Tips for Affordable Weekend Getaways in South Africa

by | Aug 7, 2023 | Affordable Trip

Are you looking for a holiday that doesn’t break the bank? The current economic climate has many of us overworked and in desperate need of a weekend getaway, but oftentimes we may feel as though we cannot afford one.

The good news is that it is certainly possible to travel in South Africa on a budget…you just need to know how. From cheap accommodation in Secunda to camping in the Drakensburg Mountains, South Africa offers something for everyone!

Here are our top tips for enjoying a weekend getaway without spending too much money.

Visit Underated Places

One of the best things about South Africa is that every province is filled with hidden gems! In Mpumalanga, you’ll find cheap overnight accommodation in Secunda—a gorgeous tropical town. In Limpopo, you could visit the dams, mountains, and forests of Tzaneen. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to possibilities.

Travel During Low Season

The price of accommodation can be significantly less expensive during the low season when not as many people are travelling. The other advantage is that attractions and accommodations are both usually less crowded. So if you can get away outside of the school holidays, you should take hold of the opportunity.

Do Food Prep Ahead of Time

One way that you can save money is by doing a bit of food prep for your trip ahead of time. This saves you from having to eat out for every meal, and can also help ensure that you eat more balanced meals, made up of ingredients that you love and are used to.

Travel with a Friend

When you travel with a friend, you can share costs when it comes to petrol, accommodation, and even tickets to various attractions. It’s important to pick the right travel buddy and make them aware of your budget so that they understand you may not be willing or able to splurge on certain things.

For those budget-friendly travellers looking to save a little extra money on their weekend getaway, Kaste Guesthouse offers cheap overnight accommodation in Secunda and Tzaneen. Our self-catering facilities make it easy to cater for yourself and save on food costs. We’d love to welcome you to your new home away from home. Contact us today to book your stay!

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