SAA Vacations' Popular 'Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles' Package is Available for 2010 Travel

Experience 11 days of pure luxury with a spectacular journey by Air, Luxury Train, Land Rover Safari & 5-star Accommodations for only $3,324* pp

Jun 22, 2010, 11:46 ET from South African Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways Vacations has announced the dates for its once-a-year, popular "Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles" air-inclusive vacation package, which takes travelers on a classically luxurious tour of the best in South African safari and Cape Town.  This fabulous annual package is scheduled for September 14-24, 2010 and SAA Vacations has been able to keep the per person price at last year's level of just $3,324*.  This special expedition begins by air, with flights from New York or Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline.  Once in South Africa, guests will spend one night at the luxurious five-star Michelangelo Hotel in Johannesburg before they board the world-famous Blue Train the following morning. The extravagant journey on the Blue Train has been called a once-in-a-lifetime experience and leads up to an incredible safari experience at Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park.  After two days of relaxation and game drives in the African bush, guests board the Blue Train once again for their leisurely return to Johannesburg, where they will board a flight to Cape Town.  After arrival in one of the most spectacular cities on earth, guests will spend four nights at the deluxe Commodore Hotel, overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.  The hotel's nautical themes and cozy environs are a perfect fit to the vibe in Cape Town.  Tickets to ride to the top of Table Mountain and a full-day Cape Peninsula Tour are included in the package.  Enough leisure time to discover the best of Cape Town is also included.  To book the "Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles" vacation package, please call 1-888-722-4872, or visit to learn more.  

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"The 'Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles' package has proven to be a popular choice for travelers, as it features all of the points of interest guests want to explore, plus the luxurious rail journey," said Lucille Sive, president of South African Airways Vacations®.  "This package is only available once a year, so I encourage travelers to act fast and book their journey, which we are pleased to offer this year without a price increase."

The package details are:

"Planes, Trains & Safarimobiles" – starting at $3,324* - 11-day luxurious journey through South Africa by rail and air, with safari and spectacular Cape Town

  • Round trip international Economy Class airfare from New York Kennedy or Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to Johannesburg, South Africa, on South African Airways  
  • Domestic flights on South African Airways within Africa in accordance with itinerary
  • 1 night at the grand Michelangelo Hotel in Nelson Mandela Square – the cultural heart of Johannesburg
  • Overnight journey from Pretoria to Sun City on the classically luxurious Blue Train in a Deluxe Suite and return on the amazing Blue Train as well
  • 2 nights at Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park
  • Game drives while at Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • 4 nights at the deluxe Commodore Hotel in Cape Town, overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
  • Ticket to Table Mountain
  • Full-day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners
  • 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

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 daily service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning non-stop departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington, D.C., that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.   For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit

*Price is per person, based on double occupancy. Price includes fuel surcharge.  Taxes are additional.  Low add-on fares from 26 cities in the U.S.

Contact: Elizabeth Ninomiya, South African Airways; Tel: 954-769-5120;

Lucille Sive, South African Airways Vacations; Tel: 416-920-5466;

SOURCE South African Airways