Program Dates

The dates of this trip are September 2-16, 2018

Program Location
The program begins at Washington's Dulles Airport with a flight to Cape Town, South Africa. After our first 10 days in South Africa, we fly to Johannesburg for the reminder of the tour.

The tour is open to anyone interested in South Africa--especially gardens, wineries and scenery. Please note: there is considerable walking required and one must be able to handle his/her luggage. 

All of our hotels are 4-star hotels with great locations. Click on the links below to see for yourself:

Here are our hotels:

In Cape Town: The Vineyard Hotel****

In West Somerset: Erinvale Estate and Spa****

In Rustenburg: Bakubung Bush Lodge****

In Near Johannesburg: aha Lesedi Cultural Village

In Victoria Falls (optional extension): Victoria Falls Safari Lodge****

The cost of the study tour is $6750 which includes airfare, lodging, entrance fees, ground transportation, 3 wildlife safaris, local guides, all breakfasts, 6 dinners and 2 lunches, and 4 teas. While we attempt to find roommates for single participants, if a roommate is not available, the participant is subject to pay the single supplement charge. Single lodging supplement is $900.

Not included in the Cost
Costs of obtaining passports, visas, excess baggage charges, items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, bottled water, laundry, telephone and optional tours are not included. All meals except those included in the tour are not included. Trip insurance is not included as well as tips to driver/guides and any foreign departure taxes. Transportation from your home to the airport, along with any connecting flights from your nearest airport to and from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, is not included.

Tour Conditions
MCDUFFTOURS LLC acts only as agents for the passengers with respect to transportation, hotels and restaurants, and exercise every care possible. MCDUFFTOURS LLC assumes no responsibility to any person or entity for liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, breakdown, disruption of advertised schedules, delay or irregularity in connection with the service of any ship, ferry, airplane, train, automobile, motorcoach, carriage, or any other conveyance used in carrying out these tours, or for the acts or defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. We cannot accept responsibility for losses or additional expense due to delay, refusal of visa, or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, violent acts, quarantine, acts of God, or any other causes beyond our control. All such losses will have to be borne by the passenger, as our tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. We reserve the right to make such alterations to the itinerary or accommodations as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the tour. The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our part. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour. The price of the program is based on tariffs and exchange rates in effect on January 15, 2018, and is subject to adjustment in the event of change in tariffs, taxes or exchange rates. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The acceptance of any service provided as part of tour or any ticket or voucher shall be deemed to be acceptance of, and consent by the tour member to these conditions. All services are subject to the law of the country in which these services are provided.