Dr. Joe Ratliff 11-Day Journey to South Africa, July 22 - August 1, 2024

USD $7,495.00
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Product code: JRatliffSA24

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Experience South Africa, one of the most exquisite countries in the world. Visit poignant places such as the township of Soweto in Johannesburg and Robben Island. Revel in the rich culture of the Zulu nation at KwaZulu-Natal. Take in the majesty of Cape Town and ride the famous cableway to the top of Table Mountain with its unbelievable views of the city below. Travel around the Cape Peninsula where you will visit the penguin colony on Boulders Beach and Cape Point Nature Reserve at the southwestern tip of the continent. Encounter the majesty of Africa on a safari in Kruger National Park. This will be an amazing adventure with rich history and stunning beauty.

- Dr. Joe Ratliff

 11-Day Journey to South Africa

DAY 1 (JULY 22): ADVENTURE BEGINS: Depart USA for an international flight to Johannesburg.

DAY 2 (JULY 23): INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT: Layover in Doha, Qatar and continue to Johannesburg. 

DAY 3 (JULY 24): JOHANNESBURG: Meet & Greet at OR Tambo Airport at 3:35AM. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Sandton. Breakfast at hotel. Leisure morning. Half Day Tour of Soweto Lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant. Return to hotel. Lunch included. 

DAY 4 (JULY 25): SUN CITY: Depart for Sun City Driving time - 3½ hours. Check in at your hotel and afternoon at leisure No Lunch included on this day. Dinner at the hotel restaurant (drinks for your own account).

DAY 5 (JULY 26): SAFARI: Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up time will be confirmed Transfer to Pilanesberg National Park. 3 hour game drive and lunch (drinks for your own account). Transfer back to the hotel and afternoon at leisure. Dinner at the hotel (drinks for your own account).

DAY 6 (JULY 27): CAPE TOWN: Breakfast and check out. Transfer from Sun City to Lanseria Airport (driving time 2½ hours). Check in for your flight to Cape Town. Transfer from Cape Town Airport to Southern Sun Waterfront. Check in and afternoon at leisure, Dinner at hotel. 

DAY 7 (JULY 28): ROBBEN ISLAND: Breakfast at the hotel. Depart the hotel and head to Table Mountain, where you take the Cable Car to the top. Robben Island Tour. Drop off at your hotel and the evening is at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant (drinks for your own account).

DAY 8 (JULY 29): CAPE TOWN: Breakfast at hotel. Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (includes 2 x Wine Tastings and lunch) drinks for your own account. Drop off at your hotel and the evening is at leisure. Dinner at the Hotel or a local restaurant.

DAY 9 (JULY 30): CAPE TOWN: Breakfast at the hotel. Full Day Cape Point Tour (includes entrance fees for Cape Point Nature Reserve, Seal Island Cruise & Boulders Beach – all other entrance fees for your own account). Lunch is included (drinks for your own account). Drop off at your hotel and the evening is at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant (drinks for your own account),

DAY 10 (JULY 31): CAPE TOWN: Breakfast and transfer from your hotel to Cape Town Airport. Begin your journey home. 

DAY 11 (AUG 1): USA: Continue on you return flight home with luggage packed with keepsakes and your heart full of memories!

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.


  • $7,495 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Single room supplement - $1,595
  • $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before January 22, 2024
  • Balance due on or before April 22, 2024

FLIGHT SCHEDULE: Updated 02/13/24

QR 714   22JUL    IAH-DOH   605P  450P  23JUL 

QR1363  24JUL   DOH-JNB    0220A  0950A  

QR1370  31JUL   CPT-DOH   100P 1135P  

QR 713   01AUG  DOH-IAH   0750A  350P

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid with an expiration date of at least six months beyond the return home date of the tour. Participants with non-US passports are responsible for country-specific entry requirements. If you do not have a valid passport or need to renew your passport, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to ninety days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels. All funds, including the deposit, are non-transferable.

AIR: The Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the departure city listed in the itinerary. All group seating is assigned by the airline and cannot be changed by Signature Tours. Seat changes can only be made during check-in at the airport. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour. Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Frequent flyer, TSA Precheck, and Global Entry numbers can only be added at check-in.

LAND ONLY: Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000pp will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours at least 6 months prior to the departure date. Land Only Passengers arriving with or before the group are welcome to join the group bus at no additional charge. For those not traveling with the group, Signature Tours can provide contact information to arrange a private transfer.

GROUND/TRANSFERS: The group will be met on arrival by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport. Land Only participants not traveling with the group are responsible for scheduling ground transfers.

HOTELS: Superior first-class hotels throughout. Priced based on two people per room with a private bath and shower.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstance.

MEALS: Breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Lunch is provided on days as noted in the itinerary. 

SIGHTSEEING: Entrance fees to all places listed in the itinerary are included, as well as an expert English-speaking guide.

LUGGAGE: Space is limited on the tour buses. Participants are allowed one suitcase weighing 50lbs or less and will be transported in storage under the bus. Participants are allowed one backpack/daypack or personal bag to carry on the bus during the tour. These requirements will meet most airline carrier restrictions. See the carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements. Medical devices are not included in these restrictions. 

TIPS, SERVICE CHARGES, AND TAXES: Tips, service charges, and taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price. Taxes, as imposed by national and/or local governments, that are not included at the time of booking are the responsibility of the participant.

NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, food or drink items not listed on the regular table menu for included meals, and items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, etc. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer or Click Here to enroll in the plan.
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