South African activity holidays 'offer value for money'

With the Aussie dollar continuing to ride high, there has never been more options open to Australians when selecting a destination for their dream holiday.

Although Asia continues to prove popular, it seems that plenty of people from down under are also taking advantage of the best exchange rates on the South African rand.

The African nation has become a tourism hotspot in recent years, thanks partially to the interest drummed up by the high-profile Fifa World Cup, which was held in the country in 2010.

Since then, a growing number of Aussies have been heading to places like Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and South African tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk told e-Travel Blackboard that many people have been using their travel credit cards to pay for adventurous excursions and outdoor pursuits.

"Activity-based tourism is the direction for 2012 and by attracting the Australian and New Zealand market, we will be focusing on outdoor holidays, golf, hiking and of course the safari," he was quoted as saying.

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