Are you struggling for ideas for your next vacation & trying to decide what to do with the kids during the school holidays? If you have some spare time off, but you don’t have the urge to travel far – luckily for you, vacations don’t necessarily have to involve months of planning or foreign travel. Pack your bags, lock the door, hail an Uber and set off & a few minutes later you’re checking into a gorgeous hotel!
Most of us probably don’t consider our home towns as being a tourist destination, but now is the time to discover your area. Welcome to the staycation….here you can go and discover a part of your own city as a visitor, and all the time and money saved on travel can now be spent on…you! The bonus being that at the end you return home feeling refreshed and relaxed
Although there’s bound to be a lot of things to do outside, there is no need for you to be active on a staycation. Satisfaction can be as simple as switching the phone off for the day and avoiding contact with the outside world. Pick up the book that you’ve been planning to read for the past few months or take that guilt-free afternoon nap. If you’ve got kids then let them make the plans, play the games that the want to play, and have fun getting their creative juices flowing.
While your home might be your palace, there’s no greater pleasure in letting someone else spoil you. Splurge on a night away with your significant other at an upscale hotel close by. Dive into the minibar, order room service, and refresh the body with a morning swim. Treat yourself to massages and therapeutic treatments at the spa.
Staycations are all about discovering what we have around us and day trips are ideal for exploring. The beauty of a dat trip lies in the excitement of going somewhere new but returning back home at the end of the day. Remind yourself regularly that you are on a vacation and then you’ll come to appreciating the rewards of staying close to home.
- The rules for successful staycationings are:
Choose somewhere to stay that’s in a different part of town to where you live, and once you’ve checked in, stay in that neighbourhood and explore.
- Trade up – to a room which is way more indulgent than your own.
- Indulge in the treats that you imagine only tourists get to do.
What is a staycation?
A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.
Here are a few of our suggestions for great summer holiday staycation fun at Guvon Hotels & Spas.
Askari Game Lodge & Spa
Rates from R1035-00 per person sharing (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
Children (0-5 years) – stay and eat free
Children (6-17 years) – half price when sharing with an adult
Splash into summer with Askari Spa’s Summer Special at R950-00 per person
Black Eagle Boutique Hotel
Rates from R670-00 per person sharing (Bed & Breakfast)
Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Rates from R910-00 per person sharing (Bed & Breakfast)
Child rates available from R490-00 per child if sharing with adult (Bed & Breakfast)
Splash into summer with The Fairway Spa’s Summer Special at R1730-00 per person
Glenburn Lodge & Spa
Rates from R665-00 per person sharing (Bed & Breakfast)
Children (6-18) sharing with an adult from R332-50
Splash into summer with Glenburn Spa’s Summer Special from R1340-00 per person
Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa
Rates from R1330-00 per person sharing (Bed & Breakfast)
Splash into summer with Kloofzicht Spa’s Summer Special at R1110-00 per person