Taking a holiday in South Africa or anywhere abroad can be a bitter/sweet experience. What we all love the idea of getting away, witnessing a change of scenery and seeing a different world, the organization and cost required can be off putting. One huge help in this area has been the development of the internet which now allows us to thoroughly plan our ideal getaway experience. While booking trains, flights, taxis, coaches and buses in itself can be tedious, most people enjoy searching for holiday accommodation. While traveling is just something that must be done, finding the right place to rest your head at night can be an exciting experience. As most accommodation facilities now have their own websites it is relatively easy to look up necessary details. Important questions to ask about a place for your holiday are as follows:
What transport do I need to get there? How much will the place cost me? What availability is there? What are the facilities? Is the place pet friendly? How many stars has the place been given? Is it registered with the local tourist board or authority? What are the local attractions? How many people can the room or unit accommodate? The answers to all these questions should be answered before you book your stay. South Africans will typically holiday in a few very select places such as the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the Garden Route or the West Coast.
In these tourist hotspots there are usually all available forms of accommodation such as high-rise hotels, casino hotels and boutique accommodation. Holiday villas can very attractive but may cost more than an economy room of a hotel. Depending on whether just an individual, a couple or a family, one will need to insure that the accommodation has all that will be needed in both facilities and nearby attractions. Where to stay is a popular website for South Africans looking to find accommodation in any given area. It is always important to ensure the hotel or other form of accommodation is registered with the tourist authority to ensure that a high standard of service is maintained. This includes guest houses and caravan parks.