Which Holiday Price Bracket Can I Afford?

18 January 2024
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Whether you’re dreaming of an island holiday, a safari adventure or a Mediterranean cruiseyour final holiday decisions will inevitably depend on affordability. Flight distance, accommodation, number of travellers, currency and exchange rates – and more – all play a role in determining what your holiday will cost. This is why your Pentravel agent will ask you what your budget is, and provide you with the best options to suit your bottom line.  

At a glance, these are some of the experiences and destinations you can expect within these holiday price brackets:

Holidays under R5,000 per person sharing

Local mini-breaks reign supreme in the R5k budget range. Think midweek specials to popular resorts such as Sun City or the Wild Coast Sun, two-night city-breaks in Cape Town, and self-drive safaris and getaways.  

Did you know? Research has shown that taking frequent mini-breaks throughout the year is good for your health. Short getaways are less stressful to plan, more affordable, and because you’re only gone for a short period of time (and you won’t be expecting an inbox full of emails to check when you get back), it’s easier to let go and truly unwind, giving your body and mind the break you deserve.  

Holidays between R5,000 and R10,000 per person sharing

From R5,000 and up, you can look forward to more holiday options on the menu. Local cruises hit the sweet spot and give you plenty of bang for your buck: all your meals, entertainment and accommodation is paid for before you even get on board, leaving you free to spend the next three or four nights totally relaxed and in “cruise control”.  

If you’re in need of luxury, some 5-star specials are within your reach and will prove a real treat. Keep your eyes peeled for our two- or three-night deals at popular destinations like The Oyster Box in Durban or The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, so that you don’t miss a chance to experience the luxe life – for less! 

Holidays between R10,000 and R20,000 per person sharing

Beach breaks to Mauritius, Thailand, Bali, and Zanzibar are your best option if your budget falls between R10k and R20k. These packages will typically include your flights and accommodation, as well as select meals and activities. You can always upgrade though, so be sure to speak to your Pentravel agent about your expectations. We’ve also got fantastic holiday deals going on the following pages Mauritius Specials, Thailand Specials, Bali Specials and Zanzibar Specials.

Our neighbours, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, also make for great getaways under R20k. And if you’re a cruising enthusiast, you might still be able to score an off-peak Mediterranean cruise. Europe is also within reach, with affordable coach tour options from Costsaver. Or, if you’re between 18 and 35 years old, Contiki 

Holidays from R20,000 to R40,000 per person sharing

Ever wanted to visit the Caribbean? How about seeing the Northern Lights in Norway or Alaska? This holiday price bracket will give you your pick of international cruises. Your guided holiday options also slide up the comfort scale, with Trafalgar and Insight Vacations taking the lead. And between R20k and R40k, your ski holiday dreams can become a reality. 

Bucket list holidays over R40,000 per person sharing

If you don’t have a bottom line, then the world truly is your oyster. This is the budget of bucket list adventures. Antarctica, the Inca Trail, luxury river cruising in Europe, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Route 66 in the USA… you dream it, we make it happen for you.  

Need to chat price brackets and bottom lines? We’re always here to help you squeeze the most you possibly can out of your travel budget. Contact us today.

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