Bucket list spots in SA

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South Africa is a country capable of capturing your heart with something as simple as a glorious sunset and a glass of wine.  It’s filled with magic, rhythm, spectacular scenery, glorious weather, friendly people and African mayhem!  All of this makes for an alluring and incredibly beautiful destination.

We’ve put together a list of places that is often overlooked but that you can definitely put on your list of places to visit on your next cross-country roadtrip!

Mpumalanga and Drakensberg

Reason to visit: incredible landscapes and hikes through nature

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Shrouded in natural beauty and mystery, the Drakensberg is one of the most majestic landscapes in South Africa. Its legendary hiking trails curve around dramatic rocky gorges, through grasslands, and into river valleys creating a haven for any nature lover.

Must visit: Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak, and Champagne Castle.

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Further north you will find Mpumalanga, an area of incredible natural landscapes and glorious waterfalls.

Here you will find the third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon.  You can take a moment to gaze over it from God’s Window or go in search of waterfalls such as Horseshoe Falls, Lone Creek Falls, Berlin Falls, and Mac Mac Falls, a 65 metre high natural monument.

Things to do in Mpumalanga

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Reason to visit: vibrance, design, art, nightlife and culinary wonders

Follow the bright lights all along the N1 and you will find yourself in Joburg, the city of gold.

South Africa’s economic powerhouse is also known as the rebel city amongst South Africans, but Joburg is slowly starting to shed this reputation and establishing itself as the cultural capital.

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Trendy neighbourhoods and creative hubs like the Maboneng Precinct, are actually at the centre of this cultural revolution.

Outside markets, rooftop gardens, coffee shops, trendy cocktail bars, fashion boutiques, and live music venues pulse with urban sophistication and cosmopolitan energy that’s difficult to fight and not possible to overlook.

Do not miss: First Thursdays, the Arts Alive Festival, street art walking tours and cycling tours through the buzzing streets of Soweto.

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Kruger National Park

Reason to go: truly African safari experience

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The Kruger National Park is famous worldwide and for very good reason.  Here you can have up close encounters with the big 5, in their natural habitat, and experience the raw, untamed spirit of Africa.

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Spend the nights in a luxurious bungalow or perhaps beside a crackling campfire while nature is alive around you. Awake to a breakfast overlooking the African bush as an elephant ambles by and giraffes peer curiously over treetops. A self drive or perhaps guided safari will take you deep into one of the largest game reserves in Africa and provide you with an opportunity to identify majestic wildlife like lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo’s, and cats in the wild.

A trip through the Kruger National Park is an definite must and a memory that will remain with you for years to come.

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Port Elizabeth

Reason to visit: friendly locals and fascinating attractions

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Port Elizabeth is basically Cape Town without all the tourists (although Capetonians might disagree!).  It’s has a penguin colony, it has vibey cocktail bars (Parliament Street hums with energy and live music when the sun goes down!), it has sandy white beaches excellent for surfing and the water is so hot that you can actually swim!

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Other places not to miss: PE Opera House, the Volkswagen AutoPavilion; the Old Railway Museum; the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum; Haunted Historical Walks; brewery tours; and Addo Elephant Park.

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Backyard Route

Go for: adventure activities

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The Garden Route is an absolute dream for the adventure seeker. You can literally choose from just about any adrenalin fuelled activity that you wish – canopy tours, bungy jumping, tubing, name it.  This stretch of our coastline will give you all of this and looks pretty amazing too!

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Go tandem skydiving in Mossel Bay.
Bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge.
Spend your afternoon stand up paddle boarding on the lagoon in Sedgefield, and use your evenings to get to know travellers and locals at one of the party hostels.
Explore the Tsitsikamma Forest on a Segway or perhaps soar through the trees on a zip line.
Kayak beside dolphins and go paragliding in Plettenberg Bay.

Wild Coast

Reason to visit: laidback coastal relaxation

After all that excitement, you will probably long for a bit of relaxation and an easygoing atmosphere.  Then head off to the Wild Coast (called that only because of the wild ocean – nothing more).

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Spend lazy days exploring the bohemian streets of Coffee Bay, gaze at dramatic waterfalls that plunge off the edge of Africa directly into the ocean, or hunt for secret beaches hidden along glorious hiking trails.

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Beaches not to miss: Third Beach and Pebble Beach in Port St. Johns, Cintsa Beach in Chintsa, and Mdumbi Beach in Coffee Bay (voted the very best beach in Southern Africa).

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Flights to George


Go for: delicious food, wine and tasty brews

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Nestling between vineyards, orchards and dairy farms you will discover the unassuming town of Robertson, a place where great wine and great food are actually a way of life. It’s a place where indulgence is actually celebrated and encouraged!

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Create your own bottle of wine at Excelsior Wine Estate or spend your afternoon pairing wine, cheese and chocolate at well known wineries like Springfield Estate, Van Loveren Family Cellar or the Rooiberg Wine Cellars.

Robertson is also home to an excellent choice of award winning restaurants as well popular festivals like Wacky Wine Festival, Hands-on-Harvest Festival, and the Slow Food & Wine Festival.

Jeffreys Bay or perhaps Elands Bay

Go for: surfing

Probably the 2 best surf spots in South Africa.

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Elands Bay (on the West Coast) attracts surfers throughout the season due to its consistent waves, while Jeffreys Bay (also called JBay) is among the 5 top surfing destinations in the world  thanks to its perfect waves.

Well-known surf spots in Jeffreys Bay include: Supertubes, Kitchen Windows, Albatross, Points, Tubes, and boneyards, the former site of the Billabong Pro.


Go for: holiday atmosphere, family getaways, and oysters

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Knysna has it all, perfect for families, romantic enough for 2 and also brimming with adventure. It’s a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike because of the sunny holiday atmosphere, excellent restaurants and charm.

You can stay in a houseboat on the lagoon, shuck on oysters at the Knysna Oyster Festival (a favourite on the South Africa events calendar), or perhaps loosen up with friends and family around a good old South African braai.


Go for: rock, hiking, and camping art

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The Cederberg Wilderness is a firm favourite amongst nature lovers. The stunning rock formations of its, ancient rock art, peaceful silence, and the wide open skies produce a sublime backdrop for hiking holidays and camping under the stars.


Go for: dreamy beaches, great weather and spicy food

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Home to the Golden Mile – a stretch of gorgeous coastline, the pride of KZN.  Durban is also the birthplace of the bunny chow and many other spicy delights!

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Spend your days lazing on the beach or search for giant pineapples.  Also make sure to get to know the locals and to enjoy the trademark Indian dishes of Durban.

Beaches not to miss: Umhlanga Rocks Beach, North Beach, Cape Vidal Beach, Zimbali Beach, Ansteys Beach, Amanzimtoti, Umdloti Beach and Willard Beach in Ballito.

Head further up the coast to St. Lucia and kayak with hippos or even watch turtles lay eggs. For the scuba diving enthusiasts, Protea Banks, Aliwal Shoal, and Sodwana Bay provide several of the very best scuba diving spots in South Africa.

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Sun City – an African oasis

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As you pull into the reserve, an impressive sight awaits – grand architecture and swaying palm trees create quite the contrast against the dull background!  You have reached Sun City, an African oasis.


Sun City is situated between the Elands River and Pilanesberg, about a two hour drive from Johannesburg. It is the ideal spot for luxurious weekend away or maybe a fun family break. There is plenty to do both day and night. You can also view the Big 5 in the Pilanesberg National Park, enjoy a hot air balloon ride, play a round of golf or just laze by one of the amazing pools.



The resort consists of 4 hotels:

The Cabanas – 3 Star:


The Cabanas are situated next to the Waterworld Lake and has recently undergone renovations. It now incorporates modern finishes and pops of colour which offers a pleasant change from the African theme running throughout the resort.

Visitors have a choice between a twin or family room. The family room is suited for families with kids under 12 while the twin rooms are a bit better for families with teenage kids.  In the mornings, guests can enjoy a delicious English breakfast at the Palm Terrace restaurant.

Soho Hotel – 4 Star:

Pick the Soho Hotel if you want to be close to the action! This was the first hotel on the resort and offers immediate access to the casino and the other resort entertainment.clickclickgo_suncity

The hotel itself offers a choice of 340 rooms, including presidential suites to luxury twin and family rooms.  Wake up to beautiful pool or lake views and enjoy a daily buffet breakfast.

After a fun-filled day, sit down for a lovely dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants or head for the casino and try your luck.  Other activities include dance club’s, cocktail bars and live music.  There is never a dull moment at the Soho Hotel!

Cascades Hotel – 5 Star:

The name Cascades actually originates from the waterfalls around the hotel, offering a lush tropical paradise and tranquility amongst the business of the resort.  You will regularly encounter monkeys and birds which can cause for much excitement on your afternoon walk!clickclickgo_suncity

The 5 star hotel offers 241 luxury rooms overlooking the lovely gardens and beach pool area.  Enjoy around the clock room service, drinks on the terrace and other special touches throughout your stay.

Be sure to make use of the hotel concierge service to assist with daily activities or any day trip bookings that you might require.

The Palace – 5 Star:

The world class Palace is one of Africa’s most sought after five star hotels and is a symbol of African luxury, transporting you to an African Kingdom from years gone by.clickclickgo_suncity

The hotel has 335 suites and rooms with breathtaking views of the jungle and water as well as the luxury pool hidden by swaying palm trees.  Visitors can enjoy the finest cuisine at some of the best restaurants.

When you stay at The Palace, the Valley of the Waves is at your doorstep and can be reached by taking the lovely walkways through the resort’s jungle.

A World Within A City


You can never go wrong with choosing Sun City for either a family holiday or a romantic getaway.  Amazing accommodation, activities abound, delicious food, sunset safaris, drinks with breathtaking views, African wildlife, sun and laughter – what more do you want.

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10 Affordable honeymoon spots around Mzansi

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Starting your new life together while the rand is tumbling fast, is not a very exciting prospect!  Luckily for you, we live in South Africa and we’re blessed with some of the most romantic and immensely beautiful destinations for a honeymoon in the world.  You can still have romance, adventure, fun and rest without having to rob a bank!

Let us help you out with some useful suggestions:




The Garden Route is a firm favourite with newlyweds.  If you’re looking for an ultra-romantic getaway, look no further than Knysna, Tsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay.  You will be able to experience a bit of everything – scenic beauty, adventure, forest, beach and the hustle and bustle of a seaside town.  Easy to get to and all-round hit for sure!




If you’re one of those adventurous couples seeking thrill on your honeymoon, the Hazyview area in Mpumalanga offers exactly that.  Enjoy the excitement of river rafting, tubing and abseiling or for a more relaxed activity, ride horses all along the Sabie River.  There is also an elephant sanctuary in the area where you can touch and feed these gigantic mammals.  For the cherry on the top, surprise your new partner with a sunset hot air balloon ride!  Hazyview will leave you with life long memories.




Kwazulu Natal will make you relax after all the hectic wedding planning.  For relaxation it is by far the best honeymoon destination in South Africa with wine and fresh seafood at the order of the day.  The Elephant Coast is characterized by bush breakaways and beautiful beaches and is truly the ideal place to unwind.  Kick back, soak in the tranquility and connect with your new spouse.  That is the true purpose of your honeymoon!




This charming town is set in the wine lands of the Cape and reminds of a provincial France back in the day.  The private resorts, the quaint valley and the overall peace and allure, makes this nothing short of a lovers playground.  Enjoy vineyard walks, wine tasting, exquisite food experiences and vintage cars.  If you’re one for old world charm, Franschoek will not disappoint.




This might seem not sound like a honeymoon destination but Limpopo will surprise you.  It’s the perfect combination of beach and safari, a home of ancient riches, holy forests and rain queens.  A trip to the wetlands and a Kruger safari promises an awesome honeymoon for the free spirited couple. This might be your best chance to see the big 5 and at a very reasonable rate!  A visit to Warmbaths will also tick all your boxes so do keep Limpopo on your list of possibilities!




Swaziland is for love birds, no doubt about it.  Rugged mountain ranges, countryside retreats, hiking trails and sunset evenings are exactly what the doctor ordered for your honeymoon.  Swaziland is also full of tradition so why not attend some traditional dances or learn an ancient craft from one of the local Swazi craft markets.  It might be out of your comfort zone but it’s an experience to remember and best shared with your loved one.




Only one hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria lays the Magaliesberg, one of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth and the perfect getaway!  If you’re yearning for clean air and green beauty, look no further.  Your honeymoon will be nothing but boring with activities such as hot air ballooning, game viewing, quad biking, cableway excursions and canopy tours.  When the adrenalin rush is over, just relax around a pool with a book or binoculars.  It’s what holidays are made of.




A long walk on a pristine white beach is what dreams are made of.  This can be your honeymoon!  Port Elizabeth offers the most beautiful beaches and dune forests that will just enchant you.  Coral reefs and marine life is in abundance and adventure is never far away.  If a blend of romance and adventure is your thing, then the friendly city is the best spot for your love holiday.




Known as the Gem of Mpumalanga, Dullstroom offers everything that you could want from a honeymoon.  The charming town is located near all the panoramas featuring breathtaking views of landscapes such as the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Echo Caves.  The historic mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest is also just around the corner and perfect for a daytrip.  Fly fishing, farm atmosphere , lakes and fresh air is high up on the menu in Dullstroom and promises an exotic honeymoon that will be hard to beat.




The Mother City promises excitement throughout your honeymoon!  If sightseeing, excursions and adventures are what you’re looking for, then look no further.  Cape Town offers so much to see and do that you won’t have a moment of rest.  Wine tasting, history, beaches, culinary brilliance and Table Mountain will keep you entertained and leave a lasting impression.

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Things to do in Cape Town for under R50

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It’s December and everyone is in a festive mood but that can quickly give way to stress if money is a main concern.  Treating yourself or your family over the holidays should not cost you an arm and a leg – or drive you to an anxiety attack!  There are plenty things to enjoy and do across the Mother City that will keep you, and your wallet, smiling all the way.  Plus you get to explore the gorgeousness of Cape Town and everything it has to offer!  Book your flights to Cape Town today!



Here is our list for things to do in Cape Town for under R50 (or even for free!):

  • Enjoy a lovely picnic on any of Cape Town’s many beaches
  • Take a hike up Lions Head, enjoy the sunrise or sunset AND get those legs moving.  While you’re at it, why not search for Wally’s Cave!
  • Take a historic walk through the Company Gardens and don’t forget a snack for the cute squirrels
  • Join First Thursdays on every first Thursday of the month for a cultural experience of Cape Town’s many galleries and other attractions all while you take in the local nightlife
  • Spoil yourself to a cup of coffee at the best coffee shop in the world!  Truth Coffee is situated in Buitenkant Street and was crowned as the best in the world by The Telegraph.  They sure know their coffee.
  • Take a day out to Silvermine for a lovely swim in the reservoir and a day in the sun.  Entry is only R40 per adult and R20 for kids.
  • Close your ears and go watch the noon gun fire at 12pm.  This gun has been firing everyday at noontime since 1864. Simply follow the signs in the Bo-Kaap.  Entry is free.
  • Light a fire and kick back with some friends for a fantastic braai at Oudekraal or Maidens Cove. You will be surrounded by amazing views of the mountain and crystal clear blue water.  Get there early to secure your spot!
  • Have a beer at arguably the oldest pub in Cape Town, Perseverance Tavern.  The pub has been serving beer since 1808 and amongst the regulars were SA’s most colonial figure, Cecil John Rhodes. The beer is cold so don’t wait!
  • Take a train ride along the Southern Line rail route and hop on and off between Cape Town and Simons Town.  Stop at Muizenberg for a surf, Kalk Bay for some fish and chips or Boulders Beach for a meeting with the local penguins.
  • Explore the V&A Waterfront on foot.  Grab a map from the information centre and off you go.
  • Bring the kids and join Promenade Mondays at Queens Beach parking lot in Sea Point.  You will need a skateboard, rollerblades or even a bicycle in order to make the most of this outing.  A fun way to explore the promenade!
  • Visit the Hout Bay Harbour Market on weekends and have a stroll through the crafted gifts, locally made curios and amazing food.  You will also be entertained by live music absolutely free!
  • The Green Point Urban park is a fantastic family-friendly area for a picnic, a walk, a run or simply just lazing around.  There are plenty to keep the little ones entertained – outdoor gym, a play park and lots of water features.
  • Practice your golf swing at the River Club in Observatory.
  • Take a scenic run along the promenade all the way to Clifton and back.
  • Indulge in some of the award-winning wines the Cape has to offer by visiting one of the many wine estates for a tasting experience.
  • Brush up on your history with a visit to one of Cape Town’s many Iziko Museums.  Here you can experience anything from million year old fossils to a space-like experience at the Planetarium.
  • Stretch those muscles and breathe with a free yoga class at Yoga Life in the Waterkant.  Free classes available on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
  • Take a drive to Blouberg and enjoy the views of the mountain and a proper ice-cream!
  • Visit Addis in Cape Town and experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony (with popcorn!).
  • Scratch around for gemstones and the V&A’s scratch patch.
  • Get your Springbok rugby fix by visiting the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum housing the biggest collection of memorabilia in the world.
  • Visit Rhodes Memorial, a memorial built for the world’s most powerful men of his time, Cecil John Rhodes.
  • Catch a movie at the oldest cinema in South Africa, the Labia Theatre.


This list should keep you busy!  No excuses for not having a really jolly festive season!



No visa needed for these countries South Africa!

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Let’s be honest, the South African passport (or Green Mamba as we affectionately refer to it), can be slightly limiting when it comes to traveling.  We currently hold the spot of the 3rd most powerful passport on the African continent, behind Seychelles and Mauritius, but with Africa in general having the least powerful passports, this is small consolation for avid travelers.  For interest sake, the countries with the most powerful passports are Germany and Sweden who have access to 158 countries visa-free.

Don’t despair!  There are actually an astonishing 90 countries that South Africans can visit without a visa.  You heard right.  No queues, no embassy nightmares, you simply buy a ticket and get on the plane.  Plus, there are a further 31 countries for which you only need a visa upon arrival.

All of a sudden the travel opportunities don’t look so bleak anymore!

Here is a list of all the countries South Africans can visit with absolutely no visa required:

Antigua and Barbuda









Costa Rica


Dominican Republic


El Salvador









Hong Kong














Palestinian Territories





Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia


South Korea

St Vincent and the Grenadines




Trinidad and Tobago







For these countries you will need a visa upon entry:





Cape Verde











Marshall Islands
















  • This information was correct at the time of writing this blog post.  ClickClickGo will not be held liable for any changes to this resulting in incorrect information.

10 Best SA beaches to relax on this summer

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Its summer and time to hit the beach!  It counts in our favour that South Africa has been blessed with kilometers of coastline, offering some of the best beaches in the world.  Discover, in our opinion, the top 10 beaches below, grab that beach bag and head out into the sun for some fun.

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In no particular order, here they are:



Around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Knysna, you’ll find Buffels Bay, a great place to simply escape and enjoy nature.  This beautiful long white beach stretches for 5kms between the little village of Buffels Bay and Brenton on Sea.  Great for a hike or a day out dolphin and whale spotting!

2. CLIFTONclickclickgo_topbeaches

If you want to be seen and enjoy the summer vibe, then Clifton, Cape Town is for you.  Enjoy the white sandy beaches and clear (but freezing!) water.  When the wind is howling in Cape Town, you can escape here for an almost entirely wind-free day out.  Clifton itself is a set of 4 smaller beaches, aptly named 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach, each with its own identity.  Come spend the whole day and watch the sun set!



Coffee Bay comes with something for everyone.  Situated in the heart of the Wild Coast, this beach is effortless and a popular destination for backpackers because of the electric vibe.  Let your hair down, take a horse ride or swim through the Hole in the Wall.  The beach itself is simply spectacular with a backdrop of cliffs, hills and mountains.

4. GONUBIE BEACHclickclickgo_topbeaches

This little gem is one of the best secrets on the Wild Coast and is situated only 8km from East London.  A popular lookout spot for watching dolphins and whales makes this a favourite amongst families.  The raised boardwalk leads you to a fantastic tidal pool where you can spend your days.  Don’t miss this little piece of paradise this December.



We only recently discovered the West Coast’s best kept secret!  Take the road into the West Coast National Park and drive into the lagoon.  You will quickly forget where you are as the crystal clear blue water will carry you away to an exotic place that can be anywhere in the world!  Enjoy the surrounding fynbos, book a houseboat, take a hike or simply lie back and take in the exquisite surroundings.



A short drive from Camps Bay OR Hout Bay on the other side will bring you to Llandudno, a firm favourite with the local Capetonian surfer community.  Lazing on this beautiful beach with spectacular views of the 12 Apostles and Lions Head is surely a treat.

7. NAHOON BEACHclickclickgo_topbeaches

Welcome to East London’s most popular beach!   Renowned for its spectacular waves, Nahoon Beach is the home of many national surfing competitions.  With kilometers of un-crowded, sandy beaches on the one side and a rocky bluff to the other, this beach has something for everyone.  The estuary is also a firm favourite amongst fishermen and sun worshippers alike.


An ideal tourist and holiday destination, this beach has plenty to do!  From surfing to body boarding to paddle skiing to plain swimming or tanning, if you like to be active, hit North Beach this summer.  The beach gets flooded over the holiday season with plenty of restaurants, clubs and bars to entertain the masses.  If this is your vibe, the North Beach welcomes you!


Avid divers, fishermen and just anyone who wants to get far away from the city lights can head straight to Sodwana on the northern KZN coast.  With its sub-tropical climate and warm Indian Ocean you might as well be on a remote island.  If you’re an adventurer looking for something more than the classic beach experience, pack your bags for Sodwana!

10. UMHLANGAclickclickgo_topbeaches

This KZN beach has everything you want from a beach – great weather all year round, warm water and a relaxed atmosphere.  Swim, lie on the golden sand or enjoy a walk on the boardwalk and after your day in the sun, you can hit Umhlanga town for something to eat, some shopping or a night out!


Budget weekend in Durban

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You can definitely pull off a budget weekend in Durban!  So you’ve saved some cash booking your airplane tickets through ClickClickGo.  Clever start already. Travel is not cheap but on even a tiny budget you can still enjoy your getaway weekend in Durbs.  Follow our rules below and you might even leave with cash in your pocket!




Save on accommodation



Eat cheap

Durban is legendary for its curry shops and bunny chow vendors.  Ask the locals for the best deals in town without having to go to bed hungry.  On the Sat morning make sure to visit the I Heart Market in front of the Moses Mabhiba Stadium, one of Durban’s best and biggest food and craft markets.  Other budget-friendly restaurants worth a visit is the Brittania Hotel on Umgeni Road as well as the Surf Riders Food Shack on North Beach.  We’re talking meals between R45 and R70 – perfect!

Party on Florida Road

The famous party stretch, packed with bars, restaurants and clubs.  You will be sure to find great drink specials to help your budget even further along.  Make sure you’re there for Happy Hour between 5pm – 6pm.  You are for certain in for a dangerously good time.

Nature calls

If you’re a nature-lover, Durban with its sub-tropical climate is definitely worth exploring.  A visit to the Durban Botanical Gardens will open your eyes to the province’s interesting plant life and offers a great opportunity for a picnic.  At the Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve you can feast your eyes on an incredible wetland environment featuring wading birds, crustaceans, mudskippers and other critters.





If you want to stick to the indoors, be sure to visit Durban’s Natural Science Museum, one of the best in the country.

Hit the Promenade

The Durban promenade is one of the most happening spots in Durban, especially after its refurbishment for the 2010 World Cup.  Perfect for your budget getaway the promenade is extremely pocket-friendly with fish ‘n chips shops, stalls and vendors as well as a whole host of cheap entertainment options.




Rent a bicycle a see sights while getting some exercise!  And if you still have energy left, why not join one of the free Zumba or Yoga classes offered right there.

If you do your homework ahead of time it is possible to save cash without having to compromise on entertainment and a good time away.