Hamlet Family Jetaway South Africa Tour
Friday, August 02 — Monday, August 12, 2019Where?10 Day South Africa Tour (South Africa)
You are cordially invited to join Linda Hamlet & friends for a 12 day tour through South Africa.
Travel Dates: August 2, 2019 - August 12, 2019
Payment plan is as follows:
Deposit of $300.00 per person due February 15, 2018
Subsequent monthly payment of $300.00 per person due every 15th of the month for 12 months
Payment plan increases to $500.00 per person ever 15th of the month on the 13th month until paid in full
Final payment is due no later than May 5, 2019
*All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable
*All late payments are subject to a $50.00 per person late fee
Day 1 - (Friday, August 2, 2019) Depart Detroit, MI to Cape Town South Africa via EuropeDay 2 - (Saturday, August 3, 2019) Arrive in Cape Town
Cape Town is a coastal city in South African It is the second most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province.
Day 3 - (Sunday, August 4, 2019) City Tour & Give Back Humanitarian Project
Driving to the city center, passing famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade.
See St. George Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay residential Quarter with their pastel colored houses and learn about their history and arrival in South Africa. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain (Wine Country). Relax at a cafe while you take in the views from the base of the mountain. Continue to an authentic African hut and learn how the people live without modern amenities.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - (Monday, August 5, 2019) Half Day Tour of Robben Island
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for 27 years. Robben Island has become a global tourism pilgrimage. See the very cell Mandela occupied and the quary where he was forced to smash rocks all day long. If the weather is too windy on the day of the tour, they will NOT cross to Robben Island and we will do something else that day.
Afternoon lunch and a visit to Victoria & Alfred Mall which has a large array of goods. We will also visit Green Market Square.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 5 & 6 - (Tuesday, August 6, 2019 & Wednesday, August 7, 2019) Safari Johannesburg
Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg, known as "Gauteng: The City of Gold". Upon arrival, drive to gaming park located approximately three hours outside of bustling Johannesburg. Your stay will be at a Game Lodge where the varied habitats provide ideal conditions for the astounding selection of large mammals including the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino) other predators such as hyena and jackal, and a variety of antelope from red hartebeests to eland. Here, accompanied by a ranger, uncover the magic of African bugs in this wildlife wonderland. In the late afternoon, enjoy and exciting game drive in a landscape that is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys and grassland plains. Game sightings include a variety of predators such as a lion, leopard and cheetah with herds of elephant and buffalo that can be seen at close range.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - (Wednesday, August 8, 2019) Visit Consitution Hill
Constitution Hill tells the fascinating, often tragic, story of the real South African history; a history in which injustices abounded on social, cultural and political levels. It was once the prison that the famous political freddom icons such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were incarcerated in the Old Fort Prison Complex, commonly known as number four during the apartheid era.
Hope on the Red bus
Hop off at Carlton Centre - Once a prominent as the tallest building in the southern hemisphere when originally completed. It is still the tallest building in Africa housing 50 floors, over 220m tall, it's only about 3m short of featuring in the world's top 100 skyscrapers and offers picture perfect panoramic view of Joburg's horizon from it's rooftop floor.
Hop back on the Red bus
Hop off at Apartheid Museum - A visit to this renowned museum is second to none in exemplifying the rise and fall of apartheid, it narrates a touching story of triumph of the human spirit over adversity, beginning in 1948 right through to the liberation in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected president of the republic.
Lunch at Boston BBQ-Situated at the Gold Reef City, the restaurant is a bustling buffet restaurant, perfect for the ravenous among visitors.
Hop back on to the Red bus
Hop off at SAB World of Beer - Take a tour of SAB World of Beer, and you'll quickly discover why it has twice been named the number one tourist attraction in South Africa. This intriguing, entertaining and interactive journey explores the rich history of beer, uncovering the important role beer has played culturally, socially and economically across space and time.
Hop back on to the Red bus
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 - (Friday, August 9, 2019)
Visit Liliesleaf Farm - Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg is Liliesleaf. Once the nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders, today Liliesleaf is one of South Africa's foremost, award-winning heritage sites, where the journey to democracy in South Africa is honored.
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory - The Nelson Mandela foundation was established in 1999 when it's founder, Mr. Nelson Mandela, stepped down as President of South Africa. He was South Africa's first democratically elected President. On 9 May 1994, soon after our landmark election results were in, he was unanimously elected President by South Africa's new members of parliament. The aim of the centre is to locate, document, digitise and provide access to all archival materials related to Nelson Mandela.
Lunch at Joe's Lifestyle and Butchery in Alexandria - Joe's is a veritable institution in Alexandra (or Alex as the locals call it) and has been serving satisfied customers for almost 20 years. Although it closes at 21:00 out of respect for the neighbors, Sundays at Joe's are filled with baari smoke, great house music and a lively atmosphere. Joe's Butchery is the kind of place were local businessman and football player's hangout and it is not uncommon to see expensive cars parked out front belonging to the local celebrities who like to return to township for Sunday lunch. The service is friendly and with a smile and you couldnt eat something more authentically South African than Joe's braaied boerwors with pap and spicy chakalaka. Since the day it opened Joe's has sought to create an atmosphere where people from different backgrounds can come together and enjoy themselves, and on any given Sunday you'll find they have most certainly succeeded.
City Hall Tour - Meet the team that runs the city of Johannesburg and experience first hand the inter workings of one of South Africa's largest City governments.
Today we will meet the people, taste the food, make new friends and share the love with ordinary South Africans. Learn of the hardships and challenges of daily life in Johannesburg city centre. Enjoy the tales of people who experienced the "Long Walk to Freedom" with Tata Nelson Mandela. We will take tourist to various hertiage sites around the town including a school, Nelson Mandela's house, a shebeen and Mogudu.
Day 9 - (Saturday, August 10, 2019) Soweto Tour & Humanitarian Give Back
The Soweto Tour - This tour will take you to some of the most interesting historical sites around Soweto. Visit the formal migrant worker's hostel of male mine workers and ride through the vibrant community of Meadowlands, and continue to the Hector Pieterson Memorial, historical landmark of the 1976 student uprising. We will do a give back while in this area.
Visit Mandela Museum - Commonly referred to as Mandela's House, the house is on Vilakazi Street, Or;ando West, Soweto, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. It is located at a number 8115, at the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets, a short distance up the road from Tutu House, the home of the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Mandela donated the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust which he was the founder on 1st September 1997, to be run as a museum. It was declared a National Heritage Site in 1999.
Lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant - is situated at the heart and soul of Soweto; the famous Vilakazi Street a site of struggle in the fight for freedom in South Africa. The restaurant boasts a Mediterranean and local cuisine menu which offers anything from seafood to traditional feast such as a samp and lamb tripe. A local as well as international wine list can be enjoyed and if you prefer something sweeter, a selection of cocktails are on offer too.
Visit Orlando Towers for the Panoramic View - Orlando Towers (Pyt) Ltd was established in 2007 by Sky riders (Pyt) Ltd, with the concept of developing the disused Orlando cooling towers in Soweto into a vertical adventure facility and tourist attraction for Soweto. The site currently offers the Bungee Jump, Power Swing, Internal Swing, and Lift Ride to the viewing platform. Ramp jumping days are hosted on a regular basis.
Stop by Past Regina Mundi - Located in the middle of Soweto, in Rockville, in the neighborhood of Moroka, from afar you're greeted by the A-shaped exterior of the building which is quite ordinary in design. The Church first wrote its name in South Africa's history books during apartheid, when it opened its doors to anti-apartheid groups and provided shelter to activists. It was during the June 16, 1976 student uprising, protesting students fled to Regina Mundi from Orlando Stadium to escape the police's bullets and teargas canisters. Bullet holes are still visible in the church ceiling and damaged marble stand provide tangible evidence of the violence of these police raids and the ensuring rush to evacuate the building.
Visit Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication- Walter Sisulu Square is named in honor of one of the famous political activists, it is situated in the heart of Kliptown. The Walter Sisulu Square has an incredible history and the architecture reflects various elements of the area, politics and the people. It is one of the four "squares" in Johannesburg and offers both local and international visitors an array of history, shopping and entertainment, just nearby is The Kliptown open air museum, where delegates to a people's parliament met in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter, now the cornerstone of the Bill of Rights and the South African Constitution. This historical museum in Soweto is dedicated to Walter Sisulu, a stalwart of the Freedom Struggle.
Day 10 - (Sunday, August 11, 2019)
Neighbourgoods Market -Come Saturdays, everyone in Joburg congregates at one destination in Braamfontein: that’s the Neighbourgoods Market. Here you will find Johannesburg's best-looking, hip and young people enjoying the city’s foremost food market. The Neighbourgoods Market embraces all that characterises good food and a fun vibe within a contemporary setting. It was launched in 2011 and has, since then, lured visitors from all over Johannesburg and the greater Gauteng area to visit the many stalls and indulge in the tasty treats on display
Maropeng (Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) - Renowned for being one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. The 47 000-hectare site has unearthed the best evidence of the complex journey which our species has taken to make us what we are – a place of pilgrimage for all humankind. It is not only a place of ongoing scientific discovery into our origins, but also a place of contemplation – a place that allows us to reflect on who we are, where we come from and where we are going to
Afternoon Shopping options
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 - (Monday, August 12, 2019) Return Flight to Detroit, MI
Travel Insurance Waiver:
$350.00 per person
Travel Cancellation Waiver must be purchased at the time of registration.
You may choose to purchase the optional travel cancellation waiver which allows you to cancel your trip up to 72 hours before your scheduled departure due to illness, injury or death in the immediate family with proper documentation.
Travel Cancellation Waiver Includes:
- Personal Medical Insurance (US healthcare policies not applicable internationally)
- Cancellation Insurance (Illness, Injury or Death in the immediate family with proper documentation)
- Evacuation Insurance
A USA Passport is NEEDED for travel!
South Africa Tour - Double Occupancy
12 Day South Africa Tour
$5682 per adultExtra Nights: $350.00 per adult/per night