Classic Escapes has a tour package available called “In the Footsteps of the Royals,” which you take through 2020. The jaunt is 10 days in length, just like the Sussexes’ royal tour, and stops include many of the visits the couple made while they were on the continent.
You’ll spend the first two days in Cape Town. After arriving, you’ll head to your hotel in the suburb of Newlands and get settled.
On day 3, you’ll see the beautiful natural sites the city has to offer, with a trip to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach, where you’ll get a chance to see rare animals like zebras and will be able to get close to African penguins. From there, you’ll travel to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to get even more at one with nature.
Day 4 brings you to Bo-Kaap, the colourful Cape Town district that’s home to the Auwal Mosque. It’s South Africa’s oldest masjid, and Harry and Meghan visited it on their tour. You’ll receive a cooking lesson there, where you’ll learn how to make samosas and Malay curry, before you’ll end your day in District Six. Harry and Meghan travelled to this historic Cape Town neighbourhood on their first day in the country. You’ll receive your own tour, and you’ll also head to Langa, Cape Town’s oldest black township.
Day 5 will see you head to Table Mountain, the breathtaking cliff on the coast of South Africa. You’ll also visit Justice Desk, the NGO the couple visited on their first day in South Africa. It’s also where Meghan made this inspiring speech:
From there, you’ll visit the Constantia winelands region, where you’ll get your own wine tasting and vineyards tour, along with a lunch.
On day 6, you’ll leave Cape Town and fly to Skukuza to head to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in all of Africa. You’ll spend that day and days 7 and 8 on safari, staying at the Imbali Safari Lodge.
Day 10 brings you to Johannesburg, where you’ll visit the Mandela Family Museum, Apartheid Museum and Hector Peterson Square and be able to reflect on how far the country has come in its fight for equality. You’ll also visit the township of Soweto, a key part of the country, where many protests and demonstrations eventually helped bring an end to the cruel apartheid era. Your day will end with a farewell dinner at your hotel.
If you choose to extend your trip, you can also purchase an excursion to Chobe National Park in Botswana, which Harry visited during the Sussexes’ tour. You’ll stay at Chobe Game Lodge and then travel to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to see the largest waterfall in the world and then take a cruise on the Zambezi River.
Prices for the journey vary according to season, but the tour starts at US$7,395. It’s worth noting that doesn’t include airfare, and the Chobe extension is extra.
It sounds like a true must for any huge royals fan, or anyone who wants to explore southern Africa more and see some of the amazing things the continent has to offer!