Budget Holiday’s At Home

For many South African’s, going on holiday means spending a lot of money. Most families save up during the year to afford a decent break. But sometimes life gets in the way and all by the end of the year no money is left for the holiday. So what do you do? The good news is that with a little imagination and creative thinking, you can have an amazing holiday experience right here at home. Even if your budget is a bit tight, there are so many ways to have an enjoyable break and feel refreshed and energised for the year ahead.

Plan Your Days

The best way to start your home based holiday is to write down all the things you have really wanted to do but never got round to. If you have always wanted to learn the guitar, take cooking lessons or learn to tango, write it down and make it part of your holiday. Even if you just wanted to catch up on your favourite series or finish a project you started a long time ago, write it down and stick to it. At the end of your holiday you will be proud of what you have achieved and feel happier and more energised.

Schedule Down Time

One of the most important parts of a successful holiday is having enough time to relax and unwind. For many people, the best way to unwind is to read a good book or play online casino games on their computer or tablet. Playing slots games for free can be extremely fun. Online slots no deposit casino games do not require you to make any kind of monetary deposit. This means you can simply log onto the online casino website and start playing slots and casino games for free as long as you like. Of course if you are an experienced online casino fan and you do want to play for real money, you can simply make an online casino deposit by credit card, bank transfer or by using a web-wallet service.

Theme Nights

One of the best ways to keep your home holiday interesting is by creating theme nights. Choose a theme, for example Spain and create a night where everything is Spanish. Cook up a nice paella, dress up in Spanish clothing, invite your friends and family to join you and have an evening filled with exotic music, flavours and dance. Having theme nights will make you feel like you are experience new cultures and lands with those people closest to you.


Most people do not realise just how much there is to do in their own City. One of the best ways to explore the city is to buy an overseas visitors guide and check out all the interesting historical and botanical wonders you didn’t know about. Take a hop on – hop off tour bus and learn more about your culture and what makes your country special. If you like the outdoors, find out where you can do nature walks or day hikes, you will be surprised at how much you didn’t know exists right in your own back yard.