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Customary tipping practices

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Customary tipping practices

We are going on our first trip to South Africa this June and are spending 4 nights at a private game lodge located in Sabi Sands. Does anyone know customary tipping practices for the game lodges/guides at the lodge? Our package is all inclusive of accomodations, food and game drives so I am not sure what is expected.

Pretoria, South...
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1. Re: Customary tipping practices

Hi Arachnusdeath,

Tipping is a highly controversial subject on the forums, and you'd do well to search existing on the TA South Africa forum (just enter the words tipping private lodges in the search function).

You'll get hundreds of good tips in those posts. Lol!

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2. Re: Customary tipping practices

It's discretionary and you can take advise on an amount from the lodge you are visiting! Normally, you would tip your ranger and a portion would go to the tracker... you can also add a tip for the general staff which gets pooled and shared between all, on payday!

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