SOUTH AFRICA TRIP DESCRIPTION

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world as it is located on the southernmost tip of Africa, perfect for unforgettable sunrises on the ocean overlooking mountains and terrains. Get ready to change your perspective on life as we travel to the home of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and the Soweto uprising as well as taking a refreshing hike up Table Mountain. Your trip to South Africa would not be complete without learning of the various tribes throughout South Africa including Xhosa, Sotho, Hlubi, and a trip to the Zulu nations of Shakaland where we dance, dine and engage with Zulu natives.

As one of the most sought after destinations in the world, Cape Town or better known as the ‘Mother City’, is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Some of Cape Town’s historical attractions include Robben Island, Table Mountain and the vast and renowned Winelands. The culture, fashion and music of South Africa will open your heart to the new possibilities unraveling throughout Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA TRIP SPECIFICS

START | Cape Town

FINISH | Johannesburg

COUNTRIES | South Africa

PHYSICAL | Easy

AGES | 18+

GROUP SIZE | Minimum 8 people

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EXPLORE THE JAZZIER SIDE OF South Africa

Day 1 | Namkelekili Mzantsi (Welcome to South Afrika!)

After landing at Cape Town International Airport, your private Away to Africa driver will transport you to your beautiful lodging with the breathtaking backdrop of the Mother City, Cape Town.

You will have the option to unwind and take in South Africa’s fresh air and enjoy a nice glass of wine with a homemade South African meal.

MEALS | Dinner Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 2 | Community Outreach Bicycle Ride through Langa & Day 1 for Cape Town Jazz Festival

After breakfast you will meet Away to Africa’s extended family.We will take a quick train ride into the town of Langa and then go on a bicycle tour throughout Langa Township. We will enjoy a heartwarming meal while listening to music and the history of Langa.Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon volunteering in the community of Cape Town through our affiliate community outreach program.

We will then head to lodging in order to change clothes prior to heading to eat and Cape Town International Jazz Festival for more music, dancing and mingling.

MEALS | Breakfast & Lunch Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 3 | Robben Island & Day 2 of Jazz Festival

Start your morning with a cultural excursion as we visit Robben Island and Robert Sobukwe Memorial.

Afterwards, we will head to dinner and a night out to enjoy the first day of Cape Town International Jazz Festival so we can listen to music, dance and network at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

MEALS | Breakfast Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 4 | Table Mountain & Wine Tasting

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure as we take a cable car up one of the oldest mountains in the world, Table Mountain. You will have the option of taking a brief tour on the top of the mountain or take time to yourself to enjoy the view.Don’t forget we will have a personal tour guide who will take pictures of you and the views throughout your entire journey so feel free to get lost in the view!

Relax, dine, and sip on South Africa’s wine of your choice as we tour two of South Africa’s wine vineyards before we head back to Cape Town for dinner.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 5 | Depart to Durban/ Shakaland & Zulu Village

If you choose to extend your tour to Durban, we will catch an early morning flight to Durban . We hope you are ready to learn of Zulu culture!Today we will travel to the Shakaland, the same place where Shakazulu was filmed.We will spend the day learning Zulu history, listening to live music and drums, dancing and enjoying a hearty lunch.

Afterwards, we will head to town, relax and braai with some new friends.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 6 | Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 Game Reserve

Today we will depart early morning to drive to a Private Game Resort/Safari.At the Reserve you can view the Big 5; Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Elephant.

Afterwards, you will enjoy dinner and rest for the evening.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 7 | Journey through Jo’burg

Enjoy a breakfast this morning as this will either serve as the end of your trip or a continuation to Johannesburg.If you choose to continue to Johannesburg, we will take an early flight to Johannesburg.

Upon our arrival into Johannesburg we will take a late afternoon City & Public Artwork through Maboneng.After getting some rest, enjoy an evening of delicious local food and jazz.

Afterwards, we will go to our lodging to relax and head out where we will experience Art, Culture and a traditional dinner at a Jazz lounge in Maboneng.

MEALS | All Meals Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 8 | Revolution in Jo’burg

We will take a tour in the heart of Jo’burg, Soweto. Learn about the history of Apartheid at the Apartheid Museum and then head to Soweto to explore Hector Pieterson Museum and Nelson Mandela’s home.

Enjoy lunch on Vilakazi Road where we will enjoy some nice music and vibes.

Spend the evening having dinner on Fox Street before heading out with the option of jazz or reggae music for the night.

MEALS | Breakfast Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 9 | Nirox Sculpture Park

Enjoy the morning to yourself and meet everyone for an afternoon walk and lunch in the Nirox Sculpture Park.

Tonight we will have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Yeoville to enjoy a traditional meal.

Afterwards, you will head back to your lodging in Maboneng with an option to spend your last evening in Africa on a rooftop overlooking the city.

MEALS | Breakfast Included ACCOMMODATIONS | Single Room

Day 10 | Depart Mama Afrika

Take time and reflect on your visit to Mama Afrika while enjoying a signature, departure breakfast.Afterwards we will head to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your departure home.

MEALS | Breakfast Included

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* PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TRAVELER AT ANY NOTICE TIMING. AN AWAY TO AFRICA REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTACT EACH TRAVELER TO NOTIFY OF ANY CHANGES.

AWAY TO AFRICA IS CURRENTLY OFFERING THREE VARIATIONS OF THIS TOUR PACKAGE

4 NIGHTS | 5 DAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town

Mar. 22 – Mar. 27, 2018

$3,000.00 | Single Occupancy

$2,700.00 | Double Occupancy

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6 NIGHTS | 7 DAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town & Durban*

Mar. 22 – Mar. 29, 2018

$3,500.00 | Single Occupancy

$3,200.00 | Double Occupancy

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9 NIGHTS | 10 DAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town, Durban & Joburg**

Mar. 22 – Mar. 31, 2018

$4,500.00 | Single Occupancy

$4,200.00 | Double Occupancy

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AWAY TO AFRICA PAYMENT PLANS
*pricing and exchange rate are contingent on purchase timing.

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SOUTH AFRICA VISA INFORMATION

All American, Canadian, British and Jamaican passport holders who possess a valid, up to date Passport which does not expire within the six (6) months from date of travel, can enter South Africa without a Visa.

Required Vaccinations: Yellow Fever Vaccination is not required to enter into South Africa unless you are departing from a country that requires the Yellow Fever Vaccination.

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TRIP INCLUSIONS

Our tours to South Africa always include enjoying diverse cultural expeditions throughout the country based on single/double occupancy ensuite for all lodging.

  • Airline Ticket from Cape Town to Durban* and Airline Ticket from Durban to Johannesburg**
  • All Lodging Accommodations
  • All Meals Throughout the Entire Tour
  • An Away to Africa Tour Representative that travels with you 100% of the time on the ground during the duration of the tour
  • Entry Fees into all Excursions (Table Mountain, Robben Island, Wine Vineyard Tour, Safari, a Township Tour on bikes, all lounges we attend as a group, Shakaland*, Hluhluwe Big 5 Game Reserve*, Maboneng Tour**, Nirox Sculpture Park**, Apartheid Museum**, Hector Pieterson Museum**, and Nelson Mandela’s Home**)
  • All Transportation Costs which includes Personal Driver and Airport Pickup & Drop-off
  • Phone Chip (Option to Rent Local Cell Phone)
*Pricing is contingent on the time which tickets are purchased.

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights
  • Incidental and personal expenses which includes but is not limited to: taxi rides outside of tours, personal telephone calls on hotel phones, hotel room charges, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner on Cape Town Tour with exception of Township lunch mentioned above.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
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Additional Information

Country Description

South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world as it is nestled on the southern most tip of Africa, perfect for unforgettable sunrises on the ocean overlooking mountains and terrains. Get ready to change your perspective on life as we travel to the top of Table Mountain and also to the heart of the Soweto Uprising, home to Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Your trip to South Africa would not be complete without a trip to the Zulu nations where we will prepare food, dine and talk with Zulu natives.

Community Outreach Programme

Away to Africa is proud to incorporate our Community Outreach Programs into the itinerary for each country.When traveling to Africa many people always think of what they are looking to take away from their visit to the continent and Away to Africa would like for each of our guests to consider what they can contribute to Africa as well.

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Travel Tips & Essentials

There’s a few items we suggest you bring with you on an Away to Africa tour. Likewise these suggestions will most likely assist you in your planning process. They vary from country to country so please make note depending on which tour you have chosen.

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