General Facts about South Africa
Office and Shop hours are usually 08h:00-17h:00 Mondays - Fridays
Banks are Mondays - Fridays 09h:00 - 15h:00
Shopping Malls and corner shops are Everyday 9h:00 till 20h:00 but this is a generalization and they may vary from this.
Electric current is supplied at 240 volts AC 50Hz and 15 amp round-pin wall sockets are used.
South Africa is a very diverse country with many cultures living alongside each other. In all there are 11 official languages but the main languages in KwaZulu Natal are isiZulu, English and Afrikaans.Most people will speak English as well as their home language.
Rands and cents are the currency of South Africa I think one of the fun things about traveling abroad is sorting out the money. Is it a bargain or have I made a bish of the rates!Rands and cents and can be found as coins and notes
Most credit cards can be used to access your money through an ATM or Bank. You can cash your travellers’ cheques at banks. Some hotels and shops also provide this service.
Banks are open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:30 and on Saturday 9:00 – 11:00
ATM’s are all over South Africa and most are open 24 hours. As in all countries take care around ATM’s.
No need to carry cash - Take advantage of this to get yourself a
card to take on holiday
At the moment there’s a very good rate of exchange for you making a South African holiday really good value for your money especially if you compare it with other painting holidays around the world and what they offer.
To get an idea of how far your money will stretch while on holiday here use the Currency Converter