Most of us have been stuck at home for more months than we care to count, and we all know what the warm weather means – holiday time!

Because kids are still in school and the tourism industry is trying to gain ground after a rocky year, it’s the perfect time to get the most bang for your buck with an off-peak break.

With public holidays scarce until December, we’ve put together a list of locations that are perfect for a weekend getaway – but if you’ve got the leave days, there’s no better (or more affordable) time to take a big break.

Plus, with (comparatively) quiet provincial roads, you may want to make your road trip part of your holiday, so we put together a list of new cars that pack a big punch.

Save with these out-of-season stays

75% off leisurely Garden Route coastal stays

Hello Garden Route is offering a whopping 75% discount for longer stays of a week to a month. They have properties in Victoria Bay, Wilderness, Kleinkrantz, Sedgefield and more. Offer valid until 30 November 2020.

Coronavirus considerations: prepped to FEDHASA standards.

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Enjoy 3-stars for 3 nights in Durban

At just R990 per person for a Double Deluxe Room with breakfast, this is the perfect weekend getaway for those who want the hustle and bustle of the city with a beachfront location. Offer valid from 1 October 2020 – 15 December 2020.

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Live it up at the Lost City

Enjoy a weekend of opulence without maxing out the credit card! Lap up 2 nights at the 5-star Palace of the Lost City, from R2 790 per person per night. That buys you a Luxury Twin Room with breakfast daily. From 02 September – 30 November 2020.

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See the Big 5 in Pilanesberg National Park

If you had to put a honeymoon, anniversary, or big birthday on pause, now is your time to shine! Enjoy a 4-star, 2-night package that includes one game drive per night’s stay at R7,950 per person per night.

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Go big with a small budget in Cape Town

Cape Milner Hotel gives you “a touch of class in the heart of Cape Town”. Offering a breath-taking pool deck with even better views, you can enjoy two nights at R1,552 per person. Offer available from 1 September 2020 – 24 December 2020.

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Getting there: Top 3 cars for your pre-peak road trip

The fantastic, fresh Opel

Ask for: The (new) Corsa

Ideal for: The driver who demands the best of both worlds – affordability and drivability.

All the best from the sturdy, sleek drive we know and love, now with a little more oomph and a slightly longer body.

Specs: a powerful 96 kW and 74 kW 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbopetrol engine or a 55 kW naturally aspirated 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine. Manual or automatic.

 The amazing new mini

Just call it the:  JCW GP

Ideal for: Couples, singles who don’t travel light

Compact, stylish and easy to park, the new Mini is in a class of its own.

If you’re a few friends travelling light, it will take you on your weekend break in style. If you haul the whole kitchen around with you, put your pup in the back, put on your playlist, and off you go!

Specs: Its 225 kW engine goes from standstill to 100 km per hour in just 5.2 seconds. Zippy!

The incredible new Audi

Name to drop: The RS Q8 SUV.

Ideal for: Those who love driving pleasure

Solid, sleek and oh-so-powerful, this Audi is a statement wherever you go. Do it in style knowing that this is one of the most reliable luxury cars on the road.

Specs: 441 kW/800 Nm 4.0-litre bi-turbocharged engine that boasts a top speed of 305 km per hour.

In the mood to take a break? Enjoy a stress-free holiday knowing your car is insured. Get an online quote now.