”In South Africa, you really can have it all – and with the favourable exchange rate and cost of living, it is a bargain, especially for food, drinks and shopping.” – Forbes Magazine
One common misconception about South Africa is the price aspect. With all that the country offers, it is easy to think of it as a luxury get-away. Do not get us wrong, it is still a luxury get-away, but people forget the fact that it is actually a wallet friendly place.
Exclusive safari tours, mind blowing nature, gourmet food, exquisite wine and amazing shopping – all packed in a country far, far away. All of those factors combined makes you believe that it will cost you a fortune – especially if you prefer the finer things in life. But the actual reality is that, in South Africa, you can have it all – for a very favourable rate.
So how is this possible? Well, one contributing factor is clearly the exchange rate that is working in favour. The Swedish and Norwegian Krona are for example much stronger than the South African Rand. One Swedish Krona equals 1,8 Rand, just the same as for the Norwegian Krona (2016.07.01).
And take the dining experience for instance, where South Africa is one of the leading countries when it comes to producing top-of-the-line ingredients. The availability of good quality food is what makes South African cuisine so fine and tasty – and price worthy. The range of delicious vegetarian options and eco-friendly products is massive and you will not find this anywhere else in the world. South Africa is also the home of many talented and creative chefs.
If you want to treat yourself to a fine tasting menu at one of South Africa’s best restaurants, you can do so without any strains on your traveling budget. For around 300-400 Swedish Krona, you will be offered a complete state of the art dine and wine experience. This is truly unique and one of the many reasons we feel so passionate about this country. We want to share these absolute gems that South Africa has to offer and we want to share them with you.
It is too good to be missed.
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Larry Olmsted, Forbes Magazine,