Make your weekend an experience – for less!

When you’re always on the grind, it’s easy to forget to take some time out for yourself. But you can’t pour from an empty cup – enjoying the fruits of your labour and treating yourself once in a while improves your overall well-being. A summer holiday with your family can hardly be called ‘instant gratification’ – it’s more of a planned expense to reward you for a year of hard work.

Even if you can only take off a weekend, you can make it an experience to remember –there’s as much fun to be had indoors as there is out in the summer sunshine. You can find summer-break options to fit any budget, especially if you have a Nedbank Gold Credit Card, because you can save with special offers and discounts on all kinds of holiday treats.

For instance, you could:

Plan a staycation

If your budget is tight but you still want to take a break, stay home for your holiday, but explore all the attractions in the area. Parks, nature reserves, dams, beaches and riverside developments are dotted all over South Africa, offering a variety of affordable activities that promise family fun in the sun.

After dark, your choice is simple: Nu Metro is screening all the summer blockbusters, offering action, adventure, comedy and thrills for the whole family. Pay with your Nedbank card and you get 50% off all movie tickets for regular 2D and 3D movies, plus a 50% discount on a medium soda-and-popcorn combo. You get 25% off all VIP and Xtreme movie tickets, too. 

If not having to cook is all it will take to give you a weekend to remember, your Nedbank credit card can help too – just open the Avo app to take advantage of some of our fantastic deals on takeaway deliveries.

Take a quick local trip for less

South Africa is so rich in diverse environments. Whether your heart longs for the sea, the mountains, the desert, the bushveld, the forests or the savannah, we have it all. If you want a proper getaway that doesn’t need you to pull out your passport (or blow your budget), explore the country like a tourist – without having to stress about currency conversions.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away


Road trips are a great way to explore scenic routes as a family, and you can make stops along the way to really immerse yourselves in the ambience. And if you top up your tank at a BP petrol station and pay with your Greenbacks-linked Nedbank card, you earn cash back.

Not a fan of long drives? Nedbank and Travelstart have you covered with a 20% discount on flights, accommodation and activities. You can also use your Gold Credit Card to take advantage of exclusive discounts with Holsboer Vacations, Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites, and Radisson Blu hotels – enjoy the luxury for less. Whether you drive or fly, your Nedbank credit card cuts the cost of visiting new places and experiencing SA’s vibrant contrasts – for instance, you can get R500 off one-way flights and R1,000 off return tickets if you pay with your Gold Credit Card.

Explore more adventurous experiences

If your weekend to remember must include amazing outdoor activities, we have some exciting deals to make your free spirit smile. It’s said that life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away – so why not book a breath-taking experiences for a weekend break?

Take in Cape Town from the ocean on a sunset champagne cruise, try to spot the Big 5 during a full-day safari tour of Lake St Lucia, or take your trip to new heights with a one-hour microlight flight over the Blyde River Dam and Canyon, including game viewing. Your Gold Credit Card gets you exclusive deals on all these activities – it’s your golden ticket for a weekend of fun and adventure.

With these great deals, you can certainly make your weekend into the experience you deserve. Your Nedbank Gold Credit Card is here to help you do just that.

Apply for a Nedbank Gold Credit Card.