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Explore the Backdrop of "The Giver" with African Travel, Inc.

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DELRAY BEACH, FL, Aug. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hollywood's latest sci-fi thriller paints the picture of a seemingly idyllic community that has gone to great lengths to protect its dark and painful past. "The Giver," set for release on August 15, boasts an impressive cast including Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes, who filmed primarily in the striking South African cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg. While the script depicts a society deprived of colors and memories, in actuality these areas vibrate with a kaleidoscope of hues and history. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite actors and experience the brilliance of South Africa with African Travel, Inc. on a variety of completely customizable itineraries!

In addition to its distinction as South Africa's "Mother City," Cape Town was recently voted as the #1 "Places to Go in 2014" by the New York Times due to its abundant natural landscapes and recent design renovations. The flat-topped Table Mountain serves as the city's iconic symbol, but the magnetic metropolis also offers pristine beaches, celebrated vineyards, and extremely innovative architecture that earned this year's title of the "World Design Capital." Spend five full days exploring the wonders of Cape Town before heading north on "The Ultimate Safari" - 16 days of unmatched wildlife viewing and Southern Africa's most luxurious award-winning accommodations. While in Cape Town, embark on a spectacular drive in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, play alongside the plentiful penguins at Boulders Beach, take a cellar tour of a local winery and dine in the home of a local Capetonian couple.

Portions of "The Giver" were also shot in Johannesburg, affectionately known as "Jo'Burg" or "The City of Gold." Today, Africa's second largest city flourishes with vibrant cultural districts and lively inner city suburbs - but much like the subjects of the film, Johannesburg's history is riddled with strife. Explore Jo'Burg's turbulent past "In the Footsteps of Mandela," a provocative journey through the places Nelson Mandela irrevocably transformed in his efforts to end apartheid. Visit Freedom Square, the Hector Pieterson Memorial and the Aparthied Museum for an intimate glimpse into South Africa's dark days of segregation before continuing on to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve for a different kind of authentic African experience.

"The Ultimate Safari" is a comprehensive 16-day adventure showcasing Cape Town, Kruger Private Reserve, Livingstone, the Chobe River, Botswana's Okavango Delta and Johannesburg. Prices start from $10,895 per person.

"In the Footsteps of Mandela" is an eight-day exploration of Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Prices start from $3,195 per person.

For more information and to book this dream safari, contact your favorite Travel Professional,
call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com.
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About African Travel, Inc.
African Travel, Inc. creates personalized African safaris and adventures for today's travelers seeking an experience of a lifetime. Established for more than 37 years, and with more than 100,000 past travelers, African Travel, Inc. knows all the different ways to safari and how to match each individual client to their own unique experience. We Know Africa.

African Travel, Inc. has won awards and distinction from multiple publications, including Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly, and National Geographic. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be part of The Travel Corporation, and works closely with a network of highly-rated lodge operators in Africa including Wilderness Safaris and Thompsons Africa.

About USTOA
African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers traveling with African Travel, Inc.

About The TreadRight Foundation
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.

CONTACT: Susan Chou Public Relations Coordinator Twitter: @Susan_TravCorp susan.chou@travcorpusa.com Arnelle Kendall Vice President of Public Relations Twitter: @ArnelleKendall arnelle.kendall@travcorpusa.com The Travel Corporation USA 636 East Atlantic Avenue Suite 203 Delray Beach, Florida 33483 561.330.0850

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