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  •  8 Days & 7 Nights Gauteng & Soweto Experience
 
Traveling can be an enriching experience, but it's important to be mindful of the impact we have on the destinations we visit. "Discover with a Conscience" encourages a travel style that considers the wellbeing of local communities, nature and your own personal growth

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Discover with a Conscience: Travel that benefits locals, respects nature, and empowers you.

Benefits Locals: 

  • Choose responsible tourism operators: Opt for companies that are locally owned and operated, invest in the local community, and prioritize ethical practices. 
  • Support local businesses: Shop at craft markets, stay in locally-owned accommodations, and eat at locally-owned restaurants. This way, your money directly benefits the community.
  • Engage with communities: Learn about local culture, traditions, and challenges. Participate in cultural activities and volunteer opportunities that give back to the community.
  • Minimize negative impacts: Be mindful of your waste disposal, water usage, and noise levels. Respect local customs and dress codes.

  • What We Do:
    • Support local businesses: We partner with local guides, accommodations, and transportation providers, ensuring fair wages and community growth.
    • Protect the environment: We promote responsible practices like minimizing waste, conserving water, and respecting wildlife habitats.
    • Cultural sensitivity: We encourage respectful interactions with local communities, celebrating their traditions and heritage.
    • Education and awareness: We educate travelers about responsible tourism practices and empower them to make positive choices.

  • Your Sustainable Journey:
      • Choose eco-friendly accommodations that prioritize sustainability practices.
      • Opt for local experiences and support community-based initiatives.
      • Embrace mindful travel: Reduce waste, conserve resources, and respect local customs.
      • Be a conscious traveler: Learn about local cultures, engage respectfully, and appreciate their uniqueness.

  • Together, we can create a positive impact on the world, one journey at a time. Join us on this sustainable adventure!

 

Itinerary   –    8 Days & 7 Nights Gauteng & Soweto Experience

Your Gauteng Gateway: Immerse, Interact, and Inspire! (Sustainable Itinerary)

Get ready for a vibrant journey through Gauteng that blends electrifying discoveries, meaningful cultural exchange, and daily interactions with the children of Soweto at the Umbuyisa School of Arts and Culture! This 8-day eco-friendly adventure is packed with fun, sustainable experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper connection to South Africa's rich tapestry.

Day 1: Jozi Vibes & Warm Welcomes

  • Morning: Arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport, meet your guide, and transfer to your Sandton/Johannesburg or Soweto Accommodation.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a mini city orientation, soaking up the "City of Gold's" energy. Check in, relax, and adjust to your new surroundings.
  • Evening: Savor a delicious dinner at your hotel or a local restaurant, getting your first taste of South African flavors.

Day 2: Soweto Saga & School Spirit

  • Morning: Journey to iconic Soweto, passing the majestic Soccer City Stadium. Learn about the township's history and significance.
  • Afternoon: Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Mandela museum, reflecting on the struggle for freedom. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere at Soweto's heart, including the Orlando Towers and Freedom Square.
  • Afternoon: The highlight awaits! Meet the amazing children and staff at the Umbuyisa School of Arts and Culture. Participate in introductory activities, share stories, and build connections.
  • Evening: Enjoy a welcome dinner prepared by the school, filled with laughter and cultural exchange.

Day 3: Jozi Gems & Artistic Adventures

  • Morning: Explore Johannesburg through a city tour, learning about the city's diverse neighborhoods and historical sites.
  • Afternoon: Visit the iconic Constitution Hill, a former prison turned museum, and ascend the Carlton Centre for breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Afternoon: Return to the Umbuyisa School for more interaction! Join fun games and workshops led by the students and share your own skills.
  • Evening: Enjoy a delectable dinner in Rosebank, surrounded by the city's vibrant energy.

Day 4: Cradle of Humankind & Horsepower Fun

  • Morning: Travel back in time at the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Visitor Centre, uncovering the secrets of our human origins.
  • Afternoon: Head back to Soweto for a unique experience at the Equistar Center. Learn about horse care, interact with these gentle giants, and maybe even take a ride!
  • Afternoon: Return to the Umbuyisa School for another session of joyful interaction with the students.
  • Evening: Relax and enjoy dinner at your hotel or a local restaurant, reflecting on the day's adventures.

Day 5: School Symphony & Soweto Spirit

  • Morning: Dive deeper into the world of the Umbuyisa School. Assist with preparations for the afternoon activities and learn about their daily routines and challenges.
  • Afternoon: Lead workshops on your own talents and passions, sharing your knowledge with the children. Participate in their workshops, learning traditional dances, music, and crafts. Immerse yourselves in cultural exchange and shared laughter.
  • Evening: Enjoy a lively braai (barbecue) in Soweto, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the local community.

Day 6: Pretoria Peek & Game Drive Glimmer

  • Morning: Choose your adventure! Option 1: Embark on a hot air balloon ride or a thrilling skydiving experience over Pretoria, experiencing the city from a bird's-eye view. Option 2: Enjoy a guided tour of Pretoria, visiting iconic landmarks like the Union Buildings and Nelson Mandela statue.
  • Afternoon: If you chose Pretoria, join an evening game drive in Dinokeng Game Reserve, spotting incredible wildlife under the African sky. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the reserve.
  • Evening: If you opted for the adrenaline rush, return to Soweto and interact with the students at the Umbuyisa School. Enjoy dinner in Soweto.

Day 7: School Splendor & Farewell Fondness

  • Morning: Dive back into the vibrant world of the Umbuyisa School. Participate in fun activities, share farewell messages, and exchange contact information to stay connected.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a relaxing lunch at the school, cherishing the memories made with the children.
  • Evening: Savor a final braai (South African barbecue) under the stars in Soweto, sharing laughter, stories, and celebrating the incredible experiences of your journey.

Day 8: Departure & Forever Memories

  • Morning: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your flight home.
  • Afternoon: Take off with a heart full of memories, friendships, and a renewed appreciation for sustainable travel and cultural exchange.

 

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  •  8 Days & 7 Nights Gauteng & Soweto Experience
 
Traveling can be an enriching experience, but it's important to be mindful of the impact we have on the destinations we visit. "Discover with a Conscience" encourages a travel style that considers the wellbeing of local communities, nature and your own personal growth

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