2. Uruguay

The rand is up 17% on the Uruguayan peso compared to last year.

  • How much am I saving? For every R1 000, you’ll nab an extra 389 Uruguayan pesos – close to the cost of a monthly travel pass
  • What is there to do in Uruguay? Named a top destination by Lonely Planet in 2016, Uruguay boasts Atlantic beaches and satellite towns along the coast. If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck as the country is also known for its beef and wine country. See how much it will cost to fly to Uruguay here.


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3. Turkey

It seems everywhere you go, Turkey is the talk of the town. Instagrammers flock to Cappadocia for that photo of the hot air balloons above the fairy chimneys, and with the exchange rate gaining South Africans 15% more lira per rand, how could you resist making the trip?

  • How much am I saving? For every R1 000 exchanged, you’ll get 55 Turkish lira more compared to 2019, which is a bit more than the cost of a mid-range bottle of wine.
  • What is there to do in Turkey? Re-live ancient history with a visit to the Hagia Sophia Museum or a trip to Ephesus or Pergamum. If history isn’t your thing, you can bathe in the pools of Pamukkale, cruise the Mediterranean or shop your heart out at the Grand Bazaar. See how much it will cost to fly to Turkey here.


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4. Paraguay

Often overlooked for its neighbours Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, Paraguay is one of the least expensive countries in South America and it’s even cheaper against the rand now. The Paraguayan guarani has weakened 11% in the last year.

  • How much am I saving? For every R1 000 exchanged, you’ll get a bonus 45,875 guaranies in your hands compared to last year’s exchange rate. To compare, a one-hour taxi wait costs around 50,000 guaranies.
  • What is there to do in Paraguay? Adventurers can climb and abseil down the Saltos del Monday, a 45-metre tall and 120-metre wide waterfall. Those interested in a more relaxing holiday can soak up nature by visiting one of the countries many national parks. See how much it will cost to fly to Paraguay here.
45341017 – tourists at iguazu falls, on the border of argentina, brazil, and paraguay.

5. Chile

With the exchange rate improving by 9%, it’s the perfect excuse to visit Chile.

  • How much am I saving? R1 000 is now worth an extra 4,294 Chilean pesos in your pocket – that’s a bonus cheap eat for one.
  • What is there to do in Chile? This South American country has it all: a mountainous landscape, world-class wineries and sandy beaches. Travel south and you’ll discover a wintry climate and some of the best snowfields in the southern hemisphere. See how much it will cost to fly to Chile here.

Click page 3 below to discover more places you can enjoy an adventure on the SA rand…