Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa

Mandela's Legacy: 100 Year Dedication Tour

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Limpopo

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Experience the life of Nelson Mandela on a custom-tailored legacy tour spanning the political and civil life of one South Africa’s greatest leaders. Follow in the footsteps of Mandela from childhood to presidency with specialist guides taking you on a distinctive tribute from Soweto to a private retreat at the Shambala game reserve. You will luxuriate along the banks of a glistening lake, uncover a storied life in the confines Robben Island, and enjoy the promises of a bright future in the colorful...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore Mandela’s early years with a tour through the Soweto township, which features his former residence and the streets where his political views were formed
  • Discover stories and sites from the 1960s, when Mandela was arrested and imprisoned, sites that now bear witness to his message of reconciliation
  • Tour the prison on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 years incarcerated, with the political prisoner's former guard, Christo Brand
  • Journey through Cape Town using Mandela's life as a lens as you take in the colors and conflict of the past, along with the colors and charms of the present
  • Recreate Mandela’s final steps to freedom by stepping out from Drakenstein Prison and visiting Groote Schuur, where the prisoner negotiated South Africa’s move from apartheid to democracy
  • Escape to a private game reserve and stay in President Mandela’s former private residence to mix big-game safari with serene places of recollection
  • Luxuriate in the unique attractions of Shambala Game Lodge, where elephants and lions roam the landscape through the day then you relax in the place where Mandela entertained political figures in the evening
  • Explore Mandela’s legacy with South Africa’s best guides, including award-winning Robin Banks in Soweto and former District Six resident Yusuf Voterson
  • Discover Cape Town's iconic highlights, from Table Mountain to Africa’s pre-eminent contemporary art museum, Zeitz MOCAA

Starting Price

$9,355 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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