Book British Airways Business Class to South Africa from £1250 in the sale – when you book it with a car

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Via Flyertalk, there is a very interesting ‘flight and car’ deal currently available to Johannesburg in the BA sale.

You can get a Club World business class flight, plus a car, for £1250.  It is a little bit cheaper if two people travel.

(EDIT: comments below suggest you can get it down to £934 for one person travelling in early January!)

You need to book this via BA Holidays – click here for their business class holidays page.

Here is a screen shot for a one week holiday in January, which is peak season in South Africa..  Click to enlarge:

BA sale deal to Johannesburg

The best pricing is Johannesburg from £1250.  Cape Town is more expensive at £1691, based on a solo traveller.  Durban is £1610.  These prices are available well into 2019, and drop further if two travel together.  Availability is slim for more than two people.

You can also book this deal with an inclusive hotel.  The cheapest option for Jo’burg when I checked was the Holiday Inn Express Sandton which comes out at £1341 per person, based on two sharing, for seven nights with Club World flights.

For comparison, buying the Jo’burg flight as ‘flight only’ in the BA sale would cost £2274 for the dates in my example.

Another benefit of using BA Holidays is that you only need to pay a deposit now, with the balance due five weeks before departure.

Have a play around on the BA Holidays site here.

PS.  If you are reading this on Sunday via the HFP daily emails, apologies if the deal has disappeared by the time you read this!

To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card which earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at or via BA Holidays.  You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card.  Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.

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  1. This is a great deal, JNB looks the cheapest as Rob says.

    What sort of holiday are you guys using for, safari? Keen to get some ideas!!!

    • I think tbd at the moment – just wanted to secure the seats. Will definitely do a safari and fly to Cape Town. Already used 50k for 2 seats (me and my wife) to upgrade to 1st 😎

    • We usually stay with friends and then go to various places, game reserves, the coast etc. I have booked seats for February 2019 along with a car which will allow us to do our own thing. Probably go to Kruger Park for a week. We will be away for 4 weeks in total. A trip to one of the game reserves is a must do. We lived in RSA and Botswana for 6 years and it’s got a hold on us for sure. We were back earlier this year for 3 weeks with friends who had never been to Africa before, we covered some 2000+ miles and had a ball. We already have a 5 week trip to Namibia and Botswana booked on a 2-4-1 in May/June 2019 so that we can celebrate our 40th anniversary. We have managed 4 trips to JNB in CW or F using 2-4-1’s. Thanks to HFP and Flyertalk for all the tips and advice, it’s allowed us to have wonderful adventures.
      This latest offer was too good to resist, thanks Rob!

  2. I’ve already got 2-4-1 flights booked for Feb/March/April so will stick with it.
    However, we often go multi city from London – Joburg – Australia – London
    We like to stay in S Africa for longer than the 2 weeks.
    What would happen if we got the ‘2 week’ holiday price to Joburg for £1200 per person CW but just didn’t get on the return flight home?

  3. Down to Port Elizabeth and I’ve found flights for £915 beginning of Jan (with care hire)!

  4. Firstly, a big thank you for this. Was toying this morning between a trip to Asia (Qatar ex Europe) or Cape Town and decided to go with the latter. Given that we are a family of four (infant and child in tow), a more direct route appeals. Could not find any availability to CPT, so decided to fly in to JNB and then book the internal leg separately. Rather than not pick up the car, I wanted the car hire, but for CPT which I could not get to work online (through the custom holiday option as suggested by Craig above), so called BA holidays who managed to work it. There is no surcharge for booking over the phone and you also get the 24 hour cancellation policy applied. Now just too book some decent hotels.

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