Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane or driving two hours from home, make sure you save some space for these summer holiday goodies.
Underwear, check. Toothbrush, check. Now kick your holiday into high gear with a few luxuries to make you feel good and some epic gear to make it a summer to remember. You can use your RCS Card at all the retailers mentioned… so get inspired, and get swiping!
Holidays are also about having loads of fun. Oversized inflatables are all the rage and the Neon Pink Flamingo (R899, Superbalist) is a firm favourite. Alternatively, pick up the Bestway Transparent Whale Rider (R79, Makro) and get the family to reenact your favourite scenes from Free Willy.
A good old frisbee will keep you active and entertained when you need a break from lounging in the sun. But no regular frisbee will do, you need to pick yourself up an extra sweet Donut Frisbee (R129, Superbalist) for the best spin.
Let the garden games begin! Enjoy some friendly competition in even the smallest garden with a classic wooden croquet set (R499, Superbalist), a box of skittles (R549, Superbalist) or a giant toppling tower (R699, Superbalist). You’ll have hours of fun and loads of laughs.
If you’re spending lots of time in the sun, don’t forget to keep hydrated: we recommend replacing your standard water bottle with this clever all-in-one misting and drinking bottle (R60, Cape Union Mart). When the heat is on you’ll have no problem staying cool.
THE LATEST AND GREATEST GADGETS
And what would summer be without some great music and a good book? Whether you’re a fan of The Beach Boys or Beyoncé, you’re definitely going to need to have your holiday playlist handy on an iPod shuffle (R990, Dion Wired).
But listening to it through those little earbud headphones just won’t do. Oh no, no, no. Get portable speakers, and take the party with you, wherever you go. ShoX are known for their portability, and for producing big sound from small units. The new shoX spin ESX551 (R899.90, HiFi Corp) is a great example: its twisty shape is attractive and functional, while its five-hour battery life means it’s actually properly portable. Another great example: the SP-shoX maxi (R259, Incredible Connection), which pumps out phat beats from a unit about the size of a golf ball.
When you’re ready to head to bed after a fun-filled day, you can discreetly bring out your inner bookworm with a library of thousands of books on a Kindle Touchscreen (R1 999, Incredible Connection).
* Prices were correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
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Your RCS Card gives you access to the RCS shopping network of over 21 000 retailers across South Africa – so stock up, pack up, and head out on your big adventure!