SAT drives affordable holidays for locals

2012-09-01 09:33

Minister of South African Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk officially opened Tourism Month at the Getaway Show in at the Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg on Friday.

While figures bucket the economic trend with more than 10 percent growth reported in the second quarter, the tourism sector remains under pressure to perform, especially in its aim to get locals travelling more.

With the launch of special discount offers valid for the duration of September, South Africans can do just that.

As from September 1, those wanting to travel and explore Mzansi can redeem the vouchers that include special offers and significant savings for thirty different travel leisure activities and 51 accommodation establishments across the country. The vouchers are available to the public on South African Tourism’s Vaya Mzansi Facebook page.

Discounts range from 65 percent off the usual price for a stay in a four-star hotel in Gauteng, to a saving of R400 off the price of a boat-based whale watching adventure in the Western Cape. Other offers include 40 percent off a two hour Kayak & Lilo adventure on the Storms River in Tsitsikamma. Or, if viewing the Big Five is for you, then for five percent off, the entire family can experience a truly unique experience on a walking safari in the Kruger National Park.

In addition to this, 30 000 booklets of vouchers (each containing 82 different special offers and discounts) are being distributed to visitors at the Getaway show, on until 2 September 2012.

Some of the discounts found in the booklet include:

20% off entry into the Maropeng Visitors Centre - Gauteng

20% off at Umngazi River Bungalows & Spas - Eastern Cape

R550 off a Shark Cage diving experience - Western Cape

R15% percent off at Mulati Safari Camp - Limpopo

"Domestic tourism contributed R20.3 billion and 76% of our country’s total tourism volume in 2011, so it’s critical that we get South Africans travelling and encourage them to be tourists in their own country.

South Africa is a world-class tourist destination and locals have a variety of fun, affordable and accessible experiences available to them on their doorstep. We want to thank the South African tourism trade for offering these wonderful discounts, which will go a long way to making travelling Mzansi even more affordable for all South Africans,” says Thulani Nzima, South African Tourism’s Chief Executive Officer.

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