MAY 2016

In the month of May, as the shadows get softer and longer, we celebrate Africa Day (25 May), Worker’s Day (1 May) and then the hardest workers of all - our mothers (Mother’s Day - 8 May). Furthermore, we are celebrating 25 years of flying to Nairobi, SAA's first ever East African destination. We are also proud to announce that our in-flight magazine, Sawubona, has been named Africa's leading in-flight magazine for the second year in a row.

With regards to our promotions, we have managed to put together an array of offers for you to enjoy. If you purchase a special Mother's day gift from our FlySAA Duty Free catalogue (online or on-board), you’ll stand a chance to win one of three fragrance hampers worth R1 800. You also stand the chance to win a 2-night stay at Timamoon Lodge and 1 of 3 Weber Braais with Miles For Style and Legacy Lifestyle respectively.

We’ve got other exciting promotions running with some of our partners. Have a look in our Special Promotions and Ongoing Promotions sections. We’re sure there will be something to fire up your wanderlust.

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!

South African Airways celebrates 25 years of flying to Nairobi, Kenya

South African Airways celebrates its 25th anniversary of flying to Nairobi, the airline’s first East African destination.

SAA was the first African Airline to operate between Johannesburg and Kenya when it introduced two weekly flights between Johannesburg and Nairobi in 1991. Kenya was also the airline’s first East African operation.

South African Airways’ in-flight magazine, Sawubona, awarded as best in its class

Sawubona, the in-flight magazine of South African Airways scooped the award for Africa’s leading in-flight magazine for the second year in a row.

The award for Africa’s leading in-flight magazine was given at the World Travel Awards™ in Zanzibar, Tanzania, during April and received by Ndalo Media, publishers of the magazine.

Spending Voyager Miles

We have a selection of partners that you can spend your SAA Voyager Miles on. Below are a few of the many partners we have:

Health Spas 

SAA Voyager members are able to pay for their spa visits using their Voyager Miles. From as little as 6 250 Miles, you can get a spa voucher worth R250 towards your next treatment.

Miles For Style

Voyager members can convert their Voyager Miles into StyleMiles.  7 680 StyleMiles can get you 6 bottles of 750ml Merlot wines. Furthermore, with 8 000 StyleMiles you can get a R400 dining voucher at the Mondiall Kitchen & Bar Restaurant, V & A  Waterfront, Cape Town.

FlySAA Duty Free

You can also spend your Miles on-line, in the comfort of your home, at least 3 days before your trip and the products will be delivered to your seat.
Tier Status and Benefits

As a valued SAA Voyager member, you are able to improve your Tier status, based on the amount of Tier Miles accumulated. A higher Elite status means access to additional benefits and privileges. Tier Miles are earned per calendar year on SAA, Star Alliance, SA Express, Airlink and Swaziland Airlink. To find out more, visit our Tier Status and Benefits page.
Special Promotions

Being a Voyager member means you get access to excellent deals and promotions from participating partners around the world. Here are some of the best deals for the month and beyond.
Win a 2-night stay at Timamoon Lodge with Miles For Style

You stand a chance to experience the beauty of Timamoon Lodge if you convert your SAA Voyager Miles.

Convert your SAA Voyager Miles to StyleMiles during the month of May and stand a chance to win 2 nights accommodation at the romantic Timamoon Lodge. The prize includes breakfast and dinner, as well as a picnic basket with wine which can be enjoyed beside the waterfall on the Sabie River or in front of the fire place in the villa.

Terms and Conditions apply

Earn double Miles when staying at Best Western Hotels and Resorts

Between 1 May and 30 June 2016, earn 1 000 Miles for each qualified stay at any Best Western property worldwide. 

Whether you are on business or enjoying a holiday, Best Western has over 4 000 properties worldwide to select from. 

To receive full credit for your Miles be sure to register for Best Western Rewards and select South African Airways as your earning partner.

Earn double Miles with Cruises International

You are invited to embark on the adventure of your dreams aboard the most glamorous ships at sea.

Book a selected voyage with Cruises International on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Crystal Cruises form 1 May until 30 June 2016 and earn double Miles!

Terms and Conditions apply.
Stand a chance to win 1 of 3 fragrance hampers worth R1 800 with FlySAA Duty Free

Fly with SAA in the month of May and purchase Duty Free products, on-board or on-line, and you can win a hamper worth R1 800.

You can double your chances when you purchase Duty Free products on-line at and we will deliver your products directly to your seat. Safe, easy and convenient.

Terms and conditions apply

Win 1 of 3 Weber Braais

Capitalise on all SAA Voyager has to offer by converting your
Lifestyle Rands to SAA Voyager Miles.

If you convert your Lifestyle Rands to SAA Voyager Miles before 31 May 2016, you will stand the chance to WIN 1 of 3 Weber Braais.

Terms and conditions apply.

Win a weekend rental with Avis

Book your next car rental with Avis and enjoy exclusive rates, using your SAA Voyager Miles. You also stand a chance to WIN* a free weekend rental!

*Redeem your Award with Voyager directly. Rate includes a Group A vehicle, 100 kilometres free per day, limited waiver, airport surcharge and tourism levy.

Terms and conditions apply.

Ongoing Promotions
Stand a chance to win
10 000 SAA Voyager Miles

Ten SAA Voyager members are able to win 10 000 Miles each. Fly on any SAA flight to Luanda, Abuja, Durban or Livingstone and one other Star Alliance operating carrier during the month of May, and you will be entered into the draw.

Star Silver members will receive 2 additional entries, and Star Gold members will receive 3 additional entries.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Earn up to 10 000 Voyager Miles

Book your first hotel stay through RocketMiles and get 3 000 bonus Voyager Miles. Plus, continue earning 500 – 10 000 Miles per night, for every booking. This offer is valid until 30 June 2016.

Relish a complimentary night with double Miles at Shangri-La Resorts

Until 30 June 2016, when you stay at any of the Shangri-La Resorts for three or more consecutive nights you enjoy the 4th night free. You will also earn double Miles for your stay.
Kindly quote the promotion code ‘FFS4P3’ as well as your Voyager number when making a reservation, and present your Voyager membership card when you check- in.

Terms and Conditions apply.
Thank you for your support 
Another dream fulfilled thanks to your generous donations to Reach For A Dream Foundation

Clifton is a 16 year old young man. His dream came true when he visited the Mercedes Benz workshop in East London. Clifton never expected to fly to East London and see the workshop in full swing. Once again, thank you all for your generous donations.
Winners' corner

Golden Ticket Competition

During February and March 2016, SAA Voyager held its' very own Golden Ticket Promotion. Passengers who flew on SAA between Johannesburg and any SAA African destination were offered a scratch card during flight. The card revealed a prize in Miles (between 100 and 10 000) and a unique claim number when scratched.  
Passengers, who accepted and scratched the cards, had to claim their prize using their unique claim number and were automatically entered into a lucky draw where one lucky member could win 1 Million Miles and four other member could win 500 000 Miles each.

We would like to congratulate the following members on winning 500 000 Miles each:
  • Mr J Kirby
  • Mrs L Bell
  • Mr A  Hofert
  • Mr J E De Beer 
Congratulations to Mr R Marques on winning a whopping 1 Million Miles.