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Book a weekend rental (Group A, T, B, C or D) with Europcar and if there's availability you may get upgraded to the next category for free.

Cruise news: From R10,122* for 2 adults sharing an inside cabin on OP021, the 1 Feb 2013 MSC Opera cruise to Portuguese Island.

Europcar: Upgrade your Weekend

Subject to availability, valid for rentals starting from 26 October to 19 December 2012. Weekends rules are as follows: Book anytime from Thursday at 14h00 to Monday at 14h00; minimum 2 days and maximum 4 days; the rental must include a Saturday.

Vehicle groups

The following vehicle groups qualify for the free (single group) upgrade when booked: A – manual, economy, no aircon; T – manual, economy with aircon; B – manual, hatchback, aircon; C – manual, sedan, aircon; D – automatic, sedan, aircon.

The upgrade will therefore apply as follows: Book A, drive T; Book T, drive B; Book B, drive C; Book C, drive D; Book D, drive F.

The special rate is applicable these vehicle groups, subject to availability

Payment method

The offer is valid for rentals in South Africa with payment method being South African credit or debit card

Standard car rental T&C's apply

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Recent car hire quotes

Prices may have changed since we did these quotes.

I would like to rent the cheapest car with more than 200km per day included. Pick up at King Shaka Airport on the 24th of December and drop off on the 27th of December.

The cheapest quote I found is R726 for a Chevy Spark or similar. To book see Drive South Africa.

We would like to know how much is it to hire a 9 seater car from the 18th Dec 2012- 22nd Dec 2012.

A Toyota Quantum or similar will be R3976 for the 4 days. See Europcar.

Autopedigree used vehicles

Check whether these vehicles are still available at Autopedigree used vehicles :

Gauteng, Roodepoort

Honda Civic 1.8 LXi A/T


R134 995

Western Cape, Strand

Daihatsu Terios 4x4


R179 995

KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Hyundai i20 1.6


R139 995






Are you preparing for summer fun? Here's a list of hotels in Cape Town.

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.

An incredible experience is to swim at Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls. You can only do this at the right time of year - canoe to Livingstone Island and then swim to Devil's Pool, and sit on the Devil's armchair.

Congratz to Heliose Linde on winning our Currie Cup rugby pool. To continue feeding the rugby addiction, we're running a November Internationals competition with a small prize for the winner. All are welcome to join (it's free to play).

Pool name:
Pool code: weldpose

The Purple shall rule! Laron & LouAnn Shumway took the "long drive" from Durban to Bloemfontein: "The Free State is like the drive from Idaho Falls to Arco--dry, semiarid conditions.  The vegetation was mostly grass and small brush about the size of sagebrush.  The Midlands had some cultivated farmland with red soil." And on Bloemfontein: "About ten major streets weave their way around the city like crooked spokes of a wagon wheel.  Thank goodness for a GPS.  We would be lost without it." And they drove to Golden Gate National Park: "In their bakkie (pickup truck) they drove us back through Golden Gate National Park--huge stone mountains much like southern Utah, but with ten times the expanse."

Golden Gate National Park near Bloemfontein

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The Bottom Line: "The operating environment for domestic commercial airlines has also been tough during the period under consideration, with the market still working through an excess capacity overhang that forced low ticket prices on off-peak schedules." from 1time's unaudited financial statements to 30 June 2012.