Hoping you can help advise us on how much spending money we should be taking.
We are going to South Africa on our Honeymoon in August, we will be spending the first week all inclusive at Kariega Private Game Reserve in Port Elizabeth, so the only spends we will need that week will be for anything we want to buy from the gift shop and for tips. On that point, how much should you tip your guide? Do you tip anyone else?
The second week we will be staying in Cape Town bed and breakfast. We're planning to book and pay for a couple of day trips (Hermanus Whale Watching and Great White Shark Diving) here before we go. We'll hopefully be doing Table Mountain and Robben Island (weather permitting) and will do a little shopping and meals. We're not posh/fancy eaters so won't be looking for anywhere too extravagant to eat.
Also should we be taking South African Rand or Pounds/Dollars? The gift shop at the safari lodge only accept South African Rand and we had seen a South African Rand pre payment card that may be a good idea?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.