March Newsletter  


As we move into the 2nd quarter of the year with South Africa starting to cool down, we thought we would highlight some warmer destinations for those of you who aren’t quite ready for winter yet; like Mumbai for example.

Speaking of which, congratulations to India for not only winning the ICC Cricket World Cup, but also for co-hosting a world class event.

The April holidays are around the corner, so be sure to book your tickets if you haven’t already done so and make use of our online tools to avoid busy airports and call centre queues.

Until next time, travel safe!

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Linking India to Africa to South America

Mumbai is a popular destination and home to a melting pot of cultures from across the world. From cuisine to attire, languages to festivals, the city brings out the colourful aspects of its people. South African Airways (SAA) is proud to provide the shortest and best route between South America and India. A normal flight on any other airline from India would take around 30 hours to get to South America – but not with South African Airways.

SAA operates four flights a week from Mumbai to Johannesburg and daily flights from Johannesburg to São Paulo. SAA also serves another destination in South America with three flights a week to Buenos Aires, providing the shortest travel time between India and Argentina. The flying time from Mumbai to Buenos Aires is 22 hours and 30 minutes – SAA is the only carrier with this short a flying time.

Aircraft on route

The Mumbai route is operated by Airbus 340-200 aircraft, with luxurious lie-flat bed seats in Business Class, judged by Skytrax for two years in a row as the “Best Lie-Flat Product”. Warm South African hospitality ensures that customers are well taken care of on this award-winning airline for on-board service: Best First Class lounge, Best Airline in Africa – Economy Class Service and Best Airline – Africa. Travellers in Business Class enjoy 180° fully flat bed seats, and in Economy Class they enjoy the most legroom compared with our competitors.

SAA is proud to announce that as from the 11th May, we will be servicing this route with a brand new A330-200 Airbus! To find out more about this luxurious plane, click here.

Other benefits include

Final destination baggage and passenger check-in
Business Class lounges is available to SAA Voyager Platinum and Gold members and Star Gold customers.
Economy Class: up to 30 kg checked in baggage (both ways)
Business Class: up to 40 kg checked in baggage (both ways)
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Fare Specials from South Africa

*Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Terms and conditions apply.


Fare Specials to South Africa

*Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. Terms and conditions apply.


South Africa feature

Cape Town / Kaapstad / iKapa

Places to Visit

Table Mountain & Cableway
Cape Point & Table Mountain National Park
Robben Island
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
V&A Waterfront
Cape Winelands

Did you know?

Cape Town is called the Mother City. Framed by the panorama of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, it is Southern Africa's most visited destination.
Cape Town's famous Table Mountain was first floodlit in 1947 to make the Royal Visit by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Caberbet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals.
South Africa has a penguin colony, which thrives thanks to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast near the Cape.
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General News

About Schedule Change Automation

From time to time Airlines necessarily have to change their schedules for various reasons. At we have automated the notification of such changes whereby an E-mail will be sent to the e-mail address we hold in the reservation. It is important to note that you need to act on these e-mails should there be a schedule change on your reservation in order for the system to update your ticket that was issued. It seems that there is a bit of confusion around these e-mails and therefore an example of such an e-mail notification for your information.

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Online tools designed with you in mind...

We've designed a range of tools, giving you complete control over your online booking.
Tools amongst others include:

Retrieve and pay:
Need to book in a hurry? With this facility, you can pay for your booking up to 48 hours after your initial reservation


Change your booking:
Tired of being on hold? Make the changes yourself online!


Book your car / accommodation online:
We really are a one-stop shop.


Purchase travel insurance:
Time well spent.


Add seat or meal requests:
Everybody has their favourite.


You can also receive instant alerts on your mobile on

To utilise the above tools and more click here.



Chelsea Flower Show

Every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays that make up the world's most famous flower show.

Venue: London  |  Date: 24-28 May

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

New York City's famously large department store, Macy's, puts on a spectacular Fourth of July display with 14,000 aerial shells which explode from barges positioned all along the east side of the island of Manhattan. The fireworks display is synchronized and choreographed to a musical score.
Showering the East River with a delicious fusion of colours, Macy's celebration is without a doubt the biggest and best party in the city on this hugely popular national holiday. In fact, some cite it as the best fireworks' display in the country.

Venue: Manhattan (New York)  |  Date: Jul 2011 (annual)


Partners of the month


Budget Car Rental offers a wide range of vehicles at affordable prices, and you can earn Voyager miles too. Professional chauffeurs are available on request.

Click here to book with Budget

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Southern Sun

Southern Sun SunBreaks is the most affordable way to travel with your family, as kids under 18 years, not only stay free but also get breakfast free when sharing a room with their parents. Escape with the family to one of our many fantastic hotels countrywide and do something different this weekend.

With great rates and value for money offerings, Southern Sun and South African Airways give you the opportunity to travel sooner rather than later.

Click here to book your SunBreaks

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