The Real Deal Round-trip international airfare to Johannesburg; local flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga, and Kruger Mpumalanga to Johannesburg; all flights via South African Airways, South African Express, and South African Airlink; four nights at the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town; two nights at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate at the edge of Kruger National Park; breakfast daily and two dinners; round-trip airport-hotel transfers; a full-day guided safari in Kruger National Park; services of an English-speaking guide/driver; fuel surcharges; and hotel taxes; from $1,999 per person—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $158.
When The starting rate is based on travel from Sept. 1-30, 2011; other travel dates available at higher rates.
Gateways New York City and Washington, D.C.; add from $100 for Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami; from $150 for Houston; from $250 for L.A., Seattle.
The Fine Print Estimated taxes are an additional $158. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $709. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact South African Airways Vacations, 855/359-7228, email@example.com. This package is not available online; book by phone or email.
Why It’s a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, multi-city fares en route from New York City to Johannesburg, Johannesburg to Cape Town, Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga, Kruger Mpumalanga to Johannesburg, and Johannesburg to New York City start from $1,730 with taxes for travel in early September (South African Airways). Add to that about $430 per person, including taxes, for four nights at the Southern Sun Waterfront and $257 per person, including taxes, for two nights at the Protea Kruger Gate Lodge, and you’d be paying a total of $2,417 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $260 less, this South African Airways Vacations package covers the airfare, six nights’ hotel, as well as round-trip airport-hotel transfers, some meals, a full-day safari, fuel surcharges, and all taxes and fees.
More Optional full-day activities include a tour of Cape Point ($85 per person) and an excursion to the Winelands ($85 per person). A two-night extension at the Southern Sun Waterfront in Cape Town is $125 per person. Additional nights at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate start from $135 per person per night.
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