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!

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 From South Africa To Your Dream Destination

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

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? 

10 of the Best Backpackers in South Africa

Here are 10 of the best backpackers in South Africa as rated by fellow travellers like you! If you’re planning a trip, make sure to check out these local gems!

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.

13 of the Best & Insanely Cheap Rand-Friendly Destinations for South Africans

Dust off your suitcases and kickstart your travel plans to one of these cheap rand-friendly destinations from South Africa!

United Kingdom

A Quick & Frugalish Itinerary For First-Time Travelers in London

Going to London but short on time? Here are some of the best and cheap-ish things to get up to with limited time and a tight budget.