DAY 1Welcome to Cape Town!
Soak up those all-important first impressions of South Africa during a friendly meet-and-greet upon your arrival in the city of Cape Town. This offers a great chance to get to know your fellow traveling companions, and ensure you’ve got everything you need in order to best enjoy the next action packed 13 days.Make the short trip, alongside your highly knowledgeable English speaking guide, to your ideally located hotel in the centre of a popular hub of ‘Mother City’. The stylish hotel offers a welcome retreat from exploring the city’s fascinating sights and sounds, while its cocktail bar offers the perfect refreshment…
DAY 2Exploring the Peninsula
Head out on the stunning scenic road around the southern peninsula, carved out of the side of cliff faces over one-hundred years ago. Chapman’s Peak and the Cape of Good Hope provide spectacular panoramas and a wealth of natural treasures, as well as the opportunity for a little thrill-seeking!The Cape Point Funicular takes guests 817 feet above the Atlantic, to the famous lighthouse on the mountain’s peak. Following a tasty bite to eat at a Seaforth restaurant, it’s time for a trip to Boulder’s Beach. Get up close and personal with over 2000 penguins that call this iconic location home. Top off the day with a traditional Africa meal and entertainment.
DAY 3A Journey Through History
Set out on a remarkable Township tour, that takes you through South Africa’s birth, Apartheid and the ‘New South Africa’. Following this exploration of the country’s past, tuck into a tantalizing lunch at the Cape Town Fish Market and V&A Waterfront.During the afternoon, visit Robben Island, one of the highlights of your program. Explore the prison that housed Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Tour guides are former political prisoners and inmates, and as such provide you with a truly unique insight. Your evening’s entertainment will be a live theater show, showcasing the talents of jazz, comedy and cabaret performers.
DAY 4Help in the Community
Immerse yourself in the real South Africa, lending a helping hand at a community center. Work alongside the team that create a real positive impact for visitors. Personal development is fostered on a program championing drama or communications techniques.Later in the afternoon, visit the largest shopping centre in the Southern hemisphere as you enjoy a little retail therapy along the Canal Walk. Indulge in meticulously prepared African fare in a traditional ‘home-style’ environment. Enjoy a traditional African braai that also includes entertainment in truly special setting you just won’t want to leave!
DAY 5The Real South Africa
Get the real South African experience during a visit to a working ostrich farm. Located on the scenic Garden Route, even the journey to the farm offers a spectacular insight in the area’s rich wildlife. Lunch is served on the farm—offering a true taste of the region’s cuisine.After some welcome refreshment, visit the Cango Caves, one of Africa’s most stunning natural formations. Delve deep beneath the rocks and discover a hidden world. Dinner is served at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DAYS 6Into the Wild
Take a sunrise meerkat safari to explore the natural habitat of this amazing animal. Following breakfast, make the trip to the Cango Wildlife Croc and Cheetah Ranch. Get up close and personal with these endangered creatures as you learn from the experts about conservation efforts in the area.Following your visit to the largest big cat center in South Africa, board a vessel for a magical lunch cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. This eco-excursion showcases spectacular displays of fauna and fauna during a 4×4 ride along the Western Head.
DAYS 7The Rastafarian Outreach Program
Discover the vital work being carried out by the Rastafarian Community Outreach Centre located in an authentic township. The houses of the township are famously brightly colored, cows wander across the road and many of parts of it have incredible lagoon and forest views.This really is an eye-opening experience, during which the leaders will delight in introducing you to their uplifting gardens and the rehabilitating nature of their work. Spend the afternoon helping out and contributing to the many outreach projects. This is your chance to make a meaningful impact in the local community.
DAYS 8Welcome to Johannesburg
Fly over lush vegetation and stunning landscapes during the next leg of your African adventure. Upon your arrival in Johannesburg, check into your hotel for the next few days. The venue offers all the relaxation of a country, located in an upmarket Sandton suburb.With easy access to a city’s landmarks and attractions, this hotel is the perfect base for your time in Johannesburg. It also offers some well-earned rest bite and tasty food and drink following your travels!
DAY 9Soweto Township
Discover the treasures of the Soweto Township on a tour with a difference. Set out on a bicycle ride around this world famous township under the expert eye of a knowledgeable local guide that knows all the secret hidden gems of the area.Your enthusiastic guide will delight in showcasing Soweto’s many historical landmarks while sharing anecdotes of student uprisings. Learn how the communities have changed and developed to what it is today before enjoying lunch served in the “outdoor restaurant”. The meal is a delicious African stew cooked the traditional way—over a roaring fire.
DAY 10Safari: The Big 5
Spend an entire day at the Kruger National Park. During one of the highlights of your South African adventure, set out into one of the most famous game reserves in the world. Take your position in professional, open top vehicles alongside highly experienced rangers and begin your journey into the wild.You’ll be taught the fundamentals of game viewing and will have access to a wealth of in-depth knowledge of the African Bush. The main aim for today is to see all of the ‘big 5’ animals: Elephants, Rhinoceros, Lions, Leopards and Buffalos. Following this once in a life-time trip, join a festival in Shangana Cultural Village.
DAY 11White Water Rafting
Spend the morning tackling the unique challenges of white water rafting. During this exhilarating experience, carefully manoeuvre your raft along the river while spotting animals, fish and birdlife in the surrounding area’s lush vegetation.During the afternoon, it’s time to get to know one of the most majestic animals in South Africa—elephants! Spend time interacting with these magnificent creatures, learn from their experienced handlers and gain an understanding of just how intelligent these animals truly are.
DAY 12The View From God’s Window
From God’s Window, set at almost 1.24 miles above sea level, you can see the distant Lebombo Mountains as well as the Kruger National Park. There is also a rainforest in the vicinity with a collection of fascinating aloe gardens and the weathered sandstone outcrops. These moments will stay with you forever.During the afternoon, explore the wonders of Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This natural water feature with its cylindrical rock sculptures amid eddies of white, yellow and dark brown water is a popular destination in the region due to its truly incredible appearance.
DAY 13Goodbye Africa
Your time in South Africa has come to an end. It’s time to head to the airport and board your flight home.