Footsteps of Mandela Tour : Flights to Africa

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Footsteps of Mandela Tour

This extensive tour covers the places that highlight the journey of the great South African freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela. It begins at Johannesberg where there are many important locations that give insights to the life and struggles of this icon of history. This tour also cover various other attractive destinations of South Africa over 25 nights & is priced at £2757* per person sharing with single supplement is available at £2757. 

*Approximate Charges. Subject to Marginal Changes.

Day No.Accommodation & DestinationServices ProvidedDuration of Stay
1Hyde Park Villas
Johannesburg
Meet and greet at Tambo International
Airport
OR
Tambo to Hyde Park Villas Transfer

Johannesburg & Soweto Half Day City Tour
(5 Hours)

Apartheid Museum Tour (3 Hours)
2 Nights
3Rissington Inn
Hazyview
Courtyard Double Room Dinner, Bed &
Breakfast
3 Nights
6Umkumbe Safari Lodge
Sabi Sands
Standard Chalet Full Board Incl. Game Walks
& Drives
3 Nights
9Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge
Ezulwini
Main House/Garden Cottage En-suite
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
2 Nights
Ghost Mountain Inn
Mkuze
Superior Room Bed & Breakfast

Jozini Boat Cruise 3-4 hours

Half Day game drive (3-4 hours)
2 Nights
11Three Trees at Spioenkop
Spioenkop
Luxury Room Full Board. Incl Tea & Coffee

Spioenkop Battlefield Tour (morning)
2 Nights
13Champagne Castle Hotel
Drakensberg
Deluxe room Full Board2 Nights
15Caza Beach Guest House
Umhlanga
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast 1 Night
16Umngazi River Bungalows
Port St Johns
Upper Bank Sea View Room Full Board3 Nights
19Crawford's Beach Lodge & Cabins
Chintsa
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast1 Night
20Cape Flame Guest House
Port Elizabeth
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast 1 Night
21The Adderley Hotel
Cape Town
Junior Suite Bed & Breakfast

Half Day Cape Town Tour incl. Castle, District
6, Table Mountain Cable Car & Coffee

Robben Island Tour

Full Day Cape Point Tour incl. entrance fees:
Penguins & Cape Point

Half Day Wine Tour incl. Cellar tour with 2
5 Nights
26Check out and self-drive to Cape Town International Airport

This package if valid from 1st November 2015 to 31st October 2016.

Johannesburg (also called the City of Gold or eGoli) is a city with about six million inhabitants, situated in the province of Gauteng. The city has a western appearance with modern skyscrapers and big shopping centres.

South of Johannesburg is Soweto, the world’s most famous township and important monument to Apartheid. The focus on this tour is more on community projects & sustainable tourism.

Hazyview, strategically placed midway between spectacular scenery of the escarpment and the wild life experience of the Kruger National Park, provides the best of both worlds.  This town got its name because of the haze that envelops this part of the Lowveld on a hot summer’s day.

The Sabi Sand Reserve was formed in 1950 and comprises many private game farms covering an area of 56,000 ha. Sabi Sand offers a spectacular African safari experience with superb volume of game and quality of sightings. The Sand and the Sabi Rivers supply much-needed water to the region, creating an incredibly biodiverse wildlife population.

One of Swaziland’s most beautiful valleys, Ezulwini is situated south of Mbabane. Ezulwini is the Zulu word for paradise. Visitors to Ezulwini can get acquainted with the Swazi traditions at the Swazi Cultural Village, with its reconstructed Swazi village from the late 19th century.

The main historical importance of Spioenkop involves the events which took place as part of the “Relief of Ladysmith” during the Anglo Boer War. The tragedy of war is evident in the number of grave sites in the surrounding area but the extent of the bloodshed can only be understood by visiting the battlefield on the summit of the mountain. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Trees at Spioenkop.

The majestic Drakensberg is the country’s highest and most impressive mountain range rising to over 3000 metres. In the Drakensberg Range is the source of the Tugela River, the largest river in the Province, and it plunges some 2000 metres over the edge of the Mont-aux-Sources Plateau in a spectacular waterfall. The Tugela Falls is the second highest waterfall in the world.

History buffs and people interested in Nelson Mandela’s life all ensure that they make their pilgrimage to the Mandela Capture Monument near howick. This significant site is where the world’s most famous anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, was apprehended while driving incognito from Durban to Johannesburg. This significant event was a life-changing moment for him, because it was the beginning of his 27 year incarceration for his political ideals.

From Port St.Johns is a historical tour that also takes you to the city of Mthatha, following the footsteps of Dr. Nelson Mandela. The highlight of this tour is a visit to Qunu Village where President Mandela grew up and has built his house, the village of Mqhekezweni where he spent most of his adulthood at the Great Place under the Regent King Jongintaba Mtirara. This is the place where he learnt about leadership.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, in Port Elizabeth is the first football dedicated stadium in the city or surrounding areas. The stadium, one of the newly-built stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, was completed a year prior to the commencement of the world’s greatest show on earth – a major milestone for the city.

The last leg of the tour includes a return boat trip to the Robben Island, then visit the infamous Maximum Security Prison, have interaction with an ex-political prisoner, enjoy a 45-minute bus ride with a guide providing commentary about the long walk to Freedom and the legacy of Nelson Madela.

Self Drive options are also available between each destination.

Services included are

  • Route Description
  • Transfers as detailed
  • Accommodation for 24 nights
  • 12 nights on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • 10 nights on a full board basis
  • Activities and excursions, game drives and game walks as per the above itinerary

Services excluded are

  • Daily conservation fees and entrance fees into national parks and private reserves
  • Car hire
  • Flights
  • Drinks, telephone, tips, gratuities and all other items of a personal nature