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South Africa

Cross Curricular school trips to South Africa

Cross Curricular School Trips to South Africa

Discover the diversity of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ by combining the best of South Africa’s great cities on this trip-of-a-lifetime. In the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town your students can encounter a mixture of European, Asian and African culture in the Malay Quarter, see penguins on the golden beaches of the Cape Peninsula and take in spectacular views from atop Table Mountain.

Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, also has a wealth of attractions; students can visit the sprawling township of Soweto, once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu; see the Cullinan Diamond mine and uncover the history of Afrikaner settlers at the Vortrekker Monument in Pretoria.

Durban, on the East coast, is the gateway to the KwaZulu-Natal region, with spectacular attractions including the coastal wetlands of iSimangaliso, the world-famous Kruger National Park, neighbouring Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and plenty of stunning scenery along the way. Whatever your subject, these South African cities deliver learning opportunities your students will never forget.


Suggested Itineraries

Cross Curricular Johannesburg & Cape town

  • day


    • Depart UK, overnight flight
  • day


    • Arrive in Johannesburg
    • Afternoon city tour
    • Constitution Hill & Old Fort Prisons
    • Maboneng Precinct
    • Mandela Bridge
    • Houghton
  • day


    • Full day Liliesleaf & Soweto tour
    • Liliesleaf Museum (guided)
    • Mandela House
    • Hector Pieterson Museum
    • Regina Mundi Church
  • day


    • Full day Pretoria & Cullinan Diamond tour
    • Surface tour of Cullinan Diamond Mine
    • Voortrekkker Monument
    • Kruger Museum
    • Union Buildings
  • day


    • Fly to Cape Town
    • Afternoon City tour
    • Table Mountain with return cableway ticket
    • Parliament Buildings
    • City Hall & Slave Lodge
    • Bo-Kaap and Malay Quarter
  • day

    Cape Town

    • Full day Walk of Freedom tour
    • Robben Island
    • District Six Museum
    • Langa, Khayelitsha & Gugulethu townships
  • day

    Cape Town

    • Full day Peninsula tour
    • Hout Bay with Seal Island Cruise
    • Chapman’s Peak
    • Cape Point
    • Simon’s Town
    • Boulders Beach
  • day


    • Check out, airport transfers & fly home

Itinerary price from: £1795

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 6 night / 8 day tour for 30 students and 3 staff

Price includes:

  • Return flights
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary


South Africa Accommodation - SunSquare City Bowl

SunSquare City Bowl

  • Modern high standard hotel
  • Great facilities for schools

This modern hotel in Cape Town is situated just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and main attractions and offers.

Location: 10-minute walk to Cape Town city centre

Facilities: Indoor pool, Free Wi-Fi

Accommodation: En-suite room (twins and triples) over 3 floors.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel and evening meal at local restaurant.

South Africa Accommodation - Garden Court Sandton City- Johannesburg

Garden Court Sandton City- Johannesburg

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, this modern hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and many amenities, making it ideal for school trips.

Location: Situated in the business district, connected to the Sandton Convention Centre and located adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square shopping centre.

Facilities: Outdoor pool, Free Wi-Fi, Safe, Conference rooms, TV

Accommodation: En-suite rooms (twins, triples)

Meals: Breakfast at hotel and evening meal at local restaurant.

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.

Durban City Tour

Discover this diverse and exciting city shaped by Zulus, colonial settlers and Indian migrants, who initially arrived as indentured labourers in the 19th century. See the 'Golden Mile' - the rejuvenated seafront stretch, the botanic gardens and the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

uShaka Marine World

Located in Durban, next to the Indian Ocean is Africa’s number 1 theme park, the perfect fun-filled excursion for your students. Enjoy eight different sections in this water world of entertainment, excitement and fun.

St Lucia Estuary boat cruise

On the coast North of Durban, discover the stunning natural beauty of South Africa's very first UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park. A haven for hundreds of crocodiles and hippos, as well as an abundance of exotic bird life.

Emdoneni Cheetah Project

Get up close and personal with these magnificent wild cats at this centre which cares for endangered species, including African Wildcats and Lynxs. The rehabilitation and breeding programme aims to preserve these species and release them back into their natural habitat.

Swazi Candles Centre

Students can discover the beautiful, intricate designs of this famous artistic tradition of Swazi candle making. There is a bustling market with other crafts and artisans on display with authentic Swazi cuisine and culture to enjoy.

Matsamo Cultural Village

A truly unique experience awaits in Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, where traditional folk songs and music are played with African instruments, and the famous 'Rain Dance' is performed. Explore the village huts and meet the locals on this once-in-a-lifetime excursion.

Kruger National Park

The world-famous wildlife reserve is one of the largest in Africa and contains lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalo and hundreds of other species. Explore the vast terrain of bush plains, mountains and tropical forests that mkae up this breathtaking landscape.

Panorama Route

This stunningly scenic route connects many cultural and geographic wonders, including highlights such as Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. An important part of South Africa's colonial history, the area has strong links to the Boer War and the Transvaal gold rush.

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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