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Cruise news: Today the MSC Sinfonia cruises via Port Elizabeth, from Durban to Cape Town.

Car rental quotes

Click here to ask us for a vehicle hire quote. Here's the car hire quotes we did recently. Note that prices and availability may have changed since we did these quotes.

Port Elizabeth car rental

We are arriving in PE on the 26th of October and looking to hire a car till the 12th of November. The cheapest car please.

Best price is R2550 (R150/day) for a Chev Spark/similar with 1700km free (thereafter R1.17/km).  See First Car Rental

We are investigating the possibility of hiring a passenger car for all athletes from PE to travel to Pretoria to compete in SA Masters Athletic meeting on the weekend of 18th and 19th May at Pilditch

What I'd suggest is to hire Toyota Quantums, which can each seat 10 people.  To hire Toyota Quantums from Port Elizabeth on the 18th, returning them at the same place & same time on the 20th, costs R1941 each, see Europcar

I'm looking for the cheapest car hire to pick up from P.E on 30/03/12 and drop off in Joburg on 1/04/12

Best quote is R360 (+R600 one-way fee) for a Chevrolet Spark.  Book by visiting First Car Rental. Includes 100 free km/day.

Cape Town car rental

I need a quote for 2 adults car hire from 12/04/2012 return 15/04/2012

Best price for car hire in Cape Town is R511 (R171/day) for a Chev Spark/similar, see Budget Car Hire.  Includes 100km free per day. 

I am looking for a vehicle which accommodates 3 adults and 1 child in a car seat, with luggage space for 3 fairly large suitcases and 1 stroller. From Cape Town international airport Tues 3rd April 2012- Thursday 12th April 2012. Pick up 10.20 am and drop off 17hr-the best price available please- children visiting from UK

I'd go for a Toyota Avanza for R2595, with 100km free per day.  See Budget Car Rental

Myself and a friend arrive in CPT int. on 26/03/12 and would like to rent a car till the 30th, We looking for possibly your cheapest rates.

If paying R 651 for a Chevy Spark or similar sounds good then book it by following this link - Budget Car Hire

I would like to hire a car from the 25th april (10 am) up until the 30th april (11am) 2012  from Cape Town international for 3 adults and 1 toddler

I got a good price for a Nissan Tiida or similar for R 922 with aircon and passenger space for 4. See Car Trawler

I would like to rent out 2 seven seaters from Cape Town International airport fo these dates :4 May 2012 - 6 May 2012

The best deal that I could get was for a Toyota Quantum or similar for R 1,653 for each bus - price can change. See Budget Car Hire.


Durban car rental

Please could you assist me with finding the best car rental deal from Durban King Shaka Airport. My 3 teenagers and I arrive on the 27.06.12  and depart on the 31.07.12.

 I suggest going for a Nissan Tiida, which is R6732 for the 34 days (R198/day).  There are 3400km free (thereafter R1.84/km).  Book at First Car Rental

* Vehicle : 4 cyl. air con cheapest
* Dates : 28 to 1.04.2010 ( Inclusive)
* Consider : Unlimited Klms/ or 100kms per day
* Route: Durban to South Coast - Return Durban

The best quote that I managed to get was for a Toyota Yaris or similar with unlimited mileage + aircon for R 960 - price can change. See Car Trawler.

We need car for 10 days from 12 June 2012. Durban Airport. Automatic transmission. 4 people + luggage. Not much km per day but 1st day go to Port St Johns. Last day return to Durban.

How about a Chev Cruze automatic for R3660 (R366/day). There's also a Nissan Tiida going for R3070.  See First Car Rental

Looking for deals on car rental from Durban Airport. Need an automatic. Dates are from May 21 - June 5.

The best deal that I managed to get for an automatic vehicle was for R 4,275 for a Nissan Tiida or similar it also has aircon and free 200 km/day. See Car Trawler

East London car rental

I need a car for the 05/04 to the 08/04 midday from the East London airport at a very reasonable price please.

The best deal that I managed to get was for R511 for the 3-day period for a Chevy Spark or similar. See Budget Car Hire.

Lanseria Airport car rental

I'm looking to hire the cheapest car with aircon from 14 Dec 2012 till 17 Dec 2012 from Lanseria airport to Klerksdorp.

How about a Ford Figo or similar for a total rental fee of R705, assuming that you will be dropping off the car in Klerksdorp a one way fee of R600 will also have to be paid. It comes with aircon as well as free 100 km/day.See First Car Rental

Johannesburg First Car Rental

We want to hire from 14 April  8.30am to 15 April 12.00pm for 4 people and luggage from OR Tambo 

How about a Nissan Tiida or similar for R 508 with aircon and power steering. See First Car Rental. 

George car rental

Looking for a vehicle to seat 4 people, 3 medium & 3 small suitcases. Pick up at George Airport & drop off at Cape Town International Airport.

I suggest going for a Toyota Avanza for R507/day, plus an R800 one-way fee, with unlimited mileage.  Prices can change. See our car hire page

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

Autopedigree cars

Check whether these vehicles are still available at Autopedigree used cars (these are amongst the cheapest prices of theirs we could find):

Gauteng, Vanderbijlpark

Geely MK 1.5 GL A/T



Western Cape, Plumstead

Hyundai Atos 1.1 GLS



KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg

Hyundai i10 1.1 GLS



SAA to Washington, New York & London

Johannesburg to Washington

Johannesburg to New York



R9 240*

R9 240*


Johannesburg to London

Cape Town to London



R8 040*

R8 040*


Johannesburg to Harare

Johannesburg to Hong Kong



R3 313*

R8 213*


Johannesburg to Cotonou

Johannesburg to Dubai



R6 273*

R6 578*

New route effective 17 May 2012

Operated by SAA's codeshare partner
Emirates Johannesburg

Book now on SAA or through the SAA Call Centre on 0861 606 606
21 869 seats initially available
When booking through the Reservations Call Centre, quote booking code: ws22mar12

Terms and conditions:
*Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Terms and Conditions apply. South African Airways can at any time change/discontinue these special fares and conditions without prior notice.
from Johannesburg to Dubai - Sale Period: Until 07 April 2012. Travel period: Until 31 December 2012.Cancellation: Permitted less administration fee of R342.Rebooking permitted free of charge subject to the same booking class.
from Johannesburg to Washington or New York - Sale Period: Until 31 March 2012.Travel period: Until 30 May 2012. Changes: Permitted any time at a charge of R 1700 subject to same seat availabile. Cancellation: Before departure 25% cancellation fee applies. After departure tickets are non-refundable.
from Cape Town or Johannesburg to London - Sale period: Until 31 March 2012. Travel period: Until 30 May 2012. Changes: Permitted any time at charge of R 1700 per change subject to seats available. Cancellation: tickets are non-refundable.
from Johannesburg to Hong Kong - Sale period: Until 31 March 2012. Travel period: Until 30 April 2012. Changes: Permitted any time at a charge of R 1000 per change subject to seat availability. Cancellation: Before departure 25% cancellation fee applies. After departure tickers are non-refundable.
from Johannesburg to Cotonou – Sales period: until 30 September 2012. Travel period: from 17 May to 30 September 2012. Changes: Permitted any time at a charge of R400 per change subject to seat availability. Cancellation: Tickets are non-refundable.
from Johannesburg to Harare - Sale Period: Until 31 March 2012.Travel period: from 01 to 31 May 2012. Changes: Permitted any time at a charge of R 400 subject to seat availability. Cancellation: Tickets are non-refundable.


51% discount on stay at The Passage Samui in Thailand

Velvet Sky airline has had its operating certificate temporarily suspended by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Employees of Velvet Sky, take their grievances to the Labour Court, according to an internal memo The New Age has seen: "We have been lied to about payment for our salaries and we are going to file for liquidation of Velvet Key Airlines at the Labour Court as a means to get our (monies) out of them. We will not have to pay the attorney up front, but in the event of us winning the case, the attorney will take 10% of the payment. If they are liquidated, we will be the first ones to get paid before any other supplier."

Shosholoza Meyl have indicated that the Durban - Cape Town (direct) route will resume as from the 1st of April, with the first train run being on the 4th from DUR - CPT and will be available every Wednesday ONLY from then on, departing at 18h30 and arriving on Friday at 08h45. The return service departs on Monday ONLY at 18h50 and arrives on Wednesday at 08h10. It will be a single class (Tourist/Sleeper) service and the fare will be R 740 per person one way.

From 28 March 2012, Federal Air flights commence between Ulundi & Pietermaritzburg.


Congratulations to those appointed on the new board of South African Tourism, for the 3 years commencing 1 June 2012 - Frank Kilbourn, Zwelibanzi Mntambo, Siza Mzimela, Kananelo Makhetha, Tumi Makgabo, Graham Wood, Ayanda Ntsaluba, Nomaxabis Majokweni, Allan Moore & Thebe Ikalafeng.

The Purple shall rule! "I am very unhappy with my recent Kulula/British Airways experiences. I made a booking via Kulula to fly to OR Tambo on the 6th March and back to Cape Town on 22 March. On both occations I experienced serious delays: On the 6th my Kulula flight was cancelled and I was rescheduled on a BA flight [6418?], that was delayed by an hour; so my initial time of flight was more than 2 hours later than originally planned. Then yesterday's nightmare! Again I was rescheduled from a Kulula flight [departure time 12h00] to a BA flight [6419] -departure time 14h00. We boarded 13h30 and then the 'nightmare' started. We were kept on board for 1.5 hours with minimal feedback. Then we had to disembark back to the terminal building; and then on board again by 16h20. Then the instructions followed; we were asked to close down all electronic equipment +- 16h30, etc. Then another 'waiting period' of about 20 minutes before we departed for Cape Town; where we landed 18h55! What a waste of my precious time. The R400 voucher I received for the inconvenience must be used within 3 months. It means nothing to me, since I have no intention to travel within 3 months. I also don't think I'll ever make use of Kulula/BA flights again!" Frieda

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