South African Reflections on the Common Law: Cape Town to Kruger National Park with HLA

with Victoria Falls extension
May 14-24, 2020 / 11 DAYS

Travel through South Africa where history and culture await you.

Bustling cities and safari landscapes collide on Africa’s southern tip. Cape Town offers up colourful architecture and a vibrant culture. In Johannesb…

Your package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches, plus an additional lunch for those taking part in the Continuing Legal Education
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • 1 on-tour flight
  • 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development Credits

Included highlights

Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, Simon’s Town, Constitutional Court of South Africa, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon

Tour pace

You will walk for at least 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including dirt paths and unpaved walkways, with some hills and stairs.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

May 14: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Cape Town today.

Cape Town / 4 NIGHTS

May 15: Arrival in Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

May 16: Sightseeing tour of Cape Town

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a guided tour of Cape Town, a beautiful and culturally rich city.

• Take a cable car ride up Table Mountain (weather permitting)

• See the National Gallery, Houses of Parliament, City Hall, and the Municipal Courts on a drive through the city

• Stop in the Malay District

• Enjoy a visit to the South African Museum

• Take a ferry to Robben Island, the historic symbol of apartheid and South Africa’s struggle for freedom, for a tour with a local guide (weather permitting)

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.

May 17: Cape Peninsula

Included meals: Breakfast

Today, set out on a full-day excursion to the Cape Peninsula.

• Drive along the Atlantic seaboard, passing  the Clifton and Camp’s Bay beaches

• Visit the Cape of Good Hope and the lighthouse at Cape Point to soak in beautiful views of where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet

• Head to Simon’s Town for lunch, where you may see some penguins

May 18: Continuing Legal Education

Included meals: Breakfast

Today, the Hamilton Law Association hosts 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education for members. A three-course lunch will be provided for attendees.

Spend a free afternoon in Cape Town or add an excursion.

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Cape Winelands Tasting & Dinner
6 hours
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Leave the city behind for a scenic drive from Cape Town through the valleys of the Cape Winelands, finally arriving in the Stellenbosch wine region. Among the mountainous, treelined surroundings, get a taste for the region’s finest labels paired with decadent chocolate. Continue on to the next winery estate for another wine tasting and an included dinner. Afterward, travel back to Cape Town.6 hours and departs in the afternoon, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Johannesburg / 1 NIGHT

May 19: Flight to Johannesburg & Constitutional Court of South Africa

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Johannesburg this morning. Once you arrive, join a court expert for a guided tour of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

• Hear the story about the bricks used to build the court

• Step inside the courthouse and walk through the foyer and chambers

• Discover the important role the Constitutional Court of South Africa had in approving the country’s current constitution

• Learn about the symbolism of the building’s architecture and artwork 

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Kruger Region / 2 NIGHTS

May 20: Transfer to the Kruger Region

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive through scenic landscapes, with a stop for an included lunch, on the way  to the Kruger Region.

Enjoy a free evening in the Kruger region or add an excursion.

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Shangana Cultural Village & Dinner
3 hours
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Visit traditional villages of Shangana, located midway between the Blyde River Canyon and the southern Kruger National Park. Chief Israel Ngobeni and his family host the Evening Festival, where choirs, actors, and dancers gather to tell the story of the Shangana people. Dinner will follow the cultural village visit.3 hours and departs in the evening with dinnerSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

May 21: Kruger National Park game drives

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Set out for a full day of game drives, where you’ll have a chance to see the Big Five game animals: buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos.

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Johannesburg / 1 NIGHT

May 22: Johannesburg via Panorama Route

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

See scenic landscapes at every turn as you head to Johannesburg along the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.

• Soak in breathtaking views at God’s Window (weather permitting)

• See Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a collection of natural rock formations

• Stop at the lush, green Blyde River Canyon, where you can see neighbouring Mozambique on a clear day

When you arrive in Johannesburg this evening, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

May 23: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home or continue on to explore Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

May 24: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Extension / Starting from $1319 pp

Victoria Falls / 3 NIGHTS

Add 2 nights in Victoria Falls

May 23: Flight to Victoria Falls & sightseeing tour of Chinotimba Township

Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, which is located on the southern bank of the Zambezi River. Then, take a guided tour of Chinotimba Township, a village of the Nambya and Tonga people.

• Get a glimpse of local township life

• See old houses, taverns, local markets, and churches

Enjoy a free evening in the Victoria Falls region or add an excursion.

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Sundowner Cruise
3 hours
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This afternoon, travel from your hotel to the Zambezi River to embark on a leisurely, two-hour sundowner cruise. From comfortable chairs on your ship's cool wooden decks, keep watch for the local wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and elephants. Your cruise includes light appetizers and drinks, so sit back and relax while meandering down the Zambezi at sunset.3 hours and departs in the afternoonSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

May 24: Sightseeing tour of Victoria Falls

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of falling water in the world, on a guided tour. Then, continue on to visit a local charitable organization.

• Take in spectacular views of the falls from several vantage points

• Learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the area

• Visit the Rose of Charity  to learn about their ongoing work to improve the quality  of life in local communities

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

May 25: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Fly back to Johannesburg, South Africa. Then, board your overnight flight home.

May 26: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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