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R10 000 loan - Three Holidays To Spend It On

16 September 2013

One of the many popular reasons people approach Direct Axis and apply for a loan is to go on holiday. Over the years, the size of the loans they have applied for has varied widely as has the type of holiday they have chosen – from overseas vacations at Disneyland to visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

However, in these economically challenging times, it appears more people are choosing staycations (where they opt to holiday in their own country instead of heading overseas). Given this, we have put together some thoughts around the perfect holiday in Mzansi for under R10 000.

A Three Day Luxury Safari in the Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park offers some of the best game viewing experiences in Africa. There is a wide range of accommodation available inside the park – from SANParks spartan (but clean and affordable) camps to luxurious five star lodges.

A stay at one of the top end lodges inside Kruger would be outside the R10 000 budget, but there are plenty all inclusive packages within our price bracket which offer absolute luxury – from personally guided game viewing drives to gourmet meals on your return.

If you really want to connect with mother Africa, recharge your batteries and be wowed by this country’s amazing wildlife, there is little to beat a stay in the Kruger.

Wine and Whales in the Cape

From seeing lions in the north eastern part of the country to whale watching in the south west, South Africa is full of amazing staycation opportunities.

A trip down to Cape Town could give you the opportunity to stay at a fabulous hotel in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront – one of Africa’s premier shopping destinations. From this base you could take a relaxing trip around the Cape winelands, sampling some of the world’s best vintages and take an adrenalin pumping swim with great white sharks – although if diving with an apex predator isn’t for you, a more sedate whale watching trip would give you plenty to boast about when you get back to work.

Hiking in the Drakensbergs

Maybe you’re like many of our other customers who use their personal loans to fix cars, pay for school fees or cover unexpected events.

If that’s the case, you’ll still need a holiday – even if you don’t have a R10 000 budget for your vacation. For a truly memorable, and healthy, break we’d recommend hiking in the Drakensberg mountains. Imagine the thrill of swapping the view from your office desk for the view from Giant’s Castle. And imagine how sweet that cup of tea will taste when you get back to your campsite at the end of a long day’s walking.

We’re fortunate to live in a wonderful country which presents so many different holiday options. Whether you’re after a taste of the high life or want to get back to nature, remember there’s a break for every budget. And if you need to finance your holiday, remember that at Direct Axis a loan application is just a mouse click away.