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Farewell Nationwide

30 May 2008 flights
surveyed on 3 May 2008

With the dust starting to settle around Nationwide's liquidation, the hard questions need to be asked - were Nationwide aware that they were insolvent at the same time as selling airline tickets? On happier news, Mango airlines are offering the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town (flight JE169 scheduled to leave Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 1735 and arrive at Cape Town Airport at 1950):

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

British Airways

790

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1020

Kulula from OR Tambo

714

City to City coach

360

Kulula from Lanseria

706

Greyhound coach

440

Mango Airline

698

Intercape coach

330

1time Airline

719

SA Roadlink coach

399

South African Airways

1196

Translux coach

450

Flights surveyed are scheduled to leave Johannsburg Airport between 1819 and 2036 on the 30th May 2008.

Go Intercape go

For the first time in our surveys, the Intercape coach is cheapest, charging R330 for a coach trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Your options with the Intercape coach are as follows:

From/To
Depart
Arrive
Full Flexi
Flexi
Saver
Notes

Johannesburg To Cape Town
Route: Sleepliner PTA - CPT

Thu 29 May 2008
18:30pm ZA

Fri 30 May 2008
14:00pm ZA

480

390

330

Direct Route

Johannesburg To Cape Town
Route: Sleepliner PTA - CPT

Fri 30 May 2008
18:30pm ZA

Sat 31 May 2008
14:00pm ZA

480

390

330

Direct Route

Johannesburg To Cape Town
Route: Sleepliner PTA - CPT

Sat 31 May 2008
18:30pm ZA

Sun 01 Jun 2008
14:00pm ZA

480

390

330

Direct Route

Johannesburg To Cape Town
Route: Sleepliner PTA - CPT

Sun 01 Jun 2008
18:30pm ZA

Mon 02 Jun 2008
14:00pm ZA

480

390

330

Direct Route

These coach trips depart from the Intercape Office in Johannesburg (Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station) and arrive at the Intercape Office in Cape Town (Railway Station / Tourist Information).

Inflation in action

We've seen the oil price climbing this year and this has naturally had some knock-on effects on the prices of coach trips. The cheapest coach trip has increased as follows in the last four surveys of coach trips from Johannesburg to Cape Town:

date surveyed

29 Dec 2007

9 Feb 2008

22 Mar 2008

3 May 2008

cheapest coach trip

R290

R299

R310

R330

cheapest coach company

City to City

SA Roadlink

City to City

Intercape

Static car rental prices in Cape Town

Once your flight lands at Cape Town International Airport, you may want to hire a car. The car rental prices are exactly the same as they were last time we surveyed them in Cape Town, with Tempest car hire cheapest for the 12th survey in a row!

Rental period

Europcar rentals

Avis car hire

Hertz car rental

Imperial car rental (now Europcar)

First Car Rental

Tempest car hire

Thrifty car rental

30 May 2008
1 Jun 2008

513

343

409

479

332

326

386

Hotel accommodation in Cape Town

 

Protea Hotel Break-water Lodge

Court-yard
Cape Town

City LodgeV&A Water-front

Town Lodge Bellville

Road Lodge Cape Town Airport

Southern Sun V&A Waterfront

StayEasy Century City

Garden Court De Waal

Sun Int
The Table Bay Waterfront

30 May 2008

760

855

831

532

355

960

535

594

3600

The cheapest hotel surveyed remains the Road Lodge. Hotel prices are pretty much the same as last time surveyed, with a small increase in the prices of the Protea Hotel and the Southern Sun at the V&A Waterfront.

abseiling down Table MountainSwede in Cape Town

Wahlen visted Cape Town, and not only went abseiling down Table Mountain but also went to Gansbaai to eyeball South Africa's Great Whites (and I'm not talking about the relics from the apartheid era!). He's got a good heart too, he visited District Six and handed out some boxes of clothing to the poor.

SAA Airbus in Cape Town

An SAA Airbus is parked at the international terminal of Cape Town International Airport. Note the crane above the Airbus and terminal, signifying the construction going on at Cape Town Airport. The photo was taken in January 2008.

SAA Airbus at Cape Town Airport (South Africa)

International flying news

Ryanair on airlines' carbon emissions

A Life in Full Flight"It's just politicians pandering to the latest fashion. Gordon Brown wants us all to believe that he spends his days mulching his compost with his children, David Cameron's gone Dutch with his windmills. Neither of them really means it. They know that changing a lightbulb isn't going to make any difference but a picture of them changing a lightbulb will be a nice, cosy image. But the point is you can't change the world by putting on a pair of dungarees or sandals. You need to look at the real culprits and begin negotiations with them." Michael O'Leary (the man who makes Ryanair flights happen) arguing that the real battle carbon emission had to be fought with the Russians, Indians and Chinese, as quoted in his biography: "A Life in Full Flight: The story of the man who made Ryanair take off".

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