South Africa & Botswana – April 2015
With researchers, explorers and authors Michael Tellinger & Dean Liprini
DATE: April14th – 1st May 2015
For Full 17 Day Tour: $4300 (USD),
Optional 11 Day Tour: $3000 (USD) as per itinerary 14th April to the 24th April,
Optional 9 Day Tour: $2500 (USD) as per itinerary 24th April to the 1st May
16 nights and 17 days, including accommodation and meals (except where stated). Also includes transport, portage, game lodge and game drive as well as two internal transfer flights. Excludes International flights to and from South Africa.
A 17 day experience that will transform the way you perceive yourself and the world around you. Time will be spent interacting and connecting to the nature and spirit of the ancient megalithic Sacred Sites of southern Africa and the energies, wisdom and memories they hold.
SACRED SITES TOUR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
WITH MICHAEL TELLINGER & DEAN LIPRINI
14th April 2015 – 1st May 2015
An experience that will transform the way you perceive yourself and the world around you.
Kruger National Park – Stone Circles – Giant Footprint – Tsodilo Hills – Serpent Cave -
San Bushmen – Garden Route – Robberg Burial Site – Cathedral Rock – Table Mountain – Ascenscion Cave – Cape Point – Pyramid of the All Seeing Eye - Sacred Hippo Fertility Cave
Book your ticket to arrive on 14th April 2015 to: Nelspruit Airport / Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (IATA:MQP) via Johannesburg (JNB- OR Thambo airport) booking two separate flights works out cheaper than direct booking)
Book return flight on 1st May from: Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
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14th April 2015 – ARRIVAL
Shuttle to hotel. Relax, unwind, and spend the day at your leisure.
15th April 2015 – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – (B/L/D)
In the morning your guides Michael and Dean will welcome you on the journey and we will have time to meet our fellow adventurers. We then head off on an unforgettable overnight excursion into the wild, “Big 5” famous Kruger National Park game reserve. We will travel from Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie and the Main Rest Camp or Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp. We will enjoy our own morning game viewing drive around this exquisite park and later in the afternoon and into the evening we will join a professional guide and enjoy sun downers in the African Bushveld. An optional early morning game the following day (16th April) is also available at own cost.
16th April 2015 – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK & ADAMS CALENDAR – (B/L/D)
After a morning drive through the Kruger Park experiencing Africa’s amazing wildlife, we travel on to Adams Calendar in Kaapsche Hoop for an afternoon at one of the earliest stone calendar sites in the world. We will spend the rest of the day amongst these ancient monoliths and imbibe the great wonder and beauty that enshrines this incredible site. Michael will share his insights and research of the area over the past 6 years and Dean will add his own regarding the landscape and energies of this mysterious calendar site. As the sun sets we will experience the workings of these magical stones. If time allows we will stop and interact with the wild horses of Kaapsche Hoop. What stories will they have to tell us? We overnight near Waterval Boven.
17th April 2015 – MYSTERIOUS STONE CIRCLES OF WATERVAL BOVEN – (B/L/D)
The next morning, bright and early, we meet up with Michael for a guided walk through some of the many strange stone circle anomalies that cover the entire landscape (more than 200 square kilometers). Each has a unique shape and none have doors or entrances. We will explore why, how and by whom these structures were built.
After lunch at Michael’s restaurant and a quick visit to the Stone Circle Museum
18th April 2015 – THE GIANT FOOTPRINT – AMSTERDAM, MPUMALANGA (B/L/D)
This morning we are in for a treat as Michael leads us to the mysterious Giant Footprint and shares his insights and research of this monumental mark of humanity. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this beautiful country side setting before heading to Johannesburg and if time allows, a late afternoon visit to Sterkfontein Caves. Then we overnight at the incredible 4 star Misty Hills Hotel. This charming stone-built complex, which was originally a Hindu monastery, has been tastefully converted into a stunning hotel that embodies the ethos of Africa. Set in lush landscaped gardens and surrounded by natural forest and grassland, this rustic retreat serves as the perfect African getaway destination. The rooms are in a tranquil setting, amid beautiful water features and authentic African artworks. Enjoy the late afternoon at your leisure, experiencing this beautiful space, followed by a unique dinner experience.
Best make the most of it before we head to the out – back of Tsodilo Hills, Botswana!
19th April 2015 – BOTSWANA / GHANZIE – (B/L/D)
Botswana here we come! An unforgettable 6 – day overland journey to Tsodilo Hills and the Serpent Cave, the earliest yet archaeologically recorded ceremonial site in the world!
This will be a fully catered camping journey, starting with our first overnight in Ghanzie. Here we will meet Andrea Hardbattle, and his clan of free – living San Bushman.
The day will be spent meeting and sharing with the community, learning tracking skills and making ostrich egg shell bead necklaces. That night, if the spirit is flowing, Twige, a Bushman spiritual medicine man, will perform a healing spirit fire dance for us, a once in a lifetime experience!
21st April 2015 - BOTSWANA / TSODILO HILLS – (B/L/D)
An overland journey to the sacred Tsodilo Hills. We arrive in the late afternoon at the base of the great Mother Mountain of Tsodillo where we will set up our camp in the wilderness. Just before sunset we will gather and do a circle dance around an old African Baobab Tree and enjoy a fireside dinner.
22nd April 2015 - BOTSWANA / TSODILO HILLS – (B/L/D)
Tsodilo Hills is a sacred African ceremonial place featuring a 27ft, naturally formed python in the stone. The preeminent Zulu Shaman, Baba Credo Mutwa visited this space as an initiate many years ago where he made offerings of jasper spear heads to the serpent, as many had done before him. In the early morning we will visit the cave with our Bushman guide and will make a fire the original way by rubbing two sticks together, and we will offer prayers and intentions for humanity and Mother Earth. The serpent represents the Milky Way, and being a conduit to the stars, prayers were offered through the serpent to the star gods and goddesses as is the African way. There will be plenty of time for group and alone time, wanderings and meditation. In the evening, a fireside dinner and storytelling.
23rd April 2015 – BOTSWANA / TSODILO HILLS – (B/L/D)
We explore the amazing Aba Ama Ana (mother father child), the 3 mountains of Tsodilo, and their unique and special energies. Dean will share some of his archaeo-astronomy findings regarding the Gatekeepers and earth energies that surround Tsodillo Hills. In the afternoon we will meet with the local families living on the land surrounding Tsodillo. Craft buying opportunity here!
24th April 2015 – WILDERNESS EBB & FLOW NATURE RESERVE (B/L/D)
We travel to Maun airport and fly to the town of George which is on the famous Garden Route of the Southern Cape coast. From there we head to Wilderness, a beautiful village on the Touws River, and the Ebb and Flow Nature Reserve and National Park, where we will stay overnight. The Touws River has been a source of life and nurturing to many humans and other creatures over hundreds and thousands of years. In the afternoon we will visit an ancient Mother cave that overlooks the river and do a meditation and circle dance as we reflect on the tides of the balance of Nature and all Life…We remember the songs as we hold ceremony in the cave. Later, a fireside dinner and a restful sleep in wooden chalets at the Ebb and Flow Reserve.
In the early morning we drive to the famous Knysna Heads and enjoy breakfast overlooking the ocean and lagoon. Afterwards, a visit to an early Strandloper (Indigenous beach walker) cave for a meditation. Then on to the Robberg Peninsula, a magical and mystical place with painted grave stones, chosen by the ancients for special burial rituals. From here the beautiful Bay of Plettenberg stretches in a huge arc to the East, and ends where the great range of mountains, the Hottentots Holland that we have been following for 700km, finally explodes out into these beautiful waters at Cathedral Rock. This stretch of the Indian Ocean is enriched with a great abundance of life and is the feeding grounds of our watery and playful friends the dolphins.
It is also a breeding sanctuary for the whales. The rest of the day will be spent exploring this magical place as we swim in the bay, connect with the dolphins and whales and walk the beautiful beach. What will we experience, what feelings are expressed?
In the evening we will check into our luxury chalet accommodations at Keurbooms Strand that overlook the ocean. Will the dolphins greet us? At sunset, we will meet on the beach for a group meditation.
26th April 2015 – CATHEDRAL ROCK – KEURBOOMSTRAND (B/L/D)
We begin our morning with a beach walk to the sacred burial ground of Cathedral Rock, where we will spend the rest of the day enshrined in the energies of this powerful portal. We will share a light picnic lunch and eat food straight out the sea (mussels, oysters, seaweed, etc.) to further ingest the Life Force of this sacred place. We will visit caves with some of the deepest shell middens in the world as we connect with the antiquity of Humanity and the Human Spirit, as well as the animals of land, sea and sky. We connect with each other and share all we have gathered. We perform a special rebirthing and seeding ritual. We sing our song of healing from this powerful portal, our ray of hope for our planet and Humanity. Namaste. We enjoy a beach party and fireside dinner. Overnight Keurbooms.
27th April 2015 – CAPE TOWN – TABLE MOUNTAIN (B/L/D)
Cape Town here we come! Optional sunrise meditation / swim. On route to Cape Town, we pass near the Blombos Cave, an archaeological site made famous by the discovery of 75,000-year-old pieces of ochre engraved with abstract designs, beads made from Nassarius shells and c. 80,000-year-old bone tools. Some of the earliest evidence for shell fishing and possibly fishing has been discovered at the site and dates to c. 140,000 years ago. We visit one of the sacred caves at Mosselbaai, the so-called Cape St Blaize Cave with its Great Guardian Rock Being overlooking its entrance. What have these Ancient Beings seen, what knowledge and wisdom do they have to share with us….what long forgotten song would they like to hear? We do meditation on our central core energy. Lunch overlooking the ocean.
We arrive in the Mother City, beautiful Cape Town and check in to our accommodations. We enjoy a sunset dinner at Camps Bay overlooking the beach and ocean – magnificent!
We overnight at the Cape Town Lodge.
28th April 2015 – TABLE MOUNTAIN & ASCENSION CAVE (B/L/D)
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a Peninsula enshrined by the two primal oceans – the Atlantic and the Indian. We journey up to the top of Table Mountain, experiencing the energies of the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra of the Cape Peninsula. We visit the sacred Eye of the “Table Mountain Goddess”. What do we see? We join together in a Third Eye meditation in the portal of the Eye of the Table Mountain Goddess.
In the Sun Valley lies a Great Mother cave, an ancient sanctuary, burial cave and earth mother womb, where more than 14 skeletons were removed from their resting place. Come and meet the stone guardians overlooking this sacred cave of the ancients. Above is the ‘Cave of Ascension’, believed to be a ritual cave of rebirth and fertility.
Aligned to the Summer solstice, this is one of the Cape’s most sacred caves. We will visit the burial cave and show our love and respect while honoring the ancestors of this sacred place.
We will then literally ascend to the crystalline Ascension cave, to experience the light energies of this sacred portal. Along the way, Dean will share more ancient knowledge of sacred geometries and healing plants and make a tea from the natural herbs in the area for all to share as we imbibe the energies that enshrine this special place.
29th April 2015 – CAPE POINT – PRIMAL BASE CHAKRA (B/L)
We awake and after a scrumptious breakfast we travel further down the south western tip of the Peninsula, visiting the Simon’s Town penguins enroute. At the Cape of Good Hope, we place our feet in the ocean at this vortex of sacred waters to experience the powerful energies found here. What do we feel? We are at the south western tip of Africa, the Divine Tuning fork. Will we resonate with this great energy and get in tune? Here at this powerful earth-energy point, at the primal Root Chakra of Africa, we move to the beach to perform a ceremony together, a seeding of intention into the primal womb waters and vortex where the two great Oceans meet. Here we will enjoy a picnic lunch at this beautiful and special place.
After our sharing and if time allows, we venture forth for a late afternoon stroll into the nearby African Township with Nuntonsi, our local guide. Here we will experience the feelings and emotions of life in the Township. We meet with everyday people, local musicians and traditional healers. We join together in song and dance.
At sunset we visit the sacred Pyramid All Seeing Eye Rock for a meditation. Now that we have a better understanding of the energy flow and chakra’s of the Cape Peninsula, we start to focus our attention on the solar plexus while we meditate. We overnight at the Cape Town Lodge.
30th April 2015 – THE WINELANDS – PAARL MOUNTAIN – SACRED HIPPO FERTILITY CAVE
We travel one hour outside Cape Town to the historic wine estates between Paarl Mountain, Franschoek and Stellenbosch – the famous South African wine lands. We experience a vortex created by the convergence of two great mountain ranges. We will visit the Sacred Hippo Womb Cave on the great Paarl (Pearl) Rock to pay our respects to the ancients and then venture into the wine lands for a lunch and wine tasting (the Spirit of the Grape!).
Then back to Cape Town to prepare for our final bash at MAMA AFRICA , to celebrate our journey together to the sound of live African music, drumming and marimba. Let’s dance the night away!
1st May 2015 – DEPARTURE - Shuttle to Airport or stay longer to explore more of Cape Town and South Africa.
(Best arrange late evening flight to next destination, to allow for a day of African markets and shopping).
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SACRED SITES ADVENTURE TOUR : SOUTH AFRICA & BOTSWANA April 2015
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Full 17 Day Tour
as per itinerary 14th April to May 1st
Shared Accommodation 50% Deposit/payment $2215.00
Full 17 Day Tour
as per itinerary 14th April to May 1st
Single/Private Accommodation 50% Deposit/payment $2575.00
11 Day Tour
as per itinerary 14th April to the 24th
Shared Accommodation 50% Deposit/payment $1545 (USD)
11 Day Tour
as per itinerary 14th April to the 24th
Single/Private Accommodation 50% Deposit/payment $1800
9 Day Tour
as per itinerary 24th April to the 1st May
Shared Accommodation 50% Deposit/payment $1288 (USD)
9 Day Tour
as per itinerary 24th April to the 1st May.
Single/Private Accommodation. 50% Deposit/payment $1494 (USD)