Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Wings Up!:
Enjoy full meal service on your scheduled wide-bodied flight to South Africa.
Day 2 :
Arrive in Cape Town
- Hotel Check In:
You will be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, the mother city ofSouth Africa and the seat of Parliament. You will stay here for 3 nights.
- Afternoon Sightseeing:
Your guide will be pleased to take you on some introductory sightseeing including the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Botanical Gardens and South Africa Museum.
Day 3 :
Cape Town, Table Mountain, and Robben Island
- Robben Island:
Our day will start with a ferry ride to Robben Island where we will tour the prison where Nelson Mandela wasimprisoned for 17 years.
- Explore Cape Town:
After returning to Cape Town we will visit the majestic Parliament buildings, the historic Castle of Good Hope and Old Cape Muslim Quarter (Malay Quarter).
- Conquer Table Mountain:
We will then make an excitingascent up Table Mountain by a spectacular view of oceans, city and mountains in one breathtaking panorama.
- First Concert Performance:
Your first concert performance will be today
Day 4 :
Cape Peninsular Tour
- Tour the Seaside:
Our drive from Cape Town to Cape Point is one of South Africa's most scenic routes. We will pass through Cape Point before taking Chapman's Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, the meeting place of two oceans and marine ecosystems. The dramatic sea cliffs are the world's highest.
- Return to Cape Town:
During our return to Cape Town we will view the naval base at Simonstown, the colorful fishing harbor of Kalk Bay and the oldest wine estate in the Cape at Groat Constantia. The glorious Cape Dutch Manor Houses recall the charm of a vanished era.
- Second Concert Performance:
Your second concert performance will be today
Day 5 :
Travel to Johannesburg
- Flight to Johannesburg:
We will fly to Johannesburg and check into our hotel, where we will stay for one night.
- Gold Reef City:
We will make a visit to Gold Reef City, a living museum depicting the early mining days in Johannesburg. We will descend underground in a mine hoist, try panning for gold and watch traditionalAfrican tribal dancing as we experience the excitement of life in a Gold Rush town.
- Third Concert Performance:
Your third concert performance will be today
Day 6 :
Onto the Drakensberg
- Tour of Soweto:
We will make an escorted tour of Soweto, the most famous of the black townships that played such a crucialrole in the struggle against apartheid. Our tour will be operated by a local operator who will show us the homes of Willie Mandela, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
- Natal Drakensberg:
We will drive south to the Natal Drakensberg which contains some of South Africa's most dramatic and majestic mountain scenery
- Hotel Check In:
We will stay at a family resort hotel that provides traditional hospitality.
Day 7 :
The Tugela Gorge
- See the Tugela Falls:
We will walk from Tendele Camp through veld and forest to the Tugela Gorge where we will gaze up at theInner and Outer towers of the famous amphitheater, the dramatic Devil's Tooth and its toothpick and the Tugela Falls, falling almost 3000ft. towards us! There will also be the opportunity for horseback riding.
Day 8 :
- Vista of South Africa:
We will drive to the Sentinel Car Park and follow a magnificent two mile trail amidst dramatic mountain scenery. Those who choose to climb the Chain Ladder will be rewarded with the most spectacular view in South Africa from the summit of the Amphitheater at an elevation of over 10,000ft.
Day 9 :
Travel to Kruger Park
- South African History:
As we drive north to the Kruger area we will pass through Thukela, an area where some of the most importantconflicts in South Africa's history took place, including the Siege of Ladysmith and the battle of Spioenkup. Wewill visit the Siege Museum at Ladysmith.
- Hotel Check In:
We will check in to our hotel, our post for the next 3 nights.
Day 10 :
Kruger National Park
- Kruger Exploration:
We will spend two days exploring the southern section of the Kruger, justifiably the most famous wildlife parkin the world. The Kruger has a greater variety of animals than any park in Africa, including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, zebra and many varieties of antelope. We can explore the parkat leisure along a network of sealed roads.
- Rest and Recharge:
Spend the night at comfortable camps with cabins and restaurants.
Day 11 :
Continue at Kruger
- Kruger Day 2:
We will continue our exploration of the National Park today.
Day 12 :
Return to Johannesburg
- Blyde River Canyon:
After leaving the Kruger we will drive to the Blyde River Canyon and the famous viewpoint which ranksamong the scenic wonders of Africa.
- Pilgrim's Foot:
We will stop at Pilgrim's Rest, a 19th century gold mining town that is now a living open air museum
- Night in Johannesburg:
We will continue to Johannesburg for our flight the following day.
Day 13 :
Depart for Home
- Final Farewells...:
Your enjoyable and rewarding tour will come to an end as your guide escorts you to the airport for your returnflight home.