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Sign up for the Black Friday newsletter and be the first to see the hottest travel deals as they are released. Don’t miss any of the incredible deals on offer! Whether you're looking for an unforgettable solo adventure, a honeymoon for two or gifting someone special with a weekend away, now is the time to get out and explore.
You could snag incredible land (hotel) specials, including international beach holidays and local getaways. Save up to 50% on international beach holidays, up to 45% on local getaways and as always, all the best fares on local and international flights – guaranteed! Here's a taste of destinations on offer this Black Friday.
Make the most of exploring our beautiful country. Head to Cape Town to soak up the sun and brave the icy Atlantic, visit a wine farm and marvel at Table Mountain from the shores of Bloubergstrand. Escape to the Midlands or Clarens for fresh country air. Visit the Kruger National Park for a blissful bush break. Or wander down to the Cape Winelands, head to Hermanus for whale spotting and go wildflower hunting up the Western Cape's West Coast. The options are endless!
Visa-free and just a short four-hour flight from Johannesburg (direct flights from Cape Town and Durban also available), Mauritius is a magical destination for a well-deserved island escape. It's the perfect all-rounder, particularly loved by families, honeymooners and groups. There's also accommodation to suit every budget and type of traveller. Mauritius may be a 'fly-and-flop' holiday favourite, but don't think that's all there is to it. Check out the many unique and natural attractions across the island, sample local Creole cuisine, swim, paddle or SUP in the warm turquoise water or check into any spa to recharge.
Hop on a plane to sultry Zanzibar for an unforgettable honeymoon or romantic getaway. The spice-scented streets of UNESCO-listed Stone Town and the luxe resorts are a dream come true. Complete your exotic island getaway with a tour of Stone Town to see the famous doors, visit a spice farm and head out on a sunset cruise.
Check into the Garden of Eden in tranquil Seychelles. A paradise for nature lovers and wellness seekers, the Seychelles archipelago comprises 115 dreamy islands, some of which are the most beautiful in the world. You're spoilt for choice with incredible marine pastimes, such as diving and snorkelling and much more. Honeymooning couples can choose from a diverse range of activities and resorts too.
The Maldives is South Africa's answer to a northern hemisphere favourite, Bora Bora. With over-water villas and seaplanes, the Maldives is a must for luxury travel lovers. But, don't scratch it off your list simply because you think it may be out of your price bracket. It is becoming increasingly possible to snag a great deal to the Maldives, especially if you book ahead and catch a Black Friday special.
Whether you're a frequent traveller or a first-time explorer wanting to dip your toe into travel for the first time, here's our checklist to snag the best travel bargains this Black Friday.
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This specialist mega toy store (yes, mega) stocks everything your child would ever dream of playing with. In the boy's zone is an array of cars and action figures. Meanwhile, doll houses and karaoke sets can be found in the girl's zone. They also have a family zone and cyber zone with board games, TV and computer games, puzzles and so much more. They have numerous stores in Gauteng. Click here to find your nearest store.
The Toy Factory Shop, as the name suggests, is a factory shop fully dedicated to the play needs of little ones. Branded toys from Barbie to Ben 10 and Disney can be found here. Not to mention a huge variety of iPod docks and electric scooters. They really have everything a youngster could want and it’s all far cheaper than commercial toy shops. The owner further assures us that the products are not damaged or imperfect in any way. The stock is all end-of-range and new. This means you get great toys at a considerably better price. You can thank us later.
Polly Potter's is a family fun business. Their toys are divided into age, gender, pretend play, arts and crafts, educational, puzzles, wooden toys, wheels and other. This way you are given a range that caters to your kids' specific toy needs. Polly Potter's also offers online shopping for your convenience.
Toys R Us, well-known and trusted retailer available nationwide, offers a wide range of toy options in their different categories. They also frequently post hot deals and specials on their website. Be prepared, your kids won't want to leave the store once inside.
Babies R Us is a division of Toys R Us, which specialises in merchandise and toys for babies and toddlers. You get everything from walkers and strollers, to soft rattle toys and wooden building blocks – just in case you have a little architect on your hands.
Founded by William Hamley in 1760, Hamleys has a reputation for delivering only the finest quality toys for kids. Their stores are a child's paradise, offering wish fulfillment deluxe. The store is also well known internationally and its branches in South Africa can be found in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Splurge on your kids in this wonderland.
Toy Kindgom describe their stores as fantasy wonderlands. With every item your prince and princess could ever want under their roof, they're exactly that. Take a browse through Baby Boulevard (with items for 0–24-month-old's), girls and boys sections, Lego Lane, Barbie House, Princess Place and Soldier Street. Every one of their five stores is unique. We encourage you to visit each spot to find the one you – and your little one – love most.
What started as a small family-run store in 2009 selling only Lego, has now grown into three well-loved toy stores in Pretoria and Centurion. Toy Adventures' focus is on quality toys that give good value for money. They stokc all major brands including Lego, Playmobil, Top Model, Burago and many more. They’ve since expanded into e-commerce, stocking over 6000 products. Check out their online store, as they offer free door-to-door delivery for orders over R499. Find them at Byls Bridge Promenade in Centurion, and Grove Mall and Irene Village Mall in Pretoria.
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