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Human Origins in South Africa

Tour Dates: September 24-October 8, 2021 in the planning stages (15 Days)

This tour is in the planning stages for the September 2021 departure. To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

Experience this diverse South African adventure featuring fascinating paleontological localities; evocative historical sites and modern cities; sublime mountain, veld, and coastal scenery; wildlife viewing and photography opportunities; delicious cuisine; and 4- and 5-star accommodations. Travel from the lovely Magaliesberg Mountains to early human sites in the “Cradle of Humankind,” such as Sterkfontein Caves, and as far afield as the Makapansgat Valley (joined by a guest paleoanthropologist) and West Coast Fossil Park (guided by a paleontologist). Visit Blombos Museum of Archaeology and Pinnacle Point Caves, with private tours of both by a curator and a guest archaeologist, respectively. Spend two nights at a luxurious camp to explore the Kapama Game Reserve, enjoying morning and afternoon game drives. Take guided tours of Johannesburg and Cape Town, meet with paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, and tour the Cape Winelands, where you will sample some of South Africa’s most renowned wines. Your AIA lecturer and local guides will accompany you throughout, weaving together the threads of past and present that make up the rich tapestry of human evolution.


Tour Price (13 nights):

$TBA per person, double occupancy (15-16 participants)
$TBA per person, double occupancy (12-14 participants)

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required.  With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.


Human Origins in South Africa, AIA Tours - Aug. 30 - Sept. 13, 2020, travel with paleoanthropologist William Harcourt-Smith

Kapama Wildlife @ Operator

Cape Town Aerial View © Operator

Entrance to the Sterkfontein Caves by Anrie © SA 3.0

Cape Town © Operator

Lioness and cubs © Operator

Excavation site at Sterkfontein Caves by Anrie © SA 3.0

Itinerary


Day 1: Depart Home
Day 2: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa | Transfer to Magaliesberg | Welcome dinner
Day 3: Sterkfontein Caves | Maropeng Visitor Centre
Day 4: Fly to Hoedspruit | Kapama Game Reserve | PM Game Drive
Day 5: AM Game Drive | PM Game Drive
Day 6: AM Game Drive | Drive to Polokwane
Day 7: Makapansgat Valley
Day 8: At leisure | Pretoria | Sandton
Day 9: Johannesburg city tour | Fly to Cape Town
Day 10: Cape Town city tour | Iziko South African Museum | Bo-Kaap | Table Mountain | Milnerton
Day 11: Cape Winelands | Wine tasting | Boschendal Wine Estate | Cape Town
Day 12: West Coast Fossil Park | Cape Town
Day 13: Blombos Museum of Archaeology | Mossel Bay
Day 14: Pinnacle Point Caves | Cango Caves | Mossel Bay | Farewell Dinner
Day 15: AM at leisure | George | Fly to Johannesburg | Fly Home

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This tour is in the planning stages for the September 2021 departure. To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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