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The South Africa Tour Will Visit The Apartheid Museum, Go Whale Watching, And Much More!

The South Africa Tour Will Visit The Apartheid Museum, Go Whale Watching, And Much More!

Start planning now for an exciting, enjoyable South Africa tour with The Complete Traveler, which is planned for September 27 to October 10, 2019. There is so much to do, and so much to see, and although it may be October in the U.S., it’s Spring in South Africa, a time of rebirth and renewal. Nests are chirping, the newborn frolic amongst the prides of females protecting their offspring, calves wobble to the new terrains and water drawn toddlers are carefully observed by protective females.

The South Africa tour will visit The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualized the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.

The exhibits have been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid. A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.

In Cape Town, the South Africa tour will head to Hermanus for whale watching. Hermanus has been recognized by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. The best time to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is between July and November either from land, by boat or from the air via a scenic flight. You are almost guaranteed of seeing whales in October! To see pictures of whales and explore their website, visit http://www.hermanus.co.za/whale-watching.

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At Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, our South Africa tour will visit a penguin colony. The penguins first came to False Bay in 1983 from Dyer Island, which is near Gansbaai. Back then, there was plenty for them to eat and the colony grew rapidly. Sadly, commercial fishing, marine pollution, and habitat destruction have taken their toll on the colony. In 1910, it was estimated that there were approximately one-and-a-half million African Penguins; a century later, the aquatic bird was classified as an endangered species. By 1982, there were only two breeding pairs remaining. Incredible conservation efforts have grown the Boulders colony to over 3,000 birds in recent years. Seeing penguins in their natural habitat is a great reason to bring your camera and take photos and make memories to last a lifetime!

Contact The Complete Traveler with an email or call (913) 648-1560 to make your reservations for the South Africa tour next fall.


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This place is great! Not only will you find everything (and more) that you need in the travel store, but Gerry and his wife are absolutely THE BEST at customer service (which we all know is lacking these days).

Maureen S.

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2017-03-10T11:17:07+00:00

Maureen S.

This place is great! Not only will you find everything (and more) that you need in the travel store, but Gerry and his wife are absolutely THE BEST at customer service (which we all know is lacking these days).

Very Knowledgeable & Personable Guide

Dana and I really enjoyed our trip with you Gerry.  I liked not changing lodging every day, and Gerry is a very knowledgeable and personable guide.  Our money was well spent with The Complete Traveler.  If I ever get rich I’ll go to South Africa with you.  In the meantime, I would like to go back to Ireland in 2 years.  When the time comes, I’ll be in looking for help.

Peter N.

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2017-03-10T11:18:25+00:00

Peter N.

Dana and I really enjoyed our trip with you Gerry.  I liked not changing lodging every day, and Gerry is a very knowledgeable and personable guide.  Our money was well spent with The Complete Traveler.  If I ever get rich I’ll go to South Africa with you.  In the meantime, I would like to go back to Ireland in 2 years.  When the time comes, I’ll be in looking for help.

So Much More Than What We Expected

Ireland has been on our bucket list for a long time and we have just returned. When we first got serious about putting together a trip, some friends suggested we visit with Mary N Gerry Buckley at The Complete Traveler in Overland Park, and we are so glad we did. This trip was so much more than what we expected. Gerry shares his passion and knowledge of his homeland, and Mary gently keeps everyone on time and comfortable. And if a bus tour isn't your thing, they will help you put together your own trip of a lifetime and not just to Ireland. John and I strongly encourage you to check out this small travel agency. You will love them!!

Eileen W.

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2017-03-29T11:26:04+00:00

Eileen W.

Ireland has been on our bucket list for a long time and we have just returned. When we first got serious about putting together a trip, some friends suggested we visit with Mary N Gerry Buckley at The Complete Traveler in Overland Park, and we are so glad we did. This trip was so much more than what we expected. Gerry shares his passion and knowledge of his homeland, and Mary gently keeps everyone on time and comfortable. And if a bus tour isn't your thing, they will help you put together your own trip of a lifetime and not just to Ireland. John and I strongly encourage you to check out this small travel agency. You will love them!!

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