Rand-friendly holiday escapes: Argentina, Thailand, Zanzibar and Portugal deals to book

2018-09-19 21:00 - In Partnership with FlightSite
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8-day package deal to the South America's Argentin

Right now, any destination that doesn't operate in dollars or pounds is a good destination to be heading to if you're South African dealing in rands.

On the radar in this round-up of packages by FlightSite is tropical Phuket or Zanzibar and then of course Portugal, which is surprisingly rand-friendly, despite being in Europe.

We've also included an Argentina package deal for a slight splurge at R35k+, but it's still good value with the rand exchange-rate for this 8-day South America experience. 

You could opt to stay at one of the best value hotels in Phuket, located on the quiet Patong beachfront. The Patong Merlin Hotel is ideally situated only a few minutes' walk from the beach as well as great shopping outlets and Patong's famous nightlife.  

On the north-east coast of Zanzibar, Diamonds Mapenzi Beach offers plenty of activities to keep guests busy and being only 45km from Stone Town, guests can also enjoy excursions with ease. 

Vila Nova de Gaia makes exploring the centre of Porto easy. Mercure Porto Gaia Hotel is only five minutes from port wine cellars, 12 km from Porto International Airport as well as the Exponor exhibition centre. 

Take a look at the details below.

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  • Argentina 

The Essential of the Argentine Triangle for 8 nights from R35 590* pps - including flights. Click here for full details

  • Thailand
  • 4 Star Patong Merlin Hotel, Phuket for 7 nights from R11 970* pps - including flights. Click here for full details.   

  • Zanzibar
  • 4 Star Diamonds Mapenzi Beach, Zanzibar for 7 nights from R17 070* pps - including flights - click here for full details

  • Portugal
  • 4 Star Mercure Porto Gaia Hotel, Porto for 3 nights from R11 385* pps - including flights - click here for full details

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