AFRICA

23rd October - 1st November 2019 

SINGING SAFARI 

'nature & song in perfect harmony'

    SOUTH AFRICA

Music and dance are the very heartbeat 

of this colourful & vibrant nation. 

 

The scenically diverse landscapes, contrasting ecosystems coupled with the dynamic melting pot of African culture make it one of the continent’s most fascinating and rewarding countries to visit.


Wild in nature, warm in heart, beautiful people

 and red skies at night.


Join us for a Wild Voice adventure in Africa!




LOCATION

SINGING

Over the course of your time in Africa we will be singing in harmony and embracing the deep musical heritage of South Africa. 


We have arranged some amazing singing experiences with some of South Africa's top choirs and musical talents. 


Our singing and musical workshops with  special guests, will take you deep into the roots of Gospel and African music. Check out the itinerary for more details.  

Dreaming of Africa?

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SAFARI

During our African retreat we will spend 3 days on safari, amongst the animals in the most magical setting.


Set on the crater of a long extinct volcano, this alkaline area is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is situated in the Bojanala Region in South Africa’s North West Province. This reserve covers 

55000 hectares of wilderness and is home to Africa’s “Big Five”.


On top of the fabulous Safari tours, we will gather around the campfire to sing under the stars and take in the breathtaking atmosphere.



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ADVENTURE


 *Special singing workshops with some of Africa's leading choirs and artists


*3 days on luxury Safari


*A guided cycling tour of Soweto's townships 


*Sea kayaking in the 

Atlantic Ocean 


*Getting up close and personal on penguin island


 *Experiencing real life changing projects that are helping shape the regions future


*Wine tasting in the Winelands region


and much more!!  


ACCOMMODATION

Pilanesberg

Black Rhino Lodge 

During your time in Africa you will stay in stunning  accommodation. All set in an amazing 

location, big on comfort and perfect to aid your 

uninterrupted enjoyment.

Johannesburg

The Maslow 

Protea 

Franschhoek

'It was simply superb from start to finish!' Angela Hall

THE PLAN

Day 1


Arrive and relax - followed by an exciting guided cycling tour around the Soweto townships. Get to know the different Soweto communities up close up and personal. Relish this unique experience and insight into the local community & culture.  

Day 2


Get ready to feel the music! A day of drumming, Gumboot dancing & singing awaits you! Learn the traditional beats and moves in this brilliant workshop. A very special Gospel choir experience with one of South Africa's leading choirs will bring the day to a close. 

Day 3


We head into the Wild of the Bojanala Region to begin our Safari adventure. Set in the valley at the foot of a volcanic crater, Black Rhino Lodge is the perfect luxury backdrop for a South African 'Safari Singing Adventure'. 

Day 4


With daily game drives to see the magnificent 'big five' animals you will be expertly guided through the region. If you prefer to kick back and relax by the pool/bar thats fine! Campfire songs under the stars will complete the day perfectly.

Day 6


Welcome to the Winelands! We arrive in Franschhoek, a charming picture-perfect town . Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, all set  against a picturesque mountain back drop.  A day of relaxation, sampling wines and exploring. 

Day 5


With 2 guided tours available you can head out on Safari or simply kick back by the pool. Enjoy the wonderful local food served by the amazing staff at the Black Rhino lodge and immerse yourself in the wild of one of Africa's best Safari lodges. 

Day 7


Today we will experience a truly unique and authentic introduction to South Africa's social and community projects. Innovative and inspiring; these projects are not treated as tourist attractions, instead we will be educated, informed and inspired as we visit 2 community projects and join together in song. 

Day 8


Today we travel to Simon's Town located on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula to embark on a sea kayaking adventure! Cool, clear, sparkling waters...we will kayak to Boulders Beach to be greeted by the penguins and seals! This really is a once in a life time adventure! 

Day 9


Today we bring our African experience together for a final 2 hour singing workshop with special guests. Coupled with a day of leisure exploring the charming Franschhoek or heading out for more adventure, this promises to be a time for celebration and song. 



Day 10


Transfer to the Cape Town Airport ready to prepare for our journey home. 

FAQs


How long is the trip?


The trip is 9 nights, 10 days long. 


What is included in the price?


Internal travel, accommodation & food


9 breakfasts 

5 lunches 

3 dinners 

1 bottle of water per person per day 

All breakfasts, lunches and dinners whilst on safari 

Private tour guide and transport throughout the trip 

All accommodation of high standard including:


The Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg…featuring en suite rooms, a bar, an urban bistro restaurant, a spa and swimming Pool. 

Black Rhino Game Lodge… featuring ensuite rooms, a decking to every bedroom, a bar, lounge and pool with sun loungers. 

Protea Hotel, Franschhoek…set amongst the beautiful mountains featuring an attractive courtyard, a swimming pool, restaurant & bar.



 *please note external flights are not included


Highlights


An expert led guided bike tour of the local Soweto Townships  

Kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean and guided by an Adventure Works instructor  

A visit to Boulders Beach 

Entrance to the Ethnic Musical Instrument museum 

Wine tasting and cellar tour at Grand Provence 


A truly unique, authentic and enriching introduction to some of the local community projects, some of which help the elderly and young in the local area, all supported by uThando charities. *We are pleased to say that a portion of the tour cost also goes directly to uThando charities.  


Music, singing & dance!


Drumming workshop & Gumboot dancing 


A cappella singing experience with Major Voices, a 10 piece African a cappella group performing a fusion of Iscathamiya, choral and soul combined with drumming and dancing! 


A once in a life time Gospel choir experience


Singing around the campfire, under the stars whilst on safari 


Singing with the local communities 


Safari


Experience wildlife in their natural habitat


Two daily game drives to see the animals roam, including Africa’s ‘Big Five’



Wellbeing


Morning mindfulness and meditation in stunning locations 


Singing and vocal exercises throughout the week 


What is not included? 


Gate entry fees when on safari, approx 121R per person per night. 


Any dinners & lunches that are not included in the itinerary 


Personal spending money


External flights 


What can I expect to pay for any items that are not included in the trip? 


The main items would be lunches, dinners, drinks and gratuities, which you can expect to pay the following:


2 course lunch at a local restaurant from around £15pp (wine estate lunch would be double)

3 course dinner at a local restaurant from around £30pp

Soft drinks from around £1.50

beer from around £3

glass of wine from around £4

restaurant tipping 10 – 15%

gratuities are subjective but we recommend anything around £3.50pp per day for a driver and £7pp per day for a guide (£10pp per day total)


What can I expect to pay for a return flight to South Africa? 


As of July 2018, you can buy a return flight for South Africa, Johannesburg from as little as £564.   


When should I book my flight? 


Please wait to be notified by us before you book your flights. The trip will run to a minimum number, once this is achieved we will notify you to book your flights.  


Are there limited spaces?


This is a small sized group of 18 people so we advise you book early to avoid disappointment. 


Are the rooms shared accommodation?


Yes, accommodation is based on 2 sharing. All accommodation is of very high standard. If you require a single room, please do get in touch, there is a supplement attached to each single room. 


What is the cost of the trip and do you have a payment plan? 


The cost of the trip on the early-bird price is £3459. After which the price is £3995.  


A non refundable deposit of £459 deposit is required on booking to secure your place on the trip. 


The remaining balance can be paid in the following 4 instalments: 


£750 due 30 days after booking (approx 1 month) 

£750 due 60 days after booking (approx 2 months) 

£750 due 90 days after booking (approx 3 months) 

£750 due 120 days after booking (approx 4 months) 



*This is a once in a lifetime trip, so to help with payments, we can organise a payment plan to help you manage your instalments. Please contact us at jess@wildvoiceadventures.com to discuss this in more detail.  


Will I have any free time during the trip? 


You can choose what you do. If you wish to opt out of the planned itinerary then you can do so. You will also have a free day in Franschhoek where you can please yourself. Nearby activities such as horse riding, golfing, biking and fishing can be arranged, or Cape Town is an hour away so if you wish to spend a day there then you can do. 


Can I extend my stay in South Africa?


If you wish to extend your stay in South Africa either side of the trip commence date and finish date then you are free to do so. Please notify us if this is what you plan to do. 



What happens if I need to cancel? 


We cannot offer you a refund if you cancel less than 4 months before the start of the trip. Please also note, the deposit you’ve paid is non-refundable. If you wish to gift your place to someone else or sell it on that is not a problem as long as you let us know.


*For more detailed information on cancellations and changes to your booking please read our terms and conditions. 


BOOK NOW

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER OF £3459

AVAILABLE UNTIL 30th SEPTEMBER 2018

(after which the price of the retreat will be £3995




TO BE A PART OF THIS INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE 

A DEPOSIT OF JUST £459 WILL SECURE YOUR PLACE!


Click the PayPal link below:

South Africa Deposit

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*Please note that by booking you place and paying your deposit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out by Wild Voice Adventures. Please follow the link to read these carefully as they form part of the agreement between yourself and Wild Voice. You can view our terms and conditions by clicking here

Call 01604 549 201 or email jess@wildvoiceadventures.com if you have any questions.