A weaker currency, more affordable airfare, relaxed visa rules and an abundance of natural beauty have all helped spur international travel to South Africa.
According to Bloomberg in this article “the rand is the third-worst performer against the dollar among 16 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg over the past 12 months, having declined 12 per cent, and reached record lows against both the U.S. currency and euro earlier in 2016″. The Canadian Dollar has risen 45% against the Rand in the past four year making our dollar go further on sightseeing and accommodation in South Africa, an attractive alternative given how much it’s declined relative to American Dollar making travel there more expensive for Canadians.
Along with Johannesburg one of the main gateways for international visitors to South Africa is Cape Town, a historic port city settled by the Dutch in the 17th century that lies between the sea and Table Mountain. Here’s a look at this diverse destination in a KLM iFly video.
iFly Little Secrets of Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City by iflymagazine is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.