The currency is the Rand (currently £1 is 17.30R) Once you work out the exchange rate on what you are buying e.g. food, hostels; it costs as much as a cheap destination in England. It is an inexpensive place, but once you add up your expenses for daily living and excursions you can still end up spending quite a bit of money.
Added by Ally
Last updated on the 6 October 2015