‘Budget’ does not equal cheap and nasty – though in a few cases it can certainly masquerade as such! ‘Budget’ also does not mean waking up with a total stranger in the bunk next to yours. On this site 'budget’ is defined as any freestanding self-catering establishment that charges a maximum nightly rate of R350 per person (pp). The good news is that most of our featured getaways charge under R200pp a night. You will find that just about every place has its own way of doing things, sometimes practical, at times bizarre. Some folks charge on a ‘per person’ basis, others ask a set price for a cottage, whether there are two or 12 of you. Some levy a minimum charge, some not, while others apply a combination of methods that would confuse Einstein. Wherever possible we have simplified these formulas to a 'per person per night' rate, or a 'per unit per night' rate. Please note that our ‘rate guide’ is simply a rough estimation of what you can expect to pay – the precise rate should be confirmed with the establishment. The rates we give also apply to adults; children are generally charged less – why, we don’t know.