Celebrating Mandela's 100th

On this cultural journey discover Nelson Mandela’s struggle, perseverance, and determination to lead South Africa to Freedom. Explore the bustling city of Johannesburg and spend 3 amazing nights in the cultural rich city of Cape Town and add a 4th Night FREE in this air-inclusive, 8 night package.
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What we like...

  • Book by August 31, 2018 for Free Robben Island Tour, filled with history and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive
  • Andulela Township Tour, insight into the every-day life of locals living in Langa 
  • The Cradle of Humankind and Lesedi Cultural Tour
  • Experience a full day tour of Johannesburg, including Soweto
Air-Inclusive from
$2,499
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Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between April 09 - May 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018

Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

 

DAY 2: CAPE TOWN

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onward for your 2-hour flight on South African Airways to Cape Town International Airport. On arrival in Cape Town you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

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DAY 3: CAPE TOWN

Make your own way to the Nelson Mandela Gateway to take the Robben Island Ferry (Ferry Tickets included).

Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island which is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be given a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

Robben Island RI from TM Prison Entrance
 
 

DAY 4: CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will depart for your half day Andulela Township Tour.

Andulela’s African Cooking Safari is a unique opportunity to get in touch with locals of the vibrant, urban township of Langa. Explore African food, beverages and culture on their hands-on cooking experience! A walk about offers insight into the every-day life of locals living in Langa, focusing on food and cultural traditions. By offering real opportunities for visitors and locals to interact in a natural way, their experience of a township steers clear of voyeurism. Real-life stories unravel naturally and they hope to leave guests inspired.

The real highlight is the hands-on, fun-filled cooking session that takes place in a local family’s home. Whilst the menu may vary, the meal includes a variety of dishes. There after you sit back, chat, relax and enjoy a typical meal with their hosts. This is a perfect way of experiencing warm local hospitality and of learning more about local culture through the theme of food. 

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

Table Mountain Cableway Table Mountain Robben Island
 
 

DAY 5: JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Katherine Street Hotel

 
 

DAY 6: JOHANNESBURG

Today's tour will take you right back to our beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind. The superb Maropeng Visitor Centre is truly an exciting, world class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

From past to present, we’ll be exploring five cultures at the Lesedi Cultural Village, heart and home to families of a range of African tribes, all living harmoniously in traditional homesteads.

You’ll be right there experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures, and you’ll find it fascinating!

Our multilingual, multi-visual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community.

We will enjoy a traditional African meal, a fine way to round off a day of new experiences and fresh insights.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Katherine Street Hotel

VC Aerial Lesedi Cultural Village
 
 

DAY 7: JOHANNESBURG

Your last day in South Africa is spent on a full day Journey to Freedom tour.

Many South Africans gave much; some gave all, to achieve a truly democratic South Africa. Come with us on this full day tour which shares some of the journey, pain and struggle of those heroes; witness the places, experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented.

Our day begins at the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before travelling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account).

Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity, the strain on the faces of those unthinkably brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation.

We’ve chosen to lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.

It’s a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story with the right ending.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Katherine Street Hotel

HPM Shop
 
 

DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Your morning is at leisure until your transfer to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to the United States.

 

DAY 9: TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) airports.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Meals as per the itinerary; Ground transfers as per the itinerary; Scheduled Robben Island Tour; Scheduled Andulela Township and Lunch Tour; Scheduled History of Humankind and Lesedi Tour; Scheduled Journey to Freedom Tour

 

EXCLUDES

Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

 

SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

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Southern Sun Katherine Street

Situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s exclusive northern suburb, amid landscaped gardens, Southern Sun Katherine Street hotel in Sandton is the ideal choice for business and leisure...
Air-Inclusive from
$2,499
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between April 09 - May 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018

Price is per person based on double occupancy and economy class flights. Valid as of April 09, 2018 for departures from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) between April 09 - May 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.