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South Africa Heritage Tour

Package Details

Destination tours are suspended until 2021 due to Covid

12 Days Tour Group Size 4-12 persons Starting from R85,500 / person
In-destination transfers Activities and excursions All accommodations
Staying Food March 2020 – Nov 2020

Highlights

  • Visit the Apartheid Museum, Soweto and home of Nelson Mandela
  • Experience the caves of Cradle of Humankind.
  • Track big game in Kruger National Park.
  • Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town to ride to the top of Table Mountain to the summit to admire the city and explore the town’s rich history and coastline.
  • Travel to Cape Point to see the most see the most southern tip of Africa and to explore where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean intersect.

Tour Details

Flight to Johannesburg

Upon arrival in O.R Tambo International Airport, our representative will meet you for atransfer you at the hotel (Garden Court Sandton) for check-in.

Afternoon at leisure

Garden Court Sandton

JohannesburgWith its stylish urban design and fuss-free approach to accommodation, Garden Court Sandton City is situated in the heart of Johannesburg. It is here that functional design meets smart technology, resulting in a surprisingly simple hotel that is easily able to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers. The convenient location meanwhile has plenty of advantages for all guests. Business travellers are within easy reach of the acclaimed Sandton Convention Centre along with the rest of the Sandton CBD, while leisure travellers can enjoy the world-class shopping, entertainment and sight-seeing attractions found within the area. Getting around has never been easier, thanks to the high speed Gautrain route that spans across the city.

Apartheid & Hector Pieterson Museum and Nelson Mandela House

Nelson MandelaAfter breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. We will visit the historic Apartheid museum which is the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. Next we will travel to Soweto to the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto to commemorate the role of the country ‘s students struggle against apartheid. This site are just a few blocks from where 12-year old Hector Pieterson was shot in 1976. We will then journey to the home of Nelson Mandela where he lived after his release from prison in 1990. Finally, to end the day we will travel to the famous Regina Mundi church where it played it’s an instrumental landmark during apartheid.

Cradle of Humankind

After breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a day tour of Cradle of human kind. The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage Site first named by UNESCO in 1999, about 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg. The name Cradle of Humankind reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number, as well as some of the oldest, hominin fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago.

Safari in a Kruger National Park private game reserve

Kruger ParkAfter breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a +-5 hour scenic drive to Kapama Game Reserve (or similar) in Kruger. Upon arrival at Kapama Game Reserve and unpacking, we set out on an afternoon game drive in hopes of seeing rhino and other "Big Five" wildlife.

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Cape TownAfter breakfast, under the masterful guidance of our guide, we set out early, to see if we can locate some of the amazing big five rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards, as well as a myriad of other creatures. As the sun rises, we focus our attention on the vast diversity of plants, insects and small creatures that serve a vital function in the ecosystem. Concluding with a tasty brunch, we have some down time in the afternoon for some siesta before going out on another game drive this evening. We overnight at Kapama Game Reserve. All meals included.

Safari Game Drive: 3–4+ hours.

Kapama Private Game Reserve

After breakfast, we continue on our journey again under the masterful guidance of our guide for a remarkable drive to see if we can locate some of the amazing big five rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards along with other amazing aminals. After the game drive you will be able to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the park. Overnight at Kapama Game Reserve. All meals included.

Safari Game Drive: 3–4+ hours.

Welcome to the Mother City Cape Town

Cape TownOur representative will meet you at the lodge for one last morning game drive and then have a breakfast. After breakfast and checking-out you will leave Kruger heading by road back to Johannesburg. From here, a direct flight takes us to the southern tip of the continent to the magnificent city of Cape Town where you will arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Nestled at the foot of Signal Hill, one of Cape Town’s famous landmarks, this boutique guest house combines friendly service with luxurious accommodation. Each of the guest units, as well as all public areas, is comfortably furnished with modern furnishings. After unpacking you will enjoy an afternoon of leisure so you can begin to know the city.

Drive: 5 hours; Flight: 2.5 hours.

Robben Island & Table Mountain Tour

Table Mountain, Cape TownAfter breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a Robben Island and Table Mountain Tour. Robben Island used primarily as a prison where Indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders from the East Indies, Dutch and British soldiers and civilians, women, and anti- apartheid activists, including South Africa's first democratic President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and the founding leader of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, were all imprisoned on the Island. After Robben island you will travel to the majestic Table Mountain which lies at the southern point of Africa for a trip up to the top of the mountain to see the amazing coastline and the city of Cape Town. Overnight at Point B Guest House. Breakfast included. Note: Weather to Robben island and Table Mountain is notoriously unpredictable and the guides may adjust the itinerary for this reason.

Transportation & Entrance fees included.

Township Tour

TownshopAfter breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a Bo-Kaap, District Six Museum and Langa tour. You will visit a cultural-rich Bo-Kaap quarter; do a walking tour viewing Parliament, St Georges Cathedral and Company Gardens. Next you will travel to District Six Museum, originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, laborers and immigrants, District Six was vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the process of removals and marginalization had begun. The first to be 'resettled' were black South Africans, forcibly displaced from the District in 1901. Finally, you will finish the tour with a trip into Langa’s township which is the oldest township in South Africa. The name Langa literally means 'sun' in Xhosa, the name of the township is derived from the name of Langalibalele -a chief and renowned rainmaker who in 1873 was imprisoned on Robben Island for rebelling against the Natal government. Langa was a planned township and is radically different. Overnight at Point B Guest House. All Breakfast included.

Overnight: Point B Guest House.

Cape Point Tour

Cape Point, Cape TownAfter breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a Cape Peninsula tour. On this day you will experience the Cape Point Tour, which is the most popular tour in Cape Town. It’s a tour of breathtaking beauty majestic scenery and spectacular views. Highlights of the tour include: Sea Point, Clifton Beach, Camps Bay, and Hout Bay Harbour. Additional option (at your own account) is a boat trip to Seal Island Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point and Boulders Penguin Colony. Please let the representative know in advance of travel. Overnight at Point B Guest House. Breakfast included.

Excursions: Entrance fees included

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Victoria Alfred WaterfrontAfter breakfast, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a day of shopping at the waterfront and surrounding areas such as Green Point Market. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour is South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. Overnight at Point B Guest House. Breakfast included.

Day of departure

After breakfast and a morning of leisure, our representative will meet you at the hotel for a transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Breakfast included.

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Overview

South Africa’s blend of ocean and mountains offers an array of beauty with a variety of historic sites, big game reserves, farmsteads and Wineland's, all combined with cosmopolitan city life.

Kruger ParkThe South Africa Heritage package gives you a historical insight including the legacy of Apartheid and the nation’s ongoing reconciliation of that past, while building a better future. This will all be captured while visiting the Apartheid Museum where you will hear stories of apartheid, traveling to Soweto and the home of Nelson Mandela. To continue the edification, you will journey to Cradle of Humankind a World Heritage Site. From history to Kruger National Park where you will see the finest wildlife, offering a vast herd of buffalo, elephant and antelope. From here you will fly to the southern tip of the continent to the majestic city of Cape Town where you will see the beauty of the coastal region, Table Mountain, townships and the grand Cape Point. You will end your travel with a day of shopping at the V&A waterfront before heading back to your destination.

Victoria Alfred WaterfrontThe delightful 12 -day South Africa Heritage package gives you a historical insight including the legacy of Apartheid and the nation’s ongoing reconciliation of that past, while building a better future. This will all be captured while visiting the Apartheid Museum where you will hear stories of apartheid, traveling to Soweto and the home of Nelson Mandela. To continue the edification, you will journey to Cradle of Humankind a World Heritage Site. From history to Kruger National Park where you will see the finest wildlife, offering a vast herd of buffalo, elephant and antelope. From here you will fly to the southern tip of the continent to the majestic city of Cape Town where you will see the beauty of the coastal region, Table Mountain, townships and the grand Cape Point. You will end your travel with a day of shopping at the V&A waterfront before heading back to your destination.

The accommodations offered are suggested, but the itinerary is flexible as a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your taste and budget.  

Accommodations on this trip

 

Tour Day #1 - Johannesburg

Suggested : GARDEN COURT SANDTON CITY Optional : LAHAE GUEST HOUSE  

Tour Day #4 - Kruger Park

Suggested : Kapama Private Game Optional : Protea Hotel Kruger Gate   

Tour Day #7 - Cape Town

Suggested : Point B Guest House.  Wildlife on Safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
To help you prepare for your travel, below is a list of extras included. Please advise our travel specialist of any special dietary needs.
  • Experienced tour guide with you for the entire journey
  • All land transportation provided
  • Breakfast included for Johannesburg
  • All meals included for Kruger Park
  • Breakfast included for Cape Town
  • In-destination transfers included
  • All excursions as detailed entry fee included
  • Optional In-country air travel can be provided upon request

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