South Africans reveal just how they love to spend their holiday. Picture: Pexels.

It is no secret that South Africans love to travel, but for what reasons has remained a mystery. 

Research by Picodi, an international e-commerce company providing discount coupons for online stores, has revealed just what South Africans love doing when they go on a holiday.

The results were revealed this week in a report that records the habits and preferences of South African travellers.

South African travellers preferred to do three things:

  1. Go to the beach
  2. Sight see
  3. Active rest. 

The results showed that 40 percent of travellers wanted to lie on the beach, and we do not blame them. Nothing beats a lazy day at the beach, either enjoying a good book under a colourful umbrella or taking a swim.

South Africa is home to some of the most picturesque beaches and a visit to one of its coastal cities definitely  calls for a beach day,

Around 39 percent preferred to sightsee, whether it was taking in the culture and history of a place or visiting a popular attraction.

Around 21 percent of them preferred to enjoy active rest.