If you’re considering visiting South Africa at any point in the near future, you’ve made a great choice. Not only is this a country packed with things to see and do, but you’ll get a cultural experience like nowhere else on Earth.
Of course, you’ll want some spare cash to spend whilst you’re travelling around, and there are many ways you can earn some extra money on the go. It’s not advisable to try and find work in South Africa, and aside from anything else, it would take away the fun of travel! Have you considered freelancing online? All you’ll need is an online connection and a laptop. Or, if that is still a little too much like hard work for you, how about playing games and earning cash too? There are many South Africa online gambling sites, and provided you pick a reputable one, you could be earning extra vacation cash whilst you’re sitting in your hotel room, waiting for dinner to be ready!
That extra cash will come in handy, because whilst South Africa is cheap on the whole, the tourist hotspots are not. If you want to do the big attractions, e.g. anything in Cape Town, the winelands, or to head off on safari, you’ll need to shop around to find the best prices. This is where that extra cash on the go will come in very handy indeed!
The main cities are of course Johannesburg, affectionately called ‘Joburg’ and Cape Town. Cape Town is without a doubt the most expensive, probably because it is the most commonly visited. Here you will find Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, and those famous wine lands which sit near to Stellenbosch. The Garden Route is a beautiful spot to visit, taking you around Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth, and you’ll get to see where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet.
As you head over towards the Eastern Cape, easy if you’re following the Garden Route, you’ll be able to visit some of the national parks which make the country so special. Be sure to check out Adds Elephant National Park, and Tsitsikamma National Park, or you could head off surfing at Jeffreys Bay. The beaches around here are divine!
KwaZulu-Natal is home to Durban, and this is a popular place for locals to head off on vacation. If you love walking and hiking, head to the Drakensberg Mountains, and Tugela Falls, which his the second highest waterfall in the world.
It’s impossible to give you an overview of everything there is to see and do in South Africa, because the place is simply too large! One good piece of advice is to save up as much cash as you can before you go, and then you’ll be able to do so much more with your time. You can eat and drink relatively cheaply, but the tourist attractions will cost you more. If you can make a little cash on the go, using those online methods we mentioned earlier, you’ll be funding your break whilst you move!