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Luxury travel company Red Savannah is commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s presidency and the end of apartheid with a new tour in their In The Footsteps Of… series. This itinerary offers your clients an in-depth exploration of Mandela’s legacy, focusing on the path of South Africa’s first democratically elected president.

The tour provides an intimate look at significant places linked to Mandela’s life, including stops at his Soweto residence, his Robben Island prison cell and sites of pivotal negotiations. Red Savannah has gleaned insights from Christo Brand, Mandela’s former prison warden and confidant, to provide depth to the experience. Plus, expert guides offer exclusive access to key historical events from the life of the so-called “Father of the Nation.”

Red Savannah Tour Highlights

Cape Town view from Robben Island.

Tour highlights include immersive storytelling in historical areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg, narrated by private guides. Your clients will also explore prisons pivotal to Mandela’s story—Robben Island and Pollsmoor—with personal commentary by Brand. In addition, an aerial view of Robben Island is offered as a complement to this historical journey, giving clients a distinctive outlook on Mandela’s imprisonment.

Accommodation includes a stay in Mandela’s final home, now a hotel showcasing his personal items and historical photographs.

Red Savannah’s 7-day itinerary allows your clients to explore Mandela’s influence on modern history in depth and can also serve as a gateway to a wider discovery of South Africa’s cultural, scenic and biological attractions.

The tour begins with your client’s arrival and relaxation in Cape Town on Day 1. Day 2 includes a walking tour of significant Cape Town sites, Day 3 is spent with Christo Brand exploring incarceration and negotiation locales, Day 4 they head to Johannesburg with a stay at the Sanctuary Mandela, Day 5 features a visit to Constitution Hill and further exploration of Johannesburg, Day 6 is dedicated to experiencing Soweto and its history and Day 7 concludes with a departure transfer to Johannesburg’s airport.

Your clients can also continue their South African journey with a safari in the Greater Kruger National Park or explore Mandela’s early life in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change.

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