The Real Deal Vacation package to South Africa includes airfare from New York City to Cape Town, with a return flight from Johannesburg, on South African Airways; flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg; ground transportation throughout; four nights at the Protea Hotel President in Cape Town; two nights at Protea Hotel The Winkler; eight meals including six buffet breakfasts and two dinners; a full-day open-vehicle guided safari in Kruger National Park with admission fees; a guided tour of Cape Town; and the services of an English-speaking tour guide; from $1,899 per person including all air and hotel taxes and fees.
When Sept. 21, Nov. 23, 2015; add $100 for Mar. 28, Sept. 14, Oct. 17, Nov. 7; add $300 for Aug. 15, 29, Oct. 10.
Gateways New York City ($1,899).
The Fine Print Vacation package reflects the cash discount price ($1,899). Call SmarTours to reserve and send a $300 check deposit within seven days to confirm your spot. Remaining balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Mar. 12, 2015 ($1,899).
Contact SmarTours, 800/337-7773, smartours.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between New York City, Cape Town, and Johannesburg starts from $1,121 in late-September (British Airways). Add to that $82 per person for the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, $335 per person including taxes for four nights at the Protea Hotel President, and $158 per person including taxes for two nights at the Protea Hotel the Wrinkler, and you're already spending $1,696 on airfare and accommodations alone. For just $203 more than that, this travel package gives you airfare and seven nights in two South African cities, plus all ground transportation within the country, a guided safari in Kruger National Park including admission, a guided tour of Cape Town, the services of an experienced English-speaking guide throughout your stay, most meals, and all taxes and fees.
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