Budget Travel

Want to travel the world but feel like your South African passport and shitty currency is holding you back?

The good news is that you don’t need a lot of money to explore far-flung destinations around the globe. Even though the South African Rand has been devalued to junk status, that doesn’t mean travelling abroad is a pipe dream.

There are tons of countries that are still cheap to explore – and most of them are visa-free!

How does renting an entire villa out in Bali for R 600 sound? Or going out for lunch and only spending R 20? Budget travel is still possible for South Africans if you know where to look and how to make the most out of your hard earned Rands.

Here are my best budget travel tips for South Africans that will show you how to see your own country and the rest of the world for less!

Why You Should Use a VPN When Travelling Abroad

Want to find cheap flights and protect your unencrypted data? Here’s everything you need to know about using a VPN when travelling abroad.

Indonesia

How to Travel Bali on a Budget as a Frugal South African

A week in Bali can cost as little as R 1,500. Here’s how to travel Bali on a budget and explore this tropical island paradise without breaking the bank!

10 of the Cheapest African Countries to Visit

Want to explore Africa on a budget? Here are the cheapest African countries to visit for frugal South African travellers!

Turkey

How To Eat, Sleep & Explore Istanbul On The Cheap

Travelling as a South African and on a tight budget? Here’s how you can eat, sleep and explore Istanbul on less than R400 a day!

How To Book Cheap Flights To Anywhere In The World

Looking for cheap flights from South Africa to destinations around the world? Here’s my 9 step guide to finding great deals anywhere in the world.

14 Unique Visa-Free Countries for South Africans in 2017

Grab your passport! Here are the cheapest and most unique visa-free countries for South Africans in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Cambodia

R 400 in 24: How To Eat, Sleep & Explore Siem Reap On A Budget

Budget travel challenge: Is it possible to spend only R 400 or $24 on food, accommodation, transport AND activities in 24 hours while exploring Siem Reap? 

8 of the Best Insider Tips for Travelling South Africa on the Cheap

South Africa is a great budget travel destination! Here what local travel bloggers have to say about their top money saving tips for travelling the country on the cheap.

Thailand

How To Eat, Sleep & Explore Bangkok On The Cheap

The ultimate budget traveller challenge: Is it possible to spend R400 on food, accommodation, transport AND activities in 24 hours while exploring Bangkok?