Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Location: South Africa
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OVERVIEW

Come and visit during 12 days the Rainbow Nation.

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  • Upon arrival to Johannesburg, private transfer to your hotel.
  • Full day private tour of Johannesburg and Soweto.
  • Drive by Soccer City (Or FNB Stadium).
  • Visit to The Mandela House and visitors center.
  • Visit to Vilakazi street, which is the only street and neighborhood in the world where two Nobel Prize winners lived. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
  • visit to the Apartheid Museum.
  • Private transfer to Pretoria.
  • Game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.
  • Visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery including an equestrian display and tea.
  • Private morning African Tribal Visit: Shakaland, situated just 160km north of the city of Durban is a living monument to Zulu culture.
  • Private tour of Durban.
  • Transfer from Durban to Cape Town. Tickets for the Robben Island ferry.
  • Full day private tour or Cape Town. Morning visit to Table mountain including the cable car ride (Weather permitting), Malay Quarter, South Africa Jewish Museum, Iziko South Africa Museum, The Castle of Good Hope.
  • Full day private tour of Cape Peninsula. Boat trip to Seal Island, Chapman’s Peak, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach.

Day 1 (Tuesday):

International flights – USA to Johannesburg, South Africa

Overnight: En route

 

Day 2 (Wednesday):

Arrive Johannesburg

Private arrival transfer to your hotel

Overnight: InterContinental Sandton Towers. (Deluxe Room)

 

Day 3 (Thursday):

Full day private tour of Johannesburg and Soweto.

Meet your guide in the lobby and proceed on a full day tour of Soweto.

Highlights of your full day tour: Drive by Soccer City (or FNB Stadium), enter Soweto via the up-market area called Diepkloof Extension, visit Ekhukhanyeni Crèche: a shipping container transformed into a functional “edutainer”, Continue to the Baragwanath area and stop at the huge taxi rank for a quick look. Soak up the sights, sounds and “smells” of Africa at close quarters – informal open-air butcher shop, herbalists, barbers and market etc. Pass Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere, Drive through the Kliptown Squatter camp on the ‘Old Potchefstroom’ road, where the twin towers will be found, the tour takes you past the beautiful mall, which was recently opened by Soweto’s first millionaire “Richard Maponya”, drive by the Kliptown Squatter Camp, Regina Mundi Church, This is one of the biggest Catholic churches in South Africa. Afterwards the trip continues to the Hector Pieterson Memorial.

 

Lunch break included at a local eatery in Soweto

 

Special historical visits to: The Mandela House and Visitors Center.  As you end your visit to Nelson Mandela’s house, you will drive through Vilakazi Street, which is the only street and neighborhood in the world where two Nobel Prize winners lived: Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu.

 

Your final stop is at the world famous Apartheid Museum where you will pass through and see the exhibits and the amazing history that was only back around 50 years ago.

Overnight: InterContinental Sandton Towers. (Deluxe Room | BL)

 

Day 4 (Friday):

Private morning transfer to Pretoria

10h00 – Depart from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria.

13h00 – Lunch is served as the Drakensberg Mountains come into view. In the afternoon the train climbs              to Majuba Hill (2146m/7040ft).

16h30 – Tea in the lounge and observation cars.

19h30 – Dinner is served en route to Elandslaagte

Overnight: Rovos Rail. (double bed Suite | BLD)

 

Day 5 (Saturday):

06h00 – Wake-up call for early morning game drive in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

11h00 – Brunch is served in the dining car/s.

14h00 – Arrive at Ladysmith for a choice of excursions:

Option 1 – Game drive in Spionkop Reserve.

Option 2 – Spionkop battlefields tour.

19h30 – Dinner is served in the dining car/s.

Overnight: Rovos Rail. (double bed | BLD)

 

Day 6 (Sunday):

07h00 – Breakfast is served as the train descends the escarpment en route to Lions River Station.

10h00 – Visit to the famous Ardmore Ceramics Gallery including an equestrian display and tea.

12h00 – The train departs for Pietermaritzburg.

16h00 – Arrive at Durban Station.

Private transfer from train station to your hotel

Overnight: Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga. (Deluxe Room | BL)

 

Day 7 (Monday):

Private morning African Tribal Visit: Shakaland, situated just 160km north of the city of Durban is a living monument to Zulu culture. It is here that people from all over the world come to experience the lifestyle, social system and rich culture of the Zulu nation. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a visit to this cultural attraction, one of the most famous in South Africa. Return to Durban after lunch.

 

Private Afternoon tour of Durban: Your private driver and guide will pass on the scenes to experience Durban, a city of contrasts on the Durban City Sightseeing Tour. You will travel along the “Golden Mile” (the beachfront), viewing the City Hall. You will get to uncover the past’s harsh system of labor control at the KwaMuhle Museum. You then visit the Durban Botanic Gardens.

Overnight: Beverly Hills Hotel, Umhlanga. (Deluxe Room | B,L)

 

Day 8 (Tuesday):

Private transfer to Durban airport

Regional Flight – Durban to Cape Town

Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to hotel on the waterfront.

Afternoon Tickets for the Robben Island ferry

Hop aboard the ferry at a specific time to travel to Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment along with hundreds of others. The history tour is operated by former inmates of this prison with poignant lectures and sometimes humorous input.

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. (Deluxe Room | B)

 

Day 9 (Wednesday):

Full day private tour or Cape Town

Meet your guide in the lobby and proceed on a full day tour of Cape Town.

Highlights of your full day tour: Morning visit to Table mountain including the cable car ride (Weather permitting), Malay Quarter, South Africa Jewish Museum, Iziko South Africa Museum, The Castle of Good Hope,

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. (Deluxe Room | B)

 

 

Day 10 (Thursday):

Full day private tour of Cape Peninsula

Meet your guide in the lobby and proceed to a full day tour of to Cape Peninsula.

Highlights of your full day tour: Hout Bay, boat trip to Seal Island, Chapman’s Peak, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach, and on your return to Cape Town you will stop by Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel. (Deluxe Room | B)

 

Day 11 (Friday):

Morning private transfer to Cape Town Airport

International Flights – Cape Town to Johannesburg to USA

Overnight: En route. (B)

 

Day 12 (Saturday):

Arrive home

PLEASE REQUEST A QUOTATION.

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 50.
  • Please enter a value between 0 and 50.
  • Accommodation in Hotels as stipulated in the Itinerary.
  • Tours transportation included  as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking guide, park entrance fees and point of interest as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
  • Train transfer between different cities as schedule in itinerary.
  • Transfer to/from Hotel and accommodation.
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Flights – National or International – (Local flights – Subject to your program)
  • Concession fees (In case of any new fees introduce by parks and/or atractions  without our knowledge).
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa fees and visa processing (Information available at time of reservation).
  • Travel Insurance – We highly recommended you to have your personal travel insurance.
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