Footsteps of Mandela Cape Town & Johannesburg from $4,095


  • 8 Nights Accommodation
  • Entrance into safari per itinerary
  • Meals per itinerary
journey thru cape town & johannesburg

Embark on a provocative journey of inspiration through the vibrant and culturally diverse “Rainbow Nation.” The fascinating history of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa is brought to life through a collection of soulful encounters with the people and places he touched in his efforts to end apartheid. Round out your stay with a wildlife safari revealing the country’s natural beauty. Explore the surrounding Cape Town townships, meet the people and be inspired by their amazing stories.

Discover the heritage and history of South Africa on a full schedule of excursions including a ferry ride to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years in prison, now a historical landmark.

Experience the thrill and excitement of viewing wildlife in their natural habitat as a guest of a private game lodge.

Enjoy vibrant music and a delicious African meal at Gold, a unique African restaurant.



Day 1, Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

With a warm South African welcome you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Stay The Portswood Hotel

Day 2, Cape Town
Today’s Cape Peninsula sightseeing will immerse you in spectacular ocean vistas. Keep your camera on hand to photograph the scenic coastline as you wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive and explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. View the colony of penguins at Boulders Beach. (B)

Stay The Portswood Hotel

Day 3, Cape Town
Visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. This historic landmark and UNESCO site pays tribute to the triumph of freedom and human dignity. (B)

Stay The Portswood Hotel

Day 4, Cape Town
Today’s township excursion offers insight into South Africa’s abundance of hope and creative energy. Meet the people empowering their local communities through grassroots development programs. Spend time with children at a preschool, or seniors at a retirement home. Visit an urban garden or a literacy workshop and be touched by the wonderful raw energy of the “Rainbow Nation” in one unforgettable morning. Later tonight, enjoy a vibrant and authentic African culinary experience. (BD)

Stay The Portswood Hotel

Day 5, Cape Town / Johannesburg
Leave the “Mother City” for your flight north to Johannesburg. Visit the award winning museum at Liliesleaf, once a secret nerve center of the liberation movement. Learn about the journey to democracy and the inspirational leaders who fought to end apartheid. (B)

Stay Davinci Hotel & Suites

Day 6, Johannesburg
Delve deeper into South Africa’s turbulent past with a trip to Soweto, a sprawling multicultural metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Visit Freedom Square, the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Vilakazi Street, formerly home to both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Visit the Apartheid Museum for a deeper look at the humbling and ultimately inspiring journey from the dark days of segregation to Mandela’s release from prison, and his policy of reconciliation rather than retribution. (B)

Stay Davinci Hotel & Suites

Day 7,  Johannesburg/Kruger Private Reserve
Your journey continues as you fly off to your safari adventure. After a short road transfer you will find yourself in a wildlife haven. Meet your game ranger and hop aboard an open vehicle for an afternoon game drive. Look out for the Big Five and an abundance of bird life. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

Day 8, Kruger Private Reserve
Awaken with the soft light of sunrise when the animals are most lively. Join your ranger for a game drive or try a bushwalk to focus on smaller wildlife and plants. Return to your lodge for some leisure time at the pool or relax with a book. In the afternoon set off in search of the regal kudu, or the waterbuck with its distinctive white circle around the tail. After an exhilarating day, join your companions for refreshing drinks and a hearty dinner. Spend your last evening, watching the Southern constellations illuminate the sky. (BLD)

Kapama River Lodge

Day 9, Kruger Private Reserve / Depart

After an early morning game drive and substantial breakfast, bid farewell to your new found safari friends as you transfer to the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B)

Pricing & Departures

 Departure dates From
Jan 5 – Mar 31, 2020 $4,495
Apr 1 – May 31, 2020 $4,295
Jun 1 – Aug 31, 2020 $4,095
Sep 1 – 30, 2020 $4,295
Oct 1 – Dec 19, 2020 $4,495

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