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The Future of Local Travel 

 

Are you tired of hopping from Bedroom de la Villa to hanging out at Cafe la Kitchenette? We don’t blame you!

Many people are wondering if it is still possible to plan for travel in these uncertain times.

The harsh reality of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national and global lockdown has disrupted our luxury of movement and the pleasure of travelling; the excitement of booking flights and hotels and the anticipation of spending some time away from home. While local travel restrictions might slowly be lifted, international travel will remain inaccessible for quite some time, #catchflightsnotfeelings and #passportgang will have to take the back seat for now while we try to navigate this new normal when it comes to travel.

Travel will see a rise in local travel post lockdown and maybe even after the CoronaVirus as travellers will be hesitant to venture out into global territories in fear of getting sick and being quarantined away from home. Many will avoid places like the airport and would rather entertain the idea of driving themselves to their holiday destination. Road trips are definitely going to trend post lockdown. To keep up with self-distancing, private rental accommodation such as Airbnb will trend as more and more people will be staying away from high volume places like hotels and resorts.

Taking this time to explore and give back to our country might not be such a bad idea after all with having experienced the national lockdown and suffering from cabin fever, we cannot wait to experience everything outdoors from beaches to hiking, even if it’s done right here in our country!

South Africa has many amazing experiences waiting for us to dive into post lockdown! Who is not looking forward to lazing about basking on the balmy beaches of Durban, enjoy some wine tasting and rockpool diving in the Cape region and indulging in some braaivleis under the rich earthy hues of an African sunset somewhere in the wilderness of the Kruger National Park? We are itching to start planning for that much-needed post lockdown getaway. Here are some local spots we are planning to visit once it’s safe to travel again. 

Wildlife adventure at Kruger National Park

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Be one with nature with a road trip to the Kruger National park which offers accommodation equipped with braai facilities and kitchens perfect for adventurers looking for a self-catering bushveld experience.

Interesting things to see at the park:

  • The Big Five – Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhino.
  • The Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and Rhino Beetle.
  • Birding Big Six– Ground Hornbill, Kori Bustard, Lappet- faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Saddle-bill Stork.
  • Five Trees – Baobab, Fever Tree, Knob Thorn, Marula, Mopane.
  • Natural/Cultural Features – Letaba Elephant Museum, Jock of the Bushveld Route, Albasini Ruins, Masorini Ruins, Stevenson Hamilton Memorial Library, Thulamela.

Fun activities to do:

It’s time for a big stretch after being cooped up in the house for so many weeks! Here are some activities you can look forward to in the wild.

  • Wilderness trails 
  • Game drives
  • Eco trails
  • Backpacking trails
  • Golf and many more.

Visit their website to learn more about what they offer www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/

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The Garden Route , Best scenery for road tripping.

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The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most popular holiday destinations and runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests, amber -coloured rivers and golden beaches. driving the Garden Route is a joy, with countless picnic spots, viewpoints and attractions.

Activities to do along the Garden Route:

  • Indulging in fresh oysters at Oysters R Us,
  • Mountain biking through the Harkerville Forest,
  • Bird watching in the Wilderness National Park and abseiling into the Kaaimans River
  • Black water tubing down the Storms River and many more.
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The Cape Winelands.

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Enjoy the finest wines in the regions set against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth filled with century old architecture. The Cape Winelands is one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. There are many wine farms on dedicated wine routes you can visit such as the Constantia Wine Route, the Stellenbosch Wine Route, the Durbanville Wine Route etc.

Activities to do in the Winelands:

  • Hot air balloon over the vineyards
  • Segway Gliding Tours at Spier
  • Game Drive in the Bontebok Ridge Reserve, Wellington
  • Wine Tasting by Bicycle
  • Wine Tasting Horse Trail and many more. 
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There are so many more exciting experiences we are looking forward to after the lockdown.
Which destination or experience are you looking forward to after lockdown?

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