There’s no better time than now to explore our beautiful country and make a lifetime of memories. While travel options are opening up however, we still need to take all the necessary coronavirus safety precautions and keep these in mind when making plans to go on holiday. If you are only making your travel plans now – we’ve got you with last-minute travel planning tips from Kirby Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at our partner retailer, FlySafair.

“Like many other industries, tourism in SA has been hit very hard by the pandemic and the sector is in dire need of some support to get back into form,” says Gordon. “We know that our country is absolutely spectacular, which is why outside of COVID-19 times, we usually attract so many visitors from other countries,” he adds.

Making the most of the festive season to explore our local treasures with more relaxed coronavirus restrictions comes as a no-brainer should you be in a financial position to do so and while following the necessary precautions. “If ever there was a time to explore our own backyard – this is it! Not only is there so much to discover, but your contribution and support for the local economy will go a long way to helping our own tourist economy recover and to protecting jobs in the sector,” says Gordon.

Read up on what to consider when planning your getaway and when ready, book your flights, car rental and hotel stay with FlySafair using your RCS Store Card or take the scenic route, filling up at selected Engen stations. Get up to 55 days interest-free* so you have all the extra cash you need to make your vacay a dream.



Taking the scenic route? Here are five destinations to consider. Fill up at selected Engen stations along the way using your RCS Store Card.

The Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

Highlights include Mac-Mac Falls, Pilgrim’s Rest, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Long Tom Pass.

Route 44, Western Cape

Highlights include unmatched sea views with dolphin and whale spotting, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay.

The Magalies Meander, Gauteng

Highlights include a variety of attractions for adventure-seekers, hot air balloon rides and magical historical sites.

The Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal

Highlights include Midmar Dam, Nottingham Road, Howick and the Sani Pass.

The Garden Route, Western/Eastern Cape

Highlights include Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Storms River Suspension Bridge, Knysna Heads, as well as the Knysna Forest. *Service and initiation fees apply.