August 2015

Comparing cheap flights: GrabaFlight vs. FlightSite, Tripsta, TripAdvisor & Mango Airlines

Comparing cheap flights

Finding a cheap flight is almost a day task nowadays. You need to scan and browse sites, come back again to check if the price maybe dropped a little more… and again, and again. Today we had to look up some potential flights for one of our customers. The request was to find return flights for 4 adults from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for the 24th of September till the 4th of October. It was quite easy for us to find availability, that was no problem. With many low cost airlines operating on that route, for example like Mango Airlines, Kulula & FlySafair.

We managed to find a flight for our customer and fortunately at quite a good price. The total price came to R6,283 and the flight times were exactly what the customer wanted. There were some cheaper flights with FlySafair, however the luggage was not included. And when you go on holiday for at least a week, we’re pretty sure you need some luggage. With FlySafair charging R150 per checked in suitcase, this would have made them a lot more expensive (although they seemed cheaper at first). Click the image below to check the flight details and pricing.

Comparing cheap flights

Now let’s start comparing cheap flights with other flight sites

We decided to help our customer a little bit and went onto some other popular travel sites and started comparing cheap flights and what the prices would be for THE EXACT SAME FLIGHT. We punched in the same details, we selected the same Kulula flights with the same times, same booking class, I’m sure you get the picture. Although the flights were all the same, wee discovered that the prices vary a lot! All sites we tried, showed a more expensive flight than GrabaFlight. Really, every one of them. We compared flights on FlightSite, Tripsta, TripAdvisor and Mango Airlines.

Click on the images below to view the flight details and pricing.

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Mango Happy Day Sale 26 August

Mango Happy Day Sale prices are available again this wednesday until 9pm tomorrow (27 Aug)! Prices start from R525* on selected Mango Airlines flights until the end of September 2015. Book your Mango Happy Day Sale flights before the sale ends tonight or availability of flights runs out.


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Cheap Flights for the Carly Rae Jepsen Tour

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Hold the phone! Carly Rae Jepsen is going to tour South Africa. Well tour is a big word, she’s doing two concerts (one in Cape Town and one in Pretoria). But nevertheless it’s a must see show. We’re definitely getting in line with our sleeping bags (or book on Computicket). The “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You” singer will perform at Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, Cape Town on 21 October 2015 and the Monument Amphi theatre, Pretoria on 24 October 2015 as part of her E.MO.TION album release in South Africa.

Flight comparison for the Cape Town show:
Flights leaving from Johannesburg and returning the next day:
21 Oct 08:30 Kulula – 22 Oct 05:30 FlySafair R1134
21 Oct 08:30 Kulula – 22 Oct 09:00 FlySafair R1194

Flights leaving from Durban and returning the next day:
21 Oct 13:10 Kulula – 22 Oct 08:50 Mango Airlines R1847
21 Oct 13:10 Kulula – 22 Oct 13:40 Mango Airlines R1847

Flights leaving from Bloemfontein and returning the next day:
21 Oct 14:00 Mango Airlines – 22 Oct 11:40 Mango Airlines R2033

Flight comparison for the Pretoria show (flights found are to Joburg):
Flights leaving from Cape Town and returning the same day:
24 Oct 06:30 FlySafair – 24 Oct 17:25 FlySafair R1136

Flights leaving from Durban and returning the same day:
24 Oct 07:55 Kulula – 24 Oct 17:25 Kulula R1118

Flights leaving from Bloemfontein and returning the same day:
24 Oct 09:35 SAA – 24 Oct 21:00 Mango Airlines R4081

Flights leaving from Bloemfontein and returning the next day:
24 Oct 09:35 SAA – 25 Oct 13:30 CemAir R2235

Use the flight search tool below to find your specials for the Carly Rae Jepsen Tour.


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SkyWise Month End Domestic Sale August 2015

SkyWise has launched a month end domestic flights sale for August 2015. The SkyWise Month End Domestic Sale includes flights on the Johannesburg (ORIA) – Cape Town – Johannesburg (ORIA) route. You can pick up a one way flight from as cheap as R648. The sale is on from the 24th of August until the 26th of August. Fares include 7kg of hand luggage and 25kg of checked in luggage per adult. This special is available for flights until the 1st of September.


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Flights to Cape Town for the Cape Town Marathon

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Relaunched last year, the Cape Town Marathon is quite the spectacle. A 42.2km race and the only Silver Label IAAF Marathon on the African continent. The event is taking place on the 19th – 20th of September 2015. It is a time where many people from all over South Africa come to enjoy the Mother City. A good reason for us to find out the cheapest last minute flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the cheapest last minute flights from Durban to Cape Town. So there is no excuse to miss it, with all these great prices.

Departures from Johannesburg

This flight allows you to arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday after the race:
18 Sep 21:10 Kulula – 20 Sep 19:00 Kulula R1536

Want to arrive only on Saturday and leave after the race?
19 Sep 06:55 Kulula – 20 Sep 19:00 Kulula R1545
19 Sep 14:25 Kulula – 20 Sep 19:00 Kulula R1445

Want to stay from Saturday and only leave Monday after a good rest?
19 Sep 14:25 Kulula – 21 Sep 09:10 Kulula R1206

Departures from Durban

This flight allows you to arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday after the race:
18 Sep 19:15 Mango Airlines – 20 Sep 16:40 Mango Airlines R1936

Want to arrive only on Saturday and leave after the race?
19 Sep 07:30 Mango Airlines – 20 Sep 16:40 Mango Airlines R1916
19 Sep 16:45 Mango Airlines – 20 Sep 16:40 Mango Airlines R1916

Want to stay from Saturday and only leave Monday after a good rest?
19 Sep 10:30 Mango Airlines – 21 Sep 09:35 Mango Airlines R1896


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Mango Happy Day Sale 19 August

Mango Happy Day Sale prices are available again today! Prices start from R525* on selected Mango Airlines flights until the end of September 2015. Book your Mango Happy Day Sale flights before the sale ends tonight or availability of flights runs out.


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Flights to Joburg for Red Bull X-Fighters & Live Loud

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There are some really great events happening in Johannesburg this September. Our favorites are Red Bull X-Fighters and Johannesburg Live Loud. Lots of people travel to Joburg to attend these events, some all the way from places like Durban and Cape Town. That’s why we thought it would be nice of us to simply list the cheapest flights still available around these dates. Red Bull X-Fighters takes place on the 11th of September and Johannesburg Live Loud is happening the next day on the 12th of September. We personally feel that you should probably go to both and make it a full weekend up in Jozi.

Departures from Cape Town

If you are attending Red Bull X-Fighters and want to stay for 24 hours:
11 Sep 05:30 FlySafair – 11 Sep 21:10 Kulula R1638
11 Sep 05:30 FlySafair – 12 Sep 07:20 SkyWise R1562

If you want to spend the Saturday there as well (at least most of it, perhaps to check out Live Loud):
11 Sep 05:30 FlySafair – 12 Sep 17:25 FlySafair R1636
via Johannesburg Lanseria 11 Sep 05:55 Kulula – 12 Sep 16:10 Kulula R1579

If you are attending Live Loud only and want to stay for 24 hours:
12 Sep 06:30 FlySafair – 12 Sep 17:25 Kulula R1638
12 Sep 06:30 FlySafair – 13 Sep 05:55 FlySafair R1336

Or if you want to spend the Saturday and the Sunday as well:
12 Sep 05:30 FlySafair – 13 Sep 20:00 FlySafair R1486

Want to stay the whole weekend from Friday till Sunday?:
11 Sep 05:30 FlySafair – 13 Sep 20:00 FlySafair R1636

Departures from Durban

If you are attending Red Bull X-Fighters and want to stay for 24 hours:
11 Sep 06:00 Kulula – 11 Sep 22:40 Kulula R1156
11 Sep 06:00 Kulula – 12 Sep 07:05 Mango Airlines R1259
via Johannesburg Lanseria 11 Sep 06:15 Kulula – 12 Sep 12:50 Kulula R1175

If you want to spend the Saturday there as well (at least most of it, perhaps to check out Live Loud):
11 Sep 06:00 Kulula – 12 Sep 17:10 Mango Airlines R1259
via Johannesburg Lanseria 11 Sep 06:15 Kulula – 12 Sep 17:25 Kulula R1175

If you are attending Live Loud only and want to stay for 24 hours:
12 Sep 07:30 Mango Airlines – 12 Sep 17:10 Mango Airlines R1396
via Johannesburg Lanseria 12 Sep 07:55 Kulula – 12 Sep 17:25 Kulula R1175
12 Sep 07:30 Mango Airlines – 13 Sep 06:45 Mango Airlines R1416
via Johannesburg Lanseria 12 Sep 07:55 Kulula – 13 Sep 10:20 Kulula R1267

Or if you want to spend the Saturday and the Sunday as well:
12 Sep 07:30 Mango Airlines – 13 Sep 21:20 Kulula R1259
via Johannesburg Lanseria 12 Sep 07:55 Kulula – 13 Sep 21:30 Kulula R1175

Want to stay the whole weekend from Friday till Sunday?:
11 Sep 06:00 Kulula – 13 Sep 21:30 Kulula R1213


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Mango Airlines New Route Specials, Lanseria – Durban

Mango has just announced a new route its going fly. Mango Airlines will be flying Lanseria – Durban! At the moment they are offering a special launch price on limited flights from the 15th of October 2015 until the 30th of November 2015 from only R379 per person. This special is only available to book until the 14th of September 2015.


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Which app to use when booking a hotel from your phone

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Some of us (probably most) might still remember going to the local travel agent to fetch a brochure with upcoming specials for the holiday season. It required hours of sitting at home with your partner/friend/self (mentally circle what applies) going through pages and pages of hotel photos and their little description with icons. And then lets not forget looking up the pricing for the amount of nights you want and in which season what rates apply. A nightmare! Then websites came along and it made things a little easier, until apps saw the light of day. Now, when sitting on your (wo)man throne, you can quickly type in what you’re interested in and within a few seconds you see what matches and what previous guests think about the place.

Since we are all about flights, but you might need a hotel as well we have created a list of which apps you should be using, if you are looking to book a hotel in South Africa:

  1. Hotel Tonight: need something right now? Like tonight? Then the Hotel Tonight app is probably the app to go with. They have great hotels with availability, right now… or tomorrow. Android | Apple
  2. Booking.com: probably the most user friendly hotel booking apps out there, at least their users seem to think so by checking the reviews. Lots of hotels available and did I mention great reviews already? Android | Apple
  3. TripAdvisor Hotels: if you need a little more information on your hotel than really necessary? Want to know how many plugs you room will have? Do you read every single review and only make choices based on other people’s ***? Go with TripAdvisor, hands down your new favorite app. Android | Apple
  4. Hotels.com: a bit like Booking.com but with one major difference, the Hotels.com Rewards. Get some extra rewards, like a free stay at your favorite hotel. If you travel more than the average South African this might be a good deal for you. Android | Apple