Winter Holiday Ideas & The Gear You Need To Enjoy Them

Considering a winter holiday? There’s no reason that the chillier season should stop you from entering vacation mode.  At Payflex, we’ve put together everything you need to help you plan the ultimate winter holiday.  Check out our winter holiday ideas as well as top picks of the gear you need to enjoy them.


From Bruintjieskraal Campsite in the Eastern Cape, to Cape Vidal, KwaZulu-Natal, to Pitjane Fishing Camp in Gauteng and Secret Falls in the Western Cape, South Africa has some incredible camping spots. Camping during the winter holidays can be incredibly fun if you come prepared.  Pack your warmest sleeping bags, beanies, and everything you need for a good campfire.

Tasman 6v Tent – R3,089

Fjällräven Kajka 75 Black – R6,400

Oz Trail Big Boy Blue Chair – R1,099

Primus Firestick Stove – R1,930

Snack Table – R249

Cadac Villa 6 Tent – R4,079


Field Chair – R2,950

Genesis 12 Person Tent R6,499

Fjällräven Ulvo 23 – R2,450

Oztrail Sundowner 6 Dome Tent – R4,024

Survival Emergency Solutions Handy First Aid Kit – R1,570

Coffee Companion – R4,450

Primus LiTech Coffee & Tea Kettle 1.5L- R800

Campaign Stretcher – R4,650

Camping Chair – R704


Primus Campfire Set – R1,700

Camping Table & Stools – R719

Rogue Ice Coolers 75L Ice Cooler with Canvas seat cover & Leather fittings – R6,000


Backgammon Set – R750

Microsmart Sleeping Bag – R899

Camping Bed – R1,062


Pioneer 975 Backpack – R1,999

GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera – R7,995

Easy Fold Stretcher – R1,599


The cooler months are an ideal time for a bush getaway. The summer rains give way to the dry winter, making the bush sparse. This means it is prime time for animal viewing. Plus, a winter holiday in the bush means it won’t be unbearably hot.

Canvas Hat with Oil Skin Trim – R490

Nikon 12×50 Aculon A211 Binoculars -R2,495

Calgary Chunky Beanie – R539


Kalahari Cooler Back – R4,750

Mono Material Insulator – R3,199

Stainless Steel Tumblers – R139

Bottle Wide Mouth – R999

Torches – R1,300 – R1,650


Fishermen’s Rolled Beanie – R699


Rain, shine, or cold, the beach is always a good idea. Especially KwaZulu-Natal, which remains warm year-round. And if you choose the Western or Eastern Cape for a winter holiday, there’s still loads to do. From walks on the beach to fishing, and picnics, get ready for some fresh sea air.

New Tropics Teal Bikini Top – R499

State Street Sunglasses – R2,659

Penguin Swim Shorts – R740

Declan Men’s Rash Vest – R285

Turtles Beach Towel – R799

Oil-Free Sunguard – R455


Active Multi Strap High Neck Maillot – R2,499


Summer Affair Cover Up – R719

Bahamas Hat -R799

Natural Body Sunscreen – R245.95

Joaquin Sunglasses – R5,900

Ipanemia Bold Fem – R399

Gathered Neck One Piece – R399

Adele Sandals – R899

Prisma Protect Sunscreen- R420