Tipping is expected
South Africa is a tipping country. It’s encouraged to tip your restaurant server, housekeeper, tour guide, and taxi driver. “If you decide to treat yourself to a spa treatment, check with the front desk to see if tipping is allowed as typically the service fee is included with the price of the treatment,” says Bisesto.
“In Israel, people generally tip waiters and bartenders 10-12 per cent; 15 per cent is for really good service. If you are known to tip 20 per cent, you’re guaranteed to get great service,” says Samuel Scott, global marketing speaker and columnist for The Drum.