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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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Getting There

Part of the adventure of travel is getting to your destination. Yes, South Africa is a “long haul” destination but, honestly, surviving the flight to South Africa was not bad – even fun! Our team from South African Airways Vacations took South African Airways’ (SAA) 10:40 a.m. flight from New York JFK to Johannesburg’s O.R. […]

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Overcoming Pre-Trip Jitters

By Hilari Ross, Africa Specialist You have your flights and hotel booked (hopefully through your Africa Specialist at South African Airways Vacations) – you are ready to travel to South Africa! I wish it were that simple for me. Unlike some travelers, instead of excitement, my mind goes straight to questions. As soon as all […]

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Join Us On Our Journey To South Africa

Eight members of the South African Airways Vacations team will be traveling in South Africa over the next two weeks. You can live vicariously through us by following our adventures as we explore several diverse regions of the country! We’ll start by exploring Cape Town from the Cape of Good Hope to the world-famous Winelands […]

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Escape Winter – Visit Sunny South Africa

Remember summer? Sunny days filled with fun activities outside? It feels like a distant memory with a long, cold winter bearing down on us. If you’re looking to escape to those happy warm days again, we have just the solution. How does this sound – four nights in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, […]

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