“to Make the world a better place.” Five years after the death of the Nobel peace prize (died on December 5, 2013), the call of Nelson Mandela continues to resonate in the minds of free men. In this year of celebration of the centenary of his birth, the hotel One & Only Cape Town pays tribute to him with a new cultural circuit combining historical heritage, memorial, and contemporary creation. This six-day journey enlightens the travelers on the life of Mandela, his legacy, and on current developments in South Africa. It starts at the hotel Saxon (partner of the event) in the district of Sandhurst in Johannesburg, where Nelson Mandela found refuge to write his autobiography long walk to freedom.
Street Art/Nelson Mandela. SDP
The program is expected to spend two nights in this resort is exquisite, the time to discover the old prison and the museum, Constitution Hill, Soweto and the home of the street Vilakazi, where lived Madiba, as well as the Union Buildings in Pretoria where it has been invested, the Apartheid museum, the bridge that bears his name, his statue in Sandton City and the myriad of art installations in the central district of Maboneng, example of the dynamism of the “nation arc-en-ciel”.
The four following nights are reserved for the One & Only Cape Town, an imposing and luxurious family resort located at the water’s edge on the V & A Waterfront. A lecturer’s guide to foot visitors during the two hours in the “mother city”, telling at the discretion of the course (Greenmarket Square, Tuynhuis, Mandela Rhodes…) anecdotes about the leader of the ANC.
A boat trip to Robben Island leads the participants to the prison where Mandela was locked up, but also takes to meet an artist, Chairmaine Taylor, the creator of the jewelry Legacy Collection, made from the metal from the old fence of the prison. The last day takes place in the valley of Franschhoek, with a stop at the detention cell of Drakenstein. A walk in the vineyards unveils the work of the winegrowers ‘ houses of today. In the evening, gourmets can discover the favorite dishes of Madiba and drink a toast to his memory with a glass of syrah Rust en Vrede, a nectar that he was fond of!
Club Wildlife Travel (01.42.88.31.32 ; Club-faune.com) offers the “Mandela Centenary Package” from 2 975 € per person (based on double occupancy) includes 2 nights at the Saxon in Johannesburg and 4 nights at One & Only Cape Town, full board, excursions and tours (but not international flights). Offer valid until march 31, 2019.
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