· Airbnb has revealed the most popular domestic and international destinations for South Africans to visit this Easter
· Cape Town, Durban and The Dolphin Coast top the list for staycations, with Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona proving popular for travel abroad
· Langeberg, Kannaland and uMngeni top the list of municipalities with the most hospitable towns in South Africa
15 March 2023: With Easter fast approaching, South Africans are already planning their getaways for the long weekend. Today, Airbnb reveals the most popular domestic and international destinations to visit over the autumn period, as well as the most hospitable South African towns that are perfect for an Easter getaway.
When it comes to staycations, city visits and seaside stays are top of South Africans’ priorities. The most popular domestic destinations for travellers in South Africa to visit this Easter include the cities of Cape Town and Durban, and the picturesque Dolphin Coast.
International travel is on the rise
Excitement about international travel also continues to grow, with guests showing increased interest in city travel. South African travellers are choosing to explore the rich cultures of iconic cities, with the return to popular destinations across the globe on the rise.The most popular trending international destinations to visit this Easter break include:
· Paris, France
· Amsterdam, Netherlands
· Barcelona, Spain
· İstanbul, Turkey
· Lisbon, Portugal
· Thira, Greece
Airbnb recently reported that the number of overnight stays for cross-border trips increased globally by 49 percent year-on-year and for overnight stays in major cities by 22 percent.
As autumn emerges and the weather is still warm, guests are seeking spots to relax by the pool or lay on a beach, and to absorb the history of a foreign city. South African travellers are choosing to book stays in the following Airbnb Categories for their Easter breaks:
· Amazing pools
· Iconic cities
Hospitable South African regions: perfect for an Easter break
A trip locally is front of mind for many this Easter, so Airbnb has rounded up the municipalities with the most hospitable towns in South Africa. These areas have the highest concentration of five star reviews across the country.
· Langeberg, Western Cape
· Kannaland, Western Cape
· uMngeni, KwaZulu-Natal
· City of Cape Town, Western Cape
· Knysna, Western Cape
· Swellendam, Western Cape
· Buffalo City, Eastern Cape
· Bitou, Western Cape
· Bergrivier, Western Cape
· Witzenberg, Western Cape
If you’re looking to stay close to home this Easter, Airbnb has also revealed a list of the Most Wishlisted Homes for under R2,000 in the South Africa:
· Mountain Stone Cottage – R1,914 per night – Citrusdal, Western Cape
· Mata Gora Farmstay – R640 per night – Pretoria, Gauteng
· The Hidden Lookout – R1,123 per night – Westville, KwaZulu-Natal
· Solitude Cottage – R1,564 per night – Robertson, Western Cape
· Gardens Centre Apartment – R1,540 per night – Cape Town, Western Cape
Velma Corcoran, Regional Lead for Middle East Africa at Airbnb, said, “Easter is a perfect time to go on a holiday with your family and friends, or take off on a solo trip. We know that choosing where to go, whether across the globe or in South Africa, can be a hard decision, especially with so many options and increasing costs. That’s why we’re excited to reveal some of the most popular destinations that South Africans love to travel to during the Easter break – to help provide inspiration, as well as a wishlist of Airbnbs in South Africa that are perfect for an easy, local trip away.”
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