good investment)
-Buy the world famous Gold Krugerrands. A gift that keeps on growing...

-African art and curios. (There are many African craft markets)
-The ostrich leather products (shoes, bags, wallets etc)
-Spices at an Indian spice market or in large supermarkets.
-Witblits, Mampoer, Amarula Cream Liqueur and many other liqueurs.
-South Africa has some of the best Brandy in the world.
-Supermarkets have the best prices for bottles of South African wine.
-Dried fruit and nuts  (Try Fruit and Veg City)
-Dried meat and game meat products. Eg: Biltong, dry sausage.
-Books, Music CD's, Dvd's. (Big music shops, Musica, Look & Listen)
-Aloe products. (Great quality and cheaper than in Europe)
-Most basic medication is cheaper, eg: Strepsils, cold and flu tablets etc.

Fact: Music is cheaper.
One song on iTunes in South Africa costs around R9.20
On iTunes in Europe they pay 1.20EUR for one song.
So, you are paying around R18.00 to buy one song in Europe.

Happy holidays!

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