Educational tour itinerary suggestions in South Africa (SA-NWT-1)

By | 2015-08-28

Scroll down to view our range of options that can be completely customised to best suit your budget & time available. Themes  can include life skills, leadership identification & development, arts, culture, drama, fun, wildlife, leisure, outdoor adventure, sports matches & training, curricular subjects to name just a few possibilities. International, local, youth or adult groups.

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DAY 1 (ARRIVE IN SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA)

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Accommodation at Lesedi Cultural Village Hotel, meet the tribes of SA, experience their drums, dance, languages, art, culture, food and atmoshere of Africa

In-bound flight arrives at OR Thambo InternationalJohannesburg . Meet & Greet with your Class Act Reservations guide and depart by coach for your first night accommodation & activities at Lesedi Cultural Village near cradle of mankind outside Johannesburg.Arrive at Lesedi Cultural Village in time for refreshments at ma Thabaleng’s Shebeen, followed by an audio visual

experience of South African cultural & tribal history.  A guided tour follows entering the houses of 5 different tribes, speak with the tribe members, see the traditional dress, arts and crafts and participate in drumming and dancing after lunch. Check into semi-luxurious tribal overnight accommodation. Shower thendinner around the fire in the outdoor Tswana Letsatsi “boma”. Traditional story telling & free time around thefire in the boma. Lights out.

DAY 2 (CAVES & ANCIENT BONES)

Rise & Shine

Breakfast buffet in Nyama Choma restaurant (means great african feast)

Travel to  Maropeng (Sterkfontein Caves) (Palaentological educational programmes)

Caving exploration including abseil into the caves. Learn about the history, mining, geology and ecology in these amazing caves. (Guided by professionals – very safe)

Return to Lesedi in time to shower & Dinner in the “Nile” room

Fun in the Sun at one of S Africa's most well known icon destinations at Sun City (North West Province)Interactive drumming & African dancing

Bed time

DAY 3  (GOLD & APARTHEID HISTORY)

Breakfast in the Ngoma Dance Boma

Depart for a drive through the City of Gold,Johannesburg & on to Soweto for some history of Nelson Thrills & Spills on the rides at Valley Of The Waves at Sun City (North West Province)Mandela and the struggle for freedom at theApartheid Museum. Lighten up a little with a take out lunch & some fun on the rides at Gold Reef City theme park.

Travel by bus though the African bush to Sun City inPilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province

Check into accommodation at the Cabanas Hotel

Take a game drive on the wild side in the Pilanesberg National Park (North West province near Sun City)Relax & explore the complex, and freshen for dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Dinner

Stroll around the complex till Bed time

 

DAY 4 (WILDLIFE & FUN IN THE SUN)

Rise & Shine

Enjoy thrills & spills on the amazing rides at the Valley Of The Waves, truly an African paradise playground! Take out lunch is provided on site.

A quick visit to the Union Buildings, in the administative capital city Pretoria (Gauteng Province)Take an exciting and informative game drive in open safari vehicles through the Big 5 game reserve with a professional wildlife guide.

Dinner

Free time to relax before bed.

DAY 5 (CAPITAL CITY EN-ROUTE TO THE HIGHLANDS)

Dullstroom is the highest altitude village & trout fly-fishingRise and shine for a hearty breakfast

Depart for Elandskloof (Mpumalanga Highlands) via theCapital City Pretoria and a viewing of the Union Buildings.

Arrive & Settle in at Elandskloof in the MpumalngaHighlands

Enjoy a scrumptious Lunch

Outdoor dinner under the African stars at Kubu Lodge in prime game territory near not far from Kruger Park (Limpopo Province)Fly-fishing & other fun outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking & horses .

Dinner & night games, star gazing and bonfire

Bed time

DAY 6 (LEARNING LIFE SKILLS IN THE HIGHLANDS)

Rise & Shine

Visit the famous White Lions of Timbavatie (Limpopo Province)Breakfast

Activities at Elandskloof (Mpumalanga Province) enviro-education, life-orientation skills, bonding, relationship building etc.

Lunch

Swim in the river/dam  

African Rock Python care of Khamai Reptile ParkRelax and freshen for Dinner

Braai around bonfire

Bed time


DAY 8 (ANCIENT CANYONS & REPTILES)

Breathtaking scenery & geological features of the Blyde River Canyon, the 2nd largerst in the world. (Mpumalanga Province - Panorama route)Rise & Shine

Breakfast in the Restaurant

Educational Tour of the Kamai Reptile Conservation Park (Photo  = African Rock Python)

Visit to the silk farm – learn how duvets and linen are made from silk. (Time permitting)

Lunch on the Blydepoort Dam Ferry. View the famous Three Rondawels and enjoy the educational Educational Interaction with Elephants at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuarytalk about the unique Tuffe Waterfalls, keep an eye out  for Hippo and Crocodile and interesting rock formations.

A wildlife conservation talk and walk to meet the animals at the Maholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

Dinner in the Boma – Braai & overnight at adjacent accommodation

Bed time

Zip line fun through forested gorges near HazyviewDAY 9 (INTERACT WITH ELEPHANTS & TREE TOPS)

Rise and shine

Breakfast

Depart for Elephant Sanctuary (Hazyview),

Educational tour and interact with these magnificent creatures, touch them, walk with them or opt to
ride on them if you wish.

Lunch at the sanctuary

Depart for Forest Canopy Tour on Zip Lines (Foefie Slide) through forested gorges – glide on harnessed ropes across canyons and see exquisite scenery, with an adrenaline rush. Adventure Activity Safety is a top priority!

Blydepoort Canyon Resort. Rustic Accommodation on the crest of the Blydepoort River Canyon.

Hike around the Bourke's Luck Pot Holes on top of the Blyde Canyon EscarpmentDinner

Relax and bedtime

DAY 10 (PANORAMA & POTHOLES)

Breakfast

Educational day excursions: Take in some of the following sites and experiences.

Adventure sports , abseil, bungee jumping, white water rafting, mountain hiking, horse trails, kloofing in the gorges, challenge course, enviro hikes and much more to choose from.

Day tours to the famous sites:

Blyde River Canyon (hike)

Stop of for a break in Pilgresm's Rest, a quaint little historical mining village.Bourke’s Luck Potholes & activities :

God’s Window and The pinnacle.

Pilgrims Rest, Historical mining village.

Echo or Sudwala Caves

Dinner

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, your base to explore the most majestic mountain range in SA (KwaZulu Natal Province )Relax and bedtime

DAY 11 (KWA-ZULU NATAL – MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS)

Rise and shine

Breakfast at hotel / lodge

Depart for KwaZulu-Natal Province. En route, observe the change of environment from the lowveld, through the highveld and on to the semi alpine highlands of the KZN Drakensberg mountains. (stop for Tukela Falls From Mont Aux Sources 2nd highest waterfall in the world (KwaZulu Natal Province)Lunch en-route)

Arrive at venue, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat with endless views of majestic rugged mountain peaks.

Settle in, freshen up-relax or take a short walk.

Dinner

Games & Bed time

DAY 12 (KWA-ZULU NATAL – MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS)

Rise and shine

Breakfast at hotel / lodge

There are few views in the world more captivating thant the Amphitheatre of the Northern Drakensberg (KwaZulu Natal Province)Set off via vehicle for a 2 hour drive to the Sentinel car park from where we follow the route via the Chain Ladders (40m) to the summit of the Amphitheatre near Mont-aux-Sources. It is the views rather than the climb that leave you breathless. A short walk down the plateau brings you to the edge of the Tukela Falls(850m = 2nd highest falls in the world), not far from the highest point in our amazingly beautiful country.

Return hike & bus trip back to camp and relax.

Dinner

Tented accomodation by the river in the heart of Zululand (KwaZulu Natal Province)Bed time

DAY 13 (BATTLE FIELDS AND HISTORIC WARS)

Rise and shine

Breakfast at venue

Depart by bus for Babanango Valley

Our well trained & experienced history guides will keep you interested & informed in the Valley of the Zulu Kings covering Anglo, Boer & Zulu wars. (KwaZulu Natal Province)Packed Lunch en-route

Arrive at Rock Pools Tented Camp in Babanango Valley

Dinner around the fire at riverside boma

Free time & Bed

DAY 14 (LEARN ABOUT  ZULU, ANGLO, BOER WARS)

Rise & Shine

Traditional Zulu Huts at a local community cultural villageBreakfast

Day trip: Zulu, Boer and English History at Dingaan’s Stad and Ulundi (Zulu Capital in the Valley of Kings)

Lunch and interactive cultural experience in a realcommunity cultural village

Free time to relax before dinner

Warm tropical beaches of Durban (KwaZulu-Natal province)Dinner around the fire at riverside boma

Free time & Bed              

DAY 15 (GOLDEN BEACHES IN THE SUN)

Rise and Shine

Breakfast

Zulu Ricsha Driver in colourful dressTravel to the coast

Lunch

Beach – fun in the surf & sun on the Durban beachfront, could even catch a ride on a rickshaw drawn by a Zulu driver in full colourful regalia.

Dinner

Bed time

DAY 16 (MEET SOME LIVING DINOSAURS(Crocodiles) & SOAK UP MORE SUN)

Ushaka Marine Theme Park, amazing aquarium, water rides & loads of fun! (KwaZulu Natal Province)Rise & Shine

Breakfast

Spend the day having fun whilst learning at the same time at the famous uShaka Marine World (One of the best aquariums in the world and a really fun water theme park)

Lunch

Up close & friendly with living dino's at Croc Worls (KwaZulu-Natal province)Visit to acrocodile farm

Dinner & bed

DAY 17 (OFF TO THE CAPE)

Depart for Orange River

Lunch

Hop aboard our bus, lets go river rafting!Arrive at “Provenance”  camp on the river banks amidst wide open desert spaces.

Dinner under the African night skies.

Lights out

DAY 18 (NORTHERN CAPE – WHITE WATER RAFTING ON SOUTH AFRICA’S LONGEST RIVER – ORANGE RIVER )

Rise & Shine

On the Orange River & ready for the experience of a life time! (Northern Cape Province)Breakfast

Safety Briefing

Paddle off downstream – Enjoy a leisurely trip down the Orange viewing nature at its best.

Lunch

Dinner

Wish you were here with us too!Sleep under the stars on the river bank

DAY 19 (THE FUN CONTINUES)

Rise & Shine

Breakfast

Rafting on the river. There will be some quiet times of reflection amidst the serene beauty of the
desert terrain & wide open spaces.

The Cape of good hope, many storms, unique beauty & one of the few floral kingdoms of the world.Lunch

Dinner

Sleep on the river bank under the awesomely clear desert sky

DAY 20 (CAPE TOWN, HERE WE COME)

(Venue: the Train Lodge)

A breathtaking cable-car ride to theRise & Shine

Breakfast

Return to Camp

Lunch

Depart for Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town – settle in to accommodation & enjoy dinner

Lights out

South Africa's unique Proteas & other floral wonders at Kirstenbosch National Botanic GardensDAY 21 (CAPE TOWN – THE MOTHER CITY)

Rise & Shine

Take the world famous cable car to spend a beautiful morning on Table Mountain (option to hike “Skeleton Gorge” down to Kirstenbosch)

Lunch on the mountain top if time permits otherwise at Kirstenbosch Gardens

From the quaint docks at Houtbay, we catch a Drumbeat Charter boat to Seal Island, hunting waters for renknown 'breaching' Great White Sharks!Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens

Dinner

Cape Town City Life at night

Lights out

DAY 22 (CAPE OF GOOD HOPE – FLORAL KINGDOM)

Catch the breath taking stromy atmosphere at Cape Point where Atlantic & Indian oceans meet.Rise & Shine

Cape Point Day Tour on board the bus from Cape Town via Clifton & Hout Bay route.

Educational guided walk through the aviaries at World of Birds.

Boat Ride with Drumbeat to Seal Island

A memorable time at Muizenberg beachSeafood lunch on the deck @ Mariners Warf overlooking the prettiest bay on the planet!

Take the scenic Chapman’s Peak Pass drive to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Take in the atmosphere at this amazing rock peninsula, where the cold Atlantic and warm Indian ocean currents meet. Cape Point boasts one of the world’s seven unique floral kingdoms. Arts and crafts available en route.

Return to Cape Town via Simons Town > Muizenberg

Early cape history at the Castle of Good HopeDinner

Activities

Lights out

DAY 23 (FOUNDING HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA)

Rise & Shine

A boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela & many others were imprisoned during the apardheid era

The Castle of Good Hope -Early Cape History

Lunch on the deck overlooking the ships in the harbour@ V&A waterfront (hopefully the Marimba (Xylaphone) players are in the streets to entertain you)

Robben Island – Educational tour to this islandwhere Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years

Supper

world quality wines at superb estates.Night activities

Lights out

DAY 24 (STUNNINGLY SCENIC WINE ROUTE & MORE MOUNTAINS)

Rise & Shine

Visit beautiful Wine Farms in the picturesque wine lands of Stellenbosch / Paarl or Somerset West. Gordons bay, this quaint little seaside town nestled below the mountains make a pleasant stop for ice-cream coffee break at the local cafe's and a walk or swim at the beach.Taste the world renowned wines & observe how they are made.

Lunch at Wine Farm

Visit to the Cheetahs & Eagles

Leisurely meander back via a historic harbour atGordons Bay.

Dinner

namaqualand's spectacular desert flower show!Night activities

Lights out

DAY 25    (A FREE DAY….)

a trip to the West Coast and the world famousNamaqualand desert flowers in spring (September). or… a day trip to Butterfly World  …. or …

Head to the beach (Clifton or Muizenberg) for a morning on one of South Africa’s best beaches.

V&A Water Front, curios, arts & crafts, memento shopping, bay side cafe's, restaurants, boat trips or just stroll around listening to the street musicians.V & A Water Front. Curios, shops, restaurants, Imax big screen movies and so much more, let us customise something to suit your preferences.

DAY 26 (HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME IN HERMANUS)

Rise & Shine

Depart for Hermanus

Do a bit of Whale Spotting (September – November)

The Whale Crier at HermanusHead for Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn: Cango Caves – be brave, attempt the Devil’s chimney and the post box.

Visit an Ostrich Farm, take a ride or race these magnificent birds or try an ostrich omelette

Depart for Knysna

Arrive at Southern Comfort Horse Ranch & Settle in

Cango Caves, walk, climb, crawl & even slither ... not to be missed, both fun & highly educational value.Dinner

Lights out

DAY 27 (DEEP IN THE RAIN FORESTS)

Rise & Shine

Breakfast

Ostriches at Oudhoorn, the largest birds in the world!Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours: Ascend up into the forest canopy, share company with the forest birds and other wild life in the tree tops safely attached to rope and harness.

Lunch

Leisure time to get to know you and your horse a bit better.Head for Storms River Mouth. Hike across the hanging bridge & experience an exhilarating sea swim

Dinner

Guided Night Walk in Tsitsikama Indigenous Forests

Lights out

 

Tsitsikama Forest walk or rideDAY 28 (HEADS & ESTUARY LAKES – MORE OF KNYSNA)

Rise & Shine

Breakfast

Mountain Bike ride through the Knysna Forest. You never know you may get to see the nearly extinctmystical forest Elephants.

Lunch

Visit to Monkey Land

Feather Bed tour: Take a ferry boat ride across thelagoon to the Knysna Heads. Enjoy an environmental interpretive walk to a well earned meal at the restaurant at the top.

Storms River Gorge River Tubing AdventuresDinner

Enjoy the night life and take in the quaint town of Knysna

Lights out

DAY 29 (ADDO NATIONAL ELEPHANT PARK)

Rise & Shine

Knysna lagoon, tranquil yet so much to do!Breakfast & Depart for Addo Elephant National Park

Game Drive through Addo Elephant National Park

Lunch

Depart for return trip home.

Addo Elephant National ParkWe are so sad to see you leave  but we know that having had such a great time, you will miss us & our beautiful country and want to return again and again. Enjoy your trip back home

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