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Alcohol & Food prices

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Alcohol & Food prices

Hi we are visiting muisinberg for 3 weeks in February, was wondering what the costs were for eating out and buying for the brai. Also we are hoping too bring some ''local'' meat goods with us that will be vacuum packed, are we allowed to bring them in to SA.


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1. Re: Alcohol & Food prices


Is that Dundee Scotland? I am pretty sure that you are not allowed to bring meat in, vacuum packed or not. On my last visit to Cape Town, there were sniffer dogs looking for food on the luggage carousel.

However, if you are travelling from Scotland, you will find meat much cheaper than in the Uk. Eating out and alcohol also much cheaper. One of the delights of Cape Town is that you can afford high quality dining for a fraction of the price of the Uk, especially with the current exchange rates.


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2. Re: Alcohol & Food prices

Generally you will find that alcohol and eating out is much cheaper than what you pay in the UK.

Meats and veggies for your braai are pretty much the same price as you would pay in the UK.

Dont bring vacuum packed meat as it is not permitted.

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3. Re: Alcohol & Food prices

Just don't braai pork sausages - only boerewors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boerewors allowed on a real braai

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4. Re: Alcohol & Food prices

Eating out costs can vary greatly depending on what sort of restaurant you visit, but to give you some idea - for a main course I'd say about R80 for a family restaurant or pub and up to R130 for a fancier restaurant. I'd budget R20 for a beer or glass of house wine and about R80-100 for a bottle of wine ordered from a restaurant. Starters and desserts start at about R35.

Drinks bought at the bottle store (what we call an off-license) are about R35-40 for a six-pack of beer or bottle of wine - although ofcourse you can easily spend over R100 on a bottle of wine depending on your tastes.

Meat at the supermarket - about R120/kg for steak, slightly more for lamb or Ostrich (highly recommend you try this on the braai) You can buy a whole ready flattened and marinated chicken for the braai for about R30-40 and the same amount will get you a big pack of boerewors which Lamlee suggested above.

Edited: 03 January 2012, 11:15
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