3 Reasons to book your December holiday now (and how to book with peace of mind)
Spring is in the air and lockdown is down to Level 2. No wonder you’re dreaming about your December holiday! What will it be? A summer beach vacation or bush break? Whichever December holiday you choose, take advantage of early bird holiday deals and wider choice of accommodation options by booking your December holiday now.
Not ready to commit? We wrote a whole blog about how to book flexible dates with peace of mind. But if you’re still unsure about pressing the “book now” button on your holiday plans, we’ve created this handy guide to help you book your December holiday now, with confidence and peace of mind:
Keep it close to home
With Level 2 now allowing South Africans to travel across provinces for any reason, you really can escape to your favourite holiday spot on the coast, into a game reserve or down to your favourite city. Precautions are still necessary however, so make sure you and your family have all the required safety precautions in place before travelling. Think extra masks and hand sanitizer, and ‘family rules’ for stopovers and padstal drop-ins!
Need some inspiration? We picked best local road trips from Cape Town, Durbs and Jozi. Take a look!
Choose a socially distant destination
Thanks to covid, it has become second nature to us to avoid crowds – something which may be difficult come December, when everyone is jostling for their place in the sun. If you’re dead set on a beach holiday, there are some incredible off-the-beaten-path destinations in South Africa that are naturally free from overcrowding. Think: the quaint villages along the West Coast, or the untouched beaches of KZN’s Kosi Bay.
Maybe this is the year you take your kids on safari. Some of the best family December vacations are spent in the wild, seeing the Big 5 in the wide-open spaces of the African bushveld. Of course, the most popular safari destination in South Africa is the Kruger National Park, and because it is a popular spot for a December holiday, it’s one of those destinations that need to be booked early.
Travel is changing so fast, that if ever there was a time to enlist the services of a travel agent, it’s now. We will share our insider knowledge with you to make sure you’re getting the best value. Plus, with our finger on the pulse, we’re the first to know when things change (when new rules are released, for example). This way we can advise you on what to do next.
So, let us help you make flexible travel plans and book your December holiday with confidence.
Take a look at some of our top December holidays and let’s get planning.