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We specialise in news, reviews and research on flights, cruises, buses, trains, accommodation and car hire in South Africa. A lot of the material is written by our readers through our unique system of giving away travel vouchers to anybody who writes a travel review for us. We are wholly owned by South Africans and our proud for our homeland shines through on the website.

The website is organised into 3 parts, each of which have different entities responsible for them:

  • Cruises, which is owned and maintained by South Africa Travel Online (CC)
  • Flights
  • Buses, trains, car hire, accommodation, and everything else which is owned and maintained by SA Travel Online (Pty) Ltd.

Because most of our clientele are looking for budget travel, we have a particular focus on the low cost carriers when it comes to airlines, cruise deals, both luxury (such as Greyhound Premium, Translux and Intercape) and semi-luxury buses (City to City, Big Sky Intercity and Citiliner Plus) tend to classify as budget trail relative to planes.

Overland Tours bus parked outside Pinelands High School


Cruises is a growing part of our business, and there the focus is on cruises from Durban, Cape Town and Mediterranean Cruises. Our main cruise partners are MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

We cover car rental all over the world; but in particular in South Africa. Three major cities we look at are car hire in Durban and car rentals from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Vehicles offered range from minivans (Hyundai H1's, Toyota Quantums and VW Transporters) to entry-level cars, luxury BMWs and Mercedes Benz's.

Europcar offices at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg


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"Thank you for the wonderful service you give to us, we certainly appreciate and it makes a lot of things easier for us. You keep us well informed of all travel-related news, prices, updates and ratings (airlines, accommodation, etc) and specials that you advertise regularly." Chen Mashavave

"I’m thanking you for a return flight I took from Jo’burg to Cape Town to visit my family for Christmas 2013. I only decided to go about 2 weeks before and knew that it was going to be expensive because I would be booking so late for holiday season – but a friend had told me about you and I checked your website. Wow! You were at least R100 cheaper than ANY other airline’s own site! In one case you were R800 cheaper than an airline’s own site! Since there’s not much difference in airlines flying the short distance between JNB and CPT, I opted for the cheapest on your site, which was SAA (even more amazing since they’re hardly ever cheapest!) I’m now planning a June/ July trip overseas and no points for guessing where I’m looking for the best flights!" Bjarne Henriksen

"I had to get to Cape town on short notice, and knew that I would get an expensive flight due to the time. I was pleasantly surprised to find a cheap flight and an enjoyable journey. It was a stressful time, but the thought of knowing that I would not have to suffer a financial knock because of the flight, was an awesome surprise. Thank you for keeping your fares reasonable, and even a bit more than reasonable at times. Regards". Rabbia Afzal

"I just wanted to say that I love the site. It is very easy to use and all the information is clearly visible. Also the fact that it is quotes from multiple airlines, that I find really useful and it works for the site. So I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you guys put into getting this information out there for people like myself. I really appreciate the service and the way your service is conducted. I hope many others appreciate the help you guys are giving. This is by far the best travel service that I have come across in my many months of searching." Obi Kunz

"This is a very helpful site and great place to find quick and easy help online !!! THANK !!!" Willem Otto

"My wife and I got married on 12 January 2013. Our dream honeymoon was to take a cruise ship from Durban, up the east coast of Africa. I contacted South Africa Travel Online for a quote and was pleasantly surprised with the speed at which I was contacted. I received great service and prices from Victor Bunjira, who did all the admin work quickly and professionally with a great attitude. A couple of days before we were to set of for the cruise I realised that I didn't save the e-tickets on my personal laptop we were taking with us. I called Victor, all stressed out, and he helped immediately and sent me the tickets. The cruise was an amazing experience for us, and something that we will never forget! All in all I received great service and I would definitely make use of the services of South Africa Travel Online again! Thank you for everything!" Henko Spangenberg

"Thank you so much for an awesome experience. I flew from Lanseria to Cape town and back on the 9th of August and flew back on the 11th of August on Mango. And I am very satisfied. From the time I logged onto your website everything was just so professional. I will definitely use your agency again." Jackie Smith

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"South Africa Travel Online" is a registered Closed Corporation in South Africa (registration number 2010/076688/23). In 2012 it changed its name from "Cheap Flights South Africa".

SA Travel Online (Pty) Ltd is a registered company in South Africa.

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South Africa Travel Online began in March 2006 with the aim of satisfying a South African public hungry for travel-related news.

What our clients think of us

I wish to convey my sincere thanks and gratitude in the manner that I have been treated by your staff of this company ever since I started using your services. Whenever I have a query, I always receive prompt response from your call centre. The staff are very pleasant, friendly, professional and efficient. Receiving your specials really assists me with planning my holiday and I thank you very much. I have recommended to family and friends and I must say your services are awesome. Keep up the excellent customer servicesKind Regards, Linda Naicker

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