Multi-Day Tour

In The Footsteps Of Mandela (9 days)

African Travel, Inc.

Cape Town, South Africa To Kruger National Park, South Africa

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Dec 2018


Day 1
Cape Town, South Africa
The Portswood Hotel None
With a warm South African welcome you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
Day 2
Cape Town, South Africa
The Portswood Hotel Breakfast
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.
Day 3
Cape Town, South Africa
The Portswood Hotel Breakfast
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.
Day 4
Cape Town, South Africa
The Portswood Hotel Breakfast, Dinner
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.
Day 5
Cape Town, South Africa
Davinci Hotel And Suites Breakfast
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.
Day 6
Johannesburg, South Africa
Davinci Hotel And Suites Breakfast
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.
Day 7
Johannesburg, South Africa
Kapama River Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Day 8
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kapama River Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Day 9
Kruger National Park, South Africa
None Breakfast
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.

Tour Features


Experiences have not been selected at this time


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.

About Us

African Travel, Inc. is a proud preferred partner of Virtuoso, and for over 40 years, we have created extraordinary, handcrafted luxury safari experiences ensuring immersive and authentic cultural encounters across the continent. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be a member of The Travel Corporation (TTC ), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel.

Insider Tip

Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions


Please read the following terms and conditions. They limit our liability, limit the liability of air carriers, and state terms and conditions of your tour. Acceptance of final tour documents represents an acceptance by the purchaser of the terms and conditions as follows.

The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Reviews and Recommendations for African Travel, Inc.


of 15

Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

African Safari - September 2013

By: Nade & Fran

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2013

I could have have even imagined the experience that awaited us. The first night on a game drive we experienced watching lions eating a kill, so close you could smell the animals. All other animal siteings were equally as exciting. The lodging were excellent, service was first class and the people were wonderful. Cannot wait to go again. Post Haste Travel & African Travel did a fantastic job.!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman


By: MarilynRC

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

African Travel and Wilderness Safaris provided excellent service from door-to-door at every stop on our trip. Extremely knowledgeable safari guides, reliable transportation, and friendly service.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Highly recommended

By: patzie

Reviewed on: 25 May 2014

Great team of guides and assistants.  They were on time, always friendly and helped us navigate airports, transfers and unfamiliar surroundings.  They did a great job!
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Once in a lifetime

By: Don

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Our African Travel experience was fantastic. We didn't know what to expect, but having said that, our African experience was far and away more than we could have dreamed. The game drives and safari hotels were all great. WE couldn't have planned this trip alone, so the African Travel Inc. portion was vital to our having a great time, which we certainly did.

great guides

By: braks

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

all guides and accomodations were great.
Travel Advisor:  Sheri Phillips

Great service

By: Julie

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Great trip for 6 - everything was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

expert service

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

It was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true, our guides were the best
Travel Advisor:  Uschi Helfrich


By: nv

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Great experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Smooth transitions

By: Beverly

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Great trip. Almost seamless transitions from one camp to another. I am a bit baffled that the 5% repeat traveler was not applied to these last two trips to Africa with African Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison

Great people at Africa Travel

By: Africa Adventurers

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Everyone we dealt with at Africa Travel were great. They arranged the best guides and made sure our travel through every airport and border was smooth and without issues. Anytime we had a question, they quickly responded through their contact people in every location. Our travel advisor selected Africa Travel for us, but we cannot say enough good things about our accommodations and all of the logistical arrangements.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lukovic

South Aftrica Family Vacation

By: Greg Fletcher

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Everything was well organized and both communication and value for money was well worth organizing our family vacation through African Tranvel, Inc. When I travel in the area again I would not hesitate to use theri services again.
Travel Advisor:  Paddy Graetz

East Africa Travel


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

This was the first time that we have used Africa Adventure Company. Their recommendations for trip itinerary and accommodations were spot-on. The private guides were exceptional - extremely knowledgeable, courteous, accommodating, and professional. They were great ambassadors for their respective countries, and we saw many animals and rare animal behaviors because of their expertise, leadership, and guidance.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

RSA & Botswana

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Excellent experience. Did have a major issue which the CEO of African Travel resolved to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward


By: tac

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

African Answers .was very easy to work with and ALWAYS available for questions. My contact at Africa Answers was Rowan and he did a great job; I was taken care of from the minute I stepped off the plane until I left the country. A person was assigned to me in both countries I visited. People who listened, were on time or early for pickups and very knowledgable about every portion of the area I was vacationing in. My last day in country I was not feeling well, so on the fly I asked to drop something that had been planned for me to do and instead just find a place to rest. The guys that Africa Answers was working with took care of everything. Book with these guys.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

South Africa Honeymoon

By: Ben Z

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

African Travel was great! Other than a small hiccup with a hotel in Capetown (which they remedied), the trip was awesome. The drivers and tour guides that they hire were all super friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. The businesses they chose for Shark Diving, Cape of Good Hope, and the Thorny Bush Reserve were excellent places. My wife and I would definitely recommend African Travel to friends and family! Cheers!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Polito Waigand