Solo Trips to South Africa
1st - 13th September 2022
14th - 25th October 2022
1st - 13th November 2022
27th Dec to 7th Jan 2022
7th - 18th January 20223
1st - 13th February 2023
1st - 13th March 2023
April - coming soon
May - coming soon
Jun - coming soon
Accommodation (Sharing/ upgrade private room)
S O U T H A F R I C A
From city life to adventure, wildlife to culture, breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked coasts - South Africa is more than what the news shows you.
We are a country that prides ourselves on our cultural diversity, having 11 official languages and having over 66,72 million people from all corners of Africa and the world. Despite the issues we have as a country, we also have a rich and diverse history and heritage sites that are worth seeing.
Some that are not even listed on most tourism offerings. Our past created an interesting dynamic in the country, as devastating as it was, we have seen a lot of art, music and architecture centred around the overthrowing of the Apartheid government and the reconciliation and correction of all the social wrongs that people suffered during that time. We have seen the emergence of places like the Windybrow Arts Centre, from being a mansion that housed Theodore Reunert, founder of the engineering firm of Reunert & Lenz, designed by Willem Leck in pseudo-Tudor style architecture to a theatre that saw many of South Africa’s greatest thespians playing out their stories on stage to now being a centre of the arts and culture in the inner city of Johannesburg to name a few
South Africa is more than just the “usual” tourist attractions and we at Honest Travel Experience are here to show you the authentic and “honest” side of this beautiful country!
South Africa is a place of resilance and beauty the place as so much to offer and we believe you will be back for more after this trip, with 9 provinces which all have so much more to offer you we will see you soon.
Quick View of your Holiday
There are many myths about Africa but one thing I can warn you about her is the fact that she steals hearts....She's so beautiful and if you dare look her deep in the heart she might steal your soul too she's called the motherland because she gave birth to life. There is no better way to spend your holiday than visiting her; she gives you everything and more you could ever look for.
On this trip you will be in Tree Cities that will give you a clear understanding of where she comes from and where she might be heading, bring an open mind and most importantly an open soul because this might just be the best Trip of your life!
Forget about everything you’ve heard from people or the media, I can tell you right now African people are special, we spread love and enjoy seeing people come to our home.
With 12 nights to spend exploring Johannesburg,Cape Town & Pilangsberg you are sure to become fully immersed into South African culture.
Johannesburg: Our experiences start in Johannesburg as most people call it Joburg but we as the locals call it Jozi or Johustleburg, Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the largest city in the world built on either an ocean or a mountain. Jozi is our New York city. She's the melting pot of African culture and the most diverse place in Africa, are you meeting Africa!
Cape Town: We will venture to South Africa’s oldest city and legislative capital, home to the infamous Table Mountain. Known as the “Mother City”, Cape Town is full of architectural beauty, natural wonders and a rich political history. Cape town is special with some of the best views in the world and wineland that will have you wishing you could migrate.
Pilanesberg : Home to the big five are we will connect with the animals.
Arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you will be welcomed by our Ambassador and transported to your hotel.
Ambassador’s details and vehicle numbers will be sent to you upon booking confirmation.
After completing check-in to your Hotel, After you’re all settle the driver will be ready to take you to the nearest shopping centre to get you everything you will need for the trip (Sim-card, Internet etc)
Later that evening, We will have a welcome dinner to properly introduce ourselves and go through your trip and discuss some changes or other interests you might have that’s not included in the itinerary.
We like pairing our travellers with a travel buddy. A Travel buddy is not a guide, He or she is your local who you can call up and hangout with in your free time or discuss some interests you have, we believe every experience is better with a local on your side.
Welcome Dinner Included
Your adventures in South Africa officially begin! We believe in order for you to understand where we are heading to you need to first understand where we come from. Our dark past is what makes us the happiest people on the planet so before you could begin your journey let us take you back…
After breakfast we will head to Aparthied museum and visit all import the import museums in Johannesburg to provide you with a deeper sense of understanding of South africa’s past.
We will journey to Soweto for a tour. Easily South Africa’s most famous township, two notable Nobel Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, once called Soweto home. It is a symbol of the New South Africa, still bearing some of the scars of its Apartheid past but also a vibrant city full of promise. The day will include visiting Three museums and a tour lunch on the famous Vilakazi Street and will also visit famous key landmarks like the FNB stadium and the Soweto towers.
After our tour, the remainder of the day is yours to continue embracing all that is Johannesburg.
Call on your travel buddy if you need someone to hangout with or to make real cool recommendations.
Breakfast + Lunch Included
Put on your most comfortable shoes as today we will embark on a walking tours of Jo’burg.
Our first stop – Brammfontein which is not only a cool suburb but a very integrated area that as big, small business & governmental institution, Braamfontein is a true representation of what collaboration between the private sector and public sector could do for countries.
After Braamfontein we will take you where it all started at the Hillbrow our Journey as a company started here we understood that South Africa’s riches did not lay 3 miles deep up right on the surface and that’s it people.
Up next is Ponte City , The iconic Ponte City building not only as jaw dropping views but as such a fascinating history which will leave you speechless, With 54 floors it has been the tallest residential building in Africa since 1973! Enjoy a panoramic view of the City of Gold from the top floor of the building.
The inner City of Johannesburg is rich in African culture and it is the most diverse place ever one of the only places in the world that you find anyone from the 54 African countries and your visit to the inner city is not complete until you have a Taste of African! Yeoville food Experience is by far the best food tour in Johannesburg and maybe the world we will let you be the judge.
Breakfast, Dinner Included
Today get ready for an unforgettable experience as we travel to the Cradle of Humankind, one of the many world heritage sites located in South Africa. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about the origins of humanity in the world’s richest hominin site, home to about 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils. This site is also home to many rare and endangered birds, animals and plants. Covering 53 thousand acres of land, this vast expanse of land is a beauty to behold, and its never-ending list of activities will keep your adrenaline pumping.
Cradle of Humankind:
Morning excursion in the cradle of humankind is also known as the origin of humans.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.
A visit to Sterkfontein Caves starts with a fascinating museum display of cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics.
Here you will be introduced to “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot” before heading underground to explore the caves, where scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils dating back more than 4-million years to the birth of humanity.
Lion & Rhino:
Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is jampacked with activities for the whole family. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing bush escape or a day full of adventure, you’ll find something here that's just right for you.
Once we have completed our time at the Cradle of Humankind and Freedom Park, the rest of the afternoon is yours to relax or continue your explorations of Jo’burg.
Rooftop dinner at one of Johannesburg's cool rooftops (Optional)
There is no way we are leaving South Africa without experiencing a safari! We will check out of Jo’burg and be transported for an overnight stay in Pilanesberg National Park. located in the Bojanala Regionwithin a volcano crater that erupted 1300 million years ago, it is the fourth largest park in South Africa with an area of 550 square kilometers. Home to over 7000 animals and 360 bird species, it is truly brimming with wildlife!
Before the Safari let's Dive into South African Culture first.
Lesedi Cultural Village is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi Cultural Village can also see the light.”
Our safari adventure begins with afternoon tea, followed by an afternoon game drive. Here we will get up close and personal with nature as we explore the park in open vehicles, providing the best perspective to view all of the plants and animals within the reserve. Make sure to have your camera ready so you don’t miss a thing! After the sun goes down, we will enjoy an appetizing dinner before we part ways for the evening to gear up for the next day.
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Included
TRAVERSE CAPE TOWN
We hope you are well rested as day two of our safari adventure begins before the sun rises as we set out to view the animals before they begin their morning routine. Enjoy the crisp morning air as we ride through the wilderness, untouched by the hand of man. Be camera ready as this is the time to capture the wonder of the park in all its glory, you may even come across some of the Big 5 which includes lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalos! Once our morning safari is complete, we will head back to the lodge for a delicious breakfast.
After breakfast, we will be transported to the airport for a quick flight to our next destination – Cape Town! Once we touchdown and have checked into our accommodations, feel free to roam around Cape Town until we meet again for dinner.
Welcome to the Mother City!
We have finally made it to the booming city of Cape Town. Our day in the Mother City starts super early with a morning hike up the iconic lions head to watch the sun rise. Cape town is also known for some of the best views in the world and before you do anything else you need to watch this city from the highest place.
After the Hike you will go back and shower and we'll start our adventure,we will take a tour of the city and surrounding Township. Cape Town has everything you can imagine and more. Soak in the history and culture of this beautiful city as we drop in on some of the more notable sites Cape Town has to offer.
Breakfast and Lunch Included
After breakfast, get ready to hop aboard a ferry for a trip to Robben Island, a must see during our South African adventure. This world heritage site is most famous for its notorious maximum-security prison where Nelson Mandela was held as a prisoner for 18 years. As we view the cell where he was held, allow your emotions to take over as you envision the journey of Mandela from his fight against Apartheid to his triumphant return as a political powerhouse promoting peace (say that five times fast!). A stop at the Lime Quarry will also tug at your heartstrings as this is where Mandela worked tirelessly during his incarceration, carrying limestone from one end of the quarry to the other for no particular reason other than to keep him occupied. Mandela used the Lime Quarry as a place to further his education, turning a place of toil into one of tutelage.
In the afternoon we will be visiting the iconic table mountain known as ont the wonders of the world..
We will watch the sunset together in the evening before dinner.
Get ready to experience the exquisiteness and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula. Explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve, observe playful families of African Penguins in Simon’s Town and capture the picturesque coastal towns of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg. Take as much time as you can to revel in this diverse ecosystem located at the foot of Table Mountain, savoring the splendor of the Cape Floral Region proudly displayed at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is no shortage of photographic opportunities, from Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope.
After our tour ends, the remainder of the day is yours to indulge in the many sights of this beautiful location.
Breakfast + Lunch Included
Get swept away by the awe-inspiring grandeur of rolling vineyards and perfect blue sky as we tour the renowned Winelands of Cape Town. Indulge in delicious wines along with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Enjoy diverse and delectable wine tastings that include the crisp white and classic French-style red wines and fantastic cheeses that the area is most famous for. Take pleasure in the stunning wealth of natural beauty as we visit the charming estates that are home to some of the oldest and most prestigious wine farms. Relax under the shade of an oak tree and toast the day away as we create memories that will last a lifetime.
After our tour, the remainder of the day is yours to do as you wish.
This evening we will have a farewell party and show you Cape Town’s NightLife and it has to offer.
Breakfast + Snack Included
Rise and shine as we prepare to head back to where it all began, Jo’burg!
After a short flight breakfast, our shuttle service awaits to transport us to the Airport and head to Johannesburg, Once you’ve checked in you are free to relax in your room or do some last minute sightseeing shopping.
We will do a Maboneng Graffiti and Street heart tour before dinner.
Later that evening, we will convene for our last dinner together. Come prepared to share pictures and memories!
You will be transported to the airport to catch your flight back home or to your next destination.
You Came. You Saw. You Conquered. Farewell for now and we wish you safe travels back home.
We look forward to seeing you again, somewhere around the world.
3700$ For 12 DAYS + 11 NIGHTS in South Africa
W H A T ‘ S I N C L U D E D:
- 12 DAYS + 11 NIGHTS
- 9 BREAKFASTS, 3 LUNCHES, 1 SNACK, 3 DINNERS
- 12 DAYS + 11 NIGHTS
- SOWETO GUIDED TOUR
- JO’BURG GUIDED WALKING TOUR
- MAROPENG GUIDED TOUR
- SAFARI GAME DRIVE EXPERIENCE
- CAPE PENINSULA GUIDED TOUR
- WINE TOUR
- VISIT TABLE MOUNTAIN
- CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR
- VISIT PILANESBERG
- ROBBEN ISLAND GUIDED TOUR
- PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
- 3 DIFFERENT ACCOMMODATIONS
( JO’BURG, PILANESBERG, & CAPE TOWN)
Hotel & Hostel Accommodation
PRIVATE ROOM OPTION (at additional price)
- 2 DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
- AIRPORT PICKUP/DROP OFF
***Only Domestic Airfare Within The South Africa Itinerary are Included***
(JNB to CPT) (CPT to JNB)
***International Flights are not included. Please do not purchase international airfare until you have received a confirmation email.
P A Y M E N T P L A N S ?
Pay in Full
One Time Payment
3-Month Payment Plan:
3 Monthly Payments
6-Month Payment Plan
6 Monthly Payment