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
- Ilha 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 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.
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.
Breaking SA Travel News
Last updated: 17 February 2017
MSC Fantasia fitted with cleaning system
The Fantasia has been retrofitted with the SOx exhaust gas cleaning system, becoming the 2nd ship in the MSC Cruises fleet to have it installed, after the MSC Preziosa. The system is made by Yara Marine Technologies.
Cruise Ship Jobs
So you're looking to travel the seas and get paid for it? This page shares all our knowledge about how to get a job on a cruise ship.
Easter Week Car Rental
If you plan on travelling to the Mother City for the Two Oceans Marathon, or an Easter weekend holiday, then you might want to consider hiring an affordable Chevrolet Spark for your holiday transportation.
APM Bus Trips
We now have a page focused on the newish coachliner, APM - African People Movers. It began operations nearly two years ago, and now covers the major routes in South Africa, offering very reasonable prices.
Bus Tickets to Johannesburg
Due to popular demand, we've added a page focussing on intercity bus bookings to Johannesburg's Park Station.
All You Need to Know When Travelling to the Cape Town Cycle Tour
We've rounded up the cheapest flights from Johannesburg and summarised everything you need to know when flying your bicycle down from Johannesburg.
Protea Hotel George is taking bookings
They've just finished a refurbishment and are looking good..
Cruises to Italy
We've added the southbound repositioning cruise from Venice to Durban, seeing 3 continents.
Week of Love Cruise Promotion
We've added two more cruises from Durban to our exclusive South Africa Travel Online cruise promotion*. *Subject to cabin availability, applicable to new bookings made from the 15th of February 2017. Cabin must be booked and paid for in full before 10:30 am on the 18th of February 2017.
Easter Weekend Flights
We rounded up the cheapest flights on the most popular routes this Easter.
MSC Cruise Sale
The exclusive South Africa Travel Online cruise sale is still underway, so don't miss out on huge savings* on selected cruises. *Subject to availability, applies to new bookings only.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Flights
Find the cheapest flight for yourself (excluding your bicycle) to Cape Town for the Cycle Tour taking place on the 12th of March 2017.
SATO Cruise Promo
Save on selected cruises* from Durban that depart during February 2017 and March 2017 with the SATO exclusive cruise promotion. *Subject to availability, for new bookings made after the 9th of February 2017.
Grand Voyages Price Reduction
The price for the MSC Grand Voyage that departs from Cape Town to Venice during May has been reduced*, so this is the perfect opportunity to book your ideal cabin before they are sold out. *Prices fluctuate constantly and may already have changed.
Hire a Vehicle with Rentalcars
Search for and hire your desired rental vehicle at all major local airports, with our Rentalcars search engine.
Buy Emirates Lounge Access
You can now purchase Business and First Class lounge access at Dubai Airport irrespective of the cabin class you are travelling on.
Hire a Mercedes-Benz
Spoil yourself with a bit of luxury during your travels, by hiring a Mercedes-Benz from one of the major local airports.
Fly Blue Crane cancels flights
As part of their Business Rescue program, the airline has cancelled all their flights in order to restructure operations.
Unwind at Saronsberg
Saronsberg wine estate is situated at the foot of the Saronsberg Mountain, near the town of Tulbagh in the Western Cape.
Set sail on the MSC Sinfonia Grand Voyage from Cape Town to Venice during May 2017.
Hyundai Minibus Deals
Planning a family excursion, or going on an adventure with a group of friends? Then a Hyundai H1 Minibus will suit your needs.
Etihad Airways Global Sale
Save on flights booked before 30 January 2017 for travel between 1 March and 12 December 2017.
Travel to Durban for the Midmar Mile
Don't miss South Africa's most premier sporting event, the Midmar Mile, taking place just outside of Pietermaritzburg on the 11th and 12th of February 2017.
February-April 2017 Local Cruises
Cruise from Durban on the MSC Sinfonia during February, March and April 2017.
Turkish Airlines Sale
Book before 31 January 2017 to save on flights from Cape Town.
Emirates Launches Croatia Flights
Emirates will operate flights to Zagreb from the 1st of June 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.
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.