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9 days
from £1,280 pp

Kruger & Cape Town

South Africa
HighlightsWildlifeClassic, +2
14 days
from £1,490 pp

Wine, Beach and Wildlife - the Best of the Cape

South Africa
SafariCoastFamily, +4
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.

Galapagos IslandsArgentinaPeru, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysAdventureWildlife, +3
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

Martha Hales

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

South AfricaOmanVietnam, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalCoastSafari, +1
Jan 9, 2019

Our top 10 things to do in and around Cape Town

Samantha Fergusson

We've rounded up our list of the best things to do in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including the epic Table Mountain hike, the relaxing Cape Winelands and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

South Africa
Food & DrinkWalking & HikingCoast, +5
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...

TanzaniaJapanUzbekistan, +8
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkAdventure, +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
CoastOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +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 PathHoneymoonSelf-drive, +12
Sep 6, 2018

Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands

Martha Hales

If you are looking for somewhere to escape to for sun soaked sands, or a place where you can feel the magic of winter in earnest, then look no further. We've selected our favourite destinations that are perfect for winter breaks from November through to February.

PhilippinesSouth AfricaRussia, +5
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
Train JourneysCulturalUndiscovered Beaches, +2
Aug 17, 2018

Hiking in South Africa: the Drakensberg

Martha Hales

The dramatic peaks and valleys and spectacular views of the Drakensberg make them incredibly alluring for hikers of all abilities. Stone age rock art in the caves is added appeal for the history buffs... We've gathered together a list of the best hiking trails in the Drakensberg to inspire you.

South Africa
AprilMayOctober, +5
CulturalAdventureWalking & Hiking
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...

JapanChileSouth Africa, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
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
CoastWalking & HikingWildlife, +8
Nov 23, 2017

November News from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.

IndonesiaOmanEcuador, +8
CulturalUnique to TravelLocalCoast, +1
Oct 11, 2017

Off the beaten path in South Africa

Samantha Fergusson

Aside from classic destinations like the game reserves, cities and Garden Route, there are lots of great off-the-beaten-track places to explore in South Africa.

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +2
Sep 11, 2017

Take the kids to... Africa

Martha Hales

Africa offers a wonderland of wildlife and safari experiences that your children will never forget. Read on to discover our top picks for family holidays.

GhanaSouth AfricaMalawi, +1
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeFamily, +2
Jul 28, 2017

Get to know Cape Town

Martha Hales

South Africa's capital city is a thriving metropole with stunning beaches, sprawling wine lands and an incredible food scene. Read on for the top tips from our local experts and find out how to get the best from this exciting and vibrant city...

South Africa
OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
Food & DrinkCultural
14 days
from £1,360 pp

Cape Town and the Garden Route

South Africa
DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
WildlifeSelf-driveAdventure, +2
14 days
from £2,110 pp

Kruger and the Panorama Route

South Africa
MayJuneJuly, +4
FamilySelf-driveHistory, +2
9 days
from £2,040 pp

South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Heartlands

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistorySafariCultural, +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...

ZambiaBotswanaSouth Africa, +1
HistoryGreat Journeys
Sep 21, 2016

The Great Global Bake-Off

Martha Hales

The Great British Bake Off has taken our screens by storm, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite sweet treats from around the world. Read on to find out more…

JapanChileIndia, +3
Food & DrinkCultural