South African Airways (SAA) has for the 14th consecutive year snatched the Skytrax award for Best Airline in Africa, voted in and determined by loyal SAA passengers who have experienced and enjoyed the continuous exceptional service provided by the airline. In addition, SAA added to its list of accolades the Coolest Domestic Airline so voted by today’s youth and from the International Yacht and Aviation Awards, the airline received a design award for its new VIA Lounge at O.R. Tambo International.

Connecting Africans with Africa, the airline celebrates 20 years of successful service to capital city Accra and 25 years to Nairobi. These imperative routes have unlocked doors for holiday and corporate travel, business opportunities and safe passage for family visits.


Additions to SAAs African Route Network

Opening the doors even wider in Africa, travellers can fly from Johannesburg to Gabon and Benin with SAAs new routes. Starting this month SAA will be flying from Johannesburg to Libreville on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting to Cotonou (that resolves the cancellation of flights between Pointe Noire and Cotonou at the end of July). Flight to these additional cities further enhances business interests and opportunities including tourism for both countries.


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During July, SAA and Mango took off on the Johannesburg/Cape Town route using sustainable bio-fuel made totally from tobacco, and home grown. Making history, these flights were the first ever for the African continent and achieved only through SAAs ardent commitment to sustainability and going green.

Joburg Shopping Festival

Take a cheap flight and have more money in your purse for the Joburg Shopping Festival that’s on until 9th August where you’ll find fantastic bargains, special deals and a great atmosphere plus stand a chance of winning a shopping voucher/s or airline tickets! SAA and Rosebank Mall are together, in celebration of the art of gifting, giving away shopping vouchers to the value of R30 000!

To enter just spend R250 or more at one of the following fabulous shopping malls: Rosebank Mall, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Shopping Centre, the East Rand Mall or the Oriental Plaza and then get your entry in at the JSF stand. The Joburg Shopping Festival proudly supports local fashion and design and is hosting, Love Local Fashion Pop-Up Showcase at the Maponya Mall on 9th August but check out what’s on when at so you don’’t miss out on a great event.


That’s Your Seat!

With SAAs Advanced Seat Reservations system you can choose your preferred seat, or seats for family, friends or colleagues flying together. You may prefer a window or aisle seat or may require additional leg-room. To ensure you have the most comfortable flight, for a nominal fee purchase your ideal seat when booking your flight or online in three fast steps. Simply log in to Manage my Booking, select the seats link from Before my Flight, look at the seat map, make your selection, accept the T&Cs and pay the required fee.


Open Design Cape Town

This wild and yet laid-back free citywide festival on from 10th to 21st August attracts all kinds of people to share ideas and experiences and discover the growing culture of fabulous design the country has to offer. There’s a great variety of events with a festive atmosphere to enjoy including exhibitions, workshops, discussions and performances including morning, afternoon and evening events, doodle sessions, launching of new books, poetry and loads more fun stuff.


Car Hire

You can rent an everyday car like a Toyota Avanza or something similar from Sixt for as little as ZAR 361 per day. Contact your nearest Sixt branch where rentals for 7 days or more qualify your ZAR 361 daily rate. This offer is valid until 30th September 2016 and includes airport surcharge, contract fee and 200kms free every day, an offer not to be missed!