Day 01 USA Johannesburg
Board an international flight bound for Johannesburg.
Day 02 Johannesburg
Arrival Johannesburg, meet and assist by English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay at Johannesburg.
Day 03 Johannesburg city to explore
Breakfast at hotel, full day tour including Johannesburg drive by city tour, Apartheid Museum and Soweto.Today’s scheduled activities start with a trip to Soweto. This sprawling metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg is synonymous with South Africa’s turbulent past and its hope for the future. Soweto is a multilingual & multicultural composite of South Africa today. Peek into the past – the hostels, Freedom Square, the struggle for liberty. Tread the paths to greatness taken by Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. Stand on the only road in the world, Vilakazi Street, which was famous for its location of the two Nobel Peace Prize Winners houses and the Hector Pieterson Memorial Proceed.This afternoon, your scheduled activities resume with a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Apartheid was dismantled a decade ago but its full horror lives on in a stark white building in Johannes-burg. It’s called the Apartheid Museum, and it takes visitors on a fascinating, horrifying, humbling and ultimately inspiring journey from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release from prison Get a small idea of what it was like to have your entire life determined by your skin color. Documentary pieces of film, texts, sound clips and live accounts recapture life in the old South Africa. It’s a journey you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.Late afternoon drop off at your hotel. Overnight Johannesburg.
Day 04 Pilanesberg
Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Pilanesberg National Park, en route stop at Lesedi Cultural Village for tour starting at 11:30 with lunch. After lunch continue to Pilanesberg National Park and check in at your Lodge. Afternoon game drive followed by dinner.The creation of the Reserve is considered one of the most ambitious programmes of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious programmers of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. The Operation Genesis, which involved the game-fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of long-vanished species, began during the late 70’s.Overnight Pilanesberg National Park.
Day 05 Pilanesberg National Park
Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Early morning game drive. After Breakfast is at your leisure. After lunch is at your leisure until afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Pilanesberg National Park.
Day 06 Cape Town
Early morning game drive and transfer back To Johannesburg airport for your flight to Cape Town.Arrival at Cape Town, meet and assist and transfer to your hotel.
Day 07 Cape Point and Peninsula
Breakfast at hotel, full day Cape Point and Peninsula tour including Hout Bay, Cape Point with funicular ride and Penguins at Boulders Beach. See for yourself how this spectacular southern tip of Africa became known as the ‘Fairest Cape’. Your full day scheduled excursion begins with a drive past the pristine beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno – currently the hottest real estate in the world – to Hout Bay, a functioning harbor and heart of the local crayfish industry. Time permitting, a stop will be made in Hout Bay for a Seal Island cruise (on own account).Late afternoon return to your hotel.
Day 08 Table Mountain
Breakfast at hotel Full day tour including Table Mountain City tour and Robben Island.This morning visit Table Mountain and take a CABLE-CAR RIDE to the top (weather permitting) for stunning views of the city and surrounding area. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps simply explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, visit Kirstenbosch Gardens, or take a cruise to infamous Robben Island, where Nelson Madela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, for a guided tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this beautiful city. Late afternoon return to your hotel.
Day 09 Wine lands
Breakfast at hotel, full day Wine lands tour visiting Stellenbosch and Franschoek including 2 wine making experiences. Escape to the beauty and tranquility of the Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch wine lands. Our first stop is the Afrikaans Language Monument, perched on Paarl Rock which offers sweeping views of the surrounding area.Continue onto a winery on a well known estate, to sample wines of merit, before visiting the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, to discover the origins of this world-renowned wine producing region.Wine tastings and walking tour in Franschoek, a lunch stop is made in one of the many fine restaurants in either Franschhoek or Stellenbosch (own account). Explore the historic town of Stellenbosch with its attractive Cape Dutch architecture dating back to the 17th & 18th centuries. Visit a second winery in the Stellenbosch region and purchase a selection of wines to enjoy during your holiday in South Africa. Many local restaurants allow you to bring your own wine of choice and charge a minimal corkage fee – what better reason to select a few bottles of your favorite wine. Late afternoon return to your hotel.
Day 10 Cape Town
Breakfast at hotel. Free day for shopping. Cape Town’s shopping options invite you to endlessly browse and buy. At the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center caters for most shopping needs, from designer clothing boutiques and fashion accessory shops to gift stores and food outlets. The Waterfront Craft Market is one of the largest indoor craft markets in South Africa with quality crafts including pottery, leather work, furniture, educational toys, clothing, glass art and African arts and crafts. Situated adjacent to Victoria Wharf, The Red Shed Craft Workshop offers a unique interaction between shoppers and those making the wares. Here, you can order a custom made items and watches specialty crafted.Farewell dinner. Overnight Cape Town.
Day 11 Johannesburg USA
After breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Cape Town airport for flight to Johannesburg to USA.