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Exclusive to STA Travel is our Flexi product range

Flexi means flexibility. This means you can pay before you travel, in monthly instalments, in dribs and drabs – however you want!

 

With deposits starting as low as R1,000, STA Travel’s lay-by scheme has been introduced to help you lock in your trip at today’s price without having to pay the full amount immediately.

By paying a small lay-by deposit upfront, you can rest assured that your adventure is fully booked and you won’t have to pay the remaining balance until closer to the time. As all of our lay-by schemes guarantee your holiday at the current Rate of Exchange (ROE), you can be certain there will be no surprise costs popping up when your balance is due! So all that’s left to do is get excited about your next trip...

It's the best lay-by you've ever had!

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Why book now pay later with STA Travel

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Guarantee prices

Lock in holiday packages, tours and flights you've been internet stalking while they're at their lowest price. T&Cs apply.

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Book tours & flights

While you're saving up, someone else is booking the tours and bargain flights you want! Don't miss out, secure your spots now. T&Cs apply.

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Book with Confidence

That’s right, get one date or destination change on new bookings, meaning you can change or postpone your trip if you need to. T&Cs apply.

Our Deposit Options

Exclusive to STA Travel, you can Book Now Pay Later your holiday! It only takes a small deposit to secure your favourite flight, tour or holiday package, and pay the rest 60 days before your trip!
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FlexiPACKAGE

We want you to have it all, so you can also lay-by your entire trip! Secure your flight, accommodation & transfers with a 10% deposit. Only pay the full balance 60 days before you travel. Not bookable online. Email us or visit a store today! T&Cs apply.
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FlexiFARE

Freakin' about flight prices getting too high? No sweat. Thanks to STA Travel’s exclusive flight deals, you can now lay-by your next trip from R1,000! Book your international flights from R1,000 and pay the rest off later. Only pay the full balance 60 days before you travel. Valid on over 50 airlines worldwide. Not bookable online. Email us or visit a store today! T&Cs apply.
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FlexiTOUR

Book now, pay later on your tour and experience the best of the best and some unique stops on your tour. By using lay-by, your trip price will be guaranteed upon a deposit and your spot secured. Starting from only R1,000 and you pay the balance 60 days prior to departure. Available on Contiki, G Adventures & Busabout tours worldwide. T&Cs apply.
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FlexiPAY

Turn that fantasy into a reality and get a sports package to see your favourite sportspeople in action. Secure your event or trip in advance with a non-refundable, non-transferable per person deposit at the time of booking, and the balance of payment is due prior to travel (FlexiPAY). Not bookable online. Email us or visit a store today! T&Cs apply.
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Terms and Conditions

1 FlexiFare

Deposits are available on selected flights if booking more than 60 days prior to departure.  Deposits start from R1,000 (which depends on your airfare selected). All deposits are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Upon receipt of the deposit, the price of your ticket will be guaranteed. Full payment is due 60 days prior to your scheduled departure date. If you cancel the Deposit agreement or fail to make the final payment, STA Travel will charge the non-refundable deposit and cancel the flight booking.  Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary will incur change fees or loss of deposit. The change fees are calculated based on the respective booking conditions. Re-booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of re-booking. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed.

 

2 FlexiPackage

The FlexiPackage deposit is available when a booking is made which contains both a flight that qualifies for the flight deposit and eligible accommodation. Both products must be booked at the same time and the booking must be made more than 60 days prior to departure. The flight must meet all of the criteria required for the flight deposit (see TCs for FlexiFare). Deposits start from R1,000 which depends on your airfare selected and is based on sharing accommodation per person (not including stays as part of a tour). The exact deposit amount will be confirmed by your Travel Expert based on the applicable terms and conditions at the time of booking. Any non-flight and non-accommodation products, such as Travel Insurance, ISIC Card, Rail Passes etc cannot be held using book now pay later. All deposits are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Upon receipt of the deposit, your booking will be fully confirmed, and flight tickets will be issued to guarantee the price.


Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, names, itineraries) will incur change fees or loss of deposit. The change fees are calculated based on the respective booking conditions. Changes will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of change but has no effect on the deposit already paid. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. Accommodation terms and conditions vary by property and season of travel therefore moving your travel dates or booking a different property may result in the deposit option not being available and full payment may be required. Full payment is due 60 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to make payment will result in your booking being cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable and cannot be transferred to a new booking. If you cancel the Deposit agreement, STA Travel will charge the non-refundable deposit. Re-booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of re-booking. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed.

 

The “from” pricing shown has been calculated using low season stays and may be subject to availability, currency fluctuation and change without notice. All pricing is based on two people sharing using lead-in room types.

Applicable pre-paid taxes and charges are included for flight prices, but airfares do not include taxes or charges collected by third parties or overseas airports. Current fuel surcharges have been included in the advertised airfares and are subject to change without notice. Blackout dates and surcharges may apply. Local payments such as hotel breakage deposits and city tax may be payable upon arrival. Ask your travel expert for the best deal for your travel period.

 

3 FlexiTour

Deposits are available on selected 3rd party touring suppliers, when booking more than 60 days prior to departure. Any tour available for FlexiTour requires a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit that is payable at time of booking. All deposits are per person, per tour. Deposit amounts can differ for each tour supplier and will be confirmed within the individual supplier terms and conditions at time of booking. Selected tour suppliers have a minimum spend required to be able to apply a deposit. Upon receipt of the deposit your tour space and the price will be confirmed.

 

Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, names, itineraries) will incur change fees or loss of deposit. The change fees are calculated based on the respective booking conditions. Changes to the tour booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of change but has no effect on the deposit already paid. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. Full payment is due latest 60 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to make payment will result in your booking being cancelled and the deposit will remain non-refundable and cannot be transferred to a new booking. Re-booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of re-booking. The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. Cancellation of the tour will result in loss of deposit, with the exception of G Adventures (Lifetime deposit) and Contiki (FlexDeposit).

 

Additional Information about tours from specific suppliers:

 

Contiki – FlexDeposit starting from R 1,000: Your deposit (excluding flights and any additional deposits) can be used as credit towards booking a new Contiki trip. The original deposit refers to tour deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. Only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined, however multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until you turn 36 (subject to availability). The deposit can also be gifted to family or friends within 5 years of the original booking. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with New Release Deals or Last Minute Deals (LMD) within 120 days of original travel date. FlexDeposit only applies to full priced deposits (not promotional low deposits). All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described in the general T&Cs for FlexiTour.

 

G Adventures - Lifetime Deposit starting from R 1,000:  If the booking is cancelled and that cancellation is not a result of non-payment or any other breach of the agreed terms, the deposit amount is going to be held as a “Lifetime Deposit” with G Adventure, the following terms apply. Your deposit is protected for life and may be applied towards payment of a deposit on another G Adventures tour (of equal or greater value, but not to the same or similar dates of travel). Alternatively, you can gift it to someone else to use. The deposit has no cash value and only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per person per product booked. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described in the general T&Cs for FlexiTour.

 

Busabout - Flex-Deposit starting from R 1,000: If you need to cancel for whatever reason, where written confirmation is received from you or your authorized Agent with minimum 60 days notice prior to your confirmed or nominated departure date, your deposit value will remain secure with the Operator or your authorized agent (as originally booked) until you are ready to use it against another trip. Flex-deposits can only be credited to with a tour value greater than R2,000, and from trips with a tour value greater than R2,000. One deposit amount can be credited per trip. Deposits cannot be combined or applied to existing bookings. No refund of the deposit will be applicable.