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Minibuses are useful for family trips but are in short supply during the season. Contact us at car rental requests to get personalised assistance.

Cruise news: You snooze you lose! OP009 is now sold out (the 14 Dec Durban to Portuguese Island cruise on the MSC Opera)

Minibus Car Hire

When we checked, from the 17th to the 21st December you could hire a minibus for the following prices (*navigate to Drive South Africa to check whether the prices are still available):

Price from Durban, Cape Town or Johannesburg

Hyundai H1 from R4676* (R1169*/day).

Mercedes Vito 2.2 from R5180* (R1295*/day).

Toyota Quantum from R5080* (R1270*/day).

Hyundai H1

Latest Vehicle Rental Enquiries

Here are the vehicle hire quotes we did recently. Note that prices and availability may have changed since we did these quotes:

December vehicle rental

I would like an 8 seater vehicle with unlimited mileage from OR Tambo Airport 7 - 11 Dec.

A Toyota Quantum or similar will be R5785 for the period. See Drive South Africa.

I need an SUV for 4 people with unlimited mileage included. Pick up Pietermaritzburg Airport on the 06/12 and drop off on the 09/12.

Drive South Africa offers a Daihatsu Terios or similar at R2916 for the period, with unlimited mileage included. See Drive South Africa.

I would like to rent the cheapest vehicle available from Richards By to Durban Airport on the 15th of December.

How about a Chevy Spark or similar at R631 for the day's rental? See First Car Rental.

New Year's car hire

I want to pick up the cheapest car you can find from King Shaka Airport on the 27th of December and drop it off on the 2nd of January.

How about a Kia Picanto or similar at R1 332? See Drive South Africa.

I would like to rent an 8 seater from Nelspruit Mpumalanga Airport from the 24th Dec to the 2nd of Jan.

A Hyundai H1 or similar will be R10 260 with unlimited mileage included. To book go to Drive South Africa.

2013 vehicle hire

We are coming to South Africa from Belgium and need a 4 x 4 from the 29th of June until the 22nd of July 2013. We will be 2 adults and 2 children.

A Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4 x 4 or similar should suit you at R18 888. See Drive South Africa.

George Airport vehicle hire

I would like to rent the cheapest vehicle from the 20th of December to the 4th of January from George Airport.

How about a Kia Picanto or similar at R2 860 for the period? See Car Trawler.

Johannesburg vehicle rental

I would like a Toyota Corolla or similar with unlimited mileage included to be picked up and dropped off at OR Tambo Airport 12 to 17 December.

A Toyota Corolla or similar will be R2250. See Drive South Africa.

Autopedigree used vehicles

If you're going on a long trip you may want to purchase a vehicle! Check whether these vehicles are still available at Autopedigree used vehicles :

Gauteng, Centurion

Audi A4 1.8T Attraction Multitronic


R239 995

Western Cape, Parow

Ford Figo 1.4 Ambiente


R104 995

KwaZulu-Natal, Port Shepstone

Nissan Hardbody NP300 2.4i HiRider 4x4 P/U D/C Canopy


R179 995

Budget rent a car at Johannesburg Airport



Centrally placed, the Hilton Windhoek is the best rated hotel in Windhoek - it's close to the main shopping street, with souvenir shops & museums. Spend time in the pool on the roof - both to catch a few rays as well as to take in the views of the city (can get crowded). There is no seperation between the room and the bathroom (the toilet is seperate), so don't invite work colleagues to share with you (unless you are very friendly!). The 7th floor rooms are best, as they have great views, but you don't hear the noise from the music on the 9th floor roof top bar. Something to consider for your next flight to Windhoek.

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.

Cape Town is extending the times of the MyCiTi bus during the festive season. Buses will run an hour later on public holidays, Saturdays & Sundays from 1 December. On 31 December there will be a special after-midnight bus service.

A proud moment for Capetonians, as Table Mountain officially becomes one of the 7 Wonders of the Worls.

The Malawi government has placed its flag carrier, Air Malawi, under liquidation. A new company has been created, called Air Malawi (2012), which will pick an investor to help recapitalise. Eleven companies have expressed interest, including Comair.

Alan Winde, the Western Cape Tourism MEC, has unveiled the Province's summer campaign - "Adventurously Yours, Naturally Ours": " “The Western Cape has many must-see natural wonders and exhilarating adventure activities that cater for all ages. These include abseiling Table Mountain, ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn, Africa’s longest zip-slide in Ceres, kloofing in the Nuy River Gorge and paragliding in Porterville (which will host the World Paragliding Championships in April next year). I would like to urge all tourists to visit our province and embrace their inner adrenalin junkie or love for the outdoors."

The Purple shall rule! Anders arrived in Lüderitz and took some wonderful photos: "The first impression of the town was almost that of a ghost town...although the first impression of Lüderitz is a bit sad…there is still some charm." Here's a clickie he took of the station at Guano Bay, where guano used to be collected & exported to Europe.

Guano Station in Luderitz
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The Bottom Line: Newland International Properties, the promoter and developer of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower (“Trump Ocean Club”) in Panama City, have entered into an agreement with Sun International. Should Sun International`s licence application be approved, Sun International will pay US$45.5m for the casino, the Penthouse level, certain apartments and the rights that the building has to apply for a casino licence. It will then fit out the casino and facilities at a cost of some US$60m.

Situated in the affluent Punta Pacifica area, the Trump Ocean is a 70 floor sail shaped building. Sun International plans to fit out and equip the casino with some 32 tables and 600 slots.