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
- MSC 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.
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: 29 March 2017
Upgrade Wave Special
Book and pay for your cabin on a selected cruise on the MSC Sinfonia, and you will receive a free* cabin upgrade. *Subject to availability, only applies to new bookings made from the 29th of March 2017 on selected cruises.
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.
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.
On-board Credit Northbound Cruise Special
We are giving away R10,000 on-board credit* per person for two suites on the MSC Northbound cruise from Cape Town to Venice, that departs on the 26th of May 2017 on the MSC Sinfonia. *This special is only valid for two adults sharing one S3 suite with the Aurea experience, and is available for two cabins only. Flights, insurance, shuttles and visa charges are excluded.
December 2017 - January 2018 Cruises
Plan ahead and book a December 2017 or January 2018 cruise to avoid the rush near the Festive Season.
Indian Visa Requirements for South Africans
If you plan on visiting India and you are a South African Citizen, then you need to ensure that your visa and passport are up to date. We've collected some useful information regarding the processes for acquiring the different visas that are available.
Last Chance Cruises
Don't spend too much time deliberating over which March 2017 or April 2017 MSC Cruise would be ideal, as cabin availability is limited and you might miss out on a holiday deal.
Golden Arrows buses
MSC Cruises has teamed up with Cruise Critics, to set up parties on the MSC Divina for those who have been chatting online on the Cruise Critics website
Meet & Mingle with MSC Cruise
MSC Cruises has teamed up with Cruise Critics, to set up parties on the MSC Divina for those who have been chatting online on the Cruise Critics website.
FlyCemair Launches Cape Town - Margate Flights
From the 15th of March 2017 FlyCemair will offer weekly flights between Cape Town and Margate, via Plettenberg Bay.
March 2017 SA Cruises
Don't miss out on these last minute cabins that are still available (at the time of writing this article) for March 2017 cruises on the MSC Sinfonia*. *Subject to cabin availability.
Cheapest Flights to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival
We've rounded up the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the 31st of March 2017 for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Eagle Liner Coach Trips
Looking for a cheap way of getting from Gauteng to KZN or Zimbabwe. Eagle Liner frequently offer the cheapest fares. You can book trips via Computicket, Shoprite or one of their outlets.
Cheap hotels in Cape Town under R1000
Yes, there is quality accommodation in Cape Town going for R1000/night or less. You're not going to get served caviar and lobster, but you'll be well positioned to visit restaurants that do.
Autopedigree Used Cars
Are you coming for a very looong semipermanent holiday to South Africa? One of the ways of reducing rental costs is by buying a used car and selling it when you leave the country. Autopedigree have outlets around the country to assist.
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.