Join Us on the Trip of a Lifetime!
Astonishing exotic and utterly compelling, South Africa is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with a unique heritage.South Africa is one of the best known safari destinations in Africa and arguably the best best place on the continent for up close sightings of the Big 5 animals (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant).
- 5-Star Hotels with Full Spa & Pool
- 24 Hour Tea Room
- 3 Minyonim Daily
- 3 Delicious Glatt Kosher Meals Daily
Supervision by Av Beth Din
Our tour starts off with a 3 night stay in 1 of the most luxurious 5 star game reserves . Every morning we will go out on game drives with the open jeeps and safari guides.During the days our tour will also visit Lesedi Village, Lion Park and Sun City l. We will have game drives in the afternoon as well followed by dinner.
We will spend Shabbos in the heart of Johannesburg Jewish community with the renowned Chazzan and Choir. Home to an estimated 55,000 Jews, it is also South Africa’s largest center of Jewish life. While the Jews of Johannesburg comprise just 1% of the city’s population, they account for approximately two-thirds of South African Jewry. The vast majority of the Jewish population is descended from Jews from Lithuania. The Johannesburg Jewish community, like most of South African Jewry, is nominally Orthodox. Despite a steady population decline beginning in the 1970s, the large number of Jewish institutions, including religious centers and kosher restaurants, has helped Johannesburg maintain a relatively large and active Jewish community.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
Kirstenbosch is an important botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.Our tour visits all the must see attractions to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.
Keeping kosher in Johannesburg, South Africa really isn’t as hard as you would think. Due to the large Jewish community (around 70,000) there is a range of restaurants and every supermarket stocks some kind of kosher products. It is also important to know that there is only one Beth Din in South Africa, and that it is quite strict so if it bears the ‘BD’ stamp, it is definitely kosher.
Feel free to email us for more detailed information. As this is the 4th year that we are offering this amazing trip to South Africa you can be sure that it will be an experience to remember.
Departure | August 12
Depart New York on Monday August 12, 2019 at 11:00 am with South African Airways direct flight to Johannesburg.
Day 1-3 | Tuesday-Thursday August 13–15
We arrive at Johannesburg Airport Tuesday morning and will be heading from there straight to an upscale restaurant to have a delicious lunch. After lunch we will be heading out to a private safari game lodge. At the lodge we will have early morning and afternoon game drives. We will also be visiting Lions Park and Lesedi African Village and ATV Quad bikes rides through the safari.
Day 3 | Thursday August 15
Morning game drive, Outdoor Safari breakfast. Segway Sarari tour and drive to Johanesburg City for dinner and hotel check in
Day 4 | Friday August 16
We will visit Soweto, the Apartheid museum and Shabbos shopping experience in the main streets of the Jewish community in Johanesburg
Day 5 | Shabbos August 17
Spend shabbos in the heart of Johanesburg Jewish community with renowned Chazan and Choir. We will also have some of the community leaders join us for the shabbos meals and we will hear from them what the day to day life is like for a Jew living in South Africa.
Day 6-8 | Sunday–Tuesday August 18–20
Fly to Capetown. Cape Town Attractions include:
- Garden Shul
- Cape Point
- Boulders Beach Penguins
- Table Mountain
- Robin Island Nelson Mandela Prison
- Kirstenbosch Bational Botanical Garden
- Kosher Winery Tour
- Helicopter scenic tour of the Cape Town peninsula
- *Schedule subject to change as needed.