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Mango cheapest JNB-CPT

16 Oct 2009 flights
surveyed on 19 Sep 2009
South Africa Travel Online

Today we write to you from Midrand, Johannesburg - we've been doing a whirlwind tour of the North-West Province (visiting Bakubung Lodge, the Sun City resort and the Hartbeespoort Dam), and on the way reviewing Comet Car Hire's unique offering and making use of the Greatguide...more about this later, but in the meantime have a read of our review of our 1time flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Back to today's flight survey. We had a look at flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and it looks like things have returned to normal with Mango being cheapest (BA was cheapest in a little while back). The Currie Cup rugby semifinals are on the 17th Oct 2009, so the the price of flights on the 16th October may rise once it becomes clear where the semis will be played (hopefully one of them in Cape Town!).

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

Mango Airlines lowest price
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

682

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

230

Kulula Airline from Lanseria Airport
flight MN473 leaves 2015 arrives 2225

749

SA Roadlink coach bus

350***

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

818

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

380

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

899

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

400

Mango Flex
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

911

Translux coach bus
leaves JHB 1815 arrives CPT 1130 (+1)

420

BA British Airways economy class
flight BA6407 leaves 1900 arrives 2110

916**

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

420

Mango Plus
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

1026

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

430

SAA South African Airways economy class
flight SA367 leaves 1900 arrives 2010

1030

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

560

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

2535

Baz Bus
(7 day pass)

1350

BA British Airways business class
flight BA6407 leaves 1900 arrives 2110

2868

Premier Classe train
(Thursdays & Sundays)

1920

Interlink Airlines
Pretoria to Cape Town (from 1 Nov)

Blue train

11370

* one-way flight prices (incl tax) leaving Johannesburg for Cape Town, between 1819 & 2036 on 16 Oct 2009. Prices will change.
** can be purchased for R899 as flight MN6407 on the Kulula website (see tips for cheap flights in South Africa for this and other ways to arrange a cheap flight).
*** cheapest SA Roadlink since the SA Roadlink R299 Johannesburg - Cape Town price on 26 Jul 2008.

4 American girls meet politically incorrect rangers in Hoedspruit

After catching a flight to Hoedspruit in a little propellor driven plane, 4 American girls found their game ranger (Craig) who would take them to Paradise Camp and introduce them to the joys of the Kruger National Park - meals cooked over the fire, bright night skies, shooting stars and the sound of leopards whilst you sleep (unfortuanately they missed seeing the cats). Cara's quote sums up the trip: "This safari was the first time I truly felt like I was in Africa." And we cannot leave out this quote about the 2 game rangers (both named Craig): "They are completely offensive, politically incorrect men who’ve been living in the African bush without electricity or any modern amenities for years. They smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and drink rum like it’s water. But you couldn’t help but love them! They’re also brilliant and the best safari guides we could ever ask for."

game rangers & an American girl at Paradise Camp

Chocolate pizza in Johannesburg

Ever eaten chocolate pizza?! Whilst in Johannesburg, I ate some to-die-for Belgian chocolate, that was shaped as a pizza. Only R95 for a chocolate pizza, including delivery in the Johannesburg area. To order, email Chris at everlea@gmail.com

Johannesburg chocolate pizza

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