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Celebration of Sisterhood Tour of South Africa

Join like-minded women on a journey in South Africa full of community-led experiences, wildlife encounters, and memories to last a lifetime


9 Days

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9th - 17th October 2024

Celebration of Sisterhood Tour of South Africa

Tour Information

Discover the beauty and vibrancy of the hidden gems of South Africa, the women of the rainbow nation. From the coast to the city, from the Winelands and the countryside, the Western Cape has it all! You might know the mother city by its scenic landscapes, incredible wildlife, golden beaches, award-winning wines, and diverse cultures, but there is so much more to explore…

Book your place on this one-off tour, starting in iconic Cape Town on 9th October 2024!

Kleinmond, Cape Town
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Where will this journey take you?

This vibrant 9-day, off-the-beaten-track Sustainable Journey tour is designed to introduce you to nature-based, community-inspired experiences that celebrate and connect you with South African women who are changing the narrative. Meet the local women making waves while enjoying the diversity the Cape has to offer. From foraging for indigenous ingredients, sampling culture-infused food, dancing to the beat of the African drums, and quietly listening to the sounds of wild animals, your trip to South Africa will be mindful, meaningful, and memorable. Join us for something different, special, and incredibly beautiful led by the local, resilient sheroes!

This tour is for women who

  • Have Cape Town on their bucket list
  • Want to travel in a new, mindful, and meaningful way that benefits all
  • Enjoy diversity and delight in sharing with other women
  • Are ready to inspire and be inspired by nature, culture, food, forming new friendships
  • Demonstrate a commitment to sustainable travel
  • Are open to learning and sharing experiences in a fun and safe way
Journey Overview

Day 1 – Cape Town (Kleinmond, a coastal town just outside the city centre)
Day 2 – Cape Town (Kleinmond, a coastal town just outside the city centre)
Day 3 – Bo Kaap (Cape Town city centre)
Day 4- Table Mountain (Cape Town city centre)
Day 5 – Cape Karoo
Day 6 – Cape Karoo
Day 7 – Cape Winelands
Day 8 – Cape Winelands
Day 9 – Return to the UK

What’s included?
    • Accommodation: 8 nights
    • Airport transfers
    • Meals: 2 per day
    • Female-guided tours
    • ‘Inspire’ evening event
    • Transport between each destination and activity
    • Financial protection
    • All experiences and activities as per the itinerary:
      • Kleinmond: Marine Big 5 Cruise
      • Cape Town: Full-day Cape Town Peninsula Tour, Bo Kaap cooking experience, Table Mountain cable car
      • Cape Karoo: 2 game drives
      • Cape Winelands: Full-day Cape Winelands tour, ‘Inspire’ party
What’s not included?
  • Flights to/from the UK, or any other flights within South Africa
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Visa costs

What makes this tour sustainable?

Planet – Carbon reduction: Guests are encouraged to join the efforts to ensure the preservation of water, save energy, and respect our natural environment. In your Pre-Trip Guide, you’ll find tips encouraging using water sparingly, using towels more than once, using air conditioners when necessary, and switching lights off when leaving your room. The trip includes the use of public transport in the city and walking tours in the other locations. The private game reserve is a solar farm, while all properties make sure that geysers are switched off when not in use. Light bulbs have been replaced by LED energy-saving bulbs. Food is sourced from small local suppliers with both vegan and vegetarian options.

Environment and Wildlife: We are conscious of our footprint on the environment and the accommodations we have chosen are implementing sustainable policies. We start the tour in a tranquil area surrounded by a forest of leafy trees and sweet-smelling Fynbos. The nature-infused experiences like foraging indigenous plants for cooking a meal, will bring greater understanding not only about the area’s unique biodiversity but also the connection between nature and humans.
The on-site restaurant in the Winelands estate uses glass water bottles and biodegradable straws. Compostable cardboard for takeaway containers in the restaurant while they also make their own compost on-site for the gardens. Their commitment to sustainability is put into practice when the entire estate and homeowners endeavour to recycle and have a dedicated service that only collects recyclable items. Management also regularly communicates educational information to encourage recycling. Eco-friendly pesticides are used to control rodents which do not harm other animals. The estate also partners with Cape Nature for the rehabilitation of tortoises to be released on the wine estate.

People – Local Economy: All four properties are locally owned and are fully committed to community development in their respective areas. Apart from the city, all other establishments are away from the normal tourist attractions with the Fairtrade certification. This unique tour has been especially and intentionally designed to empower women from marginalised backgrounds working within the tourism industry. The supply chain is made up of women-owned small businesses that will directly benefit from this women’s expedition, which in turn will benefit their families. Most of the tour guides are female and from the local areas. We stay in small towns like Kleinmond, Wellington, and Oudtshoorn and visit markets, have a cooking experience in a local women’s home, and a community centre.

Don’t miss out on this limited tour starting on 9th October 2024

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Welcome to Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world!

    Welcome to Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world! A private transfer and host will await you at Cape Town International Airport. We take the coastal road to our tranquil and scenic accommodation just 1.5 hours away. You will be officially welcomed by the remarkable women of an incredible women-focused organisation. The coastal town of Kleinmond is less than an hour away. Prepared to get your hands dirty and your heart moved as we engage with a local community project by women, for women.

    Set against the Kogelbay mountains, this women’s centre started as a refuge for abused women. Workshops on female empowerment/identity/preparing for employment are facilitated by a high school teacher-turned-media house owner of mine. She is well known and a great ambassador for the centre. This is a great place for deeper sessions and reflections with the guests.

    Your 2-night stay at The Grail Centre, Kleinmond is simple but warm and welcoming as you experience hospitality on another level.

  • Day 3: Colourful cultures and koe’sisters await!

    Immersion of cultures and koe’sisters await! It is time for the city, cosmopolitan Cape Town is your stop for the next 2 days. You’ll take the beautiful Clarence Drive that curls its way into the city via the breathtaking Chapmans Peak. The Peninsula tour will include a stop at top attractions like Boulders Beach, Cape Point, and the 1085m high Table Mountain.
    A walking tour through the colourful streets of the Bo Kaap, one of the city’s oldest residential suburbs with its rich history, will introduce you to some wonderful food tasting and storytelling from the Cape Malay culture. There will be time for shopping at the V&A Waterfront before we stroll to a place of solace not far from the hotel.

    You’ll stay overnight at the 4* Colosseum Luxury Hotel

  • Day 4: We are on top of the world!

    After breakfast, you’ll head to Table Mountain National Park. From 1,000 metres above sea level, you will enjoy the 360-degree view of the city and admire the spectacular landscape. After this, you will take on the infamous Cape Peninsula tour which curls its way around the Atlantic Ocean stopping at various attractions. One of these is Boulders Beach where the African penguin is ready to show off. Round off the day with the beat of the drum with a truly African culinary experience.

    You’ll stay overnight at the 4* Colosseum Luxury Hotel

  • Day 5-6: Head to the bush in search of the wild

    Today, you’ll head out of the city and into the bush in search of the wild! Just a few hours from the city, you’ll find Cape Karoo. The private game reserve owned by a phenomenal woman and her team is where you’ll stay for two nights. The serene and quiet landscape takes you into another world where conservation and community are at the heart. With the wide-open space, you’ll enjoy game drives, a bush picnic and stargazing the clear skies of the African bushveld at night. Waking up in the bush is a whole different experience!

    The Private game reserve is owned by a phenomenal woman who established a small farm school for the local farm community. Here, you will enjoy game drives and be educated about wildlife and understand the conservation culture of the country. There will be relaxing times around the fire sharing stories about farm life in South Africa and why supporting the community is so important.

    You’ll stay overnight at 4* Wildehondekloof Game Reserve

  • Day 7: Cape Winelands meander

    Today you’ll leave your Safari in the Karoo and slow the pace for the next two days in the heart of the Winelands. Surrounded by an abundance of natural scenic beauty and mountains, the Winelands are ideal for nature lovers and those who enjoy walks, hikes and adventure activities. Check into the country wine estate and relax for the remainder of the day and enjoy dinner at the farm restaurant.

    The owners of the 4* wine estate are great community builders and have given shareholdership to their workers. The women who lead here, also have their own wine brand and are a true example of empowerment.

    You’ll say over night at 4* Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate

  • Day 8: A Celebration of Sisterhood - 'Inspire' party

    Rise and shine for an early walk in nature before enjoying breakfast. Today will be spent wine farm hopping visiting extraordinary women-owned wine farms while listening to their stories of courage and resilience. Today you will also savour the local market and have a chance to indulge in local traditional treats and crafts by women. Our evening party will see us honour the women who lead the way in South Africa’s local economy.

    You’ll stay overnight at 4*  Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate

  • Day 9: It is time to say goodbye... let's have a coffee first

    Time flies when you are having fun! Enjoy your breakfast, soaking up the last bit of beautiful Cape Town. Before heading to the airport, if time allows, you’ll enjoy a coffee at the home of an amazing couple who turned their place into a community hub serving ‘true coffee’.

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