No December plans yet? The Black Friday travel deals to shop now

2019-11-29 04:45
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Time to put your wishlist together as 29 November 2019 is here! Aka Black Friday!

From package holidays to 40% and 65% off local stays like SANParks, here are all the best travel deals to shop today: 

READ: Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Experiences to give the travel-lover in your life 

Deals!

Trafalgar

Black Friday and Cyber Weekend deals have arrived, with shoppers around the world rejoicing at the thought of the deals that lie ahead this weekend across all retail industries. Trafalgar is no exception and is joining in the frenzy with the brand today releasing massive savings of up to 25%* off a selection of more than 40 of their most popular trips if booked before 2 December. 

Choose from European Discoveries such as the WW1 and WW2 Battlefields (departing 1 May 2020), the Highlights of Spain and Portugal (departures in May, June and August), the brand new trip Highlights of Austria, Croatia and Slovenia (May departures), Amazing Ireland (May and June departures) and Northern Italy with Cinque Terre (June and September departures).

Bookings open on Monday, 25 November. Contact Trafalgar on (011) 280 8440 or visit www.trafalgar.com for the special Black Friday deals. Full payment will be due by 18 December and a R5000 deposit secures your booking. Prices are Rand Guaranteed and will not be affected by any currency fluctuations.

Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations has France, Scandinavia and Russia on SALE – take as much as 20% off 2020 Summer departures. First time travellers on Insight Vacations get 15% off all trips to France Scandinavia and Russia while past guests enjoy an extra 5% over and above this to get a whopping 20% off. 

This offer applies to new bookings made between 21 November and 2 December and include trips such as the 8-day Irish Elegance, the 16-day Country Roads of France, the 28-day Scandinavian Heritage and current South African favourite Easy Pace Russia which is an 8-day exploration of St Petersburg and Moscow. South African passport holders do not need a visa to visit Russia.

To book contact Insight Vacations on (011) 280 8435 and quote IV BlackFriday19 at the time of your booking.

Full payment will be due by 18 December and a R5000 deposit secures your booking. Prices are Rand Guaranteed and will not be affected by any currency fluctuations. Travellers can also visit their website for more Black Friday specials. 

Contiki

Contiki has a Cyber Weekend Sales with up to 30% off selected Contiki trips across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, the USA, Canada and Europe. Bookings open on 29 November and last until 2 December. The Asian Adventure takes in three countries (Thailand, Cambodia and Laos) in two weeks and is selling at less 25% during Cyber Weekend.

Take 20% off selected Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA and Canada trips such as the Boot Scoot n Blues that will have travellers rock ‘n rolling their way through the best of the Deep South. This 15-day trip visits Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and more.

The new trendy destination for 2020 is Colombia and Contiki has this destination on sale for the first time in 2020. Hola Colombia gives travellers the best of Colombia from the Caribbean coastlines to the colourful towns and coffee plantations over 18 days.

Europe in summer time is the place to be and Contiki has 30% off nine of their top selling trips. The ever popular Italian Espresso is one trip that gives travellers La Dolce Vita over eight days in Italy’s most gorgeous cities. Think Rome, Florence, Venice, the Vatican City, San Gimignano, Pisa, Verona and the Chianti Region.

Looking for something that takes in a bit of everything then Europe in One Week will give you Amsterdam, the Alps and Paris in one superb trip. If you need to get your fix of the most stunning Eastern European cities then book Contiki’s 13-day Eastern Road.

Catch your breath as you visit Berline, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Dresden, Kutna Hora, Bratislava and more. To book contact Contiki on (011) 280 8481 full payment will be due by 18 December and a R5000 deposit secures your booking. Prices are Rand Guaranteed and will not be affected by any currency fluctuations. Travellers can also visit their website for more Cyber Weekend specials. 

Busabout

Take up to 30% off a fabulous selection of trips to Ireland and Scotland through Busabout between 23 November and 4 December. Is the luck of the Irish on your side? Book the All Ireland Rocker and take 25% off your 7-day trip that will take you from Dublin, Ballintoy, Derry, Galway, Ennis and Killarney.

It's easy to see why so many people love Ireland and claim to be Irish. And come St Patrick’s Day everyone who’s anyone who has the smallest bit of Irish blood in them will be celebrating this noted Saint. Book a seven-day St Pats All Ireland and take a 15% discount for your troubles! Not to be outdone – Scotland also has some ‘braw’ deals for travellers this Black Friday.

Take the 3-day Skye High trip at less 25%. This wee gem is an ideal tour for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning lochs, dramatic mountains and the chance to sample the ‘Water of Life’ in a Highland distillery.

Visit Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye Not to be outdone, the seven-day Coast to Coast trip will have travellers exploring Orkney’s history, monster hunting on Loch Ness and riding the ‘Hogwarts Express’ all in one amazing adventure. Take a whopping 30% off this fantastic trip of all things Scottish as you visit Edinburgh, Loch Ness, the Orkney Isles and Oban.

To book contact Busabout on (011) 280 8400 and quote the promocode BLACKFRIDAY. Full payment will be due by 4 December and a R1000 deposit secures your booking. Prices are Rand Guaranteed and will not be affected by any currency fluctuations. Travellers can also visit their website for more Black Friday specials. 

Travel kit

Need a new travel backpack? Suitcases? Maybe a headlamp for camping or a new dry bag? Here's where to shop them: 

OneDayOnly

Promising up to 60% and more off popular adventure brands like North Face, this might have to be one of your first stops on Black Friday. Who knows, you might finally be able to get that puffer jacket half off! 

Takealot

Get your camping gear for summer season sorted. From camping chairs to inflatable mattresses - they have it all!

Superbalist

This is where cool travellers get their stylish fitness gear, sneakers and modern safari pakkies. 

Loot

Shop travel guides and adventure books for way less on this online bookstore. You can also buy Xmas gifts that could inspire your loved ones to finally take that once-in-a-lifetime trip. 

Stays

SANParks

SANParks is offering 40% discount on Black Friday on selected accommodation, camping, backpack- and wilderness trails, for stays between 15 January - 19 March 2020. Terms and conditions apply. 

Cape Nature

Clients using the online booking system on 29 November 2019 ONLY will qualify for a 50% discount for any bookings made for the period 15 January 2020 to 31 March 2020. Check out the reserves here. 

Safari Now

Promising thousands of accommodation deals with prices slashed up to 65%, find the ultimate local breakaway close to you for a last-minute holiday plan.

Flight Centre

Combine your stay and flight and buy from this trusted travel agent - think package holidays, last minute island breakaways and more! You can already subscribe for Black Friday deal notifications here, which makes planning your attack so much more effortless. 

READ: Christmas Gift Guide 2019: Experiences to give the travel-lover in your life  

De Hoop Collection

To give all South Africans a chance to enjoy the magnificence of De Hoop before the busy season arrives, De Hoop Collection is offering - for a limited period only – a 50% discount on all accommodation types!  

This fantastic offer is valid for:

• South African residents only 

• NEW direct bookings only

• a minimum of two night stays 

• stays from 29 November 2019 to 13 December 2019

(This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer.Terms and Conditions apply.)

Booking (subject to availability) is essential and must be made through the reservation office via email: res@dehoopcollection.co.za or phone +27 (0)21 422 4522. 

Booking.com

Keep an eye on this go-to accommodation site for savvy travellers - maybe you'll be lucky and get a 4-star weekend stay locally, or an international hotel booking, at a fraction of its original price. 

Flights

Domestic

Check out Domestic for budget local flights. Especially with SA’s favourite low-cost carriers such as FlySafair, Kulula and Mango.

International

Travelstart always has a host of incredible deals on Black Friday. But be sure to logon very early to get the best deals before they sell out. 

Book Cheap Flights has a teaser available on its site of cheap flights to the UK, Namibia, etc. So put them on your list!

Skyscanner offers you a wide variety of deals on international flights from a pool of global airlines. 

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