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South Africa Community Project School Expedition

South Africa Community Project School Expedition

Trip Highlights

  • Interact through music and sports with local South African students
  • Work on a community project to assist people less fortunate
  • Climb Table Mountain
  • Visit Robben Island
  • Learn about new cultures

Trip Summary

Experience Cape Town, arguably one of the world's most spectacular cities on this well balanced itinerary. You wilt spend time with a local school sharing musical and sporting experiences as well as helping out on a community project. When not with the school you will be taking in the historic and iconic sites of Robben Island, Seal Island and Table Top Mountain. There is also free time factored in to relax and enjoy the bustling Waterfront, or simply relax on the beach.

Suitability

Although there is no commitment to extended walking or cycling on this journey we nonetheless want to keep the ‘accent on the active’. We therefore advise that any physical training you complete before undertaking the trip will be to good effect.

Sample Itinerary

Upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by a representative World Youth Adventures and transferred to your group hotel where you will spend the next 10 nights. Depending on the time you arrive the rest of the day is free to relax. This evening you will meet your guides and discuss the trip before dinner.

Meals:  D

Today you will meet your guides and drivers for a day of exploring cape Peninsula and Seal island. You will drive to Signal Hill for a bird's eye view of the Atlantic Seaboard. From here you will descend into Camps Bay alongside the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range before reaching the historic Hout Bay Harbour. From here you enjoy a guided hike to the old lighthouse at Cape Point which stands head and shoulders above everything else. You may be lucky enough to spot zebra, eland, baboons and ostriches, a few of the species in the protected reserve. You will return to the vehicles and drive to the harbour where you will take a boat to Seal island to watch these magnificent creatures in the water. Once back on shore you will drive back to Cape Town along the eastern side of the peninsula visiting the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach for a close-up view of the Jackass penguin en route. Overnight: Cape Town.

Meals:  B,L,D

Details to be confirmed. Overnight hotel Cape Town

Meals:  B,L,D

Today you will climb the iconic Table Top Mountain. Together with your guides, you set out on a spectacular guided walk to the summit. Here you will be rewarded with unrivalled views of the Cape Peninsula and beyond. Once you have reached the top of Table Point, you can walk around the plateau admiring the views in all directions. You will descend from Table Mountain with the cable car to get an alternate view of the mountain and Cape Town. Overnight hotel.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today you will visit Robben Island where you will be shown around the prison by ex-inmates who are able to provide great insight into the day to day life of a Robben Island Prisoner. Having incarcerated Nelson Mandela for 19 of his 27 years in jail under apartheid, Robben Island has become a symbol of South Africa's remarkable transformation. Once back to dry land you will be driven around the various townships in Capetown to get an insight into the life of people here. Overnight hotel Cape Town.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning you will visit The District Six Museum. It was established in December 1994 and showcases the memories of the District Six experience. After spending time at the museum you will have the opportunity to go to a market where you will be able to do some last minute shopping before returning to your hotel for your final night in Cape Town.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

Meals:  B

What's Included

  • 11 breakfasts 10 lunches, 11 dinners
  • 10 nights in centrally located hotel on half board basis
  • All internal transport in 2 x 60 seater private buses, air-conditioned with toilet and all the seats have seat belts
  • Experienced local tour leaders
  • Entrance fees and daily activities as per the itinerary
  • 1 bottle of water per child per day
  • International flights London - Cape town return in economy
  • Group medical kit
  • Group airport transfers

What's Not Included

  • Visa costs
  • Passport and vaccination charges, and airport departure taxes
  • Meals, beverages or other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water exceeding what is supplied , aerated and juice drinks
  • Personal expenses – laundry, telephones, beverages, tips, etc
  • Optional tours or sightseeing
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single supplements
  • Tips
  • Cost related to the project materials

AT A GLANCE

Duration:11 Days
Countries:South Africa
Starting Point:Cape Town
Activities:Adventure Touring
Day Walking
Grade:Introductory  Click for more information
Trip Code:SOG3249