Wow, time really flies when your are onboard the most-awarded airline for customer service excellence out of Africa! Can you believe that June is already upon us? And, with a packed newsletter this month, it is quite clear that we are not planning on slowing down!

Our destination of the month is amazing London. Black cabs, the underground, Highstreet shopping and tons of other iconic activities, will ensure your stay in London will be as memorable as a West End show. If London is not your cup of tea, head on over to and choose one of our other amazing destinations, worldwide.

Durban is playing host to two great events this season. The Top Gear Festival is hitting our shores again and will take place at the Moses Mabhida stadium. Durban’s menu of entertainment then presents the Durban July. Visit our packages section and tick this off your bucket list!

Onwards and upwards!

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Special fares Special SA Specials International
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Make your way to vibrant London this month!

Whether you arrive in London via the underground, inside one of the city's famous black taxicabs, or via the Heathrow Express, you will immediately be greeted by a deep sense of history and met with the unique vibrancy of this incredible destination. Home to 4 World Heritage sites, proof of it’s survival spirit and heritage.

The city offers any traveller their own piece of the city. Start your trip with the London Eye, and map your route through the city that seemingly never sleeps.

Peek at our city guides on London for and book your visit to London.

Don’t forget about the Heathrow Express!

Heathrow to London in 15 Minutes! Heathrow Express is the fastest way from Heathrow to London Paddington. Our non-stop trains speed you from terminal to city centre in just 15 minutes. Experience airport transfers the easy way, with departures every 15 minutes and tickets available on board, online or on your mobile. Book now, using our special discounted rates.


Specials from South Africa

Johannesburg to Durban from R 1 794*
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Johannesburg to East London from R 1 992*
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Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth from R 2 158*
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Johannesburg to Cape Town from R 2 364*
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Johannesburg to Harare from R 3 704*
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Johannesburg to Kinshasa from R 5 234*
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Johannesburg to Maputo from R 3 485*
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Johannesburg to Pointe Noire from R 8 427*
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Johannesburg to Beijing from R 8501*
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Johannesburg to Sao Paolo from R 9 731*
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Johannesburg to Buenos Aires from R 9 257*
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Johannesburg to Sydney* from R 12 671*
(operated by our codeshare partner Qantas Airways)
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Specials from Africa

Windhoek to Perth from NAD 13 910*
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Douala  to Mumbai from XAF 551 700*
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Maputo to Sao Paulo from MZN 444 000*
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Lusaka to Hong Kong from USD 1 456*
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*Above fares are on a return basis, inclusive of all taxes, and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations. All fares are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Book now on or through the SAA Call Centre on 0861 606 606

When booking through an SAA office, please quote booking code: mn31may13

The number of seats available: 146 572

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Delightful Durban is the largest city of the vast and varied KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

A coastal port with a more than equable sub-tropical climate and wide golden beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean, Durban is a holiday maker's paradise and gateway to the dozens of seaside resort towns of the coast to the south and north of the city.

The 'Golden Mile' central beach area, flanked by numerous high-rise hotels, stretches for four miles (6km) and is fronted by promenades and entertainment facilities with many things to see and do, such as a skatepark, flea markets and colourful traditionally clad Zulu rickshaw pullers.

To book an all inclusive visit to Durban, please have a peek at our package deals, and see what is happening with our events in Durban.

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Airlink introduces all-jet service between Kruger and Livingstone, Zambia Airlink has enhanced its Kruger-Livingstone service by using one of its 13 Embraer ERJ 135. This will shorten the flying time and give travellers an earlier arrival in Kruger.

The service operates on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight departs Nelspruit at 11:35 and arrives in Livingstone at 13:10. The return flight departs Livingstone at 13:45, arriving Nelspruit at 15:25



In alignment with our vision to maintain being the most-awarded airline for customer service excellence out of Africa to the world and from the world to Africa, we have pleasure in communicating a new service offering that will position SAA as an airline where Customer Service continues to be at the core of our overall Corporate Strategy.

Priority Boarding for SAA flight departures from South African based airports Our latest service initiative will allow passengers to enjoy Priority Boarding for SAA flight departures from airports within South Africa. After an initial 3-month assessment period, we are gearing ourselves to implement this initiative consistently effective 1 March 2012. Shortly after the South African airports roll-out, this initiative will be introduced worldwide creating consistency and professionalism globally.

Priority Boarding signage will be displayed at the boarding gates on the left hand-side of our boarding counters where the following qualifying premium customer segmentation can board: Voyager Lifetime Platinum Members, Voyager Platinum Members, Voyager Gold Members, Star Alliance Gold Members, SAA Business Class Travellers.

In addition to the Priority Boarding for premium customers, we will be boarding from the back of the aircraft and boarding announcements will be made to facilitate this.

SAA is constantly striving to bring new technology and innovations that make your travel experiences better, smoother and faster. That's how we ensure we retain, and even better, our current Skytrax 4-star rating. Whilst this service offering may change the way you board your SAA flights within South Africa, there's something that will never change, and that's how much we value and appreciate your patronage.



Manage Reservations – Booking Details

‘Manage my Reservation’ allows you to manage your booking in the following ways:

    View your seat and meal requests
    Make seat requests from an interactive seating plan
    Make meal requests from a list of available special dietary meals
    Add your Voyager or Partner Airline Frequent Flyer number to ensure receipt of tier miles and
      Voyager Miles
    Email your itinerary to colleagues, friends and family
    Update your contact details



SAA has launched two brand new mobile applications that give you, our loyal customers, access to comprehensive travel and airline information on the go.

Passengers using convenience IOS or Android mobile phones and tablets can now view their booking information, check in for a flight, find the status of their checked–in luggage, and view information surrounding SAA’s lounges, flights and destinations.

"This new service will go a long way to give travellers easier and instant access to information whilst in transit or away from a computer. The new functionalities are also helpful, especially for passengers who are always on the go, such as business travellers," said Marc Cavaliere, SAA’s Head of Global Sales Development and Alliances.

Travellers can download the newly developed mobile applications for their IOS or Android smartphones and tablets from the Apple App Store as well as Google Play Stores respectively.



Top Gear Festival

With the boys from Top Gear strutting their stuff at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, you can be sure to expect nothing but an incredible line-up of cars and driving talent!

Book your trip to Durban now for the South African leg of the Top Gear Live global tour and see them live in action 15-16 June 2013, performing a Live Stadium Show and exhilarating Durban Street Circuit and loads more.

Durban July

Not only labeled the most elegant and luxurious race event on the African calendar, but also an important date on the South African fashion calendar.

Come and brush shoulders with SA’s most glamourous and enjoy a weekend of style, food and equestrian elegance. SAA is offering amazing deals on the package deals. Make sure you book early, as this popular event is always fully booked.




WIN a sunny winter escape to the Seychelles or one of 5 two-night stays at one of The Thornybush Collection lodges. To qualify, book your Avis car rental through All completed rentals during June and July 2013 will qualify for an entry into the competition*. It’s just another way to show that We Try Harder.

*T & C’s apply. Visit



Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, our packaged holiday deals will provide you with everything you need for a memorable break.

3 Nights – Three Cities Riverside Hotel & Spa Package

4 Nights – Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights Package

from ONLY R4 387* per person sharing

from ONLY R15 696* per person sharing

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2 Nights – Protea Hotel Cape Castle Package

3 Nights – Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge Package

from ONLY R3 541* per person sharin

from ONLY R3 899* per person sharing

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* Full package details & Terms and Conditions available on

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