AW SA Trip Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

South Africa & The Kingdom of Eswatini

ATL ->>  JNB ->> Eswatini ->> South Africa ->>  ATL  (12 days)

***(October 30 - November 11, 2024)***

1. South Africa
2. Kingdom of Eswatini

*Breakfast included every morning at each hotel.

1. DAY 1: (Thurs.) - Arrive in Johannesburg (Jo'burg) and shuttle to Southern Sun Sandton hotel.  Welcome dinner, 3 course meal and drinks in Sandton area.
2. DAY 2: (Fri.) Cradle of humankind and Lesedi cultural village tours. Lunch and buffet dinner with soft drinks.
3. DAY 3: (Sat.) - FREE DAY & EVENING 
  • During the day enjoy R&R – Group is free to venture around Sandton area (Mandela Square, Sandton City, area mall, etc.), and/or relax at the hotel and/or at the hotel pool.
  • In the evening, a visit to the Mall of Africa, dinner, and visit with a friend at his home in Midrand – an upscale Johannesburg suburb (optional).
4. DAY 4 (Sun.) - Full Day Soweto Tour, buffet lunch with soft drinks.
5. DAY 5 (Mon.) - Full Day Johannesburg City Tour & Apartheid Museum, and/or Gold Mine Tour.  Buffet lunch with soft drinks.
6. DAY 6 (Tues.) Half-day Horse Riding Safari Tour at Colin's Horseback Africa (8:30 – 12 noon), in Cullinan, South Africa, includes morning tea or coffee upon arrival, and lunch at the Safari restaurant. Early morning departure by train (cost included) – hotel provides free transport to train station that is just minutes away, and Collin’s picks 3 or more guests from the Hatfield Gautrain station - free and complimentary transport.
7. DAY 7 (Wed.). Depart Southern Sun Sandton hotel for rural Mbabane, Eswatini on a 4-hour ride through Mpumalanga Province, with a short visit in Badplaas with friends on the way, and dinner at a nearby restaurant or Forever Resort just before the border.  Arrive at Silverstone Lodge hotel early evening.
8. DAY 8 (Thurs.)  - Full day Mbabane city tour, Glass Factory, and Swazi Candles. Lunch on your own, dinner included.
9. DAY 9 (Fri.) - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Horse Safari Day Tour (4 hours).  Lunch included, dinner on your own.

10. DAY10 (Sat.) - A visit with a friend's Mom in Emvembili, Eswatini.  Lunch or dinner included.

11. DAY 11 (Sun.) - Depart hotel after breakfast for O.R. Tambo Johannesburg airport for return home. Lunch on your own, dinner included.