South African Airways & South African Airways Vacations® Launch Sweetheart Deals To Celebrate Valentine's Day

Affordable Fare Sale and Air-Inclusive Vacation Package Offers Make the Perfect Gift for a Romantic Africa Getaway

Feb 11, 2016, 12:05 ET from South African Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is here again and love is in the air with heart-warming offers from South African Airways (SAA) and South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®) on sale during the Valentine's Day holiday.  SAA has launched a fare sale to selected destinations throughout Africa and SAA Vacations® is offering two air-inclusive special packages to South Africa that feature Cape Town, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, a Big 5 game safari and many extras to create that ideal Valentine's Day gift. Now is the perfect time to fall in love with Africa and create vacation memories of a lifetime with that special sweetheart.

South African Airways', "Sweetheart of a Deal" offers sale fares from New York-JFK Airport and Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to select destinations in Africa starting at just $769.00* (restrictions apply).  These fares are available for purchase for 5-days only between February 11 and 15, 2016, for travel April 1 through May 31, 2016.

South African Airways' "Sweetheart of a Deal" (* restriction apply)

Fly to:

From Washington, DC-Dulles:

From New York-JFK:




Johannesburg, South Africa

$769.00*

$859.00*




Cape Town, South Africa

$799.00*

$889.00*




Accra, Ghana

$799.00*





Dakar, Senegal 

$799.00*





"South African Airways is making it incredibly easy and inexpensive to give the special gift of Africa for Valentine's Day with these low fares, combined with our convenient service from the U.S. to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra and Dakar," said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president – The Americas for South African Airways.  "Whether re-connecting with loved ones on the continent or taking that inspirational dream trip, there is no better or affordable time to visit Africa."

South African Airways Vacations® special collection of Valentine's Day packages start at $2,699**per person (restrictions apply) and include round-trip air transportation to South Africa, 4-nights hotel accommodations in Cape Town, a private Cape Winelands tour, capped off with a safari in the African bush to explore spectacular wildlife.

South African Airways Vacations® "South Africa – Sweetheart of A Deal" Package - $2,699.00** (restrictions apply) includes:

  • Round-trip Economy Class transportation from New York or Washington, DC to Cape Town on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline
  • Four (4) nights accommodation at the Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands tour including Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek
  • Three (3) nights accommodation at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge with all meals
  • Twice daily safari game drives
  • Couples massage in the African bush at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge
  • Airport transfers and meet & greet service by an SAA Vacations® representative

South African Airways Vacations® "Sunsets, Romance & Safari" Package - $2,699** (restrictions apply) includes:

  • Round-trip Economy Class transportation from New York or Washington, DC to Cape Town on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline
  • Four (4) nights accommodation at the More Quarters luxury 1-bedroom apartment in Cape Town on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Full-day Cape Peninsula tour to visit Africa's Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point
  • Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands tour including Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek
  • Three (3) nights accommodation at either the Ukhozi Lodge or River Lodge within the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve and all meals
  • Twice daily safari game drives and river cruises
  • Airport transfers and meet & greet service by an SAA Vacations® representative

"Right now, South Africa offers incredible value for travelers and our newest packages are perfect for those couples who are looking to share memorable and romantic experiences,"  said Terry von Guilleaume, president of South African Airways Vacations®.

As the leading carrier from the U.S. to South Africa, South African Airways is the only airline to offer daily nonstop service between New York-JFK to Johannesburg and nonstop service from Washington, DC-Dulles to Dakar, Senegal or Accra, Ghana, with continuing service to Johannesburg.  From its hub in Johannesburg, SAA together with its regional partners South African Express, Airlink and Mango offer easy, seamless connections to more than 65 destinations throughout Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Maputo, Windhoek and Mauritius.

SAA's "Sweetheart of a Deal" fares are available to purchase for five days only, so travelers must hurry to purchase tickets by visiting www.flysaa.com, calling SAA Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675 or through their professional travel consultant.

Travelers wishing to book SAA Vacations® Valentine's Day special packages should contact SAA Vacations® Africa Specialists at 1-855 FLY-SAAV  or 1-(855) 359-7228, visit www.flysaavacations.com for more information or contact their professional travel consultant.

About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded airline, serves 67 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has codes share agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections from more than 30 cities to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.

About South African Airways Vacations®
A division of South African Airways (SAA), the national airline of South Africa and Africa's most awarded airline, SAA Vacations® is highly regarded for its wide array of affordable luxury packages to Africa and uses SAA's extensive route network to create packages for travel throughout South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and East Africa. The program is managed and fulfilled by Destination Southern Africa (DSA), which was founded in 2001 and offers an extensive portfolio of tour programs with a variety of hotels, game lodges and safari companies throughout Southern Africa. DSA was one of three tour operators in the U.S. that was officially appointed by MATCH to develop and sell travel packages for soccer fans visiting South Africa for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, making it a partner with extensive knowledge and know-how in planning the perfect African vacation. Flysaavacations.com

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*SAA Terms & Conditions: 
Fares are valid for roundtrip travel and include all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Valid for travel between 4/1/2016 - 5/31/2016. The $769* fare is valid for travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Johannesburg (JNB). Fares from $799* valid for travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT). Fares from $789* valid for travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Accra (ACC). Fares from $789* valid for travel from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Dakar (DKR). Fares from $859* valid for travel from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB). Fares from $889* valid for travel from New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT). Minimum stay: Must stay over one Sunday for fares to apply. Tickets must be purchased within 72 hours of reservation being made. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fares must be purchased by 2/15/2016. Cancellations before/after departure: fares and fuel surcharge (YR/YQ/Q) are non-refundable. Date change fee: $300 plus any applicable fare difference. Administrative fees may also apply. Baggage and optional service fees may apply. Reservations made 7 days or more prior to scheduled departure may be canceled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made.

** SAA Vacations® Terms & Conditions:
Package price is per person and subject to availability. Valid for sales between February 11-15, 2016 for departures from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (Dulles) between April 1May 31, 2016; with same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods.  Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked.  Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary.  Subject to currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice.  Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees.  Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.

 

Contact:

Todd Neuman, South African Airways


Tel: +1-954-769-5111


toddneuman@flysaa.com




Terry von Guilleaume, South African Airways Vacations


Tel: +1-520-882-3600


terry@flysaavacations.com

 

 

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