Vivian Isom and friends trip
Includes round trip Economy Class seats from JFK.
Business Class seats are available upon request
July 25 - August 3, 2019
Pilanesberg National Park
4 Star +
Payment 1 (Deposit):
$500 due by
October 31, 2018
$1,000 per person due by December 31, 2018
$1,000 per person due by February 28, 2019
$1,099 per person due by April 30, 2019
Payments will be more for Business Class seats
Included in cost of trip
*Prices per person based on double room occupancy1
Round trip flights from New York - JFK (Other departure cities available)
Intra-South Africa flight Cape Town to Johannesburg
7 nights deluxe accommodations
English speaking guides throughout
All transportation (as noted in itinerary) by modern private air-conditioned vehicles
4 safari game drives in open vehicles
All entrance fees
Robben Island tour to see where Nelson Mandela and other anti-Apartheid activists were imprisoned
Langa Township tour to get an up close and personal look at life of Black South Africans living in the outskirts of Cape Town
Cape Peninsula tour to explore beautiful Cape Town and the southernmost tip of the African continent
Cape Winelands tour to taste South Africa’s famous wines
Table Mountain tour for amazing views of Cape Town
Safari game drives at a luxury private game reserve to witness wildlife in the bush
Soweto tour including the Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela House to learn about the turbulent history of Apartheid
south Africa FAQs
South African Standard Time (GMT +2)
South African Rand (ZAR)
July Avg Temp
50 - 65 Degrees
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, and several other official languages
DAY 1 - Thursday, July 25 - Depart for South Africa
Depart New York - JFK for Cape Town on Emirates
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DAY 2 - Friday, July 26 - Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After completing airport formalities transfer from Cape Town Airport to hotel with driver and guide.
Day at Leisure
Meals included: None
DAY 3 - Saturday, July 27 - Full Day Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula Tour
Head to the majestic Table Mountain (weather permitting). Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa. It is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car has taken millions of people to its top. Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to not only South Africans, but travelers from all over the world.
Drive past the pristine beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno – currently one of the hottest real estates in the world – to Hout Bay, a functioning harbor and heart of the local crayfish industry.
After a stop for lunch, it’s on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you are able to ride the Funicular to the scenic viewing point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. The spectacular sea and mountain views are reason enough to make the trip from Cape Town. Amid the rocky landscape – home to mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostriches – blooms magnificent Cape flora.
*Funicular additional cost
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 - Sunday, July 28 - Township and Robben Island
A morning Township tour followed by an afternoon visit to Robben Island (weather permitting), infamous site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration.
This tour looks at the current social and economic situation faced by those living in Township communities, it also looks at current development programs aimed at improving the lives of people living in these communities. We will visit a Township Gospel Church and experience their Praise and Worship period. Then we will take a walk through the Township to learn about life in the community.
Robben Island is a world heritage site, perhaps best known for the incarceration of anti-Apartheid leaders, including the late Nelson Mandela. The Robben Island visit includes a return ferry ride, a guided tour of Robben Island and the prison including Nelson Mandela’s cell. The prison tour will be given by former political prisoners.
In the evening, return to the Township for dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5 - Monday, July 29 - Cape Winelands tour
Travel through the spectacular mountain scenery and lush fertile valleys of the Cape. Taste a mixture of fascinating history and allow yourself to indulge in the pleasures of the renowned Cape Winelands.
Visit Stellenbosch, 45 minutes away from Cape Town, a picturesque village with an interesting history and heritage. Here we will have a cellar tour followed by wine tasting. Walk about Stellenbosch town centre visiting the village museum and famous Dorp Street, renown for beauty and tranquility. Dorp Street displays some of the most precious Cape Dutch colonial houses kept in superb condition. Next, its on to Franschhoek village where we’ll have a second wine tasting.
Return to Cape Town in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 6 - Tuesday, July 30 - Cape Town to Pilanesberg
Transfer from hotel to Cape Town Airport for flight to Johannesburg. On arrival transfer to Pilanesberg with driver and guide arriving by late afternoon. In the evening you will go on your first game drive in search of the “Big 5”.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7 - Wednesday, July 31 - Safari Lodge Stay
Morning game viewing in open safari vehicles where you may have a chance to see not only the large majestic beasts but also the smaller mammals, birds and insects. After lunch, relax at the lodge before setting out for your afternoon game drive.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 - Thursday, August 1 - Return to Johannesburg
Morning game drive and breakfast at the lodge. Checkout, transfer from lodge to Johannesburg hotel with driver & guide. Rest of day is at leisure.
DAY 9 - Friday, August 2 - Soweto - Apartheid Museum
After breakfast depart for a full day Soweto Tour including Mandela House and the Apartheid Museum. Enjoy lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant in the heart of Soweto.
In the late afternoon head to OR Tambo airport for your return flight home.
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DAY 10 - Saturday, August 3 - Return to New York
Arrive at New York - JFK in the afternoon