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AApril 1, 2016, New York, NY — Although many Americans dread tax season and its preparation, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: the tax refund! According to the IRS, the average 2015 tax refund was $3,120, and for savvy travelers this year, a tax refund is your ticket to meet South Africa. During the month of April, South African Tourism is teaming up with three of its top US travel trade partners to offer a variety of exciting holiday packages for $3,000 or less (inclusive of airfare).

With an impressive variety of holiday experiences including safari, adventure and culture, and an especially favorable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to meet the warm and friendly people of South Africa on a dream vacation. Tax break offerings (all priced at $3,000 or less) include:

  • South African Airways Vacations - Spend four nights in beautiful Cape Town and three nights at a Private Game Reserve located in the great Kruger region with twice daily safari drives. Pricing for the Affordable Cape and Safari Break experience begins at $2,699 including accommodations and airfare.
  • Lion World Travel - Enjoy the scenic beauty, culture and world class restaurants on this classic city and safari vacation. This nine-night getaway includes a stay at the 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town and an exclusive safari experience at the Ivory Tree Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park. Pricing begins at $2,999 per person, including accommodations and airfare.
  • Smartours - Experience a comprehensive South African trip of a lifetime with visits to Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand, Soweto and Hlulhuwe National Park. Pricing for the 14-day South Africa Highlights & Safari package begins at $2,899 including accommodations at superior first class hotels and airfare.

“South Africa's legendary hospitality and exciting safari, adventure, and cultural offerings make it a bucket list destination for any traveler,” states Bangu Masisi, President South African Tourism North America. “By taking advantage of these deals, U.S. travelers can enjoy all the meaningful and life-enriching experiences South Africa provides, such as a visit to Table Mountain or stops along Mandela’s Freedom Trail, without breaking the bank.”

To book these packages or view additional South Africa travel deals, please visit

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Issued by W!T on behalf of South African Tourism

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