Satyagraha Tour South Africa 2014

Pre-Tour Optional Excursion Cradle of Humankind

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Pre-Tour Optional Excursion Cradle of Humankind

 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 5.29.2014 (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 Peermont Mondior Hotel (Approx 5 mins) 2 nights at Peermont Mondior occupying Doubles on a Bed & Breakfast basis 5.30.2014 Full Day Cradle of Humankind Tour 5.31.2014 Take the shuttle back to Johannesburg Airport Flight South African Airways from...

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Day 1: May 31 2014 Fly into Durban International Airport

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Day 1: May 31 2014 Fly into Durban International Airport

Arrive in Durban International Airport, South Africa and transfer to the Protea Hotel Umhlanga to rest after the journey and have dinner followed by a presentation by tour leader Arun Gandhi and an introduction by guide on what to expect from the next few days.  This opening occasion will be celebrated with a traditional Durban meal in a private venue.   Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) first arrived in South Africa in May 23, 1893.    Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) spent 21 years in South Africa.  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...

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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 the: 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...

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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.    We will see Cato Creek area where the crowd of white artisans gathered on January 13, 1897 to prevent Indian passengers of the Courland & Naderi from disembarking.  Gandhi was advised to disembark...

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Day 4: June 3: Aryan Benevolent Home Council and ICON

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Day 4: June 3: Aryan Benevolent Home Council and ICON

After Breakfast we have a planned visit to the International Center of Nonviolence (ICON) in Durban, South Africa. “ICON seeks ways of developing a culture of nonviolence.  Such a culture is much more than the avoidance of violence.  It challenges imbalances of power, based on race, gender and other identities.  It entails that we address the inequalities of wealth in society.  It requires and contributes to a context of sustainable development.  The role of education in schools and universities is central in building such a society.  ICON is based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on the ML Sultan campus of the Durban University of Technology (DUT). It has a close...

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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

Visit a Gandhian sustainable development center in South Africa focusing on the involvement of poor people in livelihoods promotion, institutional capacity building of NGOs and civil society development. 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...

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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

We will be visiting NGOs aligned in Gandhian principles that are focused on the involvement of people living under the poverty line in South Africa.     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...

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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, check out and load onto bus.  Continue to visit local communities with the focus on social environment in South Africa. Return to the hotel for lunch. Once check-out formalities have been completed, we transfer to Durban Station for the train journey to the Victorian Railway Station in Pietermaritzburg – political capital city of Kwa Zulu Natal. The station is infamous for officials ordering the Mahatma off of the train to Pretoria – Gandhi regarded this incident as having changed the course of his life. Our coach travels to...

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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 on the train 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...

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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...

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Day 10: June 9: A Day In Pretoria, South Africa

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Day 10: June 9: A Day In Pretoria, South Africa

In 1894 Gandhi helped found the Natal Indian Congress, to unify local Indians into a political force, and became the first secretary.  In September of the same year, Gandhi became the first Indian to be enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Natal.  Gandhi felt firsthand what it was like to be discriminated upon, he struggled to find a hotel in Johannesburg and the Grand National Hotel would not allow him to eat in hotel dining room.  The Central Baptist Church turned Gandhi away and would not let him enter a white church. At the meeting held in the Empire Theater in Johannesburg, Gandhi introduced the idea of Satyagraha resistance through non-cooperative,...

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Day 11: June 10: Johannesburg to Cape Town

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Day 11: June 10: Johannesburg to Cape Town

Today is a travel day:  Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Johannesburg Airport Say goodbye to your guide Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town On arrival meet your Cape Town Guide     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 from India.  We embark on a walking tour of Company’s Garden, providing historical context of the Dutch/British periods slavery and apartheid. Visit the Slave Lodge – The...

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Day 12: June 11: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

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Day 12: June 11: 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 13: June 12 1964 Robben Island and District 6 Museum

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Day 13: June 12 1964 Robben Island and District 6 Museum

A day of touring to Robben Island and the District 6 Museum  In the morning visit the District Six Museum – District Six 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. Visit Robben Island – From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Once “home” to some of South Africa’s most famous...

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Day 14: June 13: Uthando (Love)

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Day 14: June 13: Uthando (Love)

  Full 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.   Return to hotel Dinner at hotel or in town Accommodations:  Proteau Hotel Sea Point   Share us...

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Day 15: June 14: Optional Excursions to:

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Day 15: June 14: 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 15: June 14, 2014 Return Home

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Day 15: June 14, 2014 Return Home

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

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South Africa Additional Information

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South Africa Additional Information

SA Tour Includes: • Services of a qualified tour guide • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) • All internal flights (Johannesburg – Cape Town) • 2 x Free of Charge Tour Leaders • All meals not specified • All Drinks SA Tour Excludes : • Passports, Visas and Permits • Immunization, inoculation and medication • All other items of a personal nature • All services not specified above   Please Note Prices are subject to change without notice due to supplier, government bed levy, sales tax, VAT, fuel and any other unforeseen increases; Flights  For flight bookings, we require a copy of all passengers’ passports. Airlines require the full...

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