These days travel agents are as obsolete as video tapes. With all these resources available online you can DIY anything from your honeymoon to how to make a bull whip from para-cord.
Here are my top sites for booking accommodation in SA. (and when to use each one)
SA venue – This site is probably the most found one when searching for weekend getaways or last minute accommodation. I do however find that there are loads whom don’t list on their site.
Safari now – Safari is an older, established site. (Many little vineyard and country cottages use them as a booking system) They are very easy to deal with when you need to contact them. Great customer service.
Bookings.com – I use this site for work travel. It has such a wide variety from hotels to BnB’s. What I like most about it is the way you can refine your search. Need wifi and breakfast buffet? Easy find on Bookings.com.
Air BnB – GREAT for strange getaways. You can rent a little flat in the city for a night or two or a villa in Spain if you please.
Lekker slaap – Lekker Slaap has the most incredible local little places on it. I use this site when looking for places that sleeps a few people. Friends getaway vs just Os and I. it feels as if many of the coolest little places are hiding away on this site.
Groupon – Hey look, Groupon is what Forest Gump would call a box of chocolates. You never know when you are going to get a coffee liquor dark chocolate or that kak one with the moerse nut inside it.
Daddya deals – Total hit or miss. Sometimes they have amazing deals and sometimes they are R5.00 off if you sleep 6 people and stay 8 nights.
By searching these sites listed above you are sure to find what you are looking for. Whether its a work or personal trip. There is something for everyone.