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Mango is Africa's Best Low Cost Airline
Well done to Mango Airlines on being named the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa. With reviews like this one from Jackie Webber, it is no wonder they were named number 1 in Africa: "Very happy with Mango airlines - no problems, no complaints. Flight was on time - no delays. Will fly Mango anytime."

  • A Greyhound bus Greyhound Bus South Africa
    Looking for something cheaper than flights? Greyhound offers routes to destinations within South Africa as well as to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  • A view of the Portuguese Island Cruise to Portuguese Island from Durban
    Portuguese Island is situated off of the coast of Mozambique, and is compromised of pristine stretches of beach skirted by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Book your cruise to Portuguese Island from Durban.

  • The captain of the MSC Opera standing next to a passenger Cruises with MSC 2015/2016

    Expect loads of photos to be taken on your cruise with MSC. They're expensive, but well worth it for the memories.

  • A Kulula airliner
  • Kulula Pilot keeps a cool Head amid Turbulence
  • Jene du Plessis wrote to us to congratulate a Kulula Airlines pilot on doing a great job: "My last flight on Kulula was quite scary as the plane experienced some turbulence and was very unstable just prior to landing, but the skilled pilot took control and landed the plane skilfully! I would rate it a five as I absolutely love the thrill of experiencing turbulence! It made for a more exciting flight."

    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.

    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.

    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

  • Ilha de MozambiqueIlha de Mozambique

    Ilha de Mozambique is a new addition to the MSC Sinfonia's itineraries, as seven day cruises from Durban no longer visit Madagascar. The island is the former capital of Portuguese East Africa, and has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a fascinating blend of African, Portuguese, Arab and Indian culture as you explore the island.


  • FlySafair new routes.FlySafair adds Durban and East London Routes

    Since launching in October last year FlySafair has significantly expanded their routes! They launched with flights between JHB – CPT / CPT - PE / JNB - PE and soon added George flights. FlySafair are now adding flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Durban and East London from 25 Ocotber 2015.

                Breaking SA Travel News

                Last updated: 28 August 2015


                Domestic Flight Survey
                We compared flight prices from Durban to Johannesburg for the Smokie concert this October. Kulula offered the most affordable flight.

                Fly Blue Crane
                Read all you need to know about South Africa's latest airline here.

                MSC Sinfonia 2015 Cruises
                Cruise from Durban on the MSC Sinfonia during October, November and December 2015.

                Kulula Signs Hahn Air Agreement
                Kulula has signed an agreement with Germany's Hahn Air which effectively allows international travel agents to book domestic Kulula flights from overseas.

                Mango Happy Day Sale
                This is no R1 sale, but at least you can book it! The trusty Mango Happy Day Sale is back for more. Prices are very similar to last week, with flights starting from R525*. Selected travel dates are available until the end of September 2015. Just be sure to book before tomorrow 21h00m or availability runs out.

                International Cruise Deals
                Explore the Western Mediterranean with an MSC Preziosa cruise from Genoa that stops at a variety of destinations, such as Marseille and Barcelona. If you would prefer an Eastern experience, then the MSC Musica departs from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, with stops at destinations such as Dubai and Muscat. Book any of these international cruise packages before the 31st of August 2015, and you will receive a free* coffee package. * Limited to one package per cabin booked.

                MyCiti Buses
                Looking for one of the easiest ways to get around Cape Town? Read more about MyCiti coach services in Cape Town.

                Ten Cheapest MSC Sinfonia Cruises
                We have compiled a list of the ten cheapest MSC Sinfonia cruises, that depart during 2016.

                Cape Town to Durban Land Travel Survey
                Our latest survey covers travel options from Cape Town to Durban, that depart on the 11th of September 2015.

                MSCS Sinfonia School Holiday Cruises
                Enjoy an MSC Sinfonia cruise from Durban during the March/April 2016 school holidays.

                2016/2017 MSC Sinfonia Cruise Discounts
                Save up to 50% on the brochure rate for selected MSC Sinfonia 2016/2017 cruises from Cape Town and Durban.

                Airlink Pretoria Flights
                Scheduled flights between Pretoria and Cape Town take off this Sunday, the 16th of August 2015. This comes despite claims of refueling problems. Airfares are comparable to flights between Cape Town and Lanseria and OR Tambo.

                International Cruise Packages
                Travel from Cape Town to Venice during May 2016 on the MSC Sinfonia. If you prefer a tropical destination, then the MSC Divina Caribbean Cruise departs from Florida to San Juan in Puerto Rico during November 2015. Depart from Genoa during November 2015, on the MSC Preziosa Mediterranean Cruise.

                Flight Survey from Johannesburg to Cape Town
                Mango offered the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Nicholis Louw concert.

                April 2016 Family Cruises
                Treat your family to an adventure on the MSC Sinfonia during April 2016.

                SAA Signs Jet Airways Codeshare for India Flights
                SAA has signed a codeshare agreement with Jet Airways which will connect SAA flights arriving at Abu Dhabi to five destinations in India.

                Skywise Appoints Co-CEO
                Skywise has appointed Mr. Irfan Pardesi as co-CEO sharing the role with Johan Borstlap.

                Johannesburg to Durban Land Travel Survey
                This week we have compared the cost of land travel from Johannesburg to Durban, for departures on the 28th of August 2015.

                FlyAfrica to Launch Namibia Flights
                Not only will flights between Johannesburg and Windhoek launch next month, there are also talks of launching an internal Namibian operation. Read all about it here.

                Skywise Women's Day Extra Flights
                To celebrate Women's Day, Skywise has added two extra flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

                Free Drinks Package for Women's Day Bookings
                Book any of our selected MSC Sinfonia cruises and you will receive a free drinks package. This offer is valid for new bookings only, and ends at 17:00 on Friday the 7th of August 2015.

                December 2016 Family Cabins
                Plan ahead and book a family cabin on an MSC Sinfonia cruise that departs during December 2016. And don't forget that children under the age of 18 cruise for free when sharing a cabin with two adults.

                Mango Happy Day Sale
                The Mango Happy Day Sale starts today with prices from R691*.

                FlySafair Durban & East London Flights | From R485*
                Book FlySafair flights to Durban and East London from as little as R485*. FlySafair also announces that they are cancelling all Cape Town - George flights between the 23rd of August and the 10th of December 2015.

                March and April 2016 Cruises
                Cruise on the MSC Sinfonia during March and April 2016 to destinations such as Maputo and Portuguese Island.

                FlyAfrica $1 Birthday Sale
                Can you believe that FlyAfrica has been around for a year!? To celebrate they are having a massive $1 (excluding taxes) sale tomorrow, on the 1st of August 2015.

                Durban to Cape Town Flight Survey
                We found that Kulula offers the cheapest flights to Cape Town for the Big Fun Spring Carnival 2015.

                Last Day to Book Kulula July Specials | Flights from R446*
                Hurry as today is the last day to book Kulula's awesome July flight specials!

                SAA Employs New Acting CEO
                SAA has replaced one acting CEO with another, less experienced candidate.

                Possible piece of Flight MH370 washes up on Reunion
                What looks like a piece of a Boeing 777, a flaperon, has washed up on Reunion island along with what appears to be a piece of luggage. Whilst it is not confirmed to be the first piece of flight MH370 seen since its disappearance nearly a year and half ago, the likelyhood is strong. It is currently on its way to France for testing.

                Nico Bezuidenhout no longer SAA Acting CEO
                SAA announced today that Nico Bezuidenhout will return to Mango as CEO whilst they are looking to fill the permanent position of CEO at SAA.

                Durban to Cape Town Land Travel
                This week we have compared land travel options from Durban to Cape Town, that depart on the 21st of August 2015.

              • Mango Happy Day Sale
                The Mango Happy Day Sale starts today, the 29th of July 2015, and ends tomorrow at 21h00. Prices start at R691* for flights until the end of August 2015.


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