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School trips to South Africa

Enthral history, biology & geography pupils with a tour of the Rainbow Nation

  • Key stage 3 - 16+
  • Dedicated tour guide
  • Year round

Enthral history, biology and geography students with a school trip to South Africa

South Africa has so much to offer your history and biology students whatever key stage they are studying. A tour of South Africa will captivate with its vibrant cities and townships, beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring landscapes, exotic flora and fauna, unique wildlife and fascinating political history.  Home to eleven official languages, many different ethnic groups, spectacular landscapes and an array of wildlife in its natural habitat, South Africa has earnt its reputation as the "Rainbow Nation".

Discover the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa’s highest mountain range, Cape Towns Table Mountain, see the scorched red earth of the Kalahari Desert and breathe in the fresh ocean air around the Cape of Good Hope to the south or visit  the lush green valleys of Swaziland

There is plenty of opportunities to see wildlife during your trip: whether that’s spotting the big five with our expert ranger in the Kruger National Park, catching the baboons at play at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve or a chance encounter with a whale at Plettenberg Bay.

History students can gain a fascinating insight into South Africa's troubled past and the end of the apartheid regime, the fragile harmony which exists now and the challenges of a multicultural society. Take your pupils to the District Six Museum which provides a touching reconstruction of the township from which 60,000 inhabitants were forcibly removed under the 1970s apartheid regime or take a boat trip to Robben Island to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years in captivity.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning objectives, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Depart on overnight flight to Cape Town

Day 2

  • Arrive in Cape Town and meet your guide at the airport
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Dinner and drumming evening at Gold restaurant

Day 3

  • Robben Island tour
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Table Mountain cableway
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Company's Gardens
  • Parliament
  • City Hall
  • Bo-Kaap
  • Malay Quarter

Day 4

  • Peninsula
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Hout Bay and Seal Island cruise
  • Chapman's Peak
  • Cape Point and funicular ride
  • Boulders Beach

Day 5

  • District Six museum
  • Langa Township tour
  • Local market and arts and craft centre

Day 6

  • Aquila Game Reserve
  • Game drive

Day 7

  • Game drive
  • Eco Synergy Systems experience

Day 8

  • Check out of accommodation
  • Time at leisure
  • Overnight return flight

Day 9

  • Arrive home

 

Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach
Cape Point Funicular
Cape Point Funicular
Castle of good hope
Castle of Good Hope
Langa Township
Historical walking tour
Seal Island
Hout Bay Seal Island Cruise
Companys Garden
Company's Garden
Robben Island
Robben Island tour
Bo Kaap
Sightseeing
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Two Oceans Aquarium
Two Oceans Aquarium
Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is famous as the only place on earth you can get up close and personal with a colony of African Penguins! They’ve made their home on the beautiful white sandy beach which is also a great spot for swimming and there’s a visitor centre when students can learn about the penguins.

Cape Point Funicular

Cape Point Funicular

The Flying Dutchman Funicular is an exciting way to see the sights of Cape Point. Your ride takes you through dense foliage and fynbos before disembarking at the lighthouse at the summit with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Castle of good hope

Castle of Good Hope

This 17th-century fort is recognised as the most well-preserved example of architecture from its era in the entire world. There are three museums inside showcasing South Africa’s military history, colonial history and art and ceramics.

Langa Township

Historical walking tour

Take a guided historical walking tour where your students will learn about the effects of apartheid in South Africa, including a visit to District Six Museum and Langa Township where black citizens were resigned to during the apartheid era.

Seal Island

Hout Bay Seal Island Cruise

Take a 45 minute round trip on a boat to observe the seals in their natural habitat. You’ll see seals by the hundreds diving, splashing around or sunbathing!

Companys Garden

Company's Garden

The Company’s Garden is a green oasis in the centre of Cape Town and is a popular spot for locals and street performers. Besides the greenery, the garden is home to the  South African National Gallery, the South African Museum and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre where students can get a better understanding of the country’s history.

Robben Island

Robben Island tour

Take a ferry to Robben Island, home to the prison where Nelson Mandela famously spent the first 18 years of his 27-year sentence. Learn about the island’s 500-year history and visit its quarries, bunkers, prison and see Mandela’s cell.

Bo Kaap

Sightseeing

Drive by South African Parliament, City Hall and the colourful former township of Bo-Kaap, which has a history of slavery.

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain! Reach the summit in just 5 minutes and see jaw-dropping 360-degree views every moment of the journey. The cable car even has a rotating floor.

Two Oceans Aquarium

Two Oceans Aquarium

Located on the V&A Waterfront, this fascinating aquarium gives students an insight into the marine life of the southern African coast. Sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and penguins – you’ll find them all here.

Our long haul school trips include:

  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions
  • Board and lodging  as specified in your itinerary
  • Return flights and overseas transfers
  • One free teacher place for every 10 students on the trip
  • 24 hour emergency back-up service
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits
  • Some of our long-haul trips will also include a guide

Extras to budget for:

  • School to airport transfers and meals en route (if required)
  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits

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