Embark on a journey of wonder through the vibrant and culturally diverse ‘Rainbow Nation.’ The fascinating history of South Africa is brought to life through a collection of unique excursions and soulful encounters.
Enjoy intimate multi-ethnic interactions, including dinner in the home of a local family, and find yourself touched - and perhaps forever changed - by your personal discoveries. An introduction to the natural beauty and wildlife of this incredible country will unfold during your stay at a luxury safari lodge.
The phrase “Rainbow Nation” was coined by Reverend Desmond Tutu and elaborated upon by President Nelson Mandela in his first month of office, when he proclaimed, “We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity - -a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.”
Anyone with an interest in the history and culture of South Africa will find this trip absolutely fascinating. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to walk in the Footsteps of Mandela!
In The Footsteps of Mandela—8 Days. South Africa.
3 Nights at The President Hotel, Cape Town 2 Nights at Balalaika, Johannesburg 2 Nights at Kapama River Lodge, Kruger Private Reserve
Here are some highlights of this fascinating African Adventure:
Explore a Cape Town area township gaining insight into daily life - visit the shops and “shebeen” (local bar) and a traditional Xhosa healer Discover the heritage and history of South Africa on a full schedule of excursions including a ferry ride to the infamous Robben Island. Robben Island is of particular note as it was here that Nelson Mandela, alongside many other political prisoners, spent decades imprisoned during the apartheid era Experience the ‘real’ South Africa at dinner in the home of a Capetonian family Enjoy exhilarating wildlife viewing in 4x4 vehicles and a visit to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species
Day 1 - 3, Cape Town, South Africa
Welcome to South Africa’s “Mother City.” A generous schedule of sightseeing includes a visit to the Southern tip of the famous Cape Peninsula and penguin colony, Robben Island, and visits with the locals in townships, churches and lively shebeens. A full day ‘Walk to Freedom’ reveals a fascinating look at South Africa’s ethnic heritage and post-apartheid progress. Dinner with a Capetonian family will be another highlight of your stay.
Day 4 - 5, Johannesburg
Your journey of discovery continues in Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’. Your travels include visits to Freedom Square, Nelson Mandela’s former home, and the vibrant township of Soweto. Enjoy lunch at a popular eatery for locals and visitors alike.
Day 6 - 7, Kruger Private Reserve
Fly to the Kapama Private Reserve and spend two days exploring the bush and observing the wildlife while enjoying the comforts and amenities reminiscent of a traditional safari lodge. Game drives in open vehicles allow wonderful up close photographic opportunities. Expert guides safely maneuver throughout the reserve and share their invaluable experience and knowledge of the flora and fauna with you.
Day 8, Depart
Your safari adventure draws to a close this afternoon as you return to Johannesburg to connect with your departure flight.
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