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A Guide to Discovering South Africa's Marine Big 5
When you think of South Africa, often the Big 5 springs to mind; lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards. But if you dive a little deeper, you'll find there is a... Read More »
Cape Town
Exploring Cape Town with Urban Adventures
When you travel, are you somebody who seeks to uncover the authentic side of your destination? To discover the local customs, traditions, people and cuisine and really... Read More »
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A Guide to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
There aren’t many occasions where you are actually excited for an early start in the morning. As a man who values his sleep, I would usually judge anyone that remotely... Read More »
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An Interview with a Safari Park Ranger at Kruger National Park
Ever wondered what it's like to be a safari park ranger? Or just want to know what you can expect when going on safari in South Africa, or more specifically, on safari... Read More »
Stellenbosch
How to Spend a Weekend at Spier Wine Farm, South Africa
South Africa is known for its breathtaking scenery, delectable food and wine, unparalleled wildlife and warm hospitality – so if you’re thinking of heading on... Read More »
Cape Town
Top Things to See and Do in Cape Town's Waterfront
If you’re headed on holiday to South Africa, you’ll no doubt want to spend some time in Cape Town – and if you do – trust us, the Waterfront is where it’s at.... Read More »
World
5 Perfect Winter Holiday Destinations
Dreaming about escaping the rain and cold for somewhere warm and sunny? Look no further than our selection of the top destinations for the perfect winter... Read More »
Africa
7 Unique Things to Do in South Africa
Thought South Africa was just table-shaped mountains and wildlife watching? Think again. South Africa has plenty in the way of quirky/thrilling/fun activities to be had.... Read More »
Cape Town
Top Tips For Exploring Table Mountain.
Of course when you visit Cape Town, South Africa, climbing Table Mountain is more than likely one of the first priorities on your list of things to do. Cape Town is... Read More »
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A Guide to South Africa's Cape Winelands Region
South Africa’s Cape Winelands are like a patchwork quilt of green and autumnal colours, vineyards and craggy russet mountains. The region lies in the Western Cape,... Read More »
Johannesburg
How to Spend a Weekend in Johannesburg
If I say South Africa, you say… Safari? Wine tasting? Penguins?  That’s exactly what came to my mind when I realised I would be stuck in Johannesburg airport... Read More »
World
The Best Places in the World to See Wild Dolphins
Everyone loves dolphins. Their friendly smiles and playful nature fast-tracks them right to the top of many a must-see wildlife bucket list, with dolphin-watching tours... Read More »
World
The Stargazer's Guide to the World
Amid the frenetic day-to-day of work, bills, taxes and meetings, we sometimes forget how insignificant our lives are in the grand scheme of things. All it... Read More »
Africa
A Long Weekend in Cape Town

Huenu Solsona, founder of Cape Town’s Galileo Open Air Cinema, shares her perfect weekend of winelands and waterfronts…

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8 Unforgettable Experiences in Southern Africa

Seasoned Africa visitor Ross Jennings takes us through his favourite eight things to do in southern Africa...

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10 Alternatives to Safari in South Africa
South Africa is well known for its diverse wildlife. Animal enthusiasts from all over the globe jet in to Kruger National Park, armed with monstrously sized cameras,... Read More »
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How to Honeymoon in South Africa
There is one trip you may take in your lifetime that beats any other, the biggest of them all and potentially the most extravagant - your honeymoon. One momentous... Read More »
Africa
Tales from the Road: South Africa
Dutch photographer and photo-blogger Water van Zwienen found history, wildlife and raw beauty in abundance on a dream road trip across South Africa...As a child I... Read More »
World
Around the World In Coffee: the Bucket List
I love lists: Shopping lists, to do lists, gift lists (for other people, not me); I would be lost without them all. Some lists are more serious than others but... Read More »
South Africa
Discovering the Good Life on the Franschhoek Wine Tram
For centuries, men have pondered what exactly is meant by the ‘good life’. I couldn’t even begin to go into the detail that the likes of Plato, Epicurus and... Read More »
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5 Things to Do in Port Elizabeth that You'll Actually Want to Write Home About
I have been visiting my family in Port Elizabeth since I was old enough to get on a plane, filling my days with beach trips and ice creams on the pier, visits to the... Read More »
10 Best Places to Escape the Winter Blues
We all know that winter in the UK can be a bit of a depressing time of year. The fanfare of the festive season is over, the weather is miserable and the dread of another... Read More »
Johannesburg
Hot-Air Ballooning in South Africa
It’s a painful 4:30am when I hear the alarm go off and I immediately forget where I am and what I am doing. Why am I waking up at this time?! Oh yeah, that’s right,... Read More »
World
The World's Most Glamorous Train Journeys
Taking us back to an era when travelling by train was a glamorous affair, these classic rail Journeys encourage us to take it easy and enjoy the... Read More »
South Africa
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... Read More »
South Africa
Garden Route to Paradise: Honeymooning in South Africa and Mauritius
Working for a travel company meant that, when I got engaged, one of the questions I was asked most was “Ooh, where are you going to go on your honeymoon?” Being... Read More »
Kruger National Park
How to Safari in South Africa with 'As Seen from the Sidecar'
Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes are two former Flight Centre Travel Experts attempting to complete the first ever circumnavigation of the globe in a scooter with a... Read More »
World
A Beginner's Guide to the World's Best Wines
The world of wine can be an overwhelming one, but you don't need to be a connoisseur to appreciate the different varietals on a wine-tasting holiday. In fact,... Read More »
Flight Centre’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017
As the year draws to a close, we’ve looked back at Flight Centre’s favourite blog posts from the last 12 months to see what got you travel-obsessed lot clicking this... Read More »
Where to Go in 2018
Once the dust has settled on the Champagne and fireworks, new year can be a gloomy time. It’s cold, it’s continuously dark, and spring feels like a million miles... Read More »
Africa
Things to Know Before You Go to South Africa
With an intoxicating portfolio of diverse landscapes that range from Table Mountain, towering over Cape Town and its craggy coastline, to river deltas, deserts and... Read More »
South Africa
A Fine Vantage: Discovering the Wines of South Africa's Garden Route
Flight Centre’s Tessa Buckman travels along South Africa’s renowned Garden Route, taking in dramatic scenery, wildlife and a glass or two of the good... Read More »
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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... Read More »
Africa
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... Read More »
South Africa
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... Read More »
Africa
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... Read More »
Scotland
Instatraveller: Eric the Globetrotting Stormtrooper
Star Wars may be all the rage right now, but @DarryllJones and his collectible Stormtrooper have been spreading the galaxy love for several years – and all around the... Read More »
Africa
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... Read More »
Where to Go in 2017
It’s that time of year again. You commute to work, it’s dark. You commute home from work, it’s still dark. Your skin feels pale and lifeless, your hot water bottle... Read More »
Africa
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... Read More »
Africa
Rovos Rail: Onboard the World's Most Luxurious Train
‘When you truly love your journey, the destination is just a bonus.’ – Katrina MayerThere’s a hushed elation as we check-in to the private lounge at Cape... Read More »
Africa
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... Read More »
The Best Value Holiday Destinations to Book Now
There may be a cloud hanging over Europe at the moment (physically and metaphorically speaking) but the rest of the world is still offering some fantastic holiday... Read More »
World
Top 3 Luxury Safari Lodges Around the World
Getting up close and personal with nature whilst on holiday can be one of the best experiences in the world, and one you will never forget. Having spied gorillas in... Read More »
South Africa
Discovering the Garden Route and Beyond
One of South Africa's most treasured gems is the beautiful Garden Route, a stretch of lush landscapes reaching along the south shore from Mossel Bay on the Western Cape... Read More »
Africa
My Greatest Journey: An Interview with Monty Halls
Last summer, marine biologist and presenter of BBC2 series Great Barrier Reef, Monty Halls, led an expedition to record the Great Sardine Run in South Africa, a... Read More »
Africa
All Aboard South Africa’s Franschhoek Wine Tram
The Western Cape is easily South Africa’s go-to destination when it comes to culinary and alcoholic delights. The wine route is dotted with beautifully kept vineyards... Read More »
World
5 Alternative Stopovers You (Probably) Haven't Thought Of
Want to make the most of your holiday allowance this year? Why not roll several incredible places into one trip? Delving into the plethora of routes on offer... Read More »
Africa
What to Eat and Drink in Cape Town
This post originally appeared on Flight Centre Australia's blog.Ah, Cape Town. The Rainbow City. Home of the World Cup 2010. A fine city to wear your stretchy pants.... Read More »
Africa
Dos and Don'ts of Visiting South Africa
South Africans are incredibly proud of their country, and for good reason. Of course, once you arrive they’ll have some tips for you to stay safe, but they’re not... Read More »
Africa
17 reasons why you should visit South Africa
South Africa is one of those countries that is, for now, relatively unknown as a tourist destination. The World Cup in 2010 served as its international début and since... Read More »
Africa
What to Wear on a South African Safari Holiday?
This is a guest post from Monica @ The Travel HackIf you would like to see some of the world’s most beautiful animals in their natural habitat and admire South... Read More »
Africa
Top Experiences in South Africa
South Africa is a vast and beautiful country with contrasting landscapes, an incredible culinary scene, world-class beaches and some of the most fascinating wildlife in... Read More »
Africa
Shark Cage Diving in South Africa
As we wound our way along the curving coast from Cape Town to Kleinbaai I almost forgot what I was getting myself into. With the bright blue sea crashing dramatically... Read More »
Africa
What to do on your holiday in South Africa
If you’re travelling to South Africa be prepared for an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re looking for stylish cities, non-stop action, delicious wine tasting... Read More »
Franschhoek
Where to Stay in the South African Winelands
Franschhoek is synonymous the world over with fine wines and high-class dining, but the area is not strictly the preserve of bon vivants, as Jaillan Yehia... Read More »
Cape Town
Should you Bond with Cape Town?
Jailan Yehia explains how Cape Town is a film star - in more ways than you may have known.Cape Town has been going undercover as one of the world’s top 10 filming... Read More »
Kruger National Park
Drive Yourself Hazy at Kruger National Park
In Part 3 of Jaillan Yehia's account of her South African adventure she is taking in the stunning panoramas and meeting the local wildlife at Kruger National Park.Need... Read More »
Cape Town
Where to Stay in Cape Town: Urban Buzz on Adderley Street
In her previous post for us, Jaillan Yehia, shared her recommendations on where to stay for a relaxed beach break in Cape Town. In this post she reveals her tips for... Read More »
Cape Town
Where to Stay in Cape Town: A Beach Break at Bantry Bay
Travel writer Jaillan Yehia spent this winter enjoying the shores and safaris of South Africa. In the first of her series of guest posts on the trip she recommends a... Read More »