10 Days


Follow the footsteps of the founding father of the New South Africa. This cultural journey will give you a first hand experience to the routes that paved way to the miracle reform of South Africa.


Day 1


Depart from New York JFK or Washington Dulles on your South African Airways flight.

Day 2

Cape Town View Accommodation

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect to your two-hour flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Commodore Hotel.

Day 3

Cape Town

Today you will visit the Townships – a tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals. Witness every day life in a harsh environment which tells of the struggles, hopes and achievements. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections).

You start with a tour of District Six. See the oldest mosque in S.A. District Six was once home to thousands of people of various cultures. You will visit Langa, the oldest formal black township in Cape Town, and see the local market, an art and crafts center, and visit a traditional healer. Experience the warm hospitality of a local B&B. You visit a crèche offering fun, and a safe haven for the local children. Also visit Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, and Gugulethu where you will see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial.

After the morning's activities you will be transferred to the Robben Island Ferry jetty.

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 Commodore Hotel.

Day 4

Cape Town

A full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain. Perhaps take time to explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and activities as well as the fascinating Two Oceans Aquarium. In the summer months, maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay for people watching and soaking up the African Sun. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for things to do!

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Commodore Hotel.

Day 5

Cape Town

Another day at leisure to explore what Cape Town has to offer. Perhaps visit the Cape Point Nature reserve or book a visit to the Winelands.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Commodore Hotel.

Day 6


After breakfast you will be transferred to the Cape Town airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

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 7


Today's tour will take you right back to the beginning, 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 ancestors over the past few million years.

From past to present, you’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!

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

You 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.

Day 8


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 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 sowell documented.
Your day begins at the Hector Pieterson Museum, where you start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before traveling 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.

Lunch will be 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.

Day 9


Your morning is at leisure until your transfer to the Johannesburg airport for your flight to the United States.

Day 10


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


Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York JFK or Washington Dulles airport to Johannesburg 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 Cultural Tour & Robben Island; Scheduled History Tour of Humankind and Lesedi Tour; Scheduled Journey to Freedom Tour


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