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Rapidly dropping Rand spells further good news for Brits

13th June 2013 Print

Specialist operator Fleewinter is lowering its prices on holidays to South Africa on a daily basis as the Rand continues to weaken against the pound – over 15% in the last three weeks alone.

For example, a two-week touring holiday including Cape Town, Hermanus, the Garden Route and a three-night safari in the Eastern Cape would have cost £1230 per person if booked in mid-May.

The same holiday if booked today would cost £1075 – a saving of over £150 per person and a price differential of almost 15%.

Comments Alistair Luxmoore, MD of Fleewinter: “Unlike many tour operators we change our prices daily to reflect the current exchange rate, so a customer always gets the best available deal. In addition, once the customer has booked we then guarantee the rate for any balance payments, so no currency surcharges.”

“We find that most people are happy with a guaranteed price in pounds at the time of booking but occasionally we do get requests from people who wish to hedge their bets by paying in Rand themselves, hoping that the price will drop as their holiday approaches. We are happy to allow this but it is only for the brave…”

Fleewinter offers more accommodation options in South Africa than any other UK tour operator; from one-bedroomed luxury apartments in Cape Town to huge villas in Camps Bay sleeping 14 people, guesthouses, safari camps and boutique hotels.

Fleewinter provides free, detailed guides for all destinations, personalised electronic itineraries, and guarantees that its prices are as good as, or cheaper than, by booking direct or over the web.

Fully-bonded for full financial protection, Fleewinter can also book flights, transfers, car hire, baby-sitting, sport events tickets and restaurant booking on request.

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