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Fly with SAA and you could win a share of R25 000 in cash!

1 x R10 000 and 3 x R5 000 cash prizes up for grabs


Here’s why you need to cruise the Mediterranean in 2018

Hint: it's about making a dream holiday come true

South Africa’s Forest Gump turns soul-searching trek into TV show

Erns Grundling was depressed. He was burnt out, overweight, unfit, injured and had recently had an unexpected break-up. Then he walked the Camino...

Unpacking your Christmas traditions

Why do we put up a Christmas tree? What is the origin of the Christmas cracker? And what is Boxing Day about anyway?

Top cocktail spots for your South African summer holiday

Sun, sand, sea... and sundowners. 'Tis the time to relax with a cocktail in hand.

Local Travel

No place like home: 10 reasons to travel SA this summer

Overseas travel is a must-do. Border hopping’s a blast. But when it comes to South Africa, there really is no place like home. Image © Alan van Gysen

Local Travel

5 markets to browse this summer

Summer’s here: time to get away from the strip-lighting of shopping malls and hit laid-back markets.

What to pack for a cruise

Cruise experts share the must-have items for the perfect cruise holiday.

12 quirky Christmas customs from around the world

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Depending where in the world you are, that may involve a Christmas carp, hiding brooms from witches or child-eating troll helpers…

The fantastic four: epic trips to ring in 2018

Greece, Italy, Brazil or a family holiday to Walt Disney World? Take your pick.

Virgin’s Premium Economy: the Goldilocks of flying

You’ve graduated from economy class, but business class is still out of your league. Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy class may be just the right fit for you.

8 #NoRegrets travel styles to create Instagram envy

From laid-back exploring to high energy trips and festivals, Contiki has a European touring style for every young traveller.

Solo travel meets guided tour: a new style of youth travel

Contiki has introduced a new touring style that combines the time and cost effectiveness benefits of a guided tour and the flexibility of solo travel.

7 ways to stop travel fraudsters ruining your holiday

When you’ve scrimped and saved for a dream holiday, the last thing you want is to have your trip cut short by cons.

How to make your travel rand go further

By Rebekah Funk We live in a time when an overnight change of finance minsters can reduce a dream overseas holiday to a no-frills alternative.

4 reasons you need to cross the Northern Lights off your bucket list this year

There has never been a better time to see one of Mother Nature’s ultimate shows: the spectacular aurora borealis – or Northern Lights.

Surf, climb, fly, eat, explore… there’s more to Mauritius than the beaches

We chatted to Mauritian locals and those who have travelled to the island often about things you absolutely have to try if you visit Mauritius.

Kick-start your 2018 travels with 30% off your Contiki trip

Looking to escape to a cosy continent where you can boat through the canals of Venice, see Paris from the Eiffel Tower, wander through the Swiss Alps??

Eight tips for buying foreign exchange

Factoring buying foreign currency into your travel planning will not only save you valuable time but will also help your travel rands go far.

Why your next holiday should be a cruise

With the rand how it is, more and more South Africans are turning to inclusive and package holidays to get the best value for money holiday.

Travel with peace of mind - choose an ASATA member

What's important is that you approach travel with the same caution you would use when buying any large product or service.

Pregnant Fliers' Checklist

Start by having an ultrasound to confirm you’re having a normal (low-risk) pregnancy – if you haven't done this already.

6 jaw-dropping sights that will make Morocco top of your bucket list

A mass influx of those looking to “tune in and drop out” put Morocco at the top of the bucket list of every self-respecting hippy in the ’60 and ‘70s...

Care about your travel footprint? These are the most environmentally sustainable countries to visit in 2017

With some estimates putting the number of people who will travel the globe this year at 1.2 billion, it's a good time to choose your destination wisely.

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