Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Msgr. Matt Garcia

  • Departure Date:

    October 6, 2019

  • Countries:

    South Africa

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy airfare Manila/Singapore/Johannesburg x Cape Town/Singapore/Manila on Singapore Airlines
  • Domestic economy airfare Johannesburg/Victoria Falls/Johannesburg/Cape Town on South African Airways
  • Roundtrip airport and departure transfers
  • Accommodation at 4* hotels as mentioned or similar
  • Transport in luxury coach 32 or 48 seater in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Smaller vehicles to be used in  Victoria Falls
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Services of step on guides in each city
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • One (1) bottle of water except on last day
  • Services of a Filipino Tour Escort and Pilgrimage Chaplain all throughout the tour
  • Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage at hotels only

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A travelling retreat provides an opportunity to pause and to seek a time of quiet and reflection. It is a time of simply “being” rather than always “doing.” Embark on an epic journey of a lifetime and experience God in the breathtaking wonders of nature to Victoria Falls and South Africa. Join a Travelling Retreat to Victoria Falls and South Africa with Msgr. Matt Garcia leaving on October 6, 2019.

Begin your travelling retreat in Victoria Falls, one of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Considered as the largest fall in the world, Victoria Falls is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. Enjoy a full day tour of the falls and the local village. Not to be missed is an unforgettable sunset cruise along the serene and mesmerising Zambezi River.

Continue with your travelling retreat to Pretoria where you will find an array of beautiful architectural displays indicative of the city’s diverse cultural influences. Continue to Sun City, world renowned as Africa’s top notch holiday resort.

Head for Pilanesberg National Park, the fourth largest park in South Africa. This vast area promises big thrilling game viewing while on an open safari vehicle. Enjoy close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo and other rare species such as wild dog or cheetah.

Cap off your travelling retreat in Cape Town.  A delightful coming together of cultures, cuisines and landscapes, there is nowhere quite like Cape Town. Ride a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain for stunning views over the city. Venture outside the city for a full day Cape Peninsula tour which includes a scenic drive via Seapoint and Camps Bay to Hout Bay. On to Cape Point to see a colony of African penguins at the splendid Boulders Beach. Visit a wine estate in Stellenbosch in Winelands for a cellar tour and wine tasting.

Join a 10-day Travelling Retreat to Victoria Falls and South Africa with Msgr. Matt Garcia leaving on October 6, 2019. And while on pilgrimage, may you encounter God’s grace through the astonishingly beautiful places you will visit and unforgettable moments you will cherish.

Things We Love

  • Fascinating beauty of the awe inspiring Victoria Falls!
  • Get up close and personal with Africa’s “Big 5” wildlife species – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos – while on a game drive at the Pilanesberg National Park.
  • Take delight at the sight of a colony of penguins in Boulders Beach.
  • The magnificent African sunset while on a Sunset Cruise along Zambezi River where hues of orange, yellow, pink and purple prevail upon the skies, guaranteed to take your breath away!
  • Experience lavish opulence on your visit to Sun City, one of Africa’s premier vacation destinations, internationally recognized for its superb resort offerings.

Things To Do

  • RIDE.

    Ride a cable car to the peak of Table Mountain in Cape Town and marvel at the spectacular views of the city and the ocean.

  • SHOP.

    Take time out for retail therapy in Century City, Cape Town, which boasts as one of the biggest and most prestigious shopping malls in Africa.

  • DELIGHT.

    Take delight in the cute and cuddly Jackass Penguin, a flightless seabird, found nowhere in the world except at Boulders Beach.

  • PHOTO STOP.

    Make sure to have a photo souvenir of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, an iconic landmark and a South African national heritage site.

  • TRAVEL LIGHT.

    The itinerary covers numerous flight destinations, for your convenience travel light.

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Why are our Pilgrimages different?

Spiritually focused journeys
Insightful pilgrimage chaplains
Quality accomodation
Expertly-crafted itineraries
Friendly and bonded groups
Senior citizen friendly

Testimonials

Dear Pilgrims' Center: My husband Aldo & I would like to praise & commend our Pilgrim Chaplain Fr. Dante Venus & our Tour Leader Bro. Monty for the very successful & memorable pilgrimage to Italy & the Holy Land we were very fortunate to join on March 26-April 8, 2018. It was very hectic to be sure, but still they managed our time very well that we were able to visit more places than was promised in the itinerary, and we are very appreciative of that. Likewise, the solemnity of the whole pilgrimage experience was still observed despite many of us in the group, myself included, often forgetting that we were pilgrims & not tourists 😉😉, taking photos, selfies, etc. instead of, or before focusing on what the local guide was explaining or on the scripture readings. I cannot fault us pilgrims on this because for many of us seniors, and I speak for my husband & I, that trip might be our first & last time to visit those places, so we made sure they were properly documented. Nonetheless, it was a truly spiritually uplifting & life-changing experience for us. We continue to thank our Lord for making that experience of a lifetime possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible for God! Thank you very much to Fr. Dante, Bro. Monty & to each of us pilgrims in the group for the prayers, love, care & concern shown to each other. Let us continue to pray for and with each other. It is my hope that we meet each other again soon, to strengthen our bonds of friendships. Most sincerely, Leclec Cabusora

Leclec Cabusora

My husband and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Israel - with Franciscan Fr Reu Galoy. Thank you Pilgrim Center for the arrangements. We are so happy and satisfied with all that you have done for us. Kudos to Yanyan and Monty from Pilgrim Center, and Fr Reu and Ronin for your caring services. It was a spiritual journey and we felt the abiding presence of the Lord all throughout. - Ann Arguelles Cortes

Ann Arguelles Cortes

Our pilgrimage was worth all the hardships (I was having leg pains). We had an excellent leader in the person of Adrian, two priests Fathers Val and Ron, who gave us very nice pieces of advice and homilies, and of course the members of the group who were all very nice. Looking forward to join another pilgrimage.

Emily Bautista

It was the most profound experience I had in my whole life....Walking with the Footsteps where Jesus walked made my life more grateful and humble....My faith become stronger as I express it...A growing faith is a sharing faith....TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! SHALOM!

Carmen Nierra

Vir & I would like to express our gratitude for a wonderful pilgrimage we had from Sept 5-18. From checking-in last Sept 5 & all during the tour, we felt the care from a family. No words can ever describe how thankful we are. I almost cried last Sept 8, (my birthday) when we (2 of us have the same birthday) were given a surprise mini celebration when after our dinner, we were given a cake. I really felt the love of a family then. All these things made possible because of your capable coordinator Ms. Ging Igual. She's such a wonderful leader. Kudos to her. Rest assured that i will refer your company to all my friends who are planning to go on pilgrimage . Good day & may God always guide & protect all of you in the Pilgrims' Center/ Executive Resources, Inc. Cora Franca Pilgrim

Cora and Vir Franca

I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.

Peter Joseph Mapua

The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...

Marlene Silvestre

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Visa Requirements

  • Passport with one (1) year validity from date of departure
  • Old passports (if applicable)
  • Application Form
  • Four (4) pcs. Passport-size pictures with signature at the back
  • Original & Photocopy of Latest Income Tax Returns
  • Original Bank Certificate (both Pesos and/or U.S.Dollars)
  • Photocopy of International Credit Cards
  • Original & Photocopy of Business Registration/DTI/SEC (if in business)
  • Original Employment Certificate indicating number of years employed, annual salary, position, etc. (if employed)
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (signed and notarized by sponsor if financially incapable)
  • Visa Processing Time:  minimum of ten (10) working days
  • Visa Service Fees:    South Africa – Php3,000  (VFS Handling Fee + Service Fee)  Zimbabwe – US$50.00 (E-visa Fee + Service Fee)

Booking Terms and Conditions

1) A US$ 500.00 deposit is required upon reservation together with a photocopy of a passport (valid for 6 months from date of departure), Pilgrim’s Profile with a passport-size photo, visa fee, and travel insurance payment.

2) Full payment in U.S. dollars is required before ticketing but in no case shall it be later than 30 days before the departure date.

3) The following cancellation charges will apply:
> 45 days before departure date – US$ 500.00
> 30 days before departure date – 50% of the Tour Cost
> 20 days prior to departure date – Full tour cost will be forfeited.
> US$ 300.00 Admin Fee for any visa denial.

Terms and Conditions

BASIC TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:  airport taxes, visa fees and documentation expenses, insurance, hospitalization and other medical expenses, tours and transportation during free periods, porterage of extra pieces of luggage in excess of maximum allocation (20 kgs.), drinks and beverages taken during meals, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, fax, room service, and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

EXECUTIVE RESOURCES, INC. has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. Executive Resources, Inc., its employees or its subagents therefore only act as agents for the contractors providing the various services described in the tour and accept no responsibility or liability in connection with losses or accidental expenses due to delays of schedule, overbooking, defaults or “force majeure”. All tours and arrangements are subject to the general conditions specified by each contractor. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.

*** RATES AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. ***

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