Holiday planning

Planning a trip for the December holidays needs to be done well in advance in order to secure accommodation before resorts and hotels are fully booked, as well as save on flights which become more expensive closer to the holiday period. But do you know you can now compare deals online?


Derek Wilson, Head of says, “Planning a trip can be exciting but also time consuming. assists in making holiday planning easy and convenient by allowing consumers to compare flights, accommodation, car hire and travel insurance from a range of leading SA and international providers.”



Searching for the right type of accommodation is tedious and you can never really be certain about the quality of the various establishments you’re looking at. saves you the time and effort by giving you access to accommodation options from across the world, displaying the price per night in Rand value, and allowing you the option of booking on the website once you have chosen the best deal suited to your holiday needs.



Booking a flight has become a case of opening up as many tabs that your internet browser can handle, and then manually comparing each result. Some sites will include airport taxes; others won’t. By using the flight comparison tool on, you are able to view all your flight options on one page, and it will also indicate whether airport taxes are included or not.


Car Hire:

Cut through the marketing jargon and compare car hire options from leading car hire companies in South Africa and abroad, by only entering your details once.


Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance will help protect you should anything go wrong, such as a cancelled flight. It will also cover loss/theft of travel documents, theft of luggage and curtailment. Compare, buy and save on travel insurance through using the online quote comparison tool.



Whilst shopping online for holiday deals, you may also want to double check whether you are getting the best value for money on your car, household and other insurance products. Recent independent research has revealed that at least eight out of ten people could save at least R348 per month* on their car and household insurance through using the online comparison tool.


Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of SA providers across financial products such as car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, medical and more. Hippo is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. At least 8 out of 10 people could save an average of R427* per month on their car insurance. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, is in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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Hippo Comparative Services (Pty) Ltd is an authorized financial services provider (FSP number: 16357).


*Based on a representative market research survey conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates, on behalf of in May 2014.  Risk Profile Dependent.

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