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Cape Town
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Based on 5 night tour for
20 students and 2 staff

History school trips to South Africa

History School Trips to South Africa


Our History school trip to Cape Town will reveal to budding history students a past that might not have been previously apparent. Offer your students the opportunity to investigate the varied colonial history of Cape Town, as well as the relationship with slavery while exploring the sites of modern day history. They will be able to investigate what life was like in the once remote outpost by visiting South Africa’s oldest building – The Castle of Good Hope. No trip to Cape Town is complete without an excursion to Robben Island. Although the first captor was held there in the mid-17th century, the most famous inhabitant is Nelson Mandela. With the freedom to learn about the legacy of the apartheid movement your students will have a thorough understand of the events that shaped this city with a History school trip to Cape Town.

Suggested Itinerary

With our bespoke school trip to South Africa, your students will be able to discover elements of its history in a new and exciting setting away from the classroom.


  • day
    • Arrive in Cape Town
    • Afternoon Soweto tour
  • day
    • Full day tour of Pretoria
    • Liliesleaf Farm & guided tour
  • day
    • Travel to Dundee
    • Visit Talana Museum
  • day
    • Full day Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields with specialist guide
  • day
    • Overland to Hluhluwe
    • Game drive in Hhluhluwe-imfolozi game reserve
    • Travel to St Lucia
  • day
    • Overland to Durban via the Inanda Heritage Route
  • day
    • Travel to the Drakensberg passing Nelson Mandela Capture Site & Piggly Wiggly Country Village
  • day
    • Transfer to the airport
    • Return flight home


London Accommodation - Best Western Cape Suites

Best Western Cape Suites

  • Modern high standard hotel
  • Great facilities for schools

This village style modern hotel with restaurants and swimming pools will fulfil all your school needs.

Location: Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are only a 15 minute drive away and the V & A Waterfront is only a 5 min drive away

Facilities: With swimming pools, meeting rooms, a games room and a restaurant onsite you have everything you need.

Accommodation: This is a village-style hotel with a total of 123 studio, one, two and three-bedroom suites.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Castle of Good Hope

This is the oldest, surviving Colonial building in South Africa. It as built between 1666-79 by the Dutch East India Company as a 'replenishment' station for ships passing through treacherous waters around the Cape.

Slave Lodge

One of the oldest buildings in cape Town; This is now a museum depicting 'From human wrongs to human rights'; you'll see lots of pictures, information, artefacts and a film of the history of slavery in Cape Town.

Simon's Town

Home to the South African Navy it's located on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. A pretty coastal town full of Victorian buildings, quaint streets and walkways. Boulders is Simon's Town's most famous beach: here you can see 3000 African penguins!

Huguenot Memorial Museum

This shows the history of the French Huguenots who arrived in South Africa at the end of the 17th century. It contains the signature of every Huguenot settler in 1685.

Robben Island

Between the 17th-20th centuries this was a place of banishment and imprisonment. Since 1997 it has been a museum, running educational programmes for schools. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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