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; three 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. 15, 18, 22, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 2013 ($1,899); add $100 for Oct. 9, Nov. 6, 24, 26, 2013, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 5, 2014; add $200 for Aug. 14, 21, 28, 2013.
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. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By May 16, 2013 ($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 $1,288 in mid-September (South African Airways). Add to that $129 per person for the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, $288 per person including taxes for four nights at the Protea Hotel President, and $229 per person including taxes for three nights at the Protea Hotel the Wrinkler, and you're already spending $1,934 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $35 less, 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.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a full-day excursion to the Cape Peninsula and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve for $79 per person, a half-day trip to Cape Town's Stellenbosch wine region for $56 per person, or a cultural heritage tour of Cape Town for $47 per person.
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