Five unbelievable travel deals you have to snap up on Black Friday

With the opening of Flight Centre Group South Africa's Mall of Africa store, there are many exciting Black Friday travel deals to snap up.

Bianca Mazur, Flight Centre’s general manager says: “Flight Centre South Africa is now the first Flight Centre globally to open a new bricks-and-mortar store since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, so this is a really exciting time for us.”

According to Mazur, they’ve seen pent-up demand for travel growing substantially in recent months, including South African bestsellers like Mauritius and Thailand.

With the pandemic, it has also become clear that “travellers are realising the necessity of consulting Asata [Association Of Southern African Travel Agents] accredited travel experts when it comes to any travel”.

“We’ve also observed that many customers prefer face-to-face, in-person interactions with a Travel Expert rather than interacting or booking online,” Mazur said.

Here are some exciting travel deals to snap up from the Mall of Africa Flight Centre, the 47th retail Flight Centre store:

Stay local

Bridge Hotel & Suites, Cape Town travel deals

Stay at the four-star aha Harbour Bridge Hotel and Suites in Cape Town for two nights from R3,320 per person, between 10 January 2022 and 30 September 2022.

The deal includes return flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, two days’ worth of car hire (Kia Picanto or similar), two nights’ accommodation in a Bridge Room and the daily breakfasts.

The deal ends on 28 November.

Cape Town Black Friday travel deals Flight Centre
Cape Town. Picture: iStock

Makalali Private Game Lodge, Hoedspruit

This package includes flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, two days’ worth of car hire (Kia Picanto or similar), two nights’ midweek accommodation in a Standard Suite at the four-star Makalali Private Game Lodge’s Main Lodge, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and two daily game drives.

The accommodation can be booked for any time between 10 January 2022 and 30 September 2022. The package price is R7,290 per person.

The deal ends on 28 November 2021.

Travel deals with the Classic Rovos Rail, Cape Town to Pretoria

If a trip on the elegant Rovos Rail has been on your bucket list for ages, but you just haven’t been able to afford it, now is your chance!

Book two nights’ accommodation aboard the five-star Rovos Rail for R15,960 per person. There is limited availability as the dates are fixed for 17 January 2022, 24 January 2022 and 16 February 2022. The accommodation will be in the Pullman Suite and three meals and all alcoholic and other beverages onboard are included.

Sightseeing excursions accompanied by a qualified tour guide, entrance fees to places of interest on the itinerary, 24-hour full room service and bar facilities, government tax and limited laundry services are also included in the package.

A one-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town is also included as the package is only for departures from Cape Town to Pretoria.

The price is based on two people travelling together and with this Black Friday travel deal, you can save up to R7,445 per person.

The deal ends on 28 November 2021.

Rovos Rail Black Friday Flight Centre
Rovos Rail. Picture: Rovos Rail

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Indian Ocean island travel deals

Azuri Residences by Life in Blue

Stay in Mauritius for seven nights at R11,940 per person between 15 January and 16 March 2022. The package includes return direct flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes, return transfers and seven nights of pure bliss at the Azuri Residences by Life in Blue in a two-bedroom Deluxe Apartment.

This package’s price is based on four people travelling together and will save you up to R1,825 per person.

The deal closes on 28 November 2021.

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Nungwi Dreams by Mantis

You can make your dreams reality with a Black Friday travel deal from Mantis’ Nungwi Dreams Zanzibar destination too.

Pay R11,390 per person for four nights’ accommodation in a Standard Room at the four-star destination. The package includes return direct flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes, return transfers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected drinks and it is valid for travel between 2 April 2022 and 7 June 2022.

There are only selected departures and all travels need to be concluded by the 7 June.

The deal ends on 28 November 2021.

Zanzibar Black Friday travel deals
Zanzibar. Picture: iStock

Whether you prefer to travel local, or explore the world abroad, there are certainly travel deals for everyone this Black Friday.

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