If you live in South Africa, you know how frustrating and stressful load shedding can be. It disrupts your daily routine, affects your work and productivity, and limits your entertainment and leisure options. You may have gotten used to it, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

When you go on holiday, you should be able to leave your worries and troubles behind and enjoy some quality time with yourself, your family, or your friends. You should be able to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate your body and mind. You should be able to experience the beauty and joy of your destination without any interruptions or inconveniences.

Treat yourself to holiday accommodation with an inverter system, so that you don’t have to worry about your cell phone running out of battery, missing your favourite shows, losing your internet connection, or running out of hot water.

Choose your holiday destination wisely. Some areas may have more frequent or longer power cuts than others, depending on the demand and supply of electricity. You can check the load shedding schedules online to see which areas are affected and when. You can also ask the locals or the accommodation owners about the situation in their area.

Book your accommodation carefully. Make sure that the place you are staying at has adequate alternative power sources, such as generators, inverters, or solar panels. These can provide you with uninterrupted power supply when the grid goes down. Entry level should at least allow you to use a gas stove, some lighting and run a couple of appliances like the TV and Wi-Fi.

Ask the accommodation owners about the type, capacity, and availability of their backup power systems before you make your booking. You can also read reviews from previous guests to see how they coped with load shedding during their stay. At Happy Waves accommodation in Jeffreys Bay, we have installed an inverter to offer our guests a stress-free, happy holiday stay!