OK, I'm getting closer to the moment of truth, purchasing the actual plane ticket for my September trip to South Africa (2 or 3 days in JHB/Pretoria, Trans-Karoo train ride down to Cape Town via Kimberley, a 5-7 days in Capey-baby).
A coupla months ago, a total gooficus mailed me a link to a thread here about cheapo SA fares, (AF and MH, both like $1200), but I had no money in the bank. I do now. Anyone know of any good deals floating out there, ready to be snatched up like NOW!?!?!?
I live in California, USA. LAX would be my ideal departure point, but I could grab ATA or some buggy to the East for a lower overall fare (like <$1,000?)
It seems to me that anything under $1,500 is cheap for the proposed journey.