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SAA Vacations® 11-Day “Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles” Package is Back with a Bonus at the Same Low Price

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SAA Vacations® 11-Day “Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles” Package is Back with a Bonus at the Same Low Price

SAA Vacations® 11-Day “Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles” Package is Back with a Bonus at the Same Low Price

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--South African Airways Vacations® announced the return of its popular, 11-day “Planes, Trains and Safarimobiles” luxury package with an added bonus, but no addition to the price. This year the journey by air, rail and safari vehicle features an extra night in Cape Town starting at just $2,999* for travel Sept. 15-25, 2009.

Once travelers arrive in South Africa on South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, they’ll spend a night in Johannesburg at the luxurious Michelangelo Hotel, where they’ll have time the next day to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of the city before boarding an overnight voyage on the famous Blue Train from Pretoria to Sun City. While on the Blue Train, travelers will be pampered with sumptuous meals and fine South African wines before retiring to their cozy deluxe suites. Upon arrival at Bakubung Bush lodge near Sun City, travelers will be awed by the comfort and beauty of the lodge and inspired by the magnificent game drives on a safari vehicle. Travelers will then be whisked away in order to catch a flight to scenic Cape Town for an in-depth immersion into the city and its wonders while staying at the charming, 5-star Commodore Hotel, located in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Exciting tours will show travelers why Cape Town is ranked as one of the most exciting cities on earth.

“We’re pleased to have brought ‘Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles’ back for one time only at the same price as last year, but with an added night in Cape Town. That’s what we call giving travelers ‘the best bang for their buck’,” said Lucille Sive, president of South African Airways Vacations. “Traveling to experience a safari in the comfort and majesty of the Blue Train will evoke feelings of having been immersed in the luxury of the past, but with all of today’s modern amenities. Add to that stays at luxurious hotels and lodges in Johannesburg, Sun City and Cape Town, and you have the makings of a vacation that covers each of the ‘must-see’ spots in South Africa.”

Package Highlights include:

“Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles” – $2,999* - 11 days of African luxury by air, rail and safari vehicle. Experience Africa as travelers of the past did, but with all of today’s modern amenities.

  • Economy class airfare on South African Airways, Africa’s most awarded airline, from either New York Kennedy or Washington, D.C., (Dulles) to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
  • Domestic flights within South Africa
  • 1 night at the beautiful, Renaissance-styled Michelangelo Hotel in trendy Nelson Mandela square in Johannesburg
  • One-way journey on the world-famous Blue Train in a Deluxe Suite. Experienced by royalty, the Blue Train is one of the most luxurious rail experiences in the world, featuring butler service, sumptuous meals and unforgettable views of the African landscape. Your journey will take you from Pretoria to Sun City.
  • 2 nights at the luxurious Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park near Sun City. The lodge features the amenities and appointments of a resort in the city, all in the peaceful tranquility of the African bush.
  • 2 game drives at Bakubung Bush Lodge to view Africa’s Big Five
  • 4 nights at the charming Commodore Hotel located in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, featuring beautiful views of Table Mountain and its environs
  • A visit to Table Mountain, Cape Town’s world-famous landmark
  • A full-day Cape Peninsula Tour designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of Cape Town’s history and the role geography plays in making this one of the most wondrous places on earth
  • Dinner and breakfast while on the Blue Train, breakfasts and dinners while at the Bakubung Bush Lodge, and breakfasts while at the Commodore in Cape Town
  • Meet and greet by South African Airways Vacations representatives upon arrival in South Africa, as well as transfers

South African Airways Vacations® offers vacation options for all budgets, with experts on hand to ensure its clients experience the vacation of their dreams. For more vacation packages to Southern Africa, please call 1-888-722-4872 or visit www.flysaavacations.com.

SAA Vacations®, highly regarded for its wide array of affordable luxury packages to Africa, is a division of South African Airways and utilizes the airline’s extensive route network to create packages throughout South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. South African Airways, the most awarded airline to Africa, features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from either Washington, D.C., (with a stop in Dakar, effective May 1) or direct service from New York (operating non-stop starting May 1) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com.

*Price is based on double occupancy and excludes taxes and fuel surcharges. Low add-on rates available from 26 other cities in the U.S.

Editors: Photos of the Michelangelo, the Blue Train, Bakubung Bush Lodge and the Commodore are available upon request.

Business Wire

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