Heathrow London Airport

Heathrow London Airport

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London Airport & celebrities

Heathrow airport lies 23 kilometres from the centre of London, home to many famous buildings and tourist attractions. The Royal Family and Buckingham Palace are one of the most popular attractions and have all passed through Heathrow at some time as well as practically every celebrity in the world. The airport has its own team of photographers as well as a TV news crew on permanent standby to cover any important arrivals.  If you have not been through London yet – you have not travelled!

London Airport facilities

Shops, banking facilities, bars and restaurants, both upmarket and Fast foods are available in all of the four terminals. Heathrow has consistently been ranked as the sixth busiest airport in the world and the busiest in European passenger traffic and fourth in European cargo traffic.

Airport transport

Public transport via rail from Heathrow offers the use of the London Underground, the Heathrow Express or TFL Rail, while many buses operate from the Heathrow Bus Station. Transport between terminals in the free zone is provided by Heathrow Express trains and by London Buses. The Hotel Hoppa bus network will connect you to all the hotels in the area from any terminal while taxis are available at all terminals. Heathrow is accessible from the M4 motorway, the A30 road or the M25 motorway depending on which terminal one is heading for.

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Size of London Airport

London Airport is the largest busiest Airport in Britain handling with over 73 million passengers traversing its terminals every year.   93% are foreign passengers and a balance of 7% coming from within England.  The largest departures are to America with an astounding  3 million flying to New York JFK Airport annually.

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When Travelling to South Africa

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Flights & Car Hire to enjoy a Garden Route tour

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Garden Route 3 Day tour
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You can fly in to George and collect your pre-booked Car Hire to enjoy the Garden Route.  From the airport drive 7 km into the city centre of George. This city which was first proclaimed a town in 1811 is known as the capital of the Garden Route. It is the ideal starting point for a self-drive tour towards Knysna.  Sometimes also called the Lake District of South Africa.  Travellers from far afield as Britain and Australia travel to South Africa to enjoy the exciting beauty and freedom, with so much to do and see along the Garden Route.

Depending on your arrival time we might suggest that you overnight in George.  Giving you a refreshing and early start in the morning. The one way distance is approximately 65 Km with much to see & explore.
Overnight George

Day Two
There are two suggested Scenic Routes to choose from:-

1. George to Knysna via Seven Passes Road.
From George follow the Saasveld Road towards the Nelson Mandela University (George Campus) and onto the Seven Passes Road. The road was completed in 1882 and remained the main road connecting Knysna and George until the N2 was opened in 1952. The Seven Passes Road is a national monument that crosses 10 rivers and goes through 7 Gorges on its way to Knysna. You will pass through villages such as Hoekwil, Karatara and Rheenendal as you wind through the Outeniqua Mountains. Phantom Pass is the final pass and brings the traveller out on the N2 roughly 7 km from Knysna.

2. George to Knysna via Wilderness and Sedgefield. (most popular)
Depart from George on the N2. The road winds though the Kaaiman’s River Pass and up to Dolphin Point, a popular whale watching viewpoint. From here one can gaze down on the seemingly endless beach at Wilderness. Your route continues past Wilderness to Sedgefield, an official ‘Slow Town’ surrounded by lakes or vleis on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. From Sedgefield the road continues winding through the hills and valleys for another 28km to Knysna.

3. George to Mossel Bay.
Depart George on the N2 travelling westwards towards the Blue Flag beaches of Mossel Bay.  The first European explorer, Bartholomew Diaz, dropped anchored in the Bay in 1488.   Bartholomew Diaz Caravel is on view in the museum.

4. George to Oudtshoorn.
Depart George heading north to Oudtshoorn up and over the 800m Outeniqua Pass.

Knysna.
Knysna is a charming little town.  Situated on the shores of the Knysna lagoon, home to over 200 species of fish as well as the famous endangered Knysna seahorse. Two immense sandstone cliffs known as the Heads guard the the lagoon’s entrance. The first record of settlement goes back to the late 1700’s.  Although George Rex who is regarded as the town’s founder only arrived in the early 1800’s.  He is buried in a solitary grave next the N2 as you head west out of Knysna.

Places of Interest in Knysna

The Knysna Waterfront is a hive of restaurants and entertainment where one can book a ferry trip,  yacht charter or perhaps a dinner cruise aboard the famous Paddle cruiser. Knysna lagoon does a few beaches such as Bollard Bay.  Others  are only reachable by boat on the opposite shore.

Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Elephant park is situated on the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Daily tours offer visitors an up close experience with these magnificent gentle giants.
Overnight Knysna

Day Three
Return to George or you can choose to your extend journey onto Port Elizabeth.
Both George and Port Elizabeth have domestic Airports and car hire depots where you can return your rented car hire.

The Cape Garden Route not only attracts local South Africans but international visitor from Britain, France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany wanting a self-drive holiday tour adding a new dimension to your freedom of travel. So go online today and book your low cost flights and budget car hire for arrival and collection at George Airport.  You will not be disappointed, your time and your fun is all yours to keep, a memorable adventure.

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Durban Airport (King Shaka)

Cheap flights to Durban Airport (King Shaka)

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Airport Transport

Road access to and from the airport is via the N2 freeway. There are a number of minor roads leading to coastal and inland destinations in the vicinity. There are toll gates on the N2 both to the north and south of the airport. Airport shuttles and metered taxis provide excellent public transport.  We recommend Booking Car Hire online before arrival.  This will save you both time and disappointment in the busy seasons

King Shaka International Airport Durban

Construction started in the seventies, though the economic trends of the early eighties saw the project halted in 1982.  It started up again in the late nineties as Durban’s existing airport had become too small.  After many delays, including a tender war, construction finally began in 2007 and the first commercial plane landed in May 2010.

The name King Shaka Airport

The airport gets its name from the Zulu king who was the nation’s leader in the 19th century.  The airport has a split level terminal handling arrivals on the lower level and departures on the upper.  The Airports retail outlets are on the Ground level

Durban – city in the sun

This vibrant coastal city on the eastern seaboard of South Africa is a melting pot of African, Indian, Eastern and Colonial traditions. Its esplanade runs along the seafront from uShaka Marine World theme park to the Moses Mabhida stadium. Famous for its golden beaches, Durban is the busiest port in South Africa.  The sub-tropical climate together with golden beaches make it a popular destination for both local and foreign visitors.

King Shaka Airport Durban

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South African Domestic Airlines offer a vast number of daily domestic cheap flights at competitive fares crisscrossing the country.   South Africa has 5 major domestic airlines to choose from linking every commercial domestic airport.

 

Choosing a Cheap Flight

This can be quite a daunting task of phoning around and comparing various cheap flights.  We at Travel Start have taken away this challenge and simplified everything for you.  You choose your dates and we give you a simply laid out tabulated page of all the airline fares and times for you to compare & choose the best flight that suits your planned arrangements.  You can also choose between Economy of Business class seats.   A further click will open a calendar around the dates you wish to fly offering you a cheap flight a day earlier or a few days later.  You’re in charge and you decide what suits you best.  Lastly, Book your Car Hire Online.   Don’t wait to get it all done now, online

Booking Domestic Cheap Flights

Once you have chosen and clicked on the flight you prefer.  Follow the booking steps and pay and settle the fare with your credit card.  All from the comfort of where ever you may be.  A few moments later once your card is cleared your confirmation is emailed back to you – Job done.  You are on your way !!

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No matter where you are in the world.  The internet has made the world a smaller place.  Armed with your mobile phone and an internet connection you can be sitting in New York and be booking your internal cheap flight in South Africa for when you return.  Wow,   Don’t you think technology is incredible?  If you have any problems there is a 24/7 phone number and email to resolve any issues you may run into.

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Cheap flights to Lanseria Johannesburg

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Book cheap flightsView and compare cheap flights to Lanseria International Airport just north of Johannesburg.  Compare prices and book online from anywhere in the world saving both time and money. Three airlines offer daily flights to and from Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and George. There is a shuttle service to Johannesburg airport.  Booking your flights in advance saves you time and money. Remember, booking at the last minute will always cost you more.

Book your cheap Johannesburg car rental online in advance and avoid disappointment.  Lanseria International Airport is Johannesburg’s second international airport.  Johannesburg entertains people from Britain, Spain and Germany who flood into Johannesburg area.

 Sandton City CBD

Lanseria Airport is situated 30km from Sandton, the hub of South African big business and home to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Many corporate offices moved to Sandton in the 1990’s due to the urban decay of Johannesburg’s CBD. As a result, Sandton has become the chief financial and business centre of South Africa. Companies such as Massmart, Google and Hewlett Packard have their head offices in the greater Sandton CBD area.

Sandton City is one of the largest shopping centres in Africa. When combined with the Nelson Mandela Square Centre the complex becomes one of the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. A six-metre bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela was unveiled in the square in 2004.  Lilliesleaf Farm where the former president lived in the early 1960’s is not far from the square in Rivonia. The Sandton Convention Centre is one of the largest of its kind in Africa and hosted the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.

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Monte Casino is an entertainment complex near Fourways boasting a casino, cinemas, a mall and two theatres. A little further to the northwest of Sandton is the Lion Park where visitors can play with lion cubs and feed the giraffes!
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Doha Airport Hamad International

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Book cheap flightsView and compare cheap flights to Doha International Airport.  Doha is the capital city of Qatar and the name of the airport is Hamad. One can compare prices and book online saving you time and money!  More than twenty airlines offer connecting flights to predominantly middle and far eastern destinations. Hamad International is a relatively new airport having only been opened in April 2014 and lies approximately 14km from Doha city. Qatar Airlines operates regular flights to, Abu Dhabi, Dubai,  Cape Town and Johannesburg airports on a daily basis.

Airport Transport

Although there are some buses operating from the airport most people use taxis. Uber is also available. Taxis are not heavily regulated so beware of rip-off drivers.  A good tip is always to ask the price to your destination before letting the driver touch your bag.  For extra insurance write it on your hand.

Hamad International

Construction on the airport began in 2005 and after several delays, it was opened in April 2014. At this stage, there is only one terminal with five concourses. A second terminal is planned to cater for the expected influx of passengers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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There is a giant 7-meter tall bronze teddy bear statue dominating the grand foyer of the airport’s duty-free shopping hall.   A member of the Qatari Royal family bought the Teddy Bear for $6,8 million.  The statue weighs in at 18-20 tons

 

Doha is a modern city on the Arabian Peninsula. The City of Doha will host nation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  As a result, Doha has seen a growth spurt with Hotels springing up alongside century old markets.  The Museum of Islamic Art is in Doha, built on a man-made island.

 

 

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Cheap flights to Phalaborwa

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Cheap flights to Phalaborwa, gateway to northern Kruger Park

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View and compare cheap flights to Phalaborwa in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Compare prices and book online from anywhere in the world saving time and money. There are regular daily flights to Phalaborwa departing from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport. Book your Car Hire requirements at the same time.  Booking your cheap flight online in advance will save both time and money. Remember, booking at the last minute will always cost you more.

Car Hire

Book your cheap Phalaborwa car rental online in advance and avoid disappointment especially during the season. Car rentals are available at Phalaborwa’s Hendrik Van Eck airport right next to the town and only 3km from the Kruger National Park.

Kruger Park

People from all over the world travel to the famous Kruger National Park.  Get away from it all and get back to nature and wildlife.  Travellers from Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, America and Australia.  Love to get back to nature and the great outdoors.  In Kruger Park, you will find it.

Kruger Park Wild life

Valley of the Olifants in the Limpopo province is where the town of Phalaborwa is found.

It is the only town in South Africa that borders onto the Kruger National Park, one of the top safari destinations in the world. Phalaborwa is referred to as the Town of Two Summers as there is very little difference between winter and summer maximum temperature.

Besides the Kruger National Park, there are a large number of private game reserves to be found close to town. Phalaborwa is the perfect place to begin a self-drive tour in your cheap car rental. The majestic Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels, as well as the incredible vistas offered by God’s Window, awaits you.  The towns of Tzaneen and Hoedspruit are both easy day trips from Phalaborwa.

Attractions in the Area
Besides the obvious attractions of the Big 5.  There are many other activities available to visitors to this Lowveld town.  Play golf while viewing wildlife at the same time at the Hans Merensky Golf Estate.   The Mozambique border is only a two-hour drive away.

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Frankfurt Airport

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Frankfurt Airport is found 12 kilometres south-west of the city centre.  The major Frankfurter Kreuz Autobahn is nearby and serves as a major transport connection to the west-central European megalopolis.   Various destinations including Cologne, the Ruhr Area and Stuttgart.

Airport Facilities

Facilities at the airport include the Airport City Mall housing international and national retailers, The Square which connects to Terminal one and houses two Hilton hotels as well as conference centres and a Sheraton hotel.

Frankfurt am Main is the official name of the city is the fifth largest city in Germany and is at the centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. There are a number of historical landmarks and Religious sites in the city along with a renowned zoo.

Frankfurt Airport Transport

Transport from the airport is varied and widespread. There are two train stations with one handling regional trains while the other deals with long distance trains. Trains for Frankfurt central depart every 15 minutes and the trip takes approximately 12 minutes. Long distance high-speed trains that reach speeds of up to 300 kph connects one with Belgium, The Netherlands and Rhine-Ruhr region. Frankfurt Airport is connected to the A3 and A5 Autobahns and the journey to the city centre will take between 10 and 15 minutes. Buses provide transportation both locally and long distance.

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Cheap flights to Polokwane


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Book cheap flightsView and compare cheap flights to Polokwane, the capital of South Africa’s Limpopo province. Compare prices and book online from anywhere in the world, saving you time and money. Consider booking your Car Hire in Polokwane now as well.  There are regular daily flights to Polokwane from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport. Booking your cheap flight online in advance will save both time and money. Remember, last minute bookings will always cost you more.

Airport Car Hire
Book your cheap car rental at Polokwane online in advance and avoid disappointment, especially in season. Car rentals are available at Polokwane International Airport which is situated only 5km north of the city.  Last minute bookings always cost more so book as far in advance as possible

About Polokwane

Polokwane, the capital of the Limpopo province, formerly known as Pietersburg. The town gained city status in 1992 and has become the hub of the northern areas of South Africa. Polokwane is situated close to the neighbouring states of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique and Botswana, making it an ideal business destination.

There are a large number of attractions to be found in and around Polokwane including museums and historical monuments. Modern shopping centres with restaurants, coffee shops and banks are plentiful. The Farmyard offers a range of fresh produce.  Whereas hand made curious crafts can be found at the Bush Craft.

Why not book your car rental and explore the region on a self-drive tour. Polokwane is just over 200km from the Kruger National Park via the R71, which passes through the town of Tzaneen. The road takes one through Magoebaskloof or ‘the Land of the Silver Mist ‘.  The Magoebaskloof Pass is a popular scenic drive through forested hillside terrain. The Modjadji Cycad Reserve is home to some of the largest and oldest cycads on earth situated 40 km from Tzaneen.  Passing the homestead of the fabled Rain Queen, Modjadji.

Queen Modjadji

The Modjadji or Rain Queen is the hereditary queen of Balobedu.  A people of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The Queen succession is matrilineal and so, therefore, her eldest daughter will be the only heir to her throne.   Males may not ascend the throne at all.

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Cheap flights to George

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Book cheap flightsView and compare cheap flights to George, the hub of the Garden Route. One can compare prices and book online from wherever you are in the world saving you time and money. Regular daily flights to George depart from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein. Booking your cheap flights in advance online will save you time and money. Remember that booking at the last minute will always cost you more, therefore do book well in advance.

Cheap Car Hire in George

Book your cheap George car rental online in advance and avoid disappointment especially in season. Car hire offices are open 24/7 at Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban airports. The airport is located 7km from the city centre where a sophisticated infrastructure exists. George, the only city on the Garden Route, is located halfway between the major South African cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Whether you are an international traveller from Europe, Australia, America or a South African tourist, George has so much to offer you and your family.

Tourists
Tourists arrive on a daily basis at George Airport from all over the world who wish to tour along the beautiful Cape coastline, commonly called the Garden Route.  George is the starting for a 3 day Garden Route tour to Knysna or a 3 day Garden Route tour to Port Elizabeth.  If you intend to travel around at your own pace then it is highly advisable to pre-book your car hire online.  Travellers from Britain, Holland and Germany really enjoy the freedom of driving themselves through the Garden Route at their own pace.  South Africans drive on the left side of the road.  Thereby also attracting holidaymakers from Australia and New Zealand who also appreciate the cheap flights to George and the freedom of the great outdoors.

Day trip in the immediate area

There are various day trips to be made if one is using George as a base to explore the region. The Outeniqua Mountain Pass links George and the coastal plain of the Garden Route to the town of Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo.

30km north of Oudtshoorn your will find the world famous Cango Caves, being the biggest cave system in South Africa.  Just on the northern edge of town is the Cango Wildlife Ranch.  In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the ostrich feather, fashion industry boomed in the Karoo Town of Oudtshoorn.  Today Ostrich feathers are commercially used in the European motor manufacturers industry.

The town is home to the largest population of ostrich breeders in the world.  3 popular farms in the area are Cango Ostrich Farm, Safari Show Farm and the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.  Tours are available.

George Attractions

The founding of George

George is the capital of the South Western Cape, founded in 1811.  It is the sixth oldest settlement in South Africa. The city is home to a number of golf courses including the Fancourt Golf Estate which often hosts major international tournaments. There are several museums to be found, most noteworthy being the Outeniqua Transport Museum and the George Museum. The beaches of Victoria Bay to the east of George and Herolds Bay to the west are popular resorts.

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