Money – “we all speak the language”. “Denaro – parliamo tutti la lingua” “Geld – wir sprechen alle die Sprache” “Argent – nous parlons tous la langue”. “Dinheiro – todos nós falamos a língua”. When you arrive in Plettenberg Bay and on the Garden Route with an idea or a plan to settle here, spend some time on vacation, or investing your money into this community in any form, but you need to maximize your currency exchange or foreign investment, Truth and Quality have found the place for you. If you are earning foreign currency, or you need to convert foreign capital or invest your Rands (ZAR) in the form of foreign capital to maximize gains on your investment or income, Truth and Quality knows a guy called Paul, who with his group can assist you throughout. The Company is called Currency Assist (@currencyassist), founded in 2011 and their local dedicated branch in Plettenberg Bay can be found on the Upper Deck, Shop 13 on Marine Drive in the center of town. We would like to tell you all about their services in the Forex and local currency market, but then we may run out of space in this review. When visiting and researching them and their services, we found a classy, upmarket yet down-to-earth enterprise looking to serve and service your needs. Whether you (samples) are a local seeking a foreign bank account, or a foreigner becoming a local, an international traveler or investor, someone planning to invest or immigrate from (as well as return to) South Africa, Currency Assist provides those services and much more. In short but not limited to, they offer services relating to: Personal Forex Services (no hidden fees or commissions) Expats living abroad Foreign Investment NON-RESIDENTS in South Africa Financial Emigration Business Risk Management Import / Export International Payments Trade Finance Best exchange rates! (Figures below based on currency exchange rates October 2018) Based on buying $200,000, it would cost you: Nedbank – R 2,937,040 First National Bank – R 2,907,200 ABSA – R 2,896,840 Standard Bank – R 2,889,500 Currency Assist – R 2,870,840👍😁👍 Other Services they offer: Forward exchange contracts Market Orders & Target rates International Payments Trade Finance & working capital Executor Offshore Payments Client Funds Repatriation Tax Clearances & SARB Approval Open Offshore Accounts Lawyers and Professionals Their Financial Trade Partners assist with: Reserve Bank Approvals Offshore Executor Payments Client Funds Repatriation Tax Clearances Financial Emigration Open Offshore Accounts Access Fund Managers And more… Truth and Quality deals in one of our divisions with exclusively foreign currency, which means we are in the process of switching to a new Currency Exchange Services Provider. We have vetted Currency Assist, and they are our choice. All their financial trade authorization is in place and most importantly, we found their ethics supersede all of what is written above, MAKING OUR DECISION EASY to give Currency Assist 8.440 on the T&Q Rating Scale (1-10) for Service Providers. This rating makes Currency Assist join the elite group of Platinum Companies on the Garden Route. We RECOMMEND THEM!

Recently, T&Q was invited by Angelo Roberto of the local Market on Main in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, to test his original Italian dishes. (We were also joined by some German guests). Angelo is the no-frills owner of CASA ANGELO, a little unpretentious food-spot in the middle of the market on Main Street. He welcomed …

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(Please note – The images (22) we took of the Base-station were accidently erased. Please refer to their website for perhaps more visual detail). In line with our expansion program, we stopped at Harties Cableway to visit with Iain Gunn and his crew in Hartbeespoort. As much as Cape Town claims the bragging rights to …


four Core-Principals

Conduct, Ethics, People Management – and keeping an eye on the big picture. Those are the four core-principals WE promote within Responsible Tourism. Within this lies many sub-factors, yet when the basics within the four principals as described above are placed aside, to make way for unscrupulous business techniques, the essence of responsibility within the …

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Truth and Quality uses fair assessment and judgement, without undue emotion when we evaluate a market-place, a retail facility or and entertainment venue. However, like you – we are human and wanting good value for our hard-earned money and great service when we spend it. With this statement (above) in mind, we returned home from …


Monkeyland and Birds of Eden

MONKEYLAND and BIRDS OF EDEN So, we went on a walkabout with a group between an array of primates and birds to be found at two adjacent venues on the Wildlife Sanctuary in The Crags, Western Cape, South Africa – just off the N2 about 20 – 25km outside Plettenberg Bay towards Jeffreys Bay.

Chez Laurent

The owner of the small CHEZ LAURENT booth-restaurant at the Market on Main in Plettenberg Bay invited us to come and savour his magnificent steak and salad dish. Our Swiss friend Roger M. had arrived and confirmed the story about town was that (French) Chef Laurent was the proclaimed king of steak preparation, so we …

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Although very travelled, I am a true South African (to the bone), so when I heard about the Potluck Restaurant and Sports Bar (previously Rod & Reel Restaurant), situated in the Castleton Gated Community off Piesang Valley Rd. in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, with it’s traditional South African food, we had to go …

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