South Africa boasts world-class transport infrastructure, telecommunications, banking, medical and tourism facilities. Accommodation caters for all needs and is accredited by the national Tourism Grading Council, which upholds very high standards. Most hotels accommodations include a full and delicious breakfasts. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable room and clean shower or a small boutique intimate hotel, there are hundreds of options. And if you want a luxury, off-the-chart, spectacular hotel, South Africa has many of those to. In fact, a few of South Africa’s hotels are almost always featured in top 50 best hotels in the world.
If you like shopping, South Africa will not disappoint. Modern shopping malls, arts & crafts routes and markets, flea markets and informal vendors offer a wide variety of goods, curios, and shopping experiences. South Africa’s fashion, gold and diamond jewelry, and art are sought-after. As are the traditional handcrafted items such as Zulu beadwork; carved chessboards; painted ostrich eggs; colourful woven baskets, handbags and soft furnishings; mohair or sisal rugs; traditional wooden masks and carvings; pottery and leather items. And don’t forget the world-renowned Cape wines, exotic fruit liqueurs, brandy, rooibos tea, dried fruit, biltong (dried meat snacks) and chutney. Most major shopping centres and malls operate 7 days a week, but small town shops are often closed on Sunday.