Bucket-list gold, Cape Town, South Africa, is one of those dream destinations for all ages. Between the flights, accommodations and can’t-miss excursions, the trip can get pricey. A key to keeping South Africa within your budget: Look for packaged deals.
One deal you’ll want to check out is the South African Airways Vacations’ Cape Town and Wine Region package. As a division of South African Airways, SAA Vacations is able to offer greater savings and air-inclusive packages.
Prices begin at $1,500 per person and include round-trip, international, economy-class airfare from New York JFK International Airport or Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport to Cape Town on South African Airways. Once arrived, guests check into the Sun Square Cape Town for three nights. Explore the surrounding area with some free time and enjoy the incredible vistas surrounding the city.
Next up, enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, visiting Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Guests then check in for two nights at the Evergreen Manor and Spa in the Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch, known as South Africa’s wine and culinary capital. Parents and adult children taste incredible local wines and kids dig in to world-class cuisine. Breakfast is included daily, as well as airport and ground transfers in South Africa. Check out the site’s full list of air-included packages to save a few steps and dollars on your trip.
Virgin Vacations has a similar set of packaged and independent travel assistance for South African trips. Use the site to search tours and packages by region, destination, departure date and vacation type to create a custom experience for you and the family. The vacation tool is helpful for families looking to book guided trips, particularly escorted vacations, fly and drive or railway excursions.
Give yourself a few months to choose from vacation packages and tours. Many vacation packages begin and end in two different months. By limiting yourself to dates within just one month, you may reduce your options drastically. Check out the flight and hotel packages and create your own air-inclusive trip and add a car and destinations as you plan.
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