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Top Travel Movies to Quiet the Wanderlust in You

From classic to contemporary, movies have a way of transporting us to distant lands, if only for a short time. With travel still such an uncertainty, these are still some of the best ones to watch when the wanderlust becomes too much.

Roman Holiday

This 1953 black and white classic has it all. It stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn and it’s a love story based in Rome. Who could ask for more?

Explore the city’s best sights as this mismatched pair, a journalist and a princess discover the joys of an undercover Roman holiday after an accidental meeting. 

The Endless Summer 

Appropriately, this 1966 movie was filmed in South Africa, Hawaii, and New Zealand. It follows the adventures of a band of brothers touring the world in search of their ‘big break’.

Huge waves, panoramic shots, and skilled surfing make this movie well worth watching.

Out of Africa

This classic 1985 movie, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, has become synonymous with Kenya. The tale centres on a baroness trapped in a loveless marriage who falls for a dashing big game hunter while living in Africa.

Most of the action takes place in the UK and Kenya. Their love affair might be doomed, but the epic shots of the Mara savannah will burn themselves into your memory for ever. 

Withnail & I 

For something completely different, take a trip with two hard-drinking unemployed actors who find themselves “on holiday by mistake”. There’s nothing like a classic 1987 cult comedy littered with scenic snaps of the Cumbrian countryside and self-created drama to lift your spirits during a stay-at-home day.

Into the Wild 

For a different kind of wild, this 2007 movie heads to the desolate expanses of Alaska. This biographical tale is based on the disappearance of Christopher McCandless.

The gist of the tale’s a little depressing but you can’t deny the stunning landscapes revealed in this gorgeous showcase featuring the Colorado River, the turbulent Pacific, and epic snowy peaks.

Under the Tuscan Sun

If you loved Eat, Pray, Love, put this 2003 film on your to-watch list. The action centres on a woman who buys a villa in Italy after her marriage fails, with a side of glorious scenery from the Amalfi Coast.

Don’t Just Dream It

While you’re all fired up with tales from faraway places thanks to these top travel movies, give some thought to your next South African escape.

Cape Town’s here for you as soon as the travel restrictions let up. We’re ready when you are, so get in touch to book your accommodation as soon as you can.

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