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Any readers been to Salt Rock? It's a lovely spot near Ballito, which we are busy reviewing, & look forward to telling you about.

Cruise news: MSC Opera fun on the deck at the putt-putt course. Contact cruises@southafrica.to to book

Accommodation deals for the week

I love spending time in Hermanus, so the most appetising of this week's deals for me is the 50% discount at Hermanus Beach Villa (note that prices are subject to change, and all deals end on Friday).

Tulbagh accommodation

50% discount at Manley Wine Lodge (R1650 for a 3 night stay for 2 people)

KwaZulu-Natal accommodation

50% discount at African Spirit Game Lodge (R1240 for dinner, bed & breakfast, a game drive & champagne)

Hermanus accommodation

50% discount at the Hermanus Beach Villa (R1100 for 2 people for 2 nights)

Hermanus Beach Lodge


Cape Town accommodation

Gordon's Bay, Cape Town
Van Riebeeck Apartments
62 Miller Road, Gordon's Bay, 7150
011 888 4680 

Cheapest from R259
St Bedes Terrace Cottages
26 Antrim Road
Three Anchor Bay
Cape Town

Montagu, Western Cape
from R 350 per person sharing
Four Oaks Guest House

Somerset West, Cape Town
from R400 per night (self-catering)
Somerset Sereno
083 272 4578 



How's the Mango Bucket List competition going? Last week 5FM DJ, Gareth Cliff, visited Maropeng near Johannesburg, as part of the Bucket List competition.

Timetables for 1time Lanseria flights have changed.

Construction work has started at Durban's King Shaka Airport's arrivals pick-up area, which will be closed until 31 May 2012.

Airlink have confirmed they will be operating Johannesburg to Maun flights from 15 June 2012.

The Purple shall rule! "My husband and I flew from Durban to Johannesburg in December to catch a connecting flight to NZ via KL, and back again in January, and what a pleasant surprise when we were offered refreshments on the Velvet Airline Flights, non of the other cheap airlines do that. Like the other letter said when a dog is down please, please don't kick him. Give them a  chance to prove themselves, Help them up." Joyce

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The Bottom Line: Tsogo Sun's wholly-owned subsidiary, Southern Sun Hotels, became the 100% owner of Hotel Formula 1 on 29 March 2012 (the remaining 52.6% was bought from the Accor Group).