South Africa
October 24, 2020 - November 02, 2020
Welcome to South Africa!

Enjoy Southern Africa through a fascinating overview of the sights and sensory delights of this region. Numerous game drives are included, guaranteed to create lasting memories that, along with your photographs, will certainly remind you of the magnificence of the animals you’ll see in the African bush.

Johannesburg, Soweto, Cape Town, Robben Island, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. All famous locations you’ll visit during this trip as well as crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. So many varied and exciting locations, and more, will be part of this extensive and educational tour.

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  • RSVP: Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Final Balance Due: Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Member Fees: $5,495.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $0.00
  • Deposit Amount: $1,200.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $875.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, October 24, 2020 | Johannesburg
Johannesburg

Upon arrival at OR Tambo Airport, your local guide will meet the delegation and offer their assistance for currency exchange and mobile phone sim cards. After all the exchanges, your guide will take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be at leisure with a welcome dinner at the restaurant, Moyo Zoo Lake.

DAY 2, October 25, 2020 | Johannesburg – Soweto – Johannesburg
Johannesburg – Soweto – Johannesburg

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the Apartheid Museum for an in-depth tour and discussion on the history of South Africa. Afterwards, travel to Soweto for a tour of the township and visit the Mandela House and the Hector Petersen Memorial. Enjoy lunch at the Chez Alina Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Center for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Gather for dinner at the stylish Roots Restaurant at the Forum Homini Boutique Hotel.

DAY 3, October 26, 2020 | Johannesburg – Hoedspruit – Karongwe Game Reserve
Johannesburg – Hoedspruit – Karongwe Game Reserve

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred by private coach to OR Tambo International airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival, meet your guide for your transfer to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This center's mission is to rehabilitate injured or orphaned wildlife and to educate the local people. Their serval breeding project has reintroduced 160 servals into areas where they had been extirpated. Continue on to Karongwe Game Reserve for check-in and enjoy lunch at the lodge. After high tea, meet your game ranger and depart on a 3-hour game drive. Ride in open game-viewing vehicles in search of Africa’s “Big 5”—the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Stop for a sundowner, a “happy hour” during sunset, before returning for dinner at the lodge.

DAY 4, October 27, 2020 | Karongwe Game Reserve – Letaba - Karongwe Game Reserve
Karongwe Game Reserve – Letaba - Karongwe Game Reserve

After an early wake-up call, peruse a selection of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate served with rusks in the main area. Then depart for a morning game drive and watch the sun rise over the beautiful African bush. There is an optional visit for an additional cost to the Elephant Museum in Letaba. Lunch will be served at the lodge. Lastly, enjoy another game drive and a sundowner before returning for dinner at the lodge.

DAY 5, October 28, 2020 | Karongwe Game Reserve – Shiduli Private Game Lodge – Karongwe Game Reserve
Karongwe Game Reserve – Shiduli Private Game Lodge – Karongwe Game Reserve

Start the day with a morning game drive in the Karongwe Game Reserve, returning to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, travel to the Black Mamba Headquarters, where the delegation will meet with the Black Mambas Anti-poaching team and watch a presentation. Get to know the first majority female anti-poaching unit in South Africa and learn about their focus on educating their communities and protecting the environment. The lodge will provide boxed lunches. Return to the lodge, talk with a local veterinarian on migration plans in Kruger National Park, and then depart on an afternoon safari before dinner.

DAY 6, October 29, 2020 | Karongwe Game Reserve – Hoedspruit – Cape Town
Karongwe Game Reserve – Hoedspruit – Cape Town

Rise early for your last game drive in the Karongwe Game Reserve, then return to the lodge for breakfast. Travel to Hoedspruit for your domestic flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, your guide will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. In the evening, enjoy an original theater production. Director Mhlanguli George will welcome us and introduce the concept and backstory of his production. Sit outside for the show, which is about 30 minutes, and enjoy. Afterwards, the actors and director will host the group for a home-cooked dinner of traditional local dishes. Return to the Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel for the night.

DAY 7, October 30, 2020 | Cape Town
Cape Town

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and greet your guide, who will assist you with your full-day Cultural and Robben Island Tour. Depart on the ferry to Robben Island and enjoy lunch at Karibu Restaurant. Then take a tour of Cape Town, visiting the District Six Museum and District Six area briefly, where the apartheid regime forced more than 60,000 citizens to leave, as well as the old slave quarter, the Bokaap. Listen as a specialist shares a deeper understanding of the city’s history. Enjoy dinner at La Mouette Restaurant before returning to the hotel.

DAY 8, October 31, 2020 | Cape Town
Cape Town

After a hotel breakfast, begin a full-day tour of Cape Point. Flank the cold Atlantic Ocean on the way to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community and now one of the most popular residential areas, the harbor still has a charm of days gone by. Travel onwards to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Said to be the romantic meeting place of the mighty Atlantic and Indian oceans, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it "the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe.” Continue alongside the Indian Ocean and stop for a fun, interactive meal. Commence the Foraging Experience and the Wild Flavored Pop-up Meal. Roushanna Gray created and will curate his interactive 5 course meal experience, which focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients and locally produced foodstuffs. Vegetables and hebs will be picked and prepared on site that day from the Good Hope Gardens vegetable gardens. Wild herbs from the mountainside, seaweeds from the nearby coastline, edible flowers, and local artisan products will be included in the meal. Afterwards, visit the penguins at Boulders beach and then stop by the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to some 3,500 species of Southern African flora and fauna. Enjoy dinner at the Belthazar Restaurant before returning to the hotel.

DAY 9, November 01, 2020 | Cape Town – Franschhoek – Paarl – Cape Town
Cape Town – Franschhoek – Paarl – Cape Town

After breakfast, travel to the prominent Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air as you reach the summit and take in the landscape, the Atlantic Ocean, and Cape Town stretched out before you. Next, head north to the Cape Winelands and then to Franschhoek, with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990. Nestled amongst the mountains, the village of Franschhoek can easily be mistaken as being in Switzerland. In the afternoon, there will be a wine tasting and lunch at Vrede and Lust wine farm. Continue to the Avondale Wine Estate in Paarl. Their two-hour Eco Wine Safari of the estate is the best way to go deeply into biodynamic farming techniques in a short time. The Eco Tour is a curated wine tasting in the vineyard blocks around the estate and a tour in the gravity flow cellar constructed three stories underground. The journey concludes with a return to the Tasting Gallery where you can relax and enjoy the view or browse the latest artworks on exhibition. Return to Cape Town for dinner at the Gold African Restaurant with live entertainment.

DAY 10, November 02, 2020 | Cape Town – Trip Conclusion
Cape Town – Trip Conclusion

After breakfast and a morning at leisure, transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your international flight home.

  • Afrikaans, Zulu, English
  • Rand
  • Biltong, Bobotie, Sosaties, Frikkadel
  • Johannesburg, Karongwe Private Reserve, Cape Town
TRIP DETAILS
TRIP LEADER(S)
Troy Nash

Troy realized early in life education was the only way out of poverty and off the streets. With the help of the G.I. Bill, scholarships, and government loans, he was able to get an education. Nash earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesley College while serving on active duty in the United States Air Force; participating in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm during the war with Iraq. When he returned to Kansas City, Nash attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City earning a master’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in economics while working in underprivileged communities on the city’s Eastside. Nash then attended the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law earning a JD degree and the Bloch School of Management earning a master’s in business administration degree while working to encourage hundreds of inner city residents to return to school. As a successful and prominent business man in the Kansas City community, he served on the City Council and has served the community in many ways. Dr. Nash also serves on the Board of Directors of People to People International (PTPI). Realizing the importance of uniting ordinary citizens from different countries to foster understanding and respect, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the President’s People to People Program on September 11, 1956 as part of the United States Information Agency. The program emphasizes personal diplomacy and non-governmental contacts between people. Through PTPI and other organizations, Dr. Nash has studied international relations, business, economics, foreign policy and law around the world. He has led or been part of professional delegations around the world. More than a collection of achievements, Dr. Nash strives to be a positive force for good in the world. Nash is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, President of the Kansas City Chapter of NSA, and member of the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association. Dr. Nash recognizes life is made up of both challenges and opportunities. Whether it’s motivating organizations and individuals to go after their dreams by increasing personal and professional productivity, or working to better the lives of communities through profitable real ventures, or promoting cross cultural understanding around the world, Dr. Troy Nash remains committed to doing what he can to make the world a better place.

INCLUSIONS

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Full Itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Airport Transfers
  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Bilingual Tour Manager
  • Admission Fees
  • Domestic Flights
  • 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Gratuities

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance

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