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Emirates are offering 20% off selected flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and the Maldives for those who are quick off the mark and book by the 27th February 2013.

Cruise news: The best new season cruises are already selling out! There are no more balcony or outside 4-sleeper cabins left on OP13, the MSC Opera Christmas cruise from Durban to Mauritius.

Emirates Asian specials

Book with Emirates by the 27th February and complete your flights before the 18th June 2013:

  • Johannesburg to Bangkok

  • Johannesburg to Hong Kong

  • Johannesburg to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Johannesburg to Maldives

  • Durban to Bangkok

  • Durban to Hong Kong

  • Durban to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Durban to Maldives

  • Cape Town to Bangkok

  • Cape Town to Hong Kong

  • Cape Town to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Cape Town to Maldives

Terms & Conditions apply: 

  • Booking period is between 25th and 27th February 2013.

  • Travel until 18 June 2013.

  • 20% off on Business Class or Economy Class fares from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

  • For any changes, fare rules apply

  • Airfares quoted are inclusive of taxes and fuel surcharge. 

  • Fares may differ due to currency fluctuations and/or government tax regulations as per journey booked.


News from up north: All rooms at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge are being refurbished this year.

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.

Unbelievable that not a single South African or Mozambican beach makes Tripadvisor's top 25 list of beaches in the world.

1. Rabbit Beach, Sicily - Italy

2. Grace Bay, Providenciales - Turks and Caicos

3. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland - Australia

4. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha - Brazil

5. Flamenco Beach (Playa Flamenco), Culebra - Puerto Rico

6. Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo - Spain

7. Lopes Mendes Beach, Ilha Grande - Brazil

8. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Southampton Parish - Bermuda

9. Eagle Beach - Aruba

10. Rhossili Bay, Rhossili, Swansea - Wales, UK

11. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo, Cuba

12. Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

13. Chesterman Beach, Tofino, British Columbia

14. Playa del Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

15. Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii

16. Siesta Key Public Beach, Sarasota, Florida

17. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

18. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola, Florida

19. Turqoise Bay Exmouth, Exmouth, Australia

20. Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, Florida

21. Akumal Beach, Akumal, Mexico

22. The Baths, Virgin Gorda

23. Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman

24. White Beach, Boracay, Phillipines

25. Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, United Kingdom

There are 2 scratch patches in Cape Town - one at the V&A Waterfront & one at Dido Valley near Simonstown, where kids can scratch around for their favourite gemstones (adults can go too, but it's not as much fun for most of them).

Mango Airlines offers the cheapest Cape Town to Johannesburg flights for Ramfest...but if you're willing to rough it, Shosholoza Meyl economy class was only R340 one-way.

Two weeks ago we brought you the downhill skater spoofing the traffic camera - today we have naked runner spoofing the downhill the aid of saving the rhinos!

Blu Crane Air is a new airline which plans to operate flights between Port Elizabeth & East London.

The Purple shall rule! Congratulations to Dawn Wellenkamp on winning a cruise voucher for correctly identifying Peak Formosa on our Facebook page.

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The Bottom Line: Air Namibia fleet consists of 3 Airbus A319-100s, 2 Airbus A340-300s (used for flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek), 2 Boeing 737-500s and 4 Embraer ERJ-135 jets.