Sacred Sites & Ancient Ruins Adventure Tour 2020
October 4th - 19th, 2020
Join South African sacred sites researcher and shaman Dean Liprini and author, scientist, explorer, Michael Tellinger on their 9th Sacred Sites Journey together – combining their individual knowledge and expertise – Visit and explore some of the most mysterious and powerful ancient sites in the world – The Ancient Ruins which is the largest concentration of stone ruins found anywhere on Earth – Experience a journey that will change the way you see the world around you and our ancient past.
Johannesburg – Nelspruit – Waterval Boven – Kimberley – Cape Town – Hout Bay – Noordhoek – Wine Lands
SITES WE WILL VISIT
Kruger Park Safari – Adam’s Calendar – Stone Circle Ruins and Museum – Giant Foot Print – Mysterious Rock Paintings of Stone Circles – Sacred Hot Springs of Emanzana – Tswaing Crater – Driekopseiland Rock Engravings near Kimberley – Wildebeeskuil Bushman Rock Art – Boesmans Gat – Cape Town – Table Mountain – Cape Point where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet – Ascension Cave – All seeing Eye & Pyramid – Long Beach and Monkey Valley Noordhoek – Drumming on the beach – Lunch and wine tasting at the spectacular Cape Wine Lands.
16 days at US$ 4800, single-supplement cost additional US$1000.
Includes accommodation and meals (except where stated), transport, portage, game lodge, guide fees and game drive as well as one internal transfer flights. Excludes International flights to and from South Africa.
ITINERARY & TOUR SCHEDULE
Arrive – October 4th: KMI - KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL Airport.
Depart – October 19th: CPT Cape Town International Airport
Day 1 – Sunday October 4th: Arrival & Transfer to Kruger Park
Fly via O.R Tambo International transfer to KMI - KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL Airport. Arrive at KMI, one of the coolest airports in the world. A shuttle will meet you with one of us and transfer to Pestana Lodge on the Crocodile River for the first night. Dinner, meet and greet, drinks and animal spotting from the deck overlooking the Crocodile River.
Day 2 – Monday October 5th: Kruger National Park
Enter the Kruger Park - Full day safari in the Kruger Park – stop at various sites – Bergendal Camp Water Hole – Lunch on the deck at Skukuza Camp – Stay overnight at Bergendal Camp inside the Kruger Park.
Join the ongoing search for the famous big five, which refers to the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot, a term coined by game hunters many moons ago. The big five are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. If we’re lucky, we might get to see them all! The Kruger National Park is one of the largest reserves in Africa, spanning a length of 360km and a width of 65km. It was first protected by the South African government in 1898, and then became South Africa’s first national park in 1926. A wonderful adventure for animal lovers and bird experts alike, offering a rare chance to get up close and personal with some of South Africa’s most revered wildlife. Connecting with the spirit of the animals and the land.
Day 3 – Tuesday October 6th: Adam’s Calendar – Malaga Hotel
Drive through the Kruger Park on our way out – view more animals – 2,5 hour drive to Lunch at Kaapsegoop Village on the edge of the Barberton Crater – Visit Adam’s Calendar – See the ritual path – Dumuzi’s Grave (Enki’s youngest son) – See the little Sphinx and many large fossils of giants and dinosaurs – Ceremony and meditation at Adam’s Calendar – The oldest working megalithic sun-calendar on Earth – Known as Inzalo Y’langa in Zulu shamanic tradition – meaning “Birthpace of the Sun” where humanity was created by the gods to be slaves in the gold mines. Adam’s Calendar is the oldest known working sun calendar on earth, situated atop a cliff overlooking the Barberton Valley. It is estimated to be over 75,000 years old by archeoastronomers. It is the flagship of the stone circle ruins of Southern Africa.
Michael will share his discoveries on the site and how it correlates with the information found in the ancient Sumerian Tablets and other fascinating discoveries. We will feel the intense energies of the site, as we assist Dean in marking out the energetic fields emanating from the centre of this incredible stone structure.
Travel to Malaga Hotel in the mountainous country, about 40 minutes away. Sundowner drinks and dinner - swim and relax in the beautiful gardens with spectacular mountain views. We will spend 3 nights at Malaga Hotel. Massage and spa facility available.
Day 4 – Wednesday October 7th: Stone Circle Museum and Stone Circle Ruins
Drive 15 minutes to Waterval Boven – The Stone Circle Museum and home base of Michael Tellinger. Discover an advanced vanished civilization and all they left behind more than 300,000 years ago. Michael will show the tools, artefacts, torus stones, cone shaped tools – We will contemplate the mystery of the many mud fossils on display. Fossils of giants, humanoids and reptilian creatures – learn about the ancient technology of the Anunnaki and so much more. Then we visit the first set of ruins.
Lunch at Stone Circle Lodge – Then an easy walk up the mountain – among more stone circles, channels and terraces AND more fossils and mystery on the way. If time permits, we will stop at the quaint Paul Kruger Museum on the way back to the hotel – learn about the ancient Anunnaki gold and Paul Kruger’s Golden train. Dinner at Malaga Hotel.
Day 5 – Thursday October 8th: Giant footprint – Rock Paintings – Sacred Hot Springs at Emanzana Resort.
A rare visit to the mysterious rock paintings on a private farm. These depict the stone circles and are most likely well over 50,000 years old. This rock art is not on public display – seen by less than 100 people ever. Then we continue to the Giant Footprint 1,5 hours away - Marvel at the mystery of this enormous footprint, left in ancient soft concrete residue - from gold mining activity. Similar techniques are used today when extracting gold.
Michael will share as much information as possible about this strange anomaly, including ancient knowledge passed down by the wisdom keepers and elders of South Africa, and channelled information from various channellers who have visited the site. Judging by the size of this footprint, the being it belonged to would have to have been 7 to 10 metres tall. Dean will share his wisdom on the other strange anomalies around the site, including a huge marker stone that is so much more than what meets the eye. We drive to Emanzana Hot Spring Resort about 1 hour – Enjoy the spectacular mountain views, and soak in 3 different temperature hot spring pools. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 – Friday October 9th: Tswaing Crater – Estimated to be 200,000 years old – One of the best examples of impact craters on Earth.
We drive for 3,5 hours to the Tswaing crater near Pretoria. Hike to the edge of the crater – do some meditation and connect with the spirits of the site – learn about the critical role this event played in the history of southern Africa – including the Anunnaki and their gold mining activity. Drive to Misty Hills Resort Hotel – Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant with dancing and singing – a treat for meat eaters – Vegan and vegetarian food available.
Day 7 – Saturday October 10th: Driving to Kimberley – 6-7 hours
Drive to Kimberley – The capital of the Northern Cape Province. A 6-hour drive through some of the spectacular Karoo. A Semi desert area that makes up a large part of central South Africa. Stop for lunch and site-seeing on the way - Check into hotel on arrival in Kimberley – next to the Big Hole – made famous by the diamond mining rush of the 1800s and early 1900s. Sundowners on the grass and dinner.
Day 8 – Sunday October 11th: Rock Engravings at Driekopseiland
Drive to Driekopseiland site about 60 km out of Kimberley, located next to the Riet River. The black andesite glacial rock that hugs the river is covered by around two thousand engravings – making this one of the most spectacular rock engraving sites anywhere on Earth. We will spend several hours there exploring and swimming and basking in the powerful energy created by the river and the rocks. Perform a shamanic ceremony lead by Dean – Connect to the spirit of the ancestors and learn as much as we can from the memory encoded in the crystal rock. Michael will explain the dating of the engravings as seen by mainstream archaeology and what it most likely is. Picnic lunch by the riverside. We will return to the hotel for sundowners and dinner.
Day 9 – Monday October 12th: Boesmansgat (Bushman’s Hole) – Sacred Womb of the Earth Mother
After breakfast, we head out for an adventurous day into the Karoo desert and a private game farm where this sacred site is located. We do not visit this site often because of its remote setting – but it is always one of the emotional highlights of our journey because of its deep significance. This incredible sacred site of Boesmansgat / Bushmans Hole, is an ancient sink hole with powerful and transformative energies. It is connected to the most important and deepest underground water source in Southern Africa – with a turbulent history and beautiful message.
We will honour this sacred Womb by doing a respectful entrance to the Womb. See what we can feel and sense about this Energy Centre and the Creative Power within. Dean will facilitate his powerful Rebirthing Ritual (bring bathing suit). Afternoon visit to the Wonderwerk Gat Cave, were we will visit some of the oldest rock paintings in South Africa. Dean will share many of his experiences and the significance of these sites in relation to the grid of Southern Africa and the Earth Energy grids.
Back to the hotel – sundowners on the lawn and dinner.
Day 10 – Tuesday October 13th: Big Hole Diamond Mining Museum – Wildebeeskuil Bushman Rock Art
After breakfast we will take time out to visit the Big Hole Museum and history of the diamond mining rush during the latter part of the 1800s in South Africa – learn about the conquest and rise of Cecil John Rhodes, one of the most powerful men alive at the time. Check out of the hotel around noon – we visit Wildebeeskuil – about 30 min drive - a rocky outcrop filled with several hundred pieces of Bushman rock carvings – done in a rare and unique style – learn about the brutal treatment of the Bushman people. If time permits, on our way to the airport, we will visit the McGregor Museum, that has some fascinating artefacts and displays.
Fly to Cape Town. Transfer to Monkey Valley for dinner and relaxing on the beautiful wooden deck overlooking the spectacular Long Beach in Noordhoek.
Day 11 – Wednesday October 14th: Morning Off – Ascension Cave & Great Mother Cave
Take the morning off – breakfast on the deck – recharge – walk on the beach or Waterfront and shopping. After lunch 2pm, we hike to Ascension Cave only a 5 minute drive from Monkey Valley. This is one the most powerful sites and experiences on our journey – a giant metamorphosed crystalized quarzitic torus cave, where you will feel the energy of the entire mountain race through your body. It is 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.
Below Ascension cave, lies a Great Mother cave, an ancient burial cave and earth mother womb, where more than 12 skeletons were removed from their resting place. Come and meet the stone guardians overlooking this sacred cave of the ancients.
We will visit the burial cave and show our love and respect while honouring 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. Ceremony and meditation. Return to Monkey Valley for sundowners on the deck and dinner.
Day 12 – Thursday October 15th: Cape Point – Cape of Good Hope - Primal Base Chakra – Cape Point – Boulders – Jackass Penguins – Craft stalls
After a scrumptious breakfast we will journey further along the Cape Peninsula. En-route we will visit the Simon’s Town penguin colony – home to the African Penguin, previously known as the Jackass Penguin because of the ‘braying’ sounds they make. 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. This is the south-western tip of Africa, the Divine Tuning Fork where 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 great Indian and Atlantic Oceans converge. It is here where we will share a wonderful picnic lunch on the beach!
Day 13 – Friday October 16th - Table Mountain
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. Early morning we journey up Table Mountain – One of the most iconic sites on Earth. Dean will explain the deep significance that the mountain holds for the Bushman people – the alignments of the sun and other fascinating details that make this one of the most powerful energetic sites on Earth.
Table Mountain is known as the legendary Umlindi Wemingizimu - the Stone Giant Watcher of the South.
We visit the Third Eye Chakra - the upward gazing Eye of the “Table Mountain Goddess”.
We will come together in a third eye meditation in this portal. Lunch and relax with the view of the Atlantic Ocean – return to Monkey Valley for afternoon relaxation and dinner.
Day 14 – Saturday October 17th: The Great Mother Stone and Crystaline Quartzitic Pyramid All seeing eye marker stone
We will travel to the Western edge of the Cape Peninsul, to the Great Motherstone a sacred earth temple of the ancients at Llandudno and Fertility Caves, at Logies Rocks Llandudno beach, a opportunity to honor the abundance and fertility of our Great Mother Earth. Lunch in this amazing ocean setting, sitting on the granite “Bones of the Earth Mother”
Afrter Lunch we travel over the scenic Chapmans Peak drive to the Pyramid All Seeing Eye Rock. Dean will share more ancient knowledge of sacred geometries and metaphysical properties of this ancient conduit to the stars and make a shamanic tea from the natural herbs in the area for all to share as we imbibe the energies that emanate from this special place. Sound Chakra balancing journey led by Dean.
Day 15 – Sunday October 18th: Sunset Beach Drumming Circle
Final Day – Free Day – Cape Town experience – Do what you want to do – see what you want to see – Our drivers will drop off and collect people from different locations in Cape Town. We come together for a final sundown Drumming circle on Houtbay Beach - a celebration of our journey together. Dinner at Chapman’s Peak Hotel overlooking the beach – drive back to Monkey Valley along Chapman’s Peak – with spectacular views of the bay below.
Day 16 – Monday October 19th: Departure
Final Breakfast gathering.
Shuttle to airport, suggest late evening flight home to enjoy extra time in cape Town.
Extra add on days and tours can be arranged.
16 days at US$ 4800, single-supplement cost additional US$1000.
Includes accommodation and meals (except where stated), transport, portage, game lodge, guide fees and game drive as well as two internal transfer flights. Excludes International flights to and from South Africa.
GENERAL INFORMATION, REGISTRATION, TERMS & CONDITIONS & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
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The Tour Includes the following
15 Nights & 16 Days
All transport upon arrival in South Africa
All accommodation throughout the tour, including game lodge and a game drive
Breakfast and dinner every day. Lunch is optional at own cost, some light travel snacks provided.
All admission fees for specialist tours and specialist guides at the various sites
General tips (bus drivers, hotel porters, maids, tips for meals - you may tip personally when moved to do so)
Not included in tour price
All international flights are not included
Beverages with meals
Tips for guides
General spending money
If you arrive or depart other than with the group there will be additional transfer fees for being met at the airport, for transport to the hotel, and for accommodations beyond the duration of the tour
Entrance visa to South Africa needs to be applied for before arrival
Accommodation and Meals
Tour accommodations are carefully chosen to provide tour participants with quality accommodations, hospitality, and service at reasonable cost.
Breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the tour where stated.
Tour prices are based on two people sharing a room with either double or twin beds. (If you are travelling on your own we will pair you with another tour participant unless you have chosen a single room)
A single room may be available at the stated single-supplement cost.
Passport & Visas
Passport: You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure. It is strongly suggested that you take a photocopy of your passport with you in case the original one gets lost. Passport must contain at least 2 full blank pages in order to insert visas.
Visas: Visas to South Africa are based on country of origin. Please check whether you will need an entry visa to South Africa: Citizens of the USA - do not require visas for South Africa.
Please get travel insurance and relevant visas before booking this tour.
To register, please fill in the online form, link here:
Prices are based on shared occupancy. Should you require a private room, the single supplement of $1,000 will apply.
A deposit of 50% is required to secure your place on the tour, to be paid on or before the 1st of June, 2020 – the balance will be due by the 15th August, 2020.
Once the deposit and registration form has been completed you will receive an email confirming your place on the tour.
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Refunds & Insurance
All cancellation must be in writing. If the reason for cancellation is covered by your insurance policy, you may be able to claim these charges from your insurance.
Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients and must provide cover for medical expenses including evacuation and repatriation in an emergency.
Each group or individual is responsible for all medical and other insurances and their own international travel arrangements.
For unforeseen circumstances, you should consider personal accident, baggage, and trip cancellation insurance - such policies are available through most travel agencies. Baggage, as well as personal items, such as jackets, cameras, purses, or packs are the sole responsibility of the owner.
If you need to cancel your participation, you may:
Transfer your registration to another person
Full refund will be given if cancellation occurs 90 days prior to the tour start date. No refund is given if cancellation is within 30 days of departure (as per registration details).
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Although it is unlikely, if the tour is cancelled by us, you will receive a full and complete refund.
Sacred Sites Tours reserves the right to alter any tour or to cancel any tour in which the minimum occupancy is not reached or for any other reason.
We recommend that you take out flight cancellation option when purchasing your flights, to cover refund of your airfare in such a case.
Terms & Conditions
Sacred Sites Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, the route, the transportation or accommodation with or without prior notice, should it be deemed necessary.
Sacred Sites Tours reserves the right to adjust prices without notice, to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, fuel cost or tariff rates.
Sacred Sites Tours purchases transportation, accommodation facilities and catering services from various independent suppliers that are not subject to its control.
Sacred Sites Tours and its associates cannot, therefore, be held liable for any death, personal injury or any loss which may occur due to any act or omission of such supplier or by reason of any other event over which it has no control.
While every precaution is taken for the safety of the clients, Sacred Sites Tours does not hold itself responsible for force majeure, any accident, injury, death, illness, theft, loss of or damage to any property or delays from any cause whatsoever sustained or suffered by a client, occurring any time during the trip. The client hereby indemnifies and holds blameless Sacred Sites , it’s members, co- facilitators Michael Tellinger and Dean Liprini, agents and helpers from any claim of whatsoever nature.
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These terms and conditions shall be interpreted according to the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Health and Ability
I am aware that this trip requires me to have an above average level of fitness and travel, camping, walking - often up hills, and in some cases bending and climbing, are daily activities, and I hereby affirm that I accept the inherent risks involved in exploring sites of antiquity, and that I do not have any physical, emotional, or other disability which would create a hazard for myself, my guides, or other tour participants.
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