Why Choose Self-Catering Accommodation

The past eighteen months have taught us to think out of the box as far as travel planning is concerned. While we have pent up desires to get going to exciting destinations, some of us may have some niggling anxiety about crowded places especially if our entire family is not yet fully vaccinated.  

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But that does not mean you have to stay at home any longer! There are many ways of avoiding unnecessary crowds while still having a great break with family and friends. Our best recommendation is to pile into the car and take an interesting route off the beaten track to your chosen destination. However, the other popular trend among South Africans, is choosing self-catering accommodation for your holiday. This gives you the ability to create your own safe cocoon in one of the many superb self-catering options around the country.  

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Advantages of a Self-Catering Holiday 

You can expect up-to-date and purpose-built accommodation with excellent facilities, outdoor living spaces and even a braai. Many complexes offer housekeeping services, swimming pools and daily activities from hiking, cycling, horse riding and golf. There are even daily outdoor programmes for kids which are both sporting and educational. 

Seaside accommodation is equally popular as beaches offer space to run and play, and it is much easier to avoid big crowds. There is also a wide choice of self-catering options in the bush or adjacent to game parks as well as the national parks, in the KZN Midlands, the North West close to Gauteng and the entire Western and Eastern Cape to mention a few. For something novel there are even luxury tented options and farm stays. The latter are particularly good to get children in touch with nature. 

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Our Top Perks for Self-Catering Accommodation 
  • Perfect for social-distancing 
  • Many have direct access to the outdoors 
  • Affordable for families and groups of friends 
  • Well designed with excellent facilities  
  • Savings on home cooked meals and braais 
  • Create an atmosphere of sharing and caring 
  • Safe and relaxing environment for children 
  • Savings on laundry costs, restaurant meals and more. 

Contact Thompsons for amazing self-catering accommodation around South Africa and get closer to the bush, the seaside, the mountains and the wide open spaces of our spectacular country. 

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