This is a very good question and one that I am sure lots of people will be asking as we approach summer and those glorious days when it rains like crazy and the humidity is high. Many people from countries all over the world come to South Africa to play in the hot summer months and they have no idea how on earth they are going to be able to make it back home with not losing any more money. So many people ask me all the time what they should do with their money in a country like South Africa where life costs so much? The answer is simple. You don’t spend it, you earn it!
If you do youtubers make money in South Africa by being one of the thousands of backpackers who camp out on the banks of the river Jacarandas in the evening and use it as a place to wash their clothes. There are some people who rent water and electricity to stay in these camps, which usually includes a bed and a shower plus a meal. But mostly they just stay there for the night and use the water and electricity for cooking and washing. Other than that they don’t really need anything else.
One way that you can actually make money in South Africa is by doing some dog walking. I am sure you have seen some of the TV shows where these guys are walking dogs and they charge tourists quite a bit for doing nothing more than taking their dogs for a walk. So that is one way to earn some money and experience the beautiful South African outdoors. Another way is to go hiking up and down the Transvaal. It’s a beautiful mountain range and you will have a chance to see some incredible wildlife up close.