By Zach HarperNovember 08, 2019
Classic Escapes has a tour package available called
“In the Footsteps of the Royals,” which you take through 2020. The jaunt is 10 days in
length, just like the Sussexes’ royal tour, and stops include many of the visits
the couple made while they were on the continent.
You’ll spend the first two days in Cape Town. After
arriving, you’ll head to your hotel in the suburb of Newlands and get settled.
On day 3, you’ll see the beautiful natural sites the city
has to offer, with a trip to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders
Beach, where you’ll get a chance to see rare animals like zebras and will be
able to get close to African penguins. From there, you’ll travel to
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to get even more at one with nature.
Day 4 brings you to Bo-Kaap, the colourful Cape Town district
that’s home to the Auwal Mosque. It’s South Africa’s oldest masjid, and Harry
and Meghan visited it on their tour. You’ll receive a cooking lesson there,
where you’ll learn how to make samosas and Malay curry, before you’ll end your
day in District Six. Harry and Meghan travelled to this historic Cape Town
neighbourhood on their first day in the country. You’ll receive your own tour,
and you’ll also head to Langa, Cape Town’s oldest black township.
Day 5 will see you head to Table Mountain, the breathtaking
cliff on the coast of South Africa. You’ll also visit Justice Desk, the NGO the
couple visited on their first day in South Africa. It’s also where Meghan made
this inspiring speech:
From there, you’ll visit the Constantia winelands region,
where you’ll get your own wine tasting and vineyards tour, along with a lunch.
On day 6, you’ll leave Cape Town and fly to Skukuza to head
to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in all of Africa. You’ll
spend that day and days 7 and 8 on safari, staying at the Imbali Safari Lodge.
Day 10 brings you to Johannesburg, where you’ll visit the
Mandela Family Museum, Apartheid Museum and Hector Peterson Square and be able
to reflect on how far the country has come in its fight for equality. You’ll
also visit the township of Soweto, a key part of the country, where many
protests and demonstrations eventually helped bring an end to the cruel apartheid
era. Your day will end with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
If you choose to extend your trip, you can also purchase an
excursion to Chobe National Park in Botswana, which Harry visited during the
Sussexes’ tour. You’ll stay at Chobe Game Lodge and then travel to Victoria
Falls in Zimbabwe to see the largest waterfall in the world and then take a
cruise on the Zambezi River.
Prices for the journey vary according to season, but the
tour starts at US$7,395. It’s worth noting that doesn’t include airfare, and
the Chobe extension is extra.