We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to travel again and explore the beauty of South Africa. Thanks to the lockdown however, many of us had to drastically cut down on our travel budget; causing most of us to relook at how and where we spend our travel bucks.
Newsflash: You don’t have to cancel your travel plans just because your budget has shrunk- there’s so many ways to save money on your holiday– and still have fun while doing it! We’ve rounded up the top ways to travel while on a budget.
Set your travel budget
The most important part of saving on your vacation is establishing a reasonable budget– and sticking to it! Make sure that your budget is realistic, includes every component of your vacation, and doesn’t cut into your normal budget.
You can create a vacation savings fund which you can contribute to each month. This will help you remove any unnecessary expenses.
Hunt for specials
One of the most expensive parts of your vacation is usually your travel expenses, as well as the cost of your stay. When planning your vacation, make sure to look out for travel and hotel specials. Not only will it greatly decrease the cost of your vacation, but it will also provide you with a bit more financial wiggle room in other spending areas.
Why not join a loyalty programme? ANEW Hotels & Resorts have recently launched ANEW Rewards, which includes many member benefits including discount on direct bookings. Booking specials which include extras such as breakfast or dinner will mean that you don’t have to worry about extra spending while on vacation.
Location means everything while traveling and just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your dream location. When booking your stay, book a hotel or resort that has on-site activities such as pools, putt-putt, or even a walking route. Oftentimes, these activities are included in your stay and don’t require you to get out your wallet while having fun.
Opt- in for Self-Catering Units
Save money through booking self catering units at the hotel or resorts which you are staying at. Most self catering units provide its guests with kitchenettes which may be used to make their own food. The ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe Self-Catering Rondavels are perfect for any family on a budget.