Cape Town, Air/6 Nights, From $1,699
Spend a week exploring the natural and man-made beauty of Africa’s sophisticated southern gateway.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Cape Town on South African Airways; six nights at the Protea Hotel President in Bantry Bay, a suburb of Cape Town; six breakfasts; a half-day winery tour; all transfers; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,699—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $145.
When Sept. 1–30, 2011 ($1,699); add from $300 for Aug. 11–31; from $400 for Oct. 1–Dec. 9.
Gateways New York City and Washington, DC. ($1,699); add from $50 for Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia; from $100 for Dallas and Houston; from $150 for L.A., San Francisco, and Seattle; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include up to $145 in taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement for Aug. and Sept., $350 for Oct.–Dec. No visa required. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Lion World Tours, 800/387-2706, lionworldtravel.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Cape Town starts from $1,233 with taxes for travel in mid-September (South African). Add to that $617 per person, including tax, for six nights at Protea Hotel President, and you'd be paying $1,850 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $6 less than that, this package covers the flight, six nights' accommodations, six meals, a winery tour, all transfers, and all taxes and fees.
More Several additional activities are available, including a Cape Peninsula tour for $93 per person and a half-day Robben Island tour for $55 per person. Hotel upgrades are available. Extend your stay at the Protea Hotel President for $110 per person per night.
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