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On the 15th November 2013, Air Mauritius are doing a big update of airfares, so you may want to book before then.

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Cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island in luxury on the MSC Sinfonia.
Departs 4 December 2013 -3 night cruise.
Save from R1,299 pps| Discount 27%

Departing 25 Nov 2013 - 4 nights
Cruise to Maputo and Portuguese Island at reduced prices on the MSC Opera. Departs Durban.
Discount - 40% | Save R1,999 pps.
Family Holiday Getaway
Get a Chev Aveo Sedan
5 people, 4x baggage
23 Dec 2013- 3 Jan 2014
11 days Pickup from Cape Town
MSC Sinfonia
Sunset at the beach

R4,440* pps - Inside Cabin
R4,880* pps - Outside Cabin
R5,540* pps - Balcony Suite

R3,830* pps - Inside Cabin
R4,650* pps - Outside Cabin
R5,700* pps - Balcony Cabin


*Subject to change. Limited availability. Price includes taxes, port charges, service fees and insurance.

*Subject to change. Limited availability. Price includes taxes, port charges, service fees and insurance.

*Subject to change. Limited availability

Book a flight nowMango Madness Limited Sale

Usually the Mango Sales start at 9am, but this time it starts at 9pm on the 5th November 2013, and runs until 4pm on the 6th of November 2013. The special is for selected flights up to the 30th November 2013 (this contrasts with the Kulula flight sale, where they ran the specials in the new year).

Also interesting is that usually the flight specials are called Mango Happy Days Sales, but this time we see it's branded a Mango Madness Limited Sale. According to our records, the last time it was called a "Mango Madness" sale, was on the 12th Oct 2012, when there was a 5 hour sale.

Mango Airlines plane parked at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg

The Best 1-way Fares in the Sale

*Note that this isn't an offer by South Africa Travel Online, just the passing on of information. Fares may have changed from those listed below. Navigate to Mango to check current airfares and what is available on your date of travel.

  • OR Tambo to Durban from R595* 1-way

  • Cape Town to Durban from R849* 1-way

  • Durban to Cape Town from R799* 1-way

  • Bloemfontein to Cape Town from R799* 1-way

  • Lanseria to Cape Town from R699* 1-way

  • Cape Town to Lanseria from R799* 1-way

  • OR Tambo to PE from R899* 1-way

  • Cape Town to PE from R899* 1-way

  • OR Tambo to George from R729* 1-way (this is the flight route which launches on 18 November)

  • OR Tambo to Cape Town from R945* 1-way

Ts&Cs : Seat prices for Mango flights are available on a first come first served basis, so prices may not be available for your dates anymore. No group bookings. Refunds on promotional fares must be requested in writing to Subject to Mango’s Terms and Conditions. Special events, long weekends (Fridays and return Sundays) and peak flights are excluded.

The Purple Shall Rule!

I had not spoken to my friend for a while and thought we would be able to meet up in Bali but he had delayed his flight back home. I was alone in Bali and just by chance I met up with a childhood friend in the most random bar in Bali. This was a cause for celebration so we had a wild party that night. I woke up the next morning with a huge hangover, my flight home was the next evening but I realized my pouch (which had my passport, US dollars and a few other documents) in my bag had been stolen out of the hotel room. This was the biggest disaster of my life. I was in the middle of a random island with no passport and the South African embassy was in Jakarta, a completely different Island. I was also running short with money as I had budgeted to leave the next evening but my reserve Dollars had been stolen with my passport. After spending a painful week to get to Jakarta and apply for a temporary passport I was finally able to leave Jakarta and get to Singapore. This would have been an impossible job if Singapore Airlines hadn't been so helpful and sympathetic during these times. (Navigate to Singapore Airlines flight from Bali to read more about Sekh-Fei's adventure)

Written by Sekh-Fei

sunset in Bali

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The bottom line: SAA is considering cancelling its Johannesburg to Buenos Aires flight route.

Here are 10 hotels in 10 countries to which South Africans can travel visa-free:





Hilton Barbados

Silver Point Villa Hotel

Ocean Two Resort


Rio de Janeiro

Golden Tulip Continental

Sao Paulo

Grand Hyatt

Sao Paulo



Sheraton Fiji Resort

Club Fiji Resort

Wellesley Resort


Intercontinental Resort


Le Suffren Hotel & Marina

New Zealand




Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland



Republic of Ireland


Cassidy's Hotel


The Croke Park Hotel


Ashling Hotel


Marina Bay Sands

Swissotel The Stamford

Novotel Clarke Quay

South Korea




Best Western Premier Gangnam Hotel




Phuket Island

Banthai Beach Resort

Koh Samui

Nora Beach Resort & Spa


Swissotel Nai Lert Park



Swissotel The Bosphorus


Grand Ons Hotel


Best Western Plus The President

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Karen, Rob & the rest of the SouthAfrica.TO team