South Africa Library & Information Services Journey

Johannesburg, South Africa

NJ
Sep 26 - Oct 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
South Africa Library & Information Services Journey
Johannesburg, South Africa


$NaN
Sep 26 - Oct 5, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Explore South Africa’s libraries and discuss challenges they are facing, including how they promote literacy, during visits to the National Library, University of South Africa, University of the Western Cape and/or University of Cape Town. Get special access to the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg which is not open to the public. Embark on an exploration of the darkest years in South African history as you learn about apartheid in South Africa including a walking tour of Mandela’s South Africa, an historical tour of Soweto (South Western Township) and a personal tour of Hector Pietersen Museum with his sister, Antoinette Sithole, who will share her brother’s story and how integral he was in the uprising to end Apartheid.  Cultural experiences on this journey include a visit to Cape Peninsula, all the way to the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point);  a visit to see the rare African penguin in their natural surroundings at Boulders Beach; an exploration of Table Mountain to take in the stunning views of the entire Cape, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Cape Town, and the harbor; and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. 

Download day by day itinerary HERE 

Download program highlights HERE  

Why Nanda Journeys

"I’m a total fan of Nanda Journeys!!! I was impressed from the beginning by the high level of customer service I received. I’ve travelled a good bit, but my Library journey to Peru was the best trip yet! I have new friends and memories I’ll always treasure. The accommodations were excellent, and I was pleased with how smoothly all the little details of successful travel were handled. Exchanging ideas with information professionals from another country is always an interesting and educational experience, and I hope to stay in touch with people I met during our professional visits. The other highlights for me were visiting Machu Picchu and spending time with girls at a local orphanage. Nanda’s commitment to the latter is outstanding. I look forward to taking more Nanda Journeys!"
A. Hamilton -Library & Information Services Journey Peru


Read more about what people are saying about Nanda Journeys HERE

What’s included

  • Airfare
    Roundtrip economy airfare from Washington DC (IAD) and domestic flights in South Africa
  • Hotel Accommodations
    4/5* Star locally owned hotels
  • Most Meals
    Breakfast daily, 6 Lunches and 4 Dinners as outlined in the daily itinerary
  • Professional Meetings
    12-18 hours of professional exchanges with your counterparts in host country
  • Entrance Fees
    All entrance fees and activities mentioned
  • National Guide
    English speaking guide to stay with you throughout the program
  • Local Guides
    Local Guest Guides who will provide specialized local knowledge throughout the journey
  • Private local transport
    Private motor coach and driver
  • 24/7 Travel Support
    Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
  • Unique itinerary
    Nanda Journeys has designed this program exclusively with William & Janice Welburn
  • Most Tips
    Tips for restaurants, local guides included
  • Passport & Visas
    Passport application, renewal and visas are not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
  • Meals
    Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
  • Tips
    Tips for national guide and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per day guide, $2-4 in room maid service.
  • Personal Items
    Any item purchased at the hotel or restaurant which is not mentioned in the daily itinerary

Available Packages

Shared Room with flights

Pricing per person including airfare, shared room with twin or double bed. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

$5,499
Deposit: $500
Single Room with flights

Pricing per person including airfare and single room. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

$6,498
Deposit: $500
Shared Room Land Only

By selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.  Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

** Nanda Journeys will endeavor to assist persons requesting a roommate, however, a shared room cannot be guaranteed. Participants will be contacted to confirm space in a shared occupancy room approx. 90 days prior to travel. If we are unsuccessful in finding a suitable roommate, the enrollee will be invoiced the applicable single supplement **

$4,500
Deposit: $500
Single Room Land Only

By selecting this option you are electing to book your own flights.  Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE 

$5,499
Deposit: $500

Available options

Safari Extension Single
$1,999
Safari Extension Single
$2,398
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Itinerary

Daily Itinerary
Program Highlights and PDF Download

Explore South Africa’s libraries and discuss challenges they are facing, including how they promote literacy, during visits to the National Library, University of South Africa, University of the Western Cape and/or University of Cape Town. Get special access to the Brenthurst Library in Johannesburg which is not open to the public. Embark on an exploration of the darkest years in South African history as you learn about apartheid in South Africa including a walking tour of Mandela’s South Africa, an historical tour of Soweto (South Western Township) and a personal tour of Hector Pietersen Museum with his sister, Antoinette Sithole, who will share her brother’s story and how integral he was in the uprising to end Apartheid.  Cultural experiences on this journey include a visit to Cape Peninsula, all the way to the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point);  a visit to see the rare African penguin in their natural surroundings at Boulders Beach; an exploration of Table Mountain to take in the stunning views of the entire Cape, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, Cape Town, and the harbor; and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of  Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.  

Download and save the daily itinerary HERE 

Download program highlights HERE 


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.
 

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