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Cultural Tour of Ghana & South Africa – 14 Days

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Duration

14 days 13 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Cultural Tour of Ghana & South Africa

Cultural Tour of Ghana & South Africa – An all-inclusive 14-day vacation to Ghana and South Africa includes visits to the historic Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi and UNESCO World Heritage sites on Cape Coast. Visit Johannesburg, Soweto, Lesedi Cultural Village, and embark on a game drive in Pilanesberg National Park while in South Africa. Before departing Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Township, and the Cape Winelands.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cape Town Winelands 
  • slave river
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Elmina Castle
  • Roben Island
  • Cape Town Winelands

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE ACCRA
Day 1: ARRIVE ACCRA

You will be graciously welcomed in Accra once you have passed immigration and customs. Our cultural tour guide will pick you up and take you to your Accra hotel in a private A/C vehicle. Check into your hotel, unwind, and decide what you want to do today. You will receive a brief overview of what to anticipate during your trip to Ghana from your guide.

The welcome dinner, orientation, and lecture/discussion about Ghanaian history, culture, and customs will all take place this evening. Additionally, you'll discover how to travel throughout Ghana and the rest of Africa safely and healthily.

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 2:  ACCRA
Day 2:  ACCRA

A whole new experience will be awaiting you as you wake up today. After breakfast at the hotel, we will a scenic drive around the economic and administrative districts of Accra, visiting the following places: 

The W.E.B. Du Bois Center was founded to honor the lives of well-known Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana. Within the Center for Pan-African Thought, there is a conference room, a memorial/museum detailing Du Bois' life, and a museum highlighting Ghana's contribution to Pan-Africanism.
We'll go to Independence Square, where you can observe the African Liberation Flame, which was ignited that year by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
With its gorgeous grounds and museum, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is an excellent venue to learn about Ghana and its first president. It is also the last resting place of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who was previously buried in Guinea and Nkroful, the town where he was born.
Jamestown Community, Accra's oldest city, serves as the culmination of our trip. It is the most historic area, and history can be found everywhere. The first of its lights, built by the British in 1875 to aid commercial ships navigating the Gulf of Guinea, is well recognized for being there. The previous building was destroyed, but a bigger, more modern lighthouse was built in 1921.
The "Brazil House," which is renowned for its Afro-Brazilian past, is open for visitors. This ancient house, which was finished in 1836, or 100 years after the year 1638, is now a museum that displays artifacts related to the centuries-long migration of Africans from Brazil and Portugal to Ghana.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner (local restaurant)

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 3: ACCRA/CAPE COAST
Day 3: ACCRA/CAPE COAST

We travel to Cape Coast, the regional capital of Ghana's Central Region, after breakfast. Along the route, we'll pause to take a brief tour of Mankessim, a bustling city famous for its Posuban Shrines and market. Here, you may see some of the shrines and Fante villages.

We'll take a guided tour of Elmina when we get there so you can see the bright canoes getting ready to depart the harbor for another night of fishing. This is a wonderful chance to capture some breathtaking images that you will treasure in the future.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Coconut Grove Resort

Day 4: CAPE COAST
Day 4: CAPE COAST

We take a quick drive this morning to the Cape Coast Castle, which is set on a rock above the Atlantic. The West African Historical Museum was erected in the Castle by the Smithsonian Institution and the Ghanaian government. The Castle, which is presently being restored as a major UNESCO World Heritage site, was formerly the heart of human commerce in West Africa and functioned as a vital connection in the transatlantic slave trade.

Our tour continues with a visit to the creepy Elmina Castle, where you are free to explore the grounds and the interior. The Portuguese erected the bastion known as St. George's Castle in the 14th century, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.   

You will see a ceremony that is unlikely to be familiar to you in the late afternoon. By "repairing the Diaspora's Cultural and Spiritual links that have been denied to them for generations," the Fihankra Ceremony aims to do just that. In addition to the awarding of an authenticity certificate, a customary Naming Ceremony will take place on this occasion. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at  Coconut Grove Resort

Day 5: CAPE COAST
Day 5: CAPE COAST

Before traveling to Assin Manso, take time to have a leisurely breakfast. There, we will visit the graves of two former slaves from the United States and Jamaica, whose bones were reburied in August 1998 as part of Ghana's inaugural Emancipation Day ceremony. You can see the "slave river," which was used to wash slaves from Africa before they were imprisoned in the castles and prepared for transport to the Americas and the Caribbean.  

Spend some time enjoying a leisurely breakfast before heading to Assin Manso. In those cemeteries, two former slaves from the United States and Jamaica were reinterred in August 1998 as part of Ghana's first Emancipation Day event. We'll go to their graves to see their bones. It is possible to see the "slave river," where African slaves were washed before being held captive in castles and transported to the Americas and the Caribbean.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Coconut Grove Resort

Day 6: CAPE COAST / ACCRA
Day 6: CAPE COAST / ACCRA

Depart for Accra. Visit Louis Armstrong's ancestral house in Abandze, the famous jazz musician from America.

Arrive in Accra before the departure time of your aircraft to South Africa.

Meal (s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Accra City Hotel

Day 7: ACCRA/ JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Day 7: ACCRA/ JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

When you arrive in Johannesburg, you will be welcomed and transported to your hotel.

After changing, we proceed to Lesedi Cultural Village. In this rocky hillside settlement, the habits and traditions of four South African tribes are brought to life. Learn about the four ethnic groups—Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, and Pedi—and see their homes. After the tour, the four groups—Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, and Pedi—present a cultural presentation. Following the tribal dance performance, the Nyama Choma restaurant serves a Pan African Feast with dishes from several Southern African regions.

Meal (s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 8: PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Day 8: PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a 4500 square kilometer reserve home to over 400 animal species, is the ideal location for a safari after a hearty breakfast. The Big Five and other species of animals may be found in the reserve. Unique beauty and geology may be found at the Pilanesberg National Park, which is located inside the crater of a long-extinct volcano. The Big Five's meal at a nearby restaurant is now a feature of the reserve, which was founded at the same time as the largest wild animal transfer attempt in history.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 9: RISE TO FREEDOM TOUR- SOWETO
Day 9: RISE TO FREEDOM TOUR- SOWETO

Today promises to be a thrilling experience as you gain a deeper understanding of South Africa’s history. Travel along the paths of the freedom fighters and experience the City of Johannesburg and Soweto through their eyes as we visit the following places:

The Hector Petersen Memorial, is the spot where 12-year-old Hector was shot during the Soweto uprisings. Here you will find rooms containing photographs, mementos of Hector, audio records, and newspaper articles that tell the story of the Petersen family and Soweto, as well as provide a historical glimpse into apartheid, South Africa.

Regina Mundi Church, which served as a meeting place for activists with nowhere else to meet. It was instrumental in Soweto's most significant. Police 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.

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the biggest hospital in the world, named after Chris Hani, a leader who was assassinated in 1993.

Nelson Mandela's home contains four interlinking rooms, filled with memorabilia and photographs from Nelson Mandela's life as well.

Freedom Square was where the Freedom Charter was adopted.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 10: JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN
Day 10: JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN

You will be transported to the airport in time for your afternoon departure to Cape Town. Your tour guide will meet you there. Take the ferry to Robben Island, which is a World Heritage Site, and the former jail. You spend the evening in Cape Town. 

This evening enjoys dinner at the Cape Town waterfront. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point

Day 11: CAPE TOWN & CAPE TOWNSHIPS 
Day 11: CAPE TOWN  & CAPE TOWNSHIPS 

One of the highlights of a cable car ride up Table Mountain is the breathtaking panorama. The cutting-edge vehicle turns 360 degrees as it rises, providing passengers with a panoramic view of the city. Take small walks to appreciate the breathtaking views from Table Mountain's summit.


Continue your journey to downtown Cape Town, the Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope, and the Milnerton Lighthouse for a view of Table Mountain.



Take a cultural tour of Cape Town's oldest townships in the afternoon. Travel to Langa to learn more about apartheid's impact and the country's battle for democracy. Visit a neighborhood-sponsored initiative in Gugulethu Township and witness the artisans at work.

Khayelitsha is a sizable informal settlement in Cape Town.

This evening's festivities will include a special dinner with music and poetry. You'll be asked to show off any artistic or musical prowess you may have. 

Meal(s) include: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point

Day 12: CAPE POINT  & WINE COUNTRY TOUR
Day 12: CAPE POINT  & WINE COUNTRY TOUR

After breakfast, take a tour of the Cape Town Winelands. Visit Paarl. Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Take advantage of the wine tasting opportunities in Stellenbosch.

When you return to your hotel, you relax on the beach in the sun.

Meal(s) include: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Protea Hotel Hotel Sea Point

Day 13: CAPE TOWN  AND VICINITY 
Day 13: CAPE TOWN  AND VICINITY 

The day is free for you to enjoy Mother City's numerous shopping, leisure, and dining options at your own pace.

There will be entertainment at the goodbye supper this evening

Meal(s) include: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Protea Hotel Sea Point

Day 14: CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG/DEPART
Day 14: CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG/DEPART

After a leisurely buffet breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Assistance at departure on the final day
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties or similar
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Admission to all listed sites
  • Meals indicated
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to drivers and guides

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