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Luggage Allowance

Tracey Campbell - February 3, 2015

If you are like me, I never really give any major thought to my hand luggage when packing for a trip. I throw my Kindle, my purse, some mints and a lipstick in a bag, hoist it onto my shoulder, and walk onto the aircraft. It always makes me smile as I am sitting in […] Read More


Travel Butlers Is Recognised As Gold Trusted Merchant

Paul Campbell - January 30, 2015

We are delighted to report that Travel Butlers has received the highest possible award of Gold Trusted Merchant by Feefo, the independent customer review site. The Trusted Merchant scheme is designed to recognise companies that give excellent service to their customers and is based on independent customer reviews compiled by Feefo.   The Gold Trusted Merchant […] Read More


UNIVISA Launched Today

Tracey Campbell - November 28, 2014

Today, Friday 28th November, sees the launch of the new tourist Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA – but let’s just call it the UNIVISA for ease! I must say, the team at Travel Butlers are very excited about this. The UNIVISA is a comon tourist visa, which during its pilot launch (lasting 6 […] Read More


Seeing the Wild Dogs of Africa

Tracey Campbell - November 19, 2014

The African wild dog, or the Painted Dog as it is also called, is now unfortunately one of Africa’s endangered species. Changing habitats and disease have caused the population to drop rapidly, and it is estimated that there are now only between 3,000 and 5,000 left in the wild. Unlike their domestic doggy cousins, the […] Read More


Ebola Outbreak: Should I Cancel My Trip To Africa?

Paul Campbell - October 31, 2014

Following the very moving Ebola appeal that was aired on all major TV channels in the UK last night, we have been contacted by a number of clients asking the same questions: should I cancel my trip to Africa? It is easy to understand the worry and distress that the Ebola coverage is causing in […] Read More


The Ebola Outbreak: Is It Still Safe To Go To Africa?

Paul Campbell - August 7, 2014

Given the alarming coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it is not surprising that we have had a number of people asking if it is safe to travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and other destinations in Eastern and Southern Africa. The short answer is ‘yes – you can still safely travel […] Read More


Travel Butlers Reports Boom in South Africa Holiday Sales

Paul Campbell - February 6, 2014

The current strength of the pound against the South African Rand has helped drive record sales of holidays to South Africa in January 2014, with many people also taking advantage of the exchange rates and special offers to book more expensive hotels than they night otherwise treat themselves to. It is probably easier to see […] Read More


Travel Butlers’ Top 5 Travel Destinations For 2014

Paul Campbell - December 31, 2013

Every nook and cranny of Africa is packed with magic, from coast to coast and corner to corner. It’s totally timeless and full of eye-opening, heart-warming surprises at every turn. On safari in Africa, you’ll be a tiny presence in a land that’s larger than life, dwarfed by vast plains, mist-shrouded mountains, thundering falls and […] Read More


Cuteness in the Cape

Tracey Campbell - November 6, 2013

We have had the Royal birth, we have just had the Royal christening – but these 2 significant events have been royally topped with the recent news from our friends at Pumba Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Not one, not 2 but THREE pure white lion cubs have been born! The mother, Nomathemba, who […] Read More


Blackwater Tubing in Tsitsikamma

Tracey Campbell - October 30, 2013

Tsitsikamma is known as the Garden Route’s ‘adventure playground’ and for adrenelin junkies, there is yet another activity to add to the adrenelin-pumping list that already includes bungee jumping and tree top canopy tours. How do you fancy a blackwater tubing river adventure trip? Just about to be launched on Friday by Tsitsikamma Black Water […] Read More