July 08-17, 2017
Overnight flight to South Africa.
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Arrival in Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met by your driver and guide, and transferred to your Outlook ORT hotel for overnight. Check-in. Welcome to South Africa! We enjoy a set menu Orientation Dinner at the Bush Cuisine Restaurant at the hotel.
Outlook ORT is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from OR Tambo airport on a lake with beautiful spacious gardens. With 39 rooms, Outlook ORT offers 4 conference venues and an A La Carte restaurant.(Welcome Dinner)
Today you depart early on your Ultimate Johannesburg and Soweto day tour. This tour involves some walking and you need to wear comfortable shoes.
The tour starts with a Walking tour through Marshaltown, you will visit the house of Mohandas Ghandi (1908 to 1909). The house was designed by the architect Hermann Kallenbach for Gandhi. Then to Houghton for a drive past the Mandela residence. It is here that the beloved Madiba spent the last days of his life and the house is still a private residence of the Mandela family. Our next stop is in Rivonia at Liliesleaf Farm, a place that played an important role in the liberation movement and is an intrinsic part of Madiba’s past. After all the somber yet intriguing information and places the next stop is the Rosebank African Art Market for some shopping, browsing and lunch (own expense). The African Craft Market is a unique African cultural shopping destination.
The tour continues through the South of Soweto were you will see iconic places like the FNB Stadium which was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Diepkloof area with its famous “Matchbox” houses and the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (the 3rd largest hospital in the world with 3200 beds and over 6700 staff members). Next is the colorful Soweto Cooling Towers, a prominent landmark in Soweto. The tour of Soweto South ends at Walter Sisulu Square aka Freedom Square in Kliptown where 3000 people gathered in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter, which is now the basis of our Constitution. From here we continue to the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West with our last stop being the vibrant Vilakazi Street. This is the most famous street in Soweto and is the only street in the world to have had two Nobel Peace Prize winners as residents – Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The tour includes entry to the Mandela House Museum.
We will end the tour with a visit to two of the local watering holes before returning to Outlook ORT.
Dinner tonight in own expense and you are welcome to try some of the local dishes off the A La Carte menu at the hotel.(Breakfast included)
Enjoy an early breakfast at the Lodge before departing on another full day exploring the area. We start with a morning at Sun City – Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure (this is where the movie Blended was filmed). You can enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the numerous restaurants the resort has to offer before leaving to the area known as the Cradle of Humankind. Here we stop for a cultural experience at the Lesedi Cultural Village, home to various African Tribes, to learn more about their culture. The Lesedi tour includes a tribal dancing show and dinner. We return to the hotel after dinner. (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast at the Lodge, we return to OR Tambo airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met by your driver and guide, and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Accommodation at Inn on the Square –Overlooking the vibrant and colorful Green Market Square in Cape Town, Inn on the Square Hotel, is a contemporary business and leisure hotel, representing a young, dynamic and colorful mid-market South African brand.
Housed in one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings, the Inn on the Square Hotel is conveniently located in the corporate business and government district and can be found only 25km from Cape Town International Airport. What’s more, the Cape Town International Conventional Centre is a mere 15 minute walk from the hotel, and within a stone’s throw of many world-class restaurants, lively bars, and entertainment venues.
This afternoon you have time to either explore the V & A Waterfront with its multitude of shops & restaurants, or you may join the ferry cruise & tour to Robben Island (weather dependent).
A 3 course set menu dinner at the hotel is included tonight.
(Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by the guide for a full day Cape Peninsula Tour. This tour encapsulates the best that the Cape has to offer, an awe- inspiring tour of the headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City center to Cape Point.
We start off with a visit to Table Mountain. (Note that the Cable way going up the mountain is weather dependent.)
We then travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbor with magnificent mountain views and beach. Optional: Seal Island boat trip (seasonal, weather permitting). On through Chapman’s Peak , one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
We go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture where we stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant (own expense). After lunch we visit the penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach.
Dinner tonight is at your leisure and own expense. The hotel is within easy walking distance of several good restaurants or you can go to the V & A Waterfront where there are over 80 restaurants to choose from.
Enjoy a delightful drive which winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
We stop at Stellenbosch, the heart of the South African wine Industry, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Coffee shops, galleries, antique shops and wine bars spill onto the sidewalks. An air of quiet intellectualism and wine-making history abounds in this university town. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting at two Stellenbosch wine farms (included).
From here we move on to Paarl, on the edge of the Swartland region. We visit the Spice Route, a sensory feast for today’s connoisseurs of craftsmanship and authenticity. We stop here for lunch (own expense). You can wander around at leisure, trying some of the craft beers and wines.
We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside.
Farewell Dinner tonight is at The Gold Restaurant!GOLD Restaurant offers 3 unique performances during your dinner, starting with a praise singer who welcomes you to GOLD and introduces you to the singers, dancers, puppets and musicians.
The second performance showcases the vibrant dancing and celebrations in Africa and the third performance is in honour of our royal African queens. Our queen will scatter 24 carat gold dust on our guests to say thank you for visiting us.(Breakfast & dinner)
If time permits, after breakfast, you have a choice of what you would like to explore. Possible tours include Whale watching, a Safari to a game reserve, Sand boarding and Quad Biking, Sea Kayaking, Helicopter flights, Sundowner cruises and much more. Transfer to the airport for flight home. Late check out is not guaranteed.
|From July 08 2017 to July 17 2017||$3625|
|From July 08 2017 to July 17 2017||$1825|
|From July 08 2017 to July 17 2017||$175|
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