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BTM AfroPunk Johannesburg Trip

01. The Brief

Tour Information

Duration: 9 Days
Time Zone: GMT+2 (7hrs ahead of EST)
S. African Rand  (ZAR)
Temp During trip: Average of 78° 

December 27th – January 4th 2019

Its AfroPunk… Its Johannesburg… its BTM…  Need we say more?

 Johannesburg is the heart and soul of South Africa. Affectionately known as Jo’burg, the city is alive with energy. The people of Johannesburg are friendly and welcoming. Jo’burg is a mirror to South Africa’s history. There is much to see and do. Known for its superb museums, offering insight into South Africa’s troubled past such as the Apartheid Museum. Johannesburg is in the midst of an incredible rebirth. There is no better time or place to appreciate South Africa rich and fascinating history and marvel at the strides it is making towards it very bright and promising future.

Cape Town South Africa is a blend of culture, art, music, food, picturesque landscapes, and colorful urban decor. Cape Town is one of Africa’s most beautiful cities. It is surrounded by the majestic Table Mountain National Park.

Trip highlights include…

  • 5 days in Johannesburg at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel
  • AfroPunk Festival
  • Visits to Mandela House, the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Peterson Memorial
  • 4 days in Capetown at the Westin Capetown Hotel.
  • Robben Island tour
  • Viit to Table Mountain, and more…

02. The Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrive in Johannesburg
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Check in at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Marriott
  • Free time to explore Johanessburg
  • BTM Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Marriott

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day Soweto tour
    • Hector Pieterson Memorial – On the 16th of June 1976, Hector Pieterson was shot by the police during a protest by schoolchildren about Afrikaans being imposed as the medium of instruction. The Soweto uprising, as it has come to be known, saw 20 children shot by police during what started out as a peaceful protest. One of the pivotal moments in the anti-Apartheid struggle, 12-year old Hector has come to symbolize those that stood against the tyrannical regime. Today, the 16th of June is celebrated in South Africa as National Youth Day in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the protest. The site where Hector was shot is not far from the memorial and close to the Hector Peterson Museum.
    • Mandela House – Mandela House in Orlando West, Soweto is a national monument dedicated to offering insights into the life of Nelson Mandela and the families that he lived with from 1946 through to the 1990s. Managed by the Soweto Heritage Trust, the house has been fully renovated and hosts a visitor center as well as excellent multi-media and audio-visual displays outlining the history of the Mandela family. A meaningful experience, visitors are exposed to Mandela’s personal life on this visit.
    • Apartheid Museum – The prestigious and must-visit Apartheid Museum is located in Johannesburg’s Ormondo suburb. The museum, opened in 2001, covers the full history of the Apartheid era in South Africa. The exhibitions span the beginnings of segregation in the country, the implementation of the Apartheid system and all of the factors that have shaped its 20th-century history including the discovery of gold that spurred on the migration of thousands of foreigners to the country, the rise of black consciousness and the first democratic elections. The political groups (both for and against the Apartheid system) are represented and the exhibitions combine news articles, photographs and artifacts to create a riveting story of this era.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Marriott

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free Day in Johannesburg or optional Safari Drive at Pilanesberg National Park
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Marriott

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • AfroPunk Festival Day 1
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Marriott

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • AfroPunk Festival Day 2
  • Dinner on your own
  • New Year Eve Celebration in Johannesburg
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Marriott

Day 6

  • Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Arrive in Cape Town
  • Airport to Hotel Transfers
  • Check-in at the Westin Cape Town Hotel
  • Free time to explore Cape Town
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at the Westin Cape Town Hotel

Day 7

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full Day Cape Town Tour/Table Mountain & Cape Penninsula
    • Table Mountain (weather permitting) – take a trip to the top of the world, high above the clouds on the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is an icon in Cape Town and is most likely the most photographed landmark in the country.
    • Robben Island Tour (weather permitting) –
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at the Westin Cape Town Hotel

Day 8

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free time to explore Cape Town on your own or
  • South African Wine Tour & Tasting (weather permitting) –
  • Cape Town Settlement Tour (weather permitting) –
  • BTM Farewell Dinner
  • Overnight at the Westin Cape Town Hotel

Day 9

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Airport Transfers
  • Return Flights to the USA

03. The BTM

Black Travel Movement makes travelers at every level feel at ease.  On the BTM trip to Capetown and Johannesburg, you’ll be treated like a VIP whether you have a passport full of stamps or you are stepping outside of your comfort zone for the very first time. Upon arrival in South Africa, an experienced group leader will greet you at the airport. English-speaking local experts will introduce you to South African history and help you navigate regional customs. Professional drivers will transport you between destinations in private air-conditioned vehicles (BTM loves Sprinters!).

When you travel with BTM you’ll stay in four-star hotels and dine on authentic culinary delights.

  • Professional group escort from arrival to departure
  • Private airport to hotel transfers with a professional chauffeur
  • Comfortable & centrally located accommodations
  • Experienced & knowledgeable local guides
  • Private & customized excursions
  • A group of like-minded travel companions who will become life-long friends

04. The Details

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
In the heart of Johannesburg’s trend-setting scene, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch is one of the city’s fastest growing business & lifestyle destinations. Unwind in your comfortable Hollywood-inspired hotel room, amidst contemporary furnishings and luxurious amenities. Enjoy additional perks during your hotel stay, including free bottled water and 24-hour room service.

The Westin Cape Town Hotel
The Westin Cape Town Hotel is a world-class 5-star accommodation set close to Pan African Market. The hotel is located situated just over a mile from Cape Town city center and in walking distance to the Waterfront District It is surrounded by a valley and mountains as well as close to the private beach.

  • Twin Beds (Double Occupancy)
  • King Bed (Single Occupancy)
  • Breakfast Daily
  • WiFi Available
  • Depart US on 12/25 or 12/26 to arrive in Johannesburg on 12/27
  • Return flight from Cape Town (CPT) on January 4th
  • In country flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town is included in the package.
  • All transfers for scheduled itinerary events are included in the package.

Whats’s On Us…

  • All hotel fees and taxes
  • AfroPunk Festival admission
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 Dinners
  • All tours listed in the itinerary
  • in-country flights and transfers
  • Tour transportation

What’s Not…

  • International airfare
  • The optional Safari Drive in Pilanesberg National Park ($175 pp)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything not listed as included

You Need to Know…

  • If paying in installments, a deposit of $500 is due at time of registration.
  • The remaining balance must be made in 6 mandatory monthly payments.
  • All trips are to be paid in full no later than November 15, 2019
  • All deposits and payments are non-refundable after July 20, 2019.
  • Travelers are responsible for booking their own international flights to South Africa.
  • BTM HIGHLY recommends that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as a medical travel policy.
  • Please exercise discretion with regards to your physical limitations and abilities when deciding on your level of participation.

Double Occupancy

Double Room with two twin beds

$ 2750

Installment Option Available

$500 deposit and 6 monthly payments of $375

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Single Occupancy

Single room with a Queen bed

$ 3350

Installment Option Available

$500 deposit and 6 monthly payments of $475

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    afropunk, Capetown, Johannesburg, South Africa