Germany gets pretty grey and uninspiring come November. What is better than an escape into spring-like Cape Town?
There aren’t too many fare deals, but Turkish has filed a great $532 fare connecting through Istanbul.
As you would expect, this is a W fare – just 25% miles on Miles & Smiles.
Keep in mind that South Africa has recently gone berserk in adding requirements to taking (your) children into the country. If you plan on taking children there, triple-check the new requirements.
Fare Class for this trip: W
Miles to be flown: 12,867
Where to credit your miles: 25% on Miles & Smiles
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Hotels for this trip
hotelscombined.com compares dozens of hotel websites – this is usually where I start my hotel search.
trivago.com has even more hotel sites to search from.
agoda.com – this Priceline subsidiary has great customer service and awesome rates, especially in Asia.
marriott.com – Marriott has the best BRG in the industry and has over 4,087 properties in 80 countries.
hyatt.com – Hyatt has some of the best properties worldwide – my favorite hotel chain if I could always afford it!
ihg.com – usually awesome promotions and earn rates – I love IHG.
hilton.com – Hilton has a wonderful global footprint and it is hard to find a place in the world without one of their hotels.
starwoodhotels.com – Starwood has some truly amazing properties and a wonderful elite status program.
radissonblu.com – Radisson and Club Carlson have very competitive prices and a huge footprint in Europe and parts of the US.
Travel insurance for this trip
Travelex has a generous Trip Cancellation and Trip Delay Insurance Package that you should take advantage of.
Car rentals for this trip
carrentals.com has a wide selection of sites that it searches through – I have found many steals there.
Hertz usually delivers a superior rental car experience in locations all around the world.