With working from home and home schooling becoming prevalent options for many South African families, an exciting new trend has arisen that takes advantage of digitisation and unrestricted lifestyles. The ‘workation’ trend sees families opting for mid-week specials so that working and home-schooling are effectively combined with a mini-vacation. Why work from home when you have WiFi connectivity and a sea views at one of the many incredible KZN South Coast locations?!
“Our way of life has certainly shifted this past year and we’ve noticed the welcome ‘workation’ trend that lets people continue their daily activities from anywhere with internet access,” explained CEO of USCT, Phelisa Mangcu. “With the KZN South Coast home to golden beaches, coastal reserves and endless family-friendly outings, we’re seeing more mid-week accommodation queries and our venues are responding accordingly. Parents are able to conduct their business and children attend to their schoolwork in a beautiful setting, with picnics on beaches and nature hikes replacing the monotony of home-bound routine. It’s a truly wonderful change of pace!”
USCT has put together a list of KZN South Coast venues offering fantastic mid-week specials, as well as optional extras with WiFi capabilities and back-up power so that there’s no interruption to work or schooling in the case of load shedding.
KZN South Coast mid-week specials
1. Lake Eland Game Reserve self-catering accommodation in Oribi Gorge which has hiking trails, a suspension bridge, ziplining, 4×4 driving, game viewing and birding.
Special: 30% discount mid-week special*
Contact: 039 687 0395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Days at Sea beach lodge accommodation in Trafalgar.
Special: 20 % discount mid-week special with a minimum stay of 4 nights, Monday to Friday*
Contact: 039 313 0013 or Daysatsea.email@example.com
3.The Estuary Country Hotel in Port Edward.
Special: Mid-week dinner, bed and breakfast at a rate of R1 650 per couple per night sharing*
Contact: 039 311 2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Wild Coast Sun in Port Edward which has numerous sports and recreational facilities, as well as a casino, health spa and Wild Waves Waterpark.
Special: Save up to 40% from R1 785 per room per night*
Contact: 039 305 9111 or email@example.com
*Terms and conditions apply
More KZN South Coast venues with WiFi and back-up power
· Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh
· Selborne Park Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa in Pennington
Contact: 039 688 1800 or 039 975 8500 or andyyoung@Selborneparkgolfestate.com
· Umthunzi Hotel & Conference in Umtentweni
Contact: 039 695 0852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa in Oribi Gorge
Contact: 039 687 4000 or email@example.com
· ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest in Harding
Contact: 039 553 0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Izotsha Creek Estate / Safforn Chefs guest house
Contact: 082 551 8196 or email@example.com
· St. Michaels Sands Hotel
Contact: 039 315 1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· La Cote D’Azur self-catering accommodation in Margate
Contact: 039 312 1521 or LacoteGM@firstgroup-sa.co.za
· Margate Hotel
Contact: 039 312 1410 or email@example.com
· Margate Sands
Contact: 039 312 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· San Lameer Resort Hotel and Spa
For more information about USCT, as well as other venues, events and activities on #KZNSouthCoast, download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores or visit www.visitkznsouthcoast.co.za. USCT is also on social media – follow the ‘South Coast Tourism’ Facebook page, or @infosouthcoast on Twitter.