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Mango does it 1 more time

3 Jul 2009 flights & buses
surveyed on 6 Jun 2009

Flight prices are not up by as much as we expected for school holiday times, whilst there's been a sharp increases in the price of a Shosholoza Meyl train trip (from R180 to R270). You can get a Friday night flight from the Cape to Johannesburg with Mango for R682.

Flights from Cape to Johannesburg *
Bus & train trips from Cape to Johannesburg

Mango Airlines economy class
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220


Shosholoza Meyl Economy Class


Interlink Airline economy class
flight 1D002 departs 1800 arrives 2000


City to City bus coach
departs CPT 1100 arrives 0515 (on the 23rd May)


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


Shosholoza Meyl Tourist Class


Kulula Air economy class (to Lanseria)
flight MN460 departs 1950 arrives 2150


Translux bus coach
departs CPT 1800 arrives 1210 (on the 23rd May)


Mango Flex
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220


Translux bus coach
departs CPT 1600 arrives 0955 (on the 23rd May)


Kulula Air economy (to O.R. Tambo)
flight MN106 departs 1835 arrives 2035


Greyhound bus coach via Bloemfontein
departs CPT 1800 arrives 1220 (on the 23rd May)


Mango Plus
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220


Greyhound bus coach via Kimberley
departs CPT 1300 arrives 1800 (on the 23rd May)


SAA South African Airways economy
flight SA372 departs 1950 arrives 2150


Intercape bus coach
departs CPT 1745 arrives 1400 (next day)


Interlink Airline business class
flight 1D002 departs 1800 arrives 2000


Baz Bus
7 day pass


BA British Airways traveller class
flight BA6438 departs 1900 arrives 2100


Premier Classe train


SAA South African Airways premium
flight SA372 departs 1950 arrives 2150


SA Roadlink bus coach
booking engine not working


BA British Airways club class
flight BA6438 departs 1900 arrives 2100



* one-way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg, leaving between 1729 & 2031 on 3 Jul (including taxes)
** this BA flight can be booked through the Kulula website for R1100, a saving of R1095 (on Kulula website it is under flight code MN6438). See tips for cheap air flights, where this and other tips are provided.
*** Kulula's flight price from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo is the most expensive flight price since 8 Dec 2007.
**** Second time in a row on this route that SA Roadlink's booking engine has not been working

Lion resting in the grassTips for a South African safari

Donna Hull is a freelance writer who hosts a delightful blog called "My Itchy Travel Feet", and I love her post about what to expect when going on a game drive in South Africa. She visited the Madikwe Game Reserve (North West Province) and the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve (Kruger National Park) and her thoughts included the following:

  • it's a photographer's paradise - bring your camera and lots of memory sticks (I always take my laptop too, to download photos)

  • it's a bumpy ride in a land rover on a dirt track

  • expect early mornings, as the game drives leave at the crack of dawn

Quote of the day

"Lovers of air travel find it exhilirating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death." Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966 [Ed: I had earmarked this quote for today's newsletter way before the Air France diasaster - the coincidence feels eery].

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