Saving Money On Shopping and get Cheap Flights to South AfricaFriday, January 1, 2010 9:14
We all know that going to South Africa; will open a new world full of surprises for us. It has the best natural reserves, wild life parks, excursions, beaches, water sports and also world’s greatest events like world cups (cricket, soccer, Fifa) have been hosted by this country since decades. But, there is one more thing that all travelers must be interested to know, and that is selecting the best things to buy from South Africa. Almost every country and even every city has a special product that is significant to that particular region only. Such as, silk is one fabulous and historic production in China and most travelers who visit China come home with bags, clots, dresses, robs and even shoes made of silk cloth. Yet, the dilemma of buying goods from foreign countries is we prefer to shop what catches our eye’s attention and some times, we find the same things even cheaper in our own countries on return! To avoid this agony, let’s consider reading a little about the best buys and shopping from foreign countries beforehand. And Articles about Shopping – or Best Buys from major tourist destinations can not start without discussing the travel capital of the world “South Africa”.
First major concern is to find some good prices in flights. Those who travel regularly know that it’s a tough job. What I can recommend is to check the prices of Cheap flights to South Africa, online and than make a call so that you have a clear idea what prices you will be hearing. I am also providing here a link at the bottom where you may put your dates and check the approx prices of cheap flights to South Africa almost any time during the year. The money saving formula is that you must book your flights 3 to 6 months in advance as there are always brighter chances of getting your hands on the “early bird offers” by many carriers i.e. British Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, South African Airways and Emirates. I also suggest, if you are flying from any other airport besides London Heathrow, Emirates will be the cheapest, from Gatwick; However, Qatar Airways has a very good fare. From other Airports, British Airways very often offers good prices on economy seats. Further if you are going for a holiday, than prefer BA as it offers big discounts on inclusive tours (flights with hotels). For more details visit the link regarding “Cheap Flights to South Africa” below.
Now, let’s get back to the main subject, and that is “Shopping in South Africa”. South Africans love to shop – and to sell. Large shopping centers are to be found across the country’s cities and towns, where everything from giant chain stores to small specialty boutiques sell all you could possible want. Although like Asian or Far East Destinations, bargains are not very popular. There are, however, a smaller suburban high street shops, or the large flea markets found in all major centers, where you may come across finest quality goods at reasonable prices.
One of the prospects of Shopping that I find very interesting is the street shopping. As a sales man, it absolutely requires more hard work than sitting in an AC room in a big mall and letting the customers swap through the stuff displayed conveniently. It’s just my personal opinion but I strongly prefer buying from street sellers (even when I can not convince my self if I really need that extra pair of socks) as it is one good way of rewarding their independent efforts in earning fair money. In South Africa when shopkeepers don’t have shops, they take to the streets: hawkers and craftspeople ply their wares at traffic intersections, minibus taxi ranks, along major thoroughfares and on inner city pavements, selling everything from sweets and fruit to elaborate sculptures and home furnishings. Even as you move from the cities into the countryside, the selling doesn’t stop. South Africa’s rural areas are dotted with farm stalls, arts and crafts markets and more, that will make your trip far more interesting and inspiring.
To conclude, let me tell you that If you’re into shopping, South Africa offers so much choice your credit card could start steaming – especially with the country’s favorable exchange rate. You can shop endlessly; Arts and crafts, Fashion and finery, Flea markets, factory shops, Shopping malls on and on. for further details please visit: http://www.cheapflightsafrica.co.uk/south-africa/
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