Sometimes, alone time is the best time! Some advice for solo travellers

Remember Eat, Pray, Love? When Julia Roberts embarked on an epic solocation that changed her life?  

Well, considering that March is the month of solocations, maybe you are looking to follow in her footsteps?  If you are, then buckle up because contrary to what some may say, South Africa is a great place to travel alone. 

Solocation = Self-discovery:Picture yourself strolling through the artsy Capetonian streets during first Thursdays or immersing yourself in the wild beauty of the Eastern Cape. Just you and your heart’s desires floating in the wind. Well solo travel is your golden ticket to introspection. It's like a crash course in YOU 101. Cape Town is perfect for this. With its gorgeous scenery, vibrant nightlife, and delicious food scene the Mother City is well suited for anyone looking to get lost in their own thoughts. 

Free to be you:Few things feel better than being the master of your own itinerary. One of the perks of solo travel is the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. Just remember that failing to plan is planning to fail. Leigh Myles, Senior Business Development Manager Africa at the award-winning booking technology Profitroom, says “A little bit of planning can go a long way. Booking ahead of time and directly through hotels can end up saving you a ton of money and potentially give you access to great promotions and deals.” 

Stay connected:Travelling solo can be an excellent way to discover new destinations and learn more about yourself. It's also a perfect way to seek out opportunities and learn more about locals,  communities and cultures. One of the best ways to connect with fellow travellers and enhance your travel experience is by booking accommodation directly with the hotel. By booking directly with the hotel, guests can enjoy a range of exclusive offers and add-ons that are not available through third-party booking sites. These add-ons may include exciting activities such as tours and game drives, allowing guests to explore the local area and meet new people.  

So, where should you go for your solo escapade?According to Timeout, Cape Town is a top contender, especially for the ladies. With its blend of stunning scenery, vibrant culture, and strong emphasis on safety, the Mother City is a solo traveller’s paradise. But don't sleep on other gems like the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal, which offer their own unique charm and adventure.