Everywhere in the world has an off-peak season. Luckily travelling at this time has it’s perks, being that you can get hold of some of the cheapest deals. It’s August and the sun is shining, despite being ‘winter’; the weather is actually better than the UK and it is meant to be their summertime. Not a bad time to visit and do some walking, soak in the atmosphere and watch some whales.
Good news too is the sales on this year.
Picked up from an SHG press release:
There will be a limited number of adult return fares available at approximately £500 (9,077 ZAR) on a first-come, first-served basis for flights in July, August and September subject to ‘W class’ availability. Terms, Conditions and Fare Rules apply. Child and infant fares will be subject to standard fare reductions.
The discounted fares require a minimum of a 14-night stay, are non-refundable and non re-routable. To qualify, the return journey must be completed by Saturday, 28 September 2019. These fares apply to the Johannesburg to St Helena route, and the St Helena to Johannesburg route.
Accommodation providers on St Helena offering discounts and other incentives include: the Blue Lantern, Consulate Hotel, Farm Lodge, Harkate Guest House, Mantis St Helena, Richards’ Travel Lodge, Somerville Flats and the Town House. Please contact accommodation providers directly for more information.
Air fare bookings can be made online and through your local travel agent. https://www.flyairlink.com/
For those passengers resident on St Helena, ticket bookings can be made via Solomon & Company (St Helena) Plc’s Shipping & Travel Agency at the Malabar in Jamestown. Passengers can visit the Shipping & Travel Agency in person or contact them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 22523.
Furthermore, there has been a sale announced on flights to Ascension. Ascension is a really unique island, but tricky to get to because of their monthly flight leading to either a stay of 1 night or 1 month and 1 night. However, in December and January they will ‘double back’ the flights allowing stays of around 3 days. The visa process requires some vetting, and accommodation is tricky to get, but not impossible as I found when I travelled there back in March. The overnight stay, I personally thought, was worth it, as although I didn’t have time to climb Green Mountain, I did get a tour of the island and a golly good fun evening alongside the residents.
The Press Release states:
50% off air fares between St Helena and Ascension
A number of fares between Ascension and St Helena are being offered for sale to the public at half the standard price. Flights included in this offer range from September 2019 to January 2020.
This offer also includes two flights from St Helena to Ascension in December and two flights from Ascension to St Helena in January, making it more affordable than ever to spend Christmas on Ascension.
Bookings are now being taken and the number of seats available at this price is limited.
For further information please contact Ascension Island Travel and Booking on email@example.com or call (00 247) 66244.
You won’t find this offer on SA Airlink’s website as all travel goes via the on island Travel and Booking Agent. But consider, you could travel to St Helena for two weeks, with a 1 night stopover in Ascension in the second weekend of September for a flight price of around £750 + your £450 round trip Europe – Johannesburg. It isn’t an Easyjet trip to Mallorca, but it is an unforgettable trip to some of the most remote islands in the world.
If off peak isn’t your thing, the Ascension deal is still available until January, and all the better, flights from Cape Town to St Helena begin on Tuesdays during peak season alongside the usual Saturday flights from Joburg.
In January, the following is offered:
The flight dates for January are:
HLE/ASC 11 January – no discounted seats on this flight
ASC/HLE 12 January
HLE/ASC 18 January – no discounted seats on this flight
ASC/HLE 19 January
The cost of the flights are £450.00 per person.
Accommodation can be booked with ‘Andrew & Serena Ellick’ firstname.lastname@example.org