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What currency do they use?
South Africa uses the Rand. 6 Rand is roughly worth $1 USD. Unlike most African countries, South Africa is extremely advanced in regards to banking and financial institutions. Because of this, credit cards are widely accepted (especially Visa and Mastercard).
What should I pack?
It is often confusing what the climate is like in South Africa, since it is on the opposite side of the world as the U.S. A good rule of thumb is to remember that their seasons are opposite that of the United States. Summer is November-March with average highs around 80 degrees and lows around 60 degrees. Autumn is April and May, with highs in the lower 70s. Winter is June through August. August is also the peak of the rainy season in South Africa. Spring is September and October.
How many nights do you recommend in Cape Town?
Cape Town can make a great pre or post for a safari. 3-5 nights in Cape Town will give you ample time to see the city and all that it has to offer. Shopping, wine country, and gorgeous beaches are all at your fingertips in Cape Town, so it is important to allow enough time in the city.