In this day and age, with this new way of living, many who were once desk bound in some boring office space, are now free to do their work at their own pace, in the comfort of their own homes. While the pandemic of the past two years has shaken the world in mostly bad ways, this is at least one of the really amazing benefits of that we have been left with.
Work from home doesn’t necessarily need to be confined to the home. With an internet connection, a laptop on your lap, and a phone nearby, many office workers have found that they can work just about anywhere. In the past these sorts of jobs were mostly reserved for travelling business people, journalists and photographers, but these days, even someone in an admin position can do their job from anywhere.
The concept of becoming a digital nomad is not a new one, but in many ways in the past it has been out of reach. But as we’ve said, the world has changed, and if you are one of the lucky ones to have the opportunity to be free from the office, becoming a digital nomad might be something you are keen to do, even if it is just for a little while.
A digital nomad is basically anyone who is on the move and working wherever they find themselves. This kind of lifestyle is definitely not for everyone, but it can be something that you enjoy on a short term basis, just to get the cobwebs out of your mind.
The Benefits of being a Digital Nomad
You can see your country
Moving from one place to the next presents you with the once in a lifetime opportunity to see South Africa, all while earning a salary. Even if you just spend a year on the road, you will have more than enough time to get a good idea about what our country has to offer. You can start at Kambaku River Lodge, on the edge of the Kruger, and end in Cape Town.
You have full control of your schedule
Some of us are more productive in the mornings while others are night owls. When you are away from the office and away from a routine, you can create a schedule that suits your life and work style. This can also mean you would be more productive.
You can take more time off
With the more flexible schedule, you can take every morning off, and work late into evening, or you can do the opposite. This will make you more productive and it will also help you to stay more motivated.
If this is the sort of thing you are keen on trying out, you should do some planning before you head to a new destination, to ensure that it has Wi-Fi and reception available.
Kambaku River Lodge is a great place for the digital nomad to stay. Imagine waking up to sound of lions roaring nearby, and getting into your workday sitting on your patio, watching an elephant stroll by. It sounds like heaven to us.