WBGO’s Trip To South Africa & the
2020 Cape Town Jazz Festival

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March 21 – March 31, 2020
From Johannesburg to Cape Town…Experience South African culture, a safari and more plus the 2020 Cape Town Jazz Festival.

Join trip hosts
Bill Daughtry, WBGO Host of Afternoon Jazz &
Wayne Winborne, Executive Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, & WBGO Jazz Ambassador,
to experience South Africa’s deeply rooted culture, arts and music.

*Includes round trip economy fare from New York JFK Airport

Johannesburg – Pilanesburg Game Reserve – Cape Town

The 2020 WBGO trip to South Africa and the Cape Town Jazz Festival includes a visit to Johannesburg’s Maboneng district, teeming with up-and-coming South African artist’s studios. You’ll take a stroll through the SOWETO neighborhoods where Nelson Mandela began his quest for freedom, plus… you’ll experience a 2 night safari in the spectacular Pilanesberg Game Reserve which will bring you face to face with South Africa’s natural wild life.
In the “Mother City” of Cape Town, you’ll savor the incredible culinary delights and famous wines of the region amidst the towering Table Mountain Range. Enjoy a variety of tours of the city and the Cape of Good Hope– all the while reveling in the global music of the 2020 Cape Town Jazz Festival!
In addition to attending this extraordinary global music festival, you will also get a personal look into local community empowerment  projects being undertaken, as well as meet community Elders. Many of these same folks played a pivotal role in the struggle to end Apartheid. Today, they remain a cornerstone of their communities where they empower future generations. This trip will leave you inspired for more…

Mar 21: JFK to Johannesburg

Depart for Johannesburg from New York JFK.

Mar 22

Meet and greet and transfer from Oliver Tambo International Airport to Sandton Sun Hotel.
Check into your rooms and enjoy breakfast. You will have a few hours at leisure to relax from your long journey. Transfer from Sandton Sun to Lesedi Cultural Village for interactive tour and dinner with entertainment.
Overnight: Michelangelo Hotel (Breakfast, Welcome Dinner)

Mar 23

Breakfast at leisure.
Departure on full day touring, inclusive of Lilies Leaf, Apartheid Museum, Soweto (Hector Petersen Memorial and Vilikazi Street).
Lunch at Chez Alina.
Late afternoon return to the hotel.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Michelangelo Hotel(B,L)

Mar 24

Breakfast at leisure and check out.
Transfer from Sandton Sun to Mabula Lodge, located in the Mabula Game Reserve.
On arrival at the lodge, check in and buffet lunch.
Late afternoon departure ond an evening game drive.
Dinner enjoyed in the restaurant upon return from the evening game drive.
Overnight: Mabula Lodge (B,L,D)

Mar 25

Early morning game drive, followed by breakfast on return to the hotel.
Rest of the morning at leisure.
Late afternoon departure on an evening game drive.
Boma dinner on return to the lodge (inclusive of limited beverages and entertainment).
Overnight: Mabula Lodge (B,L,D)

Mar 26

Early morning breakfast and departure from Mabula Lodge to Oliver Tambo International Airport.
Check in for the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
Meet and greet and Cape Town International Airport, and transfer to the Taj Hotel.
Rest of the afternoon and dinner at leisure.
Overnight: Taj Cape Town (Breakfast)

Mar 27

Breakfast at leisure. Uthando (“Love”) is led by the two prolific founders. This tour will provide a sense of where South Africa is today and the amazing community work being done to uplift the lives of disadvantaged South Africans. Uthando provides financial and technical support through responsible tourism initiatives such as community gardens, music schools, senior centers and art studios. It is a celebration of ethnic and cultural tolerance and will provide a capstone to everything you have seen and experienced and give you a clear understanding of what’s to come for this nation. Note: all funds paid for you to participate in this tour will go directly to Uthando’s efforts to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa. Visit: uthandosa.org.
Afternoon return to the hotel to freshen up before the opening night of the Cape Town Jazz Festival*.
*Special weekend pass to the International Jazz festival, inclusive of Chill Out Lounge inclusive of hors d’oeuvres, complimentary selected bar (soft drinks, beer and wine), Festival Magazine and Access to 4 stages.
Immersion Journeys will provide shuttles back to the hotel based on specific departure times for those guests wanting to return early.
Overnight: Taj Cape Town (B)

Mar 28

After breakfast depart on a full day Cape Peninsula tour, inclusive of Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point and Boulders Beach.
Lunch at the Black Marlin Restaurant.
Return in the late afternoon followed by the Jazz Festival.
*Special weekend pass to the International Jazz festival, inclusive of Chill Out Lounge inclusive of hors d’oeuvres, complimentary selected bar (soft drinks, beer and wine), Festival Magazine and Access to 4 stages.
Immersion Journeys will provide shuttles back to the hotel based on specific departure times for those guests wanting to return early.
Overnight: Taj Cape Town (B, L)

Mar 29

Breakfast at leisure.
Departure from hotel to Table Mountain, followed by lunch and wine tasting at the Seven Sisters Wine Estate. On return to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, group at leisure to enjoy some shopping before returning to the hotel.
Enjoy your final evening with the group during a farewell dinner at the famous Gold Restaurant, where African food is traditionally shared. A 14 dish tasting menu is served in generous portions, brought to the table by your servers who explains the origin of the dish, cooking techniques and explain the spicing. Enjoy folklore and music from around the continent during your meal.
Overnight: Taj Cape Town (Breakfast)

Mar 30

Breakfast at leisure and check out. You will have a few hours to visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront or Green Market Square to enjoy some shopping before returning to the hotel.
Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home.

Mar 31 Arrive JFK

Arrive at New York’s JFK airport. Welcome home!

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