South African Airways has launched some great value business class fares for people aged 65 and over wanting to travel to Africa.

According to SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia, Tim Clyde-Smith, the fares are on sale from now until the end of November 2017 and valid for travel from October 26, 2017 until further notice. Customers need to depart Australia on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and return to Australia on the same days. The fares are subject to 30 day advance purchase.

“We’re increasingly seeing older travellers wanting to tick Africa off on their “bucket list” and these fares offer a great incentive to travel soon. With return fares from $3,885 from Australia’s East Coast, these offer unprecedented value. This is particularly compared to our current standard business class Sydney-Johannesburg return fare of $10,080 and promotional fare of $4,990,” Tim said.

“In addition we are offering business class deals onto our comprehensive African network, meaning customers can experience the best of the world’s most fascinating continent,” he said.

“Together with the great value offered by the low South African rand compared to the Aussie dollar, there has never been a better time to plan and book that trip of a lifetime.”

“Customers must book through their travel agent or directly with SAA by phoning 1300 435 972. Due to the need to produce proof of age documents, bookings can’t be made through our website.”

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming more senior citizens on-board through this great fare promotion.” Tim concluded.