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Regular readers know that we have sharpened our focus on bringing you the cheapest London flight prices, and set up a London box on the right of our newsletters showing what's out there.

Cruise news: Congratulations to Derrick "Duracell" van Wyk, from Jeffrey's Bay, on being appointed cruise director on the MSC Opera (fondest memories of him running the Melody sail-away party last year)

Virgin Atlantic flights to London were Cheapest

The cheapest direct flights to London have fallen this week, with Virgin Atlantic offering flights from R7992* from both Cape Town & Johannesburg to London. With the cheapest 1-stop flight from Cape Town to London being R7114*, you're not saving as much as usual by flying 1-stop. Here are the cheapest Virgin Atlantic flights we could find in each month (in some cases there was very limited availability, so prices could well have changed):


Oct 12

Nov 12

Dec 12

Jan 13

Feb 13

Mar 13

Apr 13

May 13

Jun 13

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*Prices may have changed, click through link to see what the latest prices are (or navigate to Virgin Atlantic if no link).

Business class flights to London

There's been a LARGE drop in the cheapest business class flight prices from Johannesburg to London. The cheapest we could find was R30,219* with SAA on some days in November. From Cape Town the cheapest business class flights were with Virgin Atlantic.

Cheapest flights to London

The overall cheapest flights to London that we could find were R5824* from Johannesburg with Turkish Airlines, R7582 from Cape Town with Qatar Airways, and R8647*from Durban with Emirates.

London Eye with Thames in the foreground


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London flight prices
Hopefully we'll be back to exploring London's magical streets soon! South Africa is currently on the UK's Red List, which means only British nationals are allowed to travel from South Africa to the UK and then they have to complete 10 days quarantine in a hotel. There are no direct flights connecting South Africa to the UK currently.

flight path from London to Johannesburg

Cheap JNB-London from R7,487*
(British Airways- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Cheap CPT-London from R9,184*
(Emirates- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Cheap DUR-London from R8,134*
(British Aiways- depart 9 April, return 16 April 2019)

Direct JNB-LON from R10,577*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 11 April, return 18 April 2019)

Direct CPT-LON from R7,837*
(British Airlines- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

Premium Econ. JNB-LON from R14,747*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

B. Class JNB-LONfrom R22,571*
(Kenya Airways- depart 14 May, return 21 May 2019)

B. Class CPT-LON from R23,791*
(Kenya Airways- depart 16 May, return 23 May 2019)

1-way JNB-LON from R5,229*
(Emirates- 18 April 2019)

*This is not an offer, but merely a snapshot of cheapest airfares as we saw them. There was very limited availability (don't expect it to be on every date, it was the cheapest we could find) when we checked & prices may have increased already. Click through the link on the price to check whether the price is still available. Remember to change class once page has loaded to check prices for Premium Economy and Business Class. For Direct Fligth prices, select direct flights once page has loaded.


Qatar Airways have announced plans to join the OneWorld Alliance.

Congratulations to Kirk Walker on winning our T20 cricket World Champs competition, and a R2000 cruise voucher, which may be used to discount any new cruise booked with us.

Our next competition is a Champions League T20 prediction game on Superbru. All are welcome to join, there's no cost involved and it's loads of fun.

The Purple shall rule! "I wish to express my sincerest appreciation for all the arrangements you have stepped in to and the professionalism you have displayed is really commendable." Great feedback from a client for Victor, book your cruise with him & experience pure professionalism.

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The Bottom Line: The CEO of SAA, Siza Mzimela, has resigned from her post, as has the GM Commercial (Theunis Potgieter) and the GM Legal & Risk (Sandra Coetzee).