I have just planned our end of year holiday.
I am trying to take the kids away at least once a year – where its just the three of us!
Last years trip was short but they still talk about it so it was obviously a hit.
The plan this year was to go see the whales in Cape Town but as you know plans change and I managed to get accommodation, flights and accommodation in Durban for the same price as just the flights to Cape Town.
So off we head in Sept/Oct to Durban! YAY!
But booking the holiday I was again faced with the fact that life does not really cater for single parents or even make things easy for us!
All I was looking for was reasonable priced accommodation for the kids and I for 3 nights. They are only on holiday for 7 days I think. 80% of the places would only take a min of 5 nights because its in the holidays, the other 10% were reasonable priced if I found 6 other people to share with us and the last 10% wanted R1500 + per night.
Now the kids and I really just need a double bed. We do not need interleading rooms or state of the art finishes. We just need four walls where we can sleep and cook meals!
I eventually did find a place where the lady was most helpful and made the booking for us! But it was not without frustration.
Holidays are a big deal for single parents. It takes careful saving and planning. Might be nice if holiday homes and resorts were a little more flexible!