The Real Deal Vacation package to South Africa includes airfare from New York City to Cape Town with a return flight from Johannesburg; a domestic flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, ground transportation, and transfers within the country; four nights at the Protea Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town; two nights at the Entabeni Lakeside Lodge; 10 meals including six breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners; an extensive sightseeing program including a tour of Cape Town and four game drives at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy; and the services of an English-speaking tour guide throughout; from $1,899 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Sept. 13, 2014 ($1,899); add $100 for Jan. 14, Feb. 1, 17, Mar. 4, 23, Sept. 27, 2014; add $400 for Apr. 19, Aug. 16, 2014; add $500 for May 17, 2014.
Gateways New York ($1,899); additional gateway cities are also available.
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Book By Oct. 8, 2013.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Cape Town starts from $1,474 (South African Airways). Add to that $339 per person including taxes for four nights at the Protea Breakwater Lodge and $322 per person including taxes for two nights at the Entabeni Lakeside Lodge, and you're already spending $2,135 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $236 less, this travel package gives you all the same perks, plus the domestic flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, all ground transportation and transfers within the country, an extensive sightseeing program including a tour of Cape Town and four game drives at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy, most meals, and covers all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a guided excursion to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope for $75 per person, a half-day trip to the Cape Winelands for $55 per person, and a historical tour of Cape Town for $45 per person.
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