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Accommodation Offers

Our friends at Ubuntudeal have uncovered the following accommodation deals - I hate putting pressure on you, but they're only valid until the end of this week (and then only if there's still availability).

Devocean Diving, Mozambique

51% discount. Do you want to take advantage of the warm waters of Mozambique and frolic amongst colourful fish, coral and massive looming potato cods? Make your way to Ponta do Ouro and spend 8 nights in one of their luxurious tents for a mere R4,890 pps, diving packages and meals included.

Brooklands House Guesthouse, Cape Town

50% discount. This stately, Edwardian Villa is centrally located for easy access to Cape Town's trendy Camp's Bay beach, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, central Cape Town and the airport. Perfect for a weekend getaway, or even a deluxe honeymoon, it is a giveaway at R925 for one night, including a bottle of champagne.

Stompdrift Dam Water Resort, De Rust

50% discount. Get ready for some family fun at this resort on the edge of the Stompdrift Dam. There are lots of fun activities for everyone, from birdwatching for the adults to foefie slides for the kids. Stay in one of the African style, self catering chalets and while away your days for only R197 per night for 2 people.

Villa La Corniche, Camp's Bay

50% discount. Spend some time with the beautiful people of Camp's Bay and revel in the luxury of this exclusive apartment for 4. With direct access to the beach and unrivalled views of the ocean, you will feel like a celebrity. You can pretend you're a millionaire for a night, but at only R1,800 you can afford to pretend a bit longer.

La Plantacion, Camp's Bay

50% discount. Come, relax and have a braai on the chilled out top level deck of this spacious apartment which sprawls across 3 levels. You will have the most incredible 360 degree views of the ocean and the mountains. At a budget friendly R1,550 for 5 people, for one night, you are sure to enjoy many days in the sun.

Rusthuiz Guest House, Stellenbosch

50% discount. Stellenbosch is a beautifully historic town, and there is no better way to spend your time here than staying at this opulent guest house. You will be pampered from the moment you arrive and will even receive vouchers towards dinner, wine tastings and a bottle of wine for only R1,200 per night, for 2 people.

Woodpecker's Inn, Kempton Park

50% discount. Make this guesthouse your home away from home on your next business trip. With a central location and everything you need, from Wi-Fi to a free airport pick-up service, you are guaranteed to come back again and again. Book now from only R235 per person.

Idwala Boutique Guest House, Randburg

50% discount. Enjoy a scrumptious champagne breakfast as part of your one night stay at R990 for 2 people in this 5 star, luxury guest house, complete with spa treatments. Ideally situated in a quiet neighbourhood, yet close enough to amenities, this is the perfect getaway for couples, or discerning business men or women.

Manor on the Bay, Gordon's Bay

54% discount. Explore the idyllic beaches of Gordon's Bay and enjoy a drive up the mountain to one of the many view points from where you could spot some whales and dolphins. Included in the low price of R782 per night, you will also be treated to a relaxing back, neck & shoulder massage and a delicious breakfast.

Summerview Guest Lodge, Sandton

50% discount. This lodge, favoured by celebrities, has been described as "Mauritius in Johannesburg" so you can only imagine the beauty that will surround you when you enter this peaceful haven filled with water features. Come and enjoy a full body massage and a bottle of wine, all included in your R952 per night.

Agulhas Country Lodge, Cape Agulhas

55% discount. Weather the stormy winter in one of the best rooms of this majestic, lime stone lodge. Built into a hill and overlooking the southernmost tip of Africa, you will be left in awe of Nature's splendour. Breakfast and a bottle of wine is included in the price of R1,500 for 2 night, 2 people sharing.

The Point Hotel, Mossel Bay

35% discount. Mossel Bay is well known for its huge tidal pool, St Blaize walking trail and lighthouse. Unwind in the relaxed, family friendly atmosphere of this 4 star establishment and lose yourself in the magnificent views from one of the sea facing apartments. At only R929 per night, sharing, you might not want to leave.

The Point Hotel in Mossel Bay

Everglades Country Hotel, Kwazulu-Natal

50% discount. Put down your bags at the foot of the Inhlosane Mountains and feel the calming forces of nature envelope your senses. If you're lucky, you will be able to enjoy a warming sherry by the fire while the snow gently sifts down around you. Bring your partner for free and enjoy a 2 night stay for R950.

For some more great deals on fantastic accommodation across South Africa, visit the links below:

Alberton, Johannesburg
from R550 
Le Cozmo Bed & Breakfast
011 867 2987

Durbanville, Cape Town
from R330 per person sharing
Ruslamere Guest House 
021 975 5677

Gordon's Bay, Helderberg
Van Riebeeck Apartments
62 Miller Road, Gordon's Bay, 7150
021 556 1745

Nelspruit accommodation
from R650 per person 
Global Village Guest House
013 741 2076 

Humewood, Port Elizabeth
from R600 per night
Algoa Bay Bed and Breakfast
041 582 5134

Sandton, Johannesburg 
from R1,350 per night 
Park Inn Sandton 
011 303 1000 

Seapoint, Cape Town
from R1,100 per couple per night
The Hyde 
021 434 0205




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In today's Business Day, David Gleason speculates that SA Express's balance sheet has a R500m hole in it, as a result of the value of its fleet & rotables (equipment that can be restored) being overstated.

Precision Air's Thursday flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, have been cancelled until the end of June 2012.

The Purple shall rule! "What is the reason behind the DELAYED flight (TK-0040) from Istanbul to South Africa (Ju'berg-Cape Town), these flights are scheduled for 00h50 and lately they became a big nightmare for all passengers - knowing that it takes 10-12 h to reach final destinations - and I couldn't figure why the don't SIMPLY change or re-schedule this flight TK-0040. Turkish Airlines must step forward and develop a good system which does not affect people's time." Libyan & Proud

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