Big Ben & Palace of Westminster
United Kingdom Holidays
For such a compact country, the United Kingdom can offer a great variety of holiday vacations. Here is our travel guide to get the holiday or tour package to the UK.
London is truly an international city and can be considered the capital of theatre, fashion and arts. From London to the England's most historic cities, busy seaside resorts, quaint villages, wild moorlands and gentle countryside its no wonder its a first choice for many travelers. Trips to explore the rich countryside of England, one of the most culturally diverse countries on the planet will always suprise you.
The ruggen beauty of Scotland's sea lochs, islands, glens and highlands co-exist with the sophistication of Georgian Edinburgh and Glasgow's exciting post-industrial reincarnation.
On the otherside of the country you'' find immense beauty in Whales, from its remote mountains, gentle valleys and windswept cliffs to its rejuvenated capital, Cardiff.
For those seeking fun and entertainment, there is a thriving art and cultural scene, not just in London but throughout the other towns and cities, with a huge number of events and festivals. For the family we reccommned LEGOLAND, Alton Towers, Thope Park and Chessington World of Adventures.
South African Passport Holders require visas for UK.
Most days in summer are warm and evening are cool. April to September is a pleasant time to visit when the weather is most hospitable. Chilly winters start from December to February.
The most direct flights to UK are on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, flying non-stop from Cape Town or Johannesburg. Alternatively Emirates offers great fares via Dubai into London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle & Glasgow.
The English are tea addicts and drink the most tea in the world. Tea is usually served with milk, and sugar is also a popular option.
Big Ben is not a clock, nor is it the name of the tower; it's actually the name of the 13-tonne bell. The tower itself is known as the St. Stephen's Tower.
London taxi drivers, or 'black cab' drivers, are all required to pass an exam known as 'The Knowledge', so they have an intimate knowledge of the streets and buildings of London. The exam has been referred to as the 'world's hardest geography exam'.
- The most famous Buckingham Palace
- The Big Ben at the northern end of the Westminster Palace in London
- The Thames River and Cruises
- The London Eye
- The Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire about 2 miles driving from Amesbury and 8 miles drive from Salisbury
- The Madame Tussauds museum that houses the famous Chamber of Horrors
- The Winsor Castle
- Black Pool Pleasure Beach
- The Tower Bridge
- Sea Life London Aquarium
- The British Museum
- Trafalgar Square
- Snowdonia National Park
- Leeds Castle
- Royal Albert Hall
- Chessington World of Adventures
- Resort and Theme Park
- West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
- Ascot Racecourse
- Royal Opera House
- Blenheim Palace situated in Woodstock
- Whipsnade Zoo and Colchester
- Zoological garden in Colchester.
Include a visit Dublin the capital of Ireland, to explore the St Patrick's Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol, Phoenix Park, Christ Church Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse at St. James's Gate Brewery and The National Museum.
Customised and Tailored Packages for the UK & Ireland
Our specialized travel consultants will gladly design or build a trip to the United Kingdom or Ireland from scratch to meet your needs and desires.
We book the cheapest contracted flight deals to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with Emirates or direct flights with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Flights available from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and major airports in Southern Africa.
From a choice of comfortable guesthouses or lodges to luxury hotels, accommodations can be changed to your request. UK & Ireland car rentals can be added to your package for self-drive tours for those looking for a more private tailor-made holiday itinerary or workings trip for business or corporate meetings.
Looking for a more romantic journey or something better suited for honeymooners or weddings? Send us an email and our consultants will respond with an amazing proposal.
For Festivals, Musical Events, Football matches or any special event, Africa Getaway can suggest packaged deals including flights, transport, accommodation and tickets. For annual events such as Oktoberfest, Tommorowland, Ultra and more, we also offer youth packages designed for the budget conscious travellers.