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Emirates are running a sale for travel on selected flights between the 21st January and the 10th June 2013 (must be booked by the 2nd December 2012).

Cruise news: We're super-excited as all staff and their partners are cruising in Dec. Email to arrange a getaway cruiseaway for your staff.

Emirates "Early 2013" Sale

We had to delay sending this out, meaning that the chances of prices having changed is greater than usual. Navigate to Emirates Johannesburg to check what current prices are.

Fly from JNB to:

Economy Class fares starting from* (this means this is the cheapest price on all routes, most routes and most prices will be higher than this)

India & South Asia

ZAR 4,685


ZAR 5,524

Middle East

ZAR 5,534

South East Asia

ZAR 6,435

China, Japan & South Korea

ZAR 6,945


ZAR 8,848

Terms & conditions apply.
  • Offer valid for Economy Class tickets booked and purchased from 23rd November to 2nd December 2012 and for outbound travel from 21st January to 10th June 2013.

  • Prices may have changed.

  • Limited availability on selected flights & selected routes only.

  • Tickets are non-refundable.

  • For any change: before departure fare rules apply, after departure USD 250 per ticket will apply.

  • Airfares quoted are inclusive of taxes and fuel surcharge for travel commencing from Johannesburg.

  • Fares may differ due to exchange rate fluctuations and/or Government tax regulations as per journey booked.

  • Blackout periods are Easter, Chinese New Year and Canton Fair.

International flights

If you would like a travel consultant to assist you with a flight quote, please navigate to our international flight quotes page.

Emirates planes







Stay in Umhlanga: 2 adults & 2 toddlers sharing a room from R6960* at The Square Boutique Hotel & Spa.

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.


There's been much talk about driverless cars, but autonomous civil aircraft may arrive on the scene first. Tests are planned for the next few weeks where a twin-engined Jetstream will be flown from Warton (England) to Scotland, with a pilot who is on the ground in a control room in Warton. Before you panic, note that there'll be no passengers on these test flights, and there'll be pilots sitting on board to take over just in case.

The Miss South Africa Pageant takes place on the 9th December in Sun City. Good luck to all the finalists.

The Purple shall rule! Denise and Chad landed in Malé for an adventure in the Maldives: "Being handed a landing card also provided us with some interesting facts. For example, did you know that materials deemed contrary to Islam, including "idols for worship" and "bibles" are illegal? Before arriving I had no idea the country was 100% Islamic...We walked around trying to find some traditional Maldivian breakfast, but as it is often like in Sri Lanka, these local shops were filled with men and I just wasn't comfortable enough to walk in...It was GORGEOUS ... every morning we woke up and had breakfast with a view of the gleaming turquoise waters and bright white sand...Day two took us to Biyadhoo Island Resort where we could freely drink and sun tan in bikinis. Yes, those are also restrictions in this Islamic country. Being ultra-conservative, alcohol is illegal except on resort islands along with women wearing bikinis."

view from White Shell Beach Inn in the Maldives

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The Bottom Line: "Overall revenue for the South African hotels division increased 17% on the prior period to R910m assisted by the inclusion of Formula 1, 54 on Bath & Southern Sun Hyde Park, offset by the closure of Southern Sun Grayston." Tsogo Sun interim report to September 2012