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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: R160
  • Gourmet burger: R60
  • Local beer: R20
  • Hiking in Table Mountain National Park: Free
  • MyCiTi bus from City Bowl to Camps Bay: R9.80
  • Hotel room: R1000–1500
  • Township/cultural tour: R450
  • Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert ticket: R135
  • Meal with wine at Waterfront restaurant: R350–450
Top end (more than)
  • Hotel room: R3000–5000
  • Meal at Aubergine: R700–1000
  • Full-day gourmet wine tour: R2000
  • Thirty-minute helicopter flight: R2700
  • Three-hour cruise on luxury yacht: R34,600

ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted at most businesses, but some smaller food places, including weekly markets, are cash-only.


A tip of 10-15% is standard for most services.