Accommodation along the coast, especially in the south, fills during Christmas and New Year’s, Easter and other South African school holidays (all of which are considered ‘high season’); book accommodation in advance.
Always ask about low season (ie, during the February to April rainy months) and children’s discounts.
When quoting prices, many establishments distinguish between a duplo (room with two twin beds) and a casal (double bed).
Rates are often quoted in US dollars or South African rand. Payment can almost always be made in meticais, dollars or rand.