Travel blog – Africa

The Best Hotels Along the Garden Route

If you’ve ever tried piecing together a self-drive holiday yourself, you'll know it can be very time consuming and t route do you take, where do you stop and, most importantly, how do you know wh...
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Segwaying through the Vines in Stellenbosch

Off the back of a recent trip to South Africa, Flight Centre Travel Expert James Howe tells us all about his experiences in the country's best-known wine region... With slightly blurry heads – af...
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How I Ate My Way Along South Africa's Garden Route

How could you make one of the world’s most beautiful self-drive routes even better? Stuff it with great food of course. And when you discover the culinary treats that pepper South Africa’s iconic Gard...
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5 Incredible Garden Route Experiences

You might have heard of South Africa’s famed road trip – the Garden Route. For many people this fabled journey represents an uncovering of the natural beauty of South African landscapes between Cape T...
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Why NOW is the Best Time to Book Your South Africa Holiday

South Africa. A country that offers the perfect fusion of wildlife, rich culture, winelands and a compelling history. Intrigued? Well now is the best time to book and plan your trip to this safari sup...
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An Expert’s Guide to Africa

“From mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda to the great migration across the Masai Mara, this part of the world shows nature at its best.” Tom Grapes is a huge advocate for Africa and has worked at ...
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When I Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

When the email dropped into my inbox seeking “intrepid adventurers” to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society, I jumped at the chance. I have wanted to scale Africa’s ...
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A Guide to Whale Watching in South Africa

Annually southern right whales migrate from the freezing feeding grounds of Antarctica to warmer waters, reaching the South African coastline by about June, and staying through to November. During thi...
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The Most Spectacular Views of Cape Town

Very few cities in the world can claim to be more beautiful than Cape Town. Due to it’s geographical position at the southernmost tip of Africa, it would be more fitting to describe Cape Town as the d...
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Rovos Rail: Onboard the World's Most Luxurious Train

‘When you truly love your journey, the destination is just a bonus.’ – Katrina Mayer There’s a hushed elation as we check-in to the private lounge at Cape Town’s railway station, glass of bubbly in ha...
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Incredible Travel Experiences to Add to Your Next Holiday

Wherever your next trip of a lifetime holiday is, make sure you add one of these extra-special travel experiences to your adventure. Because at Flight Centre, we know that it’s the Journey and the des...
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How I Spent a Year in Cape Town

Crowned best-value city break in The Sunday Times Magazine’s Value For Money Awards, Cape Town has more going for it than a cheap Rand. Writer Martha de Lacey sampled its myriad delights during a year...
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