What HOLIDAY and GETAWAY OPTIONS are still possible in times of viruses

What HOLIDAY GETAWAY OPTIONS are still possible in times viruses


What HOLIDAY and GETAWAY OPTIONS are still possible in times of viruses?

With the announcement that all schools, until after the Easter holidays are closed, people want know what travel possibilities are left. There are restrictions on some travel destinations at present, but you still may break away locally - especially to self-catering cottages that you can disinfect and self determine who you want to get in touch with. And if it is remote, it is certainly one of the best options.

We, as Southern Staying, the online accommodation booking service, say that while vacationers can certainly be expected to travel responsibly, it is not necessary at this stage to crash everyone's getaway plans. South Africa is a country rich in destinations that is ideal for those who prefer self-seclusion.

Whether you are; seclusion at your own home, or in a beautiful stone cottage in the middle of the Karoo plains, or on the southern tip of Africa, the result remains the same.  As long as holiday makers apply hygiene and fair distance measures, such as stressed by the Department of Health, at all times, then now is the time to visit the remote areas of our country.

Destinations away from the cities offer families the ideal opportunity of practicing self-isolation while they can still get away from their busy lives, environment and routine. It also provides the opportunity to spoil your family in the midst of stressful times. So, to spend a few days in a self-catering holiday home on the West Coast, or on the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam, or a weekend at Struisbaai Agulhas, or a wooden cottage in the Drakensberg, or in the Natal Midlands, there is still opportunity for relaxation and to destress.

When it comes to more remote locations that at first glance will blow mind breath away, South Africa certainly does not lack. Some of our most popular regions offer ideal self-catering holiday opportunities to enjoy the extended school holidays in reasonable privacy. Visit regions such as the Bushveldt in the north, the South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal, the West Coast and the Garden Route in the Western Cape, the charming Karoo and the ever-popular Kalahari, right to the banks of the Orange River.

Many accommodation owners did take the necessary steps to make their facilities as safe as possible for visitors and www.southernstaying.co.za encourages accommodation owners to do so. 

The hospitality industry was also properly informed and adjustments were made by game reserves, safari 

businesses, hotels and resorts to address the concerns raised by the pandemic. Such resorts also include River Lodge at Hazyview, Little Mongena Dinokeng, The Dunes Hotel & Resort, Keurboomstrand, Blue Gum Lodge at Bethal and Humala River Lodge at Baberton to name a few. The list is endless. Also Southern Staying's self-catering units and houses are usually far apart and suitable for private dining and braai. All information is available on the www.southernstaying.co.za website. Especially the photos of holiday homes can help a lot.

However, each guest and owner must still make their own informed decisions and enjoy the times as they deem fit and seek advice where necessary.


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Below are quick links to some of our recommended destinations and holiday homes:

Location Struisbaai 

Location West Coast 

Location Marloth Park on Kruger National Park 

Location Garden Route of South Africa 

Location Eastern Cape 

Location Cape Agulhas on Tip of Africa 

Location Overberg 

Location South Africa


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 What HOLIDAY GETAWAY OPTIONS are still possible in times viruses