South Africa

Trailfinders has a week-long escape to the Eastern Cape for £1,169 per person, including Turkish Airlines flights from Heathrow via Istanbul to Cape Town, with the first three nights at the Pepper Club Hotel (room only). After that, there are two nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge near Plettenberg Bay (also room only), and two nights at the Rippon's Safari Lodge, with game drives and full board. Six days' car hire is included for the first portion of the trip, with domestic Comair flights and transfers elsewhere. Travel dates are 1 May to 30 September (


Journeys of Distinction has an early booking offer on its "Light Collection" tours until tomorrow. It includes the 11-day "Colours of Cuba" itinerary for £1,595 per person, which departs on 3 November with Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick. The trip includes hotels, most meals, transport, guides and sightseeing in Havana, Viñales, the Unesco Biosphere Reserve of Las Terrazas, and the cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad (


If you want to visit this Balearic beauty before the parties start, easyJet Holidays has a seven-night stay at the Sirenis Seaview Country Club, just outside San Antonio, for £283 per person. The deal includes all-inclusive board and flights from Stansted on 10 May (

Europe by car

BA has two enticing fly-drive holidays with flights and a week's car hire (not accommodation). Depart Heathrow for Pisa on 25 May for £149 per person, or fly Gatwick to Nice on 30 June for France's glittering southern shore for £169 per person. Book by 24 May (