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Check out these new choices of vehicles in First Car Rental's fleet. The new vehicles below are available for rentals from OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International airports.

Cruise news: "I and my sisters had a once in a lifetime experience (on the MSC Opera). We were assisted by Victor Bunjira and we want you to be proud of such an employee. The service was amazing. He would diligently and promptly respond to our  queries without fail until we received our tickets. We appreciate this attitude and believe that you trained your staff very professionally."

First Car Rental's new vehicle models

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Ford Focus 1.6 sedan/hatchback

Ford Focus

This manual transmission vehicle comes equipped with aircon, power steering, ABS, dual airbags and radio/cd player.

2013 Nissan Qashqai

The spacious SUV will suit families as it has ample space for 5 people with 4 pieces of luggage. Aircon, power steering, ABS and dual airbags.

2013 Isuzu KB72 Double Cab


This diesel bakkie will be the perfect rental vehicle for those needing some space to transport baggage, while still offering space for your passengers. The bakkie comes with a canopy and a towbar.

2013 BMW 320i F30 twin turbo


This luxury vehicle has automatic transmission and twin turbo.


Hire the Poplar Grove farmhouse in KwaZulu-Natal midlands from R1140* for 2 nights for 6 adults. T&Cs apply.

London flight prices
Planning a trip to the big smoke? Their summer, which is arguably non-existent, is also the busiest tourism season. Skip the crowds by heading out before summer blooms. March can be just as cheerful, albeit slightly cooler. Not only will you save on accommodation and flights, but fewer tourists mean less lines and more time spent doing what you actually planned to. Think Madame Tussauds, Tower of London, Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square all in one day! Just be sure to take your umbrella along for the journey.

flight path from London to Johannesburg

Cheap JNB-London from R7,868*
(Kenyan Airways- depart 1 Mar, return 8 Mar2017)

Cheap CPT-London Heathrow from R7,274*
(Ethiopian Airlines- depart 6 Mar, return 13 Mar2017)

Cheap DUR-London from R7,516*
(Ethiopian Airlines- depart 7 Mar, return 14 Mar 2017)

Direct JNB-LON from R9,750*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 8 Mar, return 15 Mar2017)

Direct CPT-LON from R11,100*
(British Airlines- depart 13 Mar, return 20 Mar 2017)

Premium Econ. JNB-LON from R19,392*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 8 Mar, return 15 Mar 2017)

B. Class JNB-LON from R20,884*
(Egypt Air- depart 10 Mar, return 17 Mar 2017)

B. Class CPT-LON from R28,402*
(Ethiopian Airlines- leave 17 Mar, return 24 Mar 2017)

1-way JNB-LON from R4,246*
(Etihad Airlines- 22 Mar 2017)

*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.

South Africans no longer have to get a visa for their trips to Réunion, so long as it's for less than ninety days.

Fastjet, who want to purchase the remains of 1time airline, are expanding their service in Tanzania on the 18th March 2013, to start flying tp Kilimanjaro from Zanzibar & Mwanza.

Interesting development in the UK, that Virgin Atlantic is starting operating domestic flights under the sub-brand "Little Red". For example, from 31 March 2013 there are Little Red Manchester to London flights.

The Purple shall rule! This photo by Candice of the beach at Cape St Francis captures the mood of peace & being able to relax and stare into nothingness. Never mind the fire damage, the beach is still idyllic.

Cape St Francis

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The Bottom Line: "Bidvest Travel and Aviation put in a very pleasing performance. Revenue rose 6,5% to R1,1 billion (2011: R1billion). Trading profit moved 27,1% higher to R186,7 million (2011: R146,8 million). Travel businesses generally exceeded expectation, despite margin pressure and tough trading conditions. Budget Car and Van Rental grew market share and rental days, but rental duration and fleet utilisation fell. Bidair performed ahead of expectation. Revenue at Bidair Services was impacted by the loss of a significant airline contract. Double-digit growth in passenger numbers was achieved at Bidvest Lounges. Bidair Cargo performed well, growing domestic and cross-border volumes." Extract from Bidvest interim results to 31 December 2012