The Summer Holidays are around the corner, and there's no better time than now to start planning your vacation with us.

Whether you want to take the family on a fun-filled getaway or fancy a Christmas shopping trip to South Africa from one of our African gateways, South African Airways can help you get there in comfort and style.

If the thought of a hot South African summer already has you breaking out in sweats and switching on the air-con, you may want to visit our featured destination of the month) – you could be ice skating at the Rockefeller Center in no time!

Planning your travels should be exciting and fun. That’s why we believe in making your booking experience as practical and painless as possible – check out the online tools we have designed with you in mind.


The Olympic season came to a perfect close with the awesome achievements of the South African Paralympics team, who returned home with an impressive total of 29 medals. Congratulations – you have done the nation proud!

On that victorious note, we wish you a warm and wonderful October, interspersed with happy travels.


Until next time, travel safe!

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Destination of the month – New York

There is no city like the Big Apple!

As iconic as its famous landmarks – the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street, Broadway, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the famous Manhattan skyline – New York truly is the city that never sleeps.

Why wait?

Book flights to the Big Apple with South African Airways and bite into the most exciting metropolis the US has to offer.

New York

Did you know?

SAA provides the fastest connection between Africa and North America with 14 weekly flights to two US gateways. SAA offers daily, non-stop flights between Johannesburg and New York’s JFK airport and daily, direct flights between Johannesburg and Washington’s Dulles airport (via Dakar, Senegal).

Johannesburg to/from New York

    SA203 departs Johannesburg daily at 21h00 and arrives in New York at 06h40 the following
      morning, in time to enjoy a full day in the Big Apple. The flight is one of the longest commercial
      flights in the world, with a non–stop flight time of 15 hours and 40 minutes.
    The return flight, SA204, departs New York JFK (Terminal 4) daily at 11h15 and arrives in
      Johannesburg the following morning at 08h30, after a relaxing 15 hour and 15 minute flight.
    From New York’s JFK airport, the rest of North America is easily accessible through seamless
      connections on a number of airline partners, including JetBlue Airways where most major cities in
      the US and the Caribbean are only a flight away.
    SAA uses state of the art, technically advanced A340-600 aircraft on this route, offering its award
      winning, Premium Business Class service with lie-flat seats and gourmet dining, as well as an
      Economy Class with more legroom than the competitor, complimentary in–flight entertainment,
      meals and snacks, as well as a generous free checked–baggage allowance.
New York New York New York

Great flight specials from South Africa


Johannesburg to Harare from R3427*
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Johannesburg to Lusaka from R3589*
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Johannesburg to Luanda from R4807*
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Johannesburg to Kinshasa from R4967*
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Johannesburg to Windhoek from R2640*
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Johannesburg to Beijing from R7101*
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Great flight specials from Africa


Point Noire to Hong Kong from XAF 879 500*
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Lagos to Cape Town from USD 906*
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Cotonou to Sao Paulo from XOF 913 100*
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Lusaka to Johannesburg from USD 421*
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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 online now at, through the SAA Call Centre on 0861 606 606, or at your local SAA Office.

**Remember: When booking through an SAA Office, please quote booking code:mn27Sep12

The number of seats available: 50 693

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Showcasing Africa – Mauritius

Mauritius is a tropical gem with endless white beaches, lagoons and dramatic cliffs - only a four-hour flight from South Africa separates you from paradise.


    Thrilling water sports
    Coastal walks
    Scenic sightseeing
    World-class golf
    Spectacular beaches
    Diverse cultures
    Unforgettable sea excursions

Did you know?

Despite its unrivalled beauty and tranquillity, the Dodo actually put Mauritius on the world map. Though extinct for more than 300 years now, the Dodo continues to stir amazement at the National History Museum, where one of the few remaining skeletons is on display.

The locals are a rich mix of people of African, Chinese, Indian, Muslim and European descent, who together form a harmonious society, which creates an authentic warm welcome to all visitors.

Whether you prefer soaking up the sun, exploring volcanic craters, or discovering the wonders of the coral reef, Mauritius has something for everyone, so book your seats today!



Online Tools Designed With You In Mind

SAA is always looking for ways to improve your travel experience, and our website is no exception.Visit and:

• access your booking online • apply for a refund
• review and select your seats • print your reservation
• order special meals • purchase travel insurance
• see what movies are playing • check-in online
• cancel your booking and much, much more.

All you need to access these features is your confirmation number and your last name.

Online Tools

One of the most popular features is the ability to select seats prior to the flight, and SAA has made this as easy as possible. You can see exactly which seats are available and make changes at a later date if necessary.

Also, when departing from our South African gateways, we have separate counters for those of you who have already checked in online. Although you still need to stop by to show us your travel documents, drop off your bags and pick up your boarding pass, we'll be ready for you when you get there. You’ll be on your way in no time.

Look for the "Manage my Booking" tab on to start taking advantage of these exciting features right away!



Attend the Nedbank Golf Challenge

When:   29 November 2012
Where:   Gary Player Country Club, Sun City

A major African golfing fixture since 1981, the Nedbank Golf Challenge takes place annually over four days at Sun City’s Gary Player Country Club, and is tagged the Millionaire Challenge, because of the prize money.

Nedbank Golf Challenge



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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.

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Fly-in package includes: Return flights from Durban to Johannesburg on SAA, airline levy, 2 days Avis car hire, 2 nights at the Protea Hotel Roodepoort, Rugby match ticket for the 06 October at Soccer City Stadium.

Valid for set departure 05 - 07 October 201

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• 2 Nights - The Bay Hotel package from ONLY R4 847* per person sharing

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• 7 Nights - Pearle Beach Resort & Spa package from ONLY R11 365* per person sharing

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• 7 Nights - Disney Value Resorts package from ONLY R19 922* per person sharing

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• 3 Night - Elephant Hills Resort package from ONLY R5 164* per person sharing

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