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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. "

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.

    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 Looks Set to be Most On-Time Airline of 2016!

    Over the last ten months FlySafair has consistently received top honours at Cape Town International (96.03%), OR Tambo (94.13%) and Durban (97.99%) airports. With this outstanding record, they seem set to be recognised as the most on-time airline for 2016. We're sure this is much appreciated by both leisure and business travellers alike.

                Breaking SA Travel News

                Last updated: 16 January 2017

                Easter Weekend Car Rentals
                Book in advance for the Easter weekend to avoid the disappointment of not receiving the vehicle of your choice.

                Plettenberg Bay Accommodation
                Enjoy the beauty of the Garden Route and the inviting waters of Plettenberg Bay, situated between Port Elizabeth and George.

                Prince Albert Accommodation
                Experience the peace and tranquility of Prince Albert, situated at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains.

                A Hermanus Holiday
                Sun, sea, sand and maybe a whale or two. There are plenty of activities to engage in and sights to see at Hermanus in the Western Cape.

                FCR wins awards
                First Car Rental branches in Upington, OR Tambo Airport and Bloemfontein have been named (by the Airports Company of South Africa) as the Best Medium Car Rental Operators.

                First Car Rental competition with Anytime Holidays & FlySafair
                Stand a chance to win a midweek break to Cape Town; complete with flights, car rental and luxury accommodation.

                Finding Bidvest Car Rental at Lanseria Airport
                We've added directions and a photo to help you on your way.

                March and April 2017 Cruises
                Cruise from Durban during March and April 2017, and from Cape Town during April 2017.

                Fly Blue Crane Joburg - George Flights
                This festive season Fly Blue Crane has introduced limited flights on this very busy route to cope with the high demand.

                New Years at Protea Hotel Melrose Arch
                See in New Years with a bang at the Protea Hotel Melrose Arch (Fire and Ice); R1004 for a King Room with free wifi, from 31 Dec 2016 to 1 Jan 2017.

                The Cheapest Flights from Durban to Cape Town
                End 2016 on a high note with a trip to the Mother City to experience Fact Cape Town Rocks on New Year's Eve and everything else that Cape Town has to offer afterwards. We found the cheapest flight for you, so there is no need for you to find an excuse!

                FastJet Cancells Routes
                FastJet cancelled three routes, including their Johannesburg to Victoria Falls route from the 5ht of December 2016. Passengers already booked on the route will be accommodated via Harare.

                Black Friday Deals
                Save on selected Black Friday special cruises* on the MSC Sinfonia, departing from Durban during December 2016 and January 2017. *Available for a limited time only, prices subject to cabin availability.

                Johannesburg to Cape Town Travel
                These are the best prices that we could find for one-way trips via land from Johannesburg to Cape Town, that depart on the 9th of December 2016.

                Johannesburg to Durban Travel Survey
                Our latest survey covers one-way land travel options from Johannesburg to Durban, that depart on the 2nd of December 2016.

                Cruise Specials
                There are three MSC cruise specials currently underway, namely the Best Buys of the Week special, Festive Season Deals and the Rand Stretcher special.

                Airlink Improves Lodge Connections
                SA Airlink are offering better connections to &Beyond lodges with their Lodge Link service.

                Air Seychelles Launch Durban Flights
                Air Seychelles will launch flights to and from Durban on the 30th of March 2017.

                Week's Best Buys Promotion
                Don't miss out on these cruise deals, for departure from Durban during November and December 2016.

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

                Etihad Sale
                Explore the world with selected Etihad routes on sale until 4 November 2016. Travel before 10 June 2017.

                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.


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