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Welcome to a world of enchanting landscapes, historical marvels, and vibrant culture that the United Kingdom offers! From the bustling streets of London with its iconic landmarks, the rugged beauty of Scotland, the rolling hills of Wales, to the captivating charm of Ireland, each destination promises an unforgettable holiday experience. Whether you're drawn to the allure of grand sporting events or the peaceful countryside, the UK has something special for everyone. At Pentravel, we're thrilled to bring you exclusive holiday packages that include the best of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Discover the rich tapestry of traditions, breathtaking scenery, and the exuberant spirit of the British Isles with us. Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? 🎩👑💂

Travel to the United Kingdom

For an entirely different experience, add on a holiday to Scotland and discover a mystical land of rugged mountain peaks, misty lochs, whisky and bagpipes. 

The beauty of a holiday in the United Kingdom is that wherever you go, there’s always a local pub waiting to welcome you. The pub isn't just a place to drink beer. The great British pub is the very centre of community life in towns across the UK, and the place where you’ll find locals sharing tall tales over a frothy pint or tucking into a hearty pub meal. Browse our UK holiday packages below.

Top Activities in the United Kingdom 

  • Visit London: Explore this ancient city, enjoying sightseeing highlights (and shopping!) on almost every corner.
  • Buckingham Palace: Gawk at the impressive London residence of the Queen and catch the legendary Changing of the Guard.
  • Big Ben: See the iconic clock tower attached to the Palace of Westminster.
  • Stonehenge: A prehistoric circle of standing stones and a monument shrouded in myths and legends.
  • Lake District: This beautiful district is home to 12 large lakes and countless things to do.
  • The Cotswolds: Picturesque villages, churches and stately homes set among rolling hills.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare, including the Globe Theatre, where many of his plays were originally performed.
  • Scottish Highlands: Marvel at mountains, glens and mysterious lochs in this natural wilderness.
  • Loch Ness: Discover the folklore home of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

The UK might be a small country but it is densely packed with tourist attractions — plan your sightseeing itinerary before you go.

Some of the world's finest museums and art galleries are found in London — choose 1 or 2 to visit and save the rest for your return.

London comes alive at night — watch a world-famous West End show, dine at a Michelin starred restaurant or go clubbing at the Ministry of Sound.

Explore London’s unique neighbourhoods — Notting Hill for the Portobello Road antique market, Wimbledon for tennis, Little Venice for scenic canals and the East End for the Columbia Road flower market.

Pop into a pub for a pint of lager and a taste of local life.

Due to its history as an Empire, England is one of the most diverse countries on earth, so you’ll have no trouble finding food from all far-flung corners of the globe, but do try traditional British fare like fish ‘n chips or bangers ‘n mash.

United Kingdom travel is a great way to experience everything that this beautiful country has to offer. From its stunning countryside and picturesque villages, to its lively cities and interesting history, there is something for everyone in the UK. 

There are many things to consider when planning a trip to the United Kingdom, but one of the most important factors is the time of year that you visit. The weather in the UK can be unpredictable, and certain times of year are better for specific activities. For example, if you want to experience the best of the British countryside, then spring or summer is the ideal time to visit. However, if you're more interested in exploring the vibrant cities, then autumn or winter might be better suited to your needs. 

Another essential thing to consider is the flight duration from South Africa to the UK. Depending on where you are travelling from, this can range from around eleven hours to over nineteen hours. This is something that you will need to factor into your travel plans, as it can impact how much time you have to explore the UK. 

Finally, you need to consider the cost of travel in the United Kingdom. While it is certainly possible to find affordable accommodation and transport options, there are also some very luxurious options available if you are willing to spend a bit more money. Ultimately, the cost of your trip will depend on your personal preferences and budget. 

Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing holiday, the United Kingdom has something to offer everyone. So start planning your trip today and experience all that this incredible country has to offer! 

  • Visa Information: South African passport holders do require a visa to enter the UK, which can be applied for through TLS in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. A tourist visa is normally issued for up to 6 months, but longer visas can be requested. 
  • Plug Types: The United Kingdom uses Type G electrical plugs. Type G plugs have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. The standard voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz. It's recommended to carry suitable adaptors if your devices use different plug types. 
  • Currency: The official currency of the United Kingdom is the British Pound Sterling (GBP). Currency exchange facilities are readily available at airports, banks, and exchange offices. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in the UK. 
  • Time Zone: The United Kingdom is in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) zone during standard time, which is UTC+0. During daylight saving time (British Summer Time - BST), which typically starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October, the time zone is UTC+1. That makes it 1 hour behind SA in summer, and 2 hours behind SA in winter. 
  • Languages: English is the official language of the United Kingdom, and it is widely spoken and understood throughout the country. In Wales, both English and Welsh are official languages, and in Scotland, Scots Gaelic is also recognised. 
  • Cultural Highlights: The UK is rich in cultural heritage. Explore historic sites like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Stonehenge. Visit world-class museums and galleries in London, such as the British Museum and the Tate Modern. 
  • Transportation: The UK has an extensive and efficient public transportation system, including trains, buses, and the London Underground. Renting a car is also a popular option for exploring rural areas.

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