September officially marks a move to warmer weather. It’s also Tourism Month and as more South Africans get vaccinated, travel across the country is likely to increase. Already, data from flight aggregate site Cheapflights shows a 12% increase in domestic flight searches. Trip lengths for domestic and regional travel have jumped too, showing that people are looking for longer breaks.

With longer breaks comes the need for affordable and comfortable accommodation. But not all accommodation is equal, which is why we’ve compiled this quick quiz so you can find the perfect hotel room for your next local getaway.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok… these are:

  1. Essential apps in your daily toolkit

  2. The perfect platforms to share your daredevil antics

  3. Nice to keep up with the times but takes a huge chunk out of your day

  4. Facebook is great for connecting but what’s TikTok?

Your perfect staycation consists of…

  1. Hot beats, trendy cocktails and rooftop views to die for

  2. Early mornings, game spotting and nights around a cosy fireplace

  3. Indulging in delectable food and interesting conversation

  4. Flopping back in a comfy spot for hours with a good book and a glass of wine

When you arrive at your holiday destination, your first port of call is to:

  1. Take an arrival selfie, of course!

  2. Check out all of the available activities

  3. Flop down on the supersoft bed

  4. Head to the nearest garden for some quiet time

What’s your must-have travel item?

  1. Your smartphone camera and selfie stick – who’s ready for a close-up?

  2. Walking shoes and a sense of adventure is all that’s needed for a good time

  3. Your laptop – how else will you be able to stay on top of emails?

  4. A good book can be enjoyed anywhere, any time

The place you’d most like to visit is…

  1. All of the lights, theatre and more in the city that never sleeps, New York City

  2. The majestic Serengeti to experience the Great Migration

  3. The top tech city in the world – Tokyo, Japan

  4. Ephesus, Turkey, where the ruins of the ancient world’s third-largest library offers intellectual respite from the modern world

Mostly As – RED-hot city living at Radisson RED

You enjoy sharing the latest trends and hot spots to your thousands of followers – and that includes your holiday digs. After all, if it’s not online, it didn’t happen, right? You thrive in modern, vibrant settings, which means a city stay at a Radisson RED is right up your alley.

Bold, trendy and known for their unique interior design and interactive elements – such as remote check-in, digi-walls where you can take a selfie and Chromecast TVs in each room – RED hotels are your ideal playground. RED Cape Town’s Rooftop Bar + Terrace has impeccable views of Table Mountain and the Mother City while RED Rosebank in Joburg is art-driven with street-style art displays on rotation every six months and custom African-print wallpaper on each floor. Now there’s just one thing to do: try deciding which of the hundreds of pics you’ve taken will make it to the ‘gram.

Mostly Bs – Exciting escapades at Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge

An avid adventure-seeker, you’ve been itching to get outdoors after months of being in lockdown. Kruger Shalati: Train on the Bridge is a great escape for a longer stay where you’ll be removed from our current reality. Suspended over the Sabi River in the heart of the Kruger National Park, it offers uninterrupted views of the park and river, idyllic surroundings and one-of-a-kind game experiences. And the rooms are a unique experience too, carved out of 24 carriage rooms, each sporting glass walls and local art and crafts.

Mostly Cs – Upscale elegance at Radisson Blu

Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, you prefer a personalised experience every step of the way. And that’s exactly what you’ll receive at one of the six Radisson Blu hotels across South Africa: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, all situated in Cape Town; Johannesburg’s Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, and Radisson Blu Sandton; and Radisson Blu Hotel in Port Elizabeth.

Each hotel is designed to meet four criteria – style, form, beauty and function – as well as inspire unforgettable experiences. That includes paying close attention to details such as complimentary Wifi that will keep you connected throughout your stay, diverse menus to satisfy any palate and comfy bedding that supports individual guest preferences.

Mostly Ds – Soul-searching reflection at Sanctuary Mandela

For you, an ideal holiday combines tranquillity and mindfulness. Your contemplative nature seeks an indulgent, exclusive experience that only a boutique hotel can satiate. In the leafy green suburb of Houghton in Johannesburg, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Sanctuary Mandela.

The nine-roomed re-envisioned residence of former South African president Nelson Mandela, provides a retreat for reflection and healing with curated exhibits and the Centre of Memory, an archive of his life, works and writings. And to sate the appetite of a thinker, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant serves the former president’s favourite dishes as previously prepared by his long-time personal chef Xoliswa Ndoyiya.