May 19th - May 28th, 2023
From city life to adventure, wildlife to culture, breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked coasts – South Africa has something for everyone! Take Off With Us in May 2023, as we explore this beautiful country. On our 10 day group trip we will explore South Africa’s two hot spots - Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Johannesburg, or Joburg, Egoli ("City of Gold"), or Jozi, as it is affectionately known by locals, is the second largest city in Africa. It is home to diverse people, experiences and is rich in African culture and history. Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. It's centered around Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. “The Mother City” is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning biodiversity and award winning wine.
There are a limited number of spots remaining, so reserve your spot today to ensure that you don’t miss out.
THE TOWT EXPERIENCE
We've carefully crafted an itinerary tailored to give you a deep dive into all that South Africa has to offer. In addition to soaking in the rich history and breathtaking scenery, you'll be there to hang with the locals and get a true South African experience! And most importantly, we've done all of the planning and hard work for you.
Just be ready to Take Off and enjoy yourself!
$300 Deposit to reserve your spot!
Then 4 monthly payments of $550
Pay in Full option available ($2,395)
Prices are PER PERSON
$50 discount for previous Take Off With Tiff Travelers
Price is for double occupancy hotel stays. Limited number of single occupancy rooms available (inquire for pricing)
Options to pay include: Zelle, PayPal, Venmo and on TOWT website (via credit/debit)
***International/Local Flights and Visa fees are not included. Please do not purchase international airfare until you have received a confirmation email from Take off With Tiff confirming your reservations.***
Private transportation to and from airport, and to all scheduled activities
3-4 star hotel accommodations*
A handpicked curated group of likeminded wanderlusters
Some meals included
Scheduled excursions and entry fees
TOWT Welcome Gift
*Accommodation are in a shared room with one other person. We also have a limited number of private rooms available on a first come, first served basis (for an additional fee). If you are interested in a private room, please contact us regarding availability.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
International/Local Flights and Visa fees
Travel Insurance (we recommend purchasing coverage for your trip)
Incidental room charges in hotels/accommodations
Individually selected activities during your free time (i.e. Bungee Jumping)
Individual tips to experience providers and venues
**We are available to assist travelers with the coordination of flights **
DAY 1: WELCOME TO JOBURG!
Arrive in Joburg! You’ll be picked up from JNB Airport after your arrival into the city and taken to your hotel accommodations in one of Joburg’s premier neighborhoods.After you get settled into your hotel room, if you’re up to it - we’ll introduce you to the rest of the TOWT crew and we’ll all head out for a bite to eat at a traditional South African Braai (BBQ).
DAY 2: SA VIBES!
We start off our exploration of Joburg by hitting the streets of Maboneng, which means "Place of Light" - Joburg’s premier cultural enclave, to immerse ourselves within this vibrant pocket of the city. During this walking tour we’ll discover why Johannesburg's artistic hub is recognized worldwide as a booming creative center. We’ll see some of the best street art from around the world and even meet some of the artists themselves!
Afterwards, we head to the heartbeat of Braamfontein, The Playground Market (formerly The Neighbourgoods Market) for some South African vibes, artisanal food, crafted drinks, emerging streetwear designers, music and did we mention vibes?!
Later that night we’ll keep the vibes going as we explore Joburg’s lively and dynamic nightlife.
DAY 3: TOWT WELCOME DINNER
Today we take a trip through time and learn about some of the tougher times that South Africa endured, as we visit the renowned Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression.
The afternoon is yours to do as you wish, but the night is ours! Tonight we get dressed up for our TOWT Welcome Dinner, where we’ll feast on a Pan-African meal crafted by one of Joburg’s top chefs!
DAY 4: SOWETO
The best way to get to know a destination is by gaining a bit of its history. Today, we’ll be visiting Soweto, a township that gives you a deep dive into South Africa’s roots. We’ll stop by Nelson Mandela’s home, stroll down the popular Vilikazi St. and take a scenic bike ride through Orlando, a community within the Soweto township. For the adventurous traveler, you’ll get a chance to prove yourself by bungee jumping from the city’s famous Orlando Towers (optional – to be paid directly onsite)!** (Non-biking tour option also available)
After our history tour, we’ll do our part to give back to the South African community, as we embark on a volunteering assignment (more details provided prior to trip)
The rest of the day is yours to explore the city as you please.
DAY 5: UP, UP AND AWAY!
Today kicks off bright and early as we head out of Joburg to become one with nature. Just a short distance outside of the city limits, we'll take you on a Safari Hot Air Balloon Ride that will take your breath away. The Hot Air Balloon will fly over several game reserves in the scenic Cradle of Humankind Area, giving us the opportunity to view local wildlife - including four of the “Big Five”. We'll have breakfast afterwards and then head back into the city.
After resting up from our early morning adventures, we'll hit the town later that evening to check out some live jazz music at one of Joburg’s premier Jazz Clubs.
DAY 6: JOBURG & CHILL
Now that you’ve got your feet wet in Joburg, today’s the perfect opportunity to discover some of the things that make the city so great. Get to know your new travel companions, check out that cool spot your friends back home recommended, stop by Braamfontein, shop for some vintage finds in Melville, pick up some art from the African craft market in Rosebank, or hang out at our hotel. Today is your day to do as you please.
But please don’t stay out too late – we have an early flight in the morning to continue our adventures in Cape Town!
DAY 7: WELCOME TO CAPE TOWN!
After a quick flight from Johannesburg, we’ll arrive in Cape Town and make our way to our accommodations. After you get settled, we’ll start our day in Cape Town by hopping on a ferry for a visit to Robben Island, where we'll explore the historic prison where Nelson Mandela was confined. On a guided tour of the island we’ll learn some more about South Africa's history of Apartheid and about life in the prison from former prisoners.
Afterwards we’ll explore the V&A Waterfront. One of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbor with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop.
Day 8: ADVENTURE AWAITS!
Time to get down and dirty! We take it to the Sand Dunes and explore our adventurous sides as we experience the exhilarating fun of Sandboarding** down the Atlantis Dunes just outside of Cape Town, up the beautiful West Coast of South Africa.
**THIS ACTIVITY IS OPTIONAL AND WILL REQUIRE AN ADD-ON FEE OF $95USD.
After all the adventure, we head to Camp’s Bay where you have the options to grab a bite to eat or relax at the beach.
We round out the evening by taking in one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in Africa - Table Mountain. We’ll make our way up to the top of the mountain via aerial cableway, in hopes to catch a glimpse of the sunsetting (weather permitting).
The night is young! Next, we check out one of Cape Towns emerging hot spots for some Ampiano vibes and cocktails!
DAY 9: THE WINE DOWN!
Today, we’ll head out to the lush wine lands and visit a couple of vineyards for some delectable wine tasting. We’ll stay for a perfectly paired meal and head back into the city afterwards.
On the way back into the city, we’ll stop in the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of Bo-Kaap for some Instagram worthy photos.
The rest of the day is yours to explore the city as you please.
DAY 10: IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE
For the active early morning risers - there will be a small group hiking to the top of Lion Mountain to catch the sunrise. For everyone else, enjoy a morning to sleep in! (no judgement lol)
We know, it feels like you just got here, but it’s time to say goodbye. Use today to check off those final items on your list and to do any last minute souvenir shopping before it’s time to head home.
**Schedule/events subject to change**
TRIP CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Trip Cancellation & Customer Refund Policy
All bookings are subject to approval.
If you are approved and cannot attend, you can cancel by March 15th and be refunded all money minus the transaction fees.
All prices are listed for individual booking. Each registrant will need to apply individually.
All payments are subject to platform processing fees of 3% per transaction.
If a COVID-19 test is required to enter South Africa at the time of the trip, you are responsible for quarantining and having a negative test to enter the country. No refunds will be given if you have a positive COVID-19 test and you are not allowed to enter South Africa.
If you are required to quarantine while on the trip, you are responsible to pay for your own separate accommodations.
Must have a Passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of travel.
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