Learn about the history of South Africa and the life of Nelson Mandela. Visit Robben island, where he was imprisoned before leading South Africa to freedom as its first black president.
Drive up the beautiful Garden Route to explore the astonishing Cango Caves and learn about ostrich farming in Oudtshoorn.
Learn first-hand about children who literally grew up on the streets, and help them find new lives.
Go with us on our very own safari as we search for the "Big Five:" lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and the white/black rhinoceros.
Come explore Africa with us! Our journey begins in Cape Town, where we learn about the fascinating history of this country and study the amazing leadership of Nelson Mandela. We visit Robben Island, and hang out at The Waterfront. We travel to Cape Point to see where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet and to study conservation of the local animals, including baboons.
A bus ride along the scenic Garden Route up the east coast takes us to the extraordinary Cango caves, and we learn about ostrich farming in nearby Oudtshoorn. Durban, with its famous beaches is our next destination.
Finally, we stay in a game reserve and go on our very own safari. Because we are visiting during the South African winter, we will be able to see lions, giraffes, elephants and many other forms of wildlife in their natural habitat during the day. We stay in huts and enjoy typical South African “braais” (barbecues) at night.
We will travel to South Africa by air from San Francisco
$1,995: Inclusive of international roundtrip San Francisco to Cape Town. All internal flights, airport transfers and ground transportation are included in the airfare package.