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Cruise news: If you see cruise prices lower than ours it means that they exclude port charges, insurance and service fees. Our cruise prices include these charges - always have, always will.

Fancy a cruise from Cape Town to !Nami≠Nüs from R11,978* for 2 adults sharing? Book your cruise by navigating to cruises from Cape Town.

Cruise Cape Town to !Nami≠Nüs

Please don't think of jumping ship when you hear that your MSC Sinfonia cruise is headed for !Nami≠Nüs. This is just the new name for Luderitz (since 8 August 2013). If you think you can pronounce that word or simply want to cruise there, give us a call on 021-531-7453 or email cruises@southafrica.to




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Outside Cabin


10-15 Mar 2014

Cape Town, Walvis Bay, !Nami≠Nüs (Luderitz), Cape Town




Popular Cruises

If you are considering going for a cruise, but are not too sure which one to choose, here are what most folks have booked over the past week. December and March cruises are proving to still be the most popular cruises and cabins are flying. If you are considering booking for these times, particularly December, then make sure to get your quote and booking as soon as possible, as these cruises are filling up rapidly. Complete the form on the MSC Opera or MSC Sinfonia page to get your pricing.




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Outside Cabin


04-07 Dec 2013

Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban




03-07 Mar 2014

Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban




17 Mar-05 Apr 2014

Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Dakar, Las Palmas, Casablanca, Palma de Mallorca, Ajaccio, Civitavecchia, Genoa (Italy)




24-28 Mar 2014

Durban, Portuguese Island, Inhambane, Durban




31 Mar-04 Apr 2014

Durban, Maputo, Portuguese Island, Durban



*The prices above are for 2 adults sharing a cabin and include insurance, port fees, service fees, meals, accommodation and entertainment. Prices only guaranteed once a booking has been made and terms and conditions pertaining to the booking are met.  Prices are subject to availability of cabin category and change. Specials can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. (E&OE.)

views of Table Mountain as the Rhapsody cruises into Table Bay harbour




The weather around Hong Kong is improving as Tropical Storm Utors moves on; but there's still gusting winds & it is possible for there to be delays & diversions for individual flights. When this went to print today's Cathay Pacific flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong was expected to take off from OR Tambo on schedule, but obviously one should monitor the flight status during the day.

Interesting writeup on "How I got a free upgrade to 1st Class" - was an Emirates flight, and the main things were (1) being an Emirates Gold Card Holder, arriving early at check-in, being polite, and not asking for the upgrade!

Business Day reports that 1time Holdings (the listed company which owns 1time airlines), is about to be bought by Pak Africa Aviation for R15m.

Cape Town's Clifton Beach has been featured in USA Today's Top 12 City Beaches in the World. The others are Blijburg aan Zee (Amsterdam), Al Mamzar Beach Park (Dubai), Montrose Beach (Chicago), Shek O Beach (Hong Kong), Playa Pocitos (Montevideo), Juhu Beach (Mumbai), Rockaway Beach (New York), Ocean Beach (San Francisco), Langholmen Beach (Stockholm), Kitsilano Beach (Vanvouver) and Gordon Beach (Tel Aviv).

Lufthansa flight specials on business class to Madrid, Munich & Paris.

India's Spicejet Airline offers passengers the option of paying extra to secure an empty seat next to them, calling it the "Empty Seat Option".

Email us a write-up of your trip & we'll give you a travel voucher (write more & share pictures for bigger vouchers):
Kulula Cape Town to OR Tambo review: On 6 August 2013, my 17 month old grandson, Carlyle and I flew from Cape Town International at 19h10 to OR Tambo to visit my sister for Eid Mubarak. What an amazing experience from the time we hopped onto the airport bus until we arrived in Johannesburg. A friendly Kulula staff member assisted us with getting my grandson and his stroller onto the bus as I was unable to do it alone. They greeted us with such warm and welcoming smiles at the plane, then folded the stroller and ensured us that it would be waiting and ready for me when we exit the plane at OR Tambo – and it was. We were given a window seat which made me very happy as my grandson could enjoy his first flight experience observing everything he could see through the window – such as the airplanes and traffic at the airport as well as the city lights below as we left Cape Town and arrived in Johannesburg. A kind air hostess approached me and asked if it was my first flight with a toddler. When I said it was it is, she proceeded in explaining to me personally what the safety precautions/regulations are with regard to toddlers. I was so surprised and thankful as I am very pedantic when it comes to any matter of safety, especially that of my grandson. I was impressed. My grandson also enjoyed paging through the in plane booklet. Because of Kulula, my grandson had a wonderful first flight experience. We had a good flight and I am very appreciative of the assistance I received from the Kulula attendants. 

Kulula's Europcar branded planes
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It's financial reporting season:

Cathay Pacific
has released its 2013 interim results to 30 June 2013. Turnover is marginally down, but they've managed to switch from a HK$929m loss to a HK$24m profit. The airline cites an improvement in the passenger business being offset by weak demand for air cargo & the high price of jet fuel. Its introduction of a premier economy class in 2012 has improved yields. Cathay Pacific continue to invest in new planes, having taken delivery during the 6 months of 2 A330-300s, 3 B777-300ERs & a B747-8F. The airline also retired 4 B747-400s.

Thai Airways released their financials for the quarter ending 30 June 2013. They highlight tougher competition from middle-eastern carriers, lower demand for air cargo (as a result of weakness in the EU economy) and a stable fuel price as being key factors. Thai Airways are on track for their plan to retire 16 planes in 2013 and add 17 new planes (including three A380-800s). Although Thai Airways increased its revenue by 2%, they still ran a loss of THB5bn.