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SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg Only: May 7-13, 2020

Johannesburg + Cape Town: May 7-18, 2020


Are you ready to take a journey with Black & Abroad?


 

Johannesburg, the second largest city in Africa, is home to diverse people, experiences, and rich in history. In May, we’re bringing a hand-picked group of individuals together to immerse themselves in the soul that runs through this magical city.

We’ve crafted a unique flow of moments and experiences that will set the standard for how you travel in the future.  You’ll find the travel experience we’ve created will ask that you become an explorer who walks away with a true taste of what Joburg’s culture has to offer.

ITINERARY

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day 1: WELCOME TO JOBURG!

You’re finally here!  We’ll whisk you away from JNB Airport after your arrival into the city and take you to your 5-star accommodations in one of Joburg’s premier neighborhoods. After you get settled into your new digs, we’ll introduce you to the rest of your crew for the week; an intimate group of individuals from all over the world ready to experience Johannesburg’s culture and history. As a group, we’ll all head to our welcome dinner and kick off our new journey together.

day 2: soweto!

The best way to get to know a destination is by gaining a bit of its history.  We’ll start off the day with a private tour of the historic Constitution Hill and head to one of the highest points in the city for a 360° view of everything Joburg has to offer. We’ll also 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)!** Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some traditional South African cuisine and take a trip through time at South Africa’s renowned Apartheid Museum.

day 3: 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 at 27 Boxes in Melville, catch a local vibe at Neighbourgoods Market, pick up some art from the African craft market in Rosebank, or hang out with a glass of wine poolside at our hotel. Today is your day to do as you please

The day was yours, but the night is ours! Tonight, we’re taking you on a VIP experience at one of the city’s best kept secrets to groove to some afro-house vibes over great food & drinks and even better company!

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DAY 4: brunch with a view

We'll be ending our weekend on a high note with a journey to a secret location for a champagne brunch with a South African twist.

Afterwards, we'll head to Maboneng, Joburg’s premier cultural enclave to immerse ourselves within this vibrant pocket of the city. We’ll meet up with one of Maboneng’s leading visionaries to explore the neighborhood ranked by Forbes as one of the “coolest in the world.” After savoring more local fare, we’ll cool down at one of the hottest rooftop parties the city has to offer.

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day 5: ALL THE WAY UP!

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 hot air balloon ride that will take your breath away. We'll have breakfast and head back into the city.

You’ll have some time of your own to connect with your new friends, explore the city’s culinary scene, indulge yourself with a spa day or visit some of the local shops.

 

DAY 6: SAFARI SITUATIONS

Today, we'll head just a short distance outside of the city limits to take a hike at a UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about the different tribes who call South Africa home. We'll have lunch and head on a safari to catch a peek at some of the Big 5!

In the evening, we'll come together one last time for a celebratory dinner. Let our last meal together as a travel crew be a time to reflect on the unforgettable week Joburg gave you, and for the memorable experience you gave yourself.

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DAY 7: IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE

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 for the city before it’s time to head home.  The week may have flown by, but the memories and personal connections you've made will last forever.

 

What's Included?

We've carefully crafted an itinerary tailored to give you a deep dive into all that Johannesburg has to offer.  In addition to soaking in Joburg's rich history, 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 show up ready to enjoy yourself!  

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THE CRADLE

The Guateng Province not only home to the city of Johannesburg, but also the epicenter of mankind!  You'll get the chance to spend a day in the Cradle of Humankind for a deep dive into what makes South Africa the Motherland.

THE CITY

Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s most vibrant destinations. Filled to the brim with an assortment of attractions, Joburg is a cultural enclave of innovation and has something to offer everyone.  The music, the people, and most importantly, the history make Joburg a city to remember.

THE COMFORTS

Your home away from home for the week is a lush, accommodation in one of the exclusive areas in Joburg, but just a stone’s throw from popular attractions.  You'll find it's the perfect place to relax and lay your head after a day of exploring in the city. And yes, there's wifi!

 
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THE CULTURE

Joburg's cultural pockets provide several opportunities to really dig into the city life, and we've built in time in the itinerary for you to freely explore and immerse yourself. From the open markets & galleries in Braamfrontein to the shops in Rosebank, there's a little something for every taste.

THE COMPANY

The Black & Abroad travel community is full of individuals worldwide with a lust for exploration and the appreciation for a deeper travel experience.  These are the people who will be joining you on this journey.  We've intentionally limited our journeys to no more than 14 travelers to make sure everyone gets the appropriate attention & the chance to connect with like-minded individuals.  

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THE CAPTURE

Live in the moment and let someone else record it!  Our professional photographer will be there every step of the way to capture the best points in your journey, and you'll get those photos throughout your stay to share with your friends and family back home.  

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: FOR A LIMITED TIME, DEPOSITS ARE ONLY $299!

Your investment of $2700 (or if you are utilizing our payment plan option, an initial deposit of $299 (for a limited time, a discounted deposit of $300 off the normal $599 deposit amount), and 8 monthly payments of $325 - totaling $2899) includes:

  • 6 nights at an upscale, 5 star hotel*

  • Transfers to/from JNB airport

  • All activities on itinerary and transportation to/from activities

  • All breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners (alcohol not included unless indicated-- see itinerary for additional details)

  • Personal travel concierge to take care of all of the questions you may have

  • A professional photographer commissioned to capture those unforgettable moments during your journey

  • Your own Black & Abroad Journeys Traveler's Kit, with exclusive Black & Abroad gear

  • A few surprises!

*Accommodation is in a shared room with one other person. We may 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 suite, please contact us regarding availability.

What's Not Included?

  • Flight to/from Johannesburg

  • Travel Insurance (we recommend purchasing coverage for your trip)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Incidental room charges in hotels/accommodations

  • Individually selected activities during your free time (i.e. Bungee Jumping**)

  • Individual tips to experience providers and venues

Are you coming?

There comes a time when you have to decide what kind of traveler you want to be.  Here’s a chance to transition from tourist to journeyer.

This Black & Abroad Journey has been meticulously designed to tap into our three principles:

EXPLORE the world. EMBRACE the culture. EMPOWER the people.

To ensure that we remain true to our mission, we’ve partnered with local businesses, guides, and venues to give you a truly South African experience.  From your one-of-a-kind hotel, to guides who have lived through Johannesburg’s historic times to witness its rebirth into a growing metropolis, your journey with us is a step above the experience you’d receive from a mass market, run-of-the-mill tour.  This isn’t a vacation. This is a journey.  Are you ready?

Johannesburg is waiting for you.

Extend your stay in South Africa by joining in us Cape Town!

GUEST REVIEWS

Want to know what it’s like to travel to South Africa with Black & Abroad? Check out some reviews from previous journeys!


Extend your time in South Africa by joining us in Cape Town!


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MAY 14-18, 2020

 

Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, is home to diverse people, experiences, and rich in history. To our travelers joining us in Johannesburg, we offer you the chance to extend your time in South Africa and take a trip with us to the “Mother City.”

ITINERARY

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day 1: 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, you’ll have some free time to explore before we head to dinner.

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day 2: WHAT’S COOKIN’ IN BO KAAP?

The best way to get to know a destination is by tasting its food, so we’ll start off the day with a photo tour of the historic Bo Kaap area and visit the home of a local chef to learn how to prepare some traditional Malay cuisine. Afterwards we enjoy our meal, we’ll take in one of the most breathtaking points in Africa, Table Mountain and enjoy a glass of wine while we savor the view.

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day 3: Wine time!

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 the perfectly paired dinner and head back into the city for a night out on the town.

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DAY 4: heights and history

We’ll start our day with a visit to Robben Island to explore the historic prison where Nelson Mandela was held. In the afternoon, we'll be ending our time in Cape Town on a high note, as we head off to paraglide over the city! The rest of the day is yours to explore the city as you please.

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DAY 5: IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE

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 for the city before it’s time to head back to Johannesburg.

 

What's Included?

We've carefully crafted an itinerary tailored to give you a deep dive into all that Cape Town has to offer. In addition to soaking in the rich history, 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 show up ready to enjoy yourself!

Your add-on of $1400 (totaling $4100 if paying all at once, or if you are utilizing our payment plan option, an initial deposit of $299 [for a limited time, a discounted deposit of $300 off the normal $599 deposit amount], and 8 monthly payments of $500 - totaling $4299) includes:

  • 4 nights at an upscale, 5 star hotel*

  • Flights to/from Cape Town from Johannesburg

  • Transfers to/from CPT airport

  • All activities on itinerary and transportation to/from activities

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners (alcohol not included unless indicated-- see itinerary for additional details)

  • Personal travel concierge to take care of all of the questions you may have

  • A professional photographer commissioned to capture those unforgettable moments during your journey

  • A few surprises!

The add-on package can be incorporated into your payment plan!

*Accommodation is in a shared room with one other person. We may 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 suite, please contact us regarding availability.

What's Not Included?

  • Travel Insurance (we recommend purchasing coverage for your trip)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Incidental room charges in hotels/accommodations

  • Individually selected activities during your free time (i.e. Bungee Jumping)

  • Individual tips to experience providers and venues

There are only 8 spots available for this add-on journey, so book today!

GUEST REVIEWS

Want to know what it’s like to travel to South Africa with Black & Abroad? Check out some reviews from previous journeys!