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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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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#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: Helping Those Who Need It Most

]In November, DSA Pays it Forward (the philanthropic arm of South African Airways Vacations) hosted its annual fundraiser. While traveling in South Africa, eight SAAV employees were able to visit two of the charities supported by the money raised at the event. It was a consensus that the entire day was an incredible, humbling experience. […]

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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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What Are Africa’s “Big Five?”

If you’ve ever done any research on Africa, you’ve probably heard of or seen reference to the “Big Five,” but what are they? The animals included are the African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. For today’s visitors to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and several other southern and eastern African countries, spotting the Big […]

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