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Last minute flights cheaper

4 Sep 2009 flights
surveyed on 8 Aug 2009
South Africa Travel Online

Last week we reported that last-minute flights were cheaper for 1time and Mango, and this week we can see that this is also the case for BA on the Johannesburg to Cape Town flight route:





ex Lanseria

ex Tambo


9 Aug 2009 low price







average Sunday low price in next 4 weeks







(of course it's a brave person who'll wait until the last minute, as you could end up with no flight)

Friday night flights

A sense of normality has been restored on the Johannesburg - Cape Town flight route, Mango Airlines is cheapest and British Airways is back to being more expensive (last time British Airways was cheapest). For those of you who enjoy ultra-luxury travel, the bad news is that we're moving into high season and the Blue Train is charging R11,370.

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

Mango Airlines lowest price
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250


Shosholoza Meyl economy class
leaves JHB 1230 arrives CPT 1530 (+1)


Kulula Airline from Lanseria Airport
flight MN473 leaves 2015 arrives 2225


City to City coach bus
leaves JHB 1300 arrives CPT 0635 (+1)


1time Airline economy class
flight 1T137 leaves 1930 arrives 2140


Translux coach bus
leaves JHB 1515 arrives CPT 0915 (+1)


SAA South African Airways economy class
flight SA369 leaves 2010 arrives 2220


Shosholoza Meyl tourist class
leaves JHB 1030 arrives CPT 1240 (+1)


Kulula Airline from O.R. Tambo Airport
flight MN109 leaves 1830 arrives 2040


Intercape coach bus
leaves JHB 1745 arrives CPT 1315 (+1)


Mango Flex
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250


Greyhound coach via Bloemfontein
leaves JHB 1800 arrives CPT 1230 (+1)


BA British Airways economy class
flight BA6407 leaves 1900 arrives 2110


Baz Bus
(7 day pass)


Mango Plus
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250


Premier Classe train
(Thursdays & Sundays)


SAA South African Airways business class
flight SA365 leaves 1840 arrives 2050


Blue train


BA British Airways business class
flight BA6407 leaves 1900 arrives 2110


SA Roadlink coach bus

no buses

* one-way flight prices (incl tax) leaving Johannesburg for Cape Town, between 1819 & 2036 on 4 Sep 2009. Prices will change.
** This BA British Airways flight can be booked for R907 on the Kulula website - see our tips for cheap South Africa flights.

"I found my heart in Africa"

Sean Brown from Camden (New Jersey) found his heart in Africa. He made his first trip out of the USA, travelling to Cape Town & Johannesburg with 74 students. Many South Africans addressed him in the vernacular at first, and spoke about Obama when he told them he was from America. Sean shares so much:

  • "My mind could not escape the thought of the deplorable conditions that the hundreds of thousands of people that lived in what they call townships, but we would call slums or shacks."

  • "Living in Camden, a city known for its violence and poverty, the bad experiences can stretch from annoying to dangerous. I will never look at my home the same again. In South Africa, including Johannesburg, 1 out of 3 women are raped and never report it."

  • "Traveling on the bus, watching young girls walk home from school with their dusty school uniforms, I could not help but wonder how long it would be before those young ladies had their innocence snatched from them."

  • "I asked a friend that I met in Cape Town about public transportation. Trains? “That’s what you get on if you want to get shot,” he remarked matter-of-factly."

Less fatiguing to fly than drive

"Once you have learned to fly your plane, it is far less fatiguing to fly than to drive a car. You don't have to watch every second for cats, dogs, children, lights, road signs, ladies with baby carriages, and citizens who drive out in the middle of the block against the lights...Nobody who has not been up in the sky on a glorius morning can possibly imagine the way a pilot feels in free heaven." William T Piper, President of Piper Aircraft Corporation.

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