10 Gorgeous Holidays You Really Can Afford(even on the rand!)
Fairlady|August 2017

Has the travel bug bitten? We’ve rounded up a list of rand-friendly destinations – international and regional – that can still come in at under R20 000 per person.

Marli Meyer

SOUTH AFRICA & SURROUNDS

1.GAME PARK

From R5 000 per person for a quick getaway

Some of the best holidays are right on our doorstep. Take a weekend to enjoy your morning coffee with an unbroken view of the bush, dunk a crunchy rusk while on a sunrise drive; or take in the bushveld orchestra of beetles and creatures at dusk…

THIS COULD BE YOUR TRIP:

During August, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve has a special for R1530 per person per night, which includes a luxury tented suite with breakfast and dinner, plus a game drive or horseback safari per day.

Spend four nights at Askari Game Lodge & Spa four-star hotel in the Magaliesburg for R4960 per person, including breakfast, dinner and one game drive per person per day.

2.VIC FALLS

From R9900 per person for a week

The thunderous Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is classic romance and high-speed adventure rolled into one. You could also combine it with a visit to Botswana. Kenya Airways recently launched a direct flight between Cape Town and Vic Falls, only two hours away – it’s great for a quick getaway.

THIS COULD BE YOUR TRIP:

Getting there: SAA flies daily from JHB. Return flights cost about R4 300

Visa? Free; obtained on arrival at the airport

Your stay: From R1600 per night for a double room at a three-star hotel; from R2900 per night for a twin room including breakfast at a four-star hotel.

3.BOTSWANA

From R12800 per person for a week

There’s no recharge quite like some time in the African bush. Chobe National Park boasts some of Africa’s most cherished wildlife and safari playgrounds. It’s not too far, but it’s remote enough for you to really retreat into the wild.

THIS COULD BE YOUR TRIP:

Getting there: SAA flies daily from JHB to Kasane. Return flights are about R5700 (two-hour flight).

Visa? Not required.

Your stay: A three-star lodge costs about R2050 per night for a double room including breakfast; a four-star costs about R2800 for a twin room including breakfast.

FURTHER AFIELD

4.MAURITIUS

From R13 500 per person for a week

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