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South Africa on the Cheap
Cape Town, South Africa is amongst the more unique and interesting cities in the world. The city of 3.5 million people is a thriving modern metropolis, surrounded by some outstanding natural wonders, with amazing beaches, rolling hills, and sheer rocky cliffs making a dramatic backdrop along the city's horizon. The region is also known for some of the best wines anywhere in the world, and of course, you can't go to South Africa without taking in a safari.
The impact of the global economic condition on the South African currency is one of the major reasons it is now a more affordable place to visit. The value of the rand versus the American dollar is at its lowest point in more than five years, and inflation has caused prices to go up when paying in rands but down when using dollars, resulting in some excellent deals on hotels and meals.
With the cheap airfares to Africa, and the strong dollar compared to the local currency, we're all running out of excuses as to why we shouldn't go!