Things You Never Thought You Could Buy On Black Friday

As Black Friday continues to grow as one of the best supported sales of the year, more and more retailers and travel operators are hopping on board to boost their profits. As a result, there have been some rather unusual items up for grabs from ridiculously cheap international flight specials to bizarre objects for the world traveller that came in the form of a doormat that says “I love you” in different world languages!

If you’re into any of the following things, Black Friday 2019 might be your chance to pick them up for a song. These are some of the weird and wonderful things you could have scooped up on Black Friday 2018:

A Little Culture

The saying goes that money can’t buy you class, but it might get you 50% off on selected shows at the Joburg Theatre if last year’s Black Friday is anything to go by.

Included in that super special bundle were some not-to-be-missed extravaganza’s like Janice Honeyman’s Snow White, The Fairest Panto in All The Land, Guitar Wizards and Sinatra and Me.

Discounted tickets were valid any time after purchase, so if you want to plan a host of memorabledate nights on the town in Johannesburg, Black Friday’s your chance.

Convenience and Comfort

Online deals for last Black Friday included 50% off water bottles with built-in Bluetooth speakers and other assorted travel tech. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, ‘who needs that?”, but if you’ve ever been strapped for space while planning a hiking trip, you’ll see the logic.

If you’re heading out on a horseback safari this December, you want to visit Western Shoppe where you can get 12.5% off all leather goods and riding gear. Not only can you look the part during your big adventure but if you’ve ever spent any time in the saddle wearing jeans, you’ll be so glad you splurged on a pair of comfy, tight-fitting jodhpurs.

A Clear(er) Conscience

Keep tabs on Seeds for Africa’s website if you want to give back extra to the environment this November. Last year, you could get 20% off all their seed packs, including endangered species like the African baobab.

So, if you want to do your extra bit for Mother Earth on Arbor day, or any day, pick up a couple of packs and go green this Black Friday.

A Great Time

If you want to make the most of your trip to Durban this summer, take a trip down Point Road to uShaka Marine World where you can get amazing weekly and monthly specials. Last November there was a free burger up for grabs along with every discounted Sea World and Wet ‘n Wild water park combo ticket.

If that’s too tame for you, you could pick up 40% off all SANParks bookings made on the day for a wild time at some of South Africa’s best nature reserves.

Helicopter flips were up to 30% off if you wanted to get high in Cape Town last Black FLYday or if you’d rather risk your neck below the waves, you could have booked a snorkelling jaunt for 30% off.

Good Health

If all the hype is anything to go by 30% off medicinal cannabis and related items from the Lifestyle Shop Online could save your neck down the line.

Wellness Warehouse upped the ante with an entire month of 40% off assorted health goodies from Ayurvedic herbs to weight-loss shakes.


This year might be your chance to experience the yacht life with a half-price dinner cruise around the V&A harbour courtesy of The Alba Restaurant.  What could be more romantic than sipping on bubbly and nibbling on some fine fare with views of Table Mountain at sunset? Other options include high tea on the high seas or a breakfast brunch.

If you’re concerned that seasickness could tarnish your amorous ocean-bound ambitions, you can always settle for the same view at MAReSOL. This Mozambican restaurant slashed their prices on whole Peri-Peri chicken in half last year. Whatever’s on the specials board for 2019, you’re guaranteed the same smouldering ambience and great views.

Looking for something in a lower key, try out the Black Bun Burgers at Hudson’s and get the party started with half price on tequila, wine and beer.

If your idea of romance is a boozy picnic in the idyllic winelands, you could have saved up to 70% on wine from Avontuur estate last year.

Wanting to spoil (and impress) your significant other? Keep an eye out for 40% off pampering spa days in Constantia and Kenilworth.


Even if you don’t buy anything, a visit to one of the major online retailers around Black Friday is sure to bring a chuckle, or at least have you scratching your head in bewilderment.
These are some of the wackiest gadgets and goodies that were going for a song online last year-

  • Throw cushions emblazoned with a life-size headshot of Nicholas Cage
  • A boyfriend pillow shaped like half of your better half
  • A troll doll hairpiece for your dog
  • Motion-activated lights that fill your toilet bowl with an eerie neon glow
  • DIY kit for a twerking robot
  • His and hers unicorn hoodies
  • A set of Game of thrones sculpted egg candles

We’ll have to wait and see what amazing things are up for grabs this year.


Yip, it’s true. Finally, money can buy you happiness. Especially when you take advantage of the awesome flight and travel deals coming up this Black Friday.

What could be better than finally being able to afford those long coveted local or international flights to a sought-after destination or to see a long-lost relative or friend. The priceless memories and experiences you get when you book a travel special are about as unique as Black Friday deals can get. Not to mention theInsta-fame you’ll scoop from all your great location shots.

Just like last year, you can count on FlySafair Black Friday specials and Kulula Black Friday flight deals to put a smile on your face this November. What’s more, we’ve got the inside skinny that Travelstart Black Friday deals will also include some Travel Tuesday and Black Friday flights that shouldn’t be missed.

While we can’t guarantee that other service providers and retailers will keep up their end of the bargain this Black Friday, we can tell you that we will. Keep tabs on our social media pages or check our website regularly for the best Black Friday 2019 deals South Africa has ever seen.

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