Your Guide to Holiday Travel in 2021

21 December 2021
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Holiday planning in 2021 is different to any year we have seen before. Even if you had an unlimited budget, there are so many restrictions in place as the world plans around COVID-19, PCR testing, quarantines and vaccine rollouts. So where do you even consider going? 

With the pandemic in play, its different strokes for different folks. Some travellers will want to stay close to home, but others are certainly already raring to travel to distant shores. 

Keep it local

For those wanting to stay local, there is an abundance of choices! As of 2021, there are ten World Heritage Sites in South Africa… They say the world is your oyster, but we like to say South Africa is your oyster! From the phenomenal ecosystems of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in Northern KZN to the layered history of Robben island and the historical rock paintings of the Drakensberg, there really is so much on offer.  

Best road trips to take from Cape Town, Jozi and Durbs - Drakensberg

Why not be a tourist in your own country for 2021? Never visited Table Mountain, never experienced the thrill of being on a live game drive, never swam in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean…its all at your fingertips! To top it all off, our local hotels and lodges are offering fantastic discounts to South African residents.  

Why not get that South African Bucket list going – you will be surprised at how much there is to do! Or why not ask one of our travel experts to guide you? Go stargazing in the Great Karoo, sleep in a luxury cave room in the Drakensberg or in bridge hotel in the Kruger Park… the list is endless. 

Kruger Park Self Drive Holiday - zebra

Travel obsessed and need to get on that plane?

If you are itching to goverseas in 2021, you will need to do some planning. With different countries travel regulations being updated daily, it’s hard to keep track on where South Africans can and can’t travel to. You will also need to consider PCR testing and the possibilities of quarantine. 

Self-catering holiday health and safety checklist

It’s best to chat to one of our travel experts as they are up to date with everything and can also guide you with choosing a holiday package with flexible booking conditions. If you are wanting to travel soon, both Zanzibar and the Maldives are fabulous beach destinations for you to relax and unwind and are currently open to us (and are just a short flight from Johannesburg).  

We can guide you with which resorts offer testing facilities for your COVID testing before your return and make you aware of any other nitty gritty details you need to be aware of. MozambiqueVictoria FallsBotswana and Namibia are also great options a little closer to home that offer incredible experiences. We are as eager as you are, to be able to travel the world again. 

Victoria Falls as a Family - Pentravel

Stay safe fellow travellers, we can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure! 

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