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15 day overland safari

19 Feb 2010 flights
surveyed on 22 Jan 2010
South Africa Travel Online

Our friends at Chimhavira have 2 places left on a 15-day landrover safari from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park, Drakensberg, Blyde River Canyon, Swaziland, St Lucia, Royal Natal National Park and Golden Gate National Park (see details at Johannesburg overland). Email cheapflights@southafrica.to and we'll arrange a booking for you.

15 Days, 14 Nights
Starting: 2nd March 2010
Ending: 16th March 2010
Cost per person per day: R900 (Total Safari Cost - R13,500 per person)
Places: 2 places left

15 day overland safari

February 19 flights selling out

Hmmm, with SAA business class sold out and Mango Airlines sold out, I started wondering what was going on in Cape Town on the weekend of the 19th February. I'm sure one of our readers will let me know. The only things hitting my radar screen in Cape Town on that weekend are the Stormers vs the Waratahs at Newlands and the Wedding Pavillion at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Cape Town Pride only starts on the 26th Feb, as does the Design Indaba and the Canal Walk Bridal Fair. On the plus side, BA business class is the cheapest ever on the flight route.

Flights from Gauteng to Cape Town*
Bus & train trips from Joburg to Cape Town

Interlink Airlines Pretoria to Cape Town
flight 101 leaves 1915 arrives 2115

499

Shosholoza Meyl economy class
leaves JHB 1230 arrives CPT 1530 (+1)

180

Kulula Airline from Lanseria Airport
flight MN473 leaves 2015 arrives 2225

649

SA Roadlink coach bus
leaves JHB 1100 arrives CPT 0630 (+1)

299

1time Airline economy class
flight 1T137 leaves 1920 arrives 2130

767

Shosholoza Meyl tourist class
leaves JHB 1030 arrives CPT 1240 (+1)

340

BA British Airways economy class
flight BA6407 leaves 1900 arrives 2110

857

City to City coach bus
leaves JHB 1300 arrives CPT 0635 (+1)

380

Kulula Airline from O.R. Tambo Airport
flight MN109 leaves 1830 arrives 2040

949

Translux coach bus
leaves JHB 1515 arrives CPT 0915 (+1)

400

SAA South African Airways economy class
flight SA367 leaves 1900 arrives 2010

1500

Translux coach bus
leaves JHB 1815 arrives CPT 1130 (+1)

420

BA British Airways business class
flight BA6407 leaves 1900 arrives 2110

2866

Intercape coach bus
leaves JHB 1745 arrives CPT 1315 (+1)

450

SAA South African Airways business class
flight SA365 leaves 1840 arrives 2050

sold out

Greyhound coach via Bloemfontein
leaves JHB 1800 arrives CPT 1230 (+1)

560

Mango Plus
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

no flights

Baz Bus
(7 day pass)

1350

Mango Airlines lowest price
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

no flights

Premier Classe train (Thu & Sun)
leaves JNB 1500 arrives CPT 1616 (+1)

1520

Mango Flex
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

no flights

Blue train (Mondays)
leaves Pretoria 0850 arrives CPT 1200 (+1)

10120

* one-way flight prices (incl tax) leaving Johannesburg for Cape Town, between 1819 & 2036 on the 19th Feb 2010. Prices will change.

Cape Town accommodation from R200

Cheapest Cape Town accommodation was at the 40 Winks in Somerset West, from R200 per person sharing for a night.

Car Rentals in Cape Town

We priced the cost of hiring a car from Cape Town International Airport from 21h00 on the 19th Feb 2010 until 13h00 on the 21st Feb 2010 as follows:

 

Europcar South Africa

First Car Rental
unlimited mileage

First Car Rental
limited mileage

Comet Car Hire

Total

391

570

402

710

Per Day

196

285

201

355

Childhood memories of Ingogo

Stephen Hayes shares his experiences of spending a couple of months in April and May 1948 at the Valley Inn Hotel in Ingogo (which is a small village in northern Natal, about halfway between Durban and Johannesburg). He swam in the river, learned how to play marbels, went for rides on ox wagons that came past laden with fire wood and went riding on donkeys. They were in Ingogo during the landmark 1948 general election when the National Party got in: "The grown-ups said that one  good thing about the election was that we would be able to get white bread again. We couldn’t get white bread during the war, and the Nats had promised that they would bring back white bread if they were elected. During the war my mother used to buy brown flour and sifted it to make white bread."

donkey ride in Ingogo, South Africa

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