The family holiday is something that many a South African has had to rethink. With money tight and more families having to be a little creative when it comes to their planning, opting for the right kind of accommodation is important if they want to stay within their budgets while still managing to plan a great escape that they will fondly remember for years to come.

And this is exactly where the self-catered holiday comes in.

For years self-catering accommodation has been a great option for those who are keen on having a little more control over their time. This style of accommodation can include accommodation with a restaurant on site, or it can be the kind that has a small kitchenette that guests can use to make their meals. What makes this accommodation self-catered is that guests will be fully in charge of the food they make and when they eat.

At Greenway Woods, we are considered self-catered, because meals are not included in your stay but they can be enjoyed at our restaurant which is on the property. At ATOWA, our restaurant, guests can look forward to indulging in a wide range of delicious meals, although breakfast is not on the menu. When you stay at our White River accommodation, you will be treated to some of the best accommodation that the area has to offer, and since you will be in full charge of your meals you can actually benefit in a number of ways.

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The Advantages of Booking a Self-Catered Family Holiday

When travelling in a large group that includes children, you will need to have an intinerary that is really flexible. While staying in accommodation that includes meals has its perks in that you don’t have the stress of cooking and then cleaning up, self-catered accommodation gives you the option to eat when and where you like.

Other benefits of having self-catered accommodation includes:

  1. You end up saving loads of money

Often, since you are not paying for food, the overall price of your accommodation ends up being a whole lot cheaper than you would have paid out if you had chosen just about any other type of accommodation. This is a huge part of the appeal of choosing a self-catered option, especially since these days everything is just so expensive and so the money that you save on accommodation can be better spent elsewhere during your trip.

  1. You can decide how you spend your time

With self-catered accommodation, you won’t have to worry about missing out on mealtimes. Having to be at a specific place at a specific time means you have to plan your trip well, and when travelling with children, that can be next to impossible. By staying in self-catered accommodation, you can decide when you eat.

  1. You can decide what you eat

Whether you have a particular diet or if you are just the kind of person who has certain tastes, being fully in control over what you decide to prepare for each meal can actually be a rather attractive plus when it comes to self-catered accommodation.