Who it was for

For the first time this African American fraternity traveled outside of the USA and to their ancestral continent – Africa

How many guests

70 Guests had the opportunity to travel for a total of 7-nights with an optional 2-night pre-extension to Victoria Falls and 2-night post extension to Greater Kruger.

The flow of the program

Day 1: Guest arrival in Victoria Falls with a sunset cruise followed by a welcome dinner on the riverside of the mighty Zambezi with a Historian.

Day 2: Tour of the Victoria Falls with optional craft market shopping and visit to Livingstone museum.

Day 3: Departure from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg. Remainder of the main group to arrive in Johannesburg. Welcome cocktail and dinner at hotel with special speaker, Wynton Marsalis, jazz performer and member of Sigma Pi Phi.

Day 4: Visit to Freedom Park followed by a Room to Read Workshop. Lunch with Room to Read followed by a tour of the highlights of Pretoria. In the evening attend the Joy of Jazz Concerts.

Day 5:  Full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum experience. In the evening attend the Joy of Jazz Concerts.

Day 6: Full day Maboneng Township Arts & Culture Experience. In the evening attend the Joy of Jazz Concerts.

Day 7:  Departure to Cape Town. Visit Spier Wine Estate for lunch followed by premium wine tasting in the Old Wine Cellar. Classic car transfer followed African choir performance and Food & Wine Pairing dinner at Buiternverwachting Wine Estate, with special speaker Gregory Mutumbe, member of Black Cellar Club (BLACC).

Day 8: Full day Cape Point Tour followed by a visit to Table Mountain.

Day 9: Full day Walk in Mandela’s Footsteps on Robben Island. Main group farewell dinner at Cartel Rooftop with special speaker, Christo Brant (former prison guard of Nelson Mandela).

Day 10: Group departure home or post extension on safari. Afternoon safari with special group sunset drinks stop.

Day 11: Safari experience. Lodge spa book exclusively for group treatments. During afternoon game driver surprise bush dinner with tribal dancers.

Day 12: Departure home.

Key highlights

  • Riverside dinner with Historian.
  • Welcome Dinner with special speaker Wynton Marsalis.
  • Room to Read Workshop with donation to the organisation.
  • Maboneng Township Arts & Culture Experience
  • Classic car transfer, African choir performance followed by Food & Wine pairing with special speaker Gregory Mutumbe.
  • Walk in Mandela’s Footsteps on Robben Island
  • Farewell Africa Themed dinner at Carterl Rooftop with Christo Brandt.
  • Special group sunset drinks stop.
  • Surprise bush dinner with tribal dancers.

Feedback from the client

“I really don’t think it would have come off so smoothly and creatively without your team. Sometimes I wish all our DMCs were like Grosvernor Tours!  There is already talk of repeating the program in 2021 – so very excited for that.

Thanks to your team for their untiring care and attention.  It was a great success and all the lovely people were so appreciative. And the safari was a great end to a fantastic program”.