Airlink is The Most On-time Domestic Airline for 2023 so Far!
Airlink currently has an on-time score of 93,74% for the year to date (July 2023). This allowed them to narrowly beat out the competition.
FlySafair Has an Average On-time Score of 89,96% for 2023!
If you want to get somewhere on-time, FlySafair is a good bet. Along with Airlink they offer passengers a good chance of arriving at their destination on time.
Greyhound Bus South Africa
Looking for something cheaper than flights? Greyhound busses are back and operating some of your favourite routes at affordable prices.
Cruise to Portuguese Island from Durban
Portuguese Island is situated off of the coast of Mozambique, and is compromised of pristine stretches of beach skirted by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Book your cruise to Portuguese Island from Durban.
Intercape Keeps Growing Route Network
As one of South Africa's longest-standing bus operators, it is great to hear that Intercape are expanding their route network. The most recent additions include Gaborone to OR Tambo International.
Sinfonia cruise was our first
An awesome experience on our first ever cruise on the MSC Sinfonia.
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- New domestic routes for Oct 2023
FlySafair is growing their regional network! The first batch of new routes will launch early October. Flights to Harare, Livingstone, Victoria Falls and Maputo will offer South Africans greater connections to their neighbours. The airline plans to further grow their route network in the future.
- Cape Town International Voted Best Airport
The Mother City's airport, Cape Town International, recently took top honours at the World Travel Awards 2022. The airport was voted Africa's Leading Airport for the sixth consecutive year.
Breaking SA Travel News
Last updated: 8 September 2023
Mango Sale Could Be Approved by October
A recent court order granted in favour of Mango's Business Rescue practitioner and NUMSA could result in the sale application being approved. The order stated that Minister Pravin Gordhan had 30 days to make a decision, otherwise the application for the sale will automatically be approved. The unnamed investor could then go ahead with the purchase of the airline.
New Regional Routes for FlySafair
Enjoy better connectivity with our neighbours from October, when FlySafair are introducing flights to Harare, Livingstone, Victoria Falls and Maputo.
Save on Qatar Airways Flights
Save up to 20% on Qatar Airways flights when booking before 4 August 2023. Destinations are on sale for travel on selected dates until 31 March 2024.
FlyCemair Adds Victoria Falls Route
Local airline FlyCemair just announced that they will start operating flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls before the end of the year.
The End of Eldo Coaches
Local coach operator Eldo announced that they will cease operations in June 2023.
Airlink to Add Flights to Malawi
From September 2023, travellers will be able to book flights to Malawi's Blantyre and Lilongwe.
Save on Eldo Coaches
Save up to R100 on Eldo Coaches when booking for travel before 31 March 2023.
Airlink Reintroduces Flights to Madagascar
Madagascar finally lifted the travel ban, allowing Airlink to resume weekly flights.
Save on Mauritius Flights
Book by 27 January 2023 to save on direct flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg on Air Mauritius.
LIFT Adds New Route
Domestic airline LIFT is adding flights between Cape Town and Durban from 25 November 2022.
SAA New Regional Routes
SAA is launching a host of new regional routes soon and also increasing frequencies on existing regional and domestic routes.
FlySafair Voted Best Low-Cost Airline
The airline was voted the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa at the recent Skytraz Awards.
Cemair Gets More Regional Flights
The airline just received approval for seven additional international routes into Africa.
FlySafair Regional Routes Get Approved
Soon we'll be able to board one of the most on-time airlines for flights to Vic Falls, Windhoek, Seychelles and more.
LATAM is Back!
The South-American airline will resume services between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo next year.
LIFT Introduces New Domestic Route
The domestic airline has announced that they will start operating flights between Johannesburg and Durban later this month.
Hyundai Atos is the cheapest car hire
Cheapest car hire in South Africa is the Hyundai Atos, at the time of writing going for R350*/day (over 10 days), may have changed.
More Direct Flights from Cape Town to London
Getting to the UK wil be easier this festive season! Virgin Atlantic is finally back, offering direct flights between Cape Town and London from 5 November 2022.
Entering SA Just Became A Lot Easier
The new updated COVID-19 entry regulations are making it a lot simpler for travellers to enter South Africa, including doing away with the entry requirements for those under 12 years old. Find all the latest requirements here.
Delta Cape Town Flights Approved
The airline's triangular route between Atlanta, Johannesburg and Cape Town has finally been approved.
Greyhound is Back!
After a brief absense from our roads, Greyhound is resuming operations on 13 April 2022. Find a full list of routes operated here.
More Connections to the US on the Cards for SA
United Airlines hopes to launch direct flights between Cape Town and Washington before the end of the year.
Cape Town Cycle Tour Flights & Bike Transport
We've rounded up flight prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Cycle Tour. Use our sheet to determine the cheapest way to get yourself and your bicycle to the start line.
SAA Adds Domestic Route
Flights between Johannesburg and Durban will be the airline's second domestic route when added to the schedule on 4 March 2022.
Airlink Launches New Route
As international and regional travel restrictions ease, Airlink announced a new route. Flights between Durban and Botswana will start soon.
Progress in the Sale of Majority SAA Stake
The Takatso Consortium has finally signed on the dotted line to purchase 51% of SAA. The sale won't go through until it has been approved by various regulatory bodies.
Delta Airlines Plans Direct Cape Town Flight
The airline applied for year-round rights to fly between their hub in Atlanta and the Mother city. If approved they will operate three flights a week.
Emirates Returns to SA
After more than a month's absense, Emirates has finally returned. With that they've simplified their boarding requirements, doing away with the 6-hour PCR test.
FlySafair Mauritius Flights
FlySafair will finally launch flights to Mauritius later this year. Find out all you need to know about this service here.
Where Can Vaccinated South Africans Currently Travel
Omicron cut down our list of international destinations South Africans can visit, but luckily it is growing again. With the Seychelles, Germany and now France allowing Saffas we're hopeful that the world will soon be our oyster again! Find all the entry requirements in the article.
SAA Denies Merger With Kenyan Airways
SAA denied an agreement to merge with Kenyan Airways and said instead the two airlines will just continue working together in accordance with the Strategic Partnership Framework signed in November last year.
The World Shuts Down Travel to SA
Due to the Omicron variant being identified by scientists in South Africa, first the UK and then the rest of the world imposed travel restrictions on South Africa. South Africans now have very few international holiday destinations to choose from, mostly limited to destinations in Africa.
Turkey One Of Latest Countries To Open To SA
Turke has dropped the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated South Africans, making it one of the latest countries that no longer imposes restrictions on travel from South Africa. A negative PCR test and passenger locator form is still required.
Alitalia Re-launches as ITA
The Italian national airline, Alitalia, is no more. In it's place you'll now find ITA, which is basically the same airline just rebranded.
UK Removes SA From Red List
Travel to the UK can resume from today, 11 October 2021, as South Africa is removed from the red list and our COVID vaccinations are being accepted.
SAA Changes International Schedule
The airline has reacted to lower demand for their international flights and reduced the frequencies of most, delaying other routes until December.
More Flights to Mauritius
FlySafair are introducing flights to Mauritius! The airline will add services between Johannesburg and Mauritius to their schedule at the end of the year.
SAA Resumes Services
South Africa's national carrier has returned to the skies, resuming a single domestic route with plans to soon include several regional routes as well.
Mauritius & Seychelles Opens to South Africans
More and more destinations are opening up to South Africans, with these island destinations being the latest. Find out what is required to enter these countries and where else you can travel.
SAA Releases Plans To Take To The Skies
If everything goes according to plan, we could have a national carrier back in the skies by the end of the September.
Kulula Now Offers Bagless Fares
Following the latest airline trend, Kulula are now offering bagless airfares when they resume services on 1 September 2021.
More Countries to Allow Vaccinated South Africans
An increasing amount of international destinations are allowing vaccinated South African travellers without the need to quarantine. Austria is the latest to downgrade our status and allow vaccinated South Africans.
After months of absence, Emirates is finally resuming passenger service to South Africa on the 6th of August 2021. All you need is a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours in order to transit through Dubai to any of their wonderfull destinations!
Mango Faces Business Rescue
It looks like Mango Airlines will enter business rescue soon, following months of racking up debt with little financial relief.
Gauteng Leisure Travel Resumes
As SA moves down to lockdown level 3, leisure travel to and from Gauteng can resume from 26 July 2021.