Average cost of trip to South Africa
Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in South AfricaUpdated July 23, 2021
How much money are you going to need for your trip to South Africa? You should plan to spend around R1,808.86 ($122.48) per day on your trip to South Africa for one person and R2,436.23 ($164.96) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (R1,181.49 $80.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (R444.83 $30.12) and some entertainment (R809.91 $54.84) for two. Find more about South Africa travel budget in 2020 below.
How much will a one-week trip to South Africa cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to South Africa is around R30,978.84 ($2,097.62) for one person and around R52,033.03 ($3,523.22) for a couple including flights. March is the cheapest month to go to South Africa.
💰 Is it expensive to visit South Africa?
A lot of people want to visit South Africa and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.
✈ Cost of flights to South Africa from
How much does it cost to fly to South Africa? High season for flights to South Africa spans from July to August — prepare to pay $913.00 and more for your return flight to South Africa. The period from September to November is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $687.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!
🛏 Average prices for accommodation in South Africa
How much do hotels charge per night in South Africa? High season in South Africa runs from July to November. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $45.00. Low season spans from December to March. You can get a room for a night for as low as $24.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.
AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $41.70 per night, but prices can go up to 7% higher during high season.
|Added||Type of Accomodation||Month of Stay||Price Per Night, $|
|Feb. 3, 2021||AirBnB||February||$32.83|
|Jan. 29, 2021||AirBnB||January||$29.33|
|Jan. 24, 2021||AirBnB||January||$30.58|
|Jan. 19, 2021||AirBnB||January||$33.25|
|Jan. 14, 2021||AirBnB||January||$25.33|
|Jan. 9, 2021||AirBnB||January||$36.83|
|Jan. 4, 2021||AirBnB||January||$35.00|
|Dec. 30, 2020||AirBnB||December||$25.08|
|Dec. 16, 2020||AirBnB||December||$29.83|
|Dec. 11, 2020||AirBnB||December||$35.17|
🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in South Africa
How much does food in South Africa cost? The average cost of food and drinks in South Africa is R0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in South Africa would cost you around R75.32 ($5.10). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around R167.48 ($11.34). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.
How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in South Africa is around R22.30 ($1.51). A soft drink is around R10.04 ($0.68) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around R24.96 ($1.69) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are R71.04 ($4.81) per cocktail.
|Type||Average Price||Add Your Input!|
|🥤 Soft Drink||R10.04 ≈$0.68|
|💧 Bottle of Water||R22.30 ≈$1.51|
|🥤 Soft Drink||—|
|🍺 Beer||R24.96 ≈$1.69|
|🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail||R71.04 ≈$4.81|
|🍽 Dinner for Two||R167.48 ≈$11.34|
|🌯 Street Food||R75.32 ≈$5.10|
|🍿 Local Snack||—|
|April 23, 2020||🥤 Soft Drink||R9.75 $0.66|
|April 23, 2020||🍺 Beer||R23.33 $1.58|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||R107.07 $7.25|
|April 23, 2020||🌯 Street Food||R107.07 $7.25|
|April 23, 2020||🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail||R70.50 $4.77|
|April 23, 2020||💧 Bottle of Water||R29.00 $1.96|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||R306.00 $20.72|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||R93.49 $6.33|
|April 23, 2020||🍽 Dinner for Two||R389.30 $26.36|
|April 23, 2020||🍺 Beer||R27.32 $1.85|
🏛 Average prices for entertainment in South Africa
What are the prices for entertainment and activities in South Africa? Guided group tours are approximately R742.12 ($50.25) per person. If you want to go on a guided tour and save some cash, try looking for free walking tours in South Africa on Tripadvisor.
|🏰 Group Tour||R742.12 ≈$50.25|
|🤹 Show or Theatre||R158.32 ≈$10.72|
|🕺 Night Club||—|
|Added||Type of Entertainment of Activity||Price, ZAR|
|April 23, 2020||🤹 Show or Theatre||R244.00 $16.52|
|April 23, 2020||🏰 Group Tour||R736.00 $49.84|
|April 23, 2020||🤹 Show or Theatre||R70.15 $4.75|
|April 20, 2020||🤹 Show or Theatre||R244.00 $16.52|
|April 20, 2020||🏰 Group Tour||R736.00 $49.84|
🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in South Africa
How much does airport transfer cost in South Africa? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately R235.85 ($15.97).
|Type||Average Price||Add Your Input!|
|🚍 Airport Transfer||—|
|🚖 Taxi||R235.85 ≈$15.97|
|🚉 Public Transport||R235.85 ≈$15.97|
|🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day||—|
|🏍 Motorbike Rental, per day||—|
|Added||Type of Transport||Price, ZAR|
|April 23, 2020||🚉 Public Transport||R46.80 $3.17|
|April 23, 2020||🚖 Taxi||R234.00 $15.84|
|April 23, 2020||🚖 Taxi||R9.30 $0.63|
|April 23, 2020||🚉 Public Transport||R15.51 $1.05|
|April 20, 2020||🚉 Public Transport||R234.00 $15.84|
|April 20, 2020||🚖 Taxi||R234.00 $15.84|
☀ Weather in South Africa
The hottest season in South Africa runs from November to April. The average temperature is around 23 °C. The rainy season is from May to July with average rainfall of 47mm.
🤑 Calculate your South Africa travel budget
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