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SouthAfrica.TO survey
18 April 2008 flights
surveyed on 22 Mar 2008

It's a crazy world we live in. Easter on the 23rd March (with the exception of the Greeks of course), Paris Hilton in Johannesburg, Good Friday on Human rights day and British Airways are offering cheaper flights than Mango Airlines. In fact, British Airways are offering cheaper flights than 1time, Kulula, Nationwide and SAA as well - so you get the best of the best, with full service and the cheapest flights.

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Bus trips from Johannesburg to Cape Town

British Airways

550

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1020

Kulula Airline

664

City to City bus

310

Mango Airline

563

Greyhound bus

420

Nationwide Airlines

877

Intercape bus

330

1time Airline

719

SA Roadlink bus

399

South African Airways

1606

Translux bus

400

British Airways flight BA6435 is the cheapest flight in our survey (R550), it is scheduled to leave Johannesburg at 2000 on the 18th April 2008, and arrive in Cape Town at 2210.

City to City oust SA Roadlink

In another turn-up for the books, a City to City bus ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town is cheaper than SA Roadlink (who have slid to third place behind Intercape). In the three surveys we've carried out of bus trips from Johannesburg to Cape Town, City to City have been cheapest twice.

City to City bus

Hotel prices in Cape Town

Not much change in prices since last time we surveyed Cape Town hotel prices. Notably, Sun International's "The Table Bay" at Cape Town's Waterfront dropped their prices for a room by more than R1000 - it's now only R4775 for a night at this illustrious hotel (and for that price you get a luxury twin room, a large walk-in shower and a bathroom With marble topped vanity). Hotel prices were checked for one person for the night of the 18th April 2008.

Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Courtyard Cape Town

City Lodge V&A Waterfront

Town Lodge Bellville

Road Lodge Cape Town Airport

Southern Sun V&A Waterfront

StayEasy Century City

Holiday Inn Garden Court De Waal

Sun International The Table Bay (Waterfront)

1025

855

831

532

355

no rooms

575

730

4775

Car rentals in Cape Town

Tempest Car Hire remains the cheapest car rental option in Cape Town.

Rental period

Europcar rentals

Avis car hire

Hertz car rental

Imperial car rental (now Europcar)

National Car

Tempest car hire

Thrifty car rental

18 Apr 2008
20 Apr 2008

513

330

333

529

332

326

386

Air Traffic Control Tower at Johannesburg Airport

A photo of the Air Traffic Control Tower at Johannesburg Airport (O.R. Tambo International Airport). The photo was taken in January 2008, whilst taking off in a northerly direction.

Air Traffic Control Tower at Johannesburg Airport (O.R. Tambo)

sign from the apartheid eraAli Hassan visits Cape Town

Ali Hassan visited Cape Town (link to blog post removed, as it broke) and took a load of photographs to share with us. He visited museums, Cape Point ("one of the coolest things I've done in a long time"), the penguin colony at Simonstown and Kirstenbosch gardens. Ali says that in Cape Town "you always feel like you have to look over your shoulder".

SAA Voyager credit card (gold)SAA Voyager credit card

We decided to do a little write up on the plastic which Nedbank is producing for SAA. Here's a write-up on the SAA Voyager credit card, whereby you can earn Voyager miles by spending rands.

International flying news

The slum known as Dublin airport

A Life in Full Flight
"The Taoiseach has dithered for three years on providing a second terminal at Dublin airport. As a result, Dublin airport today is not just a slum; it is a testament to the failure of Bertie Ahern to keep his own election promises...Another terminal provided by the people who brought us the Black Hole of Calcutta is not competition, it's still the Black Hole of Calcutta. The government has been forced to open up telecos, electricity and other sectors to competition and airports shouldn't be any different. This is anti-competitive and anti-consumer. " Michael O'Leary's (the main konyn at Ryanair flights) reaction to the Irish government awarding the tender for a new terminal to the state-owned Dublin Airport Authority, as quoted in the his biography: "A Life in Full Flight: The story of the man who made Ryanair take off".

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