• Pay toilets are identified by the words платный туалет (platny tualet). In any toilet, Ж (zhensky) stands for women’s and М (muzhskoy) stands for men’s.
  • Public toilets are rare and can be dingy and uninviting. Toilets in major hotels, cafes or shopping centres are preferable.
  • In all public toilets, the babushka you pay your R20 to can also provide miserly rations of toilet paper; it’s always a good idea to carry your own.