An affordable dream holiday

Amanda Ngudle

Amanda Ngudle

If you want to change your festive holiday from the township's script of noise, stupor and stoep talk, this could be an opportunity for you.

A mere R2000 can get you on a tour of South Africa's most beautiful holiday destinations for a weekend in another province - something you can preserve in a photograph or video to show your folks back home. Much better than a December of yawning and whining.

This has been made possible by the South African Tourism Authority (Sata) Shot-left Chalenj. The Shot-left Chalenj is a campaign by the Sata to promote a local tourism culture. It is aimed at low-income earners.

Sata's affordable package gives you an option to choose between two holiday packages with a difference.

The package for this season is a bus trip to KwaZulu-Natal or a train ride to Cape Town.

Both trips provide an unbelievable opportunity to enjoy a beautiful view of South Africa.

The beauty of visiting KwaZulu-Natal lies in the weather, the vegetation and the history of this wonderful coastal area.

KwaZulu-Natal Fun Bus The package includes:

l Return ticket from Johannesburg to Durban in a 40-seater Springbok Atlas luxury coach bus;

l On the bus you can either watch movies or play music;

l A Thompsons' tour leader to escort you and your group;

l Two nights' accommodation and unsurpassed comfort at the Southern Sun Garden Court South Beach, which will include two breakfasts at the hotel, two lunch stops at Montrose and one dinner voucher or allowance in Durban;

l Up to 60percent discount at Gateway Theatre of Shopping entertainment venues, Science Centre, Flowrider, the Climbing Rock and the 4x4 Track;

l Free entrance to the Sun Deck;

l Sun Coast Casino and Entertainment World: free entrance to Water World;

l Discounted movie tickets at NuMetro Cine Centre;

l Free all-day shuttle service from your hotel to and from Sun Coast Casino;

l Special weekend kiddies breakfast corner with kiddies hostess;

l Kiddies give-aways;

l Cartoon network channel for the children;

l Accommodation: adult in a twin room is R900 for the duration of the stay;

Children older than two - R630 for the duration of the stay.

Cape Town by train

The package includes:

l Return train ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town in a first-class coach, sharing;

l First class fare on four-berth compartments:

l Three nights' accommodation at the The Ritz hotel in Sea Point;

l Three scrumptious breakfasts at the hotel;

l Half-day city tour in the luxury 40-seat coach with a local guide and return transfers from Cape Town station to The Ritz;

l Thompsons' tour leader to escort you and your group;

l Accommodation: adult in a twin room R1865; children older than two and younger than 12 - R920.

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