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THAILAND KATA BEACH

7 NIGHTS

7 NIGHTS

R9,990

FROM

FROM

BASIC PHUKET

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes & 7 nights’ stay at the 3* Aspery Hotel in Phuket.

PHUKET & PHI PHI

FROM

8 NIGHTS

FROM

R13,690

R14,690

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, internal transfers, breakfast, 4 nights’ stay at the 4* The Old Phuket Hotel in Phuket & 4 nights’ stay at the 3* Krabi Cha Da in Krabi.

PHUKET, KOH SAMUI, BANGKOK

10 NIGHTS

R14,490

FROM

10 NIGHTS

INCLUDES: All flights, airport taxes, breakfast, 7 nights’ stay at the 3* Kata Sea Breeze Resort in Phuket and 3 nights’ stay at the 3* Bangkok Cha-Da in Bangkok.

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FUN FACT THE ENERGY DRINK, RED BULL ORIGINATED IN THAILAND WHERE IT’S KNOWN AS KRATING DAENG.

PHUKET & BANGKOK FROM

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, breakfast & 7 nights’ stay at the 3* Kata Sea Breeze Resort in Phuket.

PHUKET & KRABI

7 NIGHTS

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, all transfers, 5 nights’ stay at the 3* Deevana Patong Resort & Spa in Phuket and 2 nights’ stay at the 3* Bayview Resort on Koh Phi Phi Island.

R10,990

R16,690

INCLUDES: All flights, airport taxes, 5 nights’ stay at 3* Deevana Patong Resort & Spa in Phuket, 3 nights’ stay at 3* Ibis Samui in Koh Samui and 2 nights’ stay at 3* W22 by Burasari in Bangkok.

Terms and conditions apply. Prices correct at time of print.


BALI BALI DELUXE

BASIC BALI

7 NIGHTS

R10,990

FROM

FROM

7 NIGHTS

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes & 7 nights’ stay at the 2* Pop Hotel in Kuta.

R12,490

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, return airport transfers, breakfast & 7 nights’ stay at the 3* Swiss-Belinn Hotel in Legian.

BALI & HONG KONG STOPOVER COMBO

10 NIGHTS

10 NIGHTS

R14,490

FROM

FROM

BEST OF BOTH - BALI KUTA AND UBUD

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, breakfast, 7 nights’ stay at the 4* Rani Hotel & Spa in Kuta and 3 nights’ stay at the 3* Hotel Tjampuhan Spa in Ubud.

R14,990

INCLUDES: All flights, airport taxes, 7 nights’ stay at the 4* Rani Hotel & Spa in Kuta and 3 nights’ at the 4* The CityView in Hong Kong.

BALI DAY TRIPS SUNSET ULUWATU TEMPLE

HALF DAY TOUR FROM

R625

BALI WATERFALLS

FULL DAY TOUR FROM

R1,039

FUN FACT BALI HAS SOME OF THE BEST SURF SPOTS IN THE WORLD!

INCLUDES: • Half day tour with return hotel transfers. • Admire the sunset view perched high above a sea cliff facing the Indian Ocean. • Watch a traditional Kecak Fire Dance performance.

INCLUDES: • Discover the gorgeous Tukad Cepung Waterfall, explore the beauty of Tibumana Waterfall and enjoy the breathtaking of Kanto Lampo Waterfall. • Stop at a coffee plantation.

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AFRICA MOROCCO EGYPT

KENYA TANZANIA

ZIMBABWE MADAGASCAR SOUTH AFRICA

MAURITIUS

7 NIGHTS

7 NIGHTS

R11,490

FROM

FROM

ZANZIBAR

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, breakfast, 7 nights’ stay at the 3* Amaan Bungalow in Zanzibar.

PONTA DO OURO 6 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

FROM

R4,250

TOUR// R1,000 SECURES

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, some meals & some activities. • Enjoy the beaches of southern Mozambique. • Watch the sunset with sundowners at a beach bar.

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R14,290

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes & 7 nights’ stay at the 3* Mon Choisy Beach Resort in Mauritius.

MOROCCO KASBAHS FROM & DESERT R11,159

KRUGER, FALLS AND ZIMBABWE

8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRIES

8 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES

TOUR// R1,000 SECURES

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, transport, some meals, most activities. • Explore the souks of Marrakech. • Visit the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Terms and conditions apply. Prices correct at time of print.

FROM

R16,159

TOUR// R1,000 SECURES

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, transport, some meals, most activities. • Visit the Amazing Kruger National Park and witness the powerful Victoria Falls. • Walk with rhinos at the Matobo National Park.


EUROPE

DENMARK

IRELAND

UK

NETHERLANDS

POLAND GERMANY

BELGIUM CZECH REPUBLIC FRANCE

AUSTRIA HUNGARY

SWITZERLAND

SLOVENIA CROATIA SERBIA ITALY

SPAIN GREECE PORTUGAL SICILY

ISTANBUL 5 NIGHTS

FROM

R13,990

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, breakfast & 5 nights’ stay at the 4* Avicenna Hotel in Istanbul.

PARIS 5 NIGHTS

FROM

R14,990

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, breakfast & 5 nights’ stay at the 2* Hotel Victoria in Paris.

ROME 5 NIGHTS

FROM

R17,490

INCLUDES: Return flights, airport taxes, breakfast & 5 nights stay’ at the 4* Hotel Romanico Palace in Rome.

DAY TRIPS ROME HIGHLIGHTS & HIDDEN GEMS

FROM

R869

INCLUDES: Visit the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and much more of the best attractions Rome has to offer!

DISNEYLAND PARIS

FROM

R1,090

INCLUDES: This ticket provides admission to EITHER the Disneyland Park OR the Walt Disney Studios Park for one day.

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ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

FROM

R1,549

INCLUDES: Visit St. Sofia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Süleymaniye Mosque.

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G ADVENTURES

TOUR// R1,000 SECURES

CAMBODIA GOLDEN TRIANGLE EXPERIENCE FROM

9 DAY TOUR ||31COUNTRIES 8 COUNTRY

R12,019 R9,499

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, transport, some meals & most activities • Wander around modern and ancient Delhi and revel in the magnificence of the Taj Mahal & more.

CAMBODIA EXPERIENCE R12,019

CLASSIC VIETNAM 10 DAY TOUR | 1 COUNTRY FROM

FROM

9 DAY TOUR | 3 COUNTRIES

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, transport, some meals, most activities. • E xplore Angkor Wat, take a boat cruise on the Mekong Delta, enjoy a local meal in Siem Reap & more.

R14,799

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, transport, some meals, most activities. • Delve into the Cu Chi tunnels, explore Ho Chi Minh City, sail Halong Bay & more.

EGYPT DESERT EXPLORER FROM

8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

R10,519

INCLUDES: • Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. • Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. • Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak.

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EUROPE TOURS

TOUR// R1,000 SECURES

SAIL TURKEY

4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

R4,000

FROM

FROM

OCTOBERFEST

INCLUDES: • Dress up in dirndl and lederhosen, learn to play beer hall games. • Sing along with the locals in the beer tents, enjoy a foolish amount of amusement rides.

R7,500

INCLUDES: • Swim in crystal-clear waters, dine on traditional dishes, party in Smugglers Cove. • Visit the Butterfly Valley, go snorkelling and diving, relax on Turkey’s best beaches.

SPAIN & PORTUGAL

4 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

8 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES

R6,500

FROM

FROM

IBIZA BLAST

INCLUDES: • Hit up a sunset boat party and a pub crawl. • Party it up at an Ibiza pool party & opt in to visit the Old Town.

ULTRA EUROPE

INCLUDES: • Opt-in to museum-hop in Spain, explore historic Salamanca, enjoy an orientation walk in Porto. • Wine-bar hop in Porto, meander the Alfama District and soak up Lisbon’s music scene.

EUROPE IN ONE WEEK

5 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY

R10,750

JUST LAUNCHED

8 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES FROM

FROM

R11,500

INCLUDES: • Start your trip off with an Ultra Warm Up party. • Dance the night away at one of Europe’s biggest parties. • Swim in the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

R16,325

INCLUDES: • Accommodation, transport, some meals, most activities. • Opt to explore Amsterdam from the canals, spend 2 nights in the Swiss Alps, enjoy a 3-course meal in Paris and more.

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WE KNOW BECAUSE WE GO

Ariel Mwamba

A TRAVEL EXPERT FROM OUR ROSEBANK STORE SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE OF THAILAND WITH STA TRAVEL. Thailand is high on the list of many travellers, and for good reason. Not only are there endless opportunities for adventure, but it’s affordable, whatever your travel style. So, let’s jump right in and discover what makes this Southeast Asia jewel so popular.

PHUKET

KRABI ADVENTURES AND UNTOUCHED ISLANDS

BEACHES, BIKINIS AND BANGLA ROAD

One of the most visited destinations in Thailand, Phuket pretty much has it all. If islands are your thing, there are plenty nearby, making it the perfect base. It’s also a great place to immerse yourself in the Thai culture. But what Phuket is really known for is its banging nightlife. Feel like going wild? Head to Bangla Road, a famous party street, then treat yourself to a Thai massage the morning after (prices are super affordable, but always negotiate…wink!)

Krabi is the ultimate Thai beach destination, with powdery white sand and rocky backdrops popular with rock climbers. But it’s also what I would say is untouched Thailand. There are plenty of islands on the southwest coast waiting to be explored, and the best part is, they’re a lot quieter than the other big ones. Visit Ko Hong Island for some of the best snorkelling spots, and Chicken Island is worth a visit because of its name alone! But that’s not all, because from Krabi you can easily access Koh Phi Phi Island by ferry. Head there for local markets, cool beach vibes and Pinterest-style pictures from any viewpoint.

YOUR IN BETWEENS

BANGKOK

CHIANG MAI AND KOH SAMUI

LOCAL TOURS MORE PARTY STREETS AND SHOPPING

Bangkok is Thailand’s major business hub with high rise buildings, high-speed trains and heavy traffic, but don’t worry, it’s got plenty going on for the curious traveller. Day time is for touring. Visit famous Buddhist temples, like Wat Arun and Wat Pho. Or if you’re all about that adrenalin, experience the city on a bike tour. When night falls, let off some steam at Khao San road, known by every traveller for being party central. Think pumping music, busy bars and delicious street food. Don’t leave Bangkok without shopping to your heart’s content at the mega MBK Mall or head to Chinatown to shop the local souvenirs for those back home.

Apart from Phuket, Bangkok and Krabi, there are so many more worthwhile stops to consider adding to your Thailand trip, include Chiang Mai and Koh Samui. Chiang Mai is ideal for those seeking a quiet place in the city during the day and relaxing in the evening with things like night markets and live music. Chiang Mai is also the place for elephant lovers. There are plenty of tours you can do to one of the many elephant sanctuaries for the chance to feed, wash and play with the gentle giants. Just be sure to be responsible and choose an ethical tour – one that doesn’t let you ride the elephants. They’re not supposed to be ridden like a horse, and it’s definitely not fun for them! Koh Samui, on the other hand, is the perfect beachy honeymoon destination – both exotic and secluded but is also the access point to Koh Phangan, an island well renowned for its festivities and monthly full moon parties.

NOT SURE WHY I EVER CAME BACK... - ARIEL MWAMBA 10


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