Enjoy your Easter weekend on a budget


The Easter weekend is upon us, a time where families spend time together for the holiday break. This is one of the busiest times for families in South Africa.

Spending time with family can be costly if you aren’t careful about what you are spending your money on.

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The good news is spending family time doesn’t have to leave you broke, Thandiwe Mathibela from South African Tourism says to have an amazing time with loved ones, you don’t have to have a lot of money to have great memories and experiences.

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  • A picnic with family: Pack a basket and head to your nearest park, for a relaxing time that the beach. Most cities have beautiful botanical gardens that you can visit, such as the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg.

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  • A day at the beach: If you are in the beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal, why not head to the coast to soak up some sun. Durban is famous for its warm weather and beautiful beaches. If you want to hit the beach, Port Elizabeth is home to popular King’s Beach with warm waters all year round and this beach is an ideal destination for swimming and bodysurfing.

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  • Sightseeing: When around Mpumalanga you can take a tour along the Panoramic Route filled with breathtaking views of some of the world’s oldest mountain ranges and the magnificent God’s Window so you will want to make sure you bring your camera to capture the beautiful scenery and enjoy the experience.

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  • Visit a museum: South Africa is rich in history that there’s a museum at every corner and children love learning adventures. What is great about museums is that they are usually free and offer an eye-opening wealth of knowledge. Mandela House Museum and Hector Pieterson Museum which are in Soweto, The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, Robben Island Museum in Cape Town to name a few, are loved by tourists.

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  • Visit landmarks: There are interesting landmarks all over the country. Hidden gems such as in the Eastern Cape where you can visit the Hole in the Wall, which is rock formation tucked away in the Wild Coast settlement south of Coffee Bay. In the Kimberely, Northern Cape, the Big Hole, an open-pit and underground mine is a wonder to see.

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