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Cruise news: Book a 6 night or more Royal Caribbean cruise in April, for departure in May, and choose the onboard credit option to receive $150 in spending credits ($250 if your cruise is 10 days or more).

Voyager members who book & complete their car rental with Europcar at SAA before 31 May 2013 could win a new Kia Picanto.*

Book a Europcar with SAA & you could win

Kia Picanto

*Terms and Conditions:

1. The customer must book car rental with Europcar on www.flysaa.com between 1 April and 31 May 2013. The rental must take place within this period too.
2. Members are automatically entered to win the grand prize a 2013 Kia Picanto base model.
3. Payment for the rental must be made by credit card
4. Standard rental terms and conditions apply, and can be accessed on www.europcar.co.za
5. This promotion is open to all South African residents over the age of 18, except employees of Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, SAA, Kia and associated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate family members or anyone professionally connected to the promotion.
6. There will be one automatic entry per reservation number.
7. Entrants must be South African residents aged 18 or over and hold a valid driving licence.
8. To be eligible for the prize, one must book a car with Europcar on www.flysaa.com (and travel) between 1 April and 31 May 2013. The entry is therefore automatic.
9. No responsibility is accepted for lost, delayed or incomplete entries.
10. If an entrant that is part of a larger group, i.e. a business that passenger and driver is the winner of the prize, the person that the car is booked under wins the prize. The organisers do not take responsibility for business / group protocol outside of the competition.
11. The prize consists of one 2012 Kia Picanto 1.0L manual, delivery to the nearest Kia dealership.
12. Whilst every effort will be made to provide the winner’s colour of choice, this cannot be guaranteed.
13. Prize does not include insurance. The winner must arrange insurance before the car can be handed over.
14. The winner will be the first entry drawn on Friday 14 June 2013 from all valid entries. The draw will take place under the supervision of external auditors.
15. The winner will be notified in telephonically and in writing within 7 days from the above date.
16. The prize is not transferable and cannot be substituted for cash or an alternative model/specification or any other alternative in whole or in part.
17. The decision of the promoters in all matters shall be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
18. If the winner is deemed unreachable for 5 days, a new winner will then be randomly drawn.
19. Prizes are not transferable for cash and cannot be returned for cash.
20. Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, have the right to change or terminate the competition at their discretion.
21. In the event the prizes are not available, Europcar, a Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value.
22. Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, is not responsible for receipt of incomplete, damaged, illegal or incomprehensible entries. All such entries shall be invalid.
23. Participation in the promotion constitutes acceptance of the promotion rules and entrants agree to abide by the rules.
24. The judge's decision is final and no further negotiations will be entered into.
25. Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd, their promoters, agents and distributors nor any of its associated or subsidiary companies, directors, officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential, or otherwise arising from any cause whatsoever, which may be suffered by the entrants participating in the promotion.
26. The promoter is Europcar, Division of Imperial Group (Pty) Ltd.
27. Europcar reserves the right to photograph the handover of the prize, to be used for publicity.

Car Hire Prices

Here are some recent prices for vehicle hire. Note that prices and availability may have changed.

Richards Bay car hire

I need a vehicle with unlimited mileage from Richards Bay from the 26th to the 29th of September 2013. What would the price be?

A Hyundai H1 or similar was R783 when I checked. Book at Drive South Africa.

Cape Town Airport vehicle rental

Please give me a quote for a car with air conditioning from Cape Town Airport for 4 days from the 8th to the 13th of September 2013.

A Kia Picanto or similar was R1 285 with Car Trawler.

I would like the cheapest car with aircon from the 2nd to the 7th of May 2013.

How about a Citroen C1 or similar at R1 116? See Car Trawler.

How much would it be for a car with aircon from Cape Town Airport - 21st to 25th of April 2013?

Car Trawler offered a Hyundai i10 or similar for R301.

East London Airport vehicle hire

I need a 5 seater vehicle from East London Airport from the 25th to 30th of April.

A Chevrolet Orlando or similar would be R 4 040 for the 5 days rental. See Drive South Africa.

Durban Airport vehicle hire

How much would it cost for a vehicle with aircon for 2 people from Durban Airport - 27th to 31st of August 2013?

How about a Kia Picanto or similar for R773 for the period? See Car Trawler.

Port Elizabeth Airport car rental

I would like a vehicle for 7 people from the 14th to 17th of June 2013.

The cheapest I found was R3 057 for a Hyundai H1 or similar. See Europcar.

I need an SUV for a trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Pick up 30 April, drop off 5th May.

How about a Toyota Avanza or similar at R1895 for the period? See Car Trawler.

Johannesburg Lanseria vehicle rental

I would like to rent the cheapest vehicle with at least 200 km per day from Lanseria to Polokwane for one day on the 13th of June 2013.

You can expect to pay R232 for a Chevy Spark or similar. See Drive South Africa.

Autopedigree used vehicles

Sometimes it works out cheaper to buy than to rent. Check whether these vehicles are still available at Autopedigree used vehicles :

Gauteng, Alberton

BMW 320i A/T


R214 800

Western Cape, Worcester

Nissan Tiida 1.6 Visia+ 5DR


R119 995

KwaZulu-Natal, Vryheid

Toyota Corolla 1.3 Professional


R134 200


Construction has begun on the Nkanya Lodge on the Wild Coast (Eliotdale), which will be 100% powered by renewables (solar & wind).

Sugar man, won't you hurry, 'Cos I'm tired of these scenes, For a blue coin won't you bring back
All those colors to my dreams

South Africans are more cogniscant about colour than other countries, so it's great to see that Mango & Kulula have been voted as 2 of the top 20 most colourful airlines in the world by Skift (as well as fastjet, who are trying to buy 1time).

The rest of the top 20 most colourful airlines are Siberia Airlines, Air Jamaica, Air Tahiti Nui, Bangkok Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Edelweiss Airlines (which flies to Cape Town), Caribbean Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Korean Air (which threatens to start Johannesburg - Seoul flights), Southwest, Hawaiian Airlines, Wizzair, Nok Air, Royal Jordania Airlines, Tiara Air Aruba, Tuifly and Vietnam Airlines.

Qatar Airways is going to fit its next generation of Airbus A350s and A380s with OnAir internet & cellphone connections.

From 1 June 2013 Air Namibia is cancelling its Windhoek to Gaborone flights.

Changes to options for flying to Mauritius: Air Mauritius is cutting out the night flights on the Johannesburg to Mauritius route, and commencing Friday & Sunday Durban to Mauritius flights from the 5th July 2013.

Hertz has appointed Holiday Holdings to increase its car rentals from southern Africa to its worldwide destinations.

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