Travel Channel

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 06 Oct 1995


Travel Channel is an American-owned, British satellite television channel transmitting 24 hours a day across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific which offers high quality programming for the business and leisure traveller.

It is owned Scripps Networks Interactive, a developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and digital.


DStv: Channel 179
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus


576i, 16:9 (SDTV)


Launched in the UK in 1994, Travel Channel was one of the 17 original channels offered by MultiChoice when the DStv satellite service launched in South Africa on 6 October, 1995.

Travel Channel presents a unique perspective on the travel experience. Programmes transport viewers around the globe, from luxury getaways and culinary quests, from backpacking adventures to epic journeys.

The channel's core programming includes programmes like Off Limits, Bizarre Foods America, Destination Weddings, Globe Trekker, Bert the Conqueror and World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides.

Latest Updated Shows

The Ultimate Braai Master

Genre: Food, Reality Competition
Channel: SABC3, eExtra,, Travel Channel
Summary: Teams of two contestants each take part in a culinary adventure as they compete for a variety of prizes and the title of Ultimate Braai Master.
Starring: Justin Bonello, Bertus Basson, Marthinus Ferreira

Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 26 May

26 May 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons | 1 comment
Travel Channel visits The Alaska Triangle and Stacey Dooley Investigates ISIS Brides on BBC Brit.

New on TV today: Tuesday 19 May

19 May 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Nat Geo is Saving Notre Dame, Travel becomes a Ghost Nation and HGTV buys you a 100 Day Dream Home.

New on TV today: Thursday 16 April

16 Apr 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Republiek van Zoid Afrika returns to kykNET and These Woods Are Haunted again on Travel Channel.


New on TV today: Sunday 7 June

SABC3 counts down The Greatest Person of the Century and The Pale Horse rides onto BBC First.

New on TV today: Saturday 6 June

Two songwriting reality shows start tonight: Songland on SABC3 and The Launch on SABC1.

Hindi simulcast back on Star Life for first run series

The mystery of the channel's missing dual audio soundtrack has been solved.

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Hadad has a revelation but it leads to anger, frustration and questions.

New on TV today: Friday 5 June

This Is Fate returns to Zee World as CuriosityStream examines Today in Africa.

SABC1's Sunday night Mzansi movie line-up - June 2020

The channel marks Youth Month with a Sunday festival of these four local fliks...

The Way To Paradise 2 Teasers - July 2020

Diabla escapes! Also, Hilda gets put into a mind hospital.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - July 2020

Smanga makes an unexpected announcement to the board.

New on TV today: Thursday 4 June

Harvey Weinstein takes centre stage on IDx and American Soul croons its way back to BET.

Power, wealth and race in the spotlight in SABC2's novela Side by Side

Two episodes air a week as two women stand by side-by-side for freedom and equality.


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