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Historical South Africa – 9 days

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Duration

9

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Historical South Africa

Join us on our 9-day South African Historical Tour, during which we will see key historical sites in Johannesburg, Soweto, Robben Island, Cape Town, and more.

Highlights

  • “Rise to Freedom” tour
  • APARTHEID MUSEUM
  • LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE
  • PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
  • Robben Island
  • BOULDER BEACH

Itinerary

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG
Day 1: JOHANNESBURG

Arrival in Johannesburg. After clearing customs and immigration, you will be welcomed, escorted, and driven to your accommodation.

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge


Day 2: RISE TO FREEDOM TOUR - SOWETO - APARTHEID MUSEUM
Day 2: RISE TO FREEDOM TOUR - SOWETO - APARTHEID MUSEUM

You may get a thorough picture of South Africa's turbulent past on a full-day "Rise to Freedom" journey. Explore South African sites while learning about the turbulent past of this nation. Visit Constitution Hill, where at the height of apartheid persecution, up to 2000 Black South Africans were held at the Old Fort Prison Complex, popularly known as "Number Four." Today, the site is a museum.

In Soweto observe:

The Hector Petersen Memorial commemorates the location of Hector Petersen's shooting during the Soweto riots when he was 12 years old.
Church of the Regina Mundi Protesters would cluster around the chapel since they had nowhere else to go. When students stormed the church to protest the apartheid government's insistence on Afrikaans instruction, it was a pivotal moment in Soweto's history. Police pursued them, opened fire, shot many people, fired tear gas, smashed the marble altar and Christ statue, and blasted through the ceiling.
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the biggest hospital in the world, is named after the murdered African National Congress leader in 1993.
The four interconnected rooms that make up Mandela's House are home to a range of family heirlooms, artwork, and snapshots, as well as a collection of honorary doctorates awarded to Nelson Mandela by institutions and organizations throughout the globe.
At Freedom Square, the Freedom Charter was accepted as the rule of law.
Lunch in a Soweto neighborhood restaurant.
Apartheid Museum

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 3: FULL DAY PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK & LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE
Day 3: FULL DAY PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK & LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE

At five in the morning, you're picked up from the hotel and taken on a safari through Pilanesberg National Park. Pilanesberg is home to a robust population of Africa's Big Five: the lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and black and white rhinoceros. a variety of uncommon and widespread animal species, to name a few: the brown hyena, sable, wild dogs, cheetah, giraffe, and hippos. Bird watching is amazing since there are more than 360 different species of birds.Drive to Lesedi Cultural Village after lunch, stopping en route if you wish to shop at the African Market. After being welcomed to the Ndebele village in Lesedi, visitors can settle down for a multimedia presentation about South Africa's history. With a guide, tour each of the cultural villages, discover the habits and traditions of the locals, and pick up a few key phrases in their native tongues. The day's festivities come to a close with traditional song and dance, and then the 200-seat Nyama Choma restaurant serves a supper buffet of opulent African cuisine that includes impala, ostrich, and crocodile meat. At night, gather around the fire to hear African mythology stories, or let the host family transport you back to your cozy hut. Overnight return to Johannesburg.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 4: JOHANNESBURG - CAPE TOWN
Day 4: JOHANNESBURG - CAPE TOWN

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cape Town, where a representative will meet you and drive you to your lodging - day and evening at leisure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Protea Seapoint

Day 5: ROBBEN ISLAND - CAPE TOWN TOWNSHIPS TOUR
Day 5: ROBBEN ISLAND - CAPE TOWN TOWNSHIPS TOUR

After breakfast, take a ferry to Robben Island, which served as Nelson Mandela's prison and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit diverse towns this afternoon by taking a guided tour of the Cape Town Townships. Visit Langa, Cape Town's oldest official township, to discover more about the effects of apartheid and the nation's struggle for democracy. To observe artists at work, stop by a project managed by the neighborhood in Gugulethu Township. The largest slum in Cape Town, Khayelitsha, will also be on your itinerary. This evening at the Township, a special dinner will be given together with music and poetry. You'll be expected to demonstrate your musical and artistic abilities.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Protea Seapoint

Day 6: BOULDER BEACH & CAPE POINT
Day 6: BOULDER BEACH & CAPE POINT

Tour of Table Mountain in the early morning. Ride the cutting-edge cable car for a 360-degree panoramic view of The City as it ascends. Continue down the Atlantic coast until you reach Hout Bay, a little fishing community best known for being the gateway to the Duiker Island Cape fur seal colony. Visit the local art galleries and, if time allows, cruise to Duiker Island to see the languid Cape Fur seals lazing in the sun. Continue on the famed, scenic Chapman's Peak Drive to Cape of Good Hope in Table Mountain National Park, passing via the picturesque coastal village of Scarborough. Before going to the Flying Dutchman Funicular (price included) to ascend to the breathtaking panorama at the foot of the historic Cape Point lighthouse, have complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies at the Cape of Good Hope sign-board, which is frequently photographed.

We'll eat at Seaforth in the Boulders area for lunch. The other items on the menu are as delectable as the fish and chips. Take a lovely path through the Botanical Gardens on your way back to Cape Town.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Protea Seapoint

Day 7: CAPETOWN / JOHANNESBURG
Day 7: CAPETOWN / JOHANNESBURG

Day at leisure, relaxing at the Waterfront - lunch at a local restaurant - Transfer to airport for flight to Johannesburg - meet, assist and transfer to hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 8: JOHANNESBURG
Day 8: JOHANNESBURG

A full day of shopping in Johannesburg - this evening farewell dinner with entertainment.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rivonia Premier Lodge

Day 9: JOHANNESBURG
Day 9: JOHANNESBURG

Day at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guides
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated - Breakfast and Dinner
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa (if needed)
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
  • Immunizations/Travel Meds

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from $2,875.00

Organized by

emmanuel

Member Since 2021

Information Contact

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+233501633428

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