Top Travel is a South African travel series produced by Tswelopele Productions as a sister show to the SABC3 magazine show Top Billing, which finds rare and exotic locations to showcase from the perspective of what would make them interesting to South Africans.
The first season was hosted by five Top Billing presenters - Janez Vermeiren, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Michael Mol and Nico Panagio - as well as newcomer Angelique Schoeman. After the first season, Janez and Jeannie D became the sole hosts.
Top Travel premiered on SABC3 on Saturday 6 September 2008, at 18h00. It later aired on DStv's Travel Channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Top Travel is a weekly around-the-world experience. Each episode is themed, covering the top locations in that category.
These range from the top deserts and top places to have high tea, to the top golf courses, ski resorts, diving destinations, spas, hotels, nature reserves, train journeys, gardens, whiskies, wines and the most tropical islands.
Top Travel viewers stand the chance to win 26 weekly holidays that will be aligned to the episodes' weekly themes.
Throughout the series there will be clues to win the grand travel prize: a Business Class trip for two to experience the Seven Wonders of the World.
Season 1 (26 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 6 Sep 2008 | Finale: 28 Feb 2009 | Sat, 18h00
Channel: Travel Channel | Premiere: 13 Apr 2010 | Finale: 5 Oct 2010 | Tue, 20h30
Season 2 (26 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 7 Oct 2009 | Finale: 31 Mar 2010 | Wed, 20h00
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 18 Sep 2013 | Finale: 5 Mar 2014 | Wed, 20h00