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tipping help

hello! we are staying in cape town and have a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide who has spent two and a half days with us. he also picked us up at the airport and is dropping us off tomorrow. any ideas on tipping him? there are two of us. thanks!

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1. Re: tipping help

R500 would be about $60. I would say that would be the minimum as a reasonable expression of your thanks. A little more? Sure, if his involvement in your trip makes it really memorable. A card with some thoughts included would make it even nicer.

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About Zar 15,oo per person per day. Of course ou can always tip more.

Have fun in the mother city.


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About Zar 500 for everything, but you can give more of course.

Have fun in the mothercity.

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R200-R250 is more than enough as a tip in SA for 2.5 days.. also a little note is always a good gesture.

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MadamBK, I wholeheartedly agree!

Nevertheless, our American friends like to up it rather substantially and make the holiday a more expensive one (and let our staff take, it I say!)

And BTW, it is not what it is in $ as the world in SA does not evolve around $, it is about the value and worth in SA.


-Owner Abangane-


Edited: 02 November 2012, 22:31
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Other tipping guidelines.

CAR GUARDS , who you see when you arrive and are there when you depart . ( Always ask for their names and where they come from . You will get some interesting answers and conversations .)

During day at shopping centers or tourist spots from R2 -R 10 / time

Outside restaurants in evenings from R 5-R20 / time ( Rather than return half eaten food which will get dumped in garbage bin, ask for a doggy bag which you can give to guard as you leave . This he will appreciate and probably take the food home for feeding his family or other needy friends .



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