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 stressful.What route do you take, where do you stop and, most importantly, how do you know which hotels to use? After all, it can really take … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 by Chris Steel

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 – after being wined and dined in Stellenbosch the night before – … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

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 Garden Route, you’ll quickly see how this spectacular region could be … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 by Chris Steel

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 Town and Port Elizabeth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 by Chris Steel

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 superpower; we chatted to our Africa Expert Tom Grapes to … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

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 Flight Centre for four years. He has … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

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 highest mountain for as long as I can remember and I signed up … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 by Tessa Watkins

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 this time the waters teem with these majestic animals as they mate, calf and rear … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 by Dawn Jorgensen

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 dazzling ruby slippers of the continent rather … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 by Tom Grapes

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 hand, a duo offering the perfect accompaniment of softly played … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 by Dawn Jorgensen