Why A Holiday Is So Good For You & Win With Afristay


Going away on holiday is a chance to just get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and recharge our batteries. It can truly be beneficial to take a relaxing break every now and again.

But when you’re a parent, it’s quite a bit of a conundrum, as it really is fantastic to get away but at the same time, your parenting duties don’t come to an end.

You won’t necessarily get the chance to catch up on loads of much-needed sleep but you may be able to lie-in in the mornings and chill for a bit, instead of preparing for the 100 things that’s usually part of your normal routine.

And what’s also great, is being in a relaxed, holiday frame of mind! Your body will thank you for taking time out to de-stress on holiday. You will have a bit more time to relax, you’ll get plenty of vitamin D from being in the sunshine and it will give your mind the chance to forget everything going on at home and at work will both de-stress you and relax you.

I’m currently looking to book our next family vacay with Afristay and I am beyond excited with the thought of some time-out.  With 20000 listings in 2000 areas, I am really spoilt for choice. Whether it’s a relaxing stay near the ocean or a stay in the winelands, Afristay is the perfect online platform to help me decide.

Besides all the health benefits of taking a break that I mentioned above, there are just so many other reasons I love going on a family vacay:

We Get To Do What We Enjoy

Our normal day-to-day busy lives often leave us with very little time to do what we really enjoy, and that’s why being on holiday is the best opportunity to take full advantage of not having to answer to anyone.

It gives you and your family the chance to break from your routine and to engage in whatever it is that makes you happy.

You can sit by the pool, go shopping around local markets, visit nearby attractions and explore the area – it’s all up to you.

Like when we went to Durban earlier in the year. We planned each day’s activities right from the start and we managed to see and do so much during our week there.

Get Creative on Holiday

We always use our time away to get creative. After all, your best ideas come when you’re in a relaxed state of mind, right?

We usually pack in some arts and crafts or we try to find something new or unique to that destination to experiment with.

Create Memories


The absolute best thing about going on a family holiday is the memories that you are left with. Hundreds of new happy memories will be made, that you can treasure and share with others.

Family holidays bring you closer to your loved ones. I really enjoy the special moments together and sharing new experiences with my hubby and kids.

Holidays are filled with laughter and that’s the best medicine to heal the soul!

Once home from the holiday, just thinking about those happy holiday memories is an instant way to relax the mind in stressful situations and makes me want to start planning the next vacay!

So what are you waiting for? Browse Afristay to find accommodation for your next holiday!

Plus there’s a great incentive for one lucky reader. Afristay is giving 1 lucky reader the chance to win a voucher to the value of R1500 towards their next holiday! Oh Yeah! 

  1. Like Hayleys Joys and Afristay on Facebook
  2. Like and Share the competition post on Facebook 
  3. Tag 2 or more friends in the comments of the Facebook thread with the hashtag #INeedAHolidayHayley (post will be pinned at the top of the page for the duration of the giveaway)
  4. For an extra entry, do the same on the Instagram post.

T&C’s Apply:

  • The winner will need to follow all  steps in order to qualify
  • Competition ends Tuesday 19 June 2018.
  • Winner will be selected via random.org and the decision is final.
  • Prize cannot be sold or redeemed for cash.

Disclosure: This post was done in collaboration with Afristay but the views expressed in this post are my own.



  1. Candice Esben June 12, 2018

    Awesome prize!

  2. thea lennox June 13, 2018


  3. thea lennox June 13, 2018

    Wow.so.great. whoop whoop nothing like a breakaway

  4. Courtney cogle June 17, 2018

    Done all steps ✔️


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