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South Africa

Written by Luke Angel Monday, 17 July 2017 13:48

SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED WILDERNESS LIFE SUPPORT (AWLS) TOUR FEATURES:

INCLUSIVE:

  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide at all destinations
  • Transport at all destinations
  • Entry Fees of all activities as per the itinerary
  • Meet & Greet and Transfers from/to Cape Town International Airport
  • 3 x Nights Accommodation at The Commodore Hotel
  • Cape Town City Tour (includes entry fee to the District Six Museum and The Castle of Goodhope)
  • Cape Winelands Tour
  • Table Mountain Cable Car
  • Meet & Greet and Transfers from King Shaka International Airport
  • 1 x Nights Accommodation at Flamingo Lodge, Umhlanga
  • 2 x Nights Accommodation at Champagne Castle Hotel, Winterton
  • uShaka Marine World
  • Hyperbaric Chamber visit
  • Tugela Falls Hike
  • Road Transfer to Kruger National Park in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 x Nights Accommodation at Kruger Park Lodge
  • 2 x Days Game Drives on 4x4 open vehicles
  • Road Transfer to Johannesburg in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 x Nights Accommodation at Michelangelo Hotel
Optional AWLS Conference

MORE INFORMATION:

CONTACT DETAILS

Official Tour Operator in South Africa: African Angel Tours.
Luke Angel – contact number for all questions and inquiries:
310 923 6327
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AWLS Coordinator - South Africa
Michael Klopper – contact number for all questions and inquiries regarding the AWLS Conference:
214 919 5530
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Administrator for all land and air payments
Marion at Protea Travel
Marion Valderrama – contact number for all payment and administration details:
954 927 5558
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Protea Travel Services
126 S Federal Hwy suite 210
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Fax 954 927 9926


 

-- PRICES --

South Africa 2018 AWLS Tour

Depart JFK 28th February 2018 – Arrive back in USA 13th March 2018

AWLS Course Costs:

$695.00   Doctoral
$495.00   Non-Doctoral
$495.00   Resident/Student

South Africa per person sharing:

$1,645.96   flight South Africa only
$3,047.04   land per person sharing
$4,693.00   per person sharing all-inclusive of land and air

South Africa single room supplement:

$1,645.96   flight South Africa only
$4,025.04   land single-room supplement
$5,671.00   single traveler all-inclusive of land and air




 

Johannesburg / Kruger / Rovos Rail / Cape Town / Winelands


DAY 1     ARRIVE – JOHANNESBURG

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by an African Angel Tours representative and professional guide, who will take time to explain the trip to you and answer any questions which you might have about your holiday. You will then be transferred to the Michelangelo Hotel to check-in at your accommodation, where you will stay for the following 2 nights.

In the evening enjoy a traditional Welcome Dinner at Moyo Restaurant.

OVERNIGHT:  MICHELANGELO HOTEL – SUPERIOR ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

Over the heart of Sandton Square, Johannesburg, towers the majestic Michelangelo - the perfect vantage from which to observe the entertainment and corporate capital of Africa. Immerse yourself in the culture and breakneck pace of Sandton. Then return to convalesce in the serenity of Renaissance-style elegance that makes Michelangelo one of the Leading Hotels Of The World. 

The Michelangelo provides the busy corporate executive with all the services and facilities he may require in which to conduct business.

ACCOMMODATION:
The 218 Deluxe and Superior rooms, as well as the 22 Premier and Executive suites have all been tastefully decorated to reflect the elegant Renaissance style that has been carried throughout the rest of the hotel. The two Presidential Suites each have a private dining room and lounge as well as 24-hour butler service for the more discerning guest. 

All suites have private bathrooms with a separate shower and toilet, hairdryers, radio, colour TV, pay movie channel, 24-hour CNN and CNBC, individually controlled aircon, direct dialling phones, direct in and out dialling for personal fax/modem, Internet, electronic razor plug (220/110V), complimentary tea & coffee and mini bar. For your security, all rooms are equipped with electric safes and smoke detectors with sprinkler systems. 

There is nothing you could possibly want for during your sojourn at the Michelangelo. Maybe just a little more of everything. The comprehensive service includes: 
 
FACILITIES:
Intermezzo Residents' Lounge with shower facilities (for early arrivals/late departures) 
Express check-out 
24-hour room service 
Same day laundry 
Dry cleaning 
Valet service 
Car rental and VIP limousine service 
Shuttle service to and from Johannesburg International Airport 
Covered parking 
In the nearby shopping centre: hairdresser, banks/forex, travel agent, beauty salon
Doctor and dentist on call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2   JOHANNESBURG – SOWETO & LESEDI TOUR

After breakfast depart on a tour of Soweto and a visit to the Lesedi Cultural Village.

Soweto obtained its name from the first two letters of South Western Township which was the original description of the area.

The establishment of Soweto is, like Johannesburg, linked directly to the discovery of Gold in 1885. Thousands of people from around the world and South Africa flocked to the new town to seek their fortunes or to offer their labour. Within 4 years Johannesburg was the second largest city. More than half the population was black, most living in multi racial shanty towns near the gold mines in the centre of the town.
As the gold mining industry developed, so did the need for labour increase. Migrant labour was started and most of these workers lived in mine compounds. However other workers had to find their own accommodation often in appalling conditions.

 

The first residents of what is now known as Soweto were located into the area called Klipspriut in 1905 following their relocation from “Coolietown” in the centre of Johannesburg as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague. The Johannesburg City Council took the opportunity to establish racially segregated residential areas. Some residents were to be relocated to Alexandra township (near the present day Sandton). This group comprised black, Indian and coloured families and they received freehold title to their land (this was subsequently reversed by the Apartheid Government). Only black families were located into Klipspruit and the housing was on a rental basis. Klipspruit was subsequently renamed Pimville.

 

During the 1930’s the demand for housing for the large numbers of black people who had moved into Johannesburg grew to such an extent that new housing was built in an area known as Orlando, named after the first administrator Edwin Orlando Leaky.

 

 

 

 

In the 1940’s a controversial character James Mpanza led the first land invasion and some 20000 squatters occupied land near Orlando. James Mpanza is known as the “Father of Soweto”. In 1959 the residents of Sophiatown were forcibly removed to Soweto and occupied the area known as Meadowlands. Sir Earnest Oppenhemer, the first chairman of the Anglo American Corporation, was appalled by the housing shortage and was instrumental in arranging a loan for the construction of additional housing and this is commemorated by the Oppenheimer Tower in Jabulani.

Soweto falls within the municipality of the Johannesburg Metro Council in the province of Gauteng which appropriately means place of Gold. The original rental houses have now been sold to the tenants who received a subsidy from the government to cover the cost of the houses. Private sector housing was developed from the 1980’s funded by the various banks. Freehold title is available to the properties. Services are provided by the Johannesburg Metro council and electricity by Escom.

OVERNIGHT:  MICHELANGELO HOTEL – SUPERIOR ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

 

DAY 3    JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER

Check out of the hotel before being transferred to Johannesburg Airport to catch your flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met and transferred to Hamilton’s Tented Camp in the Kruger National Park, where you will stay for the following 3 nights.

OVERNIGHT:  HAMILTON’S TENTED CAMP – LUXURY TENTS – Fully Inclusive basis

Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early twentieth century, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living.
Six magnificent canvas tents complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the seasonal river are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees. The main lodge is home to an inviting lounge, scattered with early 1900’s objet d’art whilst the opulent dining area adds to the delight of this tranquil spot overlooking the river. 
 

ROOM CONFIGURATION
· 6 tents, sleeps 12 people 
· 6 Double Rooms
TENT INFORMATION
· Each luxury tent has a romantic slipper bath and out door shower overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam 
· Each luxury tent has a private veranda 
· Timber walkways 
· Open tented lounge 
· Silver service 
· Personalised cuisine
 

STANDARD ROOM FEATURES
· All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers 
· Mosquito nets 
· Slipper baths 
· Air conditioner 
· All rooms linked by intercom service
 

VIEWS FROM THE ROOM
· Spectacular views overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam
Hamiltons Tented Camp offers the highest standard of International cuisine with an African Flair.  With a renowned wine list to match and impeccable service, even the most discerning traveller can be accommodated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 4  KRUGER

Enjoy a day of game drives, bird watching, excellent cuisine and leisure while staying at Hamilton’s Tented Camp.

OVERNIGHT:  HAMILTON’S TENTED CAMP – LUXURY TENTS – Fully Inclusive basis

DAY 5   KRUGER

Enjoy a day of game drives, bird watching, excellent cuisine and leisure while staying at Hamilton’s Tented Camp.

DAY 6  KRUGER – JOHANNESBURG – ROVOS RAIL

Check-out of your accommodation, before being transferred to Hoedspruit Airport to catch your flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will be met and transferred to Pretoria Train Station to board the Rovos Rail Luxury Train. You will be aboard the train for the following 2 nights.

OVERNIGHT:  ROVOS RAIL LUXURY TRAIN – PULLMAN SUITE – Fully Inclusive basis

15h00 - Depart Rovos Rail's private Capital Park Station aboard the Pride of Africa.

For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48 hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1,600 kilometre journey is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo. Trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lions Head. Highlights of the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. A stop is also made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.

 

DAY 7  ROVOS RAIL

10h00 - Arrive in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole and the Diamond Museum.

12h30 - Depart from Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and Beaufort West for Matjiesfontein.

OVERNIGHT:  ROVOS RAIL LUXURY TRAIN – PULLMAN SUITE – Fully Inclusive basis

 

DAY 8  ROVOS RAIL – CAPE TOWN

08h15 - Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.
10h30 - Depart Matjiesfontein and proceed via Touws River, De Doorns and Worcester to Cape Town. 
18h00 - Arrive Cape Town Station, Platform 24.

Upon arrival at Cape Town station you will be met and transferred to the Cape Grace Hotel, where you will stay for the following 3 nights.

OVERNIGHT:  CAPE GRACE HOTEL – LUXURY ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

Nestled on a private quay between the working harbour of Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, Cape Grace is a welcoming and gracious sanctuary of tradition, sophistication and contemporary comfort.

Our refashioned look juxtaposes modern with period, rare with everyday and a sense of spontaneity with the handcrafted, personal care we’re known for. Interiors combine engaging artifacts and original antiques with a rich tapestry of local history, infused with artistic renditions of the exceptional botanical kingdom that surrounds us.

Loyalty to our guests is paramount at Cape Grace: this is reflected in the luxurious spaciousness of guests’ rooms, the diverse spectrum of amenities and extra services, and in our constant quest to deliver unsurpassed service standards that are equally proficient and warmly individual.

Signal, the restaurant at Cape Grace, provides a fusion of culinary indulgence influenced by the classics and unmistakable hints of South African flavour, bringing you cuisine that’s fresh and creative.  Set in a sophisticated yet unhurried atmosphere, service is warm and intuitive while innovative menus are complemented by premium local wine selections. 
Our progressive food concept encourages guests to dine wherever they choose within the hotel, whether it’s champagne & oysters on the pool terrace overlooking the yacht marina, or an unhurried degustation meal paired with superb wines in your suite. In addition, Food and Beverage Liaisons customise guests’ gastronomic needs by tailor-making gourmet experiences.

Below deck, beside the clear waters of the private marina and beneath the majesty of Table Mountain, is the popular Bascule Whisky, Wine and Cocktail Bar. Here guests can choose from the largest collection of whiskies south of the equator or enjoy a delicious cocktail.

Our 56-foot yacht - Spirit of the Cape, is available for tailor-made charters along the Cape’s magnificent coastline. An extensive and beautiful library, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a communication centre offering complimentary Internet access and a boardroom, are simply a few of the distinct and personalised services available.

With a genuine passion to champion distinctive standards in service, Cape Grace is dedicated to surpassing expectations and making your stay, whether work or pleasure, the most memorable ever.

 

DAY 9  CAPE TOWN – TABLE MOUNTAIN & CITY TOUR

After breakfast depart on a full day guided Table Mountain and City Tour.

Since it's opening in 1929, over 16 million people have taken the trip to the top of Table Mountain. The Table Mountain cableway has since become something of a landmark in Cape Town, and has carried some of Cape Town's most illustrious visitors including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Stefi Graf, Arnold Schwarzenneger, Magaret Thatcher, Prince Andrew, Micheal Schumacher, Brooke Shields, Micheal Buble, Tina Turner, Jackie Chan, Dolores O'Riordan, Skunk Anansie and Paul Oakenfold. In 1993, Dennis Hennessy, the son of one of the founders of TMACC sold the company. The new directors immediately set about planning an upgrade to the existing Table Mountain infrastructure. 
Apart from upgrading the restaurants and machinery, new cars were purchased. Unlike their predecessors, the new cars, or Rotairs, have a revolving floor that allows passengers a 360-degree view of the city and Table Mountain as they travel. Work on the upgrade began in January of 1997 and, for several months cranes and large helicopters carrying building materials dominated the mountain skyline. The new cableway was officially opened on the 4th of October 1997, the anniversary of the original launch, almost 70 years previously.

OVERNIGHT:  CAPE GRACE HOTEL – LUXURY ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

DAY 10  CAPE TOWN – PENINSULA TOUR

After breakfast depart on a full day guided Peninsula Tour.

View the golden beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton home of South Africa’s beautiful people. We stop at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay where local fisherman still go out every day in little fishing boats to feed their families hoping for a big catch.

From there we go via Chapmans Peak, sandwiched between the ravaging ocean and looming mountain cliffs, via the scenic artist village called Noordhoek en-route to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve – home to the famous fynbos plant species. You might also catch a glimpse of buck and ostrich.

We spend some time at Cape Point - There is some debate as to whether or not this is where the two oceans meet. Some people believe the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at the southern most point of Africa, Cape Agulhas, about 200km east of Cape Town, while others think it is here at Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula. We then proceed via the enchanting False Bay coastline, paying a visit to some penguins at a land-based penguin colony, and then onto historical Simonstown and Kalk Bay.

OVERNIGHT:  CAPE GRACE HOTEL – LUXURY ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

 

 

 

DAY 11  CAPE TOWN – WINELANDS

Check-out of the hotel before being driven to the picturesque Cape Winelands region, passing through historic towns like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Check-in at the Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, where you will stay for the following 2 nights.

OVERNIGHT:  LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA – STANDARD ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, the town of Franschhoek lies below the towering Franschhoek Mountains. With picturesque vineyards a stone’s throw away, the elegant, sophisticated charm of Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting to explore the Cape wine route.  Seventy nine en-suite, large, elegant bedrooms and suites, capture the essence of charm and sophistication.  Meeting facilities, three restaurants, including the Le Verger outdoor dining venue and the on-site spa, make this hotel the most unique property in the winelands.

Le Verger – the Orchard Restaurant
Le Verger now boasts a new air-conditioned glass dining area with an open plan kitchen. The new dining area flows out onto the original individual glass conservatories amongst the fruit trees, offering an al fresco style restaurant with a delicious a la carte menu at very competitive prices. Also on offer is an award winning wine list comprising of some of South Africa top wines. 

Included in Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa’s many accolades are:

2007 AA Travel Guide – Gold Achiever
• Conde Naste's top 130 New Hotels of the world - 2006 Hot List

• Diner’s Club Award – 2006 Wine List

 

DAY 12 THE WINELANDS – WINELANDS TOUR

After breakfast depart on a full day guided Winelands Tour.

We visit the main areas of the Winelands – Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch Architecture, Franschhoek and Paarl – visiting award winning Wine Estates for tastings, whilst enjoying the scenic beauty of the Winelands.
Whether it is its magnificent natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage or its world-renowned wines, the Winelands Region is synonymous with all the best that the Cape has to offer. A 45-minute drive from Cape Town brings you to this area where splendid mountains form a dramatic backdrop to lush vineyards and gabled Cape Dutch homesteads steeped in history. Come experience the hospitality and beauty of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek and Pniel. The diversity of the Winelands will capture every heart.
Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors as you stroll along the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in the country. Our colourful history comes to life in the splendidly restored Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings in each town.

Monuments such as the Huguenot Memorial and Afrikaans Language Monument and the many outstanding museums provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.
The excellent wines produced in this area are world-renowned. You will be spoilt for choice between small, boutique wineries and the larger, more commercial wine estates. Taste the fruit of the vintner's labour in the magnificent surrounds that are so characteristic of the Winelands, or join the winemaker on a tour of his cellar where the precious harvest is lovingly transformed into every wine lover's delight.
OVERNIGHT:  LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA – STANDARD ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

DAY 13  THE WINELANDS – CAPE TOWN

Check-out of the hotel before being transferred back to the Cape Grace Hotel to check-in at your accommodation. You will stay here for the following 2 nights.

In the afternoon depart for a guided tour of Robben Island.

In the afternoon you will cruise to Robben Island. Robben Island Ferry Service is the official transport facility to Robben Island for a tour never to be forgotten. These are the state of the art catamarans, fully air conditioned with television sets and a public address system. Fully licensed and stocked refreshment station is located on the main deck of the vessel with easy access.

The Robben Island's tour includes a visit to the lime quarry, which was used by the prisoners to mine lime. The harsh white light and heat in the quarry in summer and the long, wet winters made it an extremely uncomfortable space to work in.

A visit to the maximum-security prison, where most of the political leaders were kept, is one of the important highlights of the tour on Robben Island. This section includes the single cells in which Nelson Mandela and other prisoners spent their prison time in. In the village tour you get to see the leper cemetery, Sobukhwe house, WW II gun batteries as well as the houses used by the warders.

OVERNIGHT:  CAPE GRACE HOTEL – LUXURY ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

 

DAY 14  CAPE TOWN – DAY AT LEISURE

Spend your last day in Cape Town at leisure. Explore the V&A Waterfront and do some last minute shopping, or choose to spend your final day soaking up the sun on one of the many nearby beaches.

In the evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at Africa Café.

OVERNIGHT:  CAPE GRACE HOTEL – LUXURY ROOMS – Bed & Breakfast basis

DAY 15  CAPE TOWN – DEPART
After breakfast check-out of the hotel, before being transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight home.

END OF SERVICES – TRAVEL HOME SAFELY!

Written by Administrator Friday, 06 May 2011 14:51


 


The Republic of South Africa lies at the southern tip of the vast African continent, flanked by the Indian Ocean to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. South Africa's area is one-eighth the size of the United States and more than five times larger than Great Britain. The various population groups of South Africa have combined to create a society of diverse historical and cultural backgrounds, which has often been described as a fascinating ethnic mosaic.



 

 

 


Apartheid policies were born in 1948 when the National Party won elections. The government embarked on a policy of racial segregation and separate development that literally tour apart the very fabric of South African society.
Anti-apartheid structures both within and outside of South Africa began to gather momentum and reached a peak in the late 1980's and early 1990's. These culminated in Nelson Mandela being released from 27 years imprisonment and the first truly democratic elections in 1994. A wealth of cultural diversity African Angel tours are all designed to give the traveller an deeper insight into the way South Africa's diverse cultures co-exist. Locals take travellers into the heart of some of these communities, to experience their customs and ways of life

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From fossil remains, it is believed that early man in South Africa evolved in isolation from other prehistoric populations to the North. By the year 7000AD, there were two primary groups in southern Africa - the Negroid, who later be known as the Bantu's, and the Capons, who were subsequently named Hottentots and Bushmen.

 


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Various migrating African tribes inhabited the tip of Africa. The first westerner-Bartholomew Dias-landed at the Cape of Good Hope accidentally whilst trying to find a short cut to the East for the lucrative spice trade. It was not until 1652 that the first Dutch settlers arrived to live in South Africa. 1688 saw the migration of French refugees, followed by an influx of British settlers in 1820.

When diamonds and gold were discovered in the late 1800's, masses of fortune hunters - mainly from Britain - poured into South Africa. They would later fight the three-year Anglo Boer war, which ended in victory for the British, and the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910. The indigenous people were marginalized from any powers of government

 

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Johannesburg/Kruger National Park/Cape Town

 

 

 

Day 1- Depart for South Africa

Depart from the USA for South Africa

Day 2 - Arrive in Johannesburg and welcome dinner in Mandela Square

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by an African Angel Tours representative who will take time to explain the itinerary to you and answer any questions which you might have about your holiday. There will be a fully qualified guide and vehicle with you at all times during your stay in Johannesburg and on Safari in Kruger National park. You will be transferred to your hotel to check-in at your accommodation.

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JOHANNESBURG also known as Jozi, Jo'burg or eGoli, is the largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.
While Johannesburg is not officially one of South Africa's three capital cities, it does house the Constitutional Court – South Africa's highest court. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.

Johannesburg includes Soweto, which was a separate city from the late 1970s until the 1990s. Originally an acronym for "South Western Townships", Soweto originated as a collection of settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg populated mostly by native African workers in the gold mining industry. Eventually incorporated into Johannesburg, the apartheid regime (in power 1948–1994) separated Soweto from the rest of Johannesburg to make it a completely Black area.

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DINNER AT THE FAMOUS SANDTON SQUARE

Ten years after it was first opened, Sandton Square is again making headlines. Commemorating our first decade of democracy, a specially donated six metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled, and our square aptly renamed NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City. The intention is not only to honour the former president’s vision of a free and just South Africa, but also to create a focal point where local and foreign tourists can contemplate the events that led to the creation of the Rainbow Nation. An already fashionable area with its sidewalk cafes, fine dining and some 93 exclusive shops, NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City looks set to become one of the most popular venues in South Africa.

Its prime location in the heart of Sandton allows easy access to the financial district, the Sandton Convention Centre, world-class hotels and Sandton City’s 295 shops. So whatever your reason for visiting Johannesburg, experience NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City for yourself. We guarantee you’ll find it just perfect.

http://www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za/tourist_info.html

Accommodation at the Rivonia Bed and Breakfast, Sandton, Johannesburg

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Day 3 - Apartheid Museum and Soweto Tour

After breakfast there will be an orientation session and a site inspection of the Da Vinci Hotel.  After the site inspection we will begin the visit to the Apartheid Museum and Soweto Tour.

APARTHEID MUSEUM: At times you feel overwhelmed by the screens and the sound and the powerful images they are projecting. The Museum leads you through room after room in a zigzag of shapes, some with tall roofs, some dark and gloomy, some looking through to other images behind bars or cages that make it clear that apartheid was not only immoral, but evil. After a few hours at the Apartheid Museum you will feel that you were in the townships in the 70s and 80s, dodging police bullets or teargas canisters, or marching and toy-toying with thousands of school children, or carrying the body of a comrade into a nearby house. And just when you feel you can't tolerate the bombardment of your senses any longer, you reach a quiet space, with a glass case which contains a book of the new Constitution of South Africa, and pebbles on the floor. You can express your Solidarity with the victims of apartheid by placing your own pebble on a pile, and take a book. You'll then walk out into grassland with paths which take you to a small lake - you'll need this reflective time.

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SOWETO TOUR. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Soweto Township. Soweto obtained its name from the first two letters of South Western Township which was the original description of the area. The establishment of Soweto is, like Johannesburg, linked directly to the discovery of Gold in 1885. Thousands of people from around the world and South Africa flocked to the new town to seek their fortunes or to offer their labor. Within 4 years Johannesburg was the second largest city. More than half the population was black, most living in multi racial shanty towns near the gold mines in the centre of the town. As the gold mining industry developed, so did the need for labor increase.

Migrant labor was started and most of these workers lived in mine compounds. However other workers had to find their own accommodation often in appalling conditions.

MANDELA HOUSE & HECTOR PETERSON on the Soweto Tour

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You will also visit the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Orlando West, a four-room house in Soweto where he lived during the late 1950's and early 1960's and again immediately after his release from prison in
1990.

The Hector Pieterson Museum opens on Youth Day, 16 June, but don't expect to come away with an image of what Hector looked like - the family do not have a single snapshot of their famous son. Hector, 12, was one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools. A news photograph of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student was published around the world. Shortly afterwards journalists approached the Pieterson family for pictures of Hector. Photographs were handed over with a promise they would be returned - but they weren't. Now, 26 years later, the search for the photographs continues, with the chief curator of the Museum, Ali Hlongwane, saying: "We have the phone number of one of the photographers, now retired; who we hope will give us a photo.” So you won't see snapshots of Hector but what you will see is one of Sam Nzima's six photographs showing the unconscious Hector being carried by fellow student Mbuyisa Makhubo, with Hector's sister, Antoinette Sithole, running alongside. When you visit the museum you will get to see Antoinette herself, as she will be working at the museum, giving guided tours.

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Late Lunch at Wandies – Soweto

The first residents of what is now known as Soweto were located into the area called Klipspriut in 1905 following their relocation from “Coolietown” in the centre of Johannesburg as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague. The Johannesburg City Council took the opportunity to establish racially segregated residential areas. Some residents were to be relocated to Alexandra township (near the present day Sandton).

This group comprised black, Indian and colored families and they received freehold title to their land (this was subsequently reversed by the Apartheid Government). Only black families were located into Klipspruit and the housing was on a rental basis. Klipspruit was subsequently renamed Pimville.

During the 1930’s the demand for housing for the large numbers of black people who had moved into Johannesburg grew to such an extent that new housing was built in an area known as Orlando, named after the first administrator Edwin Orlando Leaky. In the 1940’s a controversial character James Mpanza led the first land invasion and some 20000 squatters occupied land near Orlando. James Mpanza is known as the “Father of Soweto”. In 1959 the residents of Sophiatown were forcibly removed to Soweto and occupied the area known as Meadowlands. Sir Earnest Oppenheimer, the first chairman of the Anglo American Corporation, was appalled by the housing shortage and was instrumental in arranging a loan for the construction of additional housing and this is commemorated by the Oppenheimer Tower in Jabulani. Soweto falls within the municipality of the Johannesburg Metro Council in the province of Gauteng which appropriately means place of Gold. The original rental houses have now been sold to the tenants who received a subsidy from the government to cover the cost of the houses. Private sector housing was developed from the 1980’s funded by the various banks. Freehold title is available to the properties. Services are provided by the Johannesburg Metro council and electricity by Escom.

Accommodation at the Rivonia Bed and Breakfast, Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Day 4 - Depart for Safari via the Lesedi Cultural Village

After Breakfast we will head out towards the province of MPUMALANGA the home of the Kruger National Park for our Cultural and Safari experience. First on route we will stop at the Lesedi Cultural Village.
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On route we will stop off at the Lesedi Cultutal Village

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE
Lesedi African Lodge is a multi-cultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg. Situated at Lesedi African Lodge are five traditional homesteads – the Zulus with their fighting sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xhosa with their perfectly thatched rondawels and distinctive white blankets, the rhythmic drums and whistles of the Pedi tribe, the conical straw hats and thick, coloured blankets of the Basotho and the colourful homes of the Ndebele.
Families peacefully living their traditional lives inhabit each homestead at Lesedi. Additional huts for each village have been constructed in each homestead offering the unique opportunity of staying with a traditional rural African family – however, all home comforts have been catered for including cosy beds and beautiful en suite bathrooms with showers.
Lesedi is a Sotho word that means, “LIGHT”. It was made famous by the great leader and founder of the Southern Sotho Nation, Moshoeshoe. During the terrible Mfecane wars, refugees from many nations joined him and were saved by him.
Lesedi African Lodge awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions. Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi can also see the light.
Includes

  • Film and cultural lecture about  the 11 official tribes of SA
  • Guided walk though the cultural Village and  explore their homes and living cultures
  • Move into the main hut for traditional drumming and dance
  • Finally buffet dinner with all the exotic meats and traditional South African food
  • Transfer

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger National Park (KNP) is in north-east of South Africa and runs along the border of Mozambique in the east, Zimbabwe in the north, and the southern border is the Crocodile River. The park covers 20,000 square kilometers and is divided in 14 different eco-zones, each one supporting different wildlife. It is one of the main attractions of South Africa and it is considered the flagship of South African National Parks (SANPark).
The park was established in 1898 by the South African President Paul Kruger as a protected area for wildlife and it opened its gate the general public in 1927 for the first time.
Currently, the park is run by the South African National Park Organization (SANP) and is probably the best managed African National Park. Wildlife conservation, education and tourism are the main objectives of the KNP.Here you can see the best of African flora and fauna such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, and Buffalos often referred as the big five, but there are plenty of others to see as well.

Day One Safari: We travel from Johannesburg via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque subtropical Lowveld and onwards to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balulue Section of the Kruger Park. During a short break, you may rest in your room, have a refreshing dip in our sparkling pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 you board the open Landcruiser for a Sunset Drive.
Your qualified guide will facilitate your first exciting opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and, after darkness falls, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Boma will be a traditional South African meal. Overnight in comfortable, air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets.
Tremisana is the largest and leading lodge in the Balule section of Kruger Park.
We have a total of 15 chalets plus a two-bedroomed Guest House. Every unit has a thatch roof, is air-conditioned and en suite (shower, toilet, basin) and has a tea/coffee station. Insect-proof screens are fitted on all windows.
There is a splash pool, open air boma for dinners around a crackling fire and a covered lapa overlooking a waterhole. A very beautiful luxuriant garden boasts numerous bougainvilleas, palms and cycads which give the camp a subtropical tone. Water features add a soothing effect and the overall feel of Tremisana Lodge is very relaxing. At night, the subdued light along the illuminated paved walkways lend a romantic and magical feel to this outstanding camp. The lodge is serviced by two excellent boreholes. Its proximity to the tar road means Tremisana is easily accessible all year round, including the rainy season. The presence of lions, elephants and buffalo necessitates the maintaining of an electric fence around the camp.
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A troop of Vervet Monkeys have learned how to avoid being shocked and have made Tremisana their permanent home. Their antics never fail to amuse and enthrall our guests.
Mindful of the increasing demand of tourists to have extended walks in the bush, away from the crowds, 2008 saw the introduction of a new product for clients booking the Tremisana safaris: The Balule Plains experience. Our guests really enjoy getting close to Nature while tracking the Big Five.


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Day 5 - Full Day game viewing on 4 x 4 open vehicles
Day Two of the Safari: Awaken at sunrise for a cuppa and rusks before an exhilarating day of bush experience. Drive to the mighty Olifants River, where you enjoy a four hour “walk in the wild”. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle in search of the Big Five. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals in a quest to approach close enough to take a good photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the fact that your ranger is adequately armed in case of potential danger.
Return to Tremisana for brunch, after which you may swim or sleep in your air-conditioned chalet. The new Lapa has extensive wildlife books and magazines. A snooze on a hammock might also do the trick! For the very keen, we offer a game-viewing Hide (with ablutions) overlooking Tremisana Dam, where animals and birds often come to drink.
At around 15h00 we drive to Tshukudu Game Reserve, where a scrumptious tea is served. We may even be joined by the tame Cheetahs! We then go on a 3 hour Game Drive where the chances of seeing the Big Five are especially good. All the rangers are in constant radio contact and great sightings are guaranteed!

Day 6 - Full Day game viewing on 4 x 4 open vehicles
Day Three of Safari : Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger, where we transfer to a custom-built open-sided Gameviewer. The open vehicle allows for a total wildlife opportunity - you will not only have an amazing opportunity to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. The absence of windows and your elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. Your experienced guide will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi regions have open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope that attract numerous predators. In fact, this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.


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Day 7 – Depart back to Johannesburg via Panoramic Route and fly to Cape Town.
Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on Balule on the open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there is an opportunity to purchase some memorabilia from our shop and take your last photos of the luxuriant lush gardens at Tremisana.
We then drive to the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off by arrangement
MPUMALANGA - 'THE PLACE WHERE THE SUN RISES' formally known as Eastern Transvaal, Mpumalanga is considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful places in South Africa.

Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. In the northeast, the land rises towards mountain peaks and then terminates in an immense escarpment. In some places, this escarpment plunges hundreds of meters down to the low-lying area known as the Lowveld. People are drawn to Mpumalanga by the magnificent scenery, by the fauna and flora and by the saga of the 1870s gold rush era and a wealth of fascinating tribal legends. Mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterize the landscape. This is also Big Game Country, the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife and birds. Visit the world’s most famous game reserve, climb the world's third-highest canyon, explore the world's oldest cave and spend the night in the world's best private game lodges. The entire Mpumalanga area offers exceptional opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, horse-riding and fishing. Streams once panned for gold have become the haunts of eager anglers and lazy trout. Steeped in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune seekers, fascinating gold rush towns abound. Mpumalanga offers something for everyone.

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You will arrive at Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg in the afternoon to connect your domestic flight to the Mother City. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by an African Angel Tours representative who meet and accompanying you to where you will be staying in Cape Town - Dale Court Guest House.

 

CAPE TOWN (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the largest in land area, forming part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. It is the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located.

The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa's most popular tourist destination.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa. Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. As of 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million.

Accommodation: Dale Court Guest House next to the Waterfront, Cape Town

 

Day 8 - Cape Town City Tour

 

THE CITY TOUR: After breakfast you will join us for an orientation tour of the Mother City as we venture through streets crowded with history. From the City Hall where Nelson Mandela gave his liberation speech to the multi-cultural Green Market Square, Cape Town has it all.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South African Museum & the Company Gardens
  • Parliament buildings
  • City Hall
  • Malay Quarter/ Bo-Kaap
  • District Six Museum
  • Green Market Square
  • Signal Hill
  • Camps Bay & Clifton

 

Accommodation: Dale Court Guest House, Cape Town

 

Day 9 - Full day Peninsular Tour and Table Mountain

View the golden beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton home of South Africa’s beautiful people. We stop at the quaint fishing village of Hoot Bay where local fisherman still go out everyday in little fishing boats to feed their families hoping for a big catch.

From there we go via Chapmans Peak sandwiched between the ravaging ocean and looming mountain cliffs via the scenic artist village called Noordhoek en route to the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve – home to the famous fynbos plant species and you might also catch a glimpse of buck and ostrich.

We spend some time at Cape Point - There is some debate as to whether or not this is where the two oceans meet. Some people believe the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at the southern most point of Africa, Cape Agulhas, about 200km East of Cape Town, while others think it is here at Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula.


We then proceed via enchanting False Bay Coast line paying a visit to some penguins and land based Penguin Colony and then onto historical Simonstown and Kalk Bay.

In the afternoon take a trip to Table Mountain and a cable car ride to the summit where you can take in the spectacular views of the city of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

Accommodation: Dale Court Guest House, Cape Town


Day 10 - District Six and Robben Island Tour

We begin the day with a District Six Tour and after lunch you will spend the rest of the day on an afternoon tour of Robben Island.

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals changed the lives of many people to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.

We will visit the Bo-Kaap/ Malay Quarter, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays), an informal settlement and community project. You will have the opportunity to purchase arts & crafts and also to visit a school/ crèche.

In the afternoon you will cruise to Robben Island. Robben Island Ferry Service is the official transport facility to Robben Island for a tour never to be forgotten. These are the state of the art catamarans, fully air conditioned with television sets and a public address system. Fully licensed and stocked refreshment station is located on the main deck of the vessel with easy access.

The Robben Island's tour includes a visit to the lime quarry, which was used by the prisoners to mine lime. The harsh white light and heat in the quarry in summer and the long, wet winters made it an extremely uncomfortable space to work in.

A visit to the maximum-security prison, where most of the political leaders were kept, is one of the important highlights of the tour on Robben Island. This section includes the single cells in which Nelson Mandela and other prisoners spent their prison time in. In the village tour you get to see the leper cemetery, Sobukhwe house, WW II gun batteries as well as the houses used by the warders.

Accommodation: Dale Court Guest House, Cape Town

 

Day 11 - Cape Winelands

The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. 

The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River Valley and especially the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies. View the Wine Routes of the Cape for a detailed overview of all of the wine routes which includes the Constantia Valley, Coastal Routes, Little Karoo and Olifants River Wine Routes and more.

STELLENBOSCH

The beautiful little town of Stellenbosch, roughly an hour from Cape Town, lies surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains in the Jonkershoek River Valley in one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape. 

The second oldest town in South Africa has fondly been called ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks and its streets are lined with some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. Dorp Street is a national monument and taking the time to walk around this cosy old part of Stellenbosch, with its secluded lanes, water furrows, cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee bistros, with superb views of mountain, vineyards and orchards, is an idyllic morning venture.

• City orientation
• Dorp Street
• De Braak
• Free walk into historical town
• Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate
• Cellar tour
• Cheese tasting 

PAARL

The town of Paarl has a unique character, not least because vineyards still grow in between residential neighborhoods maintaining a country feel to a town virtually the size of a small city, but also because it is here that the struggle to gain recognition for Afrikaans as a written language was achieved. Today the Afrikaans Language Museum bears testament to this accomplishment and there is a monument to this unique language on the slopes of Paarl Mountain.

• Drive through Paarl
• Wine Tasting on a Paarl Wine Estate
• View Nelson Mandela’s former prison (Victor Vester)

FRANSCHHOEK

The French corner of the Cape, Franshoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and within half an hour of the StellenboschPaarl,Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. 

This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in the country are found in Franshoek, there are nigh on 30 wine cellars and over 28 restaurants from which to choose for your gastronomic experience.

Day 12 - Transfer to Cape Town International Airport

After breakfast we can do some last minute shopping and packing before transferring to the airport for your flight home

Lunch Time Transfer to Cape Town International

 

Day 13 – Arrive in the USA

Arrive back in California to digest your African Dream Experience

 

NOTES

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* As availability is always checked before quoting, we can in no way be held responsible when it is no longer available due to the time taken to confirm the quote

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Written by Administrator Tuesday, 03 May 2011 20:40

Johannesburg / Victoria Falls / Kruger National Park

including Bed and Breakfast and Boutique Hotels – Economy Tour

 

DAY 1   ARRIVE – JOHANNESBURG

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport on flight SA204 at 08h35, you will be met by an African Angel Tours representative and professional guide, who will take time to explain the trip to you and answer any questions which you might have. You will then be transferred to Sand River Guest House to check-in at your accommodation, where you will stay for the following 2 nights.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

OVERNIGHT:  SAND RIVER GUEST HOUSE – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

Sand River Guest House (owned by Richard & Derryn Lendrum) offers guests a sanctuary in the heart of Sandton. Located in a security suburb just 2 minutes from the Rivonia CBD, Sand River Guest House is a haven for travellers with all the modern conveniences in a country setting. 

Rivonia Road is the main feeder road to Sandton and the N1 motorway. There are several golf courses nearby and both Planet Fitness and Virgin Active gyms are close by. Rivonia offers a large selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Sandton City, Fourways Mall and Monte Casino are all 20 minutes away.

Accommodation is offered in 6 strikingly appointed rooms - each with a private entrance. Four rooms open out onto garden with views down to the river. The 2 courtyard rooms offer private courtyards and outside showers. The contemporary safari decor is refreshing and uncluttered.

With a permanent tea and coffee station, an honour bar, and a fireplace for winter, guests have the opportunity to relax and unwind in an environment you could call home. Enjoy a cooked breakfast in the breakfast room, relax in the quiet, comfortable lounge and dip in to the library of wildlife and other African books. The large covered patio is comfortably furnished and is the ideal place to enjoy a quiet drink.

 

DAY 2   JOHANNESBURG – TOURING

After breakfast depart with your guide for a full day of touring around Johannesburg.

OVERNIGHT:  SAND RIVER GUEST HOUSE – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

Suggested excursion:

The Apartheid Museum
At times we will feel overwhelmed by the screens and the sound and the powerful images they are projecting. The Museum leads us through room after room in a zigzag of shapes, some with tall roofs, some dark and gloomy, some looking through to other images behind bars or cages that make it clear that apartheid was not only immoral, but evil. After a few hours at the Apartheid Museum we will feel that we were in the townships in the 70s and 80s, dodging police bullets or teargas canisters, or marching and toy-toying with thousands of school children, or carrying the body of a comrade into a nearby house.

 

And just when we feel we can't tolerate the bombardment of our senses any longer, we reach a quiet space, with a glass case which contains a book of the new Constitution of South Africa, and pebbles on the floor. We can express our Solidarity with the victims of apartheid by placing our own pebble on a pile, and take a book. We'll then walk out into grassland with paths which take you to a small lake — we'll need this reflective time.

OVERNIGHT:  SAND RIVER GUEST HOUSE – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

 

DAY 3  JOHANNESBURG – VICTORIA FALLS

After breakfast check-out of the guest house at 08h00, before being transferred by your guide to Johannesburg Airport to check-in for your flight to Victoria Falls.

Check-in for flight BA6285 departing for Victoria Falls at 11h25.

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport at 13h10 complete all formalities and collect your luggage, before being met by a representative from Ambula Safaris and Tours.

You will be transferred to the Kingdom Hotel, where you will stay for the following 3 nights.

OVERNIGHT:  KINGDOM HOTEL – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

The Kingdom Hotel was built in 1999 and is one of Africa’s finest resorts. Built around a man-made water feature, this 4 star property creates the impression of having been built on a lake. Shopping Center’s are in very close proximity, walking distances. The Victoria Falls is a five minute walk. The complex is comprised of a luxury hotel, adjacent entertainment wing and casino, restaurants, night clubs, tourist shops, pharmacy, as well as several bars. The modern rooms are well equipped, some offering beautiful views of the ornamental lake and waterfall. Many rooms have additional bunk beds making The Kingdom Hotel ideal for vacationing families. Facilities include air conditioning, satellite television, mini bar, direct dial telephone, and hairdryers. The hotel has its own restaurant serving buffet lunches in addition to dinner. Every evening guests have the opportunity to experience a magnificent display of African dancing. The swimming pool and sun deck prove to be a welcome oasis in the middle of the bustling town of Victoria Falls, offering guests a chance to unwind in between their activities.

 

 

 

DAY 4 / 17 VICTORIA FALLS


Enjoy the day at leisure exploring the Victoria Falls.

Optional activities as follows (additional cost):

  • Guided Tour of the Falls
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Lion Encounter
  • Bungi Jumping
  • White Water Rafting
  • Gorge Swing
  • Game Drive
  • Helicopter Flights

OVERNIGHT:  KINGDOM HOTEL – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

DAY 5  VICTORIA FALLS – CHOBE TRIP

Enjoy an early breakfast before being collected from the hotel at 07h30 for a full day trip to Chobe.

The Chobe National Park in Botswana is only a 1 hour drive from Victoria Falls. It is one of the greatest game reserves in southern Africa and famous for the number of elephant that live there. The Chobe River flows lazily through the Caprivi flood plains and provides a haven for huge herds of buffalo and elephant, zebra, wildebeest and impala which are followed closely by predators including lion, hyena, the elusive leopard and the odd pack of the now rare wild dog. The bird life in particular is exceptional.

The Safari starts with a morning game viewing cruise on the Chobe River with tea, coffee, drinks and snacks being served on board. Large flocks of birds, big pods of hippos and very large crocodiles are all around. After disembarking, lunch is then taken at the Lodge, which overlooks the Chobe River and the plains beyond. In the afternoon, open safari vehicles are used for a game drive into the park. The game drive meanders its way back to Customs and Immigration, returning to Victoria Falls

Chobe Day Trips begin at 07h30 with guests returning to the hotel by about 18h00. The trip includes National Park fees, transfers, the services of qualified wildlife guides, drinks and snacks on the boat, bottled mineral water on the game drive and lunch including one soft drink or beer. *Please note that there are visa implications for some nationalities.

OVERNIGHT:  KINGDOM HOTEL – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

DAY 6  VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER

After breakfast check-out of the hotel before being collected at 11h30 for your transfer to Victoria Falls Airport.

Check-in for flight BA6282 departing for Johannesburg at 13h50.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg at 15h30, collect your luggage before being met by your African Angel Tours professional guide.

He will transfer you to Buhala Game Lodge on the southern border of the Kruger National Park, where you will stay for the following 2 nights.

OVERNIGHT:  BUHALA GAME LODGE – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

Buhala is an enchanting game lodge right on the banks of the Crocodile River, the border of the Kruger National Park. What a wonderful waterhole to have at the bottom of the garden! Elephant, buffalo, hippos and many antelope are just a few of the frequent visitors there. Guests sitting on the veranda sipping sundowners or lazing around the pool, have wonderful sightings of these fascinating animals.

Fine food and wines are served on the deck in candlelight, and the whole atmosphere is one of casual elegance and great comfort and tranquillity.
Golf at Leopard Creek is one of the privileges of guests at Buhala Game Lodge, and the day safaris into the Kruger nearly always spot at least four of the Big Five.

There is an Outdoor Spa on a deck for massages, pedicures and manicures.

Buhala is also a marvellous place from which to explore the magical bushveld, which gives you the realisation of true Africa. The Panorama Route - God's Window and the Blyde River Canyon - is a wonderful day trip, and both Swaziland and Mozambique are only an hour away.

 

 

 

DAY 7  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day safari in the Kruger National Park searching for the Big Five!

Depart at 06h00 on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge at 11h00. Spend a few hours relaxing at the pool and have lunch, before departing again at 15h00 for the park and staying there until the gate closes in the early evening.

OVERNIGHT:  BUHALA GAME LODGE – STANDARD ROOM – Bed & Breakfast basis

 

 

 

DAY 8   KRUGER – JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast check-out of the lodge, and afterwards you will be transferred by your guide back to Johannesburg to the airport in time to catch your flight.

END OF SERVICES – TRAVEL HOME SAFELY!

Itinerary:

Includes:

  • Meet and greet at Johannesburg International Airport followed by transfer to Sand River Guest House
  • 2 night’s accommodation at Sand River Guest House occupying 1 Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 1 full day’s service of a Guide with Vehicle in Johannesburg
  • Transfer from Sand River Guest House to Johannesburg International Airport
  • Return Economy Class flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls:

BA6285         JNB – VFA      11h25           13h10
BA6282         VFA – JNB      13h50           15h30

  • 3 night’s accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel occupying 1 Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Return airport transfers in Victoria Falls
  • Full day Chobe trip
  • Transfer from Johannesburg International Airport to Buhala Game Lodge
  • 2 night’s accommodation at Buhala Game Lodge occupying 1 Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • A Full Day Game Drive in the Kruger National Park
  • 1 full day’s service of a Guide with Vehicle at Buhala Game Lodge
  • Transfer from Buhala Game Lodge to Johannesburg International Airport
  • One-way Economy Class flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth:

BA 6237        JNB – PLZ      15h45            17h25

  • Transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to The Kelway Hotel
  • 4 full day’s service of a Guide with Vehicle along the Garden Route
  • 1 night accommodation at the Kelway Hotel occupying 1 Four Star Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 1 night accommodation at African Breeze Guest House occupying 1 Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 1 night accommodation at De Zeekoe Guest Farm occupying 1 Cabin on a Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 9 night’s accommodation at Dale Court Guest House occupying 1 Flatlet on a Bed & Breakfast basis

Exclusive of:

  • All items of a personal nature.
  • All items not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Victoria Falls airport taxes of approximately R1,800.00 per person (included in invoice)
  • Visa fees for Victoria Falls
  • Activities in Victoria Falls

 

 

*Subject to African Angel Tours Standard Terms & Conditions

Written by Administrator Tuesday, 03 May 2011 05:28

Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Botswana, Cape Town

                                                                  

The cost per person is R18 955.00. This is based on two people traveling. The flights and transfers to Victoria Falls are included. Only the International Flight and Cape Town flight is not included.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart from San Francisco for your flight to South Africa.

Day 2

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by an African Angel Tours representative who will take time to explain the itinerary to you and answer any questions which you might have about your holiday. There will be a fully qualified guide and vehicle with you at all times during your stay in Johannesburg and on Safari in Kruger National park. You will be transferred to your hotel to check-in at your accommodation.

 

JOHANNESBURG also known as Jozi, Jo'burg or eGoli, is the largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.
While Johannesburg is not officially one of South Africa's three capital cities, it does house the Constitutional Court – South Africa's highest court. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.

Johannesburg includes SOWETO, which was a separate city from the late 1970s until the 1990s. Originally an acronym for "South Western Townships", Soweto originated as a collection of settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg populated mostly by native African workers in the gold mining industry. Eventually incorporated into Johannesburg, the apartheid regime (in power 1948–1994) separated Soweto from the rest of Johannesburg to make it a completely Black area.

Accommodation at the Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

Legacy's latest luxury hotel and all suites development is located adjacent to the prime location of Nelson Mandela Square. This is Legacy's fourth hotel on the cosmopolitan square in the heart of the Sandton business and leisure district. One could speak of the opulence of the rooms, the restaurant and lounge, pioneering fitness centre and health spa but we suggest you come and see for yourself. Guests can enjoy the convenience of luxurious shopping at the Legacy Corner Mall and Sandton City just an elevator trip away.

 

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THE DA VINCI IS LOCATED ON THE FAMOUS SANDTON SQUARE

Ten years after it was first opened, Sandton Square is again making headlines. Commemorating our first decade of democracy, a specially donated six metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled, and our square aptly renamed NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City. The intention is not only to honour the former president’s vision of a free and just South Africa, but also to create a focal point where local and foreign tourists can contemplate the events that led to the creation of the Rainbow Nation. An already fashionable area with its sidewalk cafes, fine dining and some 93 exclusive shops, NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City looks set to become one of the most popular venues in South Africa.

Its prime location in the heart of Sandton allows easy access to the financial district, the Sandton Convention Centre, world-class hotels and Sandton City’s 295 shops. So whatever your reason for visiting Johannesburg, experience NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City for yourself. We guarantee you’ll find it just perfect.
http://www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za/tourist_info.html

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Accommodation: Da Vinci Hotel – Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Day 3

After breakfast there will be an orientation session and a site inspection of the Da Vinci Hotel.  After the site inspection we will begin the visit to the Apartheid Museum and Soweto Tour.


APARTHEID MUSEUM: At times you feel overwhelmed by the screens and the sound and the powerful images they are projecting. The Museum leads you through room after room in a zigzag of shapes, some with tall roofs, some dark and gloomy, some looking through to other images behind bars or cages that make it clear that apartheid was not only immoral, but evil. After a few hours at the Apartheid Museum you will feel that you were in the townships in the 70s and 80s, dodging police bullets or teargas canisters, or marching and toy-toying with thousands of school children, or carrying the body of a comrade into a nearby house. And just when you feel you can't tolerate the bombardment of your senses any longer, you reach a quiet space, with a glass case which contains a book of the new Constitution of South Africa, and pebbles on the floor. You can express your Solidarity with the victims of apartheid by placing your own pebble on a pile, and take a book. You'll then walk out into grassland with paths which take you to a small lake - you'll need this reflective time.

SOWETO TOUR. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Soweto Township. Soweto obtained its name from the first two letters of South Western Township which was the original description of the area. The establishment of Soweto is, like Johannesburg, linked directly to the discovery of Gold in 1885. Thousands of people from around the world and South Africa flocked to the new town to seek their fortunes or to offer their labor. Within 4 years Johannesburg was the second largest city. More than half the population was black, most living in multi racial shanty towns near the gold mines in the centre of the town. As the gold mining industry developed, so did the need for labor increase.

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Migrant labor was started and most of these workers lived in mine compounds. However other workers had to find their own accommodation often in appalling conditions.

 

MANDELA HOUSE & HECTOR PETERSON on the Soweto Tour

You will also visit the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Orlando West, a four-room house in Soweto where he lived during the late 1950's and early 1960's and again immediately after his release from prison in
1990.

The Hector Pieterson Museum opens on Youth Day, 16 June, but don't expect to come away with an image of what Hector looked like - the family do not have a single snapshot of their famous son. Hector, 12, was one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools. A news photograph of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student was published around the world. Shortly afterwards journalists approached the Pieterson family for pictures of Hector. Photographs were handed over with a promise they would be returned - but they weren't. Now, 26 years later, the search for the photographs continues, with the chief curator of the Museum, Ali Hlongwane, saying: "We have the phone number of one of the photographers, now retired; who we hope will give us a photo.” So you won't see snapshots of Hector but what you will see is one of Sam Nzima's six photographs showing the unconscious Hector being carried by fellow student Mbuyisa Makhubo, with Hector's sister, Antoinette Sithole, running alongside. When you visit the museum you will get to see Antoinette herself, as she will be working at the museum, giving guided tours.

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Late lunch at Wandies – Soweto

The first residents of what is now known as Soweto were located into the area called Klipspriut in 1905 following their relocation from “Coolietown” in the centre of Johannesburg as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague. The Johannesburg City Council took the opportunity to establish racially segregated residential areas. Some residents were to be relocated to Alexandra township (near the present day Sandton).

This group comprised black, Indian and colored families and they received freehold title to their land (this was subsequently reversed by the Apartheid Government). Only black families were located into Klipspruit and the housing was on a rental basis. Klipspruit was subsequently renamed Pimville.

During the 1930’s the demand for housing for the large numbers of black people who had moved into Johannesburg grew to such an extent that new housing was built in an area known as Orlando, named after the first administrator Edwin Orlando Leaky. In the 1940’s a controversial character James Mpanza led the first land invasion and some 20000 squatters occupied land near Orlando. James Mpanza is known as the “Father of Soweto”. In 1959 the residents of Sophiatown were forcibly removed to Soweto and occupied the area known as Meadowlands. Sir Earnest Oppenheimer, the first chairman of the Anglo American Corporation, was appalled by the housing shortage and was instrumental in arranging a loan for the construction of additional housing and this is commemorated by the Oppenheimer Tower in Jabulani. Soweto falls within the municipality of the Johannesburg Metro Council in the province of Gauteng which appropriately means place of Gold. The original rental houses have now been sold to the tenants who received a subsidy from the government to cover the cost of the houses. Private sector housing was developed from the 1980’s funded by the various banks. Freehold title is available to the properties. Services are provided by the Johannesburg Metro council and electricity by Escom.

Accommodation: Da Vinci Hotel – Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Day 4

After breakfast you will be transfered to the  Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls – Livingstone in Zambia.
THE VICTORIA FALLS, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This mighty waterfall forms a spectacular backdrop to the Zambezi Sunl resort along the Zambian banks of the great Zambezi River. Special attention has been given to re-cultivating many different species of indigenous plants to recreate a totally natural environment, so that the two hotels on the resort blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.

The package includes flights, meet and greet at Vic Falls Airport and a transfer to hotel.

 

 

THE ZAMBEZI SUN

The Zambezi Sun Hotel caters for all interests. The 212 rooms have a variety of views. Open and airy, the rooms are designed with Zambian influences, creating an atmosphere of bright earthy colours that’s fun and welcoming. All rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite television. Alongside the pool an al fresco grill serves poolside lunches, while the indoor buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. At the heart of the Resort is the Falls Entertainment Centre.

Overnight: Zambezi Sun

 

Day 5- Friday 13th may 2011

VICTORIA FALLS
Wake up to the adventure you've been dreaming about. This is a true International resort with a real African flavor! You can look forward to swimming pools, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, the Kamp Kwena Kiddies Centre, a beauty centre, shops, dinner-dances and 114 exclusive private acres along The Zambezi River to vacation in... relax... unwind... and enjoy the best of Africa!


The resort consists of a Convention Centre - all situated on a 46-hectare (114 acres) private site of unspoiled African bushveld, inside the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park. It is a place that is both a sanctuary and a world of activity, with superb facilities for every type of visitor. The close proximity to the Victoria Falls makes this resort unique, as guests are invited to take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Zambezi River that lead right up to the beckoning 'Smoke that Thunders'. It is this locality which makes this resort a destination of choice for all travelers seeking to experience one of Africa's true wonders... Visit The Falls, FREE of charge, as often as you wish, from either the Royal Livingstone Hotel or the Zambezi Sun. Here they are literally at the bottom of the gardens, a mere stroll from the hotels. On the Zimbabwean side, you'll have to book transport PLUS pay US$ 20 per person for every visit to The Falls.
The Zambian side of the Victoria Falls provides an entirely different experience to its better-known Zimbabwean counterpart. The views are more spectacular and you can get right up to the falling water by walking down a steep track to the base of The Falls and follow spindly walkways perched over the abyss. If the water is low and the wind favorable, you'll be treated to a magnificent view of the Falls Bridge. This country is as yet untouched by commercialism and offers some of the best game and bird-watching experiences in Africa.
Overnight: Zambezi Sun
Day 6

Wake up at the Falls at the Zambezi Sun and catch the ferry across to Botswana to the Chobe National Park. The whole thing is very organized and part of the same company doing the transfers, flights and hotel in Zambia. The day will include a River safari and a 4 x 4 safari through the Chobe National Park. The Game viewing is some of the best in the world and really will be a great addition to the itinerary. Highly recommended

On Botswana's far northern border lies the Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe river system forming a series of lakes, islands and floodplains. This area forms the Chobe National Park, famous for its large buffalo and elephant herds. In addition to a variety of predators, there is an abundance of wild game and bird life which decorate these beautiful waterways. Enjoy a full day Safari in the Chobe National Park. After the full day game viewing you will transfer back from Botswana  back to Livingstone in Zambia.

Overnight: Zambezi Sun

 

Day 7

There are numerous day events you can choose from. I will send you a full breakdown. I highly suggest taking the ferry over to Botswana and experiencing the Chobe river, both land and river safari. The package included lunch and all transfers and safari

Days will be spent at leisure; you have an option of taking part in the following activities at an additional cost:

  • Guided Tour of the Falls
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Lion Walk
  • Game Drives
  • Jet Boat
  • Bungi Jumping
  • White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Chobe Day Trip
  • Mukuni Village Tour
  • David Livingstone Museum Tou

Overnight: Zambezi Sun

 

Day 8

Spend the morning at the Victoria Falls and then after lunch transfer back to Livingstone Airport to connect with your flight back to Johannesburg. The flight departs Livingstone 13h35 Arrive in JHB 15H15. You will then change planes to connect to Cape Town.

On arrival at Cape Town International you will be met and transferred to your 4 star Hotel. On arrival at Cape Town International we will be collected and transferred to the Portswood Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town.  
After check in we will do a short City Tour of Cape Town City Bowl

 

THE CITY TOUR: Join us for an orientation tour of the Mother City as we venture through streets crowded with history. From the City Hall where Nelson Mandela gave his liberation speech to the multi-cultural Green Market Square, Cape Town has it all.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South African Museum & the Company Gardens
  • Parliament buildings
  • City Hall
  • Malay Quarter/ Bo-Kaap
  • District Six Museum
  • Green Market Square
  • Signal Hill
  • Camps Bay & Clifton.

CAPE TOWN (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the largest in land area, forming part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. It is the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located.

The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa's most popular tourist destination. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa.

Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa. Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. As of 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million.

 

Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town

 

THE PORTSWOOD HOTEL
Originally built as part of the convict's station, today, The PortsWood is the type of place where you are more likely to want to extend your stay. This elegant hotel not only offers superior accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere, but a uniquely personal approach to service. This commitment to service excellence extends far beyond the needs of the leisure traveler, providing all the amenities international business traveler’s demand.

  • 25kms from Cape Town International Airport
  • Quarterdeck Restaurant Cocktail bar
  • 24 hour room service
  • Health & Wellness centre at the adjacent Commodore Hotel
  • Foreign exchange
  • Boardroom for 10 delegates
  • Business centre
  • Unlimited free internet access
  • Swimming pool
  • Valet service
  • Medical service on call

 

Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel

 Day 9

In the morning depart on a Full Day Peninsula Tour around the Cape of Good Hope, and later enjoy a trip up Table Mountain on the cable car.

View the golden beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton home of South Africa’s beautiful people. We stop at the quaint fishing village of Hoot Bay where local fisherman still go out everyday in little fishing boats to feed their families hoping for a big catch.

From there we go via Chapmans Peak sandwiched between the ravaging ocean and looming mountain cliffs via the scenic artist village called Noordhoek en route to the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve – home to the famous fynbos plant species and you might also catch a glimpse of buck and ostrich.

We spend some time at Cape Point - There is some debate as to whether or not this is where the two oceans meet. Some people believe the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at the southern most point of Africa, Cape Agulhas, about 200km East of Cape Town, while others think it is here at Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula. We then proceed via enchanting False Bay Coast line paying a visit to some penguins and land based Penguin Colony and then onto historical Simonstown and Kalk Bay.

In the afternoon take a trip to Table Mountain and a cable car ride to the summit where you can take in the spectacular views of the city of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town

Day 10

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals changed the lives of many people to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.

                

We will visit the Bo-Kaap/ Malay Quarter, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays), an informal settlement and community project. You will have the opportunity to purchase arts & crafts and also to visit a school/ crèche.

In the afternoon you will cruise to Robben Island. Robben Island Ferry Service is the official transport facility to Robben Island for a tour never to be forgotten. These are the state of the art catamarans, fully air conditioned with television sets and a public address system. Fully licensed and stocked refreshment station is located on the main deck of the vessel with easy access.

The Robben Island's tour includes a visit to the lime quarry, which was used by the prisoners to mine lime. The harsh white light and heat in the quarry in summer and the long, wet winters made it an extremely uncomfortable space to work in.

A visit to the maximum-security prison, where most of the political leaders were kept, is one of the important highlights of the tour on Robben Island. This section includes the single cells in which Nelson Mandela and other prisoners spent their prison time in. In the village tour you get to see the leper cemetery, Sobukhwe house, WW II gun batteries as well as the houses used by the warders.

Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town
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Day 11

CAPE WINELANDS

The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. 

The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River Valley and especially the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies. View the Wine Routes of the Cape for a detailed overview of all of the wine routes which includes the Constantia Valley, Coastal Routes, Little Karoo and Olifants River Wine Routes and more.

STELLENBOSCH

The beautiful little town of Stellenbosch, roughly an hour from Cape Town, lies surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains in the Jonkershoek River Valley in one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape. 

The second oldest town in South Africahas fondly been called ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks and its streets are lined with some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. Dorp Street is a national monument and taking the time to walk around this cosy old part of Stellenbosch, with its secluded lanes, water furrows, cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee bistros, with superb views of mountain, vineyards and orchards, is an idyllic morning venture.

• City orientation
• Dorp Street
• De Braak
• Free walk into historical town
• Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate
• Cellar tour
• Cheese tasting 

PAARL

The town of Paarl has a unique character, not least because vineyards still grow in between residential neighbourhoods maintaining a country feel to a town virtually the size of a small city, but also because it is here that the struggle to gain recognition for Afrikaans as a written language was achieved. Today the Afrikaans Language Museum bears testament to this accomplishment and there is a monument to this unique language on the slopes of Paarl Mountain.

• Drive through Paarl
• Wine Tasting on a Paarl Wine Estate
• View Nelson Mandela’s former prison (Victor Vester)

FRANSCHHOEK

The French corner of the Cape, Franshoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and within half an hour of the StellenboschPaarl,Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. 

This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in the country are found in Franshoek, there are nigh on 30 wine cellars and over 28 restaurants from which to choose for your gastronomic experience. 


• Franschhoek historical village
• Huguenot Memorial (optional)
• Wine Tasting at a Franschhoek vineyard
• Helshoogte Pass
• Optional lunch & Cheetah viewing at Spier Wine Estate (time permitting)
• Opportunity to purchase wine
• Minimum 3 wine tasting

Optional lunch & Cheetah viewing at Spier Wine Estate (time permitting)

Day 12

After breakfast we can do some last minute shopping and packing before transferring to the airport for your flight home

 

Day 13

Arrive back in the USA

 

NOTES

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Written by Administrator Tuesday, 03 May 2011 03:33

Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Botswana, Cape Town

 

The cost per person is R23 169.00. This is based on two people traveling. The flights and transfers to Victoria Falls are included. Only the International Flight and Cape Town flight is not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY MAY 2011

Day 1

Depart from San Francisco for your flight to South Africa.

 

Day 2

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by an African Angel Tours representative who will take time to explain the itinerary to you and answer any questions which you might have about your holiday. There will be a fully qualified guide and vehicle with you at all times during your stay in Johannesburg and on Safari in Kruger National park. You will be transferred to your hotel to check-in at your accommodation.

JOHANNESBURG also known as Jozi, Jo'burg or eGoli, is the largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. The city is one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.
While Johannesburg is not officially one of South Africa's three capital cities, it does house the Constitutional Court – South Africa's highest court. The city is the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.

Johannesburg includes SOWETO, which was a separate city from the late 1970s until the 1990s. Originally an acronym for "South Western Townships", Soweto originated as a collection of settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg populated mostly by native African workers in the gold mining industry. Eventually incorporated into Johannesburg, the apartheid regime (in power 1948–1994) separated Soweto from the rest of Johannesburg to make it a completely Black area.

Accommodation at the Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

Legacy's latest luxury hotel and all suites development is located adjacent to the prime location of Nelson Mandela Square. This is Legacy's fourth hotel on the cosmopolitan square in the heart of the Sandton business and leisure district. One could speak of the opulence of the rooms, the restaurant and lounge, pioneering fitness centre and health spa but we suggest you come and see for yourself. Guests can enjoy the convenience of luxurious shopping at the Legacy Corner Mall and Sandton City just an elevator trip away.


THE DA VINCI IS LOCATED ON THE FAMOUS SANDTON SQUARE

Ten years after it was first opened, Sandton Square is again making headlines. Commemorating our first decade of democracy, a specially donated six metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled, and our square aptly renamed NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City. The intention is not only to honour the former president’s vision of a free and just South Africa, but also to create a focal point where local and foreign tourists can contemplate the events that led to the creation of the Rainbow Nation. An already fashionable area with its sidewalk cafes, fine dining and some 93 exclusive shops, NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City looks set to become one of the most popular venues in South Africa.

Its prime location in the heart of Sandton allows easy access to the financial district, the Sandton Convention Centre, world-class hotels and Sandton City’s 295 shops. So whatever your reason for visiting Johannesburg, experience NELSON MANDELA SQUARE at Sandton City for yourself. We guarantee you’ll find it just perfect.
http://www.nelsonmandelasquare.co.za/tourist_info.html

 

Accommodation: Da Vinci Hotel – Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Day 3

 

After breakfast there will be an orientation session and a site inspection of the Da Vinci Hotel.  After the site inspection we will begin the visit to the Apartheid Museum and Soweto Tour.

APARTHEID MUSEUM: At times you feel overwhelmed by the screens and the sound and the powerful images they are projecting. The Museum leads you through room after room in a zigzag of shapes, some with tall roofs, some dark and gloomy, some looking through to other images behind bars or cages that make it clear that apartheid was not only immoral, but evil. After a few hours at the Apartheid Museum you will feel that you were in the townships in the 70s and 80s, dodging police bullets or teargas canisters, or marching and toy-toying with thousands of school children, or carrying the body of a comrade into a nearby house. And just when you feel you can't tolerate the bombardment of your senses any longer, you reach a quiet space, with a glass case which contains a book of the new Constitution of South Africa, and pebbles on the floor. You can express your Solidarity with the victims of apartheid by placing your own pebble on a pile, and take a book. You'll then walk out into grassland with paths which take you to a small lake - you'll need this reflective time.

SOWETO TOUR. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Soweto Township. Soweto obtained its name from the first two letters of South Western Township which was the original description of the area. The establishment of Soweto is, like Johannesburg, linked directly to the discovery of Gold in 1885. Thousands of people from around the world and South Africa flocked to the new town to seek their fortunes or to offer their labor. Within 4 years Johannesburg was the second largest city. More than half the population was black, most living in multi racial shanty towns near the gold mines in the centre of the town. As the gold mining industry developed, so did the need for labor increase.



Migrant labor was started and most of these workers lived in mine compounds. However other workers had to find their own accommodation often in appalling conditions.

MANDELA HOUSE & HECTOR PETERSON on the Soweto Tour

You will also visit the home of former President Nelson Mandela in Orlando West, a four-room house in Soweto where he lived during the late 1950's and early 1960's and again immediately after his release from prison in
1990.

The Hector Pieterson Museum opens on Youth Day, 16 June, but don't expect to come away with an image of what Hector looked like - the family do not have a single snapshot of their famous son. Hector, 12, was one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in township schools. A news photograph of the dying Hector being carried by a fellow student was published around the world. Shortly afterwards journalists approached the Pieterson family for pictures of Hector. Photographs were handed over with a promise they would be returned - but they weren't. Now, 26 years later, the search for the photographs continues, with the chief curator of the Museum, Ali Hlongwane, saying: "We have the phone number of one of the photographers, now retired; who we hope will give us a photo.” So you won't see snapshots of Hector but what you will see is one of Sam Nzima's six photographs showing the unconscious Hector being carried by fellow student Mbuyisa Makhubo, with Hector's sister, Antoinette Sithole, running alongside. When you visit the museum you will get to see Antoinette herself, as she will be working at the museum, giving guided tours.

Late lunch at Wandies – Soweto

The first residents of what is now known as Soweto were located into the area called Klipspriut in 1905 following their relocation from “Coolietown” in the centre of Johannesburg as a result of an outbreak of bubonic plague. The Johannesburg City Council took the opportunity to establish racially segregated residential areas. Some residents were to be relocated to Alexandra township (near the present day Sandton).

This group comprised black, Indian and colored families and they received freehold title to their land (this was subsequently reversed by the Apartheid Government). Only black families were located into Klipspruit and the housing was on a rental basis. Klipspruit was subsequently renamed Pimville.

During the 1930’s the demand for housing for the large numbers of black people who had moved into Johannesburg grew to such an extent that new housing was built in an area known as Orlando, named after the first administrator Edwin Orlando Leaky. In the 1940’s a controversial character James Mpanza led the first land invasion and some 20000 squatters occupied land near Orlando. James Mpanza is known as the “Father of Soweto”. In 1959 the residents of Sophiatown were forcibly removed to Soweto and occupied the area known as Meadowlands. Sir Earnest Oppenheimer, the first chairman of the Anglo American Corporation, was appalled by the housing shortage and was instrumental in arranging a loan for the construction of additional housing and this is commemorated by the Oppenheimer Tower in Jabulani. Soweto falls within the municipality of the Johannesburg Metro Council in the province of Gauteng which appropriately means place of Gold. The original rental houses have now been sold to the tenants who received a subsidy from the government to cover the cost of the houses. Private sector housing was developed from the 1980’s funded by the various banks. Freehold title is available to the properties. Services are provided by the Johannesburg Metro council and electricity by Escom.

Accommodation: Da Vinci Hotel – Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Day 4

After breakfast you will be transfered to the  Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls – Livingstone in Zambia.
THE VICTORIA FALLS, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This mighty waterfall forms a spectacular backdrop to the Zambezi Sunl resort along the Zambian banks of the great Zambezi River. Special attention has been given to re-cultivating many different species of indigenous plants to recreate a totally natural environment, so that the two hotels on the resort blend harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.

The package includes flights, meet and greet at Vic Falls Airport and a transfer to hotel.

THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL

The Royal Livingstone Hotel a sophisticated five star Sun International hotel lies on the lush green forested banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. A stone’s throw away from the mighty Victoria Falls, the Royal Livingstone overlooks the smooth waters of the Zambezi, just before it plunges over the legendary waterfall creating a permanent waterspray. As you relax on the sundeck overlooking the forest and the Zambezi, rainbows fill the air creating an enchanting wonderland. The hotel has already been named one of the leading hotels of the world, due to its exceptional level of service, fine dining, comfort and hospitality - qualities of all Sun International Hotels.

Large, shaded and spacious verandas are a feature of the colonial style architecture of the hotel built on the banks of the Zambezi River. The Royal Livingstone Hotel has rooms, each designed to capture the essence of an opulent bygone era. The luxurious bedrooms are located in two storey clusters, each offering 10 en suite bedrooms, with private balconies or terraces with superb views of the Zambezi River. All the rooms have satellite TV, radio, video, mini-bar, safe and telephone. In-room dining is available.

Days will be spent at leisure; you have an option of taking part in the following activities at an additional cost

 

 

 

  • Guide Tour of the Falls
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Lion Walk
  • Game Drives
  • Jet Boat
  • Bungi Jumping
  • White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Chobe Day Trip
  • Mukuni Village Tour
  • David Livingstone Museum Tour

 

 

 

Day 5

VICTORIA FALLS

Wake up to the adventure you've been dreaming about. This is a true International resort with a real African flavor! You can look forward to swimming pools, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, the Kamp Kwena Kiddies Centre, a beauty centre, shops, dinner-dances and 114 exclusive private acres along The Zambezi River to vacation in... relax... unwind... and enjoy the best of Africa!
The resort consists of a Convention Centre - all situated on a 46-hectare (114 acres) private site of unspoiled African bushveld, inside the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park. It is a place that is both a sanctuary and a world of activity, with superb facilities for every type of visitor. The close proximity to the Victoria Falls makes this resort unique, as guests are invited to take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Zambezi River that lead right up to the beckoning 'Smoke that Thunders'. It is this locality which makes this resort a destination of choice for all travelers seeking to experience one of Africa's true wonders... Visit The Falls, FREE of charge, as often as you wish, from either the Royal Livingstone Hotel or the Zambezi Sun. Here they are literally at the bottom of the gardens, a mere stroll from the hotels. On the Zimbabwean side, you'll have to book transport PLUS pay US$ 20 per person for every visit to The Falls.

 


The resort consists of a Convention Centre - all situated on a 46-hectare (114 acres) private site of unspoiled African bushveld, inside the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park. It is a place that is both a sanctuary and a world of activity, with superb facilities for every type of visitor. The close proximity to the Victoria Falls makes this resort unique, as guests are invited to take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Zambezi River that lead right up to the beckoning 'Smoke that Thunders'. It is this locality which makes this resort a destination of choice for all travelers seeking to experience one of Africa's true wonders... Visit The Falls, FREE of charge, as often as you wish, from either the Royal Livingstone Hotel or the Zambezi Sun. Here they are literally at the bottom of the gardens, a mere stroll from the hotels. On the Zimbabwean side, you'll have to book transport PLUS pay US$ 20 per person for every visit to The Falls.
The Zambian side of the Victoria Falls provides an entirely different experience to its better-known Zimbabwean counterpart. The views are more spectacular and you can get right up to the falling water by walking down a steep track to the base of The Falls and follow spindly walkways perched over the abyss. If the water is low and the wind favorable, you'll be treated to a magnificent view of the Falls Bridge. This country is as yet untouched by commercialism and offers some of the best game and bird-watching experiences in Africa.

Overnight: The Royal Livingstone

 

Day 6

Wake up at the Falls at the Zambezi Sun and catch the ferry across to Botswana to the Chobe National Park. The whole thing is very organized and part of the same company doing the transfers, flights and hotel in Zambia. The day will include a River safari and a 4 x 4 safari through the Chobe National Park. The Game viewing is some of the best in the world and really will be a great addition to the itinerary. Highly recommended

On Botswana's far northern border lies the Kwando, Linyanti and Chobe river system forming a series of lakes, islands and floodplains. This area forms the Chobe National Park, famous for its large buffalo and elephant herds. In addition to a variety of predators, there is an abundance of wild game and bird life which decorate these beautiful waterways. Enjoy a full day Safari in the Chobe National Park. After the full day game viewing you will transfer back from Botswana  back to Livingstone in Zambia.


Overnight: The Royal Livingstone

Day 7

There are numerous day events you can choose from. I will send you a full breakdown. I highly suggest taking the ferry over to Botswana and experiencing the Chobe river, both land and river safari. The package included lunch and all transfers and safari

Enjoy the days at leisure. You may take part in any of the following activities (additional cost):

  • Guided Tour of the Falls
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Lion Walk
  • Game Drives
  • Jet Boat
  • Bungi Jumping
  • White Water Rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Chobe Day Trip
  • Mukuni Village Tour
  • David Livingstone Museum Tour  

Overnight: The Royal Livingstone

 

Day 8

 

Spend the morning at the Victoria Falls and then after lunch transfer back  to Livingstone Airport  to connect
your flight back to Johannesburg. The flight departs Livingstone 13h35 Arrive in JHB 15H15.You will then change planes to connect to Cape Town.

On arrival at Cape Town International you will be met and transferred to your 4 star Hotel. On arrival at Cape Town International we will be collected and transferred to the Portswood Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town.  
After check in we will do a short City Tour of Cape Town City Bowl

 

THE CITY TOUR: Join us for an orientation tour of the Mother City as we venture through streets crowded with history. From the City Hall where Nelson Mandela gave his liberation speech to the multi-cultural Green Market Square, Cape Town has it all.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South African Museum & the Company Gardens
  • Parliament buildings
  • City Hall
  • Malay Quarter/ Bo-Kaap
  • District Six Museum
  • Green Market Square
  • Signal Hill
  • Camps Bay & Clifton.

CAPE TOWN (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the largest in land area, forming part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. It is the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located.

The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa's most popular tourist destination. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa.

Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa. Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. As of 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million.

Escapism is not only a state of mind; it's a place at the cosmopolitan Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. That place is The Commodore, a Legacy hotel where stylish living, excellent service and a tranquil setting comes standard. Enjoy breathtaking views of the charming ‘Mother City' from the upper floors of the hotel's superior rooms or treat yourself to cocktails on the terrace.

Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town

 

Day 9

In the morning depart on a Full Day Peninsula Tour around the Cape of Good Hope, and later enjoy a trip up Table Mountain on the cable car.

View the golden beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton home of South Africa’s beautiful people. We stop at the quaint fishing village of Hoot Bay where local fisherman still go out everyday in little fishing boats to feed their families hoping for a big catch.

From there we go via Chapmans Peak sandwiched between the ravaging ocean and looming mountain cliffs via the scenic artist village called Noordhoek en route to the Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve – home to the famous fynbos plant species and you might also catch a glimpse of buck and ostrich.

We spend some time at Cape Point - There is some debate as to whether or not this is where the two oceans meet. Some people believe the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at the southern most point of Africa, Cape Agulhas, about 200km East of Cape Town, while others think it is here at Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula. We then proceed via enchanting False Bay Coast line paying a visit to some penguins and land based Penguin Colony and then onto historical Simonstown and Kalk Bay

In the afternoon take a trip to Table Mountain and a cable car ride to the summit where you can take in the spectacular views of the city of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

 

Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town

Day 10

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town and interact with the locals. From District Six where forced removals changed the lives of many people to informal settlements where traditional healers and shebeens add to the rich culture of township life.

We will visit the Bo-Kaap/ Malay Quarter, District Six Museum (closed on Sundays), an informal settlement and community project. You will have the opportunity to purchase arts & crafts and also to visit a school/ crèche.

In the afternoon you will cruise to Robben Island. Robben Island Ferry Service is the official transport facility to Robben Island for a tour never to be forgotten. These are the state of the art catamarans, fully air conditioned with television sets and a public address system. Fully licensed and stocked refreshment station is located on the main deck of the vessel with easy access.

 

The Robben Island's tour includes a visit to the lime quarry, which was used by the prisoners to mine lime. The harsh white light and heat in the quarry in summer and the long, wet winters made it an extremely uncomfortable space to work in.

A visit to the maximum-security prison, where most of the political leaders were kept, is one of the important highlights of the tour on Robben Island. This section includes the single cells in which Nelson Mandela and other prisoners spent their prison time in. In the village tour you get to see the leper cemetery, Sobukhwe house, WW II gun batteries as well as the houses used by the warders.

Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town.

 

Day 11

CAPE WINELANDS

The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. Towns and villages have many historic homesteads and monuments, and every so often fruit orchards are to be seen, whose produce may be found in all corners of the world. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south-western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. 

The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River Valley and especially the areas of Somerset West, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies. View the Wine Routes of the Cape for a detailed overview of all of the wine routes which includes the Constantia Valley, Coastal Routes, Little Karoo and Olifants River Wine Routes and more.

STELLENBOSCH

The beautiful little town of Stellenbosch, roughly an hour from Cape Town, lies surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains in the Jonkershoek River Valley in one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape. 

The second oldest town in South Africahas fondly been called ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks and its streets are lined with some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. Dorp Street is a national monument and taking the time to walk around this cosy old part of Stellenbosch, with its secluded lanes, water furrows, cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee bistros, with superb views of mountain, vineyards and orchards, is an idyllic morning venture.

• City orientation
• Dorp Street
• De Braak
• Free walk into historical town
• Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Estate
• Cellar tour
• Cheese tasting 

PAARL

The town of Paarl has a unique character, not least because vineyards still grow in between residential neighbourhoods maintaining a country feel to a town virtually the size of a small city, but also because it is here that the struggle to gain recognition for Afrikaans as a written language was achieved. Today the Afrikaans Language Museum bears testament to this accomplishment and there is a monument to this unique language on the slopes of Paarl Mountain.

• Drive through Paarl
• Wine Tasting on a Paarl Wine Estate
• View Nelson Mandela’s former prison (Victor Vester)
FRANSCHHOEK

The French corner of the Cape, Franshoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and within half an hour of the StellenboschPaarl,Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. 

This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in the country are found in Franshoek, there are nigh on 30 wine cellars and over 28 restaurants from which to choose for your gastronomic experience. 


• Franschhoek historical village
• Huguenot Memorial (optional)
• Wine Tasting at a Franschhoek vineyard
• Helshoogte Pass
• Optional lunch & Cheetah viewing at Spier Wine Estate (time permitting)
• Opportunity to purchase wine
• Minimum 3 wine tasting

Optional lunch & Cheetah viewing at Spier Wine Estate (time permitting)

Accommodation: The Commodore Hotel - Waterfront, Cape Town

Day 12

After breakfast we can do some last minute shopping and packing before transferring to the airport for your flight home

 

Day 13

Arrive back in the USA

 

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