South Africa ‘a great December escape’

Anyone who feels slightly sick at the prospect of having to spend yet another Christmas eating Brussels sprouts and playing charades with elderly family members may be interested in a report on one website which suggests a place to get away from it all.

RTE Money comments that the first couple of weeks in December are ideal for taking holidays to South Africa to get some of its summer sunshine as opposed to the frostbite you may be vulnerable to in Britain.

“South Africa is buzzing in December, with the whole country on summer holidays,” the site points out.

Not only this, but the fact that South Africa is in the same time zone as us, which means that you won’t get jet lag and that you have more time to look around and explore what it has to offer.

The rand is currently good value against the pound, so anyone buying currency for their South African holidays will get more for their money.

A recent study carried out by Kayak.co.uk found that a whopping 60 per cent of people hope to escape from this year’s festive season, mostly to get away from the commercialisation seen during December.

However, others simply wanted to avoid their in-laws…

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