A., where you will most likely find her in the hills, looking out over the city she loves.South Africa is an incredibly popular backpacker destination, welcoming hundreds of thousands of travellers from all over the world every year, visiting to experience the lively cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, go on safari, and for some as a jumping off point for a longer African trip.Here are a few social customs in South Africa to keep in mind during your visit.
I would say you should still offer to pay for yourself to see how the guy responds.
If someone is a student, or isn’t making a lot of money it isn’t fair to expect him to pay the bill either.
Generally speaking it is best to avoid talking about race or referring to anyone by their skin colour, especially if you have limited knowledge of South African history.
Apartheid ended in 1990, meaning many South Africans lived through it, so it remains a sensitive subject.
Most South African guys tend to pay the bill for a woman.
South Africa is a bit more European than, well, America though, so it really depends.They are also used to dealing with corruption and there are many rules in South Africa that can be broken.There are also many instances of rules that shouldn’t be in the first place.Tipping in South Africa is very similar to the USA; it’s generally expected whenever somebody has performed a service for you.In restaurants and bars a 10-15% tip is considered standard.Many are happy to talk about their experiences, but always be respectful, listen, and don’t push anybody who isn’t willing to discuss it.