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. "
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- MSC Musica 2018/2019
The MSC Musica will be visiting South Africa's shores during the 2018/2019 cruise season.
- Multi-Storey Parking Lot Under Construction at Lanseria Airport
Construction of a new multi-storey parking lot has begun at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg. The project will take place in phases, and is expected to be completed during June 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.
Breaking SA Travel News
Last updated: 21 July 2017
Nov 2017 Cruises From R3,975 pps* | Special Fares
November has turned out to be a very popular month for cruising on the MSC Sinfonia. Perhaps because the fares are better than during the school holidays in December and January. If you want to save a bit extra click on this link to view the Special fares MSC cruises offer. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
Easter Fly and Cruise | International
Spring in the Mediterranean is the perfect time to travel - not too hot and humid and not to crowded. You could experience this popular destination aboard the MSC Meraviglia from as little as R19,699 pps*. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
Top 10 Best Selling Cruises
If you're wondering what is hot on the local cruise front, we have compiled a list of our top selling cruises. Being the most popular, cabins will sell out soons. So book yours today. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
European Explorer | Fly, Stay, Cruise
We have put together a brand new package for you to take advantage of some hot rates and book a fantastic 7 night cruise aboard the MSC Preziosa. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
Family Cruises Feb - Mar 2018
We have put together the prices for the February and March 2018 cruises with the best value for families*. Prices are based on four people sharing a cabin - two adults and two children under the age of 12. *Subject to cabin availability. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
21 Cruises for under R5,500 Per Person
We've compiled a list of 21 selected cruises for less than R5,500 per person*, that depart during November 2017, January 2018, February 2018, March 2018 and April 2018. *Based on two adults sharing a cabin, subject to availability. Applies to new bookings only. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
Royal Caribbean Two Day Eastern Med Cruise Sale
Don't miss out on this two day sale, combined with a 30% reduction* in price for the second adult! Bookings are to be made by the 11th of July 2017 in order to be eligible for this cruise special. This special applies to all new bookings made on Royal Caribbean for departures in 2018, so please contact us if you would prefer different dates. *Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
Top 5 Cruises
Take advantage of the reduced prices* on selected MSC cruises from Durban to Mozambique. *Promotion ends on the 13th of July 2017, and is subject to availability.
Qatar Airlines Joins List of Airlines Exempt from the Electronics Ban
As of today, the 6th of July 2017, Qatar airline joins Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines in being exempt from the electronics ban implemented on flights to the US flights. Additional security measures put into place by the airline now meets US standards. As a results passengers can once again travel with larger electronic devices in the cabin.
Etihad Airlines Allows Electronics on US Flights Again
Passengers travelling on Etihad Airlines can now clear additional security at Abu Dhabi International Airport in order to travel with their electronics on board a flights to the US.
April Holiday Cruises
Get away from it all with your family during April 2018 with a cruise from Durban, or an international cruise during March 2018.
MSC Free Gift
You only have until Friday the 30th of June 2017 to receive a free gift* when you book a cabin on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises. *Applies to new bookings only, one gift per cabin booked.
UK Visa Requirements
Planning on applying for a UK worker's or visitor's Visa? We've compiled a useful guide for the process.
Visit the newest addition to MSC's cruise destinations, Pomene in Mozambique, during November 2017, December 2017, January 2018, February 2018 and March 2018.
4 or 5 Night MSC Cruises
Travel for four or five nights on the MSC Sinfonia during October, November and December 2017, or during January, February, March, April 2018.
MSC Musica Grand Voyages
Cruise from Venice to Durban on the MSC Musica's maiden voyage, during October 2018, or travel from Durban to Venice during April 2019.
FastJet Increases Johannesburg to Harare Flights
The low-cost carrier is adding even more flights on one of their busiest routes to accommodate business travellers.
Greyhound Launches Dreamliner
The coacliner's latest bus offers the ultimate in safety and luxury. We can't wait to hit the road in this.
Save 10% on Eldo Buses This Month
Book and travel before the 30th of June 2017 to save on your Eldo bus fare.
End of Year Cruises
Celebrate the end of 2017 with an MSC cruise from Durban during November or December, or cruise from Cape Town during January 2018.
SA Airlink to Operate Flights to St Helena Island
SA Airlink has been approved as the airline to operate flights to the island destination, although the contract still needs to be negotiated and further details aren't available at this time.
Plettenberg Bay Airport Reopens
The devasting effects of the Cape Storm and subsequent fire in the Knysna and Pletterberg area caused the airport to be temporarily closed down. FlyCemair flights to Plettenberg Bay have however resumed, with the airport and runway making it through largely unscathed.
MSC World Class
MSC, together with STX France, are designing a massive new class of ship - the "World Class" - which will rival Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas for being the largest ship in the world. She's due to be christened in 2022.
Durban Cruise Package
Enjoy a three-night stay in Durban before embarking on a four-night cruise to Mozambique. Choose from one of our March cruise packages*, that include return flights from Johannesburg Lanseria Airport to Durban King Shaka International and three nights hotel accommodation.
SA Express Resumes Pilanesberg Flights
The airline had to temporarily cancell all flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Pilanesberg, but was able to resume flights on Friday the 12th of June 2017.
Looking for a weekend excursion? We've compiled a list of MSC cruises that take place over a weekend during 2017 and 2018, perfect for a short holiday.
FlySafair Launches New Routes
The results are in and FlySafair announced that they will offer flights between Durban and East London and Durban and Port Elizabeth from the 27th of November 2017. Be sure to get all the details.
Closing of Airspace Around Qatar
Qatar Airways has been plagued by massive delays and flight cancellations as the UAE and the Saudis chose to end diplomatic ties and close the airspace arround Qatar.
Mango Happy Day Sale
Book domestic flights on the Mango sale before midnight on the 2nd of June 2017 to save big! One-way flights start from only R489* on selected routes.
Treat your family to an MSC Sinfonia cruise adventure in a four berth cabin.
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.