British Airways Sale | Only 5 Days Left!

Book a Flight

Hire a Car

Book a Cruise

Passengers standing on the deck of the MSC Sinfonia

MSC Sinfonia Cruise was Great
Jenny Padaychee and her family enjoyed their cruise on the MSC Sinfonia from Durban to the Portuguese Island.

Mango is Africa's Best Low Cost Airline
Once again Mango was awarded the best low cost carrier in Africa at the Skytrax Awards 2015. It will come as no surprise after reading Shaneez Pillay's review: "What a pleasure! We had enough leg room, the food served was delicious, the staff so friendly and the comfort made flying much more easier. Checking in and out for our flights was a breeze then again staff at the respective airports were so friendly and helpful. "

    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 2016/2017
    Expect loads of photos to be taken on your cruise with MSC. They're expensive, but well worth it for the memories.

    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."

    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 Town

    Sinfonia cruise was our first

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

    FlySafair is the most on-time airline

    FlySafair has the best over-all on-time score of all South African airlines. They are the most on-time in November at all three major airports in South Africa scoring an average of 95%.

    Mango Scores Top Honours

    Mango Airlines has taken over from SA Express, to become the best rated airline with an average of 4.9 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 sells 1 Million Tickets!

    Since launching in October last year FlySafair has significantly expanded their routes, now operating a big domestic flight network. The proof is in the pudding, and with 1 million tickets under their belt in just over a year it looks like it is all rosy!

                Breaking SA Travel News

                Last updated: 26 October 2016


                February 2017 Cruises
                Cruise from Durban on the MSC Sinfonia during February 2017.

                Family Med Cruise
                Spoil your family with a seven night Mediterranean cruise during the April 2017 holidays.

                Grand Voyages
                Set sail from Cape Town to Venice during May 2017 on the MSC Sinfonia Northbound cruise.

                SA Express Reinstates Cancelled Flights
                From the 1st of November 2016, they will resume all three routes cancelled a mere ten days ago with reduced frequencies.

                Emirates Considers Cutting Back on African Flights
                Emirates Airways announced the cancellation of Abuja flights and mentioned that several African routes are being reconsidered.

                April 2017 Cruises
                Take advantage of the public holidays that take place during April 2017, and enjoy an MSC Sinfonia cruise.

                Skytrax Gives Etihad 5 Star Rating
                Etihad Airlines joins the elite with a 5 star Skytrax rating, positioning it among the best airlines in the world.

                SA Express Chops and Changes Route Network
                SA Express is adding Cape Town - Mthatha flights to their schedule at the end of the year and chopping other flights from Johannesburg to East London and Port Elizabeth.

                Greyhound and Citiliner Now Available to Book Online
                You can now book Greyhound and Citiliner buses on our online booking engine.

                Cheapest Flights to Cape Town for Oktoberfest
                We've rounded up the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town on the 21st of October 2016 for Oktoberfest.

                Family Friendly Cruises December 2017
                Celebrate the Festive season with your family on an MSC Sinfonia cruise during December 2017.

                Upgrade Wave Special Extended
                The Upgrade Wave cruise special has been extended to the 15th of October 2016, so don't miss out on this chance to receive a free* cabin upgrade on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises. *Applies to new bookings only, for selected cruises. Bookings must be made by the 15th of October 2016 and is subject to cabin availability.

                Qatar Transit Visa
                Learn how you can qualify for a free 96-hour Qatar visa here.

                Weekend Cruise Getaways
                Enjoy a weekend cruise on the MSC Sinfonia during November and December 2016, or during January, February, March and April 2017.

                FlyAfrica to Relaunch
                We could see Africa's true low-cost carrier take to the skies as early as November!

                Flight and Cruise Packages
                Cruise on the MSC Splendida, Magnifica, or Fantasia to destinations in the Mediterranean or United Arab Emirates during January, April and December 2017.

                Emirates Airlines Charges for Seats
                Come 3 October 2016, you might have to fork our a little more for that window seat!

                FlySafair Signs Deal with Amadeus
                One of our favourite low cost carriers just keeps on growing! FlySafair is clearly targeting business travellers by making it easier for traditional travel agents to book them through the GDS (Global Distribution System). We look forward to seeing what the future has in stall for them.

                Cape Town Cruises to Nowhere
                Cruise from Cape Town to Nowhere on the MSC Sinfonia during 2017 and 2018.

                Cape Town & George flights from R584*
                Book one-way flights on Airlink between George and Cape Town from only R584*. This price is only valid on selected dates from 1 December 2016 until 31 January 2017.

                Upgrade Wave Special
                Book a cabin on selected November 2016, January 2017 and March 2017 MSC Sinfonia cruises and you will receive a free* cabin upgrade. *Applies to new bookings made between the 7th and the 30th of September 2016. Subject to cabin availability.

                Longest Local Cruises
                The Spring cabin upgrade special* has been extended to include certain cruises that depart during February and March 2017, in addition to November, December, January and April 2017. So consider a four night or more cruise in an upgraded cabin. *Applies to new bookings made between the 7th and the 30th of September 2016, subject to cabin availability.

                2017/2018 MSC Cruises
                Explore the latest addition to the range of cruise destinations offered by MSC during the 2017/2018 cruise season, Pomene in Mozambique.

                Last Chance for Nov and Dec Promos
                Our promotions for November 2016 and December 2016 MSC cruises are almost over, so don't delay your booking.

                Cheap flights to Cape Town for Homemakers Expo
                We compared flight prices on the 16th of September 2016 to find the most affordable airline for flights to the Cape Town Homemakers Expo.

                Free Cabin Upgrade Special
                Book and pay for a MSC Sinfonia November 2016 cruise, and you will receive a free* cabin upgrade. *Subject to availability of cabins, only applicable to new bookings.

                Cruising on a Budget
                Find and enjoy an MSC Sinfonia cruise to fit any budget, with our list of 2016/2017 cruises.

                Cabin Upgrade Promotion
                Save up to 55% on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises that depart during November 2016, and receive a free cabin upgrade* as well. *Subject to cabin availability, applies to new bookings only.

                MSC Grand Voyages
                Set sail on the MSC Sinfonia on a voyage from Cape Town to Venice during May 2017, or from Venice to Durban during October 2016.

                Travel to Durban for the Mercury Wine Week
                FlySafair offered the cheapest flight on Friday the 26th of August 2016, from Cape Town to Durban.

                Mango Appoints Nic Vlok as Acting CEO
                Mango has announced a temporary replacement for CEO Nico Bezuidehout after he left the airline last month.

                Mango Deals | Flights From R408*
                Mango Happy Day sales may be a rare thing these days, but that doesn't mean that affordable flights are hard to find!

                Local and International Christmas Cruises
                Celebrate the December holidays with a cruise on the MSC Orchestra, Armonia, Fantasia, Preziosa, Divina, Magnifica or Sinfonia.

                Fly Blue Crane Launches Mthatha flights
                From the 1st of October 2016 Fly Blue Crane will operate two daily flights between Johannesburg and Mthatha. Their flights will be significantly more affordable than competitor airfares.

                Free Cabin Upgrade Special
                Enjoy an ocean view cabin for the price of an inside cabin on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises. Book and pay for your cabin by the 30th of July 2016 in order to qualify for this special*. *This special applies to new bookings only, and is subject to cabin availability.

                Suite Dreams Package Special
                Book your balcony suite today on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises, and you will receive a free* package. Choose between the Bon Voyage Classic Package and the Soda and Ice Cream Package. *This special applies to new Best Price of the Day bookings only (no themed cruises), for balcony suites booked by the 30th of July 2016. Only one package may be chosen for each cabin booked.

                International Cruise Packages
                Cruise with MSC from Rome, Barcelona or Genoa during 2016. Package prices include return flights from Johannesburg to the city of departure.

                Cruising with Friends
                Plan an adventure with your closest friends, on an MSC Sinfonia cruise that departs during November and December 2016.

                Ten Budget Cruises
                We have compiled a list of the most affordable MSC Sinfonia cruises that depart from Cape Town and Durban, during 2016 and 2017.

              • International Cruise Packages
                Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on the MSC Magnifica during October 2016, or the Western Mediterranean on the MSC Armonia during July 2016. If you would prefer a more tropical experience, then the MSC Divina navigates the Caribbean during December 2016.


Ritsgids logo