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Spoil your family. Book an Easter school holiday Med + Black Sea cruise for your family on the MSC Lirica (click through link and fill in the booking form).

Cruise news: Footage of the MSC Lirica cruising into Port Yalta in the Ukraine. A Black Sea cruise is one for the bucket list.

Easter Med Cruise on the Lirica

Cruising the Med & Black Sea is many people's dream holiday. With the early booking discount on offer for the MSC Lirica, offering the perfect opportunity to take the kids and get away for Easter, (which conveniently falls into the school holidays in 2013). The itinerary includes the idyllic Sorrento in Italy and history-rich Istanbul (Turkey). Spend 11 nights cruising from one fabulous destination to the next, without having to unpack and re-pack 11 times!

We are pleased to offer you the following rate for 2 adults and 2 children sharing one cabin:

Departs Returns Itinerary Priced from:

25 March 2013

5 April 2013

Genoa (Italy), Civitavecchia/Rome (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Yalta (Ukraine), Odessa (Ukraine), Piraeus/Athens (Greece), Sorrento (Italy),Genoa


If this itinerary or date doesn't appeal to you, please feel free to get in touch with us on as we have many other options available for international cruises.

*The price quoted above is for a family of 2 adults and 2 children in one cabin and already includes port charges, all meals and accommodation. A service fee of 7 Euros per person per night is payable on board the ship. Insurance is not included and neither are flights. Prices are subject to availability of cabin category and change. (E&OE.) Please note that specials can be retracted at any time without prior notice.  Prices only guaranteed once a booking has been made and terms and conditions pertaining to the booking are met.


MSC Lirica


The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus from R1270 per 6 sleeper unit per night.

London flight prices
Experience London at its finest, when the parks are in bloom and the air cool. Spring is the perfect time to experience the city before the summer crowds arrive. Enjoy the gentle sun as you stroll through the city's big parks and duck into stylish shops when the rain comes pouring down. Its not only the weather that makes spring so attractive, flight prices are also fairly affordable throughout the months of April and May. Travellers planning a shopping spree should look carefully before booking though, as so many airlines are now excluding checked luggage.

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.


Congratulations to Mango Airlines on their first flight to Ibhayi yesterday!

Wondering how you're going to entertain your little monsters during the holidays? In Cape Town take children to the Green Point Common - lots of lawn to run on, jungle gyms, slides and shade.

The Purple shall rule! “Our tax envelope is shrinking and our government has to do more with less. Wesgro already has the responsibility of marketing the Western Cape as tourism, investment and trade destination, adding the marketing of the Western Cape’s entire film industry to the portfolio will mean that we have a streamlined and co-ordinated marketing strategy with which to approach local and international markets. Wesgro has already started implementing plans to ensure that in the 2012/13 financial year, film trade and investment to the value of at least R1 billion will be leveraged.” Mr Alan Winde, Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in the Western Cape.

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The Bottom Line: Fastjet, which we mentioned yesterday is in talks to purchase what's left of 1time airline, is also in talks with Emirates over a possible partnership - these guys are moving fast!