Gratuity in South Africa is at your discretion. It is however customary to give a gratuity for good service. The gratuity in a restaurant is generally not included in the final cheque unless specifically stated in the menu or on the cheque itself. If you are not certain, ask a waiter or the manager.



R5 per item of luggage

Cab drivers

10% of fair


10 to 15% of cheque, but can be more at your discretion

Game activities

10% of the total divided between rangers, trackers and housekeeping staff. This is also at your discretion and can vary.

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