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Kulula to Lanseria is cheapest

5 Dec 2008 flights
8 Nov 2008

If fuel prices have come down it doesn't seem many airlines have noticed - they're too busy cashing in on the December holidays demand for flights - the notable exception are Kulula's flights (from Lanseria only), where they have decreased their prices (Interlink, to their credit, have kept their flight prices flat). On the 28th October Kulula Air increased their Cape Town - Lanseria flight frequencies from 3 to 6 flights a day (on weekdays), and this seems to be paying off in terms of cheaper flights for consumers. It is possible that Kulula Air are struggling to fill the 3 extra daily flights (and have thus reduced flight prices) - it's also possible that they're keeping Kulula Lanseria flight prices down for marketing purposes (but this seems less likely, as they haven't advertised it).

Flights from Cape town to Johannesburg
Bus & train trips from Cape Town to Johannesburg

BA economy class
flight BA6426 departs 1800 arrives 2000

1291

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1200

Interlink Airline economy class
flight ID002 departs 1800 arrives 2000

698

City to City bus

400

Kulula.com economy class
flight MN460 departs 2000 arrives 2200

659

Greyhound bus

450

Mango Airlines economy class
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220

814

Intercape bus

620

1time Airline economy class
flight 1T112 departs 1800 arrives 2000

863

SA Roadlink bus

699

SAA economy class
flight SA362 departs 1750 arrives 1950

1556

Translux bus

520

BA business class
flight SA362 departs 1750 arrives 1950

3263

Shosholoza Meyl Economy Class

280

Interlink business class
flight SA362 departs 1750 arrives 1950

1709

Shosholoza Meyl Tourist Class

560

SAA business class

2784

Premier Classe train

2250

 

cockpit of a Kulula.com plane

SAA & BA bump business class prices up

SAA have increased their business class flight prices from R2177 for a one-way flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, to R2784, and at the same time BA have increased their business class prices from R2912 to R3263. Interlink Airline offer the cheapest business class prices by far (R1709, just higher than SAA's economy class prices!).

Shosholoza Meyl train is cheapest

The very cheapest way of getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg (other than using Tom-thumb on the highways), is by taking the Shosholoza Meyl train (economy class is only R280).

Vultures galore

If one is willing to make the effort to look and wait, there is a bounty of beauty hanging off the cliffs of Thabazimbi. Thanks to Swiss photographer, Francois Portmann, we don't have to travel to Thabazimbi and exercise patience, rather we can witness what he saw through his camera lens. With his stunning photographs, Mr Portmann is a deserved winner of this week's blog of the week, we hope he visits South Africa again.

Thabazimbi vultures

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