5 Value for Money destinations for South Africans

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Date: February 25, 2016
Choosing a travel destination has become more difficult as we have to be more price-conscious than ever before. The good news is, there are some holiday destinations that will enable you to enjoy your much needed holiday at a price that won’t break your bank account. We’ve selected a few of the destinations that will offer you best value for your travel buck.

1. Local is always Lekker!
Boulders Beach penguin colony
With 9 beautiful provinces, each with countless amazing attractions it’s very hard to find someone who has seen all that this country has to offer. There is bound to be places you haven’t explored and experiences you haven’t had in Mzansi. So, before you think of venturing further abroad, you might want to explore more of our domestic attractions. 

2. Mozambique
Mozambique Indigo Beach
You can easily drive from Johannesburg to Maputo or easily fly to one of one of the nearby Mozambican islands from South Africa. With easy access, plus some fine islands to visit, Mozambique should be high on your list.

2. Thailand
Krabi, Thailand
When it comes to best value long haul destinations, the East offers several good options and Thailand is a favourite among South Africans. Tourosm is the most important sector in the Thai economy and they always do their best to remain a competitive choice. So expect some great deals and rest assured of a great welcome at the land of smiles. 

3. Mauritius
Mauritius beach
With a direct daily flight that is just four hours from Johannesburg, Mauritius is not too far and that’s one of the reasons why it remains an affordable option for most South Africans.  Add to that the breath-taking coral reefs, warm & inviting Indian ocean , numerous leisure activities on the island and you’ve got yourself a great deal. 

5. Namibia
Namimia Etosha Zebras
Because the Namibian Dollar mirrors the Rand, you need not to worry much about the rate of exchange when visiting Namibia.  You can expect most things to cost the same as in South Africa. There are numerous attractions to consider. These include the magnificent Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei , Caprivi Strip, Cape Cross and the Skeleton Coast.