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Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

Sri LankaKenyaJordan, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeGreat JourneysHighlights, +3
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

JapanUzbekistanChina, +8
Walking & HikingCoastFestivals, +8
Nov 9, 2018

A guide to Robben Island

Martha Hales

A trip to Robben Island honours the hardship and suffering of those who were incarcerated and celebrates the change which many of those individuals brought about. It is a humbling place and gives a fascinating insight into the history of South Africa.

South Africa
17 days
from £2,460 pp

Cape to Kalahari

South Africa
Off the Beaten PathWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +5
Oct 26, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to South Africa

Martha Hales

Our Ultimate Guide to South Africa gathers all the best locations to visit, best cuisine to try and top tips to bear in mind whilst in the country. With the help of our local experts, we've taken the stress out of planning your South African trip of a lifetime.

South Africa
Off the Beaten PathHoneymoonCultural, +12
5 days
from £1,570 pp

Rovos Rail across South Africa

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +8
Great JourneysTrain JourneysCultural
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

South AfricaIndonesiaBrazil, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Jun 11, 2018

The Zebra Migration: Africa's longest land migration

Martha Hales

Only recently discovered, the journey undertaken by zebras through Botswana and Namibia is Africa's largest land migration, longer even than the Great Migration itself. Learn more about this natural marvel...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysWildlife
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

JordanKyrgyzstanUganda, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastClassicUnique to TravelLocal, +8
14 days
from £1,360 pp

Cape Town and the Garden Route

South Africa
DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
WildlifeGreat JourneysSelf-drive, +2
14 days
from £2,110 pp

Kruger and the Panorama Route

South Africa
MayJuneJuly, +4
Self-driveHistorySafari, +2
9 days
from £2,040 pp

South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Heartlands

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariHistoryCultural, +3
Apr 21, 2017

Follow in the Footsteps of David Livingstone

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

David Livingstone, one of the most important explorers in history. Join us in following in his intrepid footsteps across Africa, discovering some of the continents most famous landmarks along the way...

BotswanaSouth AfricaMalawi, +1
HistoryGreat Journeys