It has been a long, tiring first quarter of the year – who needs any more of an excuse to take a mid-year holiday? If you’re keen to get away but are trying to make ends meet on a student budget, fear not. While you studied, we have done the research for you and are excited to present you with our discoveries.
Scattered around SA, these are the top 5 cheapest accommodation options we could find.
Apricot Farm, Bonnievale, Western Cape
Enjoy some downtime in a warm timber cabin located on a gorgeous farm. It’s the perfect choice for those looking for some peace and quiet, a welcoming atmosphere, heart-warming fires and a few tastebud tantalising activities (think wine tasting and cheese sampling at the local cheese factory). The best part is that you can stay here for as little as R150 per person per night.
Nkawu Cottage, Mtunzini, Kwazulu Natal
Soak up some of the last rays of the summer sun and save some bucks in Kwa-Zulu Natal when you choose to stay at Nkawau Cottage. Also costing as little as R150 per person per night, the cottage is self-catering and just a stone’s throw away from some of Mtunzini’s most beautiful beaches.
Coral Tree Campsite, Magoebaskloof & Haenertsburg, Limpopo
Now this one is a real steal! You can stay here for R175 per person per night for the first two guests, and pay just R75 per person thereafter! The campsite is extremely private and can accommodate up to 8 happy campers. It is also located just 5km from Magoebaskloof which is chockfull of interesting restaurants and shops to explore.
Kouga Wildernis, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape
Stay here for as little as R200 per person and enjoy a variety of memorable activities. Not only is there a 4×4 trail, but you can also take part in a spot of abseiling, fishing and mountain biking. This is where you’ll find the ultimate adventurous getaway perfect for nature junkies and those who can’t get enough of the outdoors.
The Nellsbells Cottage, Clarens, Free State
Pay just R250 per person and you’ll get to stay in this rustic paradise – arguably one of the finest that the Free State has to offer! The great news is that it is also pet-friendly (as long as you make a request before you arrive), so you can bring Fido along with you.
These and other awesome, budget-friendly accommodation options are just the thing for a mid-year break. The great thing about the cheaper rates is that it leaves you with some extra cash to spend on those special treats, or even a discounted flight rather than a long drive. Wherever you choose to stay, travel safe and enjoy your richly deserved respite from the books.