2024 Vegan South Africa Tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Rt
5 reviews
Oct 11 - 23, 2024
Group size: 10 - 20
2024 Vegan South Africa Tour
Cape Town, South Africa

5 reviews

Oct 11 - 23, 2024
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Join vegan chef and holistic nutritionist, Dr. Ruby Lathon and friends, for a vegan tour of Cape Town, South Africa and Zimbabwe.  We will tour the must-see sights in Cape Town including the Cape of Good Hope, Robbin Island. We will then make our way to Kruger National Park for two day of safari, then on  to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Victoria Falls!  Along the way, we will delight in wonderful vegan fair (non-vegan options available if desired) and enjoy an unforgettable tour!

FAQ - Vaccinations, VISAS & Travel Notes

PASSPORTS & VISAS

  • In order to enter South Africa and Zimbabwe, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least three blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. and Canadian citizens to enter South Africa.
  • U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in order to enter Zimbabwe. We recommend obtaining your individual visa by purchasing it on arrival at the airport, at the cost of $50USD. You are REQUIRED TO HAVE AT LEAST 3 BLANK PASSPORT PAGES TO ENTER ZIMBABWE.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

VACCINATIONS

-No COVID test or vaccination is required to leave the US or to enter South Africa or Zimbabe/Zambia. 

-Currently, no vaccinations are required for this tour.


Currency & Exchanging Money

  • Currency exchange is not required, but suggested for parts of  the trip. You can exchange money at the airport in Cape Town or via ATM, withdraw in RANDS. The US dollar (USD) or Rand (ZAR) is accepted in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The US dollar is the official currency in Zimbabwe.  Cape Town & Johannesburg prefer payments in RANDS; Zimbabwe strongly  prefers US dollars.
  • Plan carry US dollars, Rand and credit cards. American Express is accepted in most large establishments such as hotels, but many smaller merchants do not accept American Express. 
  • When you withdraw money from ATMS, it is usually in RAND unless you are at a bank that can provide USD.

Visit www.RubyLathon.com/travel for further details and cancelation policy. 

What’s included

  • Local flights
    Local flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg and Zimbabwe to Johanesburg
  • Lodging
    All hotel stays during the tour.
  • Food
    All food is included except on days noted below
  • Charter bus travel
    Air conditioned tour bus to destinations; Pickup from and to the airport.
  • Tours
    Cape Town City, Cape Peninsula, Robbin Island, 2-day Safari at Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Zambezi River Sundown Cruise,
  • Workshops
    Opening reception, Mini-retreat with Restorative Health Workshop with Dr. Ruby, Local food preparation demo
  • Baggage Tips
    TIps for baggage handlers are included.

What’s not included

  • International flights
    Flights to Capetown from your home destination and flights from Johannesburg to your home destination
  • 2 Lunches & 1 Dinner
    Lunch on 2 free afternoons, and 1 dinner
  • Snacks & Incidentals
    Snacks, souvenirs and incidentals are on your own
  • Tips to tour guides
    Tips are at your discretion, but highly suggested

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until July 31, 2024

Double occupancy with twin beds. Share a room with a friend. We'll help find a roommate. If we're unable, single occupancy fees may apply. Payment plan optional & will be adjusted after deposit. 

$4,400
Deposit: $600
Single Occupancy
Available until July 31, 20248 left

Single room occupancy. Have a room to yourself throughout the entire trip.  Payment plan is optional & will be adjusted after deposit.

$5,200
Deposit: $650

Available options

Dip in Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls
$195

Excursion at Victoria Falls. Get your swimsuit & wade in Devil's Pool at the Fall's edge. Take a boat to the island, dip and have lunch.

Cape Winelands Tour & Lunch
$85

Tour Stellenbosch wine region. Continue to the next winery estate for another wine tasting & light lunch. Soak in the vineyard scenery.

Basic Trip Protection
$115

The trip insurance provides coverage for a variety of unforeseen circumstances including cancellations due to health. Strongly recommended.



Itinerary

Day 1: Travel Day
Take your overnight flight to Cape Town; Depart Thursday Oct 10-11th

See Suggested Flights:

Departs Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD) on Oct 10th.

United Airlines Flight 2222  ; 6:30pm (non-stop flight)

14h 50m flight time; BOEING 787-9 (S)

Arrives:  Cape Town Intl. (CPT):  Fri, Oct 11, 3:20pm

Plan to arrive by 6pm if taking alternate flight.


Return flight:

Departs Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Intl. (JNB) on Monday, Oct 21st

United Airlines Flight 187 ; 8pm (1 stop)

15h 45m flight time; BOEING 787

Arrives  Tue, Oct 22 at 5:45am -Newark Liberty Intl. (EWR)


Layover: 2h 15m in Newark

United Flight 4500 operated by Gojet Airlines DBA United Express 

Departs Newark Liberty Intl. (EWR) at 8am

1h 22m flight time

Arrive Tues, Oct 22 at 9:22am -Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) 


IF you prefer to arrive back in Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD) instead of Regan, the SAME outbound flight from Johannesburg is suggested with a the following flight departing from Newark:


Layover: 2h 15m in Newark

United Flight 1265 

Departs Newark Liberty Intl. (EWR) at 8am

1h 20m flight time; Airbus A319

Arrive Tues, Oct 22 at 9:20am -Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD)



Your Organizer


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Roadmap to Holistic Health with Dr. Ruby
5 reviews
Roadmap to Holistic Health, LLC was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. Through the leadership of Dr. Ruby Lathon, PhD, a sought-after speaker throughout the wellness industry. Roadmap to Holistic Health specializes in health, wellness, and whole foods nutrition education. This education includes seminars, workshops, cooking instruction, etc. Roadmap to Holistic Health works with individuals, companies, and civic organizations to deliver scalable and customized programs to meet individual and organizational needs.

Reviews

Best trip ever. We had a blast! There’s no place like South Africa. The accommodations, food, excursions and group were all exceptional. Thanks Ruby for sponsoring such a wonderful trip. Loved it!
By Rhonda L for Vegan South Africa Tour on Nov 05, 2023
Title: Vegan South Africa Tour with Roadmap to Holistic Health with Dr. Ruby! Destination: South Africa Travel Dates: September 12th - September 24th, 2023 Rating: ★★★★★ - At every destination, we were met by our guide and transportation, stayed at upscale hotels, and felt welcome and safe the entire trip. I can’t wait to see what tour Dr. Ruby offers next! This was truly an unforgettable, educational, and relaxing experience that earned 5 stars for Accommodations with magnificent views, Wildlife Adventure, breathtaking landscapes, dining, cultural immersion, and Safety and hospitality! I will be forever thankful to Dr. Ruby for putting this tour together and for the care and detail in planning our daily activities and accommodation. This was a bucket list trip for me and far exceeded anything I could have imagined. The trip began in Cape Town where we were greeted by our guide and transportation from the Airport to the first of the 3 beautiful 5-star accommodations of our trip. The ocean-view rooms at the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel were phenomenal with an awesome view of Table Mountain, gorgeous sunsets, and an excellent variety of food choices for vegans or meat eaters! I loved how Dr. Ruby expertly intertwined health with the cultural and historical experience in everything we did. From Historic Robben Island to Table Mountain, The Cape of Good Hope, Wine Tasting, the beaches at Camps Bay, and BO-Kapp, our guides Francois and Bongani, were extremely knowledgeable about the Culture, and history and provided exceptional insight and readily answered questions from our group. Dr. Ruby also arranged all the intra-country flights we flew from Cape Town to Kruger, from Kruger to Zambia, and from Zambia to Johannesburg. At every location, the hotels were 5 stars. Kruger was especially nice because it was as if you truly were communing with nature. The monkeys ran on the rooftops or jumped from tree to tree; you could eat lunch by the infinity pool with the elephants grazing right there in front of you and dinner under the open starlit sky. Our Safari guide, Edgar, was the best and to say awe-struck doesn’t begin to describe the experience. The animal in their natural habitat, just walking around your vehicle. You could reach out and touch them, they were so close, but I did not! This was the perfect place and point on our trip to recharge and reconnect, which Dr. Ruby ensured we did with a mini-retreat and grounding session. On to the next adventure…. We flew into Zambia for a trip to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and experience of a lifetime, even I can’t believe I did it, literally swam and sat on the edge of the world’s longest waterfall. It was beautiful. There were four guides, I’m sure for our safety as well, great food afterward a walk through the rain forest side from Zambia to see where I was hanging from… just to put things in perspective. The beauty and peace are indescribable. The Elephant Hill Resort, another 5-star accommodation arranged by our host Dr. Ruby, had breathtaking views with a golf course, spa, and again a vast selection of food. Our final day and a half would be in Johannesburg or Joburg fondly referred to with accommodation at @sandton Hotel. I learned more history as we toured Soweto and toured Nelson Mandela’s former home and gained a glimpse into his life and his family. I learned the city of Atlanta made his wife Minnie an honorary citizen of the city. The tour to Soweto touched my heart. Thank you, Dr. Ruby, for such an extraordinary experience.
By Cynthia L for Vegan South Africa Tour on Nov 03, 2023
I had a wonderful time on this trip. The food was delish, the people, wow, it’s as if I were with family. The accommodations were splendid.
By Melinda A for Vegan South Africa Tour on Nov 02, 2023
Amazing trip! Once in a life time experience with travelers who are now my friends. Wellness focused with something for everyone, expertly curated, excellent accommodations delicious food would do this again, and again, and again! Dr. Ruby is the best!
By Yvonne W for Vegan South Africa Tour on Oct 27, 2023
We had a great time, outstanding trip.
By Alfreda L for Vegan South Africa Tour on Oct 26, 2023