CME, Safari & Cultural Tour of 
South Africa

November 16 - December 2, 2018

        Group Medical Director: Dr. Steve Szarka,           Hamilton On.

Optional 3-day extension to the breathtaking Victoria Falls, or Mosi-Oa-Tunia - "The Smoke that Thunders"


"The trip to South Africa was awesome - I would rank it up there with my favorite so far with Doctors on Tour. The people in our group were wonderful - it was a total joy and I can see now why South Africa is one of your company's favorite, and most popular, destinations"

               Dyana Driscoll, Toronto, On. - South Africa, 2015

"An extremely interesting, informative and invigorating tour. The medical CME components were excellent and I'm glad that we were able to see and experience so much".

               Dr. Paula Chalmers, Vancouver, B.C. - South Africa, 2017   

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From beaches to mountains, savannah to vineyards...

... the geographic and cultural diversity that South Africa boasts makes it a destination not to be missed! South Africa's cities are also enormously varied, with hustling Johannesburg at its heart, and cosmopolitan Cape Town an enclave of European chic at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. In between you can lose yourself for days on safari in the bush or explore quaint isolated towns breaking up the arid Karoo wilderness. The hot and humid seaside fun of Durban with its even hotter curries is another sharp contrast to the scattering of sedate resorts lining the pretty south coast Garden Route. Abundant wildlife is one of South Africa's major attractions, with many game parks and reserves, including the world-famous Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Reserve, which deliver uniquely African sights, sounds, smells and memories - including the famed "Big Five" (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as much more.

And, if the landscape sounds diverse, wait until you meet the people. South Africa boasts 11 official languages, mostly drawn from its indigenous population, while the colonialist legacy stirred Afrikaners, English and Indians into the mix. That blend has created a wonderful array of food, music and culture that offers something for everyone!

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Cape Town with it's lively vibes and cosmopolitan rhythms and ascend Table Mountain by cable car 

  • Sample food and wine at a wine estate in the Franschhoek Wine Valley, acknowledged as the ‘gourmet capital of South Africa'

  • Experience spectacular game viewing, including the "Big 5", in the world famous Umfolozi and Kruger National Parks (Kapama Private Game Reserve)

  • Enjoy a traditional Boma dinner and Zulu dance performance

  • See the breathtaking Drakensburg Mountains, the highest mountains in Southern Africa, as you travel along the Panoramic Route

  • Spend time in Soweto, Johannesburg's vibrant township (former home of both Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela) with it's unique apartheid museums

CME Program 

(15 CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Conference (2  3-hour sessions) at the Protea Hotel Umfolozi and Kapama River Lodge with lectures by Canadian & South African medical experts & interactive discussions on current medical issues. Keynote presentations include - 

    • "Presentation on the South Africa Health Care System" : Dr Harbor - Chief Specialist & HOD of Family Medicine at the Ngwelezana Hospital in  Empangeni
  • Visits to local, and contrasting, hospital facilities to meet with local physicians, review their facilities and learn about the health care system in the region including the Groote Schuur Hospitala private hospital in Cape Town and the site of the world's first ever heart transplant by Dr. Christian Barnard as well as the associated The Heart of Cape Town Museum and a public hospital in Johannesburg

  • Presentations on African traditional healing practices from a local sangoma (traditional healer)  

  • Visit to an SOS Children's Village in Cape Town

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

Cdn $7,995** / person (double occupancy)

 Academic program reg. fee $650 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $685 / person

 Single supplement - add $1840

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ (competing  programs (that usually do not include include international airfare   from Canada) are often quoted in US$ resulting in a supplement of   over 30% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at August 2018)  

**Early booking savings of $500/person ($1,000/couple) are already     reflected in this price for bookings until May 14, 2018. After this date the price increases to Cdn$8,495/person.

 Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Cape Town and Johannesburg to Toronto
  • Modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation for a total of 13 nights as specified
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants (including wine tasting and lunch at a vineyard in the Franschoek / Stellenbosch winelands
  • Boma dinner and Zulu dance performance)
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums
  • Cruise on the Featherbed Lagoon
  • Wildlife Boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary
  • 5 game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles (Umfolozi and Kapama Private Game Reserve) with professional local English speaking driver-guides
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of a local English speaking cultural expert and guide
  • Porterage

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages (both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through Doctors-on-Tour - please check for further details on page 27 of our detailed brochure
  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone / internet usage, laundry services, etc.

Useful Links and Files (Click below to view)

South Africa CME - Nov 2018 - Flyer

South Africa CME - Nov 2018 - Detailed Brochure


To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

South Africa CME - Nov 2018 - Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form. 

South Africa CME - Nov 2018 - Registration Form


Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance. 

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