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South African City Trip and Safari with Airfare - Johannesburg

11-Day, 8-Night South Africa Trip with Hotel Accommodation, Tours, and Round-Trip Airfare

The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/30/12 or promo value expires
  • Valid only for dates/option bought
  • Limit 1/person +1 as a gift
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subject to availability
  • Unredeemed vouchers result in gift card for future trip less 20% fee
  • Changes to travel or airfare subject to $200 fee + additional penalties/fees imposed by the airline or hotels
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card req'd at booking & check-in
  • Canceling once booked results in fee equal to Groupon price
  • Valid only for Standard rooms & Economy plane seats
  • Not valid w/reward points
  • $675 single supplement fee req'd for solo travelers
  • Tax included

Questions and Answers 63 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

What is the weather like in March? How warm are the days and how cool are the nights? Is there much rain or is it the dry season? Judy

judith s.  asked on  Nov 10, 2012

A:

Hi Judy. March is a great time to go. Not too hot in the bush, but still nice enough weather to enjoy Cape Town. Daytime temps in the high 70s in both locations. Gets down in the 50s at night. Not much chance of rain in Cape Town, some chance of rain in the bush. The animals don't hide from the rain though, so you'll still see them!

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 10, 2012

Q:

If I do not have a person to go with, would I be able to book a trip date 3/1/13-3/31/13 that has other people already in it? Also, will I still only be paying the $2500?

Jennifer D.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

Hi Jennifer. This is an independent trip so you choose your own dates. You are not joining a group and I am not able to match you with other travelers, I 'm sorry. The package includes transfers everywhere so you will always be taken care of, and the only time that you will be left to your own devices are the days where you don't add day touring. It would be possible to fill every day and that way you would be with a small group of people from all over the place - different people every day, however.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

If I am not able to get off from work, as I am a teacher and there are not days that coincide with my vacations, could I cancel my groupon?

Jennifer D.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

Please contact Groupon with that question; until you actually redeem your voucher with us, Groupon's terms and conditions apply.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

Kim Poh C said that SHE was Solo. I am also alone. Is it possible to arrange this trip. I am in Miami. I would love to travel.

Deowanti S.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

If you want to call me and advise your email address, and Kim Poh calls me as well, I can provide both of you with the information and you can both work out the possibility of this together. 866-427-2540 ext 420 - Janelle. Please understand we are a travel company, not a meetup site, and we're not set up to find matches for people! We take no responsibility!

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

Hi, is there a way to add your best of Egypt tour after this and fly home from there? Thank you.

Leah R.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

The air routing that we use for this Groupon package does not allow stopovers anywhere but South Africa. Being specialists and sellers of travel to Africa, we able to arrange and book anything you like, but the Groupon package cannot include Egypt, no. Feel free to contact us if you still want to combine Egypt and South Africa. 866-427-2540

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

Hi, I have a few questions. 1) Since it is an independent trip, Can I stay in Johannesburg the whole trip? 2) How much would it be to change my departure date from SA to a later date? 3) Do I need to secure a SA visa before arriving to SA? if so, does your travel agency helps with that or are we supposed to take care of it ourselves? Thanks!

MARY I.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

If what you need is just airfare to and from Johannesburg, it doesn't make sense to buy this package, really. You'll be paying for arrangements you won't use. We can book air tickets. If you are a US citizen vacationing in South Africa, your entry permit will be issued on arrival and there is no charge for that. You don't need our help, you just need a passport with 2 blank visa pages and at least 6 month's validity from your return date.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

Can we get this deal 12/21/2012 (over Christmas vacation)- 3 of us please.

Kalpana T.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

Not at the super special Groupon price - that only applies to the dates listed. You can travel over Christmas and we can arrange a similar itinerary if you contact us, but there will be a significant surcharge and space is already quite hard to find, so you'd need to be flexible with your dates. The Groupon is a fantastic deal and offers huge savings as indicated - if you travel during applicable dates.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

Is this deal for one person or two people?

Blaine J.  asked on  Nov 12, 2012

A:

Price is per person, based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room, so each traveler needs to buy a Groupon. Solo travelers will pay a surcharge directly to Africa Answers.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 12, 2012

Q:

Are frequent flyer miles awarded for the air travel?

mike l.  asked on  Nov 14, 2012

A:

Yes, South African Airways is part of the Star Alliance. We ask for your mileage number when we take your booking.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

Q:

We primarily want to see the animals. Can we exchange a day in Cape Town for one more at the national park or add an extra day ?

Susan F.  asked on  Nov 14, 2012

A:

We are very flexible... but it might make more sense to add a day of safari rather than to take a day off Cape Town? When you call to book we can go over your options.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

More Questions and Answers

Q:

I was wondering how my 77 year old father would do on this trip. He has a bad knee due to surgery and can't walk for long periods of time or up hills and rough terrain. He is otherwise healthy. the ground travel worries me?? any advice or can I converse withe someone who actually traveled on this trip.

Kristin l.  asked on  Nov 16, 2012

A:

There is no walking to speak of other than airport terminals and he could have wheelchair assistance for that. Safaris are in vehicles not on foot so he will be fine. No one has departed on this trip yet but if you want to talk to one of our team, we have been to all of these places and experienced all of these tours. Call us 866-427-2540

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 16, 2012

Q:

Hi, would it be possible to add a few extra days at the Hippo Hollow Country Estates before heading to cape town? Thank you

Leah R.  asked on  Nov 16, 2012

A:

Yes you can extend at Hippo Hollow, sure

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 16, 2012

Q:

We are considering option 16, however the dates show February 10 to 28 days which make it 14 days. Please let me know the correct dates so we can book, thenk-you, Ferne

Ferne N.  asked on  Nov 15, 2012

A:

I see the misunderstanding...You can depart any day between Feb 10 and 28! It is not just one departure on 10 February, returning on 28 February. Clearer now?

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 16, 2012

Q:

Hi, I am interested in option 10(2 of us). Can we fly out of Seattle on Saturday March 16th? Can you provide the flight details please. thanks Kim

Kim B.  asked on  Nov 15, 2012

A:

Hi Kim The Q & A is really for general questions about the offer. To book, please call or email us at info@africaanswers.com or 866-427-2540. We need to get details from you that you don't want to post on a Q&A board! Looking forward to booking your amazing African trip.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 15, 2012

Q:

How many people will I be with on the 1 day Kruger Natl. Park Safari?

Lois F.  asked on  Nov 15, 2012

A:

There will be up to 8 in your vehicle. You'll get good viewing and the driver will usually reposition the vehicle at sightings so that both sides can take pictures.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 15, 2012

Q:

How far & how long is the transfer from Johannesburg to Hippo Hollow Country Estates. How is the transfer made?

Lois F.  asked on  Nov 15, 2012

A:

It is a 4 hour road transfer each way. You have the option to fly this for an additional $125 or so each way, if you don't want to go by vehicle.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 15, 2012

Q:

Hi, OK, bit of a weird question for you. My friend and I would want to go on this FREAKING AWESOME trip somewhere near end of January, beginning of February time. (dates are flexible.) HOWEVER we are Orthodox Jews, and we keep the Sabbath, which means we are unable to travel, get in motorized vehicles, operate machinery, etc. etc. starting sundown on Friday night through Saturday, until sunset Saturday night. QUESTION: Is the itinerary flexible? Can we work with the dates so that we do not have to go anywhere over the weekend? Or are the flights (from city to city in Africa) and excursion dates set in stone?

Chana U.  asked on  Nov 15, 2012

A:

Hi Chana, GIve us a call and we'll see what we can do.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 15, 2012

Q:

I’m American citizen. Do I need a visa?

Irina O.  asked on  Nov 14, 2012

A:

Hi Irina. As a US citizen traveling on a US passport, you will not need a Visa. We look forward to assisting you with a phenomenal trip!

Destination Specialist  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

Q:

We primarily want to see the animals. Can we exchange a day in Cape Town for one more at the national park or add an extra day ?

Susan F.  asked on  Nov 14, 2012

A:

We are very flexible... but it might make more sense to add a day of safari rather than to take a day off Cape Town? When you call to book we can go over your options.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

Q:

Are frequent flyer miles awarded for the air travel?

mike l.  asked on  Nov 14, 2012

A:

Yes, South African Airways is part of the Star Alliance. We ask for your mileage number when we take your booking.

Destination S.  from  Self  replied on  Nov 14, 2012

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