Letter to the Editor

It’s holiday time again and for those of us who choose to have a home holiday and to endure the constant daily triggering of alarms of deserted homes of people gone on holiday.

It is also not fair to the surrounding neighbourhood.

Leaving it to family members, friends and neighbours to attend to the constant triggering of the alarm is just not fair to them.

This is most irritating and inconsiderate.

It is also a sure way of alerting criminals that there is nobody occupying the property.

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WORKATION: 5 tips for working while on holiday

Can you imagine working whilst on holiday? The idea seems absolutely ludicrous but this year, working on holiday may be unavoidable. COVID-19 has hit both employees and employers hard and so the likelihood of most of us having to work over the festive season is a reality we are going to have to face. Shaun Lamont, Managing Director of First Group Hotels and Resorts, says COVID-19 has given us the gift of being able to work remotely, thus making room for much-needed flexibility, especially over December.

“You do not have to be confined to the four walls of your dining room whilst your kids run riot this festive season! Instead, you can book a holiday and choose to work from some of South Africa’s most beautiful spots and be surrounded by nature or have a sea view — the choice is completely yours. After all, if you’re going to work this holiday, why not make it the best of it,” Lamont adds.

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Adventure travel is seeing river rafts, scuba diving gear, mountain bikes, 4X4s and binoculars coming out of mothballs to get KwaZulu-Natal’s tourism industry firing again on all cylinders.

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, restless adventure seekers want to shake off their boredom and gloom in the refreshing air of open spaces amidst nature – and KZN, with its endless stretch of beach, scenic Drakensberg mountain resorts and the many game parks and nature reserves, provides the perfect destinations for adventure.


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