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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.

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  • MSC MusicaMSC Musica 2018/2019

    The MSC Musica will be visiting South Africa's shores during the 2018/2019 cruise season.


  • FlySafair was the Most On-Time Airline of 2016!

    FlySafair consistently took top honours at South Africa's three monitored airports last year, making it the most punctual airline for 2016. The airline performed well at Cape Town International (95.79%), OR Tambo (96.70%) and Durban (97.99%) througout the year. This will certainly be appreciated by business travellers.


                Breaking SA Travel News

                Last updated: 26 May 2017


                Cruises for Less than R5000
                You don't have to break to bank in order to enjoy a cruise on the MSC Sinfonia, as we've compiled a list of cruises for under* R5000. *Prices based on two adults sharing a cabin, and are subject to cabin availability. Prices are an indication only and may change.

                Cheapest Flights From Johannesburg to the Bastille Festival
                We've rounded up the cheapest flights to Cape Town on the 14th of July 2017 for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival.

                MSC Island Discovery Cruise
                Set sail from Durban to explore Reunion and Mauritius with MSC during December 2017 and January 2018.

                East vs West Mediterranean Cruises
                Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on the MSC Poesia, or visit the Western Mediterranean on the MSC Meraviglia. Both cruises take place during October 2017.

                November and December 2017 Cruises
                Travel on the MSC Sinfonia during November and December 2017.

                Upgrade Wave Cruise Gift Special
                Book and pay for two ocean view cabins on selected MSC cruises and you will receive free cabin upgrades* to balcony cabins, plus choose a free soft drink and ice cream package or two Easy Ob-board passes. This special also applies if you book and pay for two balcony cabins on selected MSC cruises, which will be upgraded to suites. *Subject to availability, applies to new bookings made before the 31st of May 2017.

                MSC Sinfonia Northbound/Southbound cruises
                Cruise from Venice to Durban on the MSC Sinfonia Southbound cruise during October 2017, or from Durban to Venice on the Southbound cruise during April 2018.

                MSC Musica Grand Voyages
                The MSC Musica will visit our shores for the first time ever during 2018.

                Flights to Mauritius from R5,302*
                Save on flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius on Air Mauritius.

                FlySafair R3 Sale
                The popular domestic flights sale is back with flights for only R3! This is limited to 15 000 tickets being sold and is available exclusively on the airline's website.

                December 2017 Cruises
                Celebrate the festive season this year with an MSC December cruise to an exciting destination.

                Vote for FlySafair's New Route
                FlySafair has asked their fans to vote on which route they should launch next. Possibilities include DUR-ELS, DUR-PLZ, DUR-GRJ, CPT-BFN, CPT-MQP, HLA-BFN and HLA-PLZ. Get voting before the results are in on the 22nd of May 2017.

                Kulula and BA Sale
                Save up to 30% on flights booked today! Book before midnight on the 4th of May 2017 to save on travel between 8 May and 31 August 2017. This includes domestic and regional flights.

                FlyCemair To Launch Johannesburg - Hoedspruit Route
                The domestic airline is launching flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit from the 7th of August 2017. They will offer seven afternoon flights per week.

                MSC Bellissima Special
                Book your MSC Bellissima cruise before the 31st of July 2017, and you will receive a free Cirque du Soleil at Sea dinner and show experience.

                Theme Cruises
                There are sixteen theme cruises taking place during the 2017/2018 cruise season, such as the Oh Ship Party Cruise and the Love Jazz Cruise.

                Youth Day Long Weekend Bus Prices
                We've compiled a list of the lowest prices for one-way bus trips on popular routes that we could find for the Youth Day long weekend, on the 16th of June 2017.

                Upgrade Wave Cruise Special
                Book and pay for your cabin on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises and you will receive a free* cabin upgrade. *Valid for selected cruises only, subject to cabin availability and applicable to new bookings made from the 26th of April 2017.

                MSC Musica Argentina Cruise Video
                Some passengers recorded a video of their MSC Musica Argentina cruise experience.

                Grand Voyage Balcony Offer
                Book a balcony cabin with the Fantastica experience on the MSC Sinfonia Southbound cruise, and you will receive a free wine package to be enjoyed with dinner at the onboard restaurant.

                MSC Magnifica Accident
                The MSC Magnifica struck the stone wall of a quay in Civitavecchia, due to a sudden change in wind direction and speed.

                Upgrade Wave Special
                Book and pay for your cabin on selected November 2017, January 2018, February 2018 and March 2018 cruises on the MSC Sinfonia, and you will receive a free* cabin upgrade. *Subject to availability, only applies to new bookings made from the 19th of April 2017 on selected cruises.

                Golden Arrow Bus Strike
                Golden Arrow bus services are temporarily suspended due to the bus driver strikes that are underway.

                Favourite Family Cruises
                Take your family on an MSC Sinfonia cruise adventure, and don't worry about keeping the kids entertained as there are plenty of activities onboard to keep them occupied.

                May Day Long Weekend Minibus Rental
                Take advantage of the May Day long weekend and treat your extended family (or your friends) to an exciting excursion around Cape Town in a Volkswagen Kombi T5.

                Gibraltar/Spanish Border Delay
                Queues that took at least three hours to dissipate formed at the border between Gibraltar and Spain on the 5th of April 2017.

                2018 Investment Cruise
                Would an Investment cruise during 2018 interest you? We are testing the waters to find out what sort of topics should be covered.

                Volkswagen Kombi T5 Rental
                Looking for an affordable family-sized rental vehicle for the school holidays? The Volkswagen Kombi T5 is available at Durban's King Shaka International Airport during April for a price that won't break the bank.

                Western Mediterranean Cruise Package
                Explore the Western Mediterranean with the MSC Meraviglia during October and November 2017.

                US Electronics Ban
                Passengers departing from selected countries to the USA will not be allowed to take electronic devices - excluding smart phones - into the cabin. Whilst SA is not included, SA passengers travelling on Emirates, Etihad, Qatar and selected other carriers will be affected.

                April 2017 Cruises
                Take advantage of all the public holidays that take place during April 2017 and enjoy a cruise on the MSC Sinfonia.

                November 2017 Family Cruises
                Treat your family to an MSC cruise during November 2017, as children under the age of 18 are not charged any cabin fare.

                Summer Cruises
                Take advantage of the last weeks of Summer and book a fantastic cruise holiday to Mozambique or Namibia.

                Planned OR Tambo International Makeover to Total R2 billion
                The makeover of OR Tambo International will only be completed in 2023 but is expected to increase the airport's capacity.

                Cape Town International To Receive a R3.2 billion Makeover
                Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters announced yesterday that Cape Town International's runway realignment will finally begin in 2018 along with a planned new make-over of Terminal 2 and a few other cosmetic changes.

              • 2017 and 2018 MSC Cruises
                Visit a variety of exciting destinations on the MSC Sinfonia during the 2017 and 2018 cruise seasons.


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