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South Africa in Mandelas Footsteps

from US $2275 (PP Sharing)

Discover South Africa and the legacy of Mandela on this 14 day tour from Durban to Cape Town with an optional extension to the Kruger National Park

Departure Dates: 23 May, 11 June, 18 July, 18 Aug, 5 Sep, 3 & 10 Oct, 5 Nov, 6 Dec 2016

(Guaranteed Departure for less than 4, on 3 Oct and 5 Nov 2016. For other departures dates please enquire)

Duration: 14 Days
Group Size: 4 Min / 14 Max

Overview

Starting in South Africa’s sub-tropical coastal city of Durban,  head through the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape, visiting historic highlights including the birthplace and museum of Nelson Mandela. Spend time game viewing in Addo National Park, cruising on the Knysna Lagoon and drinking in the beauty of the Cape Winelands. End this cultural exploration in the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town with a visit to Robben Island prison, the Cape Town City Hall and the magnificent Cape Peninsula.

Visit Mthatha the birthplace and museum of Nelson Mandela, the Mandela Youth & Heritage Centre, Game viewing in Addo National Park, Garden Route, Cango Caves, Paarl Winelands, Robben Island and Cape Town.

The Operator

 Providing small group, scheduled and tailor-made private tours and safaris throughout Southern Africa, East Africa and Madagascar, as an operator that specializes in small groups, we seek to differentiate ourselves as a premier small group mobile safari operator in these areas. An established tour operator that has been in existence since 1993, we have a dedicated and experienced staff compliment, excellent supplier networking, as well as effective "hands on" style management and marketing. Our operational offices are situated throughout the areas in which we operate, to ensure excellent service to the safaris that are under way and to be able to employ the people local to the areas that we operate in:- the safaris are of high quality, make use of comfortable and safety-orientated vehicles, informative, qualified guides and itineraries that are tailored to the clients' needs, to ensure that the safari meets with their expectations.

Giving back

We are fully committed to supporting growth and development in the tourism and overall economy of Southern Africa, East Africa and Madagascar. In order to do this, we contribute positively to our communities and our environment through our Responsible Tourism Project GROW AFRICA.This initiative has undertaken the support of Rosemead Primary School in Cape Town, where children from impoverished homes attend a struggling government primary school. GROW AFRICA actively raises funds, and also is registered with Pack For A Purpose to alert our clients to the needs of the school. 

Through GROW AFRICA, we have also undertaken the conservation education of the children and regularly take the children and our office staff on hikes in the beautiful surrounds of Cape Town, where our qualified guides teach the children about their natural surrounds and conservation. These children would otherwise never be able to access such areas, nor learn what the guides are able to teach them.


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Accommodation Options
  1. Sicas Guesthouse

  2. Cape Milner Hotel

    For your night upon ending the tour and for enjoying a few more days in the beautiful Mother City

    Offering an outdoor swimming pool and views of the mountains, The Cape Milner is located in the Tamboerskloof district in Cape Town. The hotel has a terrace and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the nice restaurant. 

Optional Activities
  1. Optional Add-on: 6 Day Kruger Heritage and Wildlife Package

    Experience the splendour of the Greater Kruger National Park with three nights at Chisomo Safari Camp with the opportunity of viewing a host of wildlife on game drives in the private concession. Two nights are included in Johannesburg to visit the Apartheid Museum and partake in a tour of Soweto, an important chapter in the life of Mandela. 

    Day 1:                  Flight from Cape Town to O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg). Transfer to Chisomo Safari Camp. Early evening game viewing activity.

    Days 2 & 3:          Full days for game viewing on dawn and dusk safaris.

    Day 4:                  Transfer back to Johannesburg and on to the Safari Club.  

    Day 5:                  AM tour of Soweto with local guide, PM visit to the Apartheid Museum.

    Day 6:                  Transfer back to airport for flight home. Tour ends.

    Low Season: 1 May-31 Aug 2016 -  High Season : 1 Sep - 31 Dec 2016

    NB: The order of activities may change depending on the arrival date and time


  2. Single Supplement for Optional Add-on

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