Vegan South Africa Tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Roadmap to Holistic Health with Dr. Ruby
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Oct 12 - 24, 2023
Group size: 10 - 18
Vegan South Africa Tour
Cape Town, South Africa

Roadmap to Holistic Health with Dr. Ruby
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

Oct 12 - 24, 2023
Group size: 10 - 18

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


  • 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 $30USD to $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.


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

-Proof of vaccination (vaccination card) OR a negative COVID test (taken within 48 hours of entry) IS REQUIRED to enter Zimbabwe. 

-If your are not vaccinated, we can arrange for you to have a COVID test 48 hours before our departure to Zimbabwe. We will be going to Zimbabwe near the end or our Tour.

Currency & Exchanging Money

  • Currency exchange is not required, but you can exchange money if you prefer. The US dollar (USD) or Rand (ZAR) is accepted in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The US dollar is the official currency in Zimbabwe. 
  • 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 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

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 explorer days 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

Double occupancy with twin beds. Share a room with a friend or we may help find a rooming buddy. Payment plan is optional.

Deposit: $1,500
Single Occupancy

Single room occupancy. Have a room to yourself throughout the entire trip.  Payment plan is optional.

Deposit: $1,500

Available options


Day 1: Travel Day
Take your overnight flight to Cape Town; Depart Thursday Oct 12-13th

See Suggested Flights:

Departs Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD)

United Airlines Flight 2222  ; 6:35pm (non-stop flight)

14h 45m flight time; BOEING 787-9 (S)

Arrives:  Cape Town Intl. (CPT):  Fri, Oct 13, 3:20pm

Plan to arrive by:  6pm

Return flight:

Departs Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Intl. (JNB)

United Airlines Flight 187 ; 8pm (1 stop)

15h 50m flight time; BOEING 787-9; 

Arrives  Tue, Oct 24 at 5:50am -Newark Liberty Intl. (EWR)

Layover: 2h 40m in Newark

United Flight 4402 operated by Gojet Airlines DBA United Express

Departs Newark Liberty Intl. (EWR) at 8:30am

1h 23m flight time

Arrive Tues, Oct 24 at 9:53am -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: 4h 20m in Newark

United Flight 1936 

Departs Newark Liberty Intl. (EWR) at 10:10am

1h 24m flight time; Airbus A320

Arrive Tues, Oct 24 at 11:34am -Washington Dulles Intl. (IAD)

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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.


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