Flights and Car Hire – George, Mossel Bay to Cape Town

30th October 2018
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3 days tour George to Cape Town
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Book cheap flightsWith the current high fuel prices. Holiday makers know that booking affordable flights and Tempest car hire online works out cheaper than driving all the way from home in the family car.  Looking for an exciting holiday without the long haul road trips?  Look no further, book it all online and fly into George, touring back towards Cape Town, South Africa.  See our blogs for interesting extensions to your holiday.

Local South Africans and many other travellers from across the world including Europe and UK fly into George Airport via Johannesburg or through Cape Town Airport to enjoy the warm sun, sea and sand.  Book your affordable flights online to George Airport and at the same time pre-book your Tempest car hire all on line, it’s that easy!

Day one
You fly into George airport and collect your pre-booked Car Hire.  George, known as the capital of the Garden Route is situated roughly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. First proclaimed a town in 1811, George lies in the shadow of the imposing Outeniqua Mountains.

Places of interest in George

Outeniqua Transport Museum
This fascinating museum houses 13 steam locomotives including the Emil Kessler, Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive. The Royal Train used during the 1947 visit by the Royal Family as well as Paul Kruger’s coach are also on display. The exhibition includes vintage motor cars and a model train room.

Victoria Bay
Just over 12km from George is the secluded resort of Victoria Bay. Vic Bay, as the locals call it, offers safe bathing, excellent angling and some challenging waves for surfers. The bay is an excellent place to view dolphins all year round while Southern Right and Humpback whales are seasonal visitors.
Overnight George

Day Two
Depart from George on the N2 south past Groot Brak River and on to Mossel Bay. This harbour town on the Southern Cape coast is best known for being the first landing place of Europeans on South African soil in 1488.

Places of Interest in Mossel Bay

Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex
This museum complex is situated close to the town centre, just above the beautiful Santos Beach. The complex houses the Maritime Museum containing the Caravel ship that Bartholomew Dias arrived in from Portugal.  You will also find the Shell Museum and Aquarium. The oldest Post Office in South Africa, the Post Office Tree is located just outside the museum. Travellers would leave letters in a shoe under the tree from as long ago as 500 years.  Passing ships would collect and carry the mail to further destinations.

Santos Beach
As seen above is a must.  Soft sand with warm ocean waters, just the perfect place to relax for a while and enjoy it

Botlierskop Game Reserve
This is a well-stocked Game Reserve with guided game drives, helicopter tours and horseback safaris. Over 1800 animals roam the reserve where one can see over 25 species including rhino, buffalo and giraffe. The reserve is situated a  20 km from Mossel Bay. The game reserve is also home to two Prides of Lion
Overnight Mossel Bay

Day Three
Depart Mossel Bay on N2 South for Cape Town. As an alternative route to Cape Town one can turn off the N2 at Swellendam and continue through Ashton and Robertson before connecting the N1 at Worcester.
Your Car Hire is returned to the depot at Cape Town Airport

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Direct Flights Cape Town to Hong Kong

November 2018
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Book cheap flightsCAPE TOWN has clinched its first direct air link to Asia.  With the November 14, 2018 launch of Cathay Pacific’s first non-stop seasonal service between Cape Town (CPT) and Hong Kong (HKG).  Compare your flights online, remember always book well in advance and save.  Late bookings often cost more.

Itinerary schedule

Operating three times a week until February 18, flight CX794 departs Cape Town 11h05 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays to arrive 06h55 in Hong Kong. Flight CX795 departs Hong Kong 00h10 on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to arrive in Cape Town at 08h30.  Flights are operated with the new 280-seat Airbus A350-900 in three-class layout.  Comprising 38 business class seats.  28 in premium economy and 214 in economy class. The aircraft is equipped with Cathay Pacific’s latest designer products.  Including new seats, a new in-flight entertainment system and in-flight WiFi.

The new service will add 11 760 seats in each direction on the CPT-HKG route during the season.  Complementing Cathay Pacific’s 27-year-old daily non-stop service between Johannesburg (JNB) and HKG.

Future

Sutch said Cape Town had always been on Cathay Pacific’s radar.  Another consideration had been the availability of the right size equipment to service the route, said Flight Operations Director, Captain Chris Kempis.  The seasonal service would test the market, said Sutch, and a year-round service would depend on the route’s performance and whether the business travel market would pick up. “The new service creates exciting new opportunities for both the Western Cape and Hong Kong,” he said.

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris, said the new service signified an unprecedented connection between Asia and the Western Cape.  Both Hong Kong and Cape Town being gateways to their respective continents. It signalled increased opportunities for business, investment, travel and trade. “By connecting the Cape directly to China for the first time, we hope to see a marked increase in tourism and investment into our region,” he said.

Book cheap flightsCathay Pacific has expanded its long-haul network significantly in recent years. In 2018 alone, the airline launched new services to Brussels, Dublin and Washington DC.   Its regional subsidiary, Cathay Dragon, commenced flights to the Philippines, China and Indonesia.

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British Airways

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Cheap flights with British Airways

Book cheap flightsView and compare some of the cheap flights on British Airways, the flag carrier of the United Kingdom. One can compare fare prices and book online from wherever you are, saving you time and money. British Airways has a hub at Gatwick Airport and another at London Heathrow Airport. From here one can connect to over 160 destinations on all six inhabited continents.  Wow that is amazing ……………

British Airways Cabin Comforts

All British Airways long haul flights offer seat back entertainment plus free food and drink.  Complimentary pillows and blankets are offered to passengers. The airline’s in-flight magazine, ‘high life Magazine’, is available to all passengers. A buy-on-board system is available on short haul flights within Europe.

When travelling to South Africa

Book your car hire in advance and avoid disappointment, especially in season and school holidays.  Cheap Car Rental is available at all main airports.  If you book in advance the depot will remain open until you arrive.  However, at main airports, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban airports car hire is open 24/7 – Book your Car Hire Rental online and save time before departures

History of British Airways
British Airways was formed in March 1974 as a result of a merger between two international and two domestic carriers. The airline currently operates a fleet of 275 aircraft making it the largest carrier in the UK based on fleet size.  The fleet of British Airways aircraft consists predominantly of Airbus and Boeing aircraft including the Airbus A380-800 and the Boeing 777-300ER.

British Airways merged with Spanish airline Iberia in 2011 leading to the creation of International Airlines Group (IAG) holding company.  The International Airlines Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the FTSE 100 index. It is the third largest airline group in the world based on annual revenue.

Sport Sponsored by British Airways
British Airways was the official airline of the 2012 London summer Olympics and Paralympics. It is also the official airline of the Wimbledon Championship tennis tournament.  British Airways backs England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Cheap flights to Cape Town

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You can compare and book cheap flights to Cape Town International Airport.  The most southern commercial airport on the continent of Africa.  Serviced by all South African Domestic airlines and many international airlines.  Whether you are looking for cheap flights to Cape Town for Business or for Holiday Pleasure.   You have landed on the right page to compare a variety of cheap flights available.  Booking cheap flights online is both the modern way and the professional method of conducting both your business & personal holiday arrangements.  

Who visits Cape Town 

Affectionately known as the “Mother City”.   Apart from South Africans a large number of foreign tourists fly to Cape Town and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, cuisine and wine route.  From Cape Town tour along the Garden Route.  Some travel as far as Addo Elephant Park north of Port Elizabeth. Travellers come from far afield as Britain, France, Germany, Holland who all have roots from the founding of South Africa in the 1700s.  American tourists and Australian tourist fly in to enjoy the wildlife and the laid back lifestyle matched by excellent weather.  Many more visitors from Africa arrive to enjoy some holiday shopping.  Cape Town is also a ‘springboard’ into the rest of Africa including Windhoek the capital of Namibia

Business Travel

There are many attractions for both businessmen and holiday makers alike.
Cape Town is the seat of the South African Parliament.  Commercially, many international companies have their South African Head office based in Cape Town.  South Africa has often been called the springboard into Africa

Holiday Travel

For the holidaymaker, the attractions are almost endless – but since most of us have to pay our own flights we want to start off with booking either our International flight or Domestic cheap flight to Cape Town.  The more we can save the more we can spend on the fun activities, Right?  For example, Touring the oldest town in South Africa, the Fort,  a cable car trip up Table Mountain, a ferry boat ride out to Robben Island where the late Nelson Mandela was interned.  The famous Red Bus tours could include the famous topless red bus tours.

The Cape Peninsular

Tour down the peninsular, hugging the precarious coastline cliffs of Chapman’s Peak Drive.  Cross over the peninsula to visit the penguin colony at Boulders beach.  Onward to the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve with its lighthouse and spectacular views over the seas.  The area is a protected Nature reserve where various wildlife animals roam freely.  Baboons, Eland with their majestic horns (largest antelope in the world) Bontebok, Zebra, and Ostriches to name but a few.  There are no known predators in the park.

attractions in Cape Town

From Cape Town, holidaymakers can radiate further afield. Travel up the West Coast to the natural beauty of the more desolated areas of the Cape.  With the opportunity of crossing the border into Namibia and onto Windhoek.  North to the fertile wine lands famous for wine tasting and wine pairing, cellar tours all are available.  Or Eastwards along the popular Garden Route towards Addo Elephant National Park and Port Elizabeth.  You can book a return flight from Port Elizabeth Airport back to Cape Town or other airports in South Africa…


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Welcome to Cape Town Airport Car Hire.

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The Legislative Capital and Heart of South Africa.

Cape Town Airport Car Hire allows you to book Flights and Car Hire directly online.    Bare in mind that available flights and car hire are never unlimited. We therefore always recommend booking as early as possible and also to get the lowest fares.

After collecting your Car Hire from Cape Town Airport depot on arrival the Freedom of the Western Cape awaits you.  Explore day trips  Cape Town, Table Mountain, the Wine Route or a few days along the Garden Route.

There are direct regular daily flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg Airport and Lanseria Airport (northern Johannesburg), Durban and Port Elizabeth Airports.

Cape Town Airport Car Hire

Always book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, Cars are not unlimited !
We strongly advise you book on line. Cape Town car hire is always under pressure from the travel market and being the legislative capital of South Africa, where parliaments sits, you would be well advised to pre-book your required car hire on line, and in advance.

A Cape Town welcome; offers you

Cape Town Airport Car Hire welcomes you to South Africa.  Fondly known as the ‘Mother City” – Gateway to the Western Cape and the Southern tip of Africa.   Travelling East of Cape Town on a self drive tour through the lush green Garden Route and its quaint little towns.   Westwards of Cape Town you drive through the dryer and more arid country of the West Coast with its own personal style of beauty.   Which ever direction you may choose to travel, you are guaranteed amazing scenery.  The Cape Sea route was original named the “Cape of Storms”.  This came about due to the very rough weather the first Portuguese sailor Bartholomew Diaz experienced in 1488.  The name Cape of Storms would negatively discourage future sailors.    Shortly afterwards the Cape Sea route was renamed the “Cape of Good Hope”

Wish you were here !!

Cape Town Airport Car Hire

Cape Town Airport Car Hire allows you to to travel to the Addo Elephant National Park

With the freedom of your Tempest car hire you will be in easy reach of the Wine Route, Cape Peninsula & Cape Augulhas.  The Garden Route awaits you to explore some scenic and interesting areas of the Western Cape of South Africa.  Ending in the Eastern Cape north of Port Elizabeth at Addo Elephant National park where a wide variety of indigenous wildlife will intrigue you.  From Lions to Elephants ….

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Original Cape Point Light House

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Low cost flights between South Africa and London

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Low cost flights between South Africa and London

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Choose your preferred dates of travel and leave the rest to us.  We will search and find you a list of all low cost flights between South Africa and London.  Instantly giving you a layout of all flights available for your chosen dates.  There are direct flights from and to Cape Town or Johannesburg OR Tambo airports.  All you need to do is compare and make your choice that meets your budget and itinerary.  

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Once you have decided the flight best suited to fit in with your itinerary. Simply click view and the full itinerary, stopovers etc will be show.  Scroll down further and click, Book this Flight”.  Always fill in your names exactly as shown on your passport, even if they are spelt wrong.  This will avoid any delays when passing through Immigration.

Flights
There are non stop direct flights between Britain and South Africa on a daily basis with as many as 14 flights per week.  Overnight non stop flights operate form London Heathrow to both Johannesburg and Cape Town direct.  With a vast network of domestic flights reconnecting you virtually to every Airport in England or South Africa.
If you require Car Hire in South Africa we would recommend that you book it on-line ASAP.

International flights by foreign carriers
Several International airlines also regularly fly to South Africa.  For example Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates etc which do not fly directly but rather require you to reconnect at there home airport hub.

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South African Visas
For foreign passport holders wishing to enter South Africa please Google the South African Department of Home affairs can guide those who wish to enter South Africa Click .  South African Passport Holders do require visas to enter Britain and possibly many other countries in the world.  Please check with your local embassy or consulates.  They will assist you with what is required for you to enter their country if your documents are not in order you can be refused to board your flight.

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South African Airways

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Cheap flights on South African Airways

Book cheap flightsView and compare some of the cheap flights on South African Airways, the flag carrier of South Africa. You can compare prices and book online from anywhere in the world.  Saving you time and money.  Direct low-cost flights to London, America, Germany, and Australia are popular routes.  View and compare all our fares online from the comfort of your home or office.

 Book your car hire online before your arrival in South Africa, save time.  South African Airways is based at O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg SAA.

South African Airways Destinations
South African Airways can connect you to 38 destinations in 26 countries, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the East, Australia and the USA.    As Africa’s financial hub Johannesburg plays its part as an entry point to the entire Southern Africa region.  People from all over the world fly into South Africa.  Travellers to South Africa vary from businessmen from Britain and Germany to holidaymakers from Australia and South America.

South African Airways history

South African Airways hub is based at Johannesburg International Airport or O.R. Tambo International Airport.  Most importantly, Johannesburg airport is less than 25 km from the centre of downtown along the M1 motorway.
South African Airways was founded by the SA Government in 1934. However, it was originally controlled by the SA Railways and Harbours Administration. In 1997 SAA changed its name and livery also introducing online services.  In 2006 the airline split from its parent company Transnet and began operations as an independent airline. The Airbus A319, A320, A330 and A340 are all currently in operation.  SAA, including its affiliates, has an extensive domestic network.   Three affiliated airlines being, Mango, Airlink and also South African Express Airways.  Mango also flies to Zanzibar and Airlink fly’s the Madagascar route.

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South African Airways Logo changed 
SAA replaced the old colours of orange, blue and white with the Flying Springbok emblem in 1997. The new colours in the decal design are nothing less than impressive.  The colours have drawn accolades from various foreign airlines from around the world.   One Boeing 747-300 aircraft, named Ndizani, was painted entirely in the colours of the flag.  The colourful aircraft flew South African athletes to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

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