South Africa‏ makes Brits' money go further

6th Jun 2013

South Africa-bound British tourists should be able to make their money go even further this summer.

That's because the pound has reached a four-and-a-half year high against the South African rand.

The pound has increased 13% against the rand compared to this time in 2012.

This is according to figures from Travelex, a foreign exchange currency specialist.

The rand has fared even worse than sterling against many currencies and fallen 10% against the pound this month alone and 46% since July 2011.

The current fall means the pound has hit the £1-to-15 rand barrier for the first time since December 2008.

So Brits enjoying a range of holidays in South Africa in 2013, from specialist tours to family breaks, can look to collect an additional 813.56 rand (£53.73) for every £500 exchanged.

David Swann, of Travelex, said South Africa is one of only a few destinations giving exceptional value to Britons travelling overseas this year.

Mr Swann added: "It's worthwhile considering how far your pounds might stretch in your chosen destination, as travelling a little further afield can have a significant, positive impact on your overall holiday budget."

But South Africa isn't just about value for money. It has just been crowned the world's dream destination by

It boasts gorgeous Durban beaches, the magnificent Table Mountain and Kruger National Park.

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