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In today's focus on accommodation, we bring you some City Lodge hotel promo codes, as well as the weekly accommodation deals.

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City Lodge Promotional Codes

5 July 2012. Note that it's possible that the promotions listed on this page have finished, but it doesn't hurt to check whether you can save some money. Remember to compare accommodation prices.

Port Elizabeth

Use promotional code FRIENDLYCITY when you visit City Lodge to stay in the Friendly City:

  • Courtyard PE from R1000

  • City Lodge PE from R750

  • Town Lodge PE from R620

  • Road Lodge PE Airport from R430

  • Road Lodge PE from R450

* Limited to 5 rooms per hotel per night
* Includes VAT and 1% tourism levy.
* Rate is room only
* Rate is per room, single or double
* Only online bookings apply
* Courtyard special applies to studio room only

With its position next to the Boardwalk and Hobie Beach, the Road Lodge in Port Elizabeth gets our vote as the best Road Lodge in South Africa.

Road Lodge Hotel as seen from the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth

Cape Town

Use promotional code CTWINTER12 when you visit City Lodge to stay in the Mother City before the end of July (limited availability:

  • Courtyard Cape Town from R800

  • City Lodge V&A from R800

  • City Lodge Pinelands from R700

  • City Lodge Grandwest from R700

  • Town Lodge Bellville from R650

* Offer expires 31 July 2012
* Offer limited to 8 rooms per hotel per night
* Only online bookings apply
* Rate is room only
* Rate is per room, single or double
* Rates inclusive of VAT, and 1% tourism levy 
* Courtyard Special applies to studio room only 


Use promotional code WEEKENDER12 when you visit City Lodge to stay in the City Lodge Johannesburg Airport (Barbara Road) - from R785 for a single or R1065 for a double (includes a 3 course dinner & a glass of wine at the Villa Bianca, 1 night's accommodation & breakfast the following morning).

* Valid weekends in June, July, August, September (Fridays to Sundays only)
* Only online bookings apply
* Rates inclusive of VAT, and 1% tourism levy

This week only specials

Here's what our mates at Ubuntudeal have to offer this week (note that there are restrictions on the bookings, check details and whether there's still availability by clicking on the relevant link):

  • Mabalingwe Nature Reserve - R600 per night for 2, including breakfast.

  • Enjoy panoramic views of Table Mountain at Baysands Lodge, R350 per couple per night (including breakfast).

  • R350 per cottage per night (including a bottle of wine) at Meijer's Rust Guest Farm, in De Rust.

  • R1395 for a weekend for 4 at Suikerbos Farm Cottage (on edge of mountain overlooking Citrusdal valley)

  • Camping in Citrusdal from R497/night for 4 - canoe hire included.

  • Spa getaway at Clos Malverne Wine Estate for 2 people, 1 night, R2200.

  • Focus Dougal! Stay at The Post House in Greyton, where the iconic Bells ad was filmed, from R995/night for 2 people sharing.

  • 7 night stay in Phuket for 2 adults & 2 children from R2999 (breakfast included, flights not).

Other accommodation specials

Van Riebeeck Apartments in Gordon's Bay currently have a Winter Special running at R500 per night during the winter months, please contact them on 021-556 1745. Prices could change.

Areena Riverside Resort also has a great special running, 25% discount on all camping and self catering accommodation with a minimum stay of 2 nights for the month of July 2012. Please contact them on 043 734 3055. Prices could change.

Alberton, Johannesburg
from R 550
Le Cozmo Bed & Breakfast
011 867 2987

Durbanville, Cape Town
from R 330 per person sharing
Ruslamere Guest House (has a Spa)
021 975 5677

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

Nelspruit accommodation
from R 650 per person
Global Village Guest House
013 741 2076

Kwelera, East London
from R 250 per person (adventure village)
Areena Riverside Resort
043 734 3055

Cape Town
From R 259
St Bedes Terrace Cottages
26 Antrim Road
Three Anchor Bay

Sandton, Johannesburg
from R 1 350 per night
Park Inn Sandton
011 303 1000

Seapoint, Cape Town
from R 1 100 per couple per night
The Hyde
021 434 0205

Humewood, Port Elizabeth
from R 600 per night
Algoa Bay Bed and Breakfast
041 582 5134

To advertise your accommodation in this space,
email us at cheapflights@southafrica.to

All prices are subject to change and availability.


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