10 Day Cultural Journey in South Africa

Follow the footsteps of the founding father of the New South Africa. This cultural journey will give you a first hand experience to the routes that paved way to the miracle reform of South Africa. 


This trip can be 100% Customized!

Highlights

> Follow in Mandela’s footsteps and experience his and South Africa’s journey to freedom

> Tour the infamous Robben Island, where Mandela and countless others were jailed 

> Visit District Six, a township of Cape Town

> Humankind Tour/Lesedi Tour

> Experience the struggle of Mandela in a full day tour of Johannesburg, including Soweto


10-Day Cultural Journey from $5149 pp, based on shared 4-Star Accommodations

Upgrade to Opulent Hotels: $7620 pp

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Airfare Included in Price!

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your international flight to South Africa.


DAY 2: CAPE TOWN

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onward for your 2-hour flight  to Cape Town. On arrival private Meet and Greet services transfer to your hotel.


Overnight in Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town

Today we will visit the Townships – a tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness every day life in a harsh environment which tells of the struggles, hopes and achievements. 


We start with a tour of District Six. See the oldest mosque in S.A. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures. We visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, and see the local market, an art & crafts center, and we visit a traditional healer. 


Experience the warm hospitality of a local B&B. We visit a crèche offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children. We also visit Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorialand the Amy Biehl Memorial.


Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years.


Overnight in Cape Town

Days 4 and 5: Cape Town

DAY 4

A full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town.  Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain. Perhaps take time to explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and activities available as well as the fascinating Two Oceans Aquarium. 


In the summer months maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay for people watching and soaking up the African Sun. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for things to do!


Overnight Cape Town




DAY 5 

Another day at leisure to explore what Cape Town has to offer. Perhaps visit the Cape Point Nature reserve or book a visit to the Winelands.


Overnight Cape Town

Day 6- Transfer to Johannesburg

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.


On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of your day at leisure.


Overnight Johannesburg

Day 7: Johannesburg

Today's tour will take you right back to our beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind. The superb Maropeng Visitor Centre is truly an exciting, world class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.


From past to present, we’ll be exploring five cultures at the Lesedi Cultural Village, heart and home to families of a range of African tribes, all living harmoniously in traditional homesteads.


You’ll be right there experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures, and you’ll find it fascinating!


Our multilingual, multi-visual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community.


We will enjoy a traditional African meal, a fine way to round off a day of new experiences and fresh insights.


Overnight Johannesburg

Day 8: Johannesburg

Your last day in South Africa is spent on a full day Journey to Freedom tour.


Our day begins at the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before travelling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account).


Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity, the strain on the faces of those unthinkably brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation.


We’ve chosen to lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.



Overnight Johannesburg

Departing Details

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Your morning is at leisure until your transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to the United States.


DAY 10: ARRIVE USA

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.


 


TRIP INCLUSIONS

Freedom Journey Inclusions

This package is 100% Customizable. 

Sample package includes:


> Round trip Economy International Flights from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD)

> Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg)

> Meet and Greet Services

> Your choice of 4-Star or 5-Star Accommodation

> Meals as per the itinerary

> Ground transfers as per the itinerary

> Cultural Tour & Robben Island; 

> History Tour of Humankind and Lesedi Tour

> Scheduled Journey to Freedom Tour

> Hotel taxes and fees



 

10-Day Cultural Journey from $5149 pp, based on shared 4-Star Accommodations

Upgrade to Opulent Hotels: $7620 pp


CALL TO CUSTOMIZE>> 1-866-269-2659


 

EXCLUDES

Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers






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