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Jack Southan tells us why now is the best time to go to this diverse country, as well as revealing all the tips you need on how to travel without breaking the bank
Cape Point: A stop-off at the south-westernmost corner of Africa is imperative. What's more, it only costs 125 rand (about US$8) to visit
Credit: Cape Town Tourism

At 1.2 million sq km, South Africa is so vast that there’s no doubt that you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether that’s white-sand beaches with excellent diving or a trek through a forested wolf sanctuary, this country has it all.

What’s more, it promises great value for money. The current strength of the British pound or US dollar against the South African rand makes travel economical. At the time of writing, the exchange rate was around 17 rand to the pound, but earlier this year it went as high as 23, although the impact of Brexit could affect this in the coming months and years.

Once you have paid for your flight, this equates to massive savings for international tourists who can use cheap buses, trains and domestic airlines to get around. Accommodation and the cost of everyday food are also low.

Credit: Cape Town Tourism
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