Alta Bay

12 Invermark Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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Forum Posts

Exchange Rate

by elisak

Can anyone tell me the current exchange rate from British Pounds to Rand please? Is it about R 14 to 1 GBP?

Cheers

Re: Exchange Rate

by Gillybob

Today's rate in England is 13.984 - that's from M&S

Re: Exchange Rate

by elisak

Thanks very much for your help!

Elisa

Exchange Rate

by kiwi

For future reference, go to the bottom of the VT page, click on "Travel Tools" and then on "Currency Converter" and that has a handy feature :-))

Re: Exchange Rate

by Gerald_D

http://www.sabcnews.com/ has it at 14.5 now.

Difference is whether you are buying or selling the currency. Easiest way to remember which applies: No matter what you do, you will always get the worse rate.

Re: Exchange Rate

by elisak

Thanks!

I wanted to know how many Rand I would get to the Pound if I get them when I am there? For example for £100 how many Rand would I get? Problem with internet sites is its usually business exchange rate, like XE.com

Re: Exchange Rate

by theunsderu

Best is to go to rennies travel south africa(website) google them - they give you a rate they buy and sell any currency on the day...

Re: Exchange Rate

by Gillybob

Elisa, The 13.984 I have given is available today at any M&S store in the UK (notice you live in Southampton). I suppose the underlying question is, will you get more for your money in SA?

Re: Exchange Rate

by Gerald_D

The Mount Nelson Hotel will give you R12.54.

Rennies will give R14.26 and take 2% commission. (there is probably a minimum commission of R20 to R50)

Re: Exchange Rate

by carteki

I use http://www.oanda.com/convert/cheatsheet when I travel. It gives a table that you can print and keep to help understand what you are spending in your own currency.
You can draw local cash at any of the ATM's in SA if you have a Maestro card. I find that the costs doing it this way are not too expensive.

Re: Exchange Rate

by elisak

Thanks for all your help on this, much appreciated!

Elisa

Travel Tips for Cape Town

Republic of Hout Bay

by camilo74

The story says a guy faked his passport and travelled around the world with his Republic of Hout Bay Passaport, I don't know if it's true, but if you come here you can buy your own passaport, i didn't do it, just stopped here to see the seals in my route to Cape Point

Observatory

by maria_te

If you fancy a bit different a place to see in Cape Town, Observatory definitely is different from rest of Cape Town! It used to be a suburb where the hippies, artists and musicians had their homes and even during apartheid people of all colours still lived together. The narrow streets and Victorian-style houses give Obs its atmosphere. However, Observatory has now turned to be a bit of a trendy place to live in. It is a popular place for a night out and there are restaurants and bars for every taste to choose from on Lower Main Road!

You can get to Obs by train (it's on the Fish Hoek/Simon's Town line) or minibus taxi from the city centre. The trip takes about 10-15 minutes.

All in one place

by Gard about Victoria & Alfred waterfront

The waterfront area is nice. It is a nice mixture between shopping malls, restaurants, bars and a working dock. This is where you will find Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe and the Two Ocean aquarium. The Cantina Tequila can prove to be quite a hot spot on Friday and Saturday evenings. I'm not sure that you will be able to buy much there that you can't find at home. But for me (being from Norway where most things are expensive) it was easy to find pretty good bargains here.

NATIONWIDE AIRLINES

by BerniShand

I had never heard of Nationwide before researching our trip, but I read good reviews about it and was amazed by the great prices to travel business class from Gatwick
the plane was rather dated, but was very comfortable, the food was the best I have ever eaten on a plane, the service excellent and the timing of our 10 1/2 hour flight meant that we could sleep all night and arrive at Johannasberg Airport refreshed where we transferred to a local flight to Cape Town
our return journey was just as good, this was the best flight we have ever had
Nationwide flies from Gatwick North Terminal in the UK, and operates domestic and international flights in Africa, I can definately recommend Nationwide if flying to South Africa

An African Feast

by phred1910 about The Africa Cafe

From the traditional handwashing to the foods from all over Africa served with accurate explanations to the tribal songs, this is a must do if you are in town. They were all good. You are served appetizer sized portions of about 12 different meals, and then you can ask for more of your favorites.

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Address: 12 Invermark Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa