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  • Family on board an MSC Sinfonia cruise from Cape TownSinfonia cruise was our first

    An awesome experience on our first ever cruise on the MSC Sinfonia.

  • SAA plane from the boarding stairs looking at the tailfin Missing Shoe on SAA PE Flight

    In a first, a passenger walks off his flight with only one shoe after some shenanigans from the EP cricket team.

    A happy Mango Airlines passenger poses with plane tickets and their in-flight magazine

    Attentive, helpful Mango Staff

    On her Cape Town to PE flight, Ilse found the "hostesses on board were most attentive, helpful and efficient." Great to hear an upbeat review.

    posing in front of a Mango Airlines plane

    SA Express gets 5/5

    SA Express Airlines has received another 5/5 rating from a reader, making it is the best rated airline in South Africa with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.

Cheap Flights, Car Hire and Cruises

  • Kulula AirlinesFirst Flight with Kulula from Durban to JHB

    Remember your first flight? Firoza wrote to tell us how she caught her first flight ever with Kulula Airlines from DUR to JHB: "There were a few moments when I was really scared that the plane would just fall down" - her first time flying and her first time ever going on a holiday.

  • posing in front of a Mango Airlines planeMango brings Joy to Birthday Celebrations

    Dawn wrote to tell us how Mango Airlines helped her celebrate her birthday by giving her the window of her choice : ‘Window please, so I can see Table Mountain as I approach home’. Mango is the only airline offering in-flight wifi, and she took advantage of that to catch up with her email on the last leg of her flight.

                Increased capacity on SAA flights to Mumbai
                South African Airways is increasing its capacity on the JNB-BOM flight route - from the 1st of September it's switching its metal to A340-300s.

                Comair renews Travelport Agreement
                Comair & Travelport have renewed their agreement whereby Travelport can show Comair fares on their systems.

                Mango June 2014 Flight Deals
                With the public & school holidays in June, it's easy to choose the wrong dates to fly & be nailed on airfares. Here's a synopsis to help you navigate the month.

                Q&A with pilot Simon Burnham
                Ever wondered what it's like to train and work as a pilot. Here's a Q&A with Simon Burnham, who traveled from the UK to South Africa to do get in the flight hours to obtain his pilot's licence.

                Cheapest Cruises per Month
                Here are the cheapest cruises in each month of the year for 2014.

                SA Express discontinues CPT Routes
                SAX have quit flying the Cape Town to Maputo & Cape Town to Windhoek flight routes, citing sustainability.

                FlySafair Licence Approved
                It's been reported that FlySafair have had their new licence application approved. Last year the court placed their licence under review.

                Mango Happy Days Sale
                Mango Airlines are running a happy days sale. Plus info on South African Airways promo code to discount flights to London by 5% & Fastjet's switch to midnight flights: Ow-wooo oooo

                Tandem Paragliding video in Cape Town
                If you don't mind heights then a tandem paragliding flight is a must-do on your trip to Cape Town.

                East London Easter Weekend Car Hire
                Hire a BMW 3 series from the 18th to the 20th of April 2014, from East London Airport, from R1465*.

                Q&A with Scarlet Nguni
                Get to know the founder of the supremely successful #discoverOverberg , Scarlet Nguni (also known as Skye).

                MSC Opera Cruise to Nowhere rated 5/5
                Claudeane says that she may have been cruising to nowhere on the Opera, but it felt like a cruise to heaven.

                Hire a bakkie with First Car Rental
                Hire a Group H Nissan 1 ton pickup from 18 to 19 April 2014 from R517* from Cape Town.

                Kulula Flights to Durban from R608*
                Book these while you can - the cheapest Kulula flights from Johannesburg Lanseria to Durban are running at just R608*.

                Kulula Flights from Durban to Lanseria
                Thank goodness for Kulula - the only airline operating flights from King Shaka to Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport.

                Mango Cheapest to Joburg's Sound of Music
                We compared the airfares of all airlines, and Mango Airlines offered the cheapest flight prices to the Sound of Music at Montecasino.

                10 Theme Cruises that will Rock your Summer
                All the theme cruises for the summer of 2014/2015 : Lotus FM, Voetspore, The Jazz Cruise, the Gospel Cruise, Oh Ship, RSG, Flocking Birds Cruise and the Bok Radio cruise.

                Winners & Losers in the Battle for Tourists
                The big winners are Upington, Kimberley, East London and George. The biggest losers are PE & Durban.

                Mango Special
                Book this Mango Happy Day sale, which is running from 9am on the 9th of April. Note that availability has dried up on the Mango PE flight deals.

                Kulula November flights
                Go green during November, and pick a Kulula flight - flight prices are pretty during the month at the moment (there are no public holidays in November, or school holidays to result in elevated fares).

                Mango Car Hire Specials
                Mango Airlines & Tempest Car Hire offer regular car rental specials, which are often cheaper than booking directly. They're currently running a deal from R233* per day (terms and conditions apply).

                Fly-SAX Airlines
                Fly-SAX Airlines is a leading Kenyan charter company. SAX is an abbreviation for SA Express, a leading South African airliner. We thought we should write about the 2, so readers are aware of the difference.

                Jukebox Bootreis
                The next Jukebox cruise is from the 6th to the 9th February 2015. So, if you want to enjoy South African musicians whilst cruising, this is the one for you.

                Mango Airlines Greenbacks Special
                Belonging to the right affinity groups rocks! Check out this Mango Airlines special for Nedbank Greenbacks card holders.

                Fastjet Travel Packages
                Fastjet are offering South African travel agents the opportunity to put together travel packages for trips to Tanzania, on the fastjet website.

                Flight Price Cape Town to London
                We carried out a spot check of CPT-LHR flight prices, and KLM was cheapest (via Amsterdam Schipol International Airport).

                33 Airline Myths
                From being able to open the door in mid-flights to what works and doesn't work in trying to get an upgrade.

                Kulula Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
                The Durban to JHB flight route is the cheapest in South Africa, and it's the budget carriers which are the cheapest on the cheapest route.

                Freedom Day flights to Durban
                Head to Durban on Freedom Day to watch the Sharks destroy the Highlanders. Mango offers the cheapest flights, Shosholoza Meyl the cheapest train and cheapest overall.

                Global Airways to fly JHB to CPT
                Global Airways is launching a charter flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the Easter Weekend, and plans to start scheduled operations as soon as it has the licence to do so.

                SA Airlink applies for New Routes
                South African Airlink has applied to fly several new routes (one applies to the Department of Transport to do this) : DUR-Nampula, CPT-Manzini & JNB-Nosy Be (spreading the love across the major cities).

                CPT's Ultra-Green Hotel
                This is as green as it gets - when you hit the treadmill at Hotel Verde, you also generate power via its feed into the power system!

                Europcar April 2014 Special
                Hire a car in Gauteng or Mpumalanga for 4 days or more in April 2014, and you get one day free. So, if you're flying to Nelspruit, Lanseria or OR Tambo you may want to check this out.