We all know that feeling when you finally decide you are going on that holiday to a country with a strong currency – and then suddenly someone says or does something and the Rand just plummets into a deep abyss. You then re-do your expenses calculations and realise that you will be adding a couple of thousand onto the holiday…and simply cannot afford it anymore.

That feeling sucks.

This year, for the first time ever, I booked a holiday that included flights, accommodation, food and all drinks. Then the Rand plummeted. It kind of felt like I took out an insurance policy against the Rand.

Yes, I still have to buy a bit of Forex (US dollars), but I still have 2 months. Anything can happen – right? If push comes to shove I can always go on less excursions, which means there will be no big credit card charges – but I probably won’t cut this part of the holiday either.

Reasons to book an inclusive holiday:

  1. You can budget before you even board the plane
  2. The Rand can free-fall and you will still be able to eat and drink
  3. There won’t be any dishes and you won’t need to hunt for food
  4. You don’t need to carry cash around at the resort
  5. You won’t have to book the components of your holiday separately

What is usually included in an All-Inclusive holiday?

Always check what is included in your All-inclusive holiday before booking as this may vary.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Drinks (usually local only and top-shelf at an additional cost)
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Soft Drinks & Juices
  • Resort Activities
  • WiFi
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

Choose an All Inclusive holiday today and take the stress out of planning your getaway – and beat the falling Rand. Because seriously, holidays are for relaxing and not worrying about a weak Rand.


Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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