South African Airways Announces Low Fares for African-American History Month In February 2006

Explore South Africa’s Culture and History at Significant Savings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — South African Airways has announced transatlantic roundtrip fares from the United States to South Africa beginning as low as $1,085* per person (excluding taxes), during African-American History month, February 2006. With the reversal of seasons south of the equator, February is summertime in South Africa and a perfect time to escape winter for warm weather and an up-close cultural experience of Africa.

Roundtrip tickets from as low as $1,085*, are available February 1st through 28th, from South African Airways’ US gateways at New York’s JFK International Airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport. Travelers can choose their South African destination from among six domestic cities including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George or Port Elizabeth. Fares are available now online at or by calling South African Airways’ reservations toll-free at 1-800-722-9675.

Known as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa celebrates a diverse culture under the banner — one nation, many peoples. In 2004 South Africa celebrated 10 years of freedom and democracy with a new-found unity evident at sites such as Robben Island, once a place of oppression where Mandela was imprisoned, and now a museum and a symbol of forgiveness and hope.

Heritage sites such as the Cradle of Humankind from whence it is believed man’s earliest ancestors sprang, cultural villages showcasing tribal traditions, and township tours of pulsing communities like Soweto, offer a vast array of experiences and discoveries. Along with an urban tapestry of museums, galleries, craft markets, jazz clubs, and local shebeens (taverns), South Africa features extraordinary wildlife, scenery, mountains, beaches, fine cuisine and award-winning wines.

South African Airways is South Africa’s flagship airline, the continent’s most awarded carrier, and the only airline to provide direct service from the US to South Africa. Daily departures from New York and Atlanta and four flights weekly from Washington Dulles offer award-winning service, on-demand entertainment for all passengers, and the fastest route from the U.S. to South Africa. South African Airways’ Africa network is unsurpassed and features connections to more than 20 destinations within South Africa and more than 20 cities across the continent, making the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.”

For more information on South African Airways, please call 800-722-9675 or visit

* Fare does not include international departure tax, customs user fees,
passenger facility charges, insurance charges, or security fees.
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