We are travelling to South Africa next Easter and are spending two nights at a lodge in Pilanesberg. The agent handling the lodge booking has said there is a 4% charge for credit card payments. Does anyone know if the same applies to debit card bookings? My bank has said there should be no charge. However last year when we were in Australia we were charged a credit card charge for using our debit card, the explanation being that it's a Visa card and the system there doesn't differentiate between Visa debit and Visa credit cards. Just wondered if the same applies in SA.
We can pay by bank transfer for the lodge but at a charge of R400 so just trying to work out the cheapest payment option.