Quick & Easy Local Budget Holidays

24 November 2017

Whether it's a spot you've been to before that has become an old favourite, or a new place in our beautiful country that you are yet to see, South Africa is full of amazing destinations that you can explore these holidays... and all at a steal.

Things to see in White River, Mpumalanga

Walk in the paw-prints of the famous “Jock of the Bushveld”, retrace the steps of the pilgrims, or visit the quaint Shautany Chocolatiers for a shot of chocolate in an actual chocolate shot glass. Enjoy safaris in the Kruger National Park, try zip-lining or canopy tours, or enjoy white river rafting in the lower-Sabie River. White River—and the greater Mpumalanga area at large—offer adventure and exciting opportunities to explore one of the most diverse parts of Africa!

Travel to Simon’s Town, Cape Town

A stunningly photo-worthy spot, Simon’s Town will treat you to the sights of penguins as they waddle around Boulders Beach, the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, wine tasting opportunities and a wide selection of museums—one of which is a Naval Museum and another being the Warrior Toy Museum. Simon’s Town is a much-loved spot for South Africans and foreigners alike, and offers as much adventure as it does seclusion and opportunities for relaxation.

Explore The Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal

A stunning choice for Joburg residents who don’t want to trek all the way to the likes of Ballito and Umhlanga, and an even better choice for the Durbanites who are looking to escape their overcrowded home towns, the Midlands are a delightful escape where you can explore famed breweries in the area, such as Notties Pub, or lovely little cheese farms and home industry stores.

Holiday in Knysna, Western Cape

Knysna Heads, the Garden Route and Prince Alfred Pass are some of the most stunning sights to behold in South Africa. Throw in the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market and Sedgefield Craft Brewery and you’re set not only for an adventure of the spirit but one of the tastebuds too! Parasailing, paragliding, safari tours and boat cruises also await in this little piece of paradise.

Trips to Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Historic settler towns, pristine beaches, authentic cultural experiences, the plains of the Karoo, rugged mountains and superb wildlife are just some of the things that await in PE. Encompassing some of the best South African experiences you can enjoy, Port Elizabeth also has the reputation of being one of the friendliest cities in South Africa, and given the warm nature of our people, you can assume that must mean they’re one of the friendliest cities in the world.

These are just some of the little nuggets of gold you could be enjoying this festive season. Have a look at our exciting Explore SA deals and plan your adventure today.