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27 Jun 2008 flights
surveyed on 31 May 2007

Cape Town & Durban school holidays

Time to finalise those travel plans for the Cape Town & Durban school holidays, as flight prices are already high and are climbing! If you want to keep at the coast (and away from the xenophobia in Gauteng), Mango Airlines is currently offering the cheapest flight from Durban to Cape Town (if you can call a one-way flight costing over R1000 cheap).

Flights from Durban to Cape Town
Bus trips from Durban to Cape Town

British Airways

1235

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1020

Kulula.com

1547

Citiliner bus

385

Mango Airlines

1085

City to City bus

380

Nationwide Airlines

closed down

Greyhound bus
Intercape bus

490
490

1time Airline

1095

SA Roadlink bus

site down

SAA - South African Airways

2005

Translux bus

510

Highest flight and bus prices ever

The above flight and bus prices are the highest we've seen in over a year of surveying the Durban-Cape Town flight route.

Car rental prices in Cape Town

Europcar rentals

Avis car hire

Hertz car rental

Imperial car rental (now Europcar)

First Car Rental

Tempest car hire

Thrifty car rental

513

343

409

479

332

331

386

Tempest Car Hire's car rental price has gone up slightly, but it is still the cheapest.

Accommodation prices 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

630

855

831

532

355

846

535

594

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As usual Road Lodge is cheapest (but who wants to stay at the airport). The price of a night at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge has come down slightly, as has the price of a night at the Southern Sun V&A Waterfront.

Emy visits Kirstenbosch

Last week I wrote about Emy's trip on the Baz Bus from Cape Town to Umzumbe. I'm a fan of her blog as she posts tons of photos, so this week I'm linking to her trip to Kirstenbosch gardens in Cape Town. Instead of taking the Baz Bus there she took the "Boogie Bus" (actually the first time I've heard of it) to Kirstenbosch where she watched a South African band playing (The Rudimentals...another thing I'd never heard of!).

In the boogie busboogie bus

Kirstenbosch concert crowdon the grass at Kirstenbosch botanical gardens in Cape Town

Irish obsess over O'Leary's money

A Life in Full Flight

"While the Irish obsessed over O'Leary's money, American investors were unconcerned. 'It wasn't hard to defend in the US at all,' says one source close to the float. 'It's like the anecdote where an Irish guy and an American guy walk down the street and they see this guy's huge house up on the hill. The American guy goes, 'Some day I'm going to get that house,' and the Irish guy goes, 'Some day I'm going to get that f$%k*r.'" Extract from Michael O'Leary's biography by Alan Ruddock, "A Life in Full Flight: The story of the man who made Ryanair take off".

 

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