Sherri Wayne

Shertina's Travel, LLC

12-Day South Africa with Robbens Island

Apr 6, 2021 to Apr 18, 2021
Cape Town, Hluhluwe, eSwatini, Hazyview, and Johannesburg

Africa is an adventure that has something for everyone - opulence, luxury, nature, wildlife, health & wellness, gastronomic discoveries, diverse culture, and history. Shertina's Travel, LLC has selected South Africa for its next adventure and its the most exciting destination to date.

This tour group will include participation in the Pack for a Purpose initiative. It's an opportunity for travelers like yourself to make a lasting impact in the community of your travel destination. This will be accomplished by saving some space in your suitcase to take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in needs which will create a priceless impact in the live of the local children and families.

The selected organization will be determined closer to the departure date.

What's included in this trip*:

  • Intra-flight Cape Town-Durban
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Cape Town
    • 1 night Hluhluwe
    • 1 night eSwatini
    • 2 nights Hazyview
    • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All ground transfers within the destination 
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Game drives in modern 10-seater safari vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Transportation to Cape Town Hotel
  • Transportation to Johannesburg Airport

Special Features

  • Experience Cape Town, during the city tour pass by Castle of Good Hope, the Grande Parade and visit Table Mountain
  • Tour historic Robben Island*, a World Heritage Site and view the former prison cell of Nelson Mandela
  • During the Cape Peninsula Tour, visit the Cape of Good Hope reserve and view the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach
  • Game viewing cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, a uniquely diverse ecosystem
  • Game drive through Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
  • A thrilling game drive in an open-vehicle through Kruger National Park
  • In Soweto, the most metropolitan township, visit Nelson Mandela’s former home

    *The operation of the Robben Island ferry is dependent on weather and sea conditions. If the ferry is canceled, the visit to Robben Island will be replaced with alternate sightseeing

    What's not included:

    1. Travel insurance (REQUIRED to participate in my tour)
    2. International airfare* (airfare rates will be available by 5/22/2020 - averages between $800 - $1000 for travel in April)
    3. Roundtrip airport transportation TO and FROM your local airport 
    4. Gratuities for Driver and Tour Guide** 
    5. Items of a personal nature
    6. Meals not mentioned above

    * Check your frequent flyer account(s) to see if you have enough points for reward travel OR be on the look out for an email to be sent by the second week in May 2020 when group airfare becomes available. Traveling together will be great but individual tickets more often than not prices better than group tickets.
    **Suggested $10 per day for Tour Guide and $5 per day for Driver.

    Pack for a Purpose

    This tour includes an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. The initiative will entail a donation to a local organization or saving some space in your luggage to pack some much needed supplies such as books, art supplies, pencils, etc. You’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of local children and families.

    This is completely voluntary so please do not feel obligated to participate. I have contacted one of the organizations focused on Child Welfare called The Backpack to get more direction on how we can help. More details will follow as we get closer to our departure date.

    Is This Trip Right for You?
    This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups are required. There are two long days spent on the coach between eSwatini and Hazyview, as well as between Hazyview and Johannesburg. For your comfort, several stops will be made along the way including a lunch break. While the majority of the tour will be performed in an air-conditioned motor coach, game drives will be conducted in small safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned. While the majority of South Africa is malaria-free, visitors to Kruger National Park are encouraged to consult their health care providers regarding malaria prophylaxis. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion.

    Itinerary (a day-to-day detailed itinerary of activities will be included in your final travel documents):

    • DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for South Africa
    • DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Cape Town
    • DAY 3, Thursday - Cape Town City Tour
      • Robben Island tour - The operation of the Robben Island ferry is dependent on weather and sea conditions. If the ferry is canceled, the visit to Robben Island will be replaced with alternate sightseeing 
    • DAY 4, Friday - Cape Peninsula Tour
      • Includes a visit with a penguin colony at Boulder Beach and a home hosted dinner
    • DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Cape Town
      • Includes a Full Day South Africa Wine Tour
    • DAY 6, Sunday - Flight to Durban, Game Viewing Cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary
    • DAY 7, Monday - Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Travel to eSwatini
    • DAY 8, Tuesday - eSwatini Sightseeing and Matsamo Village Visit
      • Includes a visit to the Ngwenya glass factory
    • DAY 9, Wednesday - Kruger National Park Game Drive
    • DAY 10, Thursday - Panorama Route to Johannesburg
    • DAY 11, Friday - Soweto Tour
      • Includes a fascinating glimpse of the bustling neighborhood life of Soweto, the most metropolitan township in the country, setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language
    • DAY 12, Saturday - Depart South Africa
      • Our return flight will get us back to the US on Sunday.

    Cancellation policy:


    Shertina's Travel, LLC will charge a separate cancellation fee of $100 outside of the tour operators cancellation policy. This cancellation fee covers the administrative work that goes into managing this group trip and the loss of commission. No shows for all or part of services will be treated as a cancellation resulting in 100% cancellation fee of the total tour cost.

    Tour Operator Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation PenaltyResulting Penalty
    If canceled up to 91 days prior to departure$300 per person
    If canceled between 90 and 31 days prior to departure50% of cost
    If canceled between 30 and 2 days prior to departure90% of cost
    If canceled 1 day or less prior to departure
    100% of cost
    Change of name will result in a penalty from the airline.TBD by the airline; range between $250-$400

    Travel Insurance
    Missing a vacation is bad enough… losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Also, keep in mind that when traveling, ANYTHING can happen while in destination and your personal insurance may take time to process a claim leaving you left in the country until your bill is paid.  Travel insurance is therefore REQUIRED to join this tour. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don’t have to worry about being over-insured. Email me ( to request a customized insurance quote. If you decide to purchase travel insurance on your own, I will REQUIRE proof prior to final payment on January 2, 2021.

    Additional Notes
    • Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates. Your passport should not expire before September 30, 2021.
    • Upon entry into South Africa, passport holders are required to have at least one, entirely blank (unstamped) visa page (i.e. one side of such a page not front and back thereof) in their passport, each time entry is sought into South Africa. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/ amendment pages at the back of the passport. South African government regulations prohibit airlines from boarding passengers without the required blank visa page.
    • Children Under 18 traveling to South Africa:
      Effective October 1, 2014, the South African Department of Home Affairs has introduced new documentation requirements for visitors under the age of 18 years traveling to South Africa. Passengers traveling with children under 18 to South Africa are responsible to determine the requirements and to prepare the correct documentation. Two parents traveling together with a child under 18 must produce an unabridged English-language birth certificate of the child reflecting the particulars of the parents of the child. When one parent is traveling with a child, he/she must also provide an affidavit from the other parent registered as a parent on the birth certificate of the child, authorizing him or her to enter South Africa with the child he or she is traveling with, or a court order granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child or, where applicable, a death certificate of the other parent registered as a parent of the child on the birth certificate. Children under 18 traveling without parents require additional documentation.
    • Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
      The CDC recommends you to visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.
    Terms & Conditions
    Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.
    • All payments paid directly to Shertina's Travel, LLC are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Specifically for airline reservations.
    • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your government issued identification.
    • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this low price to be locked in.
    • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan. I recommend putting this payment plan on your personal calendar for tracking.
    • Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Some countries require a full blank “VISA” page in the passport for stamping purposes. Any information provided on travel description pertains to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements. As of the creation of this tour, VISAs are not required to enter South Africa but this is subject to change withour prior notice.
    • Name changes on the land portion are allowed with a $100 name change fee up until the final payment date and $250 after final payment date.

    Available Packages

    Double Occupancy*
    Unavailable as of July 1, 2020

    Deposit: $300.00

    *Please note that rates and availability are subject to change until booked (a deposit is paid) so get your deposit in as soon as possible to secure your spot. This tour is likely to sell out.

    Single Occupancy*
    Unavailable as of July 1, 2020

    Deposit: $300.00

    *Please note that rates and availability are subject to change until booked (a deposit is paid) so get your deposit in as soon as possible to secure your spot. This tour is likely to sell out.

    Extra Options

    Travel Insurance
    Available until February 5, 2021


    You will receive a customized quote which is based on your package cost and date of birth.

    Insurance purchased within 15 days of booking includes pre-existing medical condition coverage.