Satyagraha Tour South Africa 2018

Cradle of Humankind
Pre-Tour Optional Excursion

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Cradle of Humankind  Pre-Tour Optional Excursion

 Cradle of Humankind The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. It is the world’s richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils.  Read more click here 5.28.2017 (arrive in Johannesburg by evening) Welcome to South Africa! On arrival you, make your way to the Hotel Shuttle Bus Terminal for your complimentary shuttle to the Emperor’s Palace (Approx 5 mins) 3 nights at Emperor’s Palace on a Bed & Breakfast basis 5.29.2017 Cradle of Humankind Tour 5.30.2017 Visit to the Satyagraha House 5.31.2017 Take the shuttle back to Johannesburg Airport Flight South African...

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Day 1: May 31 2017
Fly into Durban International Airport

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Day 1: May 31 2017  Fly into Durban International Airport

Arrive in Durban International Airport, South Africa and transfer to the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga to rest after the journey and have dinner followed by a presentation by tour leader Arun Gandhi, his son Tushar Gandhi and an introduction by our Field Guide on the history of South Africa.   This opening occasion will be celebrated with a traditional Durban meal.     Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) spent 21 years in South Africa, he first arrived in South Africa May 23, 1893.  Gandhi’s concept and technique of non-violence (Satyagraha) originated in South Africa.  The account of Bapu’s twenty-one years in which his influence was fundamental to the development of the whole...

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Day 2: June 1: South African Historical Overview

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Day 2: June 1: South African Historical Overview

Today we explore some of the broader aspects of South African history because it  is important to put the country into perspective with regards to the challenges faced today as we continue to reconcile our past struggle with the current one. Few names conjure up more powerful images than that of: Shaka Zulu, Dr. John Dube, Albert Luthuli, MK Gandhi, and Former President N. R. Mandela   The sheer mention of the name Zulu has resounded throughout colonial Natal and across the Western world, and the story of this people’s fearlessness and iron fired discipline has become the stuff of legend. The people were transformed from being a minor, insignificant clan into a mighty...

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Day 3: June 2 1906 Gandhi’s Move to Phoenix Settlement

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Day 3: June 2 1906 Gandhi’s Move to Phoenix Settlement

After breakfast at the hotel we will board our vehicle and travel to visit Durban Waterfront where Mahatma Gandhi would of come in on the S. S. Safari.  Enjoy a moment to envision what it was like when Bapu first arrived from Bombay on the boat after his long journey.  Along the way enjoy glimpses of the breathtaking views of the “Golden Mile” coastline.  We will visit the Harbor area (Mahatma Gandhi Road) where Gandhi first arrived May 23, 1893.  *Note we may not visit these sites in sequence due to logistics/traffic/special events but we will see them while in Durban.”  We will see Cato Creek area where the crowd of white artisans gathered on January...

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Day 4: June 3: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve
Included in Satyagraha Tour Itinerary

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Day 4: June 3: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve  Included in Satyagraha Tour Itinerary

The slideshow above features photos taken on the first Gandhi Satyagraha Tour of South Africa one day optional excursion from Umhlanga Rocks, Durban to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve is situated on the east coast of South Africa; it’s the oldest game and nature reserve in KwaZulu Natal, in central Zululand.  The game reserve features the Big 5, it’s where King Shaka used to hunt and known as his royal hunting grounds. It has the largest population of the white rhino in the world. Most of the rhino’s in zoos and other safari reserves come from the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.  This reserve was established as a safari...

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Day 5: June 4:
Child Welfare Phoenix | Marriannhill Monastery

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Day 5: June 4:  Child Welfare Phoenix | Marriannhill Monastery

Today we will make a visit to the Child Welfare Phoenix:  Presentation Schedule, Snacks and Tea The Phoenix Child & Family Welfare Society, is committed to providing services and resources for the protection of children and preservation of families through developmental programs in the communities of Phoenix and Inanda.  Phoenix Child Welfare is one of the tenth largest welfare organizations in the country. The society is affiliated to Child Welfare South Africa and is a member of Ubuntu Community Chest. We will visit the Mariannhill Monastery near Pinetown which was establish by Roman Catholic monks over 100 years ago, and is a local landmark with striking...

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Day 6: June 5: Valley of the Thousand Hills

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Day 6: June 5: Valley of the Thousand Hills

The Valley Trust Organization    The Valley Trust is a Center for Health Promotion founded in 1953 in the Valley of Thousand Hills in KwaZulu Natal, but now working throughout the province.  Its vision is to build communities in which people take responsibility for improving their own health and quality of life within a democratic society.  They do this by design and engagement in integrated processes with people, aimed at bringing about developmental changes at the individual, organizational, and whole systems levels.   They believe All people have potential All people have choices All people have equal rights Good health and sustainable development require...

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Day 7: June 6: Travel to Pietermartizburg

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Day 7: June 6: Travel to Pietermartizburg

Pietermartizburg Travel distance between Durban and Pietermartizburg – 41 miles | 67.58 km  After breakfast, pack luggage, hotel check-out and load onto bus.   We begin the morning with a visit to 1000 Hills Community Helpers founded by Dawn Leppan and Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country.    The organization was first established in 1989, originally as a program to feed those in poverty and suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS. After seeing the overwhelming amount of people in need, it was concluded that something more would need to be done, thus founding 1000 Hills Community Helpers.        After our visit with Dawn Leppan, we transfer by...

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Day 8: June 7 1893 Retracing Gandhi’s Footsteps

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Day 8: June 7 1893 Retracing Gandhi’s Footsteps

Coach transfer this morning to revisit the station in daylight.  Walk through the station and visit the bronze statue honoring Gandhi on Church Street, in the city center. Prepare for the journey that follows Gandhi’s footsteps from Durban to Johannesburg, to the exit of the stop where he was tossed out of the train because of his color. An important moment in his history that changed the course of his life forever.  A brief stop will allow you to get a feel for what Gandhi experienced when he was expelled from the train at this location when he questioned the segregation of non-whites and whites on the journey. Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) first arrived in South Africa...

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Day 9: June 8: Retracing Apartheid History

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Day 9: June 8: Retracing Apartheid History

Today we will visit the Apartheid Museum and Soweto to learn some more about South Africa’s struggle for freedom from racial injustice.   The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.  To understand what apartheid South Africa was like a visit to this museum is an important stop.  The museum shows how South Africa came to terms with its oppressive past and works towards a future that all South Africans call their own.   From there, we will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, in Soweto, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. The museum is named in his honor. Our next stop is Soweto an urban area of the city Johannesburg. The...

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Day 10: June 9: A Day In Sharpeville

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Day 10: June 9: A Day In Sharpeville

Sharpeville, South Africa Visit 2015: The Gandhi Satyagraha Tour delegation visits Sharpeville, a township outside of Johannesburg for the first time in 2015.  The group enjoyed the warm people, learning about the difficult history and experiencing the heart-based community programs therefore felt Sharpeville should be added as a permanent stop on the tour itinerary going forward each year.       2016 Agenda 1. Arrival & Welcome at Diniso Complex in Bedworthpark 09h30 to 10h00 2. Drive & visit to the Phelandaba Cemetery in Sharpeville 10h00 to 11h00 3. Drive to the Sharpeville Memorial Precinct and Crafters Hub 11h00 to 12h00 4. Traditional Local...

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Day 11: June 10: Nelson Mandela Center of Memory

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Day 11: June 10: Nelson Mandela Center of Memory

After breakfast we visit the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory for a tour of the offices Mandela worked in up until his retirement.  During the inaugural Gandhi Satyagraha Tour of South Africa 2014, the delegation had the opportunity to participate in a historic gathering at the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, with several of whom were imprisoned with Mandela for decades and then went on to play important roles in the re-establishment of the post-apartheid government.  This is a partial account of that amazing time together. Nelson Mandela Center of Memory: Meeting with the Robben Islanders: http://www.gandhitour.info/highlights-meeting-nelson-mandela-foundation/   After...

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Day 12: June 11: Johannesburg to Cape Town
Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

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Day 12: June 11: Johannesburg to Cape Town  Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

Today is a travel day: Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Johannesburg Airport Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town On arrival meet your Cape Town Guide Lunch at the V&A Waterfront enjoying amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Top Mountain, and Table Bay Harbor where the Robben Island ferry departs and arrives. photo: Arun Gandhi and Rev. Mpho Tutu at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation offices during the First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa 2014. Afternoon visit with Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation  Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Cape...

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Day 13: June 12 1964
Robben Island and Uthando (Love)

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Day 13: June 12 1964  Robben Island and Uthando (Love)

A day of touring to Uthando (Love) Projects and Robben Island  Part day with Uthando.  Unthando (Love) South Africa, a unique and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accredit company.  The aim of Uthando is to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa.  This field trip gives us an insight into the remarkable stories that make life in South Africa so interesting, dynamic and very importantly, inspiring. The tours are interactive, meeting the people at the projects, learning about their work and way of life, firsthand.    Visit Robben Island – From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as...

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Day 14: June 13: District 6 Museum
Table Mountain – Bo-Kaap – Slave Lodge

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Day 14: June 13: District 6 Museum  Table Mountain – Bo-Kaap – Slave Lodge

District 6 Museum  In the morning visit the District 6 Museum – District 6 was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, laborers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant center with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the process of removals and marginalization had begun.   Continue to Table Mountain take a trip up the cable car for a Geographical overview of the city.  Have lunch at Bo-Kaap Kombuis, Bo Kaap. This so-called colored community has its origins in slavery and roughly 1/3 slaves originally came...

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Day 15: June 14: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

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Day 15: June 14: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

  Cape Peninsula – At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape , a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site.   Boulders Beach – There are few places in the world where you can get this close to a breeding colony of penguins, one of very few mainland penguin colonies. Seal Island – Home to 75,000 Cape Fur ls, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark. En route to the island the views are truly spectacular, with Cape in the distance to your right, Table Mountain and the Constantia wine route to your left and ahead, the majestic...

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Day 16: June 15: Optional Excursions to:

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Day 16: June 15: Optional Excursions to:

  Optional Excursions can be arranged for –  3 nights in Victoria Falls  3 nights on a safari at Kruger National Park   6 night Safari stay in Tanzania with a visit to a Masai Village and a Hadzabe Tribe and learn about their fascinating history and culture. Share us...

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Day 16: June 15, 2017 Return Home

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Day 16: June 15, 2017 Return Home

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Cape Town Airport in time for your flight home. Share us...

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South Africa Additional Information

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Satyagraha Tour South Africa 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa Additional Information

SA Tour Includes • Services of a qualified local South African based tour guide Accommodations based on double occupancy • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) including gratuity • 1 internal flights (Johannesburg – Cape Town) Bottled water on vehicles (1 each for airport transfers, 2 each for full day touring :•Arun Gandhi and Tushar Gandhi Leading the Tour SA Tour Excludes International Airline Flights • Passports, Visas and Permits • Immunization, inoculation and medication • All other items of a personal nature • All services not specified above All other items of personal nature All meals not specified Drinks NOT INCLUDED Travel Insurance   Please Note Prices...

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