Be captivated by riveting storytellers who weave dynamic tales of South Africa’s historical hotspots into unforgettable moments.
On this tour around South Africa, a collection of master historians bring alive pivotal moments that changed the course of history when sharing their wealth of detail, breadth of knowledge. Never dull, usually droll, frequently witty, they are always passionate.
Recounting tales from different periods, they inform in fresh and memorable ways, breathe life into courageous characters, paint mental pictures so vividly you’ll feel as if you were present at each epic encounter.
From prehistory to present, experts unravel significant events through select places in time that are windows to the past and prisms to the future: the castle in Cape Town, a farm in the Cape Winelands, Frontier War locations in the Eastern Cape, the Anglo Zulu battlefields, the Anglo Boer war site Spionkop, markers and memorials in Johannesburg.
Hear accounts of epic battles where astonishing acts of bravery led to more VC’s being awarded than in any other single military action in history, and intrepid, pivotal individuals whose tenacity challenged the course of history.
Witness the rigours of state oppression at the Apartheid Museum and the triumph of the human spirit at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on this small group cultural tour.
Look into the lives of iconic men and contextualize their legacies, such as a far sighted early Cape governor Simon van der Stel; King Shaka, a powerful warrior who forged the Zulu kingdom; mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes; and Jan Smuts, a statesman and environmentalist ahead of his time.
Join historical interpreters on a fascinating journey tracking man’s footsteps from Stone Age times to the dawn of democracy.
Roll back the centuries with these acclaimed authorities as they reveal how the landscape was claimed, tamed and shaped.
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|DATES||16 – 26 NOVEMBER 2013|
|DURATION||11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS|
|RATES||ZAR 70, 500|
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