Drinking in South Africa


Jan 18th, 1999, 10:35 PM
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Drinking in South Africa

Hi. I know this is a ridiculous question, but I am leaving in July to go to South Africa and I was just wondering what the drinking age is or if there is one. This sounds silly, but I am trying to get a feel for the social aspects of South Africa since I will be studying there for five months. Thanks.
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Jan 21st, 1999, 07:57 AM
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The last time I checked I think the legal age was 18 !!
Although I am not South African myself I have lived here for some time, I find most of them to be very sociable people, they love their "braai" -its barbequed meat and lots of other delicious goodies, usually its takes place outside when the weather is nice and they usually invite a whole lot of their friends and usually have a few drinks then as well !!!

I am sure you wll meet lots of interesting people.
Enjoy your trip !!
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Feb 1st, 1999, 08:50 AM
Dave Drew
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Hi Kate

Another reply to your message. You'll have no problems drinking in SA at all, and in addition, you'll find the beer ridiculously cheap, about 40-50 US c. The legal drinking age is still 18, and occasionally that isn't even an issue. If you're down in the Cape, you must do a wine tour!

Dave Drew
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