When to Visit - Arts and Events
South Africa encompasses within its boundaries many different cultures and sub-cultures displaying their own individual customs. With the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela this diversity has become even more evident and has manifested itself within the South African entertainments and arts scene.
Cape Town Dining
Cape cuisine owes much to the area's Dutch, French and English settlers, but most to the aromatic dishes introduced by Malay slaves in the 17th century. The city is home to a great number of South Africa's best restaurants, serving a wide range of international as well as local specialities. There are also a few seafood restaurants serving fresh, locally caught fish such as yellowtail, kabeljou, kingklip, snoek and crayfish.
Cape Town Tipping Advice
Tipping is expected for many services in South Africa, things that perhaps you would take for granted at home. Almost all gas stations in South Africa use attendants who expect around ZAR 2.00 or ZAR 3.00. In restaurants, waiters usually receive around 10% according to the quality of the service, unless a gratuity is included in the bill. Bartenders should be tipped around 10%; this also applies to hairdressers, taxi drivers and tour guides. Hotel porters expect around ZAR 3.00 and maids about ZAR 20.00 or so per week.
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P.O. Box 200,Johannesburg International Airport,Johannesburg,South Africa
Located opposite Terminal Three of the Johannesburg International Airport, the InterContinental Airport Sun Johannesburg Hotel, Johannesburg is the ultimate in Johannesburg, South Africa hotel accommodations. With easy access to air and road links, the InterContinental...
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Montecasino Boulevard,Fourways,Johannesburg,Private Bag X125, Bryanston 2021,South Africa
The InterContinental Johannesburg Hotel Montecasino is located ideally to Johannesburg attractions, business locations and is well suited for business travellers and leisure seekers. The Johannesburg International Airport is also within driving distance to the InterContinental...
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Corner of Fifth and Alice St, Sandhurst PO Box 784902 Sandton 2146 Republic of South Africa
Exclusive hotel in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg's premier residential and business district, with a direct link to Sandton City, South Africa's premier shopping complex. Superbly placed for business, it is also the ideal base for golf lovers. Several of South...
191 Oxford Road Rosebank P.O. Box 1536 2132 Saxonwold Republic of South Africa
The Park Hyatt Johannesburg is conveniently located in the cosmopolitan suburb of Rosebank. Positioned in one of the most important business and social districts in Johannesburg, this... more
Old Pretoria Road, Box 7853, Halfway House, 1685 Johannesburg, South Africa
Hotel IntroductionIdeally located in the business district, 20 minutes from Johannesburg international airport, 10 minutes from Sandton Convention Center, within a walking distance from Gallagher Estate, the biggest conference centre in the southern hemisphere.... more
Cnr Republic Road And, Randburg Waterfront Road, Po Box 2438, 2125 Johannesburg, South Africa
Hotel IntroductionOn the outskirts, facing the new shopping center Brightwater Commons, previously known as the Randburg Waterfront shopping & entertainment centre. 30 min from Jo burg international airport, 104 air conditioned rooms, breakfast restaurant,... more
10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld West , Gauteng, Johannesburg, Po Box 786 Sandton 2146 South Africa
Ten Bompas is in the heart of South Africa´s premier business area, minutes away from Sandton. The decor of the hotel entrance, reception rooms, restaurant , bar and patios was designed as a subtle introduction to the philosophy embodied in the hotel: a luxurious, modern... more