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Suspect arrested for car rental theft in Pretoria

A 36-year-old man was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a car rental company at OR Tambo International Airport, Gauteng police said.

The man was arrested on Thursday after he falsely reported to police that the car he rented was hijacked on Thursday, said police spokesman Colonel Vishnu Naidoo.

”The suspect opened a false hijacking case at the Tembisa police station. The vehicle company became suspicious of the hijacking claims when they failed to find him at Tembisa, where he was supposed to have met a representative of the company. Furthermore, his phone ‘stopped working’ and they could no longer locate him,” Naidoo said.


A police task team investigating syndicates operating at the airport and a vehicle tracking company tracked down the vehicle to a mall parking lot in Gezina, Pretoria. It was found without number plates and licence disc.

”Unaware that the police were lying low within the vehicle’s vicinity, a man approached the vehicle and just as he opened it, he was surrounded by police officers. He was then identified as the same man who rented the car,” said Naidoo.

”Over and above the charges of theft and perjury, the man will also face several counts of fraud after police found three identity documents and four drivers’ licences with different names but bearing his photo at his place of residence, not far from where the vehicle was found. Four credit cards with different names were also found.”

In March, police arrested another man for stealing a rental vehicle.

Prince Maluleke, 30, had rented a Toyota Corolla and failed to return it to the company.

Naidoo said Maluleke was arrested in March and granted R5,000 bail.

Maluleke, of New Eersterus in Hammanskraal outside of Pretoria, allegedly provided car rental staff with a false residential address to rent a vehicle for eight days in March.

“When the company realised that the return date had lapsed, they alerted the police. Maluleke was arrested at his home after police recovered the Toyota Corolla at a parking lot with false number plates in Pretoria on May 26,” Naidoo said.
“Michael Thage, who allegedly bought the stolen vehicle from Maluleke, was also arrested and granted R5,000 bail. Both will appear together in court on Tuesday.”

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Hot Travel Deals With South African Airways & Thompsons Holidays

Explore Amazing Destinations with South African Airways (SAA) and Thompsons Holidays. Thompsons have put together a selection of travel packages in association with SAA to great destinations that you will definitely enjoy.  South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, operating from Johannesburg to 38 destinations worldwide. South African Airways offers a great and top class flying experience with style and comfort.

Grab the Deal for : 

Travel Deal for : 3* Protea Hotel Umhlanga – Umhlanga Rocks SAA 


Duration: 2 Nights
Travel Dates: 2 Apr – 28 Sep 2015
Offer Ends: 28 Sep 2015
Ref: TH610839
Departs from: Johannesburg
Price : R3453 pp
Other Departure Options:
From Cape Town : R4187
from Port Elizabeth : R5341


  • DAY 1
    • Flight: Johannesburg (JNB) to Durban (DUR)
    • Car Hire: Avis Car Hire – Limited Waiver
    • Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga
  • DAY 2
    • Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga
    • Car Hire: Avis Car Hire – Limited Waiver
  • DAY 3
    • Flight: Durban (DUR) to Johannesburg (JNB)
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Save big with AVIS weekend car rental offers

Get great weekend car rental offers with AVIS starting from R176* per day. Given below is a list of AVIS weekend car rental offers for you to enjoy:

George                      R176* per day for weekend rentals between 18 – 31 May 2015
Mpumalanga            R176* per day for weekend rentals between 11 – 24 May 2015
Free State                 R180* per day for weekend rentals between 18 – 31 May 2015
Western Cape           R185* per day for weekend rentals between 11 – 24 May 2015

*Note that Weekend rates differ from region to region and are date specific. The above rates are applicable for prepaid rentals over weekends on a Group A vehicle on the standard waiver option and exclude the rental contract fee of R69.00 (once off). Rates are subject to change without prior notice.


Weekend Car Rental Terms

Avis Car Rental weekend rates are valid from a Thursday 12h00 to Monday 23h59 in all regions. A minimum 2 day rental is required and rentals do not include Saturday & Sunday. And no additional drivers will be permitted on weekend rentals except for direct family members.

Rate Includes

1. 200 km’s free per day
2. VAT
3. Selected Cover Collision Damage and Theft Loss Waivers.
4. 1% Tourism Levy
5. Rental Contract Fee
6. Location Surcharge

For detailed information visit AVIS official website

Travvy Awards 2015 – Full List of Winners

Travvy Award winners were announced at a Gala banquet at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. These awards were created to honour the best of the best in all categories of travel, including cruises, tours, travel agencies, travel insurance, hotels and resorts, car rentals, airlines and more. South Africa got three awards in different categories: 1. “Sun International Table Bay Hotel” for the categoty of Best City Hotel Africa & Middle East. 2. “South African Tourism” for the category of Best Country Tourism Bureau Africa & Middle East. 3. “Sthu Zungu“, South African Tourism North America for the category of Most Innovative Africa & Middle East Tourism Executive.


Know the full list of 2015 Travvy Award winners :


Best Cruise Line Contemporary:- Royal Caribbean International

Best Cruise Line Premium:- Celebrity Cruises

Best Cruise Line Luxury:- Regent Seven Seas

Best Cruise Line Overall:- Royal Caribbean International

Best River Cruise Line:- AmaWaterways

Best Cruise Ship Contemporary:- Norwegian Getaway

Best Cruise Ship Premium:- Celebrity Reflection

Best Cruise Ship Luxury:- Seven Seas Mariner

Best Cruise Ship Overall:- Allure of the Seas

Best River Cruise Ship:- AmaSonata


Best Escorted Tour Operator Africa & Middle East:- Abercrombie & Kent USA

Best Escorted Tour Operator Europe:- Trafalgar

Best Escorted Tour Operator Mexico & Latin America:- Trafalgar

Best Escorted Tour Operator Pacific Asia:- SITA World Tours

Best Escorted Tour Operator US and Canada:- Collette

Best Tour Operator Adventure Travel:- G Adventures

Best Tour Operator Caribbean:- MLT Vacations

Best Escorted Tour Operator Overall:- Abercrombie & Kent USA

Best Vacation Packager Caribbean:- Travel Impressions

Best Vacation Packager Europe:- Europe Express

Best Vacation Packager Mexico & Latin America:- Apple Vacations

Best Vacation Packager Pacific Asia:- Down Under Answers

Best Vacation Packager US& Canada:- MLT Vacations

Best Vacation Packager Overall:- Travel Impressions


Best Hotel&Resort Chain Overall:- Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain Luxury:- Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain MidMarket:- Barcelo Hotels & Resorts

Best AllInclusive Resort Chain:- Sandals Resorts International

Best City Hotel Africa & Middle East:- Sun International – Table Bay Hotel

Best City Hotel Asia:- W Hong Kong

Best City Hotel Europe:- Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

Best City Hotel Mexico & Latin America:- St. Regis Mexico City

Best City Hotel US &Canada:- St. Regis New York

Best Resort Asia:- Club Med Bali

Best Resort Caribbean:- Sandals La Source

Best Resort Mexico & Latin America:- Zoetry Paraiso

Best Resort US & Canada:- Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel


Best Car Rental Company Domestic:- Enterprise Holdings

Best Car Rental Company International:- Hertz


Best Country Tourism Bureau Africa & Middle East:- South Africa Tourism

Best Country Tourism Bureau Europe:- Visit Britain

Best Country Tourism Bureau Pacific Asia:- Tahiti Tourisme

Best US City CVB:- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Best US State Tourism Bureau:- Colorado Tourism


Best Foreign Airline:- Air Tahiti Nui


Best Travel Agency Group (Consortium, Coop or Network):-

Best Retail Travel Agency:- Tzell Travel Group

Best Host Travel Agency:- Avoya Travel


Best Rail Travel Company:- Rail Europe

Best Train Experience Worldwide:- Rocky Mountaineer


Best Travel Insurance Provider:- AIG Travel Guard


Best Travel Technology Provider:- VAX VacationAccess


Most Innovative Africa & Middle East Tourism Executive:- Sthu Zungu, South African Tourism North America

Most Innovative All Inclusive Resort Executive :- Gordon “Butch” Stewart

Most Innovative Car Rental Executive :- Greg Stubblefield, Enterprise Holdings

Most Innovative Consortia or Agency Group Leader :- John Lovell, Leaders Group

Most Innovative Cruise Executive:- Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian

Most Innovative Escorted Tour or FIT Executive:- Kensington Tours Team of Global Destination Experts

Most Innovative Europe Tourism Executive:- Carl Walsh, Visit Britain

Most Innovative Host Agency Leader:- Brad and Van Anderson, Avoya Travel

Most Innovative Hotels Executive:- Chris Austin, Starwood

Most Innovative Rail Travel Executive:- Randy Powell, Rocky Mountaineer

Most Innovative River Cruise Executive:- Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways

Most Innovative Travel Agent:- Tammy Levent, Elite Travel

Most Innovative Travel Insurance Executive:- Ellison Scudder, AIG Travel Guard

Most Innovative Vacation Wholesale Executive:- Jeff Adam, Down Under Answers

Momentum Multiply Partnership with Avis Car Rental

Momentum Multiply is a rewards programme which offers momentum clients great discounts on products and services from more than 40 popular brands. You can save huge amount of money money on every deal. For example : Gym membership,online shopping & gadgets, fitness assessments, travel and more. Momentum Multiply members who rent their cars through Avis can get up to 40% discount on every car rental deal, depending on their ‘Multiply status’. eg. Bronze (15%), Silver(20%), Gold(25%) Platinum(30%) and private club (40%).




For more information, Visit AVIS official website and enjoy the offers.

Holidays in South Africa by rental car

A holiday trip in South Africa by rental car presents a unique experience to the travelers. Its a great way to explore the beautiful places of the country in your own style and pace. While renting a car, you can hire a driver as well or even drive itself easily as the traffic is well organized and the roads are western European standard.

While driving in south Africa, there are some tips for holiday travelers : always drive on the left side. In South Africa, a self-drive holiday can only be possible if you follow the driving rules carefully. Almost all car rental companies provide rental services at all major airports and cities. So You can pick your rental car at one center of branch and then drop it off at different center of that branch. Always go for a local rental company to book a car. Because local rental companies provide low priced car rental deals as compared to other global and big companies. Take all important benefits from a rental company like Collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection, any discount coupons, Airport fees, Liability coverage, free cancellation etc. and if you want to visit neighbouring countries through the border with a rental car, then you will have to inform about this at the time of booking. For discounted car rental deals in South Africa, you can visit 


South Africa offers beautiful landscapes, national parks and private reserves. It also possesses excellent infrastructure and a temperate climate. Big reasons are there to visit this beautiful country.

1. Kruger National Park : It is one of the most renowned and oldest parks in the world. Great place for animal lovers and for safari lovers.

2. Table Mountain : Amazing place to visit and enjoy in Cape Town. Know more

3. Robben Island : It’s a beautiful island in Table Bay. Just 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.

4. Cape of Good Hope : Worth visiting place in South Africa. Its a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula.

5. Garden Route : Its a 800 km long stretch of forested, coastal area between Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth. Its just a few hours drive from Cape Town. Its a beautiful place to visit.

6. Two Oceans Aquarium : It is one of the finest aquariums in the world. This aquarium is located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape.

7. Cape Winelands : Great place for wine lovers. Just a 30 minutes drive from Cape Town, you will be there.

Posted by : Lenka Henrik