This will be no ordinary Thanksgiving! Thre will be no undercookd turkey, no Aunties asking you “when you gonna get a man”, no schlepping t the movie theater after dinner, and more importantly, no dishes to wash!
We’re headed to South Africa for 8 days of explorarion, fun, food, and wonderful times with the Wandering Moms and their families!
Nov 20th – Nov 28th, 2021
Location: Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
WAMKELEKILE!!! (That’s Welcome in Xhosa) It’s welcome day! When you arrive, we’ll get you checked into our hotel. If you arrive early, you’ll have some time to explore on your own.
In the evening, we’ll get together for a Welcome Dinner at an INCREDIBLY special place. We aren’t even easing into the exquisiteness of this experience, we are diving right in.
We’ll be dining at a restaurant that’s much more than dining. It’s truly an experience!
We’ll be presented with 15 courses of tasting plates from all over the continent of Africa. If there’s a dish you want more of simply ask and it will appear.
We’ll have breakfast at the hotel, and then jump on the Hop On/Hop Off Bus to see the city. I’ll be honest, I tend to think that HOHO buses are boring…BUT NOT IN CAPE TOWN! There is just so much to see and the city is just so beautiful that it makes for a great HOHO experience.
We’ll get off on a few stops along the way, including Table Mountain, of course. Its hands down the best way to see Cape Town.
Then we’ll head downtown to the Markets because don’t mommas LOVE to shop!?
Afterwards, we’ll head over to one of my favorite parts of the city, Sea Point to enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the waterfront.
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen and I can’t wait to show off it’s beauty to you. Between the breathtaking beaches, the majestic mountains, and the gasp-worthy greenery of the winelands you may hurt your neck taking in all the views!
On Day 3, we’ll drove down the coast to take in the Mother City in all her glory.
We’ll stop at the infamous Muizenberg Beach for a photo shoot to remember!
We’ll stop off to have lunch at a gorgeous winery nestled between a bay and mountains. The view, the food, and the wine will feel like everything we’ve earned!
THEN WE’LL GO SEE THE PENGUINS!!
Did you know there were penguins in Africa!?!?! YEP! Most of us think penguins and we think snow…and when we think snow, we DEFINITELY DO NOT think Africa!
After taking in the sites, we’ll go by one of my favorite restaurants in the city to have dinner. The food, the people, the music all keep me coming back every time I go to Cape Town….that and the inexpensive wine and my favorite desert – Malva pudding.
You cannot come to South Africa and not indugle in the country’s wine.
Many don’t realize that there is a vast and booming wine industry in Cape Town that’s older than Napa Valley.
One can spend an entire week visiting wineries and still won’t get to experience them all.
Since the kids aren’t with us, and we aren’t driving, we’ll spend an afternoon touring the Stellenbosch wine region, learning about different grape varietals, sipping the country’s nectar, and enjoying the good vibes a glass (or several glasses) of wine always brings.
In the morning, we’ll be scooped up to head out to our Game Lodge for safari.
YES, WE SAID SAFARI!!!
Once we arrive at our game lodge, we’ll be welcomed with a refreshing drink and a buffet lunch before we get checked in.
Anybody ready to see some animals!!! After we’re fed and refreshed, we’ll head for a game drive to see how many kinds of animals we can spot — elephants, buffalo, giraffes, gazelles, gnus, hyenas…and even lions!!
FYI, these aren’t stock photos. These are actual cell phone photos we took from the very same safari we’ll be doing!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!
Sunday will be a day of relaxation.
If you choose, you can rise early for another game drive.
Otherwise, our special day will begin with a light breakfast a meditation session.
Brunch will be served especially for our group and we’ll drink all the mimosas we could want…with no children in sight.
We’ll also enjoy spa services at our safari camp and spend the day just relaxing, which is exactly what mothers should be doing on Mother’s Day!
Below are ACTUAL pictures of the spa at the safari camp ya’ll!!! It’s INSANE!
Cue Boyz II Men…”it’s so haaaaarrrdd to say goodbyeeeee”. All good things must come to an end and at some point, we’ll have to return to the families who are the reason we get to celebrate ourselves on Mother’s Day. We’re certain by the end of this trip, we’ll all feel this was a Mother’s Day for the history books!
We’ll add it to our list of INCREDIBLE mother’s day experiences!
7 days and 6 nights of bliss, sisterhood, and relaxation in beautiful culture rich South Africa.
$3,000 per person
Single Occupancy Fee: $650
*payment plas available*
RESERVATION FEE IS ONLY $150!!
Our Mother’s Day trip sells out quickly every year so ACT FAST!!!
May 4th – May 10th, 2021
The trip price includes the following
- Airport transfer to hotel in Cape Town
- Lodging in Cape Town at a 3-star or 4-star hotel
- Welcome Dinner
- Hop on/Hop Off Tour
- Entry to Table Mountain
- Bike Rental
- Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
- Picnic and Wine Tasting
- Photo Session (~3-5 snaps for each family)
- Entry to Boulder’s Beach Penguin Observatory
- Half Day Winery Tour
- Safari with 2-3 Game Drives
- 30 – 60 mins of Spa Services
- Cape Peninsula Tour
- Entry to Acrobranch
- Meditation Session
- Gift bags
- Private Mother’s Day Brunch
- Some Beverages
- All Meals
- Transportation to all scheduled activities
- Transportation to Airport from Hotel
A reservation fee of $150 per primary adult is required to reserve your space.
Installment payments are available. Payment in full must be made no later than April 4th
Accounts with payments more than 45 days late will have their trip cancelled and their space resold.
We strongly encourage all of our guests to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment. Most insurance requires you to purchase a policy within 60 days of purchasing a trip. You will receive some information on travel insurance agencies to help you make your purchase. We will also send you a reminder to purchase a policy and require that you certify that you have either purchased a policy or that you have chosen not to and understand you are personally liable.
No visas are required for US Passport holders. If you are not a US Passport holder, please go to your embassy’s website to determine what is required for you to enter the country.
No immunizations are required if entering South Africa from the United States. You can review the CDC website for recommended vaccinations. Should you choose to get vaccinations, we suggest utilizing your local state health department as the cost will be lower.
If you are entering South Africa from a country other than the United States, please do research to determine what immunizations are required from your point of entry.
Once you pay your deposit, you’ll receive the following:
- Your receipt
- The satisfaction of knowing that you and bae are going to be AH-MAZING (IMMEDIATELY)
Within 90 days of the trip, you will receive the following:
- Link to join our WhatsApp group
- A reminder to complete your traveler profile
- Invitation to a monthly conference call
Within 60 days of the trip, you will receive the following:
- City Details
- Packing Suggestions
Within 30 days of the trip, you will receive the following:
- Invitation to a weekly conference call
- Transfer and check-in details
- Transportation to and from South Africa
- Meals not mentioned
- Transportation not mentioned
- Beach chair or umbrella rentals
- Baggage Fees
- Services and tours not listed
- Visas costs, if applicable
- Passport costs, if applicable