SOUTH AFRICA: SOWETO TOWNSHIP & SAFARI
Nelson Mandela's home and archeological excavations outside of Johannesburg are explored.
Explore the shanty-town streets of South Western Township near Johannesburg where the anti-apartheid movement bloomed just decades ago. Witness evidence of the struggle for equality at Nelson Mandela's home and Regina Mundi church. Then, meet some of the smiling, friendly locals by visiting a township school. Not all history in this area is as new as the anti-apartheid movement. In fact some of the oldest hominid skeletons in the world were found just outside Johannesburg at the Cradle of Humankind. Discover the early human story and explore current archeological excavations as hosts Nathan and Seamus crawl through caves. South Africa is known for its incredible wildlife. Just near the Botswana border lies Madikwe Game Reserve where the family discovers why rhinos charge, how lions protect their dinner and learns bush survival skills on a kids safari outing.