Family, Culture and Safari
11 Days starting at $4,999.00 per person

Johannesburg, South Africa
Arts and Culture, Family Travel, Historical Travel, History Tours, Nature-Wildlife, Safari, Safari Vacations, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Walking, Wild Life

This package is perfect for families that would like to experience the beauty of South Africa in a malaria free environment with stays at Sandton Sun, The Palace of the Lost City and Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge.

Itinerary

Day 1
TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your flight to South Africa.

Day 2
JOHANNESBURG

JohannesburgOn arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Sandton.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel.

Day 3
JOHANNESBURG

MaropengAfter breakfast you will be met and depart on a full day excursion to the Cradle of Humankind.

We’re going right back to our beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind. The superb Maropeng Visitor Centre is truly an exciting, world class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

From past to present, we’ll be exploring five cultures at the Lesedi Cultural Village, heart and home to families of a range of African tribes, all living harmoniously in traditional homesteads.

You’ll be right there experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures, and you’ll find it fascinating!

Our multilingual, multi-visual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community.

We will enjoy a traditional African meal, a fine way to round off a day of new experiences and fresh insights.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel.

Day 4
JOHANNESBURG

Regina Mundi Church
After breakfast you will depart on a full day Journey to Freedom tour.

Many South Africans gave much; some gave all, to achieve a truly democratic South Africa. Come with us on this full day tour which shares some of the journey, pain and struggle of those heroes; witness the places, experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented.

Our day begins at the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before travelling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account).

Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity, the strain on the faces of those unthinkably brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation.

We’ve chosen to lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.

It’s a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story with the right ending.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel.

Day 5
SUN CITY

Sun CityAfter breakfast you will be transferred to Sun City.

One of Africa’s premier vacation destinations, Sun City delivers plenty to see and do in a beautiful malaria-free landscape.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Palace of the Lost City.

Day 6
SUN CITY

Lost City Golf CourseSpend the day at leisure. Enjoy a day of adventure or relax by the Valley of Waves.

The Valley of Waves water park is Sun City’s legendary hub for all kinds of water fun. Offering family-friendly water activities that appeal to adventurers of all ages, there is something for everyone at this iconic Sun City water park.

Unleash your inner thrill-seeker on one of the many outdoor adventure activities available at the Sun City Resort. From adrenaline-fueled adventures to leisure experiences.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Palace of the Lost City.

Days 7-9
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

Pilanesberg National ParkAfter breakfast you will be transferred to the Pilanesberg National Park where you will spend the next 3 nights on safari.

Experience Game drives that take you out into the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

You can also enjoy walking safaris with experienced game rangers which offer a unique wilderness experience and intimate encounters with Africa’s animals.

Overnight on a full board basis at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge.

Day 10
DEPARTURE

After an early morning game drive spend the rest of the morning at leisure until your transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to the U.S.

Day 11
TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.

Includes

  • Round trip coach air from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Most meals as per the itinerary (8 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner)
  • Ground transfers as per the itinerary
  • All park fees and safari activities