Exchange-rate proofing and getting the best holiday deals

As we snowball toward the end of the year, many South Africans are starting to plan their December holidays, while others are looking to plan ahead for 2019 travel like the March/April school holidays and Easter break.

Book early

In addition to getting the absolute best rates, booking early will also ensure you have top pick at the options available. If you’re interested in booking a holiday well in advance but don’t have the full amount on hand, don’t let that get you down – there are various travel operators who only require a certain % deposit upfront with the rest to be paid at a predetermined time before departure.

Go for All-Inclusive

With the unpredictability of the rand, more South Africans are looking for travel packages that don’t come with any surprises or hidden costs, including nasty foreign exchange surprises!

Opting for an all-inclusive holiday option means that when you leave for your holiday, you could quite literally leave your wallet at home. But not all all-inclusive holidays are created equal.

Look for holiday packages where kids stay free

If you do your research well enough, you will find various travel operators that offer some superb deals when travelling with children.

Choose visa-free destinations (for South Africans)

Choosing a holiday destination that does not require a visa for South Africans is another easy way to trim down on holiday costs. This means that you can just pack a bag and choose a destination; out of 94 countries, at least one is bound to be on your bucket list. With so many destinations, the world truly is your oyster. All that’s left is to plan that amazing holiday you’ve been dreaming about!