YOUNG AMBASSADORS FOR NONVIOLENCE 2011



“A country with great potential


SOUTH AFRICA HISTORICAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDY ABROAD



SAMPLE ITINERARY

(Subject to minor changes)









  1. o6:40 p.m., depart Washington-Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C., via South African Airways, nonstop to Johannesburg,, South Africa.



DAY 1


  1. oArrive in Johannesburg, South Africa, 6:05 p.m. 

  2. oGroup met by our South African host Rev. Joseph Tshawane, Founder/President, Dr. King – Chief Luthuli Transformation Centre and Moderator, South Africa Presbyterian Church After clearing customs time is allowed to change your dollars into rand (South Africa currency).

  3. oAfter checking in hotel, greeting and welcome to South Africa, Rev. Joseph Tshawane.

  4. oEvening free to browse in Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square – two of the most prestigious and sophisticated shopping complexes in Africa. Take your choice in over 200 shops and 59 restaurants.







DAY 2

  1. oDaily breakfast

  2. oWorship service in the Historical Township of “Soweto.’

  3. oLunch in “Wandies’s Place a historical Soweto landmark owned by Africans.

  4. oTour of Soweto to include: Mandela’s House where he and Winnie lived when he was arrested and sent to prison for 27 years; Regina Mundi Catholic Church where the organizational meeting were held by Mandela, Arch Bishop Tutu and other leaders: Hector Pieterson Memorial the first of over 350 middle age students who were killed mostly shot in the back by South African Police in the “Soweto Massacre,” June 16, 1976; Arch Bishop Tutu’s home;

  5. oReturn to Bruma Lake open air shopping which will satisfy all your desires for African wood and soap-stone head sculptures, art, frame able prints, dresses and souvenirs.

  6. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry. 

  7. oDinner







DAY 3

  1. oEarly Breakfast

  2. oTour the grounds of the “Union Building,” Pretoria, South Africa where President Nelson Mandela was sworn in as President of South Africa.

  3. oTwo hour bus ride through rural, farm and townships to the resort of “Sun City.”

  4. oMobile safari through the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. Home to the 'Big Five' animals. (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant & buffalo)

  5. oRelaxing dinner at “Carnivore Restaurant,” unlimited amounts of tasty African game meats including vegetarian selections, a pleasant bustling ambiance and efficient service combined to make your meal worth remembering.

  6. oLate evening return to Johannesburg.

  7. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.




DAY 4

  1. oDaily breakfast

  2. oTour the indescribable “Apartheid Museum,” Johannesburg where the struggle by President Nelson Mandela and other leaders is put in video, pictures and words.

  3. oVisit a township High School supported by the King Luthuli Transformation Centre

  4. oPass by the distinctive “Oprah Winfrey Girls Academy” for group and individual pictures

  5. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.




     M K Gandhi                    Msizi Dube

DAY 5

  1. oAfter breakfast travel the one hour flight via South African Airways to Durban,

  2. oWe travel to the settlements of legendary Msizi Dube and Mahatma K. Gandhi.

  3. oCheck-in hotel, across the street from the Indian Ocean.

  4. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.




       

DAY 6

  1. o KwaZulu-Natal, Zulu Kingdom.

  2. o“Shakaland,” travel via bus the two hours to Eshowe, birth place of Shaka, King of the Zulu tribe and the authentic Zulu Kraal. Witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing and spear-making and then enjoy a buffet lunch.

  3. oReturn to Durban late afternoon.

  4. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.














DAY 7

  1. oEarly breakfast and then depart for the airport for our departure to Cape Town. The two hour flight takes us along the scenic “Garden Route” of the Indian Ocean to the southern part of South Africa. Transportation will meet our group at the airport.

  2. oVisit The Parliament of South Africa and experience South African Government

  3. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.





DAY 8

  1. oEarly breakfast

  2. oEarly morning tour of Robben Island and the prison where President Nelson Mandel was confined nineteen of his twenty-seven years.  The boat ride to Robben Island is thirty-five minutes and ex-prisoners will serve as guides on the island.  An indescribable experience.

  3. oAfternoon free to tour the top of the famous Table Mountain or shop at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Mall.

  4. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.





DAY 9

  1. oBreakfast

  2. oA short tour of the scenic sights of “Signal Hill,” “Table Mountain”, and “The Twelve Apostles.”

  3. oVisit Cape Point, the most southern point of South Africa, where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. Stopping for lunch at the Seaforth Restaurant set on the white sands of Seaforth Beach in Simon’s Town.

  4. oAfrican roadside market

  5. oDinner at “Mama Africa.” Be sure to note the spectacular sound of the all-wooden xylophones.

  6. oEvening reflections of the day and time for journal entry.



DAY 10

  1. oFree Day to due last min. shopping and site seeing.



RETURN TO USA

  1. oEarly breakfast

  2. o11:45 a.m., bus departs for Cape Town International Airport. Don’t forget to review baggage restrictions including carry on. These rules are strictly enforced by South African Airways.

  3. oDepart via South Africa Airways, Flight 346 at 3:10pm to Johannesburg. Change to South Africa Flight 203 departing at 8:35pm for the United States of America,

  4. o



  1. o6:40a.m., arrive. JFK International Airport. Welcome home.