South African Airways Vacations is now offering a package celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95 on December 5. The package is also timed to coincide with the new film on Mandela's life, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
The 10-day “Mandela’s Journey to Freedom,” package, which starts at $2,599, takes travelers in the footsteps of the new South Africa’s founding father, visiting places where key moments of the struggle for freedom took place. The package highlights include a cultural tour of various townships in Cape Town, as well as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Other features include a tour of Liliesleaf, the ANC’s military headquarters, which was featured in the film. The package concludes with the Journey to Freedom tour, which includes visits to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, among other significant points of interest. This poignant and meaningful package includes deluxe accommodations at the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town, and the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in Johannesburg’s Melrose Arch.
To book the “Mandela’s Journey to Freedom” tour, agents can call 855-FLY-SAAV, or visit http://flysaavacations.com/south-africa-travel/mandelas-journey-to-freedom/.
The film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is based on Nelson Mandela’s best-selling autobiography and is now is select theatres, with the film being in full release on Dec. 25th. SAA Vacations, South African Airways and The Weinstein Company have partnered to raise funds to benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation by auctioning off “Mandela’s Journey to Freedom” packages for two, plus two Premium Business Class tickets on South African Airways. The packages will be available for bidding from Dec. 7th-17th.