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22 Apr 2011 flights
surveyed on 25 Mar 2011
South Africa Travel Online

1Time is offering the cheapest flight price and SA Roadlink is offering the cheapest bus trip on the Cape Town to Durban route - although nothing on the weekend of the 22nd can honestly be described as 'cheap'. We've been surveying this route since 2007, and this is the most expensive we've seen flight prices (previous most expensive flights were in our 24 Nov 2007 "Do not fly in December" survey, back in the day when Nationwide was still flying). It's also interesting that Mango Airlines is sold out, yet SAA are still selling tickets (the tickets SAA sells is on Mango flights, as South African Airways doesn't fly from Cape Town to Durban).

Survey details

Here's a comparison of one-way flights, coach trips and train trips from Cape Town to Durban, leaving Cape Town between 13h44 and 20h31 on Friday the 22nd of April 2011. There's not much to choose from as far as flights go as the few airticket availabilities remaining are ridiculously pricy. Some of the bus ticket prices are also elevated, and the Shosholoza Meyl train route between Cape Town and Durban is still suspended. The prices below will change (perhaps even by the time you read this).

Flights from Cape Town to Durban
Bus & train trips from Cape Town to Durban

1time Airline economy class
T6648 leaves 17h45 arrives 19h55


SA Roadlink coach
leaves 18h30 arrives 20h30 next evening


South African Airways economy class
SA1859 leaves 19h10 arrives 21h10


City to City coach
leaves 17h00 arrives 20h30 the next eveing


British Airways economy class
BA6313 leaves 17h30 arrives 19h35


Citiliner coach
leaves 06h30 arrives 08h40 the next morning


British Airways business class
BA6313 leaves 17h30 arrives 19h35


Translux coach
leaves 18h30 arrives 21h10 the next evening


Velvet Sky economy class
doesn't fly CPT - DUR route (yet)


Greyhound coach
leaves 18h45 arrives 21h25 the next evening


Kulula economy class
only morning flights


Intercape coach
leaves 17h30 arrives 05h40 on Sunday


Mango Airline economy class
all flights sold out


Baz Bus (7 day pass)


Mango Plus
all flights sold out


Shosholoza Meyl train
economy class temporarily suspended


Mango Flex
all flights sold out


Premier Classe train


Durban accommodation

Cheapest Duban hotel from R300
Docklands Hotel Durban
40 Mahatma Ghandi Road

Beach Hotel Durban
from R365
107 Marine Parade

Tropicana Hotel Durban
from R445
85 Marine Parade

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Branley Lodge Durban
from R480
35 Hilltop Road, Hillcrest

Accommodation in the rest of South Africa and Namibia

Durbanville, Cape Town
from R330 per person sharing
Ruslamere Guest House (has a Spa)
021 975 5677

Kwelera, East London
from R250 per person (adventure village)
Areena Riverside Resort
043 734 3055

Bellville, Cape Town
Stonehenge Guest House
083 245 3890

Sandton, Johannesburg
Park Inn Sandton
011 303 1000

Alberton, Johannesburg
from R550
Le Cozmo
011 867 2987

Stellenbosch, Cape Town
from R590 per person sharing
Stellenbosch Lodge
021 888 0100

Nelspruit accommodation
Global Village Guest House
013 741 2076

Swakopmund, Namibia
from N$310
Duneside Guest House
081 127 7240

Arcadia, Pretoria
from R690 per suite per day
Legae Suites - self catering
083 282 7138

Yzerfontein, West Coast
from R1000 per night (sleeps 6)
West Coast Escape
072 599 5663

Europcar cheapest in Durban

We priced the cost of renting a car from King Shaka International Airport from 21h00 on Friday the 22nd of April 2011 until 13h00 on Sunday the 24th of April 2011 as follows:

Europcar in Durban

First Car Rental

Compare Car Hire

Car Trawler rental






Per Day





free km per day

200 km

Unlimited km

Unlimited km

Unlimited km

rate per km

R1.47 km

Unlimited km

Unlimited km

Unlimited km

Trip to Cape Town

Karen Lawrence took a trip to Cape Town:

  • "I decided to go by Greyhound to Port Elizabeth where I would catch the Baz Bus and travel the Garden Route along the coast to Capetown, with a stopover¬†in George.¬†The bus was, unfortunately without air conditioning, but the friendly bus driver, at my request opened the vent at the roof to help vent the hot air out of the bus."

  • " I walked along some very deserted streets to what seemed to be the downtown core with an ornate government building and town library on the edge of the town square. With the holiday in full swing, I learned that Port Elizabeth is a town that knows how to close down to rest."

  • "After investigating more of what was happening on the waterfront, I realized I needed food. The big question was would I be able to find a decent vegetarian meal. I'm glad to report that the answer was yes. There was a rather upscale looking place called Cubana (tilda on the n) that looked very inviting. I was pleased to order a vegetarian fajita that was very tasty and nicely presented as well."

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