Idyllic Holiday Destinations

Great holidays are about going to incredible places and doing wonderful things.

To think about doing wonderful things, take a look at our 'Experiences' tab.

To look for wonderful places, start here!

You probably have some ideas about where you want to go, and that is the most important starting point, but whether you do or not, we are here to understand what you are looking for and to help you find it.

 We have fifty years of in depth experience in Southern Africa and have traveled widely in the rest of the areas that we specialise in. We also have access to the best experts and the best operators in the industry to fill any gaps in our own knowledge.

To have a no-obligation chat about where you want to go, put in an enquiry and we will get back to you!

Idyllic Destinations

We have showcased some of the places we know best and love the most.

Southern Africa

Southern Africa, with Cape Town, one of the world's most loved destinations, with fantastic landscapes of mountains, deserts, bush and forests, with some of the best safaris in the world to be had in several different countries, with magnificent beaches and with fascinating history and prehistory, truly has lots for everyone.

East Africa

East Africa is the traditional safari destination, and still an outstanding one. As well as what you can find in Southern Africa there are incredible primates to be seen in east Africa. And of course there are still more beaches in idyllic Zanzibar.

The Indian Ocean Islands

The Indian Ocean islands rival any beach destination anywhere in the world for sheer beauty, for the luxury, service and wealth of activities available. And don't forget the unique natural paradise of Madagascar and the French gem of Reunion.


Whether as a stopover en route to somewhere else or as a destination on their own, Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi offer a fascinating insight into what can be achieved with almost unlimited resources of oil wealth and ingenuity. They also offer great beaches and fun things to do.

Other Places and Combinations

There is no reason why we should not put together a holiday that combines these destinations, or in fact combines them with others. We have access to all the information, all the expertise and all the suppliers to put together a holiday anywhere in the world, so if there is anywhere you want to go that is not on these pages, just ask us about it.

Long Haul Flights And Carbon Footprint

Many of our customers are very concerned about the impact of long haul flights on global warming. We are too.

But we also know that the economies and the ecologies of the places we fly to really need tourists. If we all stop flying millions of people will lose their jobs. Communities will face catastrophic poverty. The protection of natural wild places and will animals will break down and the consequences for the loss of animal and bird species will be unimaginable. On the other hand, we can and do offset the impact of carbon generated by long haul flights by tree planting and other carbon offset projects.

We work with our suppliers, wherever possible, to see that long haul flight carbon emissions are offset. If you would like more information on this please ask us.

We would love to help you plan and experience the holiday of a lifetime.

Enquire now to start the process!

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Why Choose Us?
 We are a family-owned, UK based local business.
 You will deal with one travel consultant from your first call until the end of your holiday.
 The advice you get will be independent and impartial.
 We have in-depth personal knowledge of many of our destinations.
 Your consultant will give you a totally bespoke service and will be available at any time.
 Through The Hays Travel Independence Group we have access to more than 500 of the world's best holiday providers.
 Our prices are competitive with what you can get online.
 We are passionate about responsible and sustainable tourism.
 All holidays are ABTA & ATOL protected.

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