The Delicious “Dish” On Durban

One thing Culinarians, Foodies and just downright adventurous travelers have in common is our tendency to plan our vacations around what we will be eating when we get there. When I learned a few short months ago that part of my time in South Africa was going to be taking me to Durban as well, […]

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$1,999 Flash Sale to South Africa Sizzles

The extremely favorable exchange rate is making travel to South Africa more affordable than ever and South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations) wants to help you take advantage of these spectacular savings on a trip of a lifetime. We have reduced the price of our popular South Africa Sizzler package by $300 per person to […]

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How to Choose a Family-Friendly Safari

  When planning a family safari to South Africa, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is which lodge to choose. There are many choices in South Africa but the key is to choose a kid-friendly accommodation that fits your budget and lifestyle. Here are some things to consider when searching for the best family-friendly […]

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Americans Want Adventure Travel

According to the Daily Southern African Tourism Update, South African Airways Vacations (SAAV) has what Americans want: adventure travel to Africa. The daily newsletter about all things having to do with travel to Southern Africa recently featured a series of articles specifically geared at what American travelers want. One of the articles was centered on a […]

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South African Airways Vacations Named ‘Grade A’ Among Top Tour Operators

As pointed out in a recent article about ranking the top tour operators – it’s not easy. The industry is huge and varied, with operators crowding the market from all kinds of specialty niches as well as big, well-known companies that service a wide audience. What does a company have to do to differentiate itself? […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Sabi Sands and the Panorama Route

It’s a good idea to include some extra time in your schedule when traveling – that is always good advice, and traveling in South Africa is no different. The #Gr8SA team from South African Airways Vacations was reminded of that fact when driving the approximate three and a half hours from the Drakensberg Mountains to […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Adventure in the Drakensberg Mountains

Driving through the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa was a scenic journey for the #Gr8SA team from South African Airways Vacations. The landscape changed as we approached the famous Drakensberg Mountains area, where we spent two nights at the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort near Underberg. It was amazing how the humidity dropped […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Durban

The second the #Gr8SA team stepped off the plane in Durban, the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province, we knew we’d arrived in a true beach city. The Indian Ocean brought warm breezes and that fabulous scent of the sea. Our team of eight employees from South African Airways Vacations has been traveling in South Africa […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Our First Safari

Talk about the experience of a lifetime. Our #Gr8SA team (eight employees from South African Airways Vacations traveling in South Africa) had an incredibly moving experience – our first safari. A couple of team members have been on safari before, but for most of us it was a brand new, thrilling and emotional experience. We […]

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