There’s nothing as dreadful as a lengthy layover in a country that’s not your final destination. Don’t bore yourself to death by walking around the same curio shop for 10 hours. Make the most of your time and get more out of your extended layover! Here’s how:
Find luggage storage services offered at your layover destination and leave your big bag behind. It’s easier to traverse around your pit-stop location with only a backpack or rucksack. Check out this service at SA airports here.
Check the Clock
Timing is everything. Remember that you have limited time on your itinerary, so don’t expect to see everything on your bucket list. Opt for checking out a local hotel or restaurant for people-watching, or visit a site near the airport.
Don’t be a tourist
Keep an open mind and book yourself a touristy-type tour. Although they might take the adventure out of travelling, they at least stick to a schedule and you’ll be back in time for your flight. Check out these amazing day tours for your South African layover.
- Tours near Cape Town International Airport
- Tours near OR Tambo International Airport
- Tours near King Shaka International Airport
Chat with a Local
No one knows the area better than the locals. If you need accurate information on travel time to and from the airport, ask one of the employees! They’ll be able to give you traffic tips and sometimes even alternative routes.
Enjoy Every Moment
It might not be the excursion you were hoping for, but at least you can get a feel for what’s out there. Use this opportunity to extend your bucket list and add some stamps to your passport. After all, the pool deck of a restaurant is more exciting than the inside of a curio shop…
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