South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®), the leisure division of South African Airways, introduces a new package to celebrate the centennial year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The 8-night air-inclusive “Celebrating Mandela’s 100th” package priced at $2,499* (restrictions apply), will take travelers in the footsteps of the new South Africa’s founding father, visiting places where key moments of the struggle for freedom took place. The package highlights include a Robben Island tour, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, an urban cultural tour of the township of Langa in Cape Town with a hands-on, fun-filled cooking session that takes place in a local family home. Other features include a visit to the World Heritage Site of the Cradle of Humankind and a visit to the legendary Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. This poignant and meaningful package includes deluxe accommodations at the Sun Square Cape Town City Bowl, and Southern Sun Katherine Street in Johannesburg’s Sandton area.

Nelson Mandela was an influential part of my childhood whilst growing up in South Africa” said Terry von Guilleaume, president of SAA Vacations. “This package takes you to some of the places which were instrumental in his journey from apartheid South Africa to becoming President. We hope to give the visitor a glimpse of what South Africa was like during those years and its transformation to becoming a democracy. We invite guests to experience this powerful and fascinating part of the country’s history.”

To book the “Celebrate Mandela’s 100th” package call SAA Vacations’ Africa Specialists at 1-855-359-7228 or a professional travel consultant. South African Airways Vacations offers air-inclusive vacation options for all budgets, with experts on hand to ensure its clients experience the vacation of their dreams. For more vacation packages to Southern, Eastern, and Western Africa, please visit www.flysaavacations.com.