Who we are

Founded in 1999 in Sweden, Travelstart started up in South Africa in 2006 to focus on the emerging market opportunity. In addition to its technology platform which meets the need of travel bookers on mobile and desktop devices, Travelstart prides itself on delivering an exceptional service experience to its customers.

Travelstart is Africa's leading online travel agency. Based in sunny Cape Town, we have offices across Africa and the Middle East where hundreds of Travelstarters are dedicated to rocking your travel world. We want our customers to spend less time planning their travels and more time on holiday using our simple online booking platform.

Travelstart provides travelers with real-time access to thousands of flights from all carriers and serves 2 million monthly users in 16 countries. Travelstart has offices in Cape Town, Dubai, Istanbul, Lagos, Cairo and Dar es Salaam.

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What we offer

Stop wasting time trawling the internet and start travelling! Travelstart is your one-stop online travel shop.

Find awesome domestic and international flight deals, make hotel reservations anywhere in the world, and book vehicle hire from leading car rental agencies.

We offer something for every traveler's budget.

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What’s great about us

Travelstart is making planning your dream trips simple and fun again. Head over to to search, compare and book the cheapest flight deals with the best airlines, using multiple payment methods.

Fly in with one airline, and out with another and save big.

Take out comprehensive travel insurance or browse through any of our travel products at your leisure.

Booking travel has never been so simple.

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