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20 November 2016

Going to visit South Africa. What are the things to buy and bring home with you?

Indian Spice Market, Durban

If you're a tourist arriving in South Africa with Dollars, Pounds or Euro's,
take full advantage of the exchange rate.  It's in your favour.
Yes, it depends what you like, but generally things are cheaper for you
in South Africa.

Enjoy our restaurants. 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 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 any large supermarket.
-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 visit a Fruit and Veg City)
-Many different dried meat and game meat. Eg: Biltong, dry sausage.
-Books, Music CD's, Dvd's. (Big music shops, Musica, Look & Listen)
-Aloe products. (We have great quality and way cheaper than in Europe)
-All basic flu medications, eg: Strepsils, cold and flu tablets are cheaper.

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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