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Holiday season getting away from it all is within your reach

Do you want to see and experience some of the holiday spots in our beautiful country, but think you can't afford it? Think again. Getting away from it all is now less expensive with affordable holiday packages by Sho't Left. 
 
At this time of the year, many people want to get away to relax and rest after working hard during the year. 
 
Traditionally, those who work in big cities usually go back to rural areas to visit family and friends for the festive season. But more and more people want to see new places and explore some of the holiday spots in our beautiful country. Many think they cannot afford it, but with Sho't Left it is within their reach. 
 
Affordable
 
If you think holiday spots are too expensive, you'll be glad to know about the affordable packages that Sho't Left offers. In partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Southern Sun, Kulula and African Link, Sho't Left offers special holiday packages to people who want to enjoy holidays locally. 
 
For example, Southern Sun has a holiday package aimed at families with young children. With this package, children under 12 years old can stay and eat for free at Sunbreak hotels. There are also weekend packages that cost only R289 for accommodation. 
 
Young people
 
Sho't Left was started by South African Tourism and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to encourage all South Africans to enjoy holidays locally. 
 
Provinces
 
The holiday themes offered, include romantic getaways, bush holidays, and cultural and heritage spots. 
 
Remember, you don't have to travel far to enjoy a special holiday. Every province in South Africa has interesting and beautiful places to explore. 
 
To find out more about what your province offers, you can contact your provincial tourism office. 
 
 
- Muzi Mkhwanazi