Let’s face it, there is only so much one can squeeze into a 36-hour weekend. As much as one believes to the contrary – packing the boot with books, bikes, bats, balls and boats – chances are you’ll hardly make use of the getaway activities, especially on the first visit. In fact, Budget statistics show that the vast majority of weekenders don’t get much further than the bed and braai. On the other hand, you don’t want to miss out by leaving your beloved toys at home – nothing more tragic than a rodless fisherman watching a trout leap from the water. Find out what is available, decide what’s realistic, and pack accordingly.