Direct Cape Town to New York | From R13,488*  

Durban - Cape Town
flight prices 35% cheaper

13 Nov 2009 flights
surveyed on 16 Oct 2009
South Africa Travel Online

Amidst all the economic doom and gloom, it's easy to forget the good news. We estimate that flights from Durban to Cape Town are now some 35% cheaper than they were last year (and there are similar results on the Joburg-CPT & Joburg-DUR flight routes). Look at how 7 out of the 8 comparable Friday Flight surveys have indicated cheaper flights in 2009 than 2008:

2008 cheapest flight surveys

2009 cheapest flight surveys

11 Jan 2008

R 725 (Mango)

23 Jan 2009

R 569 (Mango)

22 Feb 2008

R 691 (Nationwide)

6 Mar 2009

R 906 (Mango)

4 Apr 2008

R 739 (Mango)

17 Apr 2009

R 500 (Mango)

16 May 2008

R 790 (British Airways)

29 May 2009

R 500 (Mango)

27 Jun 2008

R 1085 (Mango)

10 Jul 2009

R 620 (Mango)

8 Aug 2008

R 699 (Mango)

21 Aug 2009

R 533 (British Airways)

19 Sep 2008

R 899 (Mango)

2 Oct 2009

R 470 (Mango)

31 Oct 2008

R 659 (Mango)

13 Nov 2009

R 500 (Mango)

12 Dec 2008

R 999 (Mango)


It's also interesting how dominant Mango Airlines has been on the Durban-Cape Town flight route, since Nationwide Airline went bankrupt. It's only British Airways who have been cheaper (who would have thought).

Durban to Cape Town flights

The Shosholoza Meyl train is offering record low prices for a train trip from Durban to Cape Town.

one-way flights from Durban to Cape Town *
bus/train trips from DUR to Cape Town

Mango: economy class
flight JE387 departs DUR 2115 arrives CPT 2325


Shosholoza Meyl economy class
leaves on Wednesdays


SAA - South African Airways : economy class
flight SA627 departs DUR 1945 arrives CPT 2155


SA Roadlink bus coach
departs DUR 0630 arrives CPT 0730


1time Airline : economy class
flight 1T647 departs DUR 1800 arrives CPT 2000


City to City bus coach
departs DUR 1745 arrives CPT 1830


Kulula Air : economy class
flight MN6312 departs DUR 1405 arrives CPT 1615


Citiliner bus coach via Port Elizabeth
departs DUR 1645 arrives CPT 1900


Mango Flex
flight JE387 departs DUR 2115 arrives CPT 2325


Shosholoza Meyl tourist class


BA - British Airways : economy class
flight BA6306 departs DUR 1800 arrives CPT 2010


Translux bus coach
departs DUR 1700 arrives CPT 1745


Mango Plus
flight JE387 departs DUR 2115 arrives CPT 2325


Greyhound bus coach via Bloemfontein
departs DUR 1130 arrives CPT 0915


BA - British Airways : business class/club
flight BA6306 departs DUR 1800 arrives CPT 2010


Intercape bus coach via Bloemfontein
departs DUR 1030 arrives CPT 1035


South African Airways business class
flight SA627 departs DUR 1945 arrives CPT 2155


Baz Bus
7 day pass


* one-way flights from Durban to Cape Town, leaving Durban between 1349 & 2146 on the 2nd Oct 2009. Prices will change.
** British Airways flight BA6306 can be purchased for R899 on the Kulula website as flight MN6306 (see tips for cheap flights in South Africa).

Accommodation in Cape Town

Cheapest accommodation in Cape Town is at 40 Winks from R250 a night.

Bakubung Game Lodge



from R2400
ph 014-552-6006

from R200

from R260
ph 053-861-5929

Car Rentals in Cape Town

We priced the cost of renting a car from Cape Town International Airport from 21h00 on the 13th Nov 2009 until 13h00 on the 15th Nov 2009 as follows:


Comet Car Hire

Europcar South Africa

First Car Rental limited

First Car Rental unlimited






Per Day





Lufthansa "Germany qualifies" special

To celebrate Germany qualifying for the Fifa World Cup 2010, Lufthansa are running some specials for flights to Germany - Johannesburg to Berlin from R5700, Johanesburg to Hamburg from R5640, and more.

Lufthansa Germany 2010 specials

Cape to Cairo

Maureen Maloney ventured forth on her trip from Cape Town to Cairo; going through the Namaqualand National Park in the Norther Cape (saw " tons of beautiful flowers"), Ai-Ais National Park in Namibia (hot spring turned out to be a "luke-warm pool"), Canon Lodge in Gondwanaland ("delicious meal"), Fish River Canyon ("very much like the Grand Canyon"), Giant’s Playground and Quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop ("small town with not much going on"), Sesriem (from which you enter Soussusvlei - "most beautiful dunes in the world"), Swakopmund ("stayed at the Seagulls Cry campsite, but had some items stolen") and Windhoek. Good to see she's not just flying through the places, but actually seeing and enjoying them. Her next stop is Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Look at this stunning photo of Deadvlei in Namibia:

Deadvlei in Namibia

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