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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
December in London is magical, but it is also crowded and expensive with the challenge of finding available flights nevermind at affordable prices. Don't even get us started on the possibility of being snowed in or worse (fog)! Why not pay the Big Smoke a visit during its quiet season? January and February aren't any less magical, with a much better chance of snow and the joyous prospect of smaller crowds. Just pack your woolies, hats, scarves and warmest coats lest you should freeze!

flight path from London to Johannesburg

Cheap JNB-London from R7,503*
(Ethiopian Airlines - depart 23 Jan, return 30 Jan 2017)

Cheap CPT-London Heathrow from R7,663*
(Ethiopian Airlines- depart 23 Jan, return 30 Jan 2017)

Cheap DUR-London from R7,523*
(Ethiopian Airlines- depart 14 Feb, return 21 Feb 2017)

Direct JNB-LON from R9,647*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 20 Feb, return 27 Feb 2017)

Direct CPT-LON from R12,537*
(British Airlines- depart 15 Feb, return 22 Feb 2017)

Premium Econ. JNB-LON from R17,137*
(Virgin Atlantic- depart 15 Feb, return 22 Feb 2017)

B. Class JNB-LON from R19,117*
(Egypt Air- depart 17 Feb, return 24 Feb 2017)

B. Class CPT-LON from R27,909*
(Ethiopian Airlines- leave 13 Feb, return 20 Feb 2017)

1-way JNB-LON from R4,009*
(Ethiopian Airlines- 17 Feb 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