The Real Eastern Cape: People, History and The Wild Coast

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The Real Eastern Cape: People, History and The Wild Coast

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Length of trip:

6 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 500 to $ 1500

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

During our South Africa Cultural Tours, we will introduce you to the people, history, culture, customs, traditions, lifestyle that have made South Africa what it is today. Visit the village where Nelson Mandela grew up, and tour the Nelson Mandela Museum during this 5N/6D: The Real Eastern Cape: People, History and The Wild Coast tour.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - East London

    Sightseeing

    Meet guests at East London Airport. Briefly tour East London.

    Sightseeing

    Proceed to Mdantsane Township the second biggest township in the Southern Hemisphere after Soweto. Experience township life, do some walking and then proceed to Mgwali cultural village.

    Food and Dining

    Enjoy traditional food, dancing, stick fighting and story telling.

    Hotel

    Overnite at Mgwali.

  • Day 2 - South Africa

    Sightseeing

    We leave Mgwali for Alice after breakfast via Keiskammahoek. This scenic road on the foothills of the Amathole Mountain Range will take us through villages and old irrigation schemes, past Sandile Dam onto Hogsback- South Africa's very own Switzerland. Experience its water falls, and indigenous forests.

    Sightseeing

    We proceed on to Fort Hare University where some today's leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and current President Thabo Mbeki were educated.

    Arts, Crafts and Antiques

    We will visit the breathtaking collection of African Art at the De Beers Centenary Art Gallery and the ANC and PAC archives.

    Museums

    We then proceed to King William’s Town to visit Steve Biko’s home and grave, and the Amathole Natural History Museum.

    Hotel

    Overnite at King Williams town.

  • Day 3 - South Africa

    Sightseeing

    Leave King William’s Town after breakfast and proceed to Kei Mouth. By Pantoon, we will cross the Great Kei River to meet a traditional healer in Centane. You can ask this old healer questions about his traditions, and enjoy your own healing session.

    Food and Dining

    After this, we will visit a village clinic and a local rural village. Here, we will have a traditional lunch and watch traditional dancing.

    Hotel

    We then proceed to Trenneries where we will stay overnight.

  • Day 4 - South Africa

    Sightseeing

    Leave Trenneries for Coffee Bay via Mazeepa Bay after breakfast. Mazeepa Bay Island is a fisherman’s paradise . We will cross the suspension bridge and feel the ocean breeze while being captivated by the beauty and splendor of the island and the surrounding area.

    Sightseeing

    We will then see Nelson Mandela's home while making our way to Coffee Bay via Qunu.

    Hotel

    We will stay overnight at Coffee Bay. Coffee Bay is made up of the few hotels and the few stores on the wild Coast... It is deeply rooted in the area's traditions- it is tranquil and incredibly scenic.

  • Day 5 - South Africa

    Sightseeing

    This day is free to experience Coffee Bay.

  • Day 6 - Umtata

    Museums

    We leave for Umtata from Coffee Bay after breakfast to visit the Nelson Mandela Museum.

    Then proceed to East London and drop off our guests.

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