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Travel to the White Mountain Festival
If you are heading to Durban then don't miss out on the White Mountain Acoustic Musical Festival, which takes place from the 24th to the 28th of September 2014. And if you are departing from Johannesburg, then our survey of land travel prices will help you to pick the most affordable option.

  • November Cruise specials Soon it will be November, which is one of the best months to cruise during. So take a look at the November MSC Opera cruises that are available.

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        Worker's Day Travel Survey
        Our latest survey focuses on land travel options available from Johannesburg to Cape Town, that depart on the 1st of May 2015. Just in time for the Worker's Day long weekend.

        Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Good Food and Wine Show
        Mango flights came in cheapest for flights on the 22nd of May 2015 from Lanseria.

        Wedding Cruise Packages
        Celebrate your wedding on the open seas with an MSC Sinfonia Silver, Gold, or Platinum Wedding Package. Please note that the ceremony is of symbolic value only.

        Cheap flights to Durban for the Grand White Dinner
        British Airways offered the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Durban on the 24th of April 2015 for the Grand White Dinner taking place in a secret location.

        FlySafair Flight Deals
        We found the latest FlySafair flight deals, with airfares starting from as low as R455* for a one way flight (*subject to change, limited availability).

        Etihad Spring Super Sale
        Save on Etihad flights up until 29 February 2016 when you book before the 2nd of April 2015. Flights start from R5,694* to Mumbai.

        FlyAfrica ups Johannesburg to Harare Flights
        New Low Cost Airline FlyAfrica has introduced an additional daily flight between Harare and Johannesburg.

        November and December Family Cruises
        Treat your family to a cruise on the MSC Sinfonia during late November or December 2015. There are plenty of activities available on board to keep family members of all ages occupied.

        2016 Family Cruises
        Explore the MSC Sinfonia with your family on a family cruise during 2016.

        Flights to the Mother City for the Taste of Cape Town
        We found that Kulula offers the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town for the Taste of Cape Town.

        Only Five Days Left For March Madness
        There are only five days remaining before the March Madness special ends, on the 31st of March 2015.

        Land Travel Survey
        In our latest survey, we compared the prices of land travel from Durban to Cape Town. And if you plan on visiting Cape Town during April, don't miss out on the Constantia Food and Wine Festival, which takes place on the 17th of April 2015.

        Mediterranean Cruise Packages
        Explore Italy, France and Spain on the MSC Divina. Or if you would prefer to experience Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Italy instead, then the Costa Mediterranea is the ship for you.

        Seven Night Cruises
        Enjoy a week of relaxation and exploration on the MSC Sinfonia, on a seven night cruise.

        Flights to Johannesburg for Mamma Mia
        We found that Mango offers the cheapest flights on the 24th of April 2015 from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

        Four and Five Night Cruises
        Cruise on the MSC Sinfonia from Cape Town to Namibia, or from Durban to Mozambique.

        FlyAfrica Specials
        Come and see the Art of the Brick exhibition in Johannesburg or explore Africa with affordable flights from FlyAfrica. Flight prices listed are for flights departing on the 24th of April 2015.

        St Patrick's Day Special
        Celebrate St Patrick's day and book an inside or outside (ocean view) cabin on selected cruises, and you will receive two free gifts instead of one. This offer is only valid on the 17th of March 2015, for selected bookings made before 15h00 South African time.

        Two and Three Night Cruises
        Spend the weekend on an MSC Sinfonia cruise to an exciting destination.

        Cheap International Flights
        Planning on extending your summer? Then you have to take a look at our affordable flights to Europe and Mauritius.

        Christmas Cruises
        The Festive season may be far away, but that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead. Celebrate Christmas by enjoying an MSC cruise to a variety of destinations.

        Cruises from Cape Town 2016
        There are only eight cruises departing from Cape Town next cruise season, so don't wait too long to book if you want to cruise on the MSC Sinfonia.

        Cape Town to Durban Land Travel Survey
        Our latest survey covers land travel options from Cape Town to Durban, on the 27th of March 2015. So if you plan on taking the kids on a trip to Durban during the school holidays, then why not consider a scenic bus or train trip.

        Top 10 Travel Predictions for 2015
        The travel industry is constantly changing. Technology is the biggest driving force behind the change that we have seen over the last 20 years in the travel industry. Here are out 10 to travel trends for 2015.

        Flights to Durban for the Ingoma Competition
        We found that SA Express offers the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Durban for the Ingoma Competition.

        FlySafair flights to SA Fashion Week
        Heading to SA Fashion week? FlySafair flights will leave you with a little cash to spend on your fashion week wardrobe.

        22 or 25 Night Cruise
        Enjoy a Grand Voyage with MSC, from Cape Town to Venice or from Genoa to Durban.

        March Sawubona Update for SAA
        SAA is nearing the end of their 90-Day Action Plan so chairperson Duduzile Myeni shares some of what we can expect from the airline in the coming months.

        March Madness
        Book a selected cruise on the MSC Sinfonia, and you will get to choose one of two free gifts.

        Room With a View - Last Chance
        The Room with a View inside cabin upgrade special ends at noon on the 28th of February 2015*. *This special is subject to cabin availability.

        New Arabian Cruises 2015/2016
        MSC will extend its Dubai winter cruise season with four extra sailings, to a variety of destinations in the Arabian Peninsula.

        Flights to the Cape Town Jazz Festival
        The 16th Cape Town Jazz Festival is taking place in the CTICC on the 27th and 28th of March 2015. We found Mango offers the cheapest flights to Cape Town that Friday.

        Mango Voyager Special and Happy Day Sale
        The Mango Voyager Special allows SAA Voyager Members the opportunity to buy Mango flights from as little as 10500 Voyager miles. Happy Day Sale prices start at R699* this week! *Subject to change, limited availability.

        Investment Cruise 2016
        This is the perfect chance to spend four days at sea on the luxurious MSC Sinfonia, in the company of investment actuaries with over sixty years of combined experience.

        January and February 2016 Cruises
        Book one of the selected "Room with a view" cruises on the MSC Sinfonia before the 28th of February 2015, and you will be eligible for a free upgrade from an inside cabin to an ocean view cabin*. *This offer is subject to cabin availability.

        JHB to DUR Land Travel Survey
        Prime Circle are performing at The Venue in Durban, on the 13th of March 2015. Our latest survey compares the prices of travelling via bus or train, from Johannesburg to Durban.

        Europcar DriveClub
        Europcar has introduced their DriveClub, which offers members a 10% discount on car hire rates, upgrades to weekend car hire in Gauteng, and a free upgrade for every fifth car rental.

        Flights to Durban for Ironman
        The Ironman triathlon attracts fitness enthusiasts from around the country. The race totals 70.3 miles of swimming, running and biking. Read more about flights to this event.

        Combo Cruises
        If you choose a combo cruise, then you won't have to worry about your holiday ending before you have had a chance to experience everything, and you will receive a 10% discount off of the fare of the second cruise.

        Mango Happy Day Sale This Weekend
        Mango has unveiled their second Happy Day Sale this week running over Valentine's Weekend. What a great gift idea for long distance couples! Prices start from R395*.

        Cheap flights to Cape Town for the Stellenbosch Woordfees
        Thinking of heading down to the cape Winelands for the Stellenbosch Woordfees? Then check out this survey that we did on airfares to Cape Town on the 6th of March.

        Budget Car Rental
        Barloworld, the company that has been managing Avis SA for forty-five years, has agreed to operate the Budget Car Rental brand in South Africa.

        The Best International Flight Prices
        Explore Europe from R6080*. Flights departing from Cape Town, Joburg and Durban. *Subject to change, limited availability, only on selected dates.

        Free Cabin Upgrade on MSC Sinfonia
        If you book and pay for an inside cabin on the MSC Sinfonia (no window) before the 28th of February 2015, then you qualify for a free upgrade to an ocean view cabin. This offer is valid on selected cruises and subject to cabin availability.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        Save on Mango flights with the Mango Happy Day Sale starting today, the 10th of February 2015 and ending tomorrow at 21h00 on the 11th of February 2015. Prices start from R395*!

        Book Bus Tickets
        If you want to save money on your next local trip, try travelling by bus rather than by airline.

        MSC Sinfonia Grand Voyage
        The revamped MSC Sinfonia will depart on the 25th of October 2015 from Italy, on a twenty-six night grand voyage to South Africa. She will visit Greece, Egypt and the islands of the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion before she arrives in Durban.

        Cape Town to Johannesburg Land Travel
        Grammy award winner Jason Mraz will host his first ever concert at the Teatro at Montecasino, on the 26th and 27th of February 2015. So if you need to travel via land from Cape Town to Johannesburg in order to attend the concert, then our latest survey will help you compare your options.

        Fly to Joburg for Sky Dining
        Looking for something romantic to do on the 6th of March 2015? Why not fly to Joburg to enjoy a Sky Dining experience.

        December 2015 / January 2016 Cruises
        Don't leave any family members behind when you cruise with the MSC Sinfonia, as MSC cruises offer plenty of activities to keep your children occupied.

        Travelstart Specials
        This week's amazing flight specials with Delta includes destinations like Las Vegas, Miami and many more. Domestic flight specials with Kulula start at R821* and regional flights with SAA start at R3,599*.

        Car Rental Days and Rates Per Day Up
        Barloworld, the company that runs the Avis brand in South Africa, reported that car rental days and rates per day are ahead of last year.

        SAA receive top Skytrax ranking
        SAA has been awarded 4-star ranking for their onboard and airport services, placing them among the best airlines in the world.

        Best Flights to London
        Book now and save on flights to London this March. Flights depart from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Click through for a full list of the cheapest flights we could find to London. Our pick of the week is the direct flight from Johannesburg to London on Virgin Atlantic from only R9570*.

        Cruise from Cape Town to "Nowhere"
        The MSC Sinfonia departs from Cape Town to "nowhere" during January 2016, and between April and May 2016.

        MSC Family Cruises
        You don't have to leave the kids at home with a babysitter during your MSC cruise, as there are plenty of activities available to keep them amused on the cruise ships.

        SAA Update
        SAA announced today that they are finally cutting their Beijing route.

        Lufthansa Special
        Save 25% on premium economy class flights with Lufthansa before the end of July 2015. Book before the 8th of February 2015.

        Parlotones Live
        The Parlotones are performing at the Lyric Theatre, situated at Golf Reef City, on the 20th of February 2015.

        Valentine's Weekend Travel
        Celebrate Valentine's Day by attending the My Funny Valentine show at the Izulu Theatre in Durban, that takes place on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of February 2015.

        Cruise Deals
        Explore the Mediterranean on the MSC Preziosa, Fantasia or Poesia, or enjoy a more local cruise with the MSC Opera or Sinfonia.

        Flights to Cape Town for the Cape Town Cycle Tour
        We've done the research for you and found the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Cape Argus this year.

        JHB to DURB Land Travel Survey
        We have compared the prices of land travel options available for trips from Johannesburg to Durban, that depart on the 30th of January 2015.

        JHB to CPT Land Travel Survey
        If you plan on travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town in order to attend the Robertson Hands on Festival, which takes place on the 7th of February 2015, then our latest survey will help you locate the most affordable land travel option.

        Earn Lufthansa vouchers up to R550
        Save up to R550 on your next Lufthansa flight before the 29th of September 2015. Read more about how you can earn that voucher and redeem it before the 14th of February 2015.

        MSC Opera Ice Cream Package
        Celebrate Summer with a cruise on the MSC Opera, before she departs for Europe in March 2015. And if you book and pay for your cabin by the 30th of January 2015, you will receive a free ice-cream and soda package.

        Zanzibar Holiday Package
        Start the new year with a trip to the Reef and Beach Resort in Zanzibar, where you can enjoy pristine beaches and relax in the shade of palm trees.

        Skywise Flight Specials
        We are still patiently waiting for Skywise to announce flight prices or special launch prices for their domestic flights between Cape Town and Joburg, but we will announce them here as soon as possible. We expect these prices to become available around the 11th of February 2015, when tickets go on sale.

        One Day Only Sales From Kulula and Mango
        Kulula and Mango are both running a one day only sale on the 20th of January 2015. Kulula is giving customers up to 20% off all their flights up until 23h59 while Mango is running a Happy Day Sale with prices from as low as R629*. (limited availability, subject to change).

        FlyAfrica Flight Specials
        FlyAfrica recently launched a number of new routes including flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Windhoek Namibia, perfect for those wanting to attend Namibia Independence Day on the 21st of March 2015.

        Final MSC Opera 2015 Cruises
        Only sixteen MSC Opera 2015 cruises remain before she returns to Europe.

        MSC Sinfonia Suite Deal
        Book and pay for a balcony cabin on selected MSC Sinfonia cruises, before the 31st of January 2015, and you will receive a free upgrade to a suite.

        Valentine's Cruise Special
        Travel to Mozambique and Madagascar with your loved one, on the MSC Opera. You won't have to worry about the Champagne though, as a complimentary Romantic Sunrise package will be delivered to your cabin.

        Victoria Falls Holiday Package
        Experience the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and witness "the smoke that thunders." Don't forget to pack an umbrella or a raincoat as you may get soaked by the spray.

        MSC Opera Cruises 2015
        Set sail for holiday fun with the MSC Opera, to destinations such as the Portuguese Island and Maputo.

        Earn Travel Vouchers with Singapore Air
        Read more about how you can earn S$40 Changi Dollar Vouchers to use at the airport if you're transitting through Singapore before the 31 March 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

        FlySafair February 2015 Flight Deals
        FlySafair flights from as low as R399*. We did a survey on all of FlySafair's routes to find the cheapest airfare on each day of February 2015. Remember to book well in advance to get access to these low, low prices. *Subject to change. Limited availability.

        Flights to Johannesburg for The Script concert
        Fans of Irish pop-rock band The Script can rejoice as the band just announced their second tour of South Africa. The cheapest flight from Durban to Johannesburg is with Kulula Airways.

        Skywise announces take off plans
        Skywise announced plans to take off in March with their maiden voyage taking place on the 11th of February 2015.

        Durban to Johannesburg land travel survey
        The Parker's Comedy Festival takes place in Johannesburg at the Silverstar Casino, on the 9th of January 2015. And if you plan on travelling to Johannesburg via bus,train or rental car, then take a look at our latest land travel survey.

        Skywise to launch with CPT-JHB Flights
        Skywise recently announced more details about their upcoming launch with their first flight taking off in March 2015.

        Cruises from Durban 2015
        Relax on the deck as you cruise on the MSC Opera from Durban to Madagascar, or Mozambique during 2015.

        Mango more2life Competition
        If you are flying Mango this December you can enter their more2life competition on their Facebook page. This competition will be ongoing so remember to keep your ticket reference number and enter that month to stand in chance to win the following month's draw.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        Save on domestic flights with this week's Mango Happy Day Sale. Flights are available from R699*. *Subject to change, limited availability.

        Best MSC Opera Cruise Deals
        Cruise from Cape Town or Durban on the MSC Opera. We have collected the best cruise deals that we could find.

        SAA and Etihad partnership strengthened
        SAA will now operate additional flights from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi under the Etihad code. This means more flights between the two hubs and better connections to other destinations around the world.

        Ten Percent Discount for MSC West Med and Northern Europe Cruises
        Enjoy a 10% discount on cabin fares for MSC Western Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises.

        Flights to Durban for the Midmar Mile
        Ready to participate in the Midmar Mile next year? Take a look at flight prices from Cape Town to Durban. No surprise, Mango came in as the cheapest again!

        SAA 90 Day Turnaround Strategy
        Acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout revealed some of the serious steps SAA will take over the next 90 days to get closer to profitability.

        SAA to Save on Fuel
        With the recent drop in oil prices and the new technology SAA is implementing to improve their fuel usage, they should record massive savings on fuel over the next few years.

        Virgin Cruises
        Sir Richard Branson is turning his attention to launching a cruise company under the Virgin brand. Little information is available as of yet but we are looking forward to seeing it all take shape over the coming months.

        FlySafair Infographic - All You Ever Wanted to Know About FlySafair
        We love FlySafair for their affordable flights, but their low cost model might take some getting used to. So we created this awesome infographic with everything you ever wanted to know about the airline, their services and their charges.

        March 2015 Cruises
        The MSC Opera cruises from Durban to a variety of destinations during March 2015.

        Jazz Cruise Special
        Join Chalene Surtie Richards and a variety of Cape Town musicians on the MSC Opera Jazz Cruise.

        JHB to DUR land travel survey
        Our latest land travel survey covers buses and trains that travel from Johannesburg to Durban. As the festive season approaches, travel prices increase so ensure that you obtain your tickets as soon as possible.

        Last Minute Cruise Deals
        A number of previously unavailable cabins have opened up on the MSC Opera December 2014 and January 2015 cruises.

        JHB to CPT Land Travel Survey
        Our latest land travel survey compares the price of transport from Johannesburg to Cape Town, for trips that depart on the 26th of December 2014.

        Christmas and New Year Cruise Flash Sale
        Cruise to Madagascar during the festive season, or celebrate the New Year in Mauritius.

        Mango Happy Day Sale Packages
        This week's Mango Happy Day Sale only includes packages and unfortunately no flights, but we are particularly partial to the Cape Town package from only R3250*.

        Best Cruise Deals
        We have collected the best MSC Opera cruise deals that we could find.

        Memories of Clarens
        Clarens is a town located in the the Free State, near the Maluti Mountains.

        December 2014 Cruises
        Why stay at home during December when you can enjoy an MSC Cruise to an exciting destination instead?

        Lufthansa European Special
        The German airline is having a massive sale on European flights departing from Johannesburg.

        Family Cruises 2015
        Enjoy an MSC Opera cruise from Durban with your family during February or March 2015.

        Durban to Cape Town Land Travel Survey
        The latest land travel survey covers options available for travel from Durban to Cape Town. And if you plan on visiting Kirstenbosch during your visit to Cape Town, don't miss out on the Cape Bonsai Kai Show which takes place on the 12th of December 2014.

        The Best International Airfares
        Kick-start the New Year with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe, Asia or the Middle East. Flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Flights to Dublin from R6038*, flights to Paris from R6401* and flights to Berlin from R6741*. *Subject to change. Limited availability. Only on certain dates.

        Investment Cruise Speaker
        Asim Gani, the MD of Independent Actuaries and consultants, will be one of the three speakers present on the MSC Opera Investment Cruise.

        Emirates flights will not be Grounded
        The rumour that has been going around that the Department of Transport will be grounding the Emirates fleet in South Africa because of a dispute between the two parties is untrue. Flights will not be grounded but the two parties will meet to iron out their problems.

        Durban to Johannesburg land travel survey
        If air and sea travel do not appeal to you, then land travel is always an option. Our latest survey covers land travel from Durban to Johannesburg.

        Flights to Johannesburg for Kamersvol Geskenke
        Can't get enough of Kamersvol Geskenke? Then head to Johannesburg for the pop-up market taking place from the 2nd to the 7th of December 2014. The cheapest flights were with Mango airlines to Lanseria.


        FlySafair Flight Deals
        Flights on South Africa's low cost carrier FlySafair can now be booked through us. Here are some of their low airfares - Johannesburg to Cape Town from R768*, Cape town to George from R468* and Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth from R568*. *Prices are subject to change, limited availability.

        Mango Happy Day Sale Time!
        Mango have done it again, cheap flights for everyone. This weeks Happy Day Sale is back on a Tuesday after falling on a Wednesday and Thursday over the past couple of weeks. Flights start from R699*.

        March 2015 Cruises
        Board the MSC Opera during March 2015, as it departs from Durban to a variety of destinations.

        Zanzibar Holiday Package
        Warm waters and pristine beaches beckon, so escape to the Ngalawa Beach Village in Zanzibar.

        Last Chance to Party with Jack Parow
        There are only a few available cabins remaining on the Jack Parow Party Cruise, which departs from Durban on the 8th of December 2014.

        Cape Town to Durban land travel survey
        Our latest land travel survey compares the prices of travel via bus and train, from Cape Town to Durban.

        Last Minute Cruises
        There are a limited number of cabins still available on the MSC Opera for cruises during November and December 2014.

      • MSC Armonia Cruises 2015
        The MSC Armonia is the sister ship of the MSC Opera, Sinfonia and Lirica. She has been in the dry dock undergoing extensive upgrades, and makes her return on the 19th of November 2014.

      • MSC Magnifica Cruises
        Enjoy an international cruise on the majestic MSC Magnifica.

        FastJet adds Zanzibar route
        Explore the island off the coast with cheap flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar connecting in Dar es Salaam.

        Rwanda Visa Update
        From 1 November 2014 visitors to Rwanda will require a Visa to enter which can be acquired at the airport or beforehand. Follow link for more details.

        2015 Investment Cruise Launch - Opening Special
        Bookings for the 2015 Investment cruise are now live, and there are a limited number of cabins available at a discounted price.

        Fly to Durban for the Best New Year's Eve Partner
        Party the New Year in at the Moses Babhida Stadium and book your flights to Durban with Mango, the cheapest airline.

        Fly with Mango Airways to Joburg next month
        Ever dined in a big glass box 22 meters above ground? Now is the time to do so! Head to the Fairway Hotel and Golf Resort before the end of November and experience this amazing place!

        Jack Parow Hamper
        Book a cabin on the Jack Parow Party Cruise before the 24th of November 2014, and you stand a chance to win a Jack Parow hamper.

        JHB to CPT land travel surveyIf you are travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town via bus or train, then our latest survey will help you locate the best price for your trip.

        2015 Investment Cruise pre-registration discount
        Pre-register for the 2015 Investment Cruise, and then you will receive a discount on your cabin.

        The Investment Cruise
        Book your cabin on the 2015 investment cruise from Durban to Maputo & Portuguese Island.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        Book your Mango domestic flights today or tomorrow before 21h00 to save on travel this November! Our pick of the week was the Durban to Johannesburg route from only R699*. *Subject to change. Limited availability.

        The best London flight prices
        Plan your London trip for next year or take advantage of our last minute specials to save on flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

        R1000 Christmas Cruise Voucher
        Book a balcony cabin with us on the MSC Opera's Christmas Cruise and you will receive a free R1000 voucher*. *Very limited availability.

        Johannesburg to Durban land travel survey
        If you are travelling from Johannesburg to Durban via bus or train, then our latest travel survey will assist you with your search for the best price.

        Four Berth Family Cabins
        Treat your family to an MSC cruise from Durban during February or March 2015.

        Four Nights and Longer Cruises
        Cruise with the MSC Opera from either Cape Town or Durban. These cruises are for four nights or longer, so you will have plenty of time to relax on the deck and enjoy the view.

        The Latest Travelstart Specials
        Fly with Qatar airways from Johannesburg to Athens from only R7,096*, Johannesburg to Barcelona from only R6,839* or Johannesburg to Paris from only R7,786*. *Subject to change. Limited availability.

        KLM's 95th Birthday Sale
        KLM turns 95 this week! They are celebrating by providing customers with low, low airfares to Europe and beyond.

        Local Weekend Cruises
        You don't have to use up your leave on a long cruise, when weekend cruises are also available. Spend the weekend on an MSC cruise from Cape Town or Durban.

        Durban Cruises February 2015
        Cruise from Durban to destinations such as the Portuguese Island and Fort Dauphin during February 2015, with the MSC Opera.

        Flights to the Johnny Clegg Concert in Joburg
        One of South Africa's most famous international musicians Mr Johnny Clegg, also known as the "White Zulu", will be performing a very intimate unplugged show in Johannesburg for 5 nights only. Mango were the cheapest from Cape Town to Joburg on the 24th of October 2014.

        MSC Sinfonia returns
        The MSC Sinfonia returns to our sunny shores for the 2015/2016 cruise season. She will arrive on the 19th of November 2015.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        Save on domestic flights this October and November with the Mango Happy Day Sale! Book before 21h00 on the 2nd of October 2014 and you could even score amazing prices on tickets for the school holidays. Our pick of the week is the Johannesburg to Durban route at a mere R699* or 12 000 Voyager Miles.

        Mauritius Holiday January 2015
        Start the new year with pristine beaches and crystal clear oceans. Mauritius January holiday packages are available.

        MSC Armonia Cruise Specials 2014 The MSC Armonia returns on the 19th of November 2014, for a 10 day cruise from Genoa. She underwent extensive modifications during her stay in the drydock. Cruise bookings up to September 2015 are available.

        Best London Airfares
        Plan on visiting the Big Ben before Christmas? We've rounded up the best flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to London this November.

        December Cruises
        Plan an end of the year get-away with MSC, as it's not too late to book December cruises on the MSC Opera.

        International flight specials We've gathered some of the best international flight prices from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Flights ex Johannesburg from R5792*, ex Cape Town from R5979* and flights ex Durban from R7253*. *Subject to change. Limited availability. Only on certain dates.

        March Cruises 2015
        Plan ahead and take a look at the MSC cruises that depart during March 2015.

        Sandton Bierfest
        This week's survey compares land travel prices from Durban to Johannesburg. Don't miss out on a chance to attend the Johannesburg Bierfest, which takes place at Montecasino in Sandton, from the 17th to the 19th of October 2014.

        Flights to Johannesburg for the Nike Soweto Marathon
        Looking to test your fitness or simply see Soweto from a different angle? Then you have to take part in the Nike Soweto Marathon taking place on the 2nd of Novemeber 2014. We found that Mango offers the cheapest flight from Durban to Johannesburg on the 31st of October 2014.

        Mango Happy Day Sale Still looking to book domestic flights for this October? Then take advantage of Mango's amazing prices. Whilst availability isn't looking great, this week's prices are at least R50 and in some cases R100 cheaper than last week's Sale. Sale ends the 26th of Sep 2014 at 21h00.

        Air Uganda
        The airline announced yesterday that they will not be resuming flights following their suspension in June 2014. All refunds must be submitted by 30 September 2014.

        November Cruises
        It's never too late to enjoy an MSC cruise before the festive season madness begins.

        Royal Caribbean Cruises
        Royal Caribbean International offer cruises to destinations all over the world, and recently applied to trademark eight names for their new cruiseliners.

        Free cabin upgrade special
        Book an inside cabin on the MSC Opera before the 24th of September and you will receive a free upgrade to an outside cabin within 48 hours. And if you book an outside cabin, then you will receive a free upgrade to a balcony cabin. This offer is subject to cabin availability and only applies to new bookings.

        Amashova Durban Classic If you are heading to Durban for the Amashova Durban Classic, that takes place on the 12th of October 2014, then our latest survey of land travel prices from Cape Town to Durban will help you to find the most affordable travel option.

        Travelstart Weekly Specials
        Looking for the latest international flight specials from Cape Town? Fly direct from Cape Town to London Heathrow from only R10,995*, CPT to New York from R11,790* or CPT to Miami from R12,740* with Virgin Atlantic. See more for domestic and African flight specials.

        Great international flight prices
        We've rounded up some of the best international flight prices around! Johannesburg to Dubai from R5403*, Johannesburg to Istanbul from R5462* and Johannesburg to Dublin from R5844*. *Limited availability. Prices are subject to change. Only available on selected dates.

        Flights to Durban for the John Legend Concert
        Interested in going to the John Legend concert in Durban on the 21st of November 2014? We've compared all the flights from Cape Town to Durban on that Friday and found that Mango Airlines offered the cheapest flights.

        Free Onboard Credit for Dec/Jan Dubai Cruises
        Explore the Arabian Sea with an MSC Orchestra cruise from Dubai and receive R2500 free onboard credit per person! Book this flight/cruise deal before the 20th of October 2014 to receive your free onboard credit.

        New Visa regulations for children postponed You'll now only need an unabridged birth certificate to travel with children under the age of 18 years from the 1st of June 2015.

        Cheap flights to London this November
        We've collected the cheapest flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to London this November. Weather you want to fly first class or only direct in economy class, we've got you covered.

        Balcony Cabin Prices
        Enjoy the view from a balcony cabin on the MSC Opera, as you cruise from either Cape Town or Durban.

        Travel to Rocking the Daisies
        We have compared the price of land travel options from Johannesburg to Cape Town for Rocking the Daisies. The festival takes place from the 2nd until the 5th of October 2014.

        Tempest Car Hire
        The Tempest September Special runs until the end of September 2014, and don't forget to email us an article about your holiday adventures in your rental car, as you will qualify for a SouthAfrica.TO travel voucher.

      • Jacaranda Party Cruise Competition Enter and you stand a chance to win a free cabin for yourself and a partner on the Jack Parow Party Cruise, worth R13,000. Simply tweet a picture of yourself wearing a replica of the famous Jack Parow cap to work. Your tweet must mention @jacarandafm and use the hashtag #PartyCruise in order to qualify for the competition.

      • Travel to the White Mountain Festival
        If you are heading to Durban then don't miss out on the White Mountain Acoustic Musical Festival, which takes place from the 24th to the 28th of September 2014. And if you are departing from Johannesburg, then our survey of land travel prices will help you to pick the most affordable option.

      • November Cruise specials Soon it will be November, which is one of the best months to cruise during. So take a look at the November MSC Opera cruises that are available.

      • Mango Happy Day Sale
        The Mango Happy Day Sale has returned to its usual time slot on Wednesdays, but we found that availability is extremely limited. You'd better act fast if you want to book flights departing before 31 October 2014.

        Cruise season length has decreased
        The next cruise season takes place from the 28th of October 2014 to the 28th of March 2015. This period is shorter than usual, due to the fact that the MSC Opera will be the only cruise ship frequenting our shores.

        Flights to Durban for Trevor Noah's NationWild
        We found that Kulula had the cheapest flight to Durban for the NationWild show on the 26th of September 2014.

        Travelstart flight specials
        Etihad currently has some amazing international airfares on offer with flights to London, Frankfurt, Bangkok and Shanghai from as little as R5,937*.

        Cruise to Nowhere
        Sometimes the best destinations are not chosen in advance. Cruise from Cape Town to nowhere on the MSC Sinfonia.

        Free onboard package on December Cruises
        Book a cabin on one of our MSC Opera December cruises between the 1st of September and the 5th of September 2014, and you will receive a free onboard package.

        Great international flight specials with Qatar
        Fly Qatar from JHB to Istanbul from R5,575*, from JNB to Milan from R6,342*, from JNB to Hong Kong from R6,771* or with Kulula Johannesburg to Cape Town from R901*.

        Cheap international flights
        Fly Virgin Atlantic from JHB to London from R10,828*, from JNB to New York from R11,633*, from CPT to Miami from R12,905* or HLA to CPT from R810*.

        Cheap Flights to the I Heart Joburg Concert
        For this weeks survey we looked at flights to the massive I heart Joburg Concert in Johannesburg on the 6th of September 2014. Mango were once again the cheapest!

        Mango Happy Day Sale: Prices until Feb 2015
        The Mango Happy Day sale runs from 13 August until 14 August 2014 with sale dates available from 13 August until February next year! Our pick of the week is Lanseria to Cape Town from a mere R749*.

        Kulula Birthday Savings
        You can save 13% on any flight if you book tomorrow, 13 August 2014, on Kulula between 13 Aug 2014 to 7 July 2015. This is in honour of their 13th birthday!

        November MSC Opera Cruise Deals
        Don't spend November at home, when you can cruise on the MSC Opera instead.

        KZN Music Imbizo
        The annual Kwazulu Natal Music Imbizo takes place on the 28th to the 30th of August 2014.

        Women's Day Cruise Special & FlySafair - a true low cost carrier
        Looking for cheap flights or an affordable cruise option? Take a look at our latest mailer including an amazing Women's Day cruise special and a break down of FlySafair's baggage fees.

        Flights to Durban for Heritage Day
        Heritage Day was named Shaka Day before 1995 and many choose to still celebrate this holiday with a pilgrimage to Shaka's Memorial in KZN. Mango offered the most affordable flights from Cape Town to Durban on the 19th of September 2014.

        Mango Happy Day Sale - Flights from R549*
        OR Tambo to Durban from R549.00*, Bloemfontein to Cape Town from R819.00*, Cape Town to Durban from R819.00* and Lanseria to Cape Town from R749.00*. Limited Availability, Subject to Change.

        The Second Round of our KZN Competition is Open
        Check out out latest newsletter to see how you can enter our competition where you stand a chance to win a holiday for 2 to the South Coast.

        Mediterranean Cruise Deals
        Explore Europe with MSC, as you enjoy the European summer while you sail on the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

        JHB to CPT land travel survey
        When it comes to travelling from JHB to CPT via land, Shosholozi Meyl are the most affordable option.

        FlySafair - no Comair challange expected
        Read about the latest developements at FlySafair on our new newsletter and check out our awesome party cruise with Jack Parow.

        JHB to DUR bus survey
        If you plan on travelling from JHB to DUR via land and are looking for the most affordable option, then you might want to consider Shosholoza Meyl.

        KLM to the rescue
        KLM Airlines came to the aid of Freshlyground, to the delight of fans and band members alike.

        Valentines day Cruise to Madagascar
        Love may be in the air on Valentines day, but the MSC Opera will stick to travelling via the ocean. Especially during a cruise from Durban to Fort Dauphin in Madagascar.

        The Latest International Flight Prices
        Fly from Johannesburg to Istanbul from only R5382* with Eithad Airways this November.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        The Mango Happy Day Sale is back again! Our pick of the week is the Johannesburg to Cape Town route at only R820*.

        Mango Cheapest to Cape Town
        Head to the Klein Karoo for the Klein Karoo Klassique festival from the 8th to the 11th of August 2014. Mango were the cheapest to Cape Town from R931*.

        FlySafair are relaunching
        FlySafair have returned, and their first flight takes off on the 16th of October 2014.

        Cruises from Durban to Cape Town
        Cruise from Durban to Cape Town on the MSC Sinfonia.

        Best Year-End Cruise Deals
        Planning a year-end holiday or a company social event? Then head for the high seas with MSC. We have compiled a collection of the most affordable year-end MSC cruises.

        Flights to Durban for the SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival
        Consider yourself a beer connoisseur or just a plain enthusiast? Then take note of the SA on Tap Craft Beer Festival taking place on the 9th of August 2014 in Kings Park, Durban. We found flights with Kulula Airlines were the most affordable on the 8th of August from Johannesburg to Durban.

        Weekend cruise specials
        Why stay at home when you can spend your weekend on the MSC Opera? We have collected a variety of weekend cruises that depart from Durban, and cruises that depart from Cape Town.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        Here are some of the great prices on the Mango Happy Day Sale - Durban - Cape Town form R865.00*, Johannesburg - George from R880.00*, Cape Town - Lanseria from R910.00*, OR Tambo - Cape Town from R865.00* and our pick of the week Durban - OR Tambo from R570.00*. * Limited Availability, subject to change.

        Cheap Flights to London
        The London Restaurant Festival scheduled for October is a three week celebration of all things food related. Participating restaurants will create special tasting menus and you’ll be able to explore London’s fine dining culture. So when the cold weather gets the better of you, just duck into the nearest restaurant!

        Win a Holiday for 2 to the KZN Coast
        Enter our competition to win the perfect break on the KZN Coast. The prize includes flights with FlyCemair from Johannesburg to Margate and three nights' stay at the Umthunzi Hotel & Conference

        Four night cruise deals
        Don't miss out on these four night cruise deals, but hurry, as they are selling out rapidly.

        Mozambique's National Airline Fires CEO
        LAM Mozambique Airlines has sacked their CEO after the credibility of the airline has been taking a serious battering amid long passenger delays and poor performance numbers.

        Travelstart Flight Specials
        Fly Lufthansa from JNB to Lisbon from R7,203*, from JNB to Stockholm from R7,269*, from JNB to Rome from R7,436* or JNB to Windhoek from R4,498* with Air Namibia.

        SAA Flights Cancelled
        SAA flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong are temporarily cancelled. The plane will be repaired after it was damaged by severe turbulence.

        Lufthansa Flight Specials
        Head to Europe with Lufthansa's "Take on Europe" flight sale: JNB to Munich form R7,869*, JNB to Brussels from R7,869* and JNB to Vienna from R7,869*.

        Intercape offer the cheapest DUR - CT prices
        Heading to Robertson for the Slow Festival? An Intercape one way bus trip to Cape Town via Bloemfontein is the most affordable land travel option according to our survey.

        Cheap international flights
        Fly from Cape Town to Paris for only R7517* with Emirates Airways this November. Check our latest survey for other affordable international flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

        25 People injured on SAA flight
        22 passengers and 3 crew members on an SAA flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong were injured when the plane went through severe turbulence.

        Emirates to add another daily flight to South Africa
        Emirates have announced that they will add an extra daily flight from Dubai to Johannesburg from the 26th of October 2014.

        Cruise Package double sale
        Book a flight and cruise package, or a stay and cruise package, and select a balcony cabin or balcony suite.

        Travel to the Home Expo
        The Home Expo takes place in the Centre Court of the Emporer's Palace, from the 2nd to the 4th of August 2014.

        Phuket Sale
        Travel to Phuket, Thailand and enjoy ten nights at the four-star Karon Resort.

        Balcony Cabin Special
        Book a balcony cabin between the 10th and 19th of July 2014 and you will receive free onboard credit to the value of R250.

        ACSA Unveils FREE Wifi at South African Airports
        Great news for social media addicts and businessmen who need to stay on top of their emails. Airports Company South Africa has launched a free Wifi service for all passengers in their 9 South African Airports.

        Abuja Airport Scheduled Closure
        Nigerian Airport Authorities have announced that they will be closing the airport in their countries capital Abuja over the weekend. The closure is due to scheduled repairs that are to be done on the runway.

        FlightSite Making Travel Easy
        FlightSite is an online travel agency that focuses on making travel easy for their clients. FlightSite allows clients to book everything from flights, car hire and accommodation to packages through their site.

        Fly to the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival
        Travel to Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival on the 26th of September 2014. Check out our flight survey to help you scoop up the cheapest flights on that date.

        Mango Happy Day Sale Time!
        It’s that time of the week again, time for the Mango Happy Day Sale! This week we found that more routes has Happy Day Sale prices available than last week. Pick of the week is the OR Tambo to Cape Town flight.

        Royal Caribbean Cruise
        Cruise to a variety of international destinations with Royal Carribean International Cruises.

        Party it up in Thailand or soak up the history of beautiful Italy
        Check out our latest newsletter for very competitive flights to Bangkok, Mauritius, Rome and the island of Reunion. So many destinations, so little time!

        Pre-Booking of seats now available on FastJet Flights
        Passengers on FastJet flights can now pre-book their seats for a small additional fee. Premium seats and normal seats can now all be pre-booked up to 24hours before flight departure time.

        Free pre-loaded SIM card for Virgin Atlantic Passangers
        Passengers on Virgin Atlantic's daily flight from London, Heathrow to OR Tambo, Johannesburg will receiving a present from Virgin Mobile when they land at OR Tambo during the month of July 2014.

        Travelstart Flight Specials
        Fly from JNB to Istanbul from R6,951* with Turkish Airlines, JNB to Bangkok from R6,952* with Emirates, CPT to Hong Kong from R8,370* with Emirates or JNB to Cape Town one way from R940* with Kulula.

        Limited dates on Kulula flight special still available
        Kulula is running a special on flights from Lanseria to Johannesburg on selected dates during the month of July. You'll have to move quickly if you want to take advantage of this special.

        Head to Johannesburg for the Gauteng Motor Show
        The adrenalin filled Gauteng Motor Show starts on the 25th of July 2014. We have the inside scoop on cheap flights to this event.

        SAA flight delayed after Captain Strips Down
        Passengers on flight SA025 had to wait for 5 hours in Harare after their flight was delayed because of a strange outburst from their pilot.

        December Holiday Dubai fly/cruise deal
        Enjoy seven nights aboard the MSC Orchestra as it travels to Dubai.

        Year of free car hire with Tempest
        Win a year of free car hire & flights through this Mango Airlines/Tempest car hire competition. All you have to do is book a flight & car rental at, for travel before 31 Aug 2014.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        See our latest newsletter with the Mango Happy Day Sale airfares. Our pick of the week is Cape Town to Lanseria flights.

        MSC Orchestra Cruises
        If you want to cruise to South America, Northern Europe or the Mediterranean, then the MSC Orchestra will take you there.

        Flight/cruise package deals
        Don't miss out on these great flight and cruise package deals, as you can save up to R3000.

        Kulula flights to Durban from only R608*
        Kulula is running a special on flights to Durban from Lanseria. Travellers should move quickly to get in on this special as availability wont last long with such a low fare available.

        Africa's new low cost airline Fly Africa
        Fly Africa is launching it's first route between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls on the 23rd of July 2014. The low cost airline is advertising prices as low as R99* (excluding airport taxes and fuel surcharges). *Prices are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed by us.

        Travel to Durban for the Durban International Boat and Lifestyle Show
        The Durban International Boat and Lifestyle Show takes place from the 18th to the 20th of July 2014 at the Durban Marina. The event promises fun in the Durban sun for the whole family this winter.

        Kenyan Visa Requirements
        After the recent announcement by the Kenyan Government that South African travellers will need a visa to enter the country people have been scrambling to apply for a visa. The latest announcement has however changed the date of implementation.

        Mango Happy Day Sale!
        See our latest newsletter for the Mango Happy Day Sale airfares. Our pick of the week is Lanseria to Cape Town for only R825.

        Cruise Buddies for Single Cruisers
        Save up to 70% on cruise bookings by allowing us to find you a cruise buddy.

        Christmas cruise and party
        Only a few available cabins remain on the Christmas Cruise to Madagascar, so book one as soon as possible. And if you book a balcony cabin on the Christmas Cruise, you will receive a free Bon Voyage package from us.

        Travel to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival
        Travel to the Cape Winelands town of Franschhoek on the 12th and 13th of July 2014, where you can take part in the Franschhoek Bastille Festival. C'est magnifique!

        Latest Travelstart Specials
        Take a look at this week’s special airfares from Travelstart.

        Mango Sale on Flights to Zanzibar
        Take a look at this great offer by Mango in conjunction with the Expresso TV show for flights to Zanzibar on special limited airfares.

        Time for the Mango Happy Day Sale
        Check out the very competitive airfares that are on sale this week. The Cape Town to Durban flight was named as the pick of the week.

        Mango Cheapest to CPT for Franschoek Bastille Festival
        Mango had the cheapest flight to Cape Town from Johannesburg on our latest cheap flights survey. The Franschhoek Bastille Festival also features in the survey.

        MSC Opera December 2014 Partner rates
        Don't delay, book an MSC Opera cruise while cabins are still available. The prices that we have collected apply to two adults that are sharing one cabin.

        Cape Town in Photos
        Take a tour of the Mother City, and keep an eye out for some of these places of interest during your trip.

        Qatar Airways Special Extended
        Check out our newsletter for the latest Qatar Airways flight special where you can get up to 20% off on flights to the US.

        MSC Mediterranean Cruises
        If you are looking for the lowest cruise prices, then aim to book an MSC cruise that departs during January, February or March 2015.

        First Car Rental Show & Go Card
        Great ad by FCR showcasing their new Show & Go card, which allows frequent flyers to bypass queues at airports.

        Vodacom Durban July Land Travel
        You won't have to saddle up your trusty steed if you want to attend the Vodacom July, which takes place on the 5th of July 2014 at the Greyville Racecourse. We have performed a survey of what you can expect to pay for overland travel from JNB to Durban.

        MSC Cruises World Cup
        MSC Cruise will broadcast all of the Fifa World Cup action on board of their ships. Which means that you won't miss out on any of the fancy footwork and memorable goals while you enjoy your cruise.

        Hertz car rental
        Hertz is the second largest car rental agency in the world. They operate out of all the major airports in Cape Town, Johhanesburg and Durban, and they are also known as "The Hertz Corporation" or "Hertz rent a car".

        Cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Vodacom Durban July
        Kulula Airlines offer the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Durban for the spectacular horse racing event taking place on the 5th of July.

        Mango sale for Momentum Multiply Members
        Mango and Momentum are running a sale for Momentum Multiply members. Special fares on selected flights are open to the members to book before the 15th of June 2014 and fly before the end of August 2014.

        Mango Happy Day Sale time again!
        The Mango Happy Day sale for this week is in our newsletter and the pick of the week is the Bloem to Cape Town flight.

        Nine cruises from Cape Town
        Cast off for adventure with MSC Cruises. Enjoy one of nine cruises from Cape Town to a variety of destinations, such as Walvis Bay and Luderitz.

        KLM Flight Special
        KLM have just released some great airfare specials for return flights to Amsterdam, London and New York from Johannesburg. These prices are very competitive and travellers should move quickly to get in on the action.

        FlyCemair acquires new aircraft
        Cemair has boosted their fleet by acquiring a package of Bombardier CRJ aircraft. This surely is a good sign for the consumer as more competition and more routes means more competitive rates.

        Travelstart Flight Specials
        JNB to Dublin from R5,640* with Emirates, JNB to Madrid from R6,374* with Emirates, CPT to Stockholm from R6,794* with Emirates, JNB Lanseria to Durban one way from R813* with Kulula. Direct flights from JNB to London with Virgin Atlantic from R9,857. *Prices are subject to change.

        Mango Cheapest to Cape Town for Winter Wonderland Festival
        Embrace the winter weather this June by heading down to Gordon's Bay, just outside of Cape Town, for the annual Winter Wonderland Festival. Mango had the cheapest flights to CPT.

        June Cruise Price Freeze
        Take advantage of a combo of specials : June cruise prices have been frozen, and you can take advantage of our refer a friend deal at the same time.

        Mango Sale Madness!
        Mango is currently offering a very limited R1 (excluding taxes) fare for flights. Travellers need to download and book through their app to have access to this special fare.

        Refer a Cruise Friend
        We got something special for those who have already booked a cruise with us for the next season, and who refer a friend.

        Travel to the Highland Games
        Have a bonny time at the Highland Games of South Africa, which takes place at the Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift on the 21st of June 2014.

        Cape Town to Johannesburg for Comedy Central Show
        In need of some good laughter this June? Then head to Johannesburg for the Comedy Central Colourblind show! Mango had the cheapest flights to JHB.

        Happy Day Sale at Mango
        The new Mango Airlines Happy Day Sale is in our newsletter together with the latest news on the appointment of a new GM at SAA.

        Durban to Johannesburg for Armin van Buuren Concert
        World renowned Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren will be rocking the House at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg on the 14th of June. 30 Seconds to Mars will be performing in the same venue only two days later. Kulula had the cheapest airfares.

        Travel to watch Defending the Cavemen
        You won't have to defend your seat as you travel to watch Defending the Caveman at the Pieter Toerien's Main Theatre. We have compared the prices of a variety of one-way travel options from Durban to Johannesburg.

        Flight Specials at Qatar and Kulula
        Our newsletter includes both Kulula and Qatar's current flight specials. Be sure to look at our prices to the Durban Wine Show happening next weekend.

        Weekend Cruise Deals
        Cheapest cruises on every weekend in the new season, prices for a couple sharing a cabin from Cape Town or Durban.

        Be Hertz Community is shut down
        Hertz car hire's online community, Be Hertz, which completed online surveys in exchange for lucky draws, is shut down.

        Happy Day Sale at Mango
        We have the new Mango Airlines Happy Day Sale in our newsletter together with our FlyCemair competition where you could be a winner!

        Free Ice-Cream Package on Cruises
        This week only! Get a free ice-cream package for any MSC cruise booked this week. Counts for cruises longer than 3 days from Durban or Cape Town.

        Cape Town to Durban for Wine Show
        Take a break from the winter weather in Cape Town during June and head to Durban for the Wine Show... Mango were the cheapest.

        African Grand Cruise Voyage Special
        The epic Cape Town to Italy cruise is as good as it gets! And now there's a special where you can get a 30% discount if you book early.

        Mango Sale - Happy Day
        Mango Airlines are running a happy day sale today and tomorrow on all domestic flight routes. Airfares have dropped since last week's special.

        SouthAfricaTO reaches 10,000 Twitter Followers
        South Africa Travel Online has become the first South African travel agency to reach 10,000 followers.

        Cathay Pacific goes digital
        Cathay Pacific are introducing digital newspapers and magazine at their airport lounges in Hong Kong.

        Kulula Flights from R491*
        What a price! This wont last long (in fact it may already have ended by the time you reaed this).

        Durban to Cape Town on MSC Rhapsody
        We cruised on the MSC Rhapsody and went out in rubber ducks to Plettenberg Bay.

        Mango September 2014 Flight Specials
        Cheapest Mango Airlines flights from day to day in September 2014. Try avoid flying on the 26th, as airfares are generally elevated.

        Blu Crane Air applies for JNB-CPT Flights
        Blu Crane Air have applied to be able to operate flights from OR Tambo to Cape Town International Airport.

        Mango Happy Day Sale + December Cruises
        We have 2 specials running in this newsletter - both a Mango Airlines Happy Day sale as well as December cruise specials for under 30s.

        Ethiopian Airlines launching CPT Flights
        Ethiopian Airlines (ET) are launching flights from Cape Town to Addis Ababa via Johannesburg, from January 2015.

        Win 2 Air France Tickets
        Air France are now part of the South African twittersphere, and are kicking off with weekly competitions, plus a grand prize to win a flight to France.

        Kulula Cheapest to Durban for Royal Show
        Take a trip to Durban to enjoy the Royal Show (just a short drive further to Pietermaritzburg)...Kulula Airlines were cheapest.

        SAA Shifts Beijing Flights to Later
        South African Airways has managed to secure better takeoff and landing slots at Beijing Airport, and has shifted its flight times.

        Feathers Lodge Promotion
        Feathers Lodge is offering SouthAfrica.TO readers a 20% discount. Simply use promo code SATO910. Feathers Lodge are situated in Durbanville, Cape Town, and were voted one of the top 3 guest houses in South Africa.

        Fastjet 24 Hour Sale
        Fastjet are running a sale for the next 24 hours (30 April 2014) on their flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam.

        JHB to George to holiday in Plett
        Dorothy tells us about her holiday in Plettenberg Bay, after hopping on a flight from Johannesburg to George.

        FlyCemair Flights to Plett
        FlyCemair operates flights from CPT & JNB to Plettenberg Bay.

        JHB to PE to Visit Plett
        Virginia tells us how she flew from Johannesbug to Port Elizabeth on Mango Airlines to travel onwards to Plettenberg Bay, go bungee jumping off the Bloukrans bridge & feed the elephants in Knysna.

        Kulula July 2014 Flights
        The cheapest Kulula flights on each day and each route in July 2014. The date to avoid travelling is the 20th of July, when school holidays ends, and all the families head back home from their winter holidays.

        Mango Happy Day Sale
        There's a Mango Happy Day Sale running until 9pm tonight (Friday, the 25th).

        12 Family Cruises
        Looking to take the little ones along with you on a cruise. Here are 12 options for the news season.

        Computicket Flights in South Africa
        We are long past the stage where you could only book movies & theatre at Computicket. Choose your airline from the full range of SAA, Kulula, Mango, BA and Air Namibia.

        Skukuza Airport appoints Avis
        Avis have been appointed to offer car hire from Skukuza Airport, as well as a shuttle service between the airport and the main Skukuza Camp.

        33 Cruise Ship Myths Debunked
        From whether the ships are overrun with pensioners to whether you'll be coerced into buying photos.

        Increased capacity on SAA flights to Mumbai
        South African Airways is increasing its capacity on the JNB-BOM flight route - from the 1st of September it's switching its metal to A340-300s.

        Comair renews Travelport Agreement
        Comair & Travelport have renewed their agreement whereby Travelport can show Comair fares on their systems.

        Mango June 2014 Flight Deals
        With the public & school holidays in June, it's easy to choose the wrong dates to fly & be nailed on airfares. Here's a synopsis to help you navigate the month.

        Q&A with pilot Simon Burnham
        Ever wondered what it's like to train and work as a pilot. Here's a Q&A with Simon Burnham, who traveled from the UK to South Africa to do get in the flight hours to obtain his pilot's licence.

        Cheapest Cruises per Month
        Here are the cheapest cruises in each month of the year for 2014.

        SA Express discontinues CPT Routes
        SAX have quit flying the Cape Town to Maputo & Cape Town to Windhoek flight routes, citing sustainability.

        FlySafair Licence Approved
        It's been reported that FlySafair have had their new licence application approved. Last year the court placed their licence under review.

        Mango Happy Days Sale
        Mango Airlines are running a happy days sale. Plus info on South African Airways promo code to discount flights to London by 5% & Fastjet's switch to midnight flights: Ow-wooo oooo

        Tandem Paragliding video in Cape Town
        If you don't mind heights then a tandem paragliding flight is a must-do on your trip to Cape Town.

        East London Easter Weekend Car Hire
        Hire a BMW 3 series from the 18th to the 20th of April 2014, from East London Airport, from R1465*.

        Q&A with Scarlet Nguni
        Get to know the founder of the supremely successful #discoverOverberg , Scarlet Nguni (also known as Skye).

        MSC Opera Cruise to Nowhere rated 5/5
        Claudeane says that she may have been cruising to nowhere on the Opera, but it felt like a cruise to heaven.

        Hire a bakkie with First Car Rental
        Hire a Group H Nissan 1 ton pickup from 18 to 19 April 2014 from R517* from Cape Town.

        Kulula Flights to Durban from R608*
        Book these while you can - the cheapest Kulula flights from Johannesburg Lanseria to Durban are running at just R608*.

        Kulula Flights from Durban to Lanseria
        Thank goodness for Kulula - the only airline operating flights from King Shaka to Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport.

        Victoria Falls Gorge Swinging
        A little bit of insanity...check out this vide of face-first cliff jumping over the lower end of Victoria Falls (or Mosi-oa-Tunya).

        BA Opens new Airport Lounge in Cape Town
        British Airways have opened a new airport lounge at Cape Town International Airport, for its executive club - they must just be careful that they don't relax so much that they miss their flights!

        3 Great Value Cruises between Durban & Cape Town
        We had a look at the cheapest cruises, and found three which weren't quite the cheapest, but offered the best value.

        SAA Pet Travel Rules
        If you want to travel with Whiskers, there are strict rules that must be abided by; with international rules being far more stringent than domestic rules.

        Government to Fly Budget Carriers Only
        1 April 2014 April Fools Joke :)

        Hertz South Africa adds Nissan Evalia
        Hertz Car Hire have added the Nissan Evalia to their fleet of vehicles, offering a neat alternative to the Hyundai H1s, VW Kombis and Toyota Quantums.

        Etihad cheapest from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo
        We carried out a snapshot survey of JHB to Sao Paulo flight prices and Etihad were cheapest (note that the only direct flights are with South African Airways).

        Kulula from JHB to DUR from R608*
        There were still some Kulula flights from Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport to Durban's King Shaka International Airport on the morning of the 31st March 2014.

        Booking Cheap Durban Car Hire
        To book the cheapest car rentals from Durban Airport (King Shaka), compare the prices of all of Tempest, Hertz, Budget, First Car Rental, Avis, Europcar & Thrifty Car Hire.

        Avis Car Sales
        Did you know that you can buy vehicles from Avis? Although you get the odd crazy driver who has rented out a car, they're generally well maintained.

        Q&A with Travel Opulent's Patrycja Oosthuizen
        Patrycja runs the highly successful #travelchatsa every Wednesday night and we were delighted get the opportunity to interview her and find out about her views on travel in South Africa.

        Royal Caribbean introduces Dynamic Dining
        Royal Caribbean international is introducing the concept of dynamic dining on its Quantum Class of ships (like the Quantum of the Seas), where guests can book from up to 18 restaurants.

        SAA Cheapest on Easter Weekend
        Not often you see a full service carrier cheaper than the budget airlines - South African Airways have been offering the cheapest airfares from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the Easter weekend.

        Mango from JHB to DUR rated 5/5
        Starr wrote to tell us that she rates her Mango Airlines flights from Johannesburg to Durban 5/5: "From the minute I made my booking with Mango, I knew I had made the right choice of airline to fly on."

        Travel to Brazil
        Eleanor shares her first-hand experience of travelling to Brazil - from breaking the language barrier to what it's like to fly business class on South African Airways.

        Europcar Bookings can earn PnP Smartshopper Points
        You can now earn Pick and Pay Smartshopper points when you make a Europcar reservation.

        New Emirates Flight Special
        Emirates Airline is running a new flight special, with up to 15% off their airfares up to the 31st March 2014.

        Vietnam travel - fill in visa online
        Visa applications for Vietnam must be filled in online, printed and taken to the Embassy with you. Please don't put in, as your reason for the visit, that you want to rescue US GI's from the war!

        Mango gets 5/5 for Flights to Cape Town
        Mango Airlines flights to Cape Town got a 5/5 rating from Yoginee: "what an amazing experience".

        Emirates 20% Off Sale
        Emirates are offering 20% off selected flights for travel up to the 30th June 2014, and for bookings up to the 26th March 2014. The special is for flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to certain destinations like London, Melbourne & Dubai.

        Kulula Reduces Car Hire Rates in April
        Kulula Airlines, in their partnership with Europcar, have reduced car rental rates on weekends in April at OR Tambo & Lanseria International Airport.

        Kulula September 2014 Flight Prices
        Kulula's flight prices are currently fairly level over the month of September, with exceptions being around the Heritage Day public holiday on the 24th September, and on Fridays on some routes.

        Emirates reveals Top 5 Cities visiting Africa
        The top 5 cities from which people are traveling from, to visit are London, Dubai, Guangzhou, Beijing & Mumbai. A sign of the times that 2 of the top 5 are from China, and none from the United States (although it may be a bit of a round-trip for them to fly via Dubai).

        Flight Price from JHB to Amsterdam
        We did a quick survey of flight prices from Johannesburg to Amsterdam, and KLM were cheapest (so you get best of both worlds - direct flight + cheapest price - not often that this happens).

        Mango Airlines Momentum Multiply Sale
        Mango Airlines are running a flight special together with Momentum Multiply until the end of March 2014, for flights until the end of March 2014.

        Air Botswana from Cape Town to Maun
        Only Air Botswana operates direct flights from Cape Town to Maun (CPT-MUB), which are scheduled to take about 2 hours and 40 minutes in their BAe 146 planes.

        Flights from Johannesburg to Iceland
        There are no direct flights - the cheapest option is usually flying flying from Johannesburg via Amsterdam to Keflavik (all international flights to Iceland are to Keflavik, not to be confused with Reykjavik Airport, to which there are only domestic flights).

        Computicket Travel
        Computicket Travel often offers the best flight deals in the industry - so next time when you're finished buying your polony and bread at shoprite, pop around to the Money Market counter (as much as we have become used to online being best, strangely enough the cheapest airfares are sometimes only available at the stores, not online).

        MSC Cruises Building 2 New Ships
        Yesterday we heard Comair are increasing their fleet, and today we have news of a different type of fleet being increased. MSC Cruises have an order for 2 gigantic new ships.

        Kulula Flights from Durban to JHB
        Kulula Airlines are the heavyweight champs of the Durban to Johannesburg flight route, being the only airline flying from King Shaka to both Lanseria and OR Tambo International Airport.

        Fastjet increase DAR-Mwanza Frequency
        Whislt in South Africa we wonder when Fastjet will get going here, in the meantime they are steadily increasing their footprint in Tanzania. Fastjet have increased their Dar es Salaam to Mwanza flight frequency to 17 a week.

        Edelweiss to fly from CPT again
        Get out your ski boots! Edelweiss are restarting their flights from Cape Town to Zurich again on the 27th October 2014, running until the 1st May 2015.

        Etihad ups its stake in Aer Lingus
        Are Etihad about to enter into another large JV? The airline has increased its stake in Ireland-based airline, Aer Lingus, after Ryanair was forced by the UK Competition Commission to reduce its stake to 5%.

        Kulula Durban to Cape Town
        Kulula flights from Durban to Cape Town are once daily, but you can book quite a few more on their website through Comair's other brand - British Airways Comair.

        SAA Voyager Miles on Mango v SAA
        Research into when to use your SAA Voyager Miles to discount Mango Airlines flights and when to use them to discount South African Airways flights.

        Mango Happy Day Sale to end April
        Mango Airlines is running their weekly Happy Day sale with a slight twist - Edgars Club members get to book the flight specials from 8am, whilst the rest of the masses can only do so from 9am.

        Kulula August 2014 Flights
        In August 2014 we have the unfortunate reality of the only public holiday (Women's Day) of the month falling on a Saturday (the 9th). However, airfares are remarkably level over the month. Maybe as we get closer to the month we'll see airfares diverge depending on the demand on the various dates.

        Change Nedbank Greenbacks into Mango Flight Vouchers
        Since 2009 you've been able to convert your Greenbacks into Mango Airlines flight vouchers, at the rate of 3500GBs for a R100 voucher. Since you need to spend R5 to get a GB, this means that for each R17,500 you spend on a Nedbank credit card, you get R100 in Mango vouchers (or a rate of 0.6%).

        Group Cruise Bookings are Cheapest
        Not only are group cruise bookings the cheapest, but they can also be the most fun. Travelling just with family is special, but group cruises are magical in the way fun times can be shared with a larger bunch of your clan.

        Mango July Flight Prices
        Whilst there are no public holidays in July, school holidays end on the 21st July 2014, and Mango flight prices are generally elevated in the second half of the year.

        SAA Flights to New York
        South African Airways flights from Johannesburg to New York are the 11th longest in the world - scheduled to take 16 hours and 40 minutes and to cover 12,894km.

        Kulula Car Hire
        You can often get a better deal on car hire if you book it together with your flight or accommodation.

        MSC Opera Scores Full Marks
        The MSC Opera cruise ship has just received another rating of 5/5, which means that she still scores full marks after 7 reviews.

        Kulula April 2014 Specials
        Here's an analysis of Kulula's airfares on a day by day basis in April 2014. As prices fluctuate a lot in April because of public & school hoildays, it's important to pick your travel dates carefully.

        First Car Rental to launch an all-new iPhone app.
        Booking a hired car is about to get a whole lot easier. A one-stop mobile application where you can book a rental car and view all of the fees involved.

        Kenya Airways launches Abuja Flights
        Kenya Airways is launching 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Abuja via Nairobi. There are no direct flights from JNB to ABV.

        PE to Cape Town with Mango to visit Girlfriend
        Ashley promised to visit his girlfriend in Cape Town once a month, and Mango Airlines is helping him keep that promise.

        Europcar Launches Business Connect
        Europcar announces a dedicated web reservation service for small businesses.

        SA Express Plane Rejects Takeoff
        A South African Express plane accelerated for takeoff at OR Tambo International Airport, and then decided against it, after bangs and flames were emitted from the left-hand side engine.

        Cathay Pacific flight hits birds
        On Sunday Cathay Pacific flight CX748 hit a flock of birds, with engines number 3 and 4 "swallowing" a few. Engine number 3 was turned off and the plane returned safely to JNB 90 minutes after taking off.

        Fly Kulula to Cape Town
        There are Kulula flights to CPT from all of King Shaka International Airport, Lanseria International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport. Although Kulula flies from JNB to George and East London, it does not connect George with Cape Town or East London with Cape Town.

        Edgars provides 10% Mango Flight Discounts
        It's possible to achieve a 10% discount on Mango flights by using your Edgars card. Use your account number to get the discount, but then pay with your normal credit card, as there's an 8% charge for using your Edgars card.

        Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
        Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has disappeared in the South China Seas. Without any distress signal being sent, the airline vanished off the radar screen.

        SAA & Etihad Codeshare
        South African Airways & Etihad have applied to the Competition Commission to collaborate on pricing, scheduling and marketing in flights between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi, and onward.

        Mango April 2014 Flight Specials
        April 2014 is filled with landmines for those looking to book cheap flights: school holidays ends, and there are 2 long weekend public holidays. Choose the wrong days to fly, and you're going to pay through your nose.

        SAA Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
        South African Airways operates more flights on the Johannesburg to Cape Town flight route than any other airline, with 127 flights a week.

        Mango Senior Citizens Special to June 2014
        The Mango Airlines senior citizen flight special has been extended until June 2014, and you can now make your booking on their website (which gives me that feeling that, since they've gone to the effort, it may be extended again).

        Mango offers cheapest Flights to Baba Indaba
        The Baba Indaba takes place in Sandton from the 28th March 2014, and Mango Airlines is offering the cheapest flights to get there (unfortunately fares are slightly elevated because of the start of school holidays).

        Kulula Specials in May 2014
        A list of the best Kulula flight prices on each day in May 2014. Prices are already elevated on some routes on the long weekend after the 1st May Workers Day public holiday.

        Do Not Travel to Egypt
        South African Tour Operators have advised against travelling to Egypt, including the Sharm el Sheikh resort town.

        Mango Sale + Qatar Airways Sale
        Double header : Mango Happy Day sale and a Qatar Airways flight special are running on the same day. Up to 20% off international flights with Qatar Airways, and domestic flight deals with Mango.

        Qatar Airways increases Johannesburg Flights
        Qatar Airways are increasing their flight frequency from Johannesburg to Doha from daily to 10 flights a week, and introducing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route.

        Kulula Flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo
        Kulula operates 45 flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo International Airport, each week. All are in B737-800s, with the highest frequency on Thursdays (8) and the lowest on Saturdays (4).

        Avis Chauffeur Ride Competition
        Win an all-expenses paid trip to Cape Town and a chauffeur-driven bicycle for the Pick 'n Pay Argus Cycle Tour.

        SAA Promo Code
        When doing your South African Airways booking type in the promo code mentioned in the article to get an extra 5% off your flight, only until the 8th March 2014, and only for flights to New York and Washington; from CPT, DUR or JNB.

        Kenya Airways's 1st B787
        Kenya Airways are receiving their first of 6 Boeing 787s on the 4th April 2014. In addition, they're getting a B777-300ER in May. Fleeting up nicely with new, fuel efficient aircraft.

        Qatar Airways flight special
        Save up to 20% on Qatar Airways international flights. Flights must be booked by the 6th of March 2014.

        First Car Rental's Send a Selfie Competition
        Post a selfie in aid of SA's The Rhino Orphanage and win great prizes.

        Free Ice-cream Package for each Cruise Booking
        Every cruise booking with us this week gets a free ice-cream package, which entitles you to 10 ice-creams on cruises from Durban and from Cape Town, on the MSC Sinfonia or MSC Opera.

        MSC Opera Cruise - got Engaged
        Naledi wrote to tell us how she got engaged on an MSC Opera cruise, and is now (unsurprisingly) planning her next trip, with 10 friends.

        Flights from Cape Town get more Comfy
        Following the success of their free lounge at OR Tambo International Airport, Standard Bank has set up a pop-up lounge at Cape Town International Airport, which provides free coffee, free shoeshine, free wifi and free power.

        Johannesburg to London with Ethiopian Airlines
        Ethiopian Airlines is increasing its Addis Ababa to London frequency to daily from the 8th July 2014, thus creating more 1-stop flight options from Johannesburg to London.

        Kulula Promo Code for Cape Marina
        The Marina Apartments in Cape Town are offering a 20% discount for Kulula fans - just type in the promo code "Kulula when you do your booking".

        Fastjet caters for Travel Agents
        Fastjet Airlines have set up an online portal for South African travel agents whereby they can log in and manage and make bookings for clients.

        Kulula from CPT to Lanseria
        Kulula Airlines is the original operator of Cape Town to Lanseria flight, and have more recently been joined by Mango Airlines on the route. The competition between the 2 airlines has resulted in relatively low airfares compare to Cape Town to OR Tambo flights.

        Holiday in Thailand with Etihad
        From the 26th October 2014, Etihad Airways is launching flights to Phuket, Thailand; thus providing another options for South Africans wanting to holiday in this beach resort town.

        SAA Flights to India
        South African Airways' extensive coverage of flights to India is achieved through its codeshare partners in South Africa and India : Jet Airways, Airlink, SA Express and Mango Airlines

        Turkish Airways launches Pisa Flights
        From the 26th June 2014, Turkish Airlines is commencing 4 flights a week from Istanbul to Pisa.

        Mango Vouchers for Delayed Cape Town Flights
        Mango Airlines flipped a bad situation on its head - flight was delayed, and there were profuse apologies by the skipper. And then they followed up by sending discount vouchers to the overjoyed passengers.

        MSC Sinfonia says Goodbye to Durban
        The MSC Sinfonia has said her final goodbyes to Durban, as she set sail on the 1st March 2014, heading for Cape Town. It's only the MSC Opera visiting South Africa in the 2014/2015 season.

        Air Mauritius posts a Profit
        Air Mauritius's era of profitability under the leadership of Andre Viljoen, previous Chief Executive of South African Airways, continues. The airline reported a profit in the first 9 months of its 2014 financial year, although load factors were down a bit.

        Kulula Cape Town to Johannesburg
        If you're in a rush, then opt for Kulula flights from Cape Town to Lanseria International Airport ahead of CPT to OR Tambo, as they're 5 minutes faster.

        Etihad may Fly to Edinburgh
        Etihad Airways are considering starting flights to Edinburgh from 2015, in competition to the existing flight route offered by Qatar Airways.

        Kulula Cape Town Humour
        Gotta love the humour Kulula Airlines injects into situations. The airline is a national treasure, and we are very proud of it. Check out this video of their skit after landing.

        Mango Flights to Lanseria
        Test your travel knowledge - if you're on a flight with Mango Airlines to Lanseria Airport, where have you flown from?

        Durban Flight Views
        As you fly into Durban's King Shaka International Airport, enjoy the views of the little resort towns peppered along the coast.

        Europe Cruise Package Deals
        Now's the time of year to be booking cruises for the European summer. Options from Amsterdam, Rome and Venice.

        Skukuza Departure Times Adjusted
        SA Airlink have adjusted their departure times for flights from Skukuza to leave slightly later for Cape Town and Johannesburg, so as to allow for a morning safari on the day of departure.

        Cheapest Flights on Human Rights Weekend
        Mango Airlines are offering the cheapest flights from Durban to Johannesburg, and Shosholoza Meyl the cheapest overland trip. City to City is the cheapest coach bus.

        Orange Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg
        Nanette tells us about how as Discovery members her and her husband find value in Mango Airlines, especially appreciating their on-time performance and friendly "orange" staff.

        Qantas Airlines to Cut Costs
        Qantas Airlines is going on a retrenchment exercise, in a bid to cut its costs to that of its competitors. It was just last week that the airline announced that it was terminating its codeshare with South African Airways.

        British Airways 2015 Specials
        The Proteas collide with the best that the West Indies have to offer, at the Sahara Stadium in Durban. So book a BA flight to Durban that departs on the 16th of January 2015, as it often pays to prepare in advance (especially if fuel prices rise again by as much as they have over the last 12 months).

        Swaziland Airlink's New Look
        Zandi Maseko has been hired by Swaziland Airlink to be their new brand ambassador, which involves photos of her being on billboards and advertisements.

        Mango Airlines Flight Specials
        Time for our weekly Mango Airlines flight specials. They've shortened from the usual 36 hours to just a 12 hour special, so you'd better act fast. The pick of the week is the special from Cape Town to Bloemfontein.

        Potential Strike at Air Namibia
        Air Namibia's staff and management have reached a deadlock in wage negotiations, and there's the possibility of a strike breaking out.

        Kulula Car Rentals
        It's not that well known, that it's often cheaper to book your car rentals via the airline you're booking your flight with. Here's a look at what Kulula has to offer in the way of car hire, through their partnership with Europcar.

        Hertz launch their improved website
        Hertz has launched their new website, which features improved usability and a more user friendly design.

        Comair flights delayed as a result of fuel shortage
        There have been fuel shortages at Cape Town Airport as a result of supply issues with Chevron. Despite Comair's best efforts to ferry fuel to CPT in their planes, they still ran short and a couple of flights were delayed.

        SAA Relaunching Durban to Cape Town Flights
        After a more than 3 year hiatus, South African Airways are considering relaunching their flights from Durban to Cape Town. It caught the entire market by surprise when the stopped flying the route in November 2010.

        Kulula Bike Transport
        The Argus Cycle tour is a mammoth logistical challenge. Here are Kulula's rules for transporting bicycles to Cape Town for the event.

        Europcar Sandton Hotel branch resumes operations
        The Europcar Sandton Sun Hotel branch has resumed operations.

        Mango Airlines to Bloemfontein
        Vanessa wrote to tell us how Mango Airlines safely transported her Grandmother from Cape Town to Bloemfontein, for a family reunion: "No words can describe how thankful we are for you taking so much care of one of our most loved ones!"

        Eastern Cape : Photos of Jeffreys Bay
        Esme sent us some sublime photos of Jeffreys Bay - the Gamtoos River, the bridge to the Ferry Hotel and a spectacular sunset.

        SAA Direct flights to Hong Kong
        South African Airways operates daily direct flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong in their Airbus A340-300s

        Mango voted as having Best Flight Specials
        Mango Airlines have been voted by our readers as having the best flight specials in South Africa. There was a particular strong turnout in their favour amongst those younger than 30.

        Head in Clouds on Mango Flight to Durban
        Click through the link to see the photo Nomfundo shared with us : "This is one of my favourite pics I took while on a Mango flight home to Durban. Thanks to Mango's affordable prices I always have my head in the clouds".

        Kulula Baggage Allowance Limits
        Five tips for beating Kulula's baggage allowance - from wearing extra clothing to having a Kulula credit card.

        Mango Air Hostess is Bride on Top Billing
        Reena tells us how she flew Mango from Durban to Cape Town, and was impressed by the friendliness of the cabin crew - subsequently she recognised one of the crew as a bride featured on Top Billing.

        fastjet flight specials from Johannesburg
        Fastjet are running a flight specials of R1,600 on its JNB to Dar es Salaam flight route. They claim to be at R3258 cheaper than the nearest other option (only SAA also fly the route).


      Durban to Bloemfontein Flights are Most Beautiful
      The Durban to Bloemfontein flight route is the most spectacularly beautiful in South Africa, taking you over the Drakesnberg Mountain range.

      Kulula March 2014
      Here's a day by day comparison of Kulula March 2014 airfares - Lanseria to CPT & DUR is cheaper than OR Tambo; and weekend fares are generally higher.

      El Al is Safest Airline on the Planet
      With its security obsession, marshals on every flight & long check-in times; El Al gets our vote as the most secure airline on the planet, and it has never crashed...however its on-time track record is dismal.

      SAA London Plane Change
      South African Airways are switching the planes they are using on flight SA234 to London from an A340-600 to an A330-200.

      Emirates Promo Code
      Emirates are running a flight deal whereby you can get discounted flights for travel to the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Navigate to Emirates SA, click on "Book " and enter the code EVE6ATM.

      Flights to the Umgeni Water Marathon
      Mango Airlines was cheapest from Cape Town to Durban on the 14th March 2014, whilst Shosholoza Meyl offered the cheapest overland option (even though it is via Johannesburg).

      Cape Town Airport is Best in Africa
      Congratulations to Cape Town International Airport on being voted the Best Airport in Africa in the ASQ Awards.

      Mango Cape Town to Johannesburg Review
      Kylie rates her Mango flight from CPT to JHB 4.5/5 - the pilot cracked jokes, the price was good, and she was greeted & seated by wonderful cabin crew.

      South African Airways Plans R300m Savings
      In a meeting with Parliament, SAA have announced that they plan on saving some R300m over the next year by deploying more fuel efficient planes and culling the Buenos aires & Kigali flight routes. The airline made a R990m loss in the last financial year.

      Durban Flight Marriage Proposal
      Sarah sent us a photo of her fiance proposing to her on a charter flight over Durban North. Romance in the air :)

      A Plane Stupid Requirement - Cabin Crew must be Swimmers
      A bizarre requirement of the Civil Aviation Authority is that air stewards must be able to swim. This is despite the fact that you've got a better chance of being eaten alive by a wild animal, than of being involved in a water landing on a plane.

      Europcar branch at the Sandton Sun halts operations
      The Europcar branch at the Sandton Sun has temporarily paused operations due to renovations that are occuring at the hotel.

      Stewardess falls out of Emirates Plane
      A Russian cabin crew member was injured and taken to hospital, after falling out of an Emirates plane parked at Dubai Airport, when a catering truck crashed into the plane.

      Mango Competition & March Sale
      Last way of entering our Mango win a flight competition - send a flight-related photo to There is also a Mango March sale on the go until 20 Feb 2014.

      Thai Airways flights from Johannesburg to Bangkok
      Thai Airways have reported a 1% fall in cabin load factors on the Johannesburg to Bangkok flight route from January 2013 to January 2014. Interesting how we seem to know more about some foreign airlines than local ones!

      Fly 88 Lanseria to Nelspruit
      Fly 88 Aviation have launched flights from Lanseria to Nelspruit's Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, leaving on Fridays and returning on Sundays - so you only need to take one day off work to enjoy a weekend in the Kruger.

      Kulula Flight + Cruise Package
      We don't want you to try hitchhike to The Party Cruise, as it's no party if you get into the wrong car. So, we've packaged together Kulula flights, shuttles and the PARTY; to help you join Captain Jack Parow & Naaldekoker.

      Business Class Flights to London
      If you're tired of sharing a plane with economy class passengers, then you may be interested to know what Qatar Airways are introducing a business class only flight from Doha to London. That's half the problem solved, you'll still have to share on the way from Johannesburg/Cape Town to Doha.

      Bingo - Cruise Prices Slashed
      A very popular cruise special where fares are very low, but passengers don't know what class of cabin they'll receive until a week before they set sail.

      Mango Airlines v Kulula Baggage
      Hehehe - this is the first time we've seen Mango Airlines taking a dig at Kulula. In an ad written in Kulula green, they say "With Mango Pay only R30 per extra kg. Makes our competitors green with envy". Usually it's the other way round, with Kulula running ads like "Man Go" & "Most South African Airways".

      Mango from PE to JNB
      Bianca tells us how she, as a South African gymnast, has to fly frequently; and shares a photo from her recent trip from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg on a Mango Airlines Boeing 737-800.

      SAA Holidays in South Africa
      Similarly to Kulula Travel Holidays, South African Airways passengers have got the opportunity to package together holidays including SAA flights, car hire with Avis and accommodation with a plethora of hotels across the globe.

      "Shocked" at Airfares from East London to Durban
      A reader expressed shock at the high airfares being charged from East London to Durban. Welcome to the world of low demand, low supply, high oil prices, high airport taxes and monopoly fares.

      Best Coastal Accommodation in South Africa
      We asked 4 friends what they thought were the best coastal spots to stay at in South Africa, and we got 4 different answers: Gansbaai, Gordons Bay, Umhlanga & Sedgefield (nicely spread out along the coastline).

      Kulula Travel
      It's often cheapest to book flights, car hire & accommodation together in a package holiday; with an airline. Kulula Travel covers a wide range of options; even including flights from competitor airlines like South African Airways.

      Mango flight from King Shaka to Cape Town
      Returning home from Durban, a pleasant Mango flight helped Innocentia get his mind off the tragedy of his Mom passing on.

      Are there Kulula flights to Port Elizabeth?
      Test your travel knowledge...are there Kulula flights to PE? Have there ever been? Where do they fly to PE from - Lanseria, Durban, Cape Town and/or OR Tambo International Airport?

      SA Express Fleet
      South African Express's fleet consists of planes built by Bombardier Aerospace, including the continent's most successful turboprop - the Q400.

      Flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
      SAA are the only airline operating direct flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe, but it's often cheaper to fly with Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Airlines via Nairobi or Addis Ababa.

      Condor launching flights to Windhoek
      From the 10th November 2014 Condor Airlines is flying from Frankfurt to Windhoek, joining Air Namibia which already flies the route.

      What does MANGO stand for?
      Let us know what you think the letters M.A.N.G.O should stand for by 28 Feb 2014, and you might win 2 Mango flight tickets.

      OR Tambo - planes not allowed to land
      The lights literally went out at OR Tambo on Tuesday night on the runway...and planes weren't allowed to land for 35 minutes.

      Fly Kulula from PE to Durban
      A pity there are no longer Kulula flights from Port Elizabeth to Durban, but you can book British Airways Comair on their website and get the full service carrier experience.

      Air Mauritius appoints Standard Aero
      Somebody's gotta do the dirty work. The grease monkeys at Standard Aero have been appointed to look after the airline's Pratt & Whitney engines on their ATR72s. A very important job to get right.

      Kulula Pet Travel Policy
      Flying with Fluffy can be fun. Kulula will allow fluffy to fly pet class, which is a pressurised area of the cargo section. Only cats and dogs allowed.

      Mango Happy Days Sale on Wednesday
      So, this week Mango took us by surprise & ran the happy day sale on a Wednesday. The best of the lot are the Lanseria to Cape Town and OR Tambo to Cape Town fares.

      Kulula OR Tambo flights most NB
      Kulula may be famous for pioneering Lanseria Airport, but OR Tambo remains its most important base - operating flights from all of East London, George, Cape Town and Durban to OR Tambo International Airport.

      December Party Cruise
      SouthAfrica.TO & have teamed up with dangerous, romantic rapper, Jack Parow, to create the ultimate party cruise in December 2014. Also featuring DJ Naaldekoker. To reward early bookers, there is no surcharge on the first 200 cabins booked.

      28 Kulula flights from OR Tambo to Durban a week
      The champ of JHB to King Shaka flights, Kulula Airlines, operates 28 flights a week between Tambo and Durban.

      Mango JHB to Cape : Perfect Start to Weekend
      Vijay has the perfect start to his weekend in the Cape, on a Mango flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

      Kulula OR Tambo to Cape Town
      In August 2001 the budget carrier era in South Africa began, when Kulula launched its first flight from OR Tambo (then called Johannesburg International Airport) to Cape Town.

      Mango gives Quadriplegic Comfy Flight to Durban
      A first flight by air, and Sandy appreciated the way the Mango Airlines flight attendants made her husband, who is a quadriplegic, comfortable.

      SAA Durban to Cape Town
      South African Airways is more a travel agent than an airline on the King Shaka to Cape Town flight route, selling Mango Airlines and SA Express flight tickets (but it, itself offers no flights on the route).

      Kulula Cheapest from JHB to DUR
      In the latest survey of Johannesburg to Durban flight prices, Kulula Airlines from OR Tambo was cheapest. Take the trip and do the Mondi Half Marathon in Durbs.

      Mango from Cape Town to Durban
      Received a writeup from Elise, in Paarl, about how Mango saved her money again and again; with her friends amazed at the many flight specials she managed to score.

      Remembering 1time
      Mike, from Somerset West, tells us how he flew 1time literally days before they went bust : "my blood ran a little cold a few days later, exactly a week to the hour after our Cpt - Jhb flight, that I heard that 1Time had finally crashed"

      Kulula gets Lorraine to Durban in time for Birth
      Addison had promised her daughter she'd get to Durban in time for her birth, and when there was an emergency C-section she went straight to Kulula's website, and they "delivered".

      Kulula flights to Durban
      Kulula Airlines offers the quickest flights to Durban (for some reason their flight times are often shorter than other airlines) & the widest coverage of the Johannesburg to Durban flight route.

      Qatar Airways Rated 5/5
      Alia refuses to use any other airline but Qatar Airways, with their "lovely service", and food that she'd eat even if she wasn't on a flight.

      Compare Bike Charges for Argus
      Mango are cheapest (R275), then SAA (R285), then British Airways Comair & Kulula (R300) - all prices are 1-way.

      SAA Bicycle Transport to Cape Argus
      SAA are the 2nd cheapest airline for transporting you bike to the Cape Argus, after Mango Airlines - if you want to use a third party to pick up your bike for you, they're your go-to airline.

      Win a Flight : Update
      We are running a competition to win 2 Mango return flight tickets to any domestic destination in South Africa. We have now added a 2nd way of entering the competition, to increase your chances of winning.


    Travelling to India is going to get Easier
    India's government has decided to allow visas on arrival for South Africans and another 180 nations (the unlucky bad boys left off the list are Nigeria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan).

    Flights to United States just got a lot easier
    The United States has opened up a border post in Abu Dhabi, the first one they've opened in the last 20 years. This makes flights to the US with Eithad a whole lot more attractive, as screening can be done in Abu Dhabi, thereby bypassing long queues and hassles in the US.

    Kulula - King of Lanseria
    Kulula Airlines is the king of Lanseria Airport, being the original airline operating flights to the airport, and still the only airline which offers flights from both Cape Town as well as Durban's King Shaka.

    FlyCemair launches flights to Plett from JNB & CPT
    With the launch of their flights to Plette from OR Tambo & Cape Town Airport, FlyCemair have become the only airline flying the route.

    Ethiopian Airlines orders Q400s
    It's not just LAM Mozambique ordering new planes. Ethiopian Airlines has firmed up an order for 4 Bombardier Q400s to add to its existing fleet of 13.

    British Airways culls Maputo route
    It's a myth that all African flight routes are profitable - BA is culling its flights from JNB to Maputo for exactly that reason.

    LAM Mozambique Airlines orders B737NGs
    LAM Mozambique Airlines have put their hand up to become a far more serious contendor over the next few years, with their order for 3 B737NGs. At the moment their fleet consists only of Q400s and Embraers, and this will move them into the medium-sized-jet market.

    Plane Crashes at Lanseria Airport
    A King Air 90 plane has crash-landed near Lanseria Airport, with all 3 lives onboard lost.

    Kulula Durban to Lanseria
    Kulula is the best and the worst airline flying from King Shaka to Lanseria, the original and the only. When we're upset with only 1 choice, let's remind ourselves that the alternative of none (as was the case pre 2007) is far worse.

    Cruise from Cape Town "fantastic"
    Jayne wrote to tell us that her cruise on the MSC Sinfonia from CT to Mossel Bay was "fantastic" - great entertainment, lovely restaurants and friendly crew. She plans a longer cruise next time.

    Comair increases profit by 50%
    With the decreased competition in the South African airline industry over the last year, Comair (which runs the British Airways and Kulula brands in South Africa), has issued a trading statement indicating that its profit is up 50%.

    Fastjet launch Zambia flights
    Tanzanian-based & London-listed fastjet Airlines, have successfully launched flights from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka. They're already sending their metal on the DAR-JNB route, and may soon also be competing with SAA on the LUN-JNB flight route.

    SAA flights to Buenos Aires
    A special report on South African Airways' decision to cull its flights from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires. Was the decision political? We think it was a very smart commercial decision, and that SAA will retain most of the air traffic from OR Tambo to EZE.

    Royal Caribbean Virtual Balconies
    If you don't have the bucks for a balcony cabin, but want to see what it's like - the next best thing is a virtual balcony. Royal Caribbean are adding virtual balconies to some inside cabins on their Navigator of the Seas ship - the virtual balcony is an HD scree which shows the view and sound outside the ship.

    Kulula Bicycle Transport
    It's a massive logistical effort to get bicycles from all parts of the country to the Cape Argus, so Kulula have set up special drop-off and pick-up zones. Here's how they work...

    Mango Bicycle Transport
    The kings of Cape Town, Mango Airlines (they operate the most flights to CPT), offer a more standardises approach to bicyle transport to CPT to get in for the Argus Cycle tour, with bikes being dropped off at the airport. They are also the cheapest (R275 per sector).

    Kulula - Champ of Durban to Johannesburg flights
    Kulula Airlines is the champion of Durban to Johannesburg flights, as it is the only airline flying from King Shaka to both Lanseria & OR Tambo.

    Fly Cemair Considering Plett Flights
    Fly Cemair is considering operating flights between Plettenberg Bay and OR Tambo International Airport. Take part in the survey and have your voice heard.

    Mango Cheapest for Wedding Show Flights
    Mango Airlines is offering the cheapest flights for Durbanites who want to venture over to Cape Town for the Canal Walk Wedding Show on the 22nd February 2014.

    SAA resumes non-stop from JHB to New York
    South African Airways are, from 9 May 2014, resuming their non-stop flights from OR Tambo to New York, which they stopped during the US's winter (well, not quite stopped - it was routed via Dakar).

    Kulula's 1 daily Durban to Cape Town
    Often good things don't come in large quantities. On the DUR-CPT route, there is only one Kulula flight a day.

    Mango Momentum Multiply Special
    These flight deals that Mango Airlines are offering to Momentum Multiply members is far better than the Happy Days deal they were running this week.

    Is KwaZulu-Natal in Decline?
    KZN has a smorgasbord of opportunities, but the statistics don't like: there has been a 17% fall in usage of King Shaka International Airport since December 2013. Here's a special report into what's going on.

    SAA reports R990m loss
    South African Airways has reported a R990m loss in its last financial year, with increasing fuel costs & salary costs.

    Friendly Crew on Mango flight to Cape Town
    Marita tells us how her Dad was a pilot, and died 50 years ago in a small airplane crash. She flew to CPT with Mango, and enjoyed the company of the passengers next to her and the friendly crew.

    First Rwandan CRJ900 Captain
    RwandAir has appointed its first Rwandan CRJ900 NextGen Captain - Jean Paul Muvunyi.

    Only Kulula from Lanseria to Durban
    1time used to fly the route, but these days it's only Kulula plying the Lanseria to King Shaka route (Mango only flies to Cape Town from Lanseria)

    Cured of fear of flying by SAA business class
    Nadine tells us how she's scared of flights, but her fear disappeared when she flew SAA business class to Johannesburg, and slept like a baby.

    Kulula to Cape Town
    Kulula has Cape Town pretty well covered - offering flights from Lanseria, OR Tambo & King Shaka (although only 1 a day from Durban).

    Pleasantness on JHB-PE Flight
    NG Sengwane relates how he got helped by a good samaritan on a flight to PE when overweight luggage, who then showed her around the city.

    Mango from Cape Town to Bloemfontein
    In order fo safety: (1) Mango flights, (2) hire a car & drive the 1000km, (3) hitchhike - you know which one to choose :)

    V&A Waterfront Plans new Hotel
    Things are still happening in Cape Town's Waterfront. In addition to the planned cruise terminal, a mid-market hotel is to be built this year.

    Another reason to visit Cape Town
    In its biggest development in years, no decades, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is opening up the Boomslang Aerial Walkway in March 2014.

    Are SAA Beijing Flight Political?

    South African Airways operates 3 direct flights a week from Johannesburg to Beijing - but is the route profitable, or are they flying as a political imperative?

    Mango Flights to Bloemfontein

    Mango CPT-BFN flights are the sole surviving of the 3 that the airline started with in 2007 - it used to fly JNB-BFN & DUR-BFN.

    Kulula CPT-HLA went smoothly

    An aviation enthusiast flies with his wife to visit their grandchild in Jozi. Flight went smoothly, but he would have liked more info from the flight deck.

  • East London to Durban is "Simple"

    Your life is simplified if you live in East London - only one airline to choose from to fly to Durban! SA Express is your go-to airline.

    Durban Hotels Update

    We've added Eagle Wind Manor into our list of Durban guest houses - it's situated at the start of the Valley of 1000 Hills.

    Frequent flyer misses JHB-DUR Flight

    A Mango Airlines frequent flyer misses her flight from Johannesburg to Durban and has to catch a later one, but has a good stay in Umhlanga.

  • Phakalane Airways is launched The Northern Cape Government has launched Phakalane Airways, to ferry passengers around on secondary routes like Kimberley and Upington. Ticket sales start on 3 February 2014.

  • Iona's Kulula flights to Cape Town to see Daisies Iona hopped onto a Kulula flight as part of her trip from Nelspruit to Cape Town via Johannesburg. She tells us of her trip into Namaqualand to see the daisies.

  • British Airways to Joburg for the Cricket The 2 giants of world cricket take each other on, on the 8th February - here's your chance to fly in style with a full service carrier, before relaxing with the lads for a braai and cricket.

  • Valentines Day Flights Do the opposite to the norm and fly up to Johannesburg for the Valentines day weekend - and definitely do that if you're crossing the Orange River barrier and your partner stays up that way and you're in Cape Town.

  • Petition for LCC on PE-DUR route? The Port Elizabeth to Durban flight route is possibly the busiest in SA without a low cost carrier - should we start a petition for one?

  • Airlink gets you from the Kruger to Durban

    SA Airlink fulfil a valuable role in providing air services on secondary routes in South Africa - the Nelspruit to King Shaka route is a great example of that, connecting tourists between 2 big attractions.

    Proflight Zambia to fly to SA?

    We said 1time is on track to relaunch, but rumours are mounting that in fact it'll be Proflight Zambia who is next to operate, with possible flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka.

  • First time on a Plane

    Mrs ZB Suleman relates her first experience on a flight - she "booked a window seat and couldn't believe the beauty that lay before me".

    Mango Johannesburg Flights

    Long Distance love can be difficult - Jacqueline, from Paarl, tells us how she regularly flies with Mango to Johannesburg to see her b/f; and how the service & smiles from Mango staff helps ease the pain of leaving him behind.

  • Flights from Johannesburg to Seattle

    If you fly there from Johannesburg, you're sure to be Sleepless in Seattle. The trip takes at least 24 hours (that's with Delta, if you fly other airlines even longer).

  • Johannesburg to Durban Flights

    SAA flights from Jozi to Durban are the only ones the airline operates to King Shaka. All other airlines operating flights from JNB to DUR operate additional flight routes to Durban.

  • Mango OR Tambo to Cape Town Lovely review of an upbeat Mango experience when travelling with a baby who retched, and the air hostesses were polite whilst cleaning up.

  • Kulula Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg The CT to Johannesburg route is Kulula's most important, with them flying both to Lanseria (they pioneered this route) and OR Tambo International.

  • Flights from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

    The CPT to Dar es Salaam flight route is a great example of the poor connections from Cape Town to African countries. Options are limited to 1-stops, and the only one which takes a reasonable amount of time is with South African Airways (Emirates and Turkish Airlines are simply too long).

    Plettenberg Bay Accommodation

    Plett is the favourite playground of SA's wealthy, who swarm on it in holiday season. So, perhaps it's time to see why they like it so much and head that way yourself.

  • Pick 'n Pay JHB flights - Commentator's Curse Just after we said that Mango was the cheapest Airline in 2013 Kulula comes out tops in our Durban to Johannesburg flight survey. We looked at airfares for the Durban to JHB route, for the weekend of the 7th Feb 2014. Shosholoza Meyl offered the cheapest train trips and City to City the cheapest buses.

  • Mango Airlines was cheapest 68% of the time in 2013. Out of overland options, Shosholoza Meyl economy class trains were almost alway the cheapest (the exceptions being occasions on the Cape Town - Durban route). Out of intercity buses, City to City was most often cheapest.

  • Kulula Cape Town to Durban It's a pity Kulula only operates 1 flight on Fridays from Cape Town to Durban, which leaves at 10h30, not a very convenient time for those wanting a weekend break. By contrast, Mango Airlines flies 6 times on Fridays from Cape Town to Durban.

  • CPT - DUR : Mango Cheapest Travel Prediction number 1 is on track - in today's survey flight prices are down 22%! Mango Airlines was cheapest from Cape Town to King Shaka; but cheapest overland was Shosholoza Meyl economy class. Travel to Durbs for the Joey Rasdien comedy show.

  • Mango in March Have you got an appetite for some Mango in March? If so, you'll want to check out the flight prices - as is often the case Lanseria to Cape Town airfares are generally lower than OR Tambo to Cape Town fares.

    • Airlink launches JHB to Gaborone flights

      SA Airlink have successfully launched flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone. They announced this route, after SA Express started flying their routes in November 2013.

    • A380 becomes largest plane to fly to Durban

      When British Airways flies a training flight to King Shaka this month, it will become the largest plane ever to fly to Durban. BA plans on launching London to OR Tambo flights in February on the A380, and are using Durban as an alternate landing spot.

    • Qatar Airways Domestic Flights

      Well, in Saudi Arabia! Qatar Airways have been granted a licence to operate domestic flights in the other SA. Wouldn't it be great to see them fly in South Africa too. We'd need to lose the local ownership requirement.

    • Tanzania cites risk for common visa

      The common tourist visa between Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania & Kenya which was meant to come into being on the 1st July 2013, has run into trouble, after Tanzania cited "security risks" in letting people cross the borders unchecked.

    • Kulula v Mango Airlines

      A point by point comparison of the 2 kings of low cost flights in SA - Mango & Kulula. From who is cheapest to which offers the best baggage allowance, and whose credit card offers more bounty points.

    • 1time Flights Launch Imminent

      T1time is on the verge of relaunching flights in South Africa - their first Airbus A320 has arrived earlier than previously announced. This is the first of 4 A320s which will arrive. The original scheduled launch was March 2014.

    • Mango Special Airfares

      Mango Airlines are running a flight special for flights until the end of February 2014.

    • Johannesburg to Reunion Flights

      Fly from Johannesburg to Reunion with Air Austral, Interair SA or 1-stop with Air Mauritius.

    • Lanseria to Cape Town Airfares

      Interesting that even though both Mango & Kulula fly B737s on the Lanseria to Cape Town route, Mango has a 10 minutes longer flight time scheduled.

    • Czech out Prague - Flights from JHB

      Want to Czech out Prague - cheapest flights with Emirates, fastest flights with Air France.

    • JHB to Cape Route 10th busiest in world

      Pretty insane that the 10th busiest flight route in the world is from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Not bad for a little country at the tip of Africa.

    • Flights to Zimbabwe

      There are flights from JHB to Harare, Vic Falls & Bulawayo; as well as from Durban to Harare.

    • George to Cape Town Flight - we have options

      It's wonderful since SA Express started flying George to Cape Town last year, that we now have options on the route (the other option is SA Airlink).

      JHB to Pointe Noire Flights

      Got some oil business in Pointe Noire? The good news is that both SAA and Interair fly there - the bad news is that it's not every day and it's really expensive.

    • British Airways cheapest to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival

      Yes, BA was cheaper than the low cost carriers in this survey, which shows that it's important not to just check the airfares of the low cost carriers, but also those of the full service carriers. .

    • Cathay Pacific cheapest from JHB to Perth

      Packing for Perth? We did a snapshot survey of Johannesburg to Perth flights & Cathay Pacific were cheapest.

      Mango Bloemfontein to Cape Town

      Although Mango have over the last few years culled their BFN-JNB & BFN-DUR flight routes, they retain the successful Bloemfontein to Cape Town flights.

    • Airlink cheapest from JHB to Bloem

      In the last snapshot survey of 2013, Airlink was cheapest from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein.

      Mango Durban to JHB with a credit card

      Sally booked a Mango flight from Durban to Johannesburg for her niece, with a credit card. Because her niece went through a self-service check-in the credit card wasn't presented, but was requested at the boarding gate...and her niece didn't have it.

    • SAA Voyager Mile worth 6.6c?

      Our rough calculations indicated that each SAA Voyager Miles is worth some 6.6c.

    • Johannesburg to Orlando for Disney World

      Fancy a bit of Disney World, anybody? We had a look at flights from JHB to Orlando, and Lufthansa was cheapest.

    • Mango Airlines is cheapest

      In our last flight survey of 2013, we looked at the Johannesburg to Durban flight route, and Mango Airlines were cheapest.

    • Bloemfontein to Durban Flight - just Airlink Every since Mango Airlines quit flying the route many moons back, it's only been SA Airlink flying the good flight :) They do so in Embraer ERJ-135s, and you save at least 3 hours by travelling by plane as opposed to driving.

    • Qantas has Best Economy Class The flying kangaroo, Qantas Airlines, has been voted as having the best economy class as well as the best airport lounges by an airline ratings company.

    • Fastjet carries record number of passengers Fastjet not only carried a record number of passengers in December 2013, but its London shareholders will be pleased to note that they made a record amount out of each passenger.

    • Cape Town to Durban Airline Prices Here's where we keep the latest airfare comparisons from Cape Town to Durban, as well as the history. Why the history? Well, this allows you to get a feel for how good current airfares are, and whether it's worthwhile to hang on a bit to achieve lower fares (if fares in the past are higher, you're less likely to achieve better fares going forward).

    • British Airways Man v Plane Contest Remember last year when Bryan Habana ran against a BA A380 & won. British Airways are running a similar contest again, but this time anybody can enter.

    • Kimberley to CPT with SAX or Airlink Either fly from KIM to Cape Town with SA Express's Bombardier CRJ-200 planes or Embraer ERJ-135s.

    • British Airways no longer accepts VMPDs

    • British Airways Comair is no longer accepting VMPDs for the payment of group bookings.

      Hoedspruit to Cape Town with SA Express

      The only airline flying from Hoedspruit to Cape Town is SA Express, which operates the route in Bombardier CRJ-200 planes.

    • SouthAfrica.TO Airline Safety Ratings

      SA Express has the best safety rating of all airlines in South Africa, in our new and exclusive SouthAfrica.TO airline safety ratings.

    • Fastjet tickets sales to Lusaka Launched

      Fastjet has launched ticket sales for its flight route from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka (Zambia), which commence on 1 Feb 2014.

    • Johannesburg to San Francisco takes 27 hours

      A flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco is epic, taking at least 27 hours. Emirates is often cheapest, and funnily enough often quickest too (one wouldn't think, as you have to fly the wrong way first).

    • Turkish Airlines - Free Istanbul Tours

      Turkish Airlines is offering free tours of Istanbul, to anybody who has a layover that is longer than 6 hours.

    • Upington to Cape Town Travel

      SA Airlink is the only option for flying from UTN to CPT, and will save you some 9 hours versus taking an Intercape bus. This is one of the routes where SA Express has chosen not to break the Airlink monopoly.

    • Qatar Airways cheapest from Johannesburg to Rome

      We did a snapshot survey of JHB to Rome flights and Qatar Airways was cheapest. So fly with them and you'll have more money to enjoy la dolce vita.

    • Charter Airlines

      List of charter airlines in South Africa - Federal Air, fly88, Freedom Air, Angel Gabriel & more.

    • Mango most on time to Johannesburg

      Mango Airlines flights to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport were the most on time of all airlines in the 11 months to 30 November 2013.

    • Zambia tourism VAT increase

      Should tourist activities be VAT exempt? Zambia don't think so, and have recently increased the VAT rate on package holidays, bungee jumping and game viewing to 16%.

    • Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Flights

      Things weren't looking good for PE-CPT flights when Kulula then 1time stopped flying the route; but today we are in the relatively happy position of having the choice of BA, Mango & SA Express.

    2014 Bangkok flight cancellations

    Bangkok may come to a standstill on the 13th January 2014 as a result of anti-government demonstrations, and Thai Airways is cancelling selected flights.

    2014 Delta Airlines' last DC-9 stops flying

    End of an era, as Delta Airlines stops flying its last DC-9, the oldest passenger plane in the US in major airlines.

    2014 Singapore Airlines Scam

    Singapore Airlines has reported a scam where emails are sent claiming to be from the company, and requiring recipients to provide confidential information in exchange for a promotional holiday or prize.

    2014 Malawi Airlines to launch

    Rumour has it that Malawi Airlines will be launching its inaugural flight to Johannesburg on either the 20th or the 22nd January 2014.

    2014 Etihad launching 4 new routes in 2014

    In 2014, Etihad plans to launch 4 new routes to Jaipur, Zurich, Yerevan and Rome.

    2014 E-visa required for Turkey

    From the 11th April 2014 you can no longer get a stamp on arrival for entry into Turkey - you must use their e-visa system.

    2014 Cathay Pacific unveils new Livery

    Cathay Pacific has unveiled its new "Spirit of Hong Kong" livery.

    2014 Only 5.6% increase for Airports Taxes

    Although ACSA are only receiving a 5.6% increase in airport taxes on the 1st April 2014, it is on top of massive increases in previous years.

    2014 SAA increases regional airfares

    South African Airways is increasing its airfares on regional flight routes, with the exception of flights to Nairobi and Namibia.

    2014 Maximum Flight age = 112?

    We're sure these aren't hard limits, but for fun we had a look at the maximum ages which airline booking systems allow, and it's 112 for South African Airways and 124 for Mango Airlines.

    2013 East London to Cape Town flights missing 1time

    The East London to Cape Town flight route is probably the busiest in South Africa that doesn't have a low cost carrier operating on it, and just the one airline (SA Express). 1time airline used to fly the route, but sadly went into liquidation.

    2013 Bejisa causes Air Mauritius flight reschedule

    Tropical cyclone Bejisa, which hit Reunion yesterday, has caused Air Mauritius to reschedule its flight to London.

    2013 Smoker arrested on Emirates Flight

    But Captain, I just wanted to smoke! After repeatedly trying to light up on a flight to Brisbane, a German national was restrained and then arrested when the plane landed.

    2013 Taxes on USA business Flights to Double

    From July 2014 taxes on business class flights in the United States are going to double .

    2013 Toy Snake confiscated at OR Tambo

    5-year-old girl had her toy snake confiscated by security at OR Tambo International Airport.

    2013 Johannesburg to Pemba only with Airlink

    Keen on holidaying in Pemba, Mozambique? The only option is with SA Airlink.

    2013 Surviving Airlines from Durban to Cape Town

    All of 1time, Nationwide, SAA & Velvet Sky no longer fly from Durban to Cape Town. The victors on the route are Kulula, Mango & British Airways Comair, and the newcomer is SA Express.

    2013 Delta Airlines techno hiccup results in cheap flights

    Delta Airlines' booking engine was afflicted by a technology mistake which resulted in low airfares, eg $40 return from New York to Los Angeles.

    2013 Ethiopian Airlines : Malaysia Airlines codeshare

    From 1 January 2014 Ethiopian Airlines and Malaysia Airlines are entering into a codeshare agreement. So JHB to Kuala Lumpur flights booked through Ethiopian Airlines may have one leg flown with Malaysia Airlines. Malaysia Airlines suspended its flights from OR Tambo to Kuala Lumpur in 2012.

    2013 Proflight Zambia Emergency Landing

    After developing a technical problem on its way from Lusaka to Solwezi, a Proflight Zambia plane return to land safely in Lusaka. Nobody was hurt.

    2013 Emirates Cape Town flights switches to B777s

    From December 2014 Emirates is switching from using Airbus A340-300s on its flights from Cape Town to Boeing 777-300ER planes.

    2013 Durban to Bloemfontein with Airlink

    It's been years since Mango Airlines stopped flying from Durban to Bloem, but luckily Airlink still flies the route - it takes some 85 minutes in an Embraer ERJ-135.

    2013 Kulula now rated 4.3/5

    Kulula Airlines are now rated 4.3 out of 5 after 49 flight reviews.

    2013 Airline Credit Card Comparison

    We have thrown FNB's eBucks into the comparison, and the Kulula credit card still reigns supreme for spend below R31,000 a month; and the Nedbank American Express card for spend above R31,000 a month.

    2013 Mango, Citiliner & Greyhound Edgars Payments

    An Edgars Thank U Account Card can be used to pay for Mango Airline flights, Greyhound buse and Citiliner bus trips. But it can't be used to pay for flights where Mango doesn't fly, e.g. to London.

    2013 Mango Airlines Nedbank Greenbacks

    Nedbank Greenbacks may be used to purchase Mango flight vouchers. Are calcs show that if you're spending more than R31,000 a month then you earn more with a Nedbank American Express card than with a Kulula credit card. Those spending less than R31,000 a month are better off with a Kulula credit card.s

    2013 British Airways Credit Card

    We estimate that the British Airways credit card provides a similar level of kickbacks to the Nedbank credit card, but less than the Nedbank American Express card, and less than the Kulula credit card for those spending less than R41,000 on their card each month.

    2013 Johannesburg to Nampula - Airlink

    SA Airlink offer the cheapest direct flights from Johannesburg to Nampula, and also the only direct flights connecting the 2 cities!

    2013 Kulula flight specials

    Plan in advance with the latest Kulula flight specials, for flights that leave on the 14th of November 2014 and return on the 16th of November 2014.

    2013 Emirates A380 to London Gatwick

    Emirates is to become the first airline in the world to operate A380 flights to London's Gatwick Airport, when it starts on the 30th March 2014./p>

    2013 All Lufthansa Paris staff call in sick

    What do you do when all your employees call in sick? This happened to Lufthansa, when all their staff at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport called in sick, leaving nobody to check passengers in. The staff were protesting a potential retrenchment program./p>

    2013 Flight Bookings - Mango v Kulula v SAA v BA

    Airline Flight booking engines represent the frontline in the battle for passengers, and small things can result in reduced conversion rates. Here we compare the bookings tools of South African Airways, British Airways, Kulula and Mango Airlines./p>

    2013 Cheap Kulula flights with its Credit Card

    Get up to 3% back on your spend by using a Kulula credit card. What's nice about the card is its simplicity - R1 of Kulula moolah gets you R1 discount on your flight spend.

    2013 London Flight Delays/Cancellations

    Severe weather is causing flight delays and cancellations, particularly at London Gatwick Airport where there's been a power failure.

    2013 Thai Airways planes not as full

    Thai Airways has reported that the planes on its JHB to Bangkok flights were only 64% full in Nov 2013, compared to 70% full in Nov 2012.

    2013 Air Austral Seychelles Flights

    From June 2014, Air Austral is flying to the Seychelles, which means you can fly 1-stop from Johannesburg to the Seychelles with Air Austral, via Reunion (not a bad spot to go via).

    2013 British Airways Flight Bookings

    British Airways has a number of options in its flight bookings process - hotels & car hire as optional extras, economy and business class, the option to donate to charity and a variety of different cards which can be used for payment.

    2013 Fastjet's 400,000th passenger gets free tickets

    Fastjet has given 2 free return tickets to Zambia to their 400,000th passenger flown. The are busy trying to launch the Zambian route.

    2013 Arik Air selects OASES software

    Commsoft's OASES technology has been chosen by Arik Air to assist with ensuring airworthiness of its fleet.

    2013 SAA Flight Bookings

    South African Airways has only 2 ways of paying, but has over 6 different types of options for airfares. Here's a dummy's guide to booking an SAA flight.

    2013 Durban to Port Elizabeth Flights

    We carried out a snapshot survey of Durban to Port Elizabeth flight prices, and British Airways Comair were cheapest.

    2013 Mango Flex & Mango Plus

    When we need a bit of flexibility in our travel plans, to change flight dates, try Mango Flex or Mango Plus

    2013 British Airways Johannesburg - London Flight Hits Wing

    A British Airways flight taxying down the runway to take off from Johannesburg to London, has its wing hit a building at OR Tambo International Airport.

    2013 Kulula Bookings

    Dummies guide to booking Kulula flights - navigating through the myriad of payment and extras options.

    2013 Qatar Airways increases Joburg-Doha frequency

    Qatar Airways is increasing the frequency of its Johannesburg to Doha flights from 7 to 10 a week, from 1 May 2014.

    2013 Mango Flight Bookings

    Step by Step guide for dummies on how to book Mango Airlines flights - navigating through the swathe of options (e.g. Mango Flex/Plus and 9 payment options)

    2013 How to book Fastjet flights online

    Video demonstrating how to book fastjet flights online.

    2013 BA cheapest to L'Ormarins Queen's Plate

    Get the best of both worlds - British Airways is cheapest and you get the benefits of a full service carrier.

    2013 Flights to the Kruger National Park

    You don't have to fight as fiercely as two male rhino's if your are trying to find affordable flights to the Kruger National Park.

    2013 Air Namibia A340-300s Go

    Air Namibia has said its sad goodbyes to the old faithful A340-300s which used to fly the FRA-WDH route. The airline has replaced the old birds with 20% more fuel efficient A330-200s, sticking with Airbus.

    2013 El Al to resume Turkey flights

    El Al Israel Airlines is set to resume its flights to Turkey, after they undertook to improve security measures.

    2013 Kenya Airways resumes then halts Juba flights

    Kenya Airways resumed flights to Juba (South Sudan), but then halted them quickly again on the 23rd December 2013, after fighting broke out.

    2013 British Airways Gadgets at Takeoff

    British Airways is set to become the first airline in Europe to allow electronic gadgets to be used at takeoff and landing.

    2013 Thai Airways gets right to offer wi-fi

    Thai Airways has been granted the right, by Thailand's telecommunications authorities, to offer in-flight wi-fi.

    2013 Cathay Pacific B747-8 Upgrade

    Cathay Paficic are upgrading the flight decks of their Boeing 747-800s to include Lufthansa Systems' Airport Mapping Database.

    2013 Qatar Airways visa promotion

    Qatar Airways are running a flight special for visa credit card holders, where they can get 15% off flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to all destinations until the 15th February 2014. Just enter the promo code "VISAPROMO" when you make your booking. Must be done on the Qatar Airways website. Terms and Conditions apply.

    2013 posing in front of a Mango Airlines planeMango Lanseria - Ctn rated 5/5

    Johan van Zyl had an "amazing" flight with Mango from Lanseria to Cape Town, starting off with a warm welcome, and enjoying the new aircraft. He looks forward to flying with them again in May when he travels to Durban for the Comrades Marathon.

    2013 Emirates enhances Air Mauritius Codeshare

    With the launch of A380 flights to Mauritius, Emirates have increased the allocation of seats to Air Mauritius.

    2013 Johannesburg to Montreal flight survey

    In a survey of flights from Johannesburg to Montreal, Lufthansa came out cheapest.

    2013 Mango flight payments with Voyager miles

    In a further integration of the state-owned carriers, you can now pay for your Mango flights with SAA Voyager miles.

    2013 Qantas Airlines - no Emirates Stake

    Emirates Airline have ruled out buying a stake in Qantas, saying that they don't have the bottomless pit of money which Etihad Airways has.

    2013 Europcar branded Kulula plane at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg Kulula JHB Cape Town Review

    The cabin crew get everybody to sing happy birthday to a passenger, on this Lanseria to CPT flight.

    2013 Sang Happy Birthday on Kulula Flight

    The cabin crew felt a good enough job was not being done singing happy birthday to a passenger on our Kulula flight from JHB to CPT, so got passengers to do it again, with gusto!

    2013 Kulula Johannesburg Flight Review

    Bruce flew from Cape Town to Johannesburg Lanseria Airport, and enjoyed Kulula's "guaranteed eye candy".


    Cape Town Airport Runway Realignment

    Cape Town International Airport is needing a realignment of its runway, in order to allow for increased air traffic and bigger planes.


    Flights from Johannesburg to Iceland

    Want to refer to people with their first name rather than their family name - go to Iceland, where there are no family names! Almost all 1-stop flights (there are no direct flights) involve flying the last leg with Icelandair, and KLM/Icelandair via Amsterdam to Keflavik is often cheapest.


    Air France Adds new Tokyo Flights

    Some news from our French connection : From the 30th March 2014, Air France is launching flights from Johannesburg to Tokyo's Haneda Airport (which is closer to the city centre than Narita Airport, to which Air France already flies).


    Flights with Golf Bags

    At this time of year many holidaymakers want to take their golf bags with them. Airlines have different rules for flying with golf bags - here's a summary of the rules of Kulula, Mango, SA Express, British Airways, South African Airways and SA Airlink.


    Turkish Airways lightning strike

    A Turkish Airways plane was struck by lightning on its way to Iran, and forced to make an emergency landing.


    JHB to Larnaca with Qatar Airways

    From 29 April 2014 you can fly from Johannesburg to Larnaca via Doha.


    Emirates Johannesburg to Los Angeles inaugural flight

    Emirates flights from Joburg to Los Angeles in an A380 are now the world's longest.


    1time to Fly?

    1time Holdings has reached an agreement with Pak Africa Aviation and Global Airways, involving the purchase of Global Airways and the issue of 450m shares to Pak Africa and 270m shares to Global Airways.


    LAM Mozambique Crash


    Mango Airlines Baggage Limits


    Mango Airlines has free baggage limits of 20kg for checked in luggage, but you can increase it to 30kg if you fly on Mango Plus.


    sunset at Lagoon Beach in Milnerton, Cape Town Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

    Want to be 100% certain of booking the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town? Use our flight bookings tool to compare airline prices and identify the cheapest, and then use our flight discount vouchers to reduce airfares more (you can earn flight discount vouchers by emailing us reviews of your flights)!

    2013 Mango Flights Codeshare with SAA

    Mango Airlines and SAA have extended their codeshare agreement to include JNB to CPT, PLZ & DUR; and CPT-BFN flights.

    2013 British Airways A380 to London

    From 12 February 2014 BA are introducing the Airbus A380 to the Johannesburg to London flight route, and then on the 10th March 2014 they're increasing the frequency from 3 to 6 a week in the A380. Big flight times ahead. To advertise it, BA have set up a video of Bryan Habana racing an Airbus A380.

    2013 SA Express to Durban from Maputo

    The CEO of SA Express has indicated they may be flying from Maputo to Durban King Shaka by March 2014.

    2013 Skywise Airline

    Skywise Airline, the brainchild of 1time and Sun Air founders, originally planned to launch in October 2013, but its launch has been delayed - hopefully we'll see it in the air in 2014

    2013 Airlink Skukuza Flights Launched

    From June 2014 SA Airlink is operating flights to Skukuza from Cape Town and Johannesburg

    2013 Edelweiss Cape Town to Zurich

    Edelweiss are flying direct from Cape Town to Zurich

    2013 Morocco Flights Tax

    Morocco is setting up a tax of 100 dirhams (some R122) on economy class flights from the country (more on first class).

    2013 Flights to Taiwan

    We've set up a page focussing on flights to Taiwan, and check out Zina's writeup of her holiday there.

    2013 Kenya Airways reports Profit

    Kenya Airways has reported an operating profit, despite travel advisories against going to Kenya following the attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, and the fire at Jomo Kenyatta airport.

    2013 Norway Raises Visa Fees

    Norway raises its fees on short stay visa from R670 to R780 for short stay visas.

    2013 Nedbank Greenbacks for Mango Flights

    Mango Airlines flights can be booked using Nedbank Greenbacks.

    2013 Mango Airlines Site Redesign

    Mango Airlines have redesigned their homepage, removing the greyish background, in favour of an all orange background.

    2013 Tours du Cap in a Chrysler Grand Voyager

    Tours du Cap are now offering tours from Cape Town in a new Chrysler Grand Voyager.

    2013 Mount Ananzi

    Review of Mount Ananzi near Hartbeespoort Dam.

    2013 Will Kalahari Airways Fly?

    Denis Coghlan is the one-man show trying to get Kalahari Airways off the ground.

    2013 FastJet flights

    FastJet launched Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam flights on the 18th October 2013.

    2013 Ethiopian Airlines orders B787s

    Ethiopian Airlines has ordered a further 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, despite a fire on a parked 787 in London in July.

    2013 Air Madagascar Island FlightsAir Madagascar has signed an MoU with the Vanilla Islands Organisation to help improve air links between Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles and other Vanilla Islands
    2013 First Car Rental OfficesFirst Car Rental has opened new offices in Rustenburg and moved its Bellville offices to 200 Durban Road
    2013 British Airways Lifetime Gold

    British Airways has introduced lifetime gold membership if you accumulate over 35,000 miles in your life, with special privileges ranging from first class check-in to an additional baggage allowance

    2013 Proflight Zambia

    Proflight Zambia is considering flights to Johannesburg.

    2013 street scene in India Flights to India

    Travel to India with SAA (direct flights), Qatar Airways or Emirates (many destinations). Visit The City of Pearls & the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, Marina Beach & Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai. Be sure to time your visit for a cricket match, as the sport is a pseudo-religion in India.

    2013 Air Namibia/Kenya Airways Codeshare

    Air Namibia & Kenya Airways have entered into a codeshare agreement, connecting Windhoek & Nairobi via Lusaka & Johannesburg.

    2013 SA Airlink sale of Planes

    SA Airlink has sold four of its Jetstream 41 jets to Brindabella Airlines in Australia.

    2013 Frequent Business Traveller Awards

    Winners of the Frequent Business Traveller awards: Singapore Airlines won best airline in Asia/Pacific, Lufthansa's first class lounge in Frankfurt, Swiss Air's business class lounge
    - Singapore Changi Airport is best in Asia/Pacific, Dubai Airport is best in Europe/Africa/Middle-East, JFK in New York is best airport in north and south America, Emirates offers the best food & wine, & Hertz is the best car rental company in the world

    2013 Lufthansa Internet

    Ninety percent of Lufthansa's fleet of long haul aircraft (B737-8s and A380s) have internet and email facilities.

    2013 Ethiopian Airlines : Malawi Airline JV

    Air Malawi may be in liquidation, but Malawi Airline is planned to take its place, in the format of a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines

    2013 South African Express

    South African Express has commenced Durban to Harare flights, and announced that it will be starting 2 new flight routes to the South African Development Community before the end of 2013

    2013 El Al Israel Airlines

    El Al Israel Airlines has successfully tested the C-Music missile defence system on a Boeing 737-800

    2013 Turkish Airlines News

    Turkish Airlines have appointed Sprinklr to provide the platorm for their social media.

    2013 FlySafair Flights

    FlySafair has launched tickets sales and its first flight is on 17 October 2013.

    2013 Korongo Airlines Flight Schedule Change

    From 16 September 2013 Korongo Airlines is implementing a seasonal change on its Johannesburg to Lubumbashi flight route.

    2013 Flights to Indonesia

    From the 1st September 2013, Qatar Airways is increasing its frequency of flights to Jakarta (Indonesia) from 11 to 14 a week, creasing more 1-stop flight options from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Jakarta (via Doha).


    The Airline Strategy Awards

    Winners are (1) James Hogan, Present of Etihad won the award for Executive Leadership, (2) Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, has won the award for Regional Leadership from The Airline Strategy Awards, (3) Turkish Airlines for marketing (fantastic ad of Man United team in their plane), (4) Lufthansa for Techonology (in particular the fuel saving abilities of Taxibot), (5) - KLM for environmental friendliness, & (6) Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni, wins the Airline Business Award.

    2013 Kulula East London flights

    Kulula now operates flights from Johannesburg to East London airport

    2013 Ethiopian Airlines Nigeria Flights

    Ethiopian Airlines is fast becoming the gateway to Nigeria - it now flies to Abuja, Enugu & Lagos.

    2013 Tour of Italy

    Rizwana shares her tour of Aquillea, Verona, Udine, Grado, Venice & Padova

    2013 Kulula for Humour

    Michelle chooses Kulula Airline as her favourite, because it keeps her entertained.

    2013 Kulula Flexible flight

    Kulula have introduced flexible flight tickets, which allow some changes to be made.

    2013 Kulula Jetsetters

    Changes to the Kulula jetsetters program to only allow moolah to be earned by credit card spend.

    2013 Blu Crane Air

    Blu Crane Air is a new airline operating flights between Port Elizabeth and East London

    Jan 2013

    Windhoek to Victoria Falls

    We are now covering flights from Windhoek to Victoria Falls.

    Dec 2012

    British Airways Pet Travel - the ins and outs of travelling with pets on a British Airways (Comair) flight

    Nov 2012 Fly Go-Air

    Fly Go-Air is a new airline which is initially flying between Lanseria and the Kruger

    Oct 2012

    Fresh Air flights

    Fresh Air is a new low cost carrier which is a joint venture between 1time Airline and Nu-Aero.

    Oct 2012

    Flying with golf bags

    Natasha takes us through the rules of flying with golf bags on 1time, BA, SAA and Kulula

    May 2012

    SAA South African Airways plane with passengers boarding SAA Paint the Plane competition

    SAA are running a "Paint the Plane" competition, where school kids & students could win a flight to the London Olympics, with all expenses paid.

    Jun 2012

    Standby Travel A proposed new airline in South Africa which informs passengers 48 hours before their flights whether there are any seats left for them.

    31 May 2012

    Mango Airlines bucket list challenge

    You've got until 31 May 2012 to do challenges and enter Mango Airlines' bucket list competition

    May 2012

    Wheelchair Air Travel

    Airline rules on flying with wheelchairs, and numbers to call for assistance

    May 2012

    1time flight schedule 1time airline's flight schedule on all routes up to 16 September 2012


    1time July 2012 flight prices

    1time is flightly cheaper from JNB to CPT than from Lanseria to Cape Town, but Lanseria to Durban is cheaper than JNB to Durban.

    29 Mar 2012

    Mango Happy Day special

    Mango Airlines are offering a happy day special on all flight routes in South Africa

    Mar 2012

    Mango Happy Day sale

    Mango flights going for R489 1-way JNB-DUR & JNB-Bloemfontein, R665 on other routes

    9 Mar 2012

    Mango Happy Day special

    Mango Happy Day special on the 9th March 2012 from R489 for JNB./DUR flights

    15 Feb 2012

    1time March madness special

    13 Feb 2012

    Velvet Sky - pay R400, get R600 off

    11 Feb 2012

    BA suspends JNB - Nelspruit flights

    8 Feb 2012

    Fly Mango in Feb for less

    1 Feb 2012

    Mango Airlines happy hour

    31 Jan 2012

    BA April flight prices

    25 Jan 2012

    SAA March 2012 flight prices

    25 Jan 2012

    Velvet Sky Brighter Summer sale ends

    24 Jan 2012

    Mango voucher - pay R50 to get R200 of your next flight

    20 Jan 2012

    1time news - deal with Excalibur Aerospace falls through

    18 Jan 2012

    British Airways ends George -Lanseria flights

    16 Jan 2012

    1time Valentines sale

    10 Jan 2012

    Kulula "here's to 2012" flight special

    1 Jan 2012

    Velvet Sky cheapest CPT-JHB

    19 Dec 2011

    Velvet Sky January flights from R343

    13 Dec 2011

    1time All I want for Christmas flight special

    1 Dec 2011

    Erik Venter is appointed CEO of Comair

    1 Dec 2011

    BA commences Lanseria- George flights

    30 Nov 2011

    Joburg to Durban flights

    29 Nov 2011

    New Kulula baggage allowances

    29 Nov 2011

    Mango December flight prices

    22 Nov 2011

    Kulula December flight prices

    18 Nov 2011

    1time JNB - George special

    15 Nov 2011

    Mango birthday special

    14 Nov 2011

    Velvet Sky cheapest peak season

    10 Nov 2011

    SA Airlink emergency landing

    8 Nov 2011

    Velvet Sky November flight prices

    8 Nov 2011

    Velvet Sky commences PLZ-DUR flights & CPT-PLZ flights.

    7 Nov 2011

    BA Comair baggage policy

    7 Nov 2011

    Velvet Sky commences CPT-DUR flights

    4 Nov 2011

    Velvet Sky commences DUR-PLZ flights, PLZ-CPT flights and DUR-CPT flights

    3 Nov 2011

    Comair BA Lanseria - George flights announced.

    1 Nov 2011

    SAA December flights

    25 Oct 2011

    1time mother of all seat sales

    end Oct 2011

    Kulula is cheapest from Lanseria

    18 Oct 2011

    Kulula online sale from R399

    10 Oct 2011

    Velvet Sky November flight prices

    6 Oct 2011

    Velvet Sky flight schedule

    30 Sep 2011

    Velvet Sky commences flights between Polokwane & Johannesburg

    27 Sep 2011

    Mango October flight prices

    23 Sep 2011

    Santaco Airline opening prices

    21 Sep 2011

    Thanks to 1time special

    13 Sep 2011

    SAA December flight prices

    4 Sep 2011

    Mango Lanseria flight review.

    31 Aug 2011

    1time discontinues JNB-Maputo flights

    30 Aug 2011

    Velvet Sky September flights

    25 Aug 2011

    1time cheapest CPT-DUR

    24 Aug 2011

    1time Fly more for less flight special

    Aug 2011

    Velvet Sky increases its frequency from 2 to 3 daily flights on the JNB-DUR & JNB-CPT routes

    17 Aug 2011

    Mango R100 off your flight challenge

    15 Aug 2011

    SAA most on-time airline in SA

    11 Aug 2011

    SAA altert about a phishing scam

    10 Aug 2011

    BA October flight prices

    4 Aug 2011

    Mango & 1time are cheapest from Cape Town to Durban.

    26 Jul 2011

    Mid-winter travel prices from JHB to CPT by bus, train and airline.

    26 Jul 2011

    SAA October flights from R600

    26 Jul 2011

    SAX begins CPT - Hoedspruit flights

    22 Jul 2011

    Velvet Sky September flights from R200

    19 Jul 2011

    Kulula "fares worth celebrating" special, from R249 JNB-DUR & R399 JNB-CPT.

    15 Jul 2011

    Cape Town from R250/night, and 1time DUR-CPT from R609.

    14 Jul 2011

    As usual, Velvet Sky is cheapest (although Kulula to Lanseria is close)

    13 Jul 2011

    Velvet Sky August flights

    11 Jul 2011

    1time special - what the Doctor ordered

    5 Jul 2011

    Kulula Joburg-DUR special

    5 Jul 2011

    Mango 20,000 seat sale

    1 Jul 2011

    Velvet Sky cheapest from DUR-JNB

    30 June 2011

    New airline to fly HLA-Bisho-CPT, the Santaco Express.

    29 June 2011

    BA August 2011 flight prices

    25 June 2011

    Mango cheapest CPT-DUR

    17 June 2011

    Kulula cheapest holiday flight

    15 June 2011

    Kulula December flights

    11 June 2011

    Fly Velvet Sky - cheapest JNB-DUR

    8 June 2011

    SAA July flight price

    6 June 2011

    Airlink begins a 2nd morning Pietermaritburg - JNB flight.

    6 Jun 2011

    Appeal for Mango Port Elizabeth flights.

    1 Jun 2011

    Velvet Sky & Qatar Airways specials

    30 May 2011

    1time off peak special

    29 May 2011

    June holiday flights

    1 June 2011

    Mango Lanseria flights are started, flying to Cape Town.

    20 May 2011

    Kulula cheapest DUR-JHB

    14 May 2011

    Mango cheapest to Durban

    12 May 2011

    Mango 5-seat sale (R299 JNB-CPT)

    11 May 2011

    Ons het 'n Afrikaanse blad oor SAL vlugte geskep.

    11 May 2011

    Velvet Sky Wednesday special

    9 May 2011

    Comair Durban - London flights?

    7 May 2011

    Kulula from Lanseria is cheapest JHB-CPT flight.

    2 May 2011

    Velvet Sky May specials - R290 JNB/DUR & R390 JNB/CPT.

    28 Apr 2011

    1time Zanzibar flights in December have opened for bookings.

    28 Apr 2011

    Mango up to 40% off in their special offer

    20 Apr 2011

    Royal family responds to Kulula's offer for cows for lobolo.

    19 Apr 2011

    1time flying seats special

    14 Apr 2011

    Velvet Sky holiday special

    14 Apr 2011

    Mango cheapest DUR-CPT

    13 Apr 2011

    Velvet Sky May flight prices...have gone up from their opening special

    12 Apr 2011

    flySAA July flights - JNB-CPT & JNB-DUR cheapest on the 2nd July.

    8 Apr 2011

    Mango cheapest from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

    4 Apr 2011

    Kulula June offers, and why you must avoid flying on the 15th, 16th, 24th and 25th of June.

    1 Apr 2011

    Velvet Sky cheapest DUR-JHB

    30 Mar 2011

    Mango April airfares have gone up (except JNB-DUR)

    28 Mar 2011

    British Airway May flights - prices to Nelspruit are way down.

    27 Mar 2011

    1time Zanzibar special - flights & accommodation package.

    27 Mar 2011

    Kulula flights from DUR-PLZ-CPT are switched to British Airways.

    24 Mar 2011

    Velvet Sky commences flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

    23 Mar 2011

    Europcar cheapest in Joburg over the Mothers Day weekend.

    22 Mar 2011

    1time April flights - JNB-DUR and JNB-ZNZ prices have decreased.

    22 Mar 2011

    Velvet Sky's inaugural Johannesburg - Durban flight

    18 Mar 2011

    Kulula are cheapest in this Johannesburg - CPT flight survey

    15 Mar 2011

    SAA May flight prices

    14 Mar 2011

    Try a horse safari at Aquila Game Reserve

    12 Mar 2011

    SAA cheapest since 2007 in our Johannesburg to Durban flight survey

    3 Mar 2011

    Kulula cheapest from Durban to Cape Town

    5 Jan 2010

    Rumour of a new airline in South Africa, based in Durban - Velvet Sky

    3 Mar 2011

    Kulula cheapest from Durban to Cape Town

    25 Feb 2011

    Mango Airline is cheapest from Cape Town to Johannesburg

    21 Feb 2011

    Past passenger cruise specials for the MSC Melody & MSC Sinfonia.

    20 Feb 2011

    Mozambique horse safari

    18 Feb 2011

    Kulula is cheapest from Durban to Johannesburg.

    16 Feb 2011

    Lufthansa South Africa increases its A380 frequency to daily, on the Johannesburg - Frankfurt flight route.

    14 Feb 2011

    Cruise deal of the decade on MSC Sinfonia cruises from Durban.

    13 Feb 2011

    Kulula offers cows for Kate and William for Lobola

    12 Feb 2011

    Mango cheapest from Cape Town to Durban.

    1 Feb 2011

    1time May flights from R209 (one-way).

    28 Jan 2011

    Mango Airlines is cheapest from Johannesburg to Durban.

    26 Jan 2011

    Kulula February flights from R329.

    24 Jan 2011

    SAA March 2011 offers from R422.

    17 Jan 2011

    British Airways April offers in South Africa.

    15 Jan 2011

    End of 1time holidays competition (go on a 1time holiday, submit some wacky photos & stand a chance to win your next 1time holiday).

    10 Jan 2011

    Mango Airlines March 2011 flight prices.

    10 Jan 2011

    Kulula New Year special, R199 from Joburg to Durban.

    10 Jan 2011

    SAA cheapest April flights.

    9 Jan 2010

    1time flying start special, R209 between Johannesburg & Cape Town, R389 for other domestic flight routes.

    10 Jan 2011

    SA Express starts flying the Cape Town - Durban route.

    Dec 2010

    Kulula credit card competition - stand a chance to win R15,000 for every R10,000 you spend.

    29 Dec 2010

    1time April flight offers

    24 Nov 2010

    Kulula Holiday packages in Stellenbosch and Emnotweni.

    22 Nov 2010

    Cheapest 1time flights in January.

    17 Nov 2010

    1time & Comair look to grow.

    1 Nov 2010

    SAA Cape Town - Durban flights are stopped, passengers are diverted to Mango Airlines on a codeshare agreement.

    31 Oct 2010

    1time aborted takeoff in Johannesburg, engine catches fire.

    8 Oct 2010

    SAA v Mango Airlines prices on the Cape Town - Durban route (interesting to compare, now that SAA is codesharing with Mango).

    1 Oct 2010

    Kulula cheap flights special.

    24 Aug 2010

    British Airways Sep flight prices.

    19 Aug 2010

    Mango fever competition.

    14 Aug 2010

    Mango cheapest JNB - DUR.

    13 Aug 2010

    Kulula pet travel policy.

    12 Aug 2010

    1time airline commences flights from Johannesburg to Maputo (starting price R672).

    10 Aug 2010

    1time's Low Low flight prices, from Aug 2010 until 10 Dec 2010

    7 Aug 2010

    South Africa travel essays, by people who applied for a job with us, & cheap travel South Africa.

    2 Aug 2010

    1Time flight prices for December 2010.

    25 Jul 2010

    Mango flight prices for August 2010.

    22 Jul 2010

    1time Sep flight prices.

    20 Jul 2010

    Cheap Mango flights - discounted by 20%.

    16 Jul 2010

    Kulula August prices for flights in South Africa.

    12 Jul 2010

    SAA domestic flight special (& London to Johannesburg).

    9 Jul 2010

    1time prices for one-way flights in September from Johannesburg.

    6 Jul 2010

    Emirates to New York from R8079.

    2 Jul 2010

    1time flight prices in August 2010.

    2 Jul 2010

    Mango discounted flights on noted dates.

    1 Jul 2010

    Mango selected flights special - 35% off.

    30 Jun 2010

    1time back to business flight special

    29 Jun 2010

    Johannesburg to Frankfurt from R5479.

    27 Jun 2010

    Martha Stewart wins the travel blog of the month for May.

    25 Jun 2010

    1time flight prices for July

    24 Jun 2010

    Mango goes green.

    22 Jun 2010

    Score a sale with Kulula.

    20 Jun 2010

    Kulula Sepp Blatter flight (free).

    18 Jun 2010

    1time flights from Cape Town in July (cheapest price on each day).

    5 Jun 2010

    Kulula flight prices in June.

    2 Jun 2010

    Germany v Australia travel prices in/to Durban.

    1 Jun 2010

    Mango happy day flight specials.

    31 May 2010

    1time FC special on all South African domestic routes.

    29 May 2010

    1time June flight prices.

    27 May 2010

    Kulula World Cup special.

    17 May 2010

    Mango Airline Happy hour.

    14 May 2010

    World Cup flight prices from Durban to Cape Town.

    14 May 2010

    SAA Go Bafana fares.

    5 May 2010

    Kulula take-off sale tomorrow, 6 May

    4 May 2010

    Mango happy hour tomorrow, 5 May between 1200 and 1400.

    4 May 2010

    BA starts Johannesburg - Nelspruit flights.

    16 Apr 2010

    Mango Airlines cheapest from Joburg to Cape Town.

    12 Apr 2010

    Mango Johannesburg - Bloemfontein flights commence.

    6 Apr 2010

    British Airways are cheapest from Durban to Cape Town.

    29 Mar 2010

    Kulula flight sale.

    28 Mar 2010

    The (now iconic) viral video of TAP Air Portugal.

    23 Mar 2010

    Kulula advert which got into trouble with Fifa.

    19 Mar 2010

    R299 Kulula to Lanseria.

    18 Mar 2010

    BA flights to London (month by month prices from JNB & CPT).

    17 Mar 2010

    World Holiday & Travel Fair

    15 Mar 2010

    Mothers day travel prices.

    9 Mar 2010

    Fly Moscow from R4679.

    8 Mar 2010

    Freedom Day long weekend travel prices.

    6 Mar 2010

    The Roving Cameraman's coverage of Emma Crossby in Cape Town wins the blog of the month for Feb.

    5 Mar 2010

    Mango Plus cheaper than Mango in this Easter Weekend flight survey.

    3 Mar 2010

    Limited Kulula sale starting 6am on the 4th March.

    3 Mar 2010

    Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - flights, car hire & accommodation.

    28 Feb 2010

    Interlink Airlines is in provisional liquidation.

    27 Feb 2010

    Mango World Cup special flight prices.

    26 Feb 2010

    School holiday flight prices.

    26 Feb 2010

    Kulula World Cup prices.

    24 Feb 2010

    Long weekend travel prices - car rentals, flights & accommodation.

    17 Feb 2010

    JNB car hire from R157/night.

    12 Feb 2010

    Mango travel special from Johannesburg to Durban (R349).

    12 Feb 2010

    Flight prices on the up, from Cape Town to Johannesburg (Cape Argus Cycle tour effect?).

    11 Feb 2010

    SAA flight special - Johannesburg to Livingstone return from R750.

    5 Feb 2010

    British Airways flight from Durban.

    29 Jan 2010

    SAA fare specials:
    CPT to Dubai from R6098
    JNB to Maputo from R2423
    JNB - Vic Falls from R2395

    26 Jan 2010

    Kulula seat sale - R299 & R399.

    25 Jan 2010

    1time pre-soccer special

    21 Jan 2010

    Interlink R299 Cape Town to Pretoria flight (one-off on Monday).

    12 Jan 2010

    Fly Durban R884 (return, including tax).

    23 Dec 2009

    14 Jetstream aircraft of SA Airlink grounded, the jetstream planes make up more than half of its fleet.

    3 Dec 2009

    World Cup travel - car rentals reasonable, flights expensive & accommodation impossible in Nelspruit, Polokwane & the Pilanesburg.

    2 Dec 2009

    Mango Airlines Dec newsletter. Flights specials, cruises & Tempest Car Hire specials.

    1 Dec 2009

    Fly Durban from R883, Rome from R4362.

    17 Nov 2009

    Mango Wednesday happy hour.

    30 Oct 2009

    Kulula ketchup newsletter for October 2009.

    1 Oct 2009

    Sean finds his heart in Africa

    1 Nov 2009

    Interlink Airlines starts operating flights between Wonderboom & Cape Town, and Wonderboom & Durban. Wonderboom is near Pretoria/Tshwane.

    20 Oct 2009

    Fly Joburg - Cape Town from R896, fly direct from Joburg to London from R4375 (return, including tax).

    to end Oct 2009

    Mango Air Race competition.

    22 Oct 2009

    Kulula 100,000 seat sale .

    15 Oct 2009

    The 1time Hurry flight special for travel in November (JNB-CPT from R429, JNB-DUR from R299)

    13 Oct 2009

    We have a look at December flight prices.

    9 Oct 2009

    The Mango Juice October issue is out. This is Mango's in-flight magazine (caution - it takes a long time to download).

    1 Oct 2009

    It is announced that Cheryl Carolus has been appointed SAA chairwoman with effect from 28 Sep 2009.

    29 Sep 2009

    Mango financial results for the year ending 31 Mar 2009.

    28 Sep 2009

    flysaa Sep newsletter

    26 Sep 2009

    Kulula birthday special (R389 Joburg - Cape Town flight prices).

    25 Sep 2009

    The Sep 09 Mango Juice issues is out (Mango Airlines' inflight magazine). It is a 9meg file, so will take a loooong time to download (some 10m to 20m).

    24 Sep 2009

    Airlink flight 8911 crashes in Merebank, Durban.

    23 Sep 2009

    Yes, you can book your flight with an internet transfer. You don't have to use a credit card.

    22 Sep 2009

    Airline price war (JNB-CPT from R869)

    20 Sep 2009

    1time trinations special (R309 between Joburg and Durban, R399 everywhere else).

    14 Sep 2009

    Review of a CPT-JNB 1time flight (which we booked for R299 per person).

    16 Sep 2009

    SAA Voyager September newsletter.

    14 Sep 2009

    Review of a 1time flight from CPT - JNB. We noticed an improvement in their onboard advertising, but the baggage handling dissapointed.

    12 Sep 2009

    Mango R542 Friday flight.

    8 Sep 2009

    JNB-DUR from R766

    5 Sep 2009

    British Airways cheaper than Translux (Durban - Cape Town flight).

    1 Sep 2009

    1Time Holidays is launched.

    23 Aug 2009

    Review of the Arabella Hotel in between Hermanus & Kleinmond, South Africa.

    19 Aug 2009

    Review of a BA South Africa flight.

    15 Sep 2009

    Mango Airline happy hour.

    2 Sep 2009

    Fly Durban R696, Port Elizabeth from R896.

    31 Aug 2009

    Kulula spring sale.

    27 Aug 2009

    First Car Rental from R160 a day in Durban car hire survey.

    25 Aug 2009

    Cape Town in the Springtime - whales, perfect weather and spring flowers.

    25 Aug 2009

    Kulula credit card funnies.

    24 Aug 2009

    KLM European specials (London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich)

    23 Aug 2009

    We had a look at the Jackass Penguin colony at Stony Point in Bettys Bay

    21 Aug 2009

    BA Mastercard specials (also City Lodge & Budget Car Rental).

    20 Aug 2009

    Our guest writer Lorna Everett writes about her 1time flight in "Flying was the easy part".

    20 Aug 2009

    Mango limited offer (R199 prices).

    18 Aug 2009

    Cheap flight prices:
    CPT-DUR R676
    JNB-DUR R839

    12 Aug 2009

    Airline prices:
    CPT-DUR R903
    JNB-DUR R902

    6 Aug 2009

    Cheap airline prices:
    JNB-DUR R902
    JNB-ROM R4129
    CPT-BLM R987
    DUR-CPT R945

    30 Jul 2009

    1time mile low flight special of R299 for Johannesburg - Cape Town & Cape Town - Durban flights.

    29 Jul 2009

    Cheap flight prices:
    Joburg to Durban from R902
    Joburg to Lagos from R3809
    CPT to Durban from R945
    CPT to Bloem from R987

    26 Jul 2009

    BA cheapest but we fly Mango!

    24 Jul 2009

    Bumped onto Mango flight by Interlink.

    20 Jul 2009

    Mango Happy Hour special from 1200 to 1400 on tuesday 21 July 2009:

    JNB to CPT from R 429 all incl
    DUR to CPT from R 429 all incl
    BFN to CPT from R 429 all incl

    15 Jul 2009

    Cheap flights South Africa: Cape Town - Durban from R945, Johannesburg - Lagos from R3825.

    7 Jul 2009

    This week's cheap flights.

    4 Jul 2009

    Kulula Kalahari Thinkmoney competition.

    1 Jul 2009

    Mango July 2009 newsletter has come out.

    29 Jun 2009

    1time Confed specials. R309 for JHB-DUR, R419 everywhere else.

    24 Jun 2009

    DUR-JNB from R705 (return, incl tax) - and other flight prices we thought were juicy.

    22 Jun 2009

    My 1time hamper (Count Pushkin).

    16 Jun 2009

    School holiday best prices (including R798 Durban - Johannesburg).

    8 Jun 2009

    Kulula take-off specials (JNB-CPT from R420)

    7 Jun 2009

    We are now covering flights from South Africa to Dubai (UAE).

    6 Jun 2009

    SAA adds a 3rd weekly Johannesburg-Douala flight (leaving Johannesburg on Saturdays).

    3 Jun 2009

    Air Namibia flights between Windhoek & London are being suspended from 3 June 2009, and flights between Johannesburg & Windhoek are reducing to one daily from 27 May 2009.

    2 Jun 2009

    Winter warmer flight specials. JNB - GEORGE from R1072.

    1 Jun 2009

    Best May 2009 Southern Africa travel blog posting.

    25 May 2009

    Youth day flight specials, including JNB - LON for R4572.

    21 May 2009

    Flight Centre stops offering Kulula flights, as a result of them not being able to negotiate a suitable remuneration model.

    21 May 2009

    Review of 1time-Mango Cape Town - Johannesburg flight.

    18 May 2009

    Photos of landmarks as one lands at Cape Town International Airport

    14 May 2009

    School holiday flight prices. Time to start planning.

    12 May 2009

    1time interest rate cut specials - from R409 for all SA routes except JNB-DUR is from R309.

    12 May 2009

    1time flight review from JNB to CPT.

    6 May 2009

    16 June flight specials - plan your long weekend now.

    2 May 2009

    We have set up a page listing airports in South Africa.

    22 Apr 2009

    Flight specials - including Joburg to Durban for R576 (return, incl. tax).

    17 Apr 2009

    Fly Joburg to Durban for R576 (return, incl. tax). Today's best flight prices.

    to 15 Apr 2009

    Mango 20% discount on next flight for booking with an American Express card.

    9 Apr 2009

    Today's cheapest flight prices (R1057 CPT- DUR return, R5535 JNB-Buenos Aires)

    6 Apr 2009

    A guest review of Interlink Airlines, by Chris Everett. We accept guest articles. Send articles you would like considered for publication to

    5 Apr 2009

    We are now covering flights from Johannesburg to Mala Mala (Kruger National Park) and flights to Skukuza.

    2 Apr 2009

    Today's best flight prices (incl. R1076 from Joburg to Cape Town).

    28 Mar 2009

    Mango way cheaper than 1time & Kulula from Joburg to Durban.

    25 Mar 2009

    Kulula flight specials (e.g. R309 Johannesburg to Durban, R409 Johannesburg to Cape Town).

    21 Mar 2009

    We are now covering CFA Air Charters, a fantastic company for you to use for charters between Gauteng, Mpumalanga & Mozambique.

    26 Mar 2009

    Mango are offering a 50% discount on one of the legs of a return flight flown before 31 Mar and booked before 1400 on 27 Mar 2009.

    20 Mar 2009

    Looking for cheap accommodation in Cape Town? The Sir Francis Executive Luxury Suites are from R79 a night!

    20 Mar 2009

    Need a flight off the beaten track? Here's a list of charter airlines in SA.

    17 Mar 2009

    Johannesburg to Durban from R688 (return, incl. tax). The week's best flight prices.

    15 Mar 2009

    1time flight specials...including R395 for flights from CPT to JNB.

    11 Mar 2009

    Photos of landmarks as you land in Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport).

    10 Mar 2009

    This week's best flight prices. The price of R7065 to LAX looks particularly juicy.

    5 Mar 2009

    This week's flight prices (including Johannesburg to New York from R6245)

    22 Feb 2009

    Review of an SAA flight (from Johannesburg to Cape Town) - we thought it was free, but got nailed with the airport taxes.

    14 Feb 2009

    Somebody forgot to tell the airlines that inflation is meant to be coming down! Flight price inflation is now 32%!

    10 Feb 2009

    Some Valentines offers from the airlines.

    6 Feb 2009

    10 tips to survive a plane crash

    29 Jan 2009

    Our article about the ACSA monopoloy is being used as a case study in the next grade 12 South African economic text book!

    28 Jan 2009

    Kulula first cancels our flight with 49 hours notice (as it's empty, and they want to protect their bottom line) and then changes the flight time of the new flight when we arrive at the airport (and the flight is delayed from the new time).

    26 Jan 2009

    Emirates Durban flights: From 1 Oct 2009 Emirates are offering non-stop direct flights between Durban and Dubai.

    22 Jan 2009

    Virgin Atlantic & BA sale - fantastic prices from South Africa to London.

    21 Jan 2009

    Airtime Airlines are one step closer to being up in the air, as the Air Service Council accepts Airquarius's application to operate scheduled air services. They have changed their start date for DUR-JNB flights to 30 Jan 2009.

    21 Jan 2009

    Tempest Car Hire Jan 2009 newsletter (offering rentals from R179 a day).

    Jan 2009

    Chicken or beef, dagga or coke? the SAA drugs bust.

    20 Jan 2009

    Kulula's first sale in 2009. Great prices, but we were dissapointed that they made the sale unecessarily complex by excluding airport taxes.

    18 Jan 2009

    Breaking news: some hot 1time flight specials, plus they are increasing their flight frequencies beween Durban and Cape Town.

    13 Jan 2009

    New year flight prices (return JNB-CPT for R949, JNB-CAIRO for R4057, JNB-ISTANBUL for R4886).

    12 Jan 2009

    A 1time flight makes an emergency landing at PE Airport, after its engine makes 3 loud sounds and the plane lists to its side.

    10 Jan 2009

    It's been reported that Virgin Nigeria will be suspending Johannesburg - Lagos flights from the 27th Jan 2009. Zambian Airways has suspended flights.

    7 Jan 2009

    In a first for this time of year, Imperial Car Rental at East London Airport has run out of cars to rent to clients (with the ANC election manifesto being launched at the ABSA stadium on Saturday, demand is high).

    7 Jan 2009

    A bunch of Mango specials have been announced (JNB-DUR from R299, CPT-JNB from R499, BFN-CPT from R499, DUR-CPT from R499).

    6 Jan 2009

    How I paid R1451 for a "free" Voyager SAA return flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

    6 Jan 2009

    Air Aquarius's Chief Executive has said that the deal with Blackbird Aviation has collapsed and that his company would no longer be partnering Blackbird Aviation - this puts into doubt whether Airtime Airlines' will take to the skies on the 25th Jan.

    3 Jan 2009

    Airtime Airlines flight schedule is revealed.

    3 Jan 2009

    What happened to Mango Flex ticket sales? We couldn't find any for sale in January.

    5 Jan 2009

    Airtime Airlines opening prices (at last).

    30 Dec 2008

    We review 1time travel insurance (which is actually a travel insurance policy written by AIG Travel, 1time are the intermediaries)

    29 Dec 2008

    We have placed Skyscanner's flight price comparison tool into our webpages on flights from the UK to Johannesburg & flights from the UK to Cape Town.

    23 Dec 2008

    South African Express have added 2 Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft to their fleet.

    23 Dec 2008

    We are now covering flights from Cape Town to Stockholm (Sweden) and flights from Stockholm to Cape Town.

    18 Dec 2008

    Beware of a Mango ticket scam - involving the sale of Mango Airline tickets.

    12 Dec 2008

    Airtime Airlines logoAirtime Airlines are apparently going to allow you to purchase "minutes" instead of conventional point to point tickets - Durban to Johannesburg flights costing 75 minutes and Durban to Cape Town costing 125 minutes. Minutes purchased being valid for a year.

    12 Dec 2008

    Special fares from Johannesburg to Durban, Cape Town, London (direct), New York and Geneva (Switzerland); with Mango, 1time, Egypt Air and Virgin Atlantic.

    12 Dec 2008

    We are now covering flights from Douala to Johannesburg, from Johannesburg to Douala, from Kinshasa to Johannesburg, from Johannesburg to Kinshasa, from Dakar to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg to Dakar.

    11 Dec 2008

    In order to improve the user experience we have revamped our template for flights from the UK to South Africa. The new template has menus which those flying from the UK would be interested in, rather than South African specific menus.

    11 Dec 2008

    We have expanded to cover flights from Abuja to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg to Abuja.

    10 Dec 2008

    Airtime Airlines website is up and running (well, semi). And to kick things off they're offering a Durban-Johannesburg return ticket for R795, including R25 airtime for your cellphone (and I'm starting to understand why they chose the name Airtime!)

    10 Dec 2008

    Three Boeings operated by the now defunkt Nationwide Airlines are sold to an unknown bidder for some R11m.

    10 Dec 2008

    It's been announced that BA (British Airways) will be the official sponsor of the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa next year. They'll fly the team and coach from London to Johannesburg, and within the country on the BA Comair franchise.

    10 Dec 2008

    We are now covering flights from Lagos to Johannesburg and from Johannesburg to Lagos.

    9 Dec 2008

    Airtime Airlines logo is unveiled.

    Airtime Airlines logo

    11 Dec 2008

    Mango & Comair on don't fly list! A US TV Station, MSNBC, have a "Today" show on which Peter Greenberg listed Mango Airlines and Comair amongst airlines which are to be avoided!

    9 Dec 2008

    Top 5 flight specials.

    5 Dec 2008

    Holiday specials - Johannnesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Paris, Mauritius and Dubai.

    3 Dec 2008

    Kulula's December specials.

    3 Dec 2008

    Flight specials between Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Durban and London.

    6 Dec 2008

    A new low-cost carrier with a base in Durban is being launched on the 14th December (with Durban-Joburg flights starting on the 4th January 2008). Its name is Airtime Airlines.

    1 Dec 2008

    From 15 Dec 2008, Emirates is operating one-stop flights from Johannesburg to San Francisco (California, USA).

    1 Dec 2008

    Mango & Nu Metro cinemas team up - purchase a Mango airline ticket during December and you can use it to buy 2 Nu Metro tickets for the price one (selected hours only).

    30 Nov 2008

    SAA strike ends in the evening, with SAA (South African Airways) agreeing to not go ahead with the outsourcing of the call centre to Dimension Data.

    25 Nov 2008

    Specials. Our best prices. Johannesburg to Durban, Cape Town, George, PE, London, Paris, Maputo and more.

    25 Nov 2008

    Happy birthday Mango Airlines. To celebrate there are 20,000 Mango half price tickets.

    21 Nov 2008

    Our top fares: Joburg-Cape Town (R1398), Joburg-London (R6636), Joburg-Paris (R6595), Joburg-New York (R8337), Joburg-Glasgow (R7253)

    19 Nov 2008

    Kulula have been pretty quiet, so it's nice to see them come up with their Kulula festive specials.

    18 Nov 2008

    Mango Happy hour! Between 1300 and 1400 today purchase Mango tickets at a discount (limited tickets available, and only for travel up to 4 Dec).

    16 Nov 2008

    We've set up a page focussing on TAAG Angola Airlines.

    15 Nov 2008

    Loophole - book Mango flight prices cheaper than their standard prices!

    Move quickly - Mango will close this loophole as soon as they discover I've exposed it.

    15 Nov 2008

    Mango Airlines' Mango Plus tickets offer flexibility to business travellers.

    15 Nov 2008

    Options for helicopter rides in Cape Town (e.g. Huey helicopter club).

    14 Nov 2008

    The 60th anniversary of the first flight on the Wallaby Route (Sydney to Johannesburg), flown by Qantas Empire Airways in 1948.

    12 Nov 2008

    With flights from Dubai to both Cape Town and Johannesburg, we decided it's time to set up a page dedicated to Emirates flights from South Africa.

    9 Nov 2008

    Yesterday we mentioned that Kulula flights to Lanseria are cheaper than to O.R. Tambo Airport. What we failed to mention is that they are also cheaper than SA Roadlink bus trips to Johannesburg. Unbelievably, Kulula flights are cheaper than SA Roadlink buses.

    7 Nov 2008

    Nosewheels and Novembers do not mix well. On the 2nd Nov 2007, an SAA Airbus found its nosewheel stuck in the molehills at Cape Town International Airport. Now today, a 1time MD83 slipped off the end of the runway at East London Airport - apparently the wind was strong (80km/h) and its a tight turn at the end of the runway.

    7 Nov 2008

    It's announced that SAA call centres (including Voyager & flight reservations) is being outsourced.

    2 Nov 2008

    We showcase the top 5 SA travel blogs of October 2008.

    1 Nov 2008

    South Africa's first fashion show in the sky - Ed Hard labels are modelled on a 1time flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

    28 Oct 2008

    Kulula Lanseria frequencies are increased to Cape Town & Durban, but PE flights are scrapped. Readers are unhappy about the PE flights being scrapped.

    20 Oct 2008

    Mango November birthday sale - Mango Airlines celebrates their 2nd birthday in November and are celebrating with some deductions to their air fares.

    26 Oct 2008

    SAA increases its flights from Frankfurt to Johannesburg to 10 weekly.

    26 Oct 2008

    SAA increases its flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg to 5 weekly.

    15 Oct 2008

    Openskies plans to begin flights between Amsterdam and New York.

    Oct 2008

    SAA (South African Airways) plans on increasing its flights between Johannesburg and Munich to daily.

    Oct 2008

    Rwandair Express plans to lease a new Boeing 737-300 and resume flights between Kigali and Johannesburg.

    13 Oct 2008

    Mango specials which must be booked by the 12th October, are offered on the 13th October!

    12 Oct 2008

    1time is running a Cape Town - Durban flight special from R289, and any other route in South Africa from R389.

    8 Oct 2008

    Kulula are running a Lanseria Airport Sale just for today (8 Oct 2008) and only for flights flown in November.

    1 Oct 2008

    SAA boss, Khaya Ngqula, has been paid almost R20m by SAA since starting work there.

    1 Oct 2008

    SAA are running a special for flights booked up to 3 Oct 2008 (and flying from 6 Oct to 20 Nov).

    3 Sep 2008

    Kulula humour - we love Kulula's irreverent sense of humour, and have set up a collection.

    1 Sep 2008

    Mango DBN-JHB flights from R299 in September, October (& from R499 for other routes).

    31 Aug 2008

    News for those visiting the friendly city - we've set up a page focussing on Port Elizabeth Airport.

    24 Aug 2008

    Photos of 7 landmarks you see when landing at Johannesburg Airport O.R. Tambo.

    22 Aug 2008

    1time flight specials - the airline are running what they call their "Olympic specials": JNB-DBN flights from R289 and everywhere else from R389.

    20 Aug 2008

    Some photos we took of a couple of SAA planes at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.

    16 Aug 2008

    I've booked my flight from Cape Town to London - chose SAA, as I prefer a direct flight to the cheapest flight.

    12 Aug 2008

    You know your plane is approaching Johannesburg can see the smoggy air - photos of Johannesburg's sick city syndrome.

    11 Aug 2008

    Kodak moment - here's a series of photos of a Kulula plane at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.

    10 Aug 2008

    Review of the Kulula in-flight magazine, Comic Life, the August edition.

    15 Aug 2008

    SAA 5 day flight special. SAA are running a special for selected local flights booked between the 15th and the 19th August (where travel is from the 1st September to the 31st October).

    5 Aug 2008

    Mango cheap flight ads (e.g. JNB-DUR for R311, unfortuanately we couldn't find the R410 CPT-JNB flights they were advertising).

    2 Aug 2008

    Have just booked a return trip from Cape Town to Joburg on the 10th August - Kulula on the way there, hiring a car with First Car Rental & flying SAA on the way back (yes, they were cheapest).

    2 Aug 2008

    Even though flight prices are skyrocketing, car rental prices are low (in fact at record lows this year), thanks to First Car Rental.

    1 Aug 2008

    1time airline, together with African Encounters, are offering some special travel packages to Zanzibar.

    27 Jul 2008

    BA & Iberia Airways announce that they are talking about an all-share merger - the two have been in a cooperation agreement since the late 1990s.

    27 Jul 2008

    British Airways flights are cheapest from Windhoek to Johannesburg (but you gotta book on the Kulula website) and Air Namibia is cheapest from Johannesburg to Windhoek.

    26 Jul 2008

    For the second week in a row First Car Rental are offering record low car rental prices.

    26 Jul 2008

    Mango Airlines R2 bonus - if you book a Mango flight by 31 Jul 2008 (and fly by 31 Aug) you stand to win a prize. We calculate that the cost of the Mango prizes equates to about R2 per ticket booked.

    Two rand in coins

    22 Jul 2008

    This is why it's worthwhile joining Kulula's jetsetters club - it's their 7th birthday today (happy birthday!) and they're offering all jetsetter members R147 of Kulula moolah as a present (the catch being that they've got until the 25th to spend it).

    22 Jul 2008

    Once again, Delta Airlines are offering the cheapest flight from Joburg to Atlanta.

    20 Jul 2008

    We are now covering flights from Cape Town to Bangkok (Thailand).

    20 Jul 2008

    Looking for a holiday that doesn't burn a gaping hole in your pocket? Research indicates that Thailand, South Africa and Turkey are the cheapest spots to visit.

    20 Jul 2008

    We had a look at a multicity flight booking - London-Johannesburg, Cape Town-London, and South African Airways (SAA) was cheapest.

    16 Jul 2008

    Well done Cape Town International Airport! In the 2008 Skytrax awards, Cape Town International Airport was voted the 10th best airport in the world (Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International was voted second best airport in Africa).

    12 Jul 2008

    On the DBN-CPT flight route, Mango Airlines are once again cheapest (unless you take the bus, in which case City to City are cheapest). In Cape Town car rentals, Avis South Africa is cheapest, and the Road Lodge at Cape Town International offers you the cheapest night's accommodation.

    11 Jul 2008

    Qatar Airways is offering the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Manchester (UK) - R7883. Emirates is second cheapest.

    11 Jul 2008

    The Singita Sabi Sand, at the Kruger National Park, has been voted the world's best hotel by the readers of Travel & Leisure magazine.

    6 Jul 2008

    Emirates is cheapest from Joburg to London - currently charging R8419 for this December return flight.

    6 Jul 2008

    Delta Airlines is cheapest from Johannesburg to Atlanta (R11510 for a return flight in November).

    6 Jul 2008

    We are now covering flights from Cape Town to Washington DC. In this comparison, United Airlines are offering the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Washington.

    5 Jul 2008

    Flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg is cheaper than taking the bus (!), thanks to Interlink Airlines and their R398 price tag. In other news Baz Bus has increased their prices for the first time this year. City Lodge, Town Lodge & the Road Lodge hotels have also increased their prices.

    5 Jul 2008

    Qatar Airways are offering the cheapest return flights from Cape Town to London (R6783). Emirates are second cheapest at R8419.

    2 Jul 2008

    Just released - KLM July specials - some good prices from the UK to Johannesburg, but in comparison Emirates is still mostly cheaper.

    28 Jun 2008

    Interlink Airlines is cheapest in our latest Durban - Johannesburg flight survey. Well done to the new kid on the block. Avis Car Rental is offering the cheapest car rental (well, Hertz quoted us R0 but no doubt there was something wrong with their booking engine!). Road Lodge offers the cheapest night's accommodation.

    26 Jun 2008

    Great news - Interlink Airlines is starting operating flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town (from 27 Jun) and Johannesburg and Durban (from 4 July). Their cheapest Friday the 4th July 1800 flight from Joburg to Cape Town is currently R398.

    24 Jun 2008

    Tempest & Mango & Standard Bank are all running specials in Tempest Car Hire's June newsletter. Mango are advertising flights from R311 (not as juicy as 1time's flight special which is from R299 for Joburg-Durban flights), Tempest Car Hire offering car rentals from R149 per day on weekends and if you hire a Tempest Car in the next 30 days you'll find a Standard Bank Travel Wallet on your car seat.

    22 Jun 2008

    Trends in the SA Airline industry. We use a research tool which Google labs recently released to analyse the search traffic which each airline is receiving.

    22 Jun 2008

    SAA is not in takeover talks. A rumour, started by MiceBTN, an Australian websited, started doing the rounds that SAA (South African Airways) was in talks with 3 competitors (Emirates, Lufthansa and bmi) to take over the operation of its international flights. This would see SAA selling its international traffic rights, leaving it to concentrate on flights within Africa. SAA has since clarified that it is not contemplating selling its international traffic.

    19 Jun 2008

    A very cheap 1time flight special - R299 for Joburg-Durban flights and R329 between most other destinations in South Africa.

    18 Jun 2008

    Johannesburg to London flight price comparisons - Qatar Airways is cheapest.

    18 Jun 2008

    A British Airways plane spun off the runway after landing at a wet and windy Durban Airport.

    18 Jun 2008

    We've set up a webpage looking at Club Travel South Africa.

    17 Jun 2008

    Comparison of flight prices from Cape Town to East London - 1time airline is cheapest on the 26th June and SA Express is cheapest on the 29th June.

    15 Jun 2008

    Just heard that 5 members of Air Canada's staff at London Heathrow Airport have been honoured with an outstanding service award for flying to South Africa on their own steam and using a week of their annual leave to refurbish a township school in South Africa. Well done to John Choules, Shabana Khokhar, Wayne Bernie, Ahjaz Osman and Fiona Puglia - you have directly helped 120 children under the age of 9 years, some of them babies. The world is a better place for you being in it and the award is richly deserved.

    14 Jun 2008

    According to Beeld newspaper, UN staff have been warned to avoid flights which land at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport after dark, and highlighted the possibility of being robbed whilst leaving your hotel for the airport. Staff were advised to keep items in their cars out of sight.

    13 Jun 2008

    Want to get from Toronto to South Africa? We are now covering flights from Toronto to Johannesburg and flights from Toronto to Cape Town.

    13 Jun 2008

    Hahaha...I've just been reading UCT's Sax Appeal and how it takes the mickey out of "South African Aircrimes".

    11 Jun 2008

    In both our recent surveys of flights from Cape Town to East London, SA Express have been cheapest.

    11 Jun 2008

    KLM versus Emirates: KLM is currently cheaper than Emirates for London to Cape Town flights, but more expensive for Johannesburg to London flights.

    7 Jun 2008

    Once again, cheapest is Mango Airlines (we looked at Johannesburg-Durban flights). For the first time in our surveys Tempest Car Hire is not cheapest - this honour belongs to Avis South Africa. Protea Hotel Edward has seen a steep increase in the prices of its rooms.

    9 Jun 2008

    Warning: Slick thieves at George airport swap laptop bags whilst you sit at the Ekaya restaurant in the airport

    9 Jun 2008

    Kenya Airways are offering the cheapest return flights from Entebbe (Uganda) to Johannesburg.

    8 Jun 2008

    We are now covering flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou (China) as well as flights from Cape Town to Guangzhou. If you book with Emirates (one stop in Dubai), then they're offering a free night in a Premier room at the Shangri-La Hotel. The offer is valid on all bookings made on or after 1st May 2008, and for all passengers who travel to Guangzhou between 1 Jul and 30 Sep 2008.

    8 Jun 2008

    Survey results: Mango Airlines is currently cheapest on Cape Town to Bloemfontein and Bloemfontein to Cape Town flights.

    7 Jun 2008

    We've been looking at how to get from Mbabane to Maputo and covering flights from Johannesburg to Maun (Botswana).

    5 Jun 2008

    Comair is named the preferred bidder for the Air Botswana management contract.

    5 Jun 2008

    Added some photos of an email received regarding the Kulula Jetsetters Club.

    3 Jun 2008

    Review of the June edition of Kulula Comic Life, their in-flight magazine.

    2 Jun 2008

    We live in a non-compliant country, just have a look at the taxis in the traffic on the way to work. In another travel industry, the airline industry, Kulula had a momentary lapse of security on a flight I was on.

    2 Jun 2008

    The Kulula Jetsetters Club has been launched - a loyalty club for Kulula whereby you can earn Kulula moolah for booking flights.

    2 Jun 2008

    What a bunch of slackers - staff are sleeping on the job at Joburg Airport (in the baby's changing room).

    1 Jun 2008

    We have set up a webpage focussed on Air Travelmax, which operates flights between Johannesburg's Lanseria Airport and Hoedspruit, Sun City, Vilanculos, Inhambane and Madikwe.

    1 Jun 2008

    We are now covering flights from Johannesburg Lanseria to Sun City Pilanesburg.

    1 Jun 2008

    A review of the Kulula in-flight magazine, Comic Life.

    31 May 2008

    A review of a Kulula flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. We're still Kulula fans.

    31 May 2008

    We've added photos of the CNA and ABSA at domestic departures of Cape Town International Airport.

    29 May 2008

    Time to start planning those London to Cape Town holidays. Qatar Airways is offering (by some distance) the cheapest flights from London to Cape Town.

    29 May 2008

    Air Namibia is cheapest from Cape Town to Windhoek (beating its only competitor on the route, SA Express).

    25 May 2008

    We are now covering flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay (although there's not much to cover - only SAA flies the route).

    21 May 2008

    Planning a vacation to London? For the third survey in a row, Emirates are offering the cheapest flights from Cape Town to London.

    20 May 2008

    Want to fly from Johannesburg to Mauritius? In our latest survey Air Mauritius is offering the cheapest return flight.

    20 May 2008

    As part of our continuous quest to cover all flights to South Africa, we are now covering flights from Kigali to Johannesburg (only Rwandair Express offering direct flights).

    17 May 2008

    We now have glossary definitions for the full set of economy class, business class and first class tickets.

    15 May 2008

    Want to travel from Australia to South Africa? Cheapest flight from Perth to Johannesburg is currently AUD1289 with Malaysia Airlines.

    14 May 2008

    We've updated our Johannesburg to London flights page to include the departure times for flights. Interestingly, only Emirates flight EK762 offers the option to leave during the day (1410).

    13 May 2008

    We've spruced up our pages on flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam and flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi (so if you want to climb Kilimanjaro, check them out!).

    11 May 2008

    A reader asked us for the cheapest round-trip tickets from Singapore to Johannesburg, Cape Town to London, London to Singapore.

    10 May 2008

    We've updated our webpages focussing on Singapore - Cape Town flights and Singapore - Johannesburg flights.

    8 May 2008

    Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced that they are offering special flight prices from London to Johannesburg for Nationwide passengers stranded in London. Premium economy class is from �499 and �259 for economy class.

    7 May 2008

    We had a look at flights from Johannesburg to London and Qatar Airways is cheapest.

    5 May 2008

    In the greatest news for Durban since the SA Telegraph company landed the east coast cable there in 1879, Emirates has announced that from 1 December 2008 they'll be flying direct flights from Dubai to Durban.

    4 May 2008

    The death spike in website traffic. We looked at web traffic from Nationwide airline and illustrate the spikes in traffic when it was grounded and when it went into liquidation.

    3 May 2008

    Some great value specials from KLM, including flights from London to Cape Town, London to Johannesburg.

    3 May 2008

    With the dust starting to settle the hard questions need to be asked - when did Nationwide become aware that they were bankrupt? And did they continue accepting people's money for tickets after that point?

    2 May 2008

    The 56th anniversary of the world's first commercial jet flight. The British built de Havilland Comet flew from London to Johannesburg on the 2nd May 2952.

    2 May 2008

    First news24, now eturbonews are busted filching a photograph of a Nationwide plane, without permission.

    1 May 2008

    We've resurveyed return flights from Cape Town to London and Emirates are still cheapest (Qatar Airways second cheapest, Lufthansa most expensive).

    1 May 2008

    We've just received some circulars regarding the provisional liquidation of Nationwide airline, and at first sight it seems that creditors cant expect more than 22c for each rand owed (although we're not experts at liquidations).

    30 Apr 2008

    News24 are busted using a photograph without permission.

    29 Apr 2008

    1time airline are advertising some fantastic flight specials for May and June, especially between Cape Town and Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, Johannesburg and George, Johannesburg and East London, East London and Cape Town.

    29 Apr 2008

    Struggling since they were grounded last year, Nationwide Airlines have ceased operations.

    26 Apr 2008

    Flight prices are the highest they've been in a year. And if that's not bad enough bus prices and car rental prices are also on the up.

    26 Apr 2008

    Wikus and Dietrich Joubert die and Hannes Steyn is seriously injured when their Cessna 210 Centurion crashed into a tree and burst into flames as they attempted to take off from north of Pretoria (the Krosa Sand quarry at Krokodilspruit).

    26 Apr 2008

    A Netstar helicopter crashes at Randburg Airport, bursting into flames and killing the occupants. The helicopter was responding to a stolen vehicle case.

    24 Apr 2008

    We are slowly building up our glossary of definitions. The latest is a definition of a first class seat on a plane.

    22 Apr 2008

    SAA have announced a 3 day sale - got to book by 25 Apr 2008. However, we looked at some of the flight prices, and you may get better deals at Mango, Kulula and 1time airlines.

    19 Apr 2008

    SIA Solutions has implemented an automated weather observation system at Lanseria Airport.

    17 Apr 2008

    With the British pound strong against the Rand it's a good time for your family in the UK to come visit South Africa. British Airways is offering flight specials till 29 April, including �509 for flights from London to Cape Town.

    16 Apr 2008

    Wrenelle Stander, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Traffic and Navigation Systems (who are in charge of air traffic control into and out of South Africa), resigns. Peter Marais is acting CEO.

    15 Apr 2008

    The second definition in our new glossary of aviatic definitions is of "business class seats". We welcome input from our readers to assist in improving these definitions.

    14 Apr 2008

    The FAA is reporting concerns about the brain drain that South African Technical is experiencing. South African Technican (SAT) maintains and repairs aircraft for Comair, SAA (South African Airways), KLM, Lufthansa and Kulula).

    13 Apr 2008

    As the first in our glossary of definitions of airline terms, we define an airline reservation

    12 Apr 2008

    Oasis Hong Kong, the company whom Air Namibia are leasing a Boeing 747 from, have gone into liquidation.

    10 Apr 2008

    First time we've heard of this - a couple's seats on a flight from Durban to Johannesburg with South African Airways were taken by imposters (who also helped themselves to the couple's Halaal meals). When the couple tried to check in they were told that they'd already boarded...eventually SAA got seats for them at the back of the plane. Scary that this happens.

    1 Apr 2008

    1time airline releases its results for the year ending 31 Dec 2007.

    30 Mar 2008

    South African Express corporate logoWe're covering all the gaps which weren't previously covered - we now have a dedicated page for South African Express flights (if there are still any airlines you think we've missed please let us know!).

    29 Mar 2008

    Airlink logoWe're ashamed to say that, after almost two years of operations, we still didn't have a dedicated webpage featuring Airlink flights (formerly known as SA Airlink). The situation has now been rectified - please have a look at our webpage focussing on Airlink flights.

    30 Mar 2008

    Zambian Airways starts operating 4 weekly flights between Livingstone and Johannesburg

    30 Mar 2008

    Some good news for our brothers and sisters in Namibia - we are now covering flights from Walvis Bay to Cape Town (all one of them with South African Express) and flights from Windhoek to Cape Town (all two of them with Air Namibia and South African Express).

    21 Mar 2008

    Mango Airlines are running a special for flights booked and paid for via the money market counters at Shoprite and Checkers stores (including Checkers Hyper). Also there's a competition to win free car rentals with Tempest Car Hire, accommodation with Southern Sun and of course plane tickets with Mango.

    17 Mar 2008

    Mango Tempest sale. The king of cheap orange flights has joined up with the queen of cheap car rentals in South Africa to give us "Cloud 15 specials" - you can get 15% off Mango flights (conditions apply) by typing a promotional code in, and there are a bunch of cheapest car rentals through Tempest car hire.

    19 Mar 2008

    Paris Hilton lands at OR Tambo International Airport. They flew from the USA to London, then from London to Johannesburg.� Paris is with her boyfriend Benji from the band Good Charlotte - the band is kicking off its world tour in Johannesburg.Paris Hilton and her boyfriend arrive at OR Tambo Airport

    14 Mar 2008

    British Airways flight BA 147 travels from London to Kolkata (India) without any passengers. The Boeing 777 only had a captain and a co-pilot on board.

    12 Mar 2008

    Ever wondered why flights from Botswana to South Africa are disinfected but not those from South Africa to Botswana? A member of the Botswana parliament posed the question and now we all know. In reply Mr Frank Ramsden said that the reason why flights from Botswana to South Africa are disinfected is to kill mosquitoes, which may be carrying malaria to South Africa. Given that most airports in South Africa are not in malaria zones, there is no need to disinfect on the way back.

    9 Mar 2008

    A Norwegian passenger faints on an SA Airlink flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit, reulting in the pilot returning to Cape town. Shortly before fainting the passenger, who was sitting next to the toilet, had been complaining of an intense smell coming out of it.

    8 Mar 2008

    We are continuously looking to expand our footprint, and are now covering flights from Nelspruit to Maputo (Mozambique), as well as the return trip from Maputo to Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.

    8 Mar 2008

    India's Jet Airways has decided not to start operating flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg, as it had previously indicated.

    7 Mar 2008

    OpenSkies, the new British Airways airline operating flights from Paris to New York, are calling their business class section "Biz" and offering an a la carte menu.

    7 Mar 2008

    Air Namibia is bailed out to the tune of N$538.6m in the previous financial year, with a further $150m bailout planned for the 2008/2009 year.

    2 Mar 2008

    In line with our strategy to provide a comprehensive coverage of the South African car rental industry, we are now providing coverage of Tempest Car Hire, which is owned by the Imperial Group. In our coverage we include details of their Dreamfields venture with Mango Airlines.

    1 Mar 2008

    Well done! After deciding in July 2007 to exclude airport taxes from their flight prices (very much a step backwards in our view) Kulula have finally (and quietly) come to their pricing senses and decided to include airport taxes in their flight prices again...well done :)

    26 Feb 2008

    We've revamped our webpage on flights from Cape Town to Sydney to include the flight path and a fuller list of airlines flying the route (let us know if we've left anybody out).

    1 Mar 2008

    SAA is now operating daily flights between Johanneesburg to Entebbe (Uganda), the only airline operating non-stop flights on this route. The flights from Entebbe to Johannesburg leave at 0715 in the morning and arrive in Johannesburg at 1000am, in time for connecting flights.

    flight path from Johannesburg to Entebbe

    1 Mar 2008

    We're not just about flights here at, but rather about assisting with all types of South African travel. We've set up dedicated pages for Avis, Budget and Europcar bookings - and we've now expanded our offering to include Hertz South Africa car rentals.

    Hertz logo

    29 Feb 2008

    We set up a Europcar page yesterday, and today we've extended this theme by establishing a webpage dedicated to assisting with Budget car rental bookings.

    27 Feb 2008

    In our efforts to provide you with the complete travel package we are slowly building up our expertise in car rentals (you may have noticed the surveys we've been doing). In addition to covering Avis car hire, we now have a dedicated webpage for Europcar South Africa.

    29 Feb 2008

    Some flight specials from the UK - KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, advertised this morning a special for a flight from Bristol to Johannesburg, from �457; and a KLM flight from Aberdeen to Johannesburg is from �467.

    28 Feb 2008

    In a survey by the Geneva-based Airports Council International, Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport is voted the best airport in Africa, Cape Town Airport second best in Africa, Durban Airport is third best in Africa and Nairobis (Kenya) has the fourth best airport in Africa. Incheon in South Korea was voted the best airport in the world.

    27 Feb 2008

    Nationwide Airlines, the only privately held airline in South Africa, announces that it is selling a 51% stake to the African General Equity Group.

    27 Feb 2008

    1time Airline turns four years old today - happy birthday, and keep 'em cheap flights coming.

    27 Feb 2008

    It's on its way - the first Holiday Inn Express will be opening in Cape Town on 1 March 2008. The 175-roomed hotel is situated in St George's Mall.

    26 Feb 2008

    Kulula announces its intention to launch Kulula Wealth, in a JV with Liberty Life. Some wags may argue that there's no need to sell life insurance to passengers of an airline which is so fanatical about safety, and that it would be more appropriate for Nationwide passengers to be purchasing life insurance (after all it was a Nationwide flight which lost an engine in November 2007). Caveat - don't necessarily expect Kulula Wealth's life insurance to always be the cheapest, as their flights have been cheapest only 11% of the time in the last year.

    24 Feb 2008

    Acting on a tip-off from police in Sao Paulo (Brazil), police at OR Tambo International Airport discover 120kgs of cocaine in the cargo hold of an SAA plane flying from Sao Paul to Johannesburg.

    24 Feb 2008

    Swiss International Airlines are adding their 6th flight from Zurich to Johannesburg, between 30 June 2008 and 6 September 2008.

    23 Feb 2008

    Are SAA and Mango Airlines playing fair? In its interim results Comair says that the state-owned carriers (SAA and Mango Airline) are pricing unprofitably. Our evidence suggests that although Mango Airlines has over the last 2 months been pricing aggressively, it is in fact Nationwide Airline which over the last year has been at the forefront of low pricing in South Africa.

    22 Feb 2008

    A pilot reader of ours is trying to get a charter flight going from Johannesburg to George on the Easter weekend (21st March leaving from Johannesburg for George and returning at the end of the Easter weekend).

    16 Feb 2008

    We want to meet our readers' complete package of needs, from finding a flight to getting in to bed. In pursuit of this aim, we've recently been setting up pages focussing on hotels (Southern Sun, City Lodge hotels, etc...). The latest addition is a page about Avis car hire.

    15 Feb 2008

    Many of our readers want to read our back issues, and so we've made a list of flight surveys we've carried out and put them all in one place. The list is of South African flight surveys, between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

    14 Feb 2008

    The Dubai to Cape Town flight page has been updated to reflect Emirates flights, which commence from the 30th March 2008 (and will open up loads of opportunities for South African tourists).

    14 Feb 2008

    Are any of our readers good kissers? Ryanair are offering free airline tickets to the 50 best kissing couples on Leicester Square in London - grab a partner and be there at 1pm on Valentine's day.

    12 Feb 2008

    Ronald Ntuli is appointed deputy Chairman of the Comair board, and Lloyd Cromwell Griffiths retires from the board. Comair has licence to fly the British Airways brand in South Africa, and owns Kulula Airlines (South Africa's first low cost carrier).

    11 Feb 2008

    Lanseria Airport have renewed for a further 5 years, Airport Media's exclusive advertising contract.

    10 Feb 2008

    Being a site which aims to expose the cheapest flights, we thought we should also try expose the cheapest hotel price. So we've dug deeper into the Southern Sun Hotel group, and set up a dedicated page for the Formula 1 hotel.

    8 Feb 2008

    We've recently set up a dedicated page about the Sun International Hotel Group, which got us thinking about what Sun International is without Sun City - so we decided to set up a further webpage dedicated to Sun City hotel reservations.

    6 Feb 2008

    Now that we're covering the Southern Sun Hotel group, it only makes sense to also cover its spinoff - Sun International, which owns a plethora of hotels and resorts in southern Africa.

    5 Feb 2008

    In our neverending quest to find pockets of value for you, our reader, we have set up a webpage focussing on the Southern Sun Hotel group, which owns a number of brands in South Africa - Formula 1, Holiday Inn Garden Court (now rebranded as Garden Court Southern Sun), Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Southern Sun Hotels and Resorts, SunSquare and StayEasy.

    2 Feb 2008

    Our market research has indicated that the same readers who are interested in finding the cheapest flights are often interested in finding reasonably priced accommodation. We constantly want to please our readers, and so in addition to our coverage of the Protea Hotel group we are now covering City Lodge Hotel reservations. We have also set up specialised pages looking at each of the brand owned by the City Lodge Hotel group - the Town Lodge hotel, the Courtyard Hotel and the Road Lodge Hotel. The group has hotels throughout South Africa catering to all tastes.

    31 Jan 2008

    We were starting to feel a bit one-dimensional, so we stepped out of our comfort zone and set up a page on Protea Hotel reservations, an iconic hotel group in South Africa.

    27 Jan 2008

    Ever wondered what it is you're seeing as you're coming in to land? Here's a series of landmarks you see as you approach Cape Town Airport travelling in a southerly direction (photos taken from the port side of the plane).

    19 Jan 2008

    Review of an SAA flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

    16 Jan 2008

    Gateway of India in Mumbai


    As part of our continuing mission to cover India flights, we are now covering flights from Johannesburg to Mumbai, India (Bombay)

    9 Jan 2008

    British Airways have launched a subsidiary called OpenSkies which will be operating flights from New York to Brussels and New York to Paris, under the EU-USA open skies agreement reached in 2007. OpenSkies Airline will be operating Boeing 757s from the British Airways fleet.

    5 Jan 2008

    We continue our quest to cover flights from all parts of the UK to South Africa. We now have a page for the good folk of Bristol to find cheap flights from Bristol to Johannesburg (and of course some of them may wish to visit Cape Town, so we've listed airlines operating flights from Bristol to Cape Town). We've also set up our usual standard page of flights from Bristol to South Africa.

    4 Jan 2008

    Nationwide airlines was far and away most regularly the cheapest airline in South Africa in 2007. Looking at the 6 individual flight routes between Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg - Kulula airline, Mango airline and Nationwide airline each managed to be cheapest on 2 of the routes. The best time to fly was end July/August. See it all in our 2007 cheapest flights survey.

    Nationwide Airline plane

    4 Jan 2008

    Even if you're staying in Newcastle in the UK (England) we'll find a way home for you. Have a look at our upgraded list of airlines flying from Newcastle to Johannesburg and airliners flying from Newcastle to Cape Town. For those who haven't made up their minds where in South Africa they want to go to, here's a more general page focussed at flights from Newcastle to South Africa.

    3 Jan 2008

    We will assist all South African expats in getting from the UK to South Africa, and are busily covering the entire United Kingdom. We've improved our coverage of flights from Manchester to Johannesburg and flights from Manchester to Cape Town, and have set up a dedicated page for flights from Manchester to South Africa.

    3 Jan 2008

    We have continued working on improving our coverage of flights from the UK to South Africa, and are not leaving the Scottish out of the equation. We've polished our existing webpages which cover flights from Glasgow to Cape Town and flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg, and added in a summary page covering flights from Glasgow to South Africa.

    1 Jan 2008

    Want to make your way from Aberdeen to South Africa? We've now set up a dedicated page to help you find the cheapest flights from Aberdeen to Cape Town. At the same time we've polished our flights from Aberdeen to Johannesburg page and added a general page for flights from Aberdeen to South Africa.

    1 Jan 2008

    Happy New Year to all our readers - we wish you only blue skies and tailwinds in 2008. Here's a summary of what we thought the South African aviations news headlines were in 2007.

    31 Dec 2007

    If you're not close enough to London there may be more attractive options of getting to South Africa from Edinburgh. We've spruced up our sites for flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg and flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town, and also established a dedicated page for flights from Edinburgh to South Africa.

    29 Dec 2007

    One of the lessor-known reasons to visit South South Africa is its stunning golf courses. If you want to kill some time in Johannesburg, why not shoo' the breeze at the Johannesburg Woodmead Golf course. To whet your appetite, here are some photos of the Johannesburg Woodmead Golf Course.

    Johannesburg Woodmead Golf club

    29 Dec 2007

    We've spruced up our coverage of flights from Birmingham to Cape Town, and flights from Birmingham to Johannesburg; and created a dedicated page for flights from Birmingham to South Africa.

    28 Dec 2007

    At last, the British Airways January sale - the biggest British Airways sale of the year - flight prices have been announced.

    28 Dec 2007

    Cheap flights India...our sister site has done a massive expansion into Indian terrority. It's now covering flights to Mumbai, Delhi and many other cities in India.

    28 Dec 2007

    With so many South Africans living in London, we recognise the imporatance of getting flights from the UK to South Africa right. We've upgraded our sites for flights from London - flights from London to Cape Town, flights from London to Johannesburg and flights from London to Durban. To boot, we've added a webpage covering flights from London to South Africa.

    London's Buckingham Palace

    24 Dec 2007

    Spice things up with a flight from London to India (our sister site is covering trips from London to Delhi or London to Bengaluru , flights from London to Chennai, flights from London to Kochi, flights from London to Mumbai, flights from London to Kolkata - previously known as Calcutta).

    photo of Delhi, India

    24 Dec 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO - our website is still brewing up a storm and has made further gains in its ranking (as reported by Alexa, an independent international rating body).

    22 Dec 2007

    When you're on holiday and things go pear shaped it can cost a lot of cake...that's where travel insurance come in. We've set up a webpage setting out the ins and outs of travel insurance for those thinking of travelling to, from or within South Africa.

    20 Dec 2007

    The UK's Silverjet airline have launched an online training academy, teaching you about its flight prices, airports and aircraft configurations.

    18 Dec 2007


    What better way to spend your holidays than mulling over where to spend the next one! Here's some holiday recommendations for 2008.

    18 Dec 2007

    Fancy visiting the land of Shane Warne (and Flight Centre) - hop onto a flight from Johannesburg to Sydney.

    Sydney Opera House

    17 Dec 2007

    From the 30th March 2008, Emirates will be operating flights from Dubai to Cape Town...opening up a range of cheap flights for Capetonians and those travelling to the mother city.

    17 Dec 2007

    We've upgraded our South African travel site rankings to include the various coachliners (Greyhound does best). The strongest improvements come from SouthAfrica.TO, Kulula and Interlink Airline; whilst Flight Centre continues to drop in ranking.

    17 Dec 2007

    Zulu dancers near Pietermaritzburg

    Travellers from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg are fed up with South African Airlink (the only airline servicing Pietermaritzburg), and are appealing to other airlines to start flying from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg.

    17 Dec 2007


    easyJet airways are operating their first flights out of Birmingham, from Birmingham to Geneva.

    17 Dec 2007

    There's only one airline (SA Airlink) operating flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, but since the Msunduzi officials have been clamouring for a new airline to fly from Pietermaritzburg, we thought we'd better watch this spot.

    Johannesburg city

    16 Dec 2007

    Air Namibia has taken delivery of 2 Boeing 737-500s for use in flying from Windhoek to Johannesburg , Cape Town and Luanda. The Boeings have been leased for 5 years from Capex Leasing Ltd.

    Want to visit Botswana (which is apparently safer than South Africa)? Make a flight reservation from Johannesburg to Gaborone


    15 Dec 2007

    Nationwide up and flying. Nationwide are pretty much up and running again, and in the meantime the SACAA has appointed a new CEO - Colin Jordaan.

    14 Dec 2007

    Following the departure of Captain Colin Jordaan to head up the SACAA, SAA has appointed Jonny Woods, as its Head of Flight Operations. Woods joined SAA in 1974, becoming a training Captain in 1981 and Chief Pilot in 1998.

    14 Dec 2007

    Great news for New Yorkers and Capetonians - from June 2008, Delta Airlines are operating non-stop flights from New York to Cape Town (if you like the photo to the right of Clifton Beach, Cape Town, see the full collection of photos of Clifton and Camps Bay beaches).

    Clifton Fourth Beach Cape Town

    14 Dec 2007


    See ancient Roman ruins, World War II sites and bask in the Meditteranean - hop onto a flight from Johannesburg to Tripoli.

    14 Dec 2007


    Fancy a ski trip in the French Alps, perhaps Courchevel? Make a flight reservation from Johannesburg to Geneva and then take a bus, train or car to Courchevel.

    13 Dec 2007

    Indulge in your fantasies in Las Vegas by making a flight reservation from Johannesburg to Las Vegas. It's also close to Death Valley and the Grand Canyon.

    New York New York Las Vegas

    12 Dec 2007

    Sun, sea and sand in abundance. Take a flight from Johannesburg to Male (Maldives).

    12 Dec 2007

    Think ahead to South Africa's winter - might be worthwhile hoping on a flight from Johannesburg to Miami, and soak up the sun on their famous beaches. If you're travelling from Cape Town, here's where to make your flight reservation from Cape Town to Miami. If you are wanting to see some of South Africa, take a trip by bus from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

    11 Dec 2007

    Fancy a trip to the big apple? We've upgraded our coverage of booking flights from Johannesburg to New York and booking flights from Cape Town to New York.

    10 Dec 2007

    Get a taste of the East. We're now covering flight reservations from Johannesburg to Bangkok. Or if you're looking for old Europe, try our new coverage of flights from Johannesburg to Lisbon. Or a bit of meditteranean Africa, and hop onto a flight from Johannesburg to Tunis (Tunisia).

    10 Dec 2007

    Feel like a trip from Durban to Port Elizabeth by bus? Here are some options for this trip.

    7 Dec 2007

    After a tumultuous week, Nationwide are flying again. They begin limited flights this weekend from Johannesburg to London and back, and from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

    7 Dec 2007

    If you want to see some of the scenery between Durban and Capetown, then catching a bus on this route may be for you.

    6 Dec 2007

    With high oil prices and flight prices some people want to take the bus rather than fly. We've upgraded our webpage to include not only flights, but the options for bus trips from Bloemfontein to Cape Town.

    6 Dec 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO more popular than 1time, Nationwide or Flight Centre, according to an independent international rating agency.

    6 Dec 2007

    Got some time on your hands and looking for a cheaper option than flying? Taking a bus is less sexy than flying but often cheaper, more climate friendly and sometimes not that much longer. An option is booking a Greyhound bus trip.

    5 Dec 2007

    In the midst of the controversial grounding of Nationwide Airlines, the South African Civil Aviation Authority's boss has resigned.

    4 Dec 2007

    Mango summer sale - caveat, to qualify for the special flights must be purchased together whith a return ticket (and the price of the return ticket is not guaranteed). The summer sale covers flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town (R199 for the one leg), flights from Bloemfontein to Cape Town (R199 for the one leg), flights from Cape Town to Durban (R99 for the one leg) and flights from Johannesburg to Durban (R99 for the one leg).

    4 Dec 2007

    Are we going to see Silverjet Airline flying to Johannesburg? Silverjet Airline announced the purchase of 2 Boeing 767 Extended Range Aircraft, capable of operating flights from London to Johannesburg, Delhi, New York or Dubai. The aircraft will be delivered in March 2008.

    4 Dec 2007

    Let the good times roles - Silverjet airline December sale. In addition, Silverjet airline are offering a 5% discount if you use our promotional code.

    3 Dec 2007

    KLM have announced their December 2007 flight specials from the UK.

    3 Dec 2007

    Nationwide saga update - some statements released by them and their suspension is upheld.

    2 Dec 2007

    South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority has some explaining to do, as to why it wasn't working together with Nationwide Airlines to prevent the grounding of its aircraft, and why it timed the grounding to 30 November when it was aware of the issues in September.

    1 Dec 2007

    The Baz Bus is one of the strong drivers of backpacker tourism in South Africa, offering tourists the options of travelling from Johannesburg to Durban to Cape Town (and more) on a hop-on hop-off basis. We've set up a page to help you with your Baz Bus bookings.

    1 Dec 2007

    Airline prices have come off their highs, and easyJet is still offering the cheapest flight from London to Paris (but National Express coaches are cheaper).

    30 Nov 2007

    Shock as all Nationwide aircraft are grounded.

    25 Nov 2007

    Flight and coach prices have skyrocketed - Eurostar's the best option for getting from London to Paris.

    25 Nov 2007

    We have set up a webpage featuring Venture Air, a new airline operating flights in South Africa (Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth, Sun City, Johannesburg and the Kruger Mpumalanga).

    25 Nov 2007

    Now that we've got a comprehensive coverage of all the major cities in South Africa, we're starting to cover the smaller spots. In line with introducing Venture Air, we've added flights from Sun City to Johannesburg (Pilanesberg), flights from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg, flights from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town and flights from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth.

    25 Nov 2007

    We are now covering flights from Glasgow to Ireland West Knock. The only airline flying the route is bmibaby, starting February 2008. And while on the topic of flights from Glasgow, we are also covering flights from Glasgow to Norwich (Flybe airline is the main operator on this route).

    24 Nov 2007

    An open letter to Glenn Orsmond , expressing our outrage at the stunt pulled by the Kulula kukes at Boksburg swimming pool - it's demeaning to the entire industry, and makes a mockery of the Civil Aviation Authority's surf-lifesaving regulations.

    24 Nov 2007

    Don't you just love it when South Africa beats Australia - SouthAfrica.TO is more popular than Flight Centre (an Australian company), according to the Alexa rankings of websites in South Africa.

    23 Nov 2007

    The Civil Aviation Authority require flight attendants to be able to morph into Baywatch lifeguards should a plane ditch into water. Are they smoking?

    18 Nov 2007

    A review of SAA flight SA333 (the same flight which on the 2nd of November got its nose wheel stuck in the sand at Cape Town airport). SAA's meals have improved, but their seating sux (they didn't place Mommy, Daddy and Baby together).

    14 Nov 2007

    Mango flights special - TODAY - 14 Nov 2007 - Mango are offering 5000 flights during November and December at R169 all inclusive - book now to avoid being dissapointed.

    13 Nov 2007

    A Flybe airline flight on its way from Birmingham to Stuttgart was forced to turn back when fumes wafted into the cabin.

    13 Nov 2007

    We have updated our webpage on Flybe Airline flights to include all flight routes that the airline is taking.

    13 Nov 2007

    It feels like all we're writing about these days are airline incidents - in a followup to Nationwide losing an engine and an SAA pilot executing a handbrake turn at Cape Town Airport, a Kulula flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town had to turn back after the oil pressure dropped in one of its engines.

    10 Nov 2007

    We're now covering flights from Mumbai to Johannesburg.

    10 Nov 2007

    For the third week running, BA are offering the cheapest flight from London to Paris.

    10 Nov 2007

    For the second week in a row, BA are offering the cheapest flight from London to Paris.

    7 Nov 2007

    Nationwide flight BE 723 had to return to Cape Town airport to conduct an emergency landing, after an engine exploded off the wing on take-off.

    7 Nov 2007

    British Airways are offering the cheapest flights from London to Paris.

    3 Nov 2007

    British Airways flights special - gotta book by the 13th November 2007 to take advantage of them.

    2 Nov 2007

    After being instructed to execute a sharp turn at Cape Town International Airport, an SAA plane ran off the runway and got stuck in the sand.

    27 Oct 2007

    Last time it was British Airways, this time it's easyJet - cheapest flight from London to Paris.

    27 Oct 2007

    ACSA - this couldn't-care-less monopoly continues to fleece the South African public, with the backing of a failed regulatory regime.

    27 Oct 2007

    1time, SouthAfrica.TO & Interlink have shown massive improvements in their Alexa rankings (unfortuanately British Airways flights have dropped in ranking).

    26 Oct 2007

    We had a look at the aircrafts owned by South African carriers (1time, Kulula, Nationwide, Mango airline, British Airways and South African Airways).

    25 Oct 2007

    We're now covering flights to Windhoek. We've started off by detailing the airlines operating flights from Cape Town to Windhoek and flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek. If there are any other flight routes to Windhoek you're kean on having covered, let us know and we'll work on putting it up.

    22 Oct 2007

    Namibia is so similar to South Africa that there's more arguments for the two being one country than keeping them seperate. For this reason we've decided to merge with Namibia and incorporate them in our website. We now have a page dedicated to Air Namibia flights. Let us know what you think.

    22 Oct 2007

    Craig and Jody dream of going on a European vacation - the hitch is that they don't have the money, and we're helping by drumming up publicity for their cause. Donations have come streaming in, and they've now saved up half of what they need. In this article, we help them find the cheapest flight from Cape Town to London or Paris.

    7 Oct 2007

    In honour of the rugby world cup 2007 we've upgraded our webpage which focusses on flights from Paris to Johannesburg.

    2 Oct 2007

    London to Cape Town flight prices have come down, with almost all the airlines recording drops in their flight prices since the last survey.

    28 Sep 2007

    Act quick - low flight prices from London to Johannesburg in January. In our latest comparison of flights prices from London to Johannesburg, average flight prices have dropped from £1208 (11 September survey) to £604.

    27 Sep 2007

    Newsflash: SouthAfrica.TO has broken into the top 900 websites in South Africa. It is ranked 871, which is a higher ranking than 1time or Nationwide airlines. Also see our press release on SouthAfrica.TO's Alexa ranking.

    27 Sep 2007

    We've compiled a list of what South Africans want from Mango airlines for Christmas. Top of the wish-list are flights to Port Elizabeth, followed by flights to East London and flights to George. Student discounts are also in demand. Will Father Mango deliver?

    24 Sep 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO breaks into the top 1000 South African websites. With a 29% increase in traffic ranking over the last week, SouthAfrica.TO is now more popular than 1time, Nationwide airlines or Interlink airlines.

    22 Sep 2007

    Warning: no cheap flights from London to Paris. National Express coach and Eurostar train are looking relatively attractive.

    21 Sep 2007

    Mango's black-hat advertising. Mango airlines emailed sent us an advert encouraging us to "fly Mango for less than R90"...which proved to be impossible. The end result is Mango losing credibility. This is all so unnecessary for an airline which does actually have competitive prices (there are other reasons we avoid flying Mango airlines)

    20 Sep 2007

    Average flight prices from London to Cape Town are very high. British Airways flights are no longer cheapest, this time the honour belongs to a KLM flight booked on the (wait for it...) Air France website!

    22 Sep 2007

    Owning to popular demand, we have established a speciliast page listing the options available to travel business class from London to New York.

    21 Sep 2007

    We've completely updated our webpage on flights from London to Nice. We've included our top ten things to do in Nice, details of the airport at Nice and how to get to Nice using the Eurostar train or National Express.

    20 Sep 2007

    OneTime airline wins, Mango airline loses. The battle for South African website traffic.

    19 Sep 2007

    We've added in the time of the last flight from Johannesburg to Durban, for each airline which flies the route (1time, Kulula, SAA, British Airways, Mango and Nationwide).

    18 Sep 2007

    Kulula airline advertisement is banned. A email advertisement distributed on the 9th July 2007 has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, for not properly displaying the fact that its excludes airport taxes.

    18 Sep 2007

    Mango airlines business class option is up and running. Dubbed "Top Class", it offers added flexibility of schedule (leave late now or leave late later), luggage limits of 30kg and a meal on board.

    18 Sep 2007

    We've added a page describing Flight Centre South Africa (which is an Australian company), and its history since its first office opened in Sydney in 1981.

    17 Sep 2007

    Silverjet airline has increased the frequency of its flights between London and New York Newark from 1 a day to 2 flights a day. The new flights will be in a Boeing 767. Shortly after this, Silverjet airline made a further announcement that it will be operating flights from London to Dubai.

    17 Sep 2007

    It has been announced that Emirates flights between Dubai and Johannesburg are having their frequency increased to 3 a day on Mondays (from February 2008), Fridays (from 28 October 2007) and Saturdays (from 28 October 2007)

    16 Sep 2007

    From the 7th December bmibaby flights are being operated from Birmingham to Madrid (bmibaby is a low cost carrier operating flights in, to and from the UK).

    16 Sep 2007

    We are now covering flights from Birmingham to Madrid (Spain) - the really good news is that bmibaby is flying direct from Birmingham to Madrid from the 7th December 2007. And while we're doing flights from Birmingham to Spain, we also covered flights from Birmingham to Barcelona.

    15 Sep 2007

    Air France have announced their September sale of flights from London Heathrow and London City airports.

    12 Sep 2007

    Prices of flights from London to Johannesburg have gone through the roof. If you haven't already purchased your plane ticket, you are going to pay a lot for it.

    11 Sep 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: In this comparison of airline website rankings, South African Airways shows massive improvements in website traffic. Mango airline is the only one to show a decrease in its website ranking (probably because it hasn't given tickets away for a while).

    6 Sep 2007

    Not only does the Eurostar train offer the fastest way of getting from London to Paris and emit the least amount of emissions, but now it will also be carbon-neutral.

    5 Sep 2007

    We've added in a piece to our Ryanair flights site, about how it is achieving these ultra-low ticket prices - hopefully some tips Kulula, 1Time, Mango and Nationwide can pick up on.

    5 Sep 2007

    British Airways are running a September sale and there's also a KLM Break Away sale going on in September 2007. And if you're not thinking that this year is flying by, here are the Thomsonfly 2008 flight sales.

    30 Aug 2007

    ACSA - time to dismantle this couldn't-care-less monopoly.

    30 Aug 2007

    KLM flights and Air France flights are no longer the cheapest! British Airways flights are the cheapest flights from London to Cape Town (return). Average prices of flights from London to Cape Town have come down.

    30 Aug 2007

    List of Thomsonfly flights (Thomsonfly is an airline based in the UK which operates flights to holiday destinations).

    29 Aug 2007

    Scandanavian Airlines Norge (SAS Norge) have always operated flights from London to Oslo, but only from London Heathrow. Yesterday, the first SAS Norge flight from London City to Oslo took to the airs. SAS Norge will be flying double daily flights from London City to Oslo, from Mondays to Fridays.

    28 Aug 2007

    Bermuda has a thriving tourism and financial services sector. We are now covering flights from London to Bermuda. We're already covering flights from Glasgow to Alicante, but have now added in flights from Manchester to Alicante and flights from London to Alicante.

    28 Aug 2007

    If you're in Glasgow and looking for an alternative European holiday, we are covering flights from Glasgow to Alicante (Spain), flights from Glasgow to Bodrum Turkey), flights from Glasgow to Bourgas (in Bulgaria), flights from Glasgow to Corfu (Greece), flights from Glasgow to Paphos (in Cyprus) and flights from Glasgow to Dalaman (Turkey).

    27 Aug 2007

    Emirates flights are the cheapest flights from London to Johannesburg (return). Average prices of flights from London to Johannesburg have gone up slightly.

    26 Aug 2007

    Good news - there are cheaper flight prices from London to New York (on average), with airlines like Eos and Silverjet having dropped their flight prices. British Airways flights are no longer cheapest from London to New York - the honours go to Zoom.

    24 Aug 2007

    List of the most popular airline websites in South Africa by Alexa ranking. South African Airways is the most popular airline website in the country - no surprise there, but we were surprised that Mango Airlines is the second most popular website in South Africa.

    24 Aug 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO is now officially launching a free weekly newsletter focussing on flight price comparisons and the South African aviation industry.

    16 Sep 2007

    Warning: record flight prices from London to Paris - and amongst these record flight prices a British Airways flight is ninety pounds!

    9 Sep 2007

    British Airways flights are the cheapest from London to Paris.

    2 Sep 2007

    It's a bad time to fly from London to Paris, as prices of flights from London to Paris have skyrocketed - National Express coach is much cheaper.

    26 Aug 2007

    Although British Airways flights have gone down in price, it's still cheaper from London to Paris with National Express (bus and ferry).

    24 Aug 2007

    Kang Pacific Airlines is setting up shop in the United Arab Emirates, and will be based in the most easterly of the 7 emirates - Fujairah. Kang Pacific Airlines joins four other airlines which are based in the UAE - Air Arabia,Etihad Airways, RAK Airways and Emirates airline). It will operate flights inter alia to the UK's East Midlands Airport.

    21 Aug 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Flight prices from London to Cape Town, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) are offering the cheapest flight from London to Cape Town (via Amsterdam). As part of their partnership, Air France is offering the same deal. British Airways have kept their flight prices from London to Cape Town at the same level as in the previous survey.

    19 Aug 2007

    We are now covering a lot more of the beautiful Irish skies - flights from London to Dublin, flights from Manchester to Dublin as well as flights from Glasgow to Dublin.

    19 Aug 2007

    London to Paris - bus is cheapest; Prices of flights from London to Paris have spiked to over 300 pounds for 3 of the airlines (KLM, British Airways and Air France). Going by train is some 155 pounds. Remember though that busses take a lot longer than planes.

    18 Aug 2007

    An Atlasjet Airline flight (a Turkish airline) was hijacked on its way from Cyprus to Istanbul. The pilots were forced to make an emergency landing in Antalya, on the meditteranean coast of Turkey.

    16 Aug 2007

    On the 19th September 2007 (Wednesday) SAA will operate its first direct flight from Johannesburg to Libreville (Gabon). And of course there is also a return flight from Libreville to Johannesburg (two flights a week).

    15 Aug 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flight prices from London to Johannesburg, average price of flights from London to Johannesburg has decreased. Etihad is the cheapest, large drops in prices for Nationwide, Lufthansa and Emirates.

    13 Aug 2007

    We review our 1Time flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We compare the 1Time flight to our Mango flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg and 1Time comes out tops.

    13 Aug 2007

    We review our Mango flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. We wont be flying Mango in a hurry again, as it is simply too cramped to enjoy the flight. We'd rather pay R100 extra and fly 1Time, Nationwide or Kulula airlines.

    13 Aug 2007

    A short review of the Chevrolet Aveo LS, the hire car we used as a run-around in Johannesburg.

    12 Aug 2007

    The ACSA wireless internet option is the best in South Africa? We weigh ACSA up against Mugg & Bean, Southern Sun and the Melrose Arch Hotel.

    10 Aug 2007

    A review of the Melrose Arch Hotel in Melrose, Johannesburg. They need to fix up the nails sticking out of their skirting boards and work on their poor internet services.

    9 Aug 2007

    Avis beats Hertz to the bottom of the pack, as we try to figure out which of the two car rental agencies are most dangerous when it comes to their knowledge of car babyseats.

    9 Aug 2007

    A light aircraft has crashed in Johannesburg (Birdhaven) - its 2 occupants are seriously injured.

    7 Aug 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flights from London to Cape Town , KLM & Air France offer the cheapest flight from London to Cape Town.

    6 Aug 2007 has announced that it is planning on starting up a Kulula cellphone operation within the next year.

    5 Aug 2007

    AirFlights.TO survey: Flight prices from London to New York. British Airways have been in the news for all the wrong reasons (fuel surcharges saga), but are now making up by offering the cheapest flight from London to New York.

    5 Aug 2007

    We are now covering flights from Johannesburg to Maputo (SAA and LAM are the only airlines flying this route).

    3 Aug 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flights from London to Johannesburg , Iberia Airways is cheapest, KLM close behind.

    31 Jul 2007

    With our website bedding down nicely and large numbers of regular readers, we publish the first SouthAfrica.TO press release.

    31 Jul 2007

    We have expanded the SouthAfrica.TO website to include flights from Johannesburg to Tel Aviv.

    29 Jul 2007

    The Phillipines are in the process of launching a new airline - Pacific Pearl Airways.

    28 Jul 2007

    If you thought that protectionism is restricted to South Africa - the German government is considering capping Emirates flights to Germany to 63 a week to protect Lufthansa.

    27 Jul 2007

    It's got a name - Virgin Blue has named its planned long-haul airline (operating flights from Australia to the USA) V Australia.

    26 Jul 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flights from London to Cape Town, Qatar Airways is cheapest.

    27 Jul 2007

    Wondered what is happening to SAA's surplus Boeing 747s? SMINTair, the world's "first" airline which allows smoking is planning on acquiring and reconfiguring them for flights between Dusseldorf and Nagoya, Japan.

    22 Jul 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flights from London to Johannesburg, Emirates is cheapest...again!

    19 Jul 2007

    Is Mango Airlines playing fair? A full review, looking at Mango's past pricing of flights and how these compare to 1Time, Nationwide & Kulula.

    17 Jul 2007

    Kulula joined the rogues gallery last week when they made a decision to exclude airport taxes from their flight prices. Be very careful when comparing Kulula's advertised prices against those of other airlines - you have to first add in airport taxes.

    11 Jul 2007

    Tempest & SixT car rental are offering special July prices for car rentals, from R149 a day for their weekender package.

    10 Jul 2007

    Forget the Kulula sale - Mango and 1Time are cheaper (and Kulula's website wont work!): R299 (excluding taxes!) for flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg, R199 (excluding taxes!) for flights between Durban and Johannesburg (and other destinations too). Special is only for the 10th July and stops once seats run out.

    9 Jul 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flights from London to Johannesburg. Emirates comes in cheapest.

    7 Jul 2007

    Join the SAA class action suit - if you were affected by the 2005 pay-dispute strike, and were flying from a European Union country you might be entitled to compensation.

    5 Jul 2007

    Hotels, Cars and planes - my trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town - Holiday Inn Garden Court, Melrose Arch, Opel 1.5 and a British Airways flight.

    4 Jul 2007

    Great news for lovers of Plettenberg Bay - SA Airlink is planning on operating flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay by September.

    3 Jul 2007

    Should Jewish pilots have to fly on Saturdays (or Christian pilots on Sundays)? An interesting discussion from an online forum for pilots, where most commentators suggest pilots should have to fly on any day of the week.

    3 Jul 2007

    Excellent meal aboard a BA flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and some kudos for Cape Town International - security has tightened, wireless internet is working well and they've got automated check-in machines (just a pity they only work for SAA)

    2 Jul 2007

    SAA are running a flights special on domestic South African flights from the 3rd July until the 6th July, and on international flights from the 6th July until the 9th July.

    1 Jul 2007

    Yesterday, 30 Jun 2007, there was a terror attack at Glasgow Airport. It is not clear whether there will be any tightening of security at South African Airports (the USA is tightening security at its airports).

    30 Jun 2007

    SouthAfrica.TO survey: Comparison of flights from Johannesburg to London

    30 Jun 2007

    AirFlight.TO survey: Our sister site, AirFlight.TO presents its inaugural survey, a comparison of cheap flights from London to Paris.

    29 Jun 2007

    We have gained some insight into why African international flights are the most profitable part of SAA's operations. This week Zimbabwe contributed to SAA's coffers by flying an advance party of 15 to the African Union summit in A class of course!!

    28 Jun 2007

    A top South African wheelchair athlete has not been able to eat or sleep properly from the stress of SAA losing his wheelchair. In trying to locate the wheelchair, SAA put the phone down on his wife's ear on several occasions.

    28 Jun 2007

    The heaviest snowfall in Gauteng in decades has resulted in delayed flights at Johannesburg Airport.

    24 Jun 2007

    We all know about the cramped conditions aboard modern aircraft, so it's little surprise that a riot broke out on board a British Airways flight.

    24 Jun 2007

    British Airways worst accident occured on the 10th September 1976 when a Trident 3B (British Airways flight 476) collided mid-air with a Douglas DC-9. Read about this and other interesting British Airways facts at British Airways flights.

    22 Jun 2007

    The joys of automated check-ins, Cape Town Airport has better security than Johannesburg Airport and SAA's free mile-high showers, read about it on the SAA flight to Cape Town.

    21 Jun 2007

    We review Johannesburg Airport's Avis Car rental - fortuanately for them they didn't have baby seats to contend with this time round!

    20 Jun 2007

    Lose weight now - ask SAA how! We report on our mealless SAA flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, the new automated check-in and how an air hostess got "eina sore" on the flight.

    19 Jun 2007

    Will the flight beat the All Blacks? They arrived in Durban this morning, after a gruelling trip from Hamilton.

    18 Jun 2007

    We have raved about how British Airways offer a better ride than SAA, and we still love BA, but even with BA there's room for improvement - today we write about how British Airways have lost a bit of their gloss.

    15 Jun 2007

    In 2004 Civair left 7400 passengers out-of-pocket when it dumped its plans to start flights from Cape Town to London (Stansted). Now it appears that Civair plans to resurrect its dreams of flying between Cape Town and London. We hope it doesn't all end in tears again.

    14 Jun 2007

    Thank you fellow South African taxpayers for subsidising my flight on the national carrier :) Mango Airlines trumps Kulula special.

    10 Jun 2007

    Four of SAA's executive committee are considering pre-empting retrenchments and resigning.

    6 Jun 2007

    SAA restructuring has missed a few bases. SAA's restructuring plans are a good start, but weaknesses in the marketing, pricing, logistics and accounting departments have been overlooked - not to mention the lack of focus of the board.

    5 Jun 2007

    SAA's restructuring moves into its second phase, Ngakula unveils his plan in response to Erwin's cracking of the whip on the 3rd May.

    3 Jun 2007

    Cheap Flights Survey: Comparison of flights from Johannesburg to London . British Airways emailed us about their flight prices and they also came in cheapest in our survey - well done British Airways!

    25 May 2007

    my SAA flight to Cape Town (bet I surprised you with that one!). Nice company, ACSA's security maintains its standards, a reflection on the Holiday Inn's food, and the best hotspot deals at OR Tambo International and the Holiday Inn.

    24 May 2007

    my SAA flight to Johannesburg. I had a good flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg with South African Airways, nice views of snow snowy mountains on the coastal belt...and SAA have perfected the art of tasteless cooking!

    23 May 2007

    Airport security in South Africa is being beefed up. If you're travelling internationally, watch that your aerosols, liquids and gels don't get confiscated (although if ACSA cant police the laptop rule are they really going to be able to now expand their functions to cover aerosols, liquids and gels?). And what's next, will we have to take our shoes off like in the USA?

    20 May 2007

    Africa is an aircraft graveyard. We examine accident rates in Africa versus the other continents, look at the latest fatal plane crashes in South Africa, and compare South African Airways' and Kenya Airways' fatal crash statistics.

    15 May 2007

    Avis car rental endangers lives - how the incorrect installation of a baby seat by an Avis staff member endangered our baby's life.

    14 May 2007

    1time flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg - we had a pleasant flight to Johannesburg with 1time airline, which reminds me of the USA's SouthWest Airline.

    11 May 2007

    In life it's the little things that count. What gives British Airways the edge is not any one revolutionary thing which they're doing, but rather the polished manner in which they do every little thing.

    10 May 2007

    Does British Airways offer the comfiest flight? British Airways aren't the cheapest, but this article's author believes the comfiest ride in South Africa is on British Airways flights.

    9 May 2007

    "Want a R1 Mango Airline ticket?- come to our website and we'll prove (again) that we cant handle high volumes of web traffic..." was their ultimate advertising message.

    6 May 2007

    It's a long flight for the New Zealand rugby players to South Africa , crossing 8 hours of time zones - 20 hours of flying for the Canterbury Crusaders and 15 hours for the Auckland Blues.

    4 May 2007

    Erwin cracks the SAA whip...the clock is ticking for South African Airways, who've been given until 2 May 2009 to get their act together, or else face privitisation.

    4 May 2007

    Are flights to Port Elizabeth viable, from a commerical point of view? Alec Erwin thinks the route is marginal, whilst 1time airline seems to be finding the route particularly lucrative.

    2 May 2007

    Springbok crushes All Black - the problem of large airline passengers infringing on the rights of the passengers next to them.

    1 May 2007

    We have expanded SouthAfrica.TO's coverage of flights from the United Kingdom to South Africa. New directories cover flights from Manchester to Cape Town, flights from Manchester to Johannesburg, flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town & flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg.

    29 Apr 2007

    It's not just Judge President Raymond Zondo who's reeling in the air miles, hot on Raymond's heels is Minister of Safety & Security, Charles Nqakula, who's just been on a trip to Britain to try convince them that he's doing his job.

    28 Apr 2007

    In our weekly Cheap Flights Survey, Nationwide Airlines takes us completely by surprise by offering the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Durban. We also report on how South African Airways staff are raking in the millions, how British Airways prevents Richard Branson from upsetting their passengers; and our frequent flyer award goes to the Judge President of the Labour Court, Raymond Zondo (flying at the South African taxpayers' expense).

    27 Apr 2007

    Mail & Guardian are fooled. In an article they wrote today, the Mail & Guardian erroneously reported on a "new airline price comparison tool" for South Africans. SouthAfrica.TO puts matters into perspective.

    26 Apr 2007

    Fancy paying R70 a flight ? A glimpse into the future of low cost carriers in South Africa; with an analysis of how Skybus Airlines, a USA airliner, is managing to charge $10 a flight.

    25 Apr 2007

    South Africa's low cost carriers? An analysis of the low cost carriers in South Africa and whether Nationwide Airline is a low cost carrier.

    24 Apr 2007

    On Friday the 27th April China Eastern Airlines will fly its inaugural non-stop flight from Shanhai to Johannesburg (ok, there is an hour stopover at the Maldives but in airliner lingo this still qualifies as a nonstop flight). Also on Friday, 1time airline relaunches its Johannesburg - George flights.

    23 Apr 2007

    Turkish Airlines has announced that from the 15th September 2007 it will be relaunching its flights from Turkey to South Africa. The airline will be operating flights from Istanbul to Johannesburg to Cape Town.

    19 Apr 2007

    Carbon neutral flight update - USA's Delta Airlines joins the fray

    10 Apr 2007

    An article about SouthAfrica.TO

    7 Apr 2007

    SA Airliners are behind in online strategy

    31 Mar 2007

    The Amazing Stuffup - Air Tanzania

    25 Mar 2007

    Kulula & Mango - most sought-after South African airliners

    23 Mar 2007

    SunAir announces R1.5bn financing (but doesn't identify who)

    22 Mar 2007

    Bomb threat on Mango Airlines

    20 Mar 2007

    Firefly Airlines vs Mango Airlines

    15 Mar 2007

    Kulula's dodgy specials

    10 Mar 2007

    Mango Airlines is finally top of the search heap

    22 Feb 2007

    SAA concedes inferior aircraft design (but gives me a good ride)

    10 Feb 2007

    I was bribed by South African Airways

    10 Feb 2007

    Photos of SAA flights

    10 Feb 2007

    AirAsia X set to launch in Malaysia in July

    10 Feb 2007

    Grand China Airlines

    11 Feb 2007

    Barbados's new LIAT Star Airlines

    27 Jan 2007

    British Airways plane seating

    27 Jan 2007

    BA cancels London-Johannesburg flights

    26 Jan 2007

    South African Airways' reply

    26 Jan 2007

    Flights Maputo to Cape Town

    25 Jan 2007

    ACSA-lutley useless

    22 Jan 2007

    South African Airways' poor service

    21 Jan 2007

    Mango airlines R1 more expensive than Kulula

    20 Jan 2007

    Qatar to South Africa flights increased

    19 Jan 2007

    Kulula Mauritius Flights

    19 Jan 2007

    Kulula's low prices are higher than Mango's

    19 Jan 2007

    Mango Airlines traffic

    18 Jan 2007

    South African Airways complaint

    17 Jan 2007

    United States to South Africa - 2 for 1 special

    16 Jan 2007

    Silverjet consider South Africa route

    15 Jan 2007

    Gulf Air's cheap flights

    14 Jan 2007

    Flying home in tears

    12 Jan 2007

    Firefly Airlines - new Malaysian Airliner

    11 Jan 2007

    Nationwide becomes a low-cost carrier

    12 Jan 2007

    Feeder Airlines - Sudan - a new Airliner operating in southern Sudan.

    12 Jan 2007

    MDLR Airlines - new Indian Airliner

    10 Jan 2007

    Air Kerala - proposed new airline in India's Kerala State.

    9 Jan 2007

    India's Jet Airways planning South Africa route

    8 Jan 2007

    The airlines price war - comparison of flight prices

    20 Mar 2007

    AxeJet Airlines - brothel, airliner or smelly deo?

    10 Feb 2007

    Flights from Johannesburg to Paris

    10 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Amsterdam

    10 Feb 2007

    Flights from Johannesburg to Bamako

    10 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Auckland

    10 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Livingstone

    10 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius

    9 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Ndola

    9 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek

    9 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to London

    9 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Harare

    8 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Juba

    6 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Mthatha

    6 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Sydney

    6 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Perth

    6 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Maputo

    4 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Lagos

    3 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Kimberley

    3 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Kimberley

    3 Feb 2007

    Flights from London to Durban

    3 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Tel Aviv to Durban

    3 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Manchester

    2 Feb 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

    30 Jan 2007

    Cheap flights between Cape Town and Durban - good show 1Time

    30 Jan 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi

    29 Jan 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to London

    29 Jan 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Atlanta

    29 Jan 2007

    Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York

    29 Jan 2007

    Cheap flights from Cape Town to New York

    30 Nov 2006

    "On the costs side there is going to be pain, and a lot of it. Even with revenue growing by as much as 10 percent, we are troubled by costs." Khaya Ngqula of South African Airways.

    30 Nov 2006

    "On the costs side there is going to be pain, and a lot of it. Even with revenue growing by as much as 10 percent, we are troubled by costs." Khaya Ngqula of South African Airways.

    7 Nov 2006

    Mluleki Thokozani Zulu (42), of Mkuze in KwaZulu-Natal, appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court where magistrate FS Fani postponed the case to December 14. Zulu was checking in at Comair Airlines at the airport when he was asked if he had any inflammables in his baggage. Zulu replied in jest: "No, I only have a few bombs." (IOL)

    9 Oct 2006

    SAA's low-cost airline is to be launched in November 2006. “There are really two issues here. SAA’s low-cost airline has to operate at true cost. We don’t want SAA subsidising it. And secondly, it can’t sell below cost. Then there will be no worries,” 1time CEO Glenn Orsmond. Jacqui O’Sullivan, SAA spokesperson said that the name of the airline would only announced once it was launched, but for licensing purposes SAA has called it the ultimate low-cost airline (Tulca). Reports have speculated that the airline would operate as Mango. Tulca will be a wholly owned subsidiary of SAA and will lease aircrafts from the national airline. Tulca would have it’s own board and chief executive.

    6 Oct 2006

    A flippant remark sparked by irritation at limited leg-room resulted in a 32 year-old Gauteng man, Mncedisi Eric Maluleka of Naledi Extension 2 in Soweto being arrested.

    About 20 minutes into the 11.11am Johannesburg-bound flight Maluleka allegedly complained about not having enough leg room. When the flight attendant told him there was nothing she could do about it, the Maluleka allegedly asked "What will you do if me and my friend hijack this plane?"

    The incident caused chaos at Cape Town International Airport, with the Johannesburg bound flight having to be re-routed back to Cape Town (the pilot having alerted airport emergency services) resulting in a number of delayed flights. After the aeroplane landed it was directed to a spot as far away as possible from the terminals. A Special Task Force surrounded the aeroplane and no passengers or crew were allowed to disembark. Passengers waited for more than an hour before security staff boarded the flight and arrested the 2 men. Passengers were then allowed to disembark, and saw the 2 men kneeling handcuffed on the tarmac. Sniffer dogs were called to check the passengers' hand luggage before they were bused to the international terminal where trauma counselling was offered. Finally, 6 hours after they had first boarded flight MN 120, the passengers reboarded the same aircraft and flew to Johannesburg - without the 2 arrested men.

    Eric Venter, joint chief executive of, said: "We're working on what it cost us. In hard costs, it was perhaps R20 000 to R30 000 in extra fuel burn, having to turn the plane back, etc. The biggest cost was re-accommodating passengers on other flights. But the real cost is the reputation of the airline."


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