Even though you have already chosen to stay at an affordable lodge, such as Greenway Woods in White River, there are still quite a few ways that you can cut back on your accommodation budget.
Accommodation is always the most expensive part of your trip. Lodges, especially in the post COVID era, are bound to be expensive, as businesses try to recover their lost incomes. So being able to cut back on your accommodation budget is the first place you should start thinking about minimising your expenses and when you read our latest blog, you will see just how easy it actually is to make your stay a cheaper one.
At Greenway Woods, our accommodation in White River is incredibly affordable and accessible. When you choose to stay with us, you will be in the perfection location in which to explore the area and even pop into the nearby Kruger National Park. A stay with us ensures comfort and relaxation, and while we are already very affordable, if you are staying elsewhere, these are ways you can save.
- Book early, even if your stay will be in season
Sometimes one of the easiest ways to save money is to book your stay long before you intend to arrive for your holiday. This rule also applies if you are travelling during the busiest time of the year. By booking early you could also end up taking advantage of any specials that could currently be running.
- Check for freebies
Things like complimentary breakfasts, room service and free use of Wi-Fi are all things to look out for and by taking advantage of them, you will most definitely be saving money along the way. If you are staying in a self-catering type of facility, you can even look out for free cleaning, which will save you time and energy.
- Avoid staying in popular places
When you are booking accommodation in a popular part of town, you are almost instantly going to be paying more money simply because the area is a hot commodity. If you stay out of town or in an area that is not all that popular, then you can quite easily save your money without having to lose out on a quality stay.
- Be aware of extra charges
Sometimes when you have an onsite gym or spa, you will have to pay extra to use the facilities, although it is not always clear when you are booking. Before you have an extra fee on your hands, you should make sure that you read the fine print.
- Plan ahead but be flexible
If your dates are not set in stone, it can help to be flexible when you are booking your travel dates so that you can take full advantage of the specials that are more than likely to come along. To make this strategy work for you, you will need to keep an eye on the lodge’s website or social media so that you don’t miss the deals.