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Last updated: 30 May 2016
Lufthansa Adds Cape Town Flights
In addition to the usual seasonal flights from Munich to Cape Town, Lufthansa are adding flights from Frankfurt as well.
Emirates Changes Luggage Policy for South Africans
Emirates has changed their luggage policy, now allowing economy class passengers travelling from South Africa to take more luggage spread over two bags.
Year End Local Cruises
Celebrate the end of the year with an MSC Sinfonia cruise that departs during November or December 2016.
World's Largest Cruiseliner
The World's largest cruiseliner, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, has entered service and bookings are now available.
Free Cabin Upgrade Special Extended
A limited number of inside cabins that are eligible for a free upgrade to an outside cabin on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises from Durban remain, so don't delay. This special ends on the 30th of May 2016 and is only applicable to new bookings.
Family Cruises during February and March 2017
Enjoy an MSC Sinfonia Cruise with your family during February and March 2017. You will not have to pay the cabin fare for children under the age of 18 that are sharing a cabin with their parents, only the port and service charges.
December 2016 Cruise Packages
Cruise to the Western Mediterranean, South America or the Caribbean with MSC during December 2016.
Fly Blue Crane Launched Windhoek Flights
Fly Blue Crane will soon release their Cape Town - Windhoek schedule, after a successfull first flight.
Comair Manages To Keep Licence
Comair, operating British Airways South Africa and kulula flights, is currently in the midst of a legal battle with the ASLC with regards to their foreign ownership.
More Confirmed Debris Found From Missing MH370
Australian authorities have determined debris found around SA & Mauritius is "most likely" from the missing Malaysian flight MH 370.
Room With A View Cruise
Book an inside cabin on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises before the 15th of May 2016, and you will receive a free upgrade* to an ocean view cabin. *Subject to cabin availability, applies to new bookings only.
Fly Blue Crane Launch New Route
Fly Blue Crane will start flights between Cape Town and Windhoek this May.
Flights to Durban for the Comrades
We surveyed flights from Johannesburg to Durban on the 27th of May 2016 for the Comrades and found the cheapest.
Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman Cruise
Cruise to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman on the MSC Fantasia during December 2016
Flights to the Good Food and Wine Show
Mango offered the cheapest flights to Cape Town on the 27th of May 2016.
Virgin Atlantic Flight Special
In celebration of the Queen's birthday, Virgin Atlantic are offering discount on flights to London and New York. Book before the 2th of April 2016.
New Cape Town Flights
Kenya Airways are introducing flights between Nairobi and Cape Town, with a stop in Livingstone this July.
Room With a View Special
Book any of our selected MSC Sinfonia cruises before the 15th of May 2016 and you will receive a free upgrade from an inside to an ocean view cabin*. *This special applies to new bookings on selected cruises only, and is subject to cabin availability.
Cruises from Cape Town 2017
Cruise from the Mother City to a variety of destinations with MSC during 2017.
Ethiopian Airlines Increases Cape Town Flights
From the 1st of July 2016, Ethiopian Airlines will be offering more direct flights from Addis Ababa to Cape Town. They are also introducing their Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route.
Save 20% on International Flights
The kulula special might be over, but you can still save big with Qatar International flights! Book before the 18th of April 2015 to save big!
School Holiday Cruises
Escape to the high seas with your family during the school holidays, and remember that you do not have to pay cabin fare for children under the age of 18 when sharing a cabin with two adults, only port and service charges.
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.
Flights to Durban's INDABA
FlySafair offered the cheapest flights to Durban on the 6th of May 2016 for INDABA.
Ballito is situated conveniently close to King Shaka International Airport, and is located within the strip of Kwazulu-Natal coastline known as the Dolphin Coast. Sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean make this a perfect family holiday destination.
MSC Sinfonia Cruises 2016/2017
Berth cabins are quite popular, so the sooner that you book, the more likely it is that you will enjoy your cruise adventure in a cabin with a view. Cruise to destinations such as Maputo and the Portuguese Island during 2016 and 2017.
Flights to Cape Town for Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food Festival
kulula offered the cheapest flights from Durban to Cape Town on the 29th of April 2016 for the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Food festival.
EgyptAir Flight MS181 Highjacked
An EgyptAir flight was hijacked and rerouted to Larnaca airport on Cyprus. As a result Larnaca airport is closed and security at Egypt airports are being reviewed.
November and December 2016 Cruises
Book early to ensure that you get the cabin that you want for the right price, on the MSC Sinfonia for cruises that take place during November and December 2016.
Turkey Airlines Special | Only 9 Days Left
The airline has some amazing deals on flights from Cape Town and Durban to Europe and beyond. Book before the end of the month to travel this May. Flights start from R7550*.
All flights to and from Brussels International Airport have been cancelled. Some are being redicted to surrounding airports as Brussels is on lockdown following three seperate bombings, two of which were at the airport.
MSC March Madness Cruises
Cruise with MSC during March, April and May. Selected March Madness cruises include a free* drinks package for every cabin booked. *March Madness deals are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
Flights to Cape Town Decorex
Mango offered the cheapest flights to Decorex Cape Town on the 29th of April 2016. Perfect for a nice long-weekend in the Mother City.
FastJet Victoria Falls Flights
FastJet will operate flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls from the 25th of March 2016.
World's Longest Nonstop Commercial Flight
Emirates now offers the world's longest flight between Dubai and Auckland. Here is to hoping you haven't seen all the movies available on the entertainment system yet.
Rand Stretcher Deals
Make your money go further* with MSC Rand Stretcher deals. *These deals are only available until the 29th of February 2016, or until there are no more cabins available.
Air Mauritius to Launch Regional Airline
Air Mauritius announced that they are planning on launching a regional airline in Africa.
Last Chance for Super Bingo
The MSC Super Bingo Cruise Special* is only available until the 29th of February, and only ten cabins are available per departure. So try your luck with Super Bingo before time runs out. *Cabins will be allocated three days prior to departure.
Christmas and New Year Family Cruises
Celebrate Christmas 2016 and the New Year with your family on an MSC cruise.
British Airways Comair and Qatar Codeshare
Comair and Qatar have signed a codeshare agreement that would allow for seamless connections between international and domestic flights.
Bingo Bargain Bonanza
Try your luck by taking advantage of the MSC Cruises Super Bingo deals. If you book a Super Bingo cabin, then you could receive a higher category cabin for the price of your original booking*. *This special is available until the 29th of February, and is subject to cabin availability. Cabins will be allocated three days prior to departure.
January 2017 Cruises
Look ahead to 2017, and beat the rush by booking a January 2017 MSC Sinfonia cruise during 2016.
Last Minute Mania
We have collected the best MSC Sinfonia Cruise deals that we could find, for cruises that depart during February and March 2016.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Flights & Bike Transport
Flight prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Cycle Tour and prices and procedures for transporting your bicycle to Cape Town.
Flights from Johannesburg to the Cape Town Jazz Festival
We found the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the 1st of April 2016 for the Cape Town Jazz festival.
Rand Stretcher Deals
Make your money go further with MSC Rand Stretcher cruise specials. This special is only valid until the 29th of February 2016, or until cabins are sold out.
The latest changes to immigration regulations
The need for an unabridged birth certificate might soon be scrapped (at least for South Africans). Get all the details here.