4 Money-Saving Tips When Travelling to South Africa

4 Money-Saving Tips When Travelling to South Africa

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Posted February 25, 2019

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Traveling to new places can be expensive, especially if it’s a new place that you have never visited before. Being able to hustle and save money doesn’t have to affect your new and exciting experience. Since South Africa has a lot to offer, it became a tourist attraction hotspot. This can affect your trip to be a bit more pricey than any other unpopular place that you could go to.

To make sure that you will be able to enjoy all the sides South Africa has to offer, from culture, history, wildlife, and amazing views. Before considering saving money, you need to set your budget and make sure to always stick to it.

We have collected right here the top four tips you need to consider if you want to cut down your cost when you are visiting South Africa.

1.   Pick the right time

Traveling during hot seasons like holidays or during school vacations will only make your trip twice as pricey or even triple. Choose the right time to travel and make sure to take into consideration how the weather will be and its suitability for you. If you avoided hot seasons, you can save a few extra bucks on the top two things that cost the most during any trip; flight tickets and accommodation.

2.   Choose a cheap airline

Many people have linked cheap travels to lack of safety. Kulula flights from Johannesburg to Durban offer low-cost flights, yet comfortable, secure, and most importantly safe. Booking the flight beforehand with quite some time always ensure you to find cheaper flights. Besides, refraining from booking your flights on the spot will give you enough time to search and find great deals that will save you a lot of money.

3.   Cook your own food

No matter how cheap the food is in South Africa, and in many places, it’s not, eating out every day will cost you a lot of money. Buying the ingredients and fresh vegetables and fruits will save you a lot of money and give you the chance to develop healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Many also suffer from severe stomach ache when they leave their hometown due to many factors; the sudden change in eating habits and in the type of food itself is the main reason behind this.

4.   Search for the best hostel

Don’t rent a room in a luxurious 5-star hotel just to sleep for eight hours, maybe less. Instead, consider searching for the best deal for the cheapest hostel you like. Searching for a cheap hostel doesn’t mean that you will have to deal with bugs, bad room service, and bad customer service. If you search enough for deals and offers, you will find yourself a nice-looking hostel without breaking the bank.

Holidays give you a great chance to expose yourself to the mesmerizing nature instead of staying indoors all day. South Africa, specifically has beautiful nature, scenery, and astonishing wildlife. Instead of renting Ubers and cars, consider walking, backpacking, or hiking. This will allow you to make the most of your travels and will add a lot to your overall experience. This will only be effective if your destination isn’t far away, yet it will save you a lot of money.

South Africa giraffes spotted on safari.
South Africa giraffes spotted on safari.

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