Fun ways to travel as a broke student


Travelling to another province doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many ways to “have a ball on a budget”!
If you feel like you’re in need of a break from your studies and you’re looking for a change of scenery, a flight to Cape Town looks like the answer.
Take a friend…or three!
Travelling with other people is so much more enjoyable! And it’s even better when you’re able to split costs such as Uber fares and shared rooms equally.
How to save: If, after paying for your flight to Cape Town from Durban, you’re a bit skint, you can take short cuts when eating out. Try sharing a main course or head for places that serve your favourite Durban-curried bunny chow, at the hottest prices in town. In short, the more like-minded friends, the more you’ll save on your travels.
Backpack your way through the Mother City
Backpacker accommodation is generally a cheaper option that caters for larger groups – so you don’t have to worry about being separated from your mates.
How to save: Take a look at various backpacking accommodation websites and see what previous tourists had to say about their experience. If the reviews are good, the accommodation is likely to be as well.
Look for self-catering options
It’s always nice to sit down at great restaurants, have a three-course meal and bottomless drinks. But when you’re travelling on a budget, eating out for the duration of your stay will definitely strain your wallet.
How to save: Buy food as you need it at a nearby supermarket (not a garage, please!)  Supermarkets often have specials, which can save you a few Rands. Shop with your friends so that everyone is in agreement with the meal-plan and split the bill. After all, there’s nothing nicer than sharing a roast chicken, French loaf, a bottle of wine and some fresh fruit under the leaves of the shady trees in the nearest park. And no washing up to be done either…
Go on free tours
Everyone loves a good freebie. You’ll be amazed at the events or tours happening around you that are absolutely mahala – just ask around.
How to save: Check out online what’s happening in the area. Then make a list of the parks, museums, libraries and beaches – places that do not require entrance fees.  You’re bound to find something interesting that’s free.
Get going! Plan your trip, have a look at our current flight specials, book that flight and up, up and away to go and have the best fun!