The holiday season is here at last. A welcome break from early morning school runs, tedious meetings, ridiculous deadlines and peak hour traffic.

Whether you’re unwinding on a secluded beach or relaxing at home, we wish you and your family a truly joyous festive season and a wonderful Happy New Year! Thank you for choosing South African Airways as your carrier of choice and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.


Until next time, travel safe!

Destination of the month
Special fares Special SA Specials International
Showcasting Africa
Upcoming Events
Partner of the month
SAA Holidays

Destination of the month – Hong Kong

Situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, Hong Kong is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour.
Top attractions

  • The Peak: A remarkable view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories.
  • The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery: A beautiful monastery with an impressive giant, bronze Buddha set in the natural beauty of Lantau Island.
  • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade: Stroll along the waterfront and explore the Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Avenue of Stars.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland: Magic, adventure and the world’s favourite cast of characters await.

Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise. Impress family and friends by picking up bargains and gorgeous gifts wherever you go - shopping in Hong Kong isn’t called (retail) therapy for nothing.

Flight information

Departure from Johannesburg
Flights depart at 16:45 and arrive in Hong Kong the following day. The duration of the flight is 13 hours and 30 minutes.
Departure from Hong Kong
Flights depart at 23:40 and arrive in Johannesburg at 07:05 the next day, allowing passengers to connect with SAA domestic and regional flights without rushing.
    The Hong Kong route is serviced with an Airbus
      (A340-300), offering 38 Business Class and
      215 Economy Class seats.
Business Class
When it comes to comfort, we ensure that our Premium Class passengers only have the best. SAA’s flat bed seat lies at 180 degrees, allowing passengers to sleep easier. SAA offers attractive fares from South Africa and Africa to Hong Kong.
Economy Class
SAA offers generous ergonomic Economy Class seats, with legroom well above the international norm. Each seat is also equipped with an 8.6" PTV so passengers can enjoy a wide selection of in–flight entertainment.
As a member of Star Alliance, Voyager members can earn and redeem Miles with other member carriers. Voyager Gold, Platinum and Lifetime Platinum members are also entitled to the same privileges as Star Alliance’s Silver and Gold members.
Airport lounges
In Hong Kong, SAA provides complimentary access to the United Star Gold Lounge for Business Class travellers, as well as Voyager Gold, Platinum and Lifetime Platinum card members on the date of departure. Catch up on work, unwind and enjoy a range of complimentary food and beverages before your flight.
Hong–Kong Hong–Kong

Business Class


Economy Class


Specials from South Africa

Johannesburg to Harare from R 3 568*
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Johannesburg to Kinshasa from R 4 500*
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Johannesburg to Libreville from R 6 573*
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Johannesburg to Lagos from R 5 709*
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Johannesburg to Kigali from R 5 840*
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Johannesburg to Lusaka from R 3 436*
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Johannesburg to Beijing from R 7 486*
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Johannesburg to Buenos Aires from R 9 659*
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Johannesburg to Hong Kong from R 10 126*
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Cape Town to Dubai from R6 783*
“Operated by our codeshare partner Emirates"
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Specials from Africa

Kigali to Johannesburg from USD 468*
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Entebbe to Hong Kong from USD 1809*
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Abidjan to Sao Paulo from XOF974 000*
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Cotonou to London from XOF995 100*
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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

For Call Centre bookings, please quote booking code: mn29Nov12

The number of seats available: 31934

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Showcasing South Africa – Maputo

Located in the far south of Mozambique, Maputo (formerly known as Lourenzo Marques) is one of Africa’s most attractive capital cities.

A stroll through Maputo’s city centre will take you through magical markets where everything from fresh seafood to colourful trinkets are on offer. Visit the tranquil tropical gardens of the Hardim Tunduru Botanical Gardens or immerse yourself in Maputo’s culture by visiting the landmark train station, National Art Museum and the old fort.

A regular ferry takes visitors from Maputo's fishing harbour to Inhaca Island, a favourite destination for divers and snorkelers. If you prefer sightseeing, head south to Maputo Elephant Reserve, a sanctuary for elephant, hippos, crocs, side-striped jackal and antelope.

Cape Town

Where to stay

There are a couple of upmarket hotels in the city, the best of which is the Polana Hotel, with its grand view over the harbour.



Mobile check–in

South African Airways has included Mobile Check–in to the Self Service Check–in suite of products, combined with Mobile Boarding Pass delivery via email.

Simply access the Mobile Check–in application on your mobile phone by entering your booking information. If there are multiple passengers on the booking, you can also select who to check in at this point. You can add your frequent flyer details, select your seat*, update any necessary information and send your boarding passes to your phone via email.


This is available from the following domestic departure cities only: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London & from the following International departures: Frankfurt and Munich.

Coming soon:

03 December 2012: London-Johannesburg

*If you have a touch-screen phone, simply touch the required seat to select it, instead of entering the seat number.

Mobile Check–In


OnBiz is a personalised and complete online service for company travel. Accessible through SAA’s website,, it presents companies with the opportunity to manage all of their travel requirements from the comfort of the office while saving costs.

There are approximately 9 000 businesses registered with SAA’s OnBiz and this is growing daily. While this consists largely of South African companies, the number of companies throughout Africa and the rest of the world are increasing rapidly.




Your friends could help you win!

Any friend of yours is a friend of ours. Get your family and friends to join Voyager between 1 November and 31 December 2012 and you could win 20 000 Voyager Miles. Plus, every time they use a Voyager partner, your chances increase.

Join Voyager Now!

Terms and Conditions:

    Your new Voyager number must be included at time of booking
      (i.e. partner or flight), adding your number will ensure that your
      partner or flight Miles are tracked automatically to qualify for the
      lucky draw.
    The winner will be notified telephonically or via email, and may be
      required to pose for photographic material.
    Entry into the competition closes on 31 December 2012.
    Voyager Travel/Partner transactions must be completed within the
      promotion dates.
    Draw will take place after the promotion end date.
    Competition valid for new enrolled Voyager members registered
      during the promotion period only.




Europcar provides a chauffeur service for the discerning traveller who requires an effortless and exclusive travel experience.

Chauffeur options include:

  • Private Transfer Service: This includes a meet and greet, drop offs at airports and collection from a specified address.
  • Chauffer Drive: This option is ideal for clients who require a car and chauffeur for either a few hours, full or multi-day drives.
  • VIP Chauffer Drive: Personalised itineraries for clients who require luxury transport to attend exclusive events or business appointments.

Book with Europcar and enjoy the same quality service and comfort on the road that you are accustomed to on our flights.


Mobile Check–In

Upcoming events

Hong Kong Sevens

China international Clothing and Accessories fare


When: 22–24 March 2013


When: 26–29 March 2013



Partner of the month


Hertz Car Rental is one of South Africa's premier car rental companies, enjoying nearly 100 years of heritage, excellence and innovation. At Hertz, every transaction is treated as a journey of endless possibilities, with customer satisfaction remaining a key end result.

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SAA Holidays – All Inclusive Value Packages

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.

• 2 Nights – Protea Hotel Umhlanga Package, Durban From ONLY R2 935* per person sharing

• 2 Nights – Fancourt Hotel Package, George from ONLY R5 045* per person sharing

Valid for weekend stay only

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Valid for SADC Residents only

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• 7 Nights – Paradise Cove Hotel and Spa Package, Mauritius From ONLY R14 782* per person sharing

• 7- Night - Costa Classica Cruise Package, Dubai From ONLY R5 123.00* per person sharing

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* Full package details, as well as Terms and Conditions available on

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