Cradle of Humankind

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  • Paleoanthropological region that contains the most extensive discovery of a single hominid species ever found in Africa
  • The caves were the site of the discovery of a 2.3 million year old fossil Australopithecus africanus
  • Nearby 15 fossil skeletons of an extinct species of hominin was found in the nearby Rising Star Cave system
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Cape Floristic Region

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  • 1 of 6 recognized floral kingdoms in the world, 69% of the plants are native
  • Associated with the fynbos biome, a Mediterranean-type, fire-prone shrubland
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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  • Africa’s third largest protected area
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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  • Cable car transportation system offering visitors a 5 minute ride to the top of Table Mountain

 

Table Mountain

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  • Flat-topped mountain landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town
  • Home to a large array of plants, most of which are native

 

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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  • Waterfront in Cape Town situated on the Atlantic shore

 

Green Mountain Trail

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  • Hiking trail around the Green Mountain in the Overberg region
  • Takes 4 days to complete the hiking trail

 

Robberg Nature Reserve

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  • Rocks in the region date back 120 million years
  • Evidence of middle and later Stone Age inhabitation has been found in a few of the caves along the peninsula
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 


 

Costs

all flights $2,224

food $29/day x 15 days = $435

hotel $45/day x 11 days = $495

tickets (all attractions) $197

TOTAL for whole itinerary $3,351