Travelmood tells football fans it’s not too late to book a South Africa getawa.

Travelmood has revealed that last-minute Brits can still get to South Africa for the World Cup if they are prepared to fly indirectly. Whilst direct flights are hard to come by, the long-haul specialist is advising customers that they can still grab a slice of the action, if they fly via the Middle East or Kenya.


Travelmood, which has fares available from as little as £559 return, is also recommending that travellers make the most of flying an indirect route by staying for a few days in their stopover destination and enjoying two countries in one holiday.

“We are telling customers who have decided at the last-minute that they would like to experience South Africa during the World Cup that they can still do it, if they fly with a Middle Eastern airline such as Etihad or Emirates via Abu Dhabi or Dubai or even Kenya Airways via Nairobi,” says Clare Tobin, managing director of the UK TUI Specialist Long-Haul Division.

“Whilst a lot of the hotels are booked up and many of those which do have availability are applying minimum stay rules, particularly in the towns and cities where the matches are being played, there is still accommodation available in South Africa during the World Cup. Availability is easier in some of the major tourist areas, for example along The Garden Route and with the flights selling for as little as £559 for a Kenya Airways return fare, via Nairobi, a World Cup holiday doesn’t have to break the bank. Holidaymakers also have the option to enhance their trip by staying a few nights in their stopover destination either on the way out or on the return, at no extra cost.”

Travelmood has return flights to Johannesburg with Etihad Airways from £579 per person, based on a 3 or 7 June departure from London Heathrow and a 13 June return. Holidaymakers can choose to fly straight to Johannesburg and back, changing planes in Abu Dhabi, or fly to Abu Dhabi on 3 June and stay for a few days before taking the onwards flight to Johannesburg on 7 June. No extra charges apply to arrange a stopover and it can be booked either en-route to Johannesburg or on the way back to London Heathrow. Alternatively, customers can fly via Dubai with Emirates from £859 per person based on a 4 June departure from London Gatwick, returning any day between 14 and 20 June 2010. Again, holidaymakers can opt to stop over in Dubai for a few days either on the way out or on the return at no extra cost.

Travelmood also has availability on flights to South Africa with Kenya Airways. Customers can book a return from London Heathrow, via Nairobi, departing on 4 June and returning between 13 and 18 June from just £559 per person. Alternatively, holidaymakers who want to spend a few days on safari in Kenya, for example, before flying on to Johannesburg can arrange a three-day stopover from 4 June and fly to Johannesburg on 7 June, arriving just four days before the start of the tournament.

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