This legendary shopping day boasts bargains galore and people queue overnight.

Johannesburg - Travellers and bargain hunters be advised that Busabout's Black Friday Sale is going to be epic.

Known in the USA as the start to the Christmas shopping season Black Friday traditionally takes place the day after the Thanksgiving holiday.

This legendary shopping day boasts bargains galore and people queue overnight, armed with flasks of coffee, tents, their sleeping bags and a pocket full of credit cards just to be the first through the doors when the stores open.


Two for one deal

With a range of huge travel savings such as the BOGO (buy one get one) special on La Tomatina, travellers get to take their bestie along for free.

Spain's ultimate cultural festival, and the messiest food fight in history, is waiting for adventurous travellers. Priced from R4 780 for two this 50 percent off deal is not to be missed.

Once a year the tiny town of Buñol becomes the stage of a tomato bloodbath, as thousands of people and 100 metric tons of tomatoes combine for the messiest food fight ever. With just one hour to throw as many squished tomatoes as you can, there's no better (or more bizarre) way let off steam, with some serious after partying in nearby Valencia guarantees the ultimate in fruity fun long into the night.

Busabout's 2 for 1 deal on their four day La Tomatina camping package departs August 28, 2017 and includes 3 nights' camping accommodation in twin-share tent with airbeds, breakfast each morning, guided orientation walk in Valencia, afternoon session at the beach, pre-La Tomatina party night, La Tomatina festival entrance ticket, return coach from Buñol for La Tomatina Festival, Busabout Festival t-shirt and headband, official La Tomatina After Party ticket with transfers and the expert Busabout crew.

A holiday to the Thai island of Koh Lanta is about as chilled as it gets, but when you can take a mate along (for free) it's the next best thing since selfie sticks! Priced from R6 910 for two peeps after winging your way to Thailand on Busabout's Flexi-Hopper West you'll both soon be enjoying the perfect escape from the crowds. But if you'd like a little bit of action there is a mix of jungle parties and reggae bars to enjoy. We take you to Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Krabi on this trip.

But if it's the Full Moon party and a more lively holiday you're after then opt for the Thai East Islands which is priced from R5 250 for two or R2 625 per person sharing. Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan play host to Muay Thai shows, Ladyboy caberets and the famous moon parties (full or half moon).


Hop-on Hop-off mega discount

Get Busabout's unlimited Hop-on Hop-off pass discounted by 25 percent this Black Friday. Hop-on Hop-off is the ultimate flexible travel network for independent travellers. Ride around Europe on Busabout's new fleet of Big Blues linking up to 46 of Europe's hottest destinations.

The Hop-on Hop-off network enables travellers to choose where they go and how long they stay in each place and with a massive 25 percent off the unlimited pass, travellers will be paying a ridiculous R14 175 (saving R4725).

This price includes unlimited coach transport across Busbaout's European travel network from May 2017 to October 2017, a door-to-door service to Busabout's preferred accommodation partners, and an expert Busabout guide and driver team.

Bargain hunters can also get a BOGO special on the 6 stop or 12 stop passes. Buy a 6-stop pass for the price of a 3-stop pass at R5 720 or a 12-stop pass for the price of a 6-stop pass at R7 620.

Adapted from a press release for IOL

* In order to get Busabout Black Friday deals first, all you need to do is hop onto and register for Black Friday. For more information, call Busabout on (011) 280 8400 or visit