Just got back from my 6 months in South Africa before Christmas. I must say I enjoyed a few Cubans there. Still freaking expensive even with the exchange rate at 10.5 rands to 1 dollar... My favorite was a Romeo Y Julieta, not sure of the specific type, closely followed by a Cohiba Siglo III. Also liked the Montechristo Open series, but preferred the smaller sizes in them as they got too spicy in the last third of a Churchill for my tastes. That being said, many Dominicans I have tasted are quite nice also, but at a lower price and no embargo. But I had to try since I could just go to a reputable tobacconist and browse. Thought about bringing a box home, but then read the penalties for doing so and decided that wasn't a good idea. Especially since I have global entry and don't go through normal customs that during the interview with Customs to get in the program they stated that if I did something stupid that not only would I be booted from this awesome program, that they would also ensure I would receive the harshest punishment for whatever stupid thing I tried to do. Bringing Cubans in is a felony and up to a $250k fine and 10 years in federal pound me in the you know what prison. Definitely not worth it.