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Oct 13, 2020

Where to go in 2021

Samantha Fergusson

Everything feels better with something to look forward to. That's why we've gathered together our top destinations to travel to in 2021. From the spectacular waterfalls of Iceland to the jungles of Costa Rica and the wilds of the African bush, there is a lot of world out there to be rediscovered.

ItalyCosta RicaFalkland Islands, +6
Highlights
16 days
from £1,430 pp

South African Adventure

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
FamilySelf-driveWildlife, +5

Great time

"We had a fabulous trip from the start to the finish "

Richard from Britain
South Africa
January
14 days
from £1,490 pp

Wine, Beach and Wildlife - the Best of the Cape

South Africa
CulturalCoastFood & Drink, +4

Trip back to South Africa - land of my birth

"We had a great time in Cape Town and the Western Cape"

Iain from uk
South Africa
January

Great Adventure.

"Great accommodation and fabulous food"

Martyn from UK
South Africa
January
Jan 24, 2020

Local Spotlight: Q&A with our local expert in South Africa

Kaya Brown

We caught up with Nikki, our local partner in South Africa, to find out more about her favourite parts of the country, what she enjoys most about her job and what exactly is a bunny chow…?

South Africa
Unique to TravelLocal

Excellent trip, exceeded all expectations

"We were all rather past our sell-by date (85, 81 with Parkinson’s and a youthful 74) so I was slightly concerned that we might come unstuck somewhere along the line"

Sue from Somerset UK
South Africa
January
Nov 19, 2019

The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out fifteen of our favourite breathtaking landscapes to brighten your day and get you dreaming of your next adventure. 

JapanChinaSouth Africa, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeHighlightsClassic
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.

LaosPeruIndia, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +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!

SenegalVietnamArgentina, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalSafariCoast, +1

Brilliant trip

"A very well planed trip"

Paul from Brighton
South Africa
October
17 days
from £9,310 pp

A Honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius

South Africa
SafariLuxuryWildlife, +2
Aug 27, 2019

KwaZulu-Natal: South Africa's hidden gem

Martha Hales

Soaring mountains call to hikers, fantastic wildlife and birding opportunities draw wildlife enthusiasts, and ancient rock paintings and memorials to historic battles cry out to culture lovers. Throw bustling Durban and a stunning Indian Ocean coastline into the mix and you have magical KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa
CoastFood & DrinkWildlife, +2

Excellent South African self-drive holiday

"TravelLocal was not the first company I came across online. However, from their prompt replies and willingness to alter itineraries or plan based on my budget or other ideas I had soon set them apart from the competition"

Neil from UK
South Africa
July
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

South AfricaMoroccoMyanmar (Burma), +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2
Jun 26, 2019

Where to see wildlife responsibly

Martha Hales

Wildlife watching is often the highlight of exploring a destination. Knowing how to responsibly see magnificent creatures like tigers and elephants within a country is crucial in ensuring that they will still be there for future generations. Read on to find out where and how to do so...

NepalTanzaniaNamibia, +8
WildlifeSafari
May 23, 2019

Our top 10 destinations for the summer holidays

Martha Hales

From the blissful beaches of Zanzibar, Cuba and Malaysia, to the epic sights of Russia and the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.... discover which destinations we think are perfect for the summer holidays!

TanzaniaMoroccoColombia, +7
JulyAugustJune, +1
FamilyAdventureCoast
Apr 26, 2019

Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas

Martha Hales

A honeymoon has got to be a holiday to remember, and how better to make that happen than to have one personalised to you? We've gathered together our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas to inspire you, whether you fancy stargazing and safari in Namibia or exploring the highlights of South America.

KyrgyzstanChilePeru, +5
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

LaosMozambiqueMyanmar (Burma), +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife
Apr 1, 2019

Seeking out the Ugly Five

Corinne Homer

You may think - since we're publishing this article on April Fools - that the existence of the Ugly Five is a farce... but you'd be mistaken! Discover which of Africa's unfortunate creatures have made the cut for this less glamorous safari bucket-list, from the warthog to the wildebeest.

TanzaniaRwandaKenya, +3
SafariWildlife
Mar 6, 2019

What to pack for an African safari holiday

Martha Hales

If you're planning an African safari holiday but are unsure of what clothes to wear, what devices to bring or what essentials you might not have considered, then take a look at our handy guide for the dos and don'ts of safari packing.

South AfricaRwandaMalawi, +5
SafariWildlifeFamily
Feb 28, 2019

Best places to go stargazing

Kaya Brown

There are few things more spectacular to witness than a truly dark night sky. Take a look at our top six stargazing destinations, ranging from the remote deserts of South America to the isolated national parks of Nepal.

South AfricaNamibiaChile, +3
Off the Beaten PathLuxuryHoneymoon, +1
Jan 14, 2019

Where to go on safari in 2019

Martha Hales

Close encounters with the world's wildlife are experiences to be treasured. We've picked out our favourite safari destinations from all over the world to tantalise our fellow wildlife lovers. From traditional Kenyan game drives to spotting leopards in the Sri Lankan tree tops, find out where you should be going this year.

UgandaTanzaniaNamibia, +7
WildlifeAdventureSafari
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
Walking & HikingCulturalFood & Drink, +5
14 days
from £1,390 pp

Elephant Coast Family Fun

South Africa
JuneJulyAugust, +9
WildlifeSafariCoast, +2
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...

UzbekistanLaosMorocco, +8
Great JourneysCulturalAdventure, +8
Dec 31, 2018

The best places to spend New Year's Eve

Martha Hales

New Year is celebrated all over the world in all sorts of ways. The Spaniards eat 12 grapes, the Danish smash plates, but what about the more spectacular festivities? We've picked out our favourite destinations from all over the world where the New Year celebrations will blow you away...

RussiaChinaSouth Africa, +2
December
Festivals
Dec 21, 2018

Countries with a Coastline

Kaya Brown

From the peaceful shores of Madagascar to the epic waves of Sri Lanka, we've rounded up our top 5 coastal destinations to inspire your next beach holiday.

PhilippinesSouth AfricaPanama, +2
HoneymoonLuxuryWalking & Hiking, +4
Dec 1, 2018

What you need to know before you go on safari

Samantha Fergusson

If you've never been on safari before and aren't sure where to go or how to go about planning it, then we have the answers. Our local experts have answered some key FAQs to get you started on planning a safari of a lifetime.

RwandaNamibiaSouth Africa, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeSafari