Confessions of your travel expert: Local Travel

13 November 2020

Chances are you're thinking of your next holiday, especially with the December holiday season fast approaching. Here’s what the Flight Centre Travel Experts want you to know about local travel right now.

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While no doubt you desperately want to escape to a tropical island, complete with swaying palm trees and bathwater warm sea, perhaps keep it closer to home this December and instead plan your island holiday for 2021.

Browse Indian Ocean Islands for 2021 here.

For December this year, enjoy exploring South Africa with our Homegrown Holidays collection.

Check out these incredible Homegrown Holidays ideas:

• Visit historic Graaff Reinet
• Camp in the Augrabies Falls National Park
• Road trip to the mountain hamlet of Hogsback
• Glamp in the Kruger National Park
• Explore the Golden Gate National Park, with combos including Bloemfontein and Clarens
• Set off on nine- to ten-night road trips exploring KZN's coastal route from north to south
• Enjoy the ultimate South African road trip experience, exploring the timeless Garden Route
• Discover the Eastern Cape's unspoiled Sunshine Coast
• Experience the Kokerboom Food and Wine Route in the Northern Cape and the national parks of the Northern Cape


Local cruise update

Your local cruise is going to have to wait until 2021. MSC Cruises recently announced that the MSC Opera would no longer operate its scheduled itineraries for the 2020/21 season, a popular favourite with South African cruisegoers.


Enjoy exploring South Africa!

Sure, travel looks a little different than it did pre-pandemic, particularly international holidays, but this is a new world in which we find ourselves.

For now, use the time to plan and book your 2021 getaway or beyond. And enjoy exploring our beautiful country.  Millions of international travellers visit South Africa each year and fall in love with our country. Now is our chance to be re-inspired too!


Travel news & COVID-19 restrictions

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Please note: Although every effort has been made to ensure the information is up to date, information is subject to change at any time. Travel is incredibly fluid at the moment as governments continue to change border entry requirements on a daily if not weekly basis. It is always advisable to consult your Flight Centre Travel Expert for the latest information.