Get ready for the ultimate cultural adventure with our all-inclusive 14-day tour of Ghana and South Africa! This unforgettable journey takes you on a journey through two of Africa’s most vibrant and fascinating countries, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
The tour begins in Ghana, where you’ll explore the historic Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi, the cultural capital of the country. Here, you’ll witness the traditional craft-making process, visit the Manhyia Palace Museum, and explore the vibrant markets and streets of the city. You’ll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites on Cape Coast, including the Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, and the Kakum National Park. These sites played a crucial role in the transatlantic slave trade and offer a powerful reminder of Ghana’s rich and complex history.
Next, we’ll take you to South Africa, where you’ll explore Johannesburg, Soweto, and Lesedi Cultural Village, and learn about the country’s unique cultural heritage. You’ll also embark on a game drive in Pilanesberg National Park, one of the best game reserves in the country, where you can spot the Big Five and other amazing wildlife. Before departing Cape Town, you’ll visit Table Mountain, one of the world’s most famous landmarks, and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. You’ll also explore the Township and the Cape Winelands, two must-visit destinations that offer a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Throughout your journey, you’ll be accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable guides who will provide insight into the culture, history, and natural beauty of both Ghana and South Africa. Our tour package includes comfortable accommodations, meals, and transportation, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.
This Cultural Tour of Ghana & South Africa is the perfect way to explore two of Africa’s most fascinating countries and experience their unique cultural heritage. Book your 14-day vacation today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air-conditioned vehicle. Once you have checked in, your guide, who will be with you throughout your stay, will brief you on what to expect during your time here in Ghana. Overnight at Lancaster Hotel Accra
After breakfast go on a full day tour of Accra highlights will include: Independence Square, see the enclosed flame of African liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, final resting place of Ghana’s first president. Set in attractive gardens, there is an adjoining museum, which contains photos, artifacts and an insight into Dr. Nkrumah’s life. Adjoining the park is the National cultural center, which is Ghana’s largest outdoor arts and crafts market selling traditional crafts from all over West Africa. “Brazil House” learn about the seven Afro-Brazilians families who returned to settle in Ghana in 1836. Familiar Brazilian/Portuguese last names such as De Souza, Palmares, Azumah, Amorin, Da Costa, Santos, De Medeiros, and Olympio are abundant in this section of Accra. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner ( local restaurant) Overnight at Lancaster Hotel Accra
After breakfast, drive to Cape Coast; en route tour of Mankessim, and visit the Posuban Shrine and Fante Village. This evening go on a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbor see the colorful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a perfect opportunity for the photographers in the group. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Coconut Grove Resort
After breakfast, visit Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the infamous “Door of No Return This afternoon visit Elmina Slave Castle, another UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1482. This castle was the first European structure built in sub-Saharan Africa. This evening attends a “Return to the Homeland” ceremony called “fiankra”. This ceremony illustrates how Africans were taken from their homeland without bidding goodbye to their family. It is also an initiation rite for African returnees. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Coconut Grove Resort
After breakfast, drive to Cape Coast; stop at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the U. S. and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration. You will see the “Slave River” where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slave Castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Coconut Grove Resort
After breakfast return to Accra with a stop at the Village of Abandze, the Ancestral Home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician; in Accra those who ordered outfits will go for a fitting, farewell dinner. Meal (s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Lancaster Hotel Accra
Today is a leisure in Accra until you are transferred to the airport for your flight to South Africa. On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel. Meal (s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge
Today you will get a detailed understanding of South Africa’s history and transformation. You will travel along the footpaths of the freedom fighters and experience the City of Johannesburg and Soweto through their eyes. Highlights will include: The Hector Petersen Memorial, the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot during the Soweto uprisings. Regina Mundi Church. The church was a meeting place for activists deprived of any other place to meet. It played a role in Soweto’s most significant day, when students, revolting against the imposition of Afrikaans teaching by the apartheid government, ran into the church. They were followed by police, who shot and injured many; firing teargas and damaging the marble altar and the figure of Christ, the bullet holes are still visible in the ceiling. Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital the largest hospital in the world; named in honor of the African National Congress leader who was assassinated in 1993. Mandela’s House comprising four inter-leading rooms, containing an assortment of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the Mandela family as well as a collection of honorary doctorates bestowed on Nelson Mandela from universities and institutions around the world. Freedom Square, the place where the Freedom Charter was adopted as the guiding document of the government. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge
After breakfast, we depart to Pilanesberg National Park for a safari. The Park boasts a healthy population of lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and black and white rhinos – Africa’s Big Five. There is an extensive range of rare and common species of wildlife including the brown hyena, sable, wild dogs, cheetah, giraffe, and hippos. More than 360 species of birds are found in this park. After lunch drive to Lesedi Cultural Village. On the way, we stop at the Market where you have a wide variety of Southern Africa-made goods perfect as souvenirs. Continue to Lesedi where upon arrival you will be welcomed to the Ndebele village before settling down to a multimedia presentation on the history of South Africa’s rainbow nation. The presentation is followed by a guided tour of each of the 4 unique cultural villages where you will learn the various cultural rituals and folklore of South Africa’s ethnic groups and learn a few key phrases of the local languages. A traditional cultural performance rounds off the day’s activities, followed by a dinner buffet of African fare fit for a king, hosted in the 200-seater Nyama Choma restaurant, with a wide variety of meats such as impala, ostrich or crocodile. At the end of the evening, gather around the open fire to listen to tales of African mythology, or be escorted back to their cozy traditional house by a host family. Return to Johannesburg overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel located near the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The rest of the day is at leisurely in this sprawling city that boasts a multitude of entertainment and recreational activities, ranging from the outdoors to a vibrant nightlife. The culture of this city is reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and music. The vast range of shopping opportunities includes bargaining with vendors at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, as well as visits to the upscale and stylish shopping malls. The huge variety of restaurants that caters to every taste, from fast-food and casual to elegant, reflects the multicultural history of the Cape. Within its warm summer, temperate winter, and friendly communities, the Mother City is an ideal all–year vacation destination. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point
After breakfast, take the ferry to Robben Island, the former prison where the late president Mandela spent many years incarcerated – now a UNESCO World Heritage site Robben Island is followed by a Cultural Tour of Cape Townships. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with different Communities – including Langa, Cape Town’s oldest formal township. You will gain insights into the legacy of apartheid and the country’s struggle for democracy. In Gugulethu township, visit a community-driven project and observe artisans crafters at work. Meal(s) include: Breakfast, Dinner Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point
Early morning tour of Table Mountain. Ride the state-of-the-art cable car that rotates 360 degrees on its way to the top, offering a panoramic view of the City. After Table Mountain, continue on a tour of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to a wine cellar. Drive along the breathtaking Atlantic coastline, past the world-famous Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches, Bakoven, Llandudno, and through Hout Bay. Continue along the world-renowned magnificent Chapman’s Peak Drive through the quaint seaside village of Scarborough to Cape of Good Hope in the Table Mountain National Park. Enjoy complimentary tea/ coffee and biscuits at the much-photographed Cape of Good Hope signboard before arriving at the Flying Dutchman Funicular for an incredibly beautiful view from the base of the old Cape Point lighthouse. Lunch will be at Seaforth near Boulders. After lunch continues on to the Constantia Valley Wine Route, one of 9 routes in South Africa. Enjoy a tasting of fine wine at one of the carefully selected estates. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Cape town past Botanical Gardens. Meal(s) include: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point
The day is at leisure where at your own pace you can enjoy the Mother City with its vast shopping, leisure and dining opportunities. This evening there is a farewell dinner with entertainment. Meal(s) include: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point
After a leisurely buffet breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight Meal(s) Included: Breakfast