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Pre-Xmas specials

18 Dec 2009 flights
surveyed on 20 Nov 2009

Eish, but flight prices are on the way up as we head deeper into the funny season. To cheer your wallet up, take advantage of Moment Guest House's pre-Xmas specials at Kleinmond’s beautiful Blue Flag beach (3 nights, 2 people, for R1200), or only R150 a night at the Johannesburg Airport Inn (see details below).

Centurion cricket gives taste of what's in store

England are playing South Africa cricket at Centurion from the 16th to the 20th December, and this has no doubt pushed up flight prices (as previously warned). This is gives us a small idea of what's in store for us during next year's Soccer World Cup. Don't forget to check 1time airline prices for your Cape Town-Johannesburg flights...out of the expensive flight prices on the 18th December, they were cheapest.

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

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

764

Shosholoza Meyl train Economy Class
departs CPT 1000 arrives Joburg 1216 (next day)

340

Mango Airlines economy class
flight JE176 departs 1750 arrives 2000

789

City to City bus coach
departs CPT 1100 arrives Joburg 0515 (next day)

420

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

849

SA Roadlink bus coach
departs CPT 1100 arrives Joburg 0600 (next day)

500

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

849

SA Roadlink bus coach
departs CPT 1800 arrives Joburg 1100 (next day)

550

SAA South African Airways economy
flight SA372 departs 2000 arrives 2210

850

Translux bus coach
departs CPT 1800 arrives Joburg 1210 (next day)

550

BA British Airways traveller class
flight BA6438 departs 1900 arrives 2100

914

Translux bus coach
departs CPT 1600 arrives Joburg 0955 (next day)

560

Mango Flex
flight JE176 departs 1750 arrives 2000

939

Greyhound bus coach via Kimberley
departs CPT 1300 arrives Joburg 0645 (next day)

600

Mango Plus
flight JE176 departs 1750 arrives 2000

1053

Greyhound bus coach via Bloemfontein
departs CPT 1800 arrives Joburg 1220 (next day)

600

Interlink Airline economy to Pretoria
flight 100 departs 1645 arrives 1845

1464

Shosholoza Meyl train Tourist Class
departs CPT 1230 arrives Joburg 1518 (next day)

620

Interlink Airline business to Pretoria
flight 121 departs 1645 arrives 1845

2454

Intercape bus coach
departs CPT 1730 arrives Joburg 1320 (next day)

800

SAA premium class/business class
flight SA362 departs 1750 arrives 1950

2521

Baz Bus
7 day pass

1350

BA British Airways club/business class
flight BA6426 departs 1800 arrives 2000

2865

Premier Classe train (Wednesdays & Sundays)
departs CPT 0905 arrives Joburg 1103 (next day)

2500

* one-way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg/Lanseria/Pretoria Wonderboom, leaving between 1729 & 2031 on 18 Dec 2009 (incl. taxes). Prices can and do change depending on factors outside of the control of us at South Africa Travel Online.

Accommodation

You can still book Johannesburg accommodation at the Airport Inn from R150 a night, and the Hoopoe Haven Guest House is available from R300 a night.

Pre-Xmas special in Kleinmond

Take advantage of Moment Guest House's pre-Xmas special and visit Kleinmond’s beautiful Blue Flag beach. You can stay for 3 nights for R1200, breakfast included.  Rate per room/maximum 2 people sharing. Valid from 1 – 24 December 2009.

Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Alberton and Kimberley accommodation

Durbanville, Cape Town

Crawford, Cape Town

from R330 per person sharing

Ruslamere Guest House (has a Spa)
021-975-5677
info@ruslamere.co.za

from R950 per unit per night (2 bedrooms)

Mohan's place (strictly Halaal - no alcohol or pork)
082 777 9792
mohansplace@telkomsa.net

Bloemfontein accommodation

Alberton, Johannesburg

Kimberley acommodation

from R250

Abba Accommodation
051 436 1721
daniejoubert@abbasc.co.za

from R550

Le Cozmo
011-867-2987
bookings@lecozmo.co.za

from R260

Hadison Park Guest House
hadisonpark@kimberley.co.za
ph 053-861-5929

To get your accommodation listed here contact cheapflights@southafrica.to

First Car Rental is cheapest

We priced the cost of renting a car from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport from 21h00 on the 11th Dec 2009 until 13h00 on the 13th Dec 2009 as follows:

 

Europcar South Africa

First Car Rental
unlimited mileage

First Car Rental
limited mileage

Comet Car Hire

Total

385

492

262

710

Per Day

193

246

131

355

xmas gift box chocolatesChocolate gift box for R75

With Christmas just round the bend, as a chocoholic I got to say I love these all chocolate Christmas Gift Boxes which Chris is making, with 8 wrapped chocolates inside (R75 each, order from Chris at 011-314-3758, everlea@gmail.com (Johannesburg chocolate only at this stage).

Feed your soul

After you've fed your body with Chris's chocolates, feed your soul with the book "Kites and Butterflies". I have the utmost respect for the spirituality of the author, Harry Wiggett (so much so that I insisted on flying him to Johannesburg to marry us). "The best traditions always need rebels: poets, people who can translate the tired and the outworn, the perfunctory and the routine into language imaginatively immediate. For those within and without the institution of the church – or, like myself, clinging hopefully but questioningly to its margins – this book presents good news, a real Gospel to embrace wholeheartedly. It’s in fact very good news indeed." from the foreword by Canon Chris Chivers. You can order "Kites and Butterflies" for R80 at www.pretext.co.za/shop.

Blog of the week: Priscilla & Hans visit the Blyde River Canyon

After leaving Shingwedze Priscilla & Hans saw vultures feasting on a dead elephant. After lunching themselves at Letaba they managed to dodge the car hijackers and headed for their accommodation at the Blyde River Canyon Lodge. Just outside the Blyde River Canyon they visited the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, which helps injured animals, and went on to see the Three Rondavels, Echo Caves, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Berlin Waterfall, the Loco Pub at Pilgrim's Rest, the Hoedspruit Cheetah Centre, the Wildebeest Rest & Pub; before heading to Johannesburg to fly to Dubai.

dead elephant and vultures feeding off it

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