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Luxury Cape Town Vacays That Won’t Break the Bank

Luxury Cape Town Vacays That Won’t Break the Bank


Natural and urban splendors of South Africa are what inspire us to pack our bags to go for an expedition to Africa. This has been triggered by the iconic Hollywood films ‘Out of Africa’ and The African Queen’ both from 1985 and 195 respectively. Whether you have a low or high budget South Africa is accessible to all and sundry. The food, flourishing arts, and thriving cultures are the things that will make your tour remarkable.

There is no bad time to visit South Africa as each season has its benefits. What you want to do while you are in South Africa is what defines the optimal time to visit. South Africa has an immense range of opportunities for travelers and flights to Cape Town are great motivation for the rugged adventure in the southernmost region of Africa.

To cut down on cost without giving in on experience using the following tactics:

Opt for Cheaper Flights

To get the cheapest fare purpose to travel during the off-season. The flight cost difference between low and high season is about $100. Additionally, booking directly through South African Airways will allow you to get the most competitive prices. You can also compare prices with major cities to ensure you pay as low as possible for the flight.

Visit The Most Popular Cities and Other Less Popular Destinations

Visiting the less popular places will allow you to get discounts. To experience city life you can visit Cape Town and Johannesburg. There is a diverse range of places to visit. Popular places are sometimes overrated and the price hiked. Consider visiting the pilgrimage of the adorable town of Stellenbosch. It is endowed with Dutch heritage and has a town square that is jam-packed with boutiques. The dining at this small time is affordable and will not strain your wallet. The lodging houses are tremendously unique and offer matchless experience within your means.

Look Out for Hotels That Are Affordable

Boutique hotel owners tend to offer affordable rates. In addition, there are a lot of options available high-end properties that offer competitive nightly rates. The nightly rates in Johannesburg start at around $100, make sure to maximize comfort with these swish amenities by taking the lowest packages. Other hotels that are fairly everywhere are the Protea Hotel chain.

Minimize On Cost of Meals

You can sample a variety of delicacies in pop-up food vendors. Their food is affordable and with as little as $5 dollars you will be able to try out different cookeries. Located in the heart of Cape Town is The Kitchen which offers an assortment of palatable salad variants at $10. Jo’burg is bursting with incredible and reasonably priced meal options.

Affordable Attractions to Visit

You can have a great experience with a measly budget. There are a lot of cheap attractions within and outside cosmopolitan destinations. For instance, to ride on the Aerial cableway on the legendary Table Mountain requires a small fee. To discover supreme city views free of charge, you can explore the scenic trails along the mountain. Other free natural allures to explore are Camps Bay and Clifton Beach. You will be able to cut down on cost if your focus on visiting the free sites. Remember cutting down on cost does not mean a shoddy experience. In fact, you will be able to have fun and experience new places at the lowest cost anyone can ever think of.

Plan Everything before Your Arrival

Planning is vital as it will help you come up with a list of activities and places to visit while in South Africa. Poor planning can make you spend more money as you will not be sure the deals available and might be forced to pick on the readily available options. Planning will also help you apportion your budgeted amount accordingly. For that reason, you will avoid incidences where your budget is strained to the core. Further, remember to carry your traveling gear such as attires that match the weather at that particular time of the year. Making sure you have everything will save you from any unnecessary spending.

To conclude, South Africa is one of the most amazing destinations to visit on the planet. The country has got it all. From wildlife and beautiful mountains to beaches, food and the rich apartheid history. Amazingly, there are no language barriers in South Africa as almost everyone speaks English. Many people in the country are bi-lingual and tri-lingual, Therefore, almost everyone can speak English together with other languages.

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Amanda
    December 20, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Great tips! My husband dislikes spending money on tropical places, so I’ll have to do some convincing to get him to go somewhere warm with me.

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Somewhere warm is always lovely and Cape Town isn’t expensive 🙂

  2. Christina
    December 20, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Love these tips! I have been wanting to add South Africa to our travels for a while now and it seemed like they had some of the most expensive flights whenever I checked. I didn’t even think if I was searching during the off-season or not.

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      Hopefully you’ll be able to find a good deal on flights or use miles!

  3. Wanda
    December 21, 2018 at 10:58 am

    We just returned from a family trip to Bali and Yogyakarta! We did lots of planning in advance but some things (the tours for example) you can’t plan in advance. Lots of great tips here thank you – South Africa is on the list!

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      I’m glad to hear South Africa is on your travel list 🙂

  4. Lynne Huysamen
    January 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Carmen you are so right that South Africa has so much to offer, especially since our currency is really weak compared to the USD! Plus so much that we have to offer is free or hardly costs a thing since we have the natural beauty. Table Mountain is amazing and things like hiking up Lion’s Head doesn’t have to cost a thing! We have beautiful beaches – most of which cost nothing to visit and stunning countrysides. There is the Stellenbosch wine route and the West Coast which is especially beautiful during flower season…. and all this is just in the Cape! I’m so pleased to see you have a post about South Africa – it really is worth a visit!

    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      You’re right, your natural beauty is just stunning!

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