With travel bans and concern over a third wave, it seems like South Africans are now exploring their own country.
According to Cheapflights.co.za, there has been a 22% jump in domestic travel searches. Laure Bornet, GM KAYAK EMEA, which manages Cheapflights, said they were glad to see such keen interest in local travel among South Africans.
“South Africa has a lot to offer in terms of destinations with attractive nature and landmarks. Moreover, our data show that prices for domestic flights this year are down by almost one-fourth when compared to pre-covid times of 2019. Now is the perfect time for exploring closer to home.”
Among the flight searches done since the start of lockdown, South Africans wanted to visit Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Gqeberha, George, East London, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Kimberley, and Mthatha.
Cheapflights also found that there has been keen interest in small towns.