11 days
Johannesburg, Kruger National Park area, Cape Town

The lions and giraffes are fascinating, but the important social and political lessons will make an even bigger impression.

Standing in Nelson Mandela's former home - and the tiny cell where he spent 18 of his 27 years in prison - adds powerful context to his fight for democracy and reconciliation. As you explore South Africa's cultural diversity, remarkable wildlife and natural landmarks, you'll begin to understand the story of a fascinating country.
  • Day 1: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 2: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 3: Johannesburg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a tour of Soweto

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Homes of Winnie Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu
    • Former home of Nelson Mandela

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 4: Johannesburg • Kruger National Park area

    Travel via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

    Take a walk through a traditional Shangaan village

    Visit a local school

  • Day 5: Kruger National Park

    Take a full-day game drive at Kruger National Park

    Enjoy lunch

  • Day 6: Kruger National Park • Johannesburg

    Take a morning bush walk

    Travel to Johannesburg along the Panorama Route

    • Blyde River Canyon
    • God's Window
    • Bourke’s Luck Potholes

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit the gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest

  • Day 7: Johannesburg • Cape Town

    Fly to Cape Town

    Free time at a local beach

  • Day 8: Cape Town

    Visit the summit of Table Mountain

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Devil's Peak
    • Lion's Head
    • Company Gardens
    • Castle of Good Hope
    • Greenmarket Square
    • Victoria and Alfred waterfront

    Visit the South Africa Museum

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit Robben Island

    • Nelson Mandela's prison cell
    • Lime quarries

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Cape Town

    Visit Cape Town's exclusive suburbs

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Visit Hout Bay

    Optional: Duiker Island cruise (book while abroad only)

    Continue on to the Cape Point Reserve

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit an African penguin colony

    Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart for home

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Langa Township

    Langa Township

    Take an educational tour of the Langa Township, one of the most culturally and historically significant neighborhoods in Cape Town. Get a glimpse of what life was like in one of the most segregated towns in South Africa during apartheid.

    Board your overnight flight home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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  • Day 1: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 2: Fly to South Africa

  • Day 3: Johannesburg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a tour of Soweto

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Homes of Winnie Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu
    • Former home of Nelson Mandela

    Take a guided tour of Johannesburg

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit the Apartheid Museum

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 4: Johannesburg • Kruger National Park area

    Travel via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit

    Travel to Kruger National Park area

    Take a walk through a traditional Shangaan village

    Visit a local school

  • Day 5: Kruger National Park

    Take a full-day game drive at Kruger National Park

    Enjoy lunch

  • Day 6: Kruger National Park • Johannesburg

    Take a morning bush walk

    Travel to Johannesburg along the Panorama Route

    • Blyde River Canyon
    • God's Window
    • Bourke’s Luck Potholes

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit the gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest

  • Day 7: Johannesburg • Cape Town

    Fly to Cape Town

    Free time at a local beach

  • Day 8: Cape Town

    Visit the summit of Table Mountain

    Take a guided tour of Cape Town

    With your expert local guide you will see: 

    • Devil's Peak
    • Lion's Head
    • Company Gardens
    • Castle of Good Hope
    • Greenmarket Square
    • Victoria and Alfred waterfront

    Visit the South Africa Museum

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit Robben Island

    • Nelson Mandela's prison cell
    • Lime quarries

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Cape Town

    Visit Cape Town's exclusive suburbs

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sea Point
    • Clifton
    • Camps Bay

    Visit Hout Bay

    Optional: Duiker Island cruise (book while abroad only)

    Continue on to the Cape Point Reserve

    Enjoy lunch

    Visit an African penguin colony

    Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Cape Town • Depart for home

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Langa Township

    Langa Township

    Take an educational tour of the Langa Township, one of the most culturally and historically significant neighborhoods in Cape Town. Get a glimpse of what life was like in one of the most segregated towns in South Africa during apartheid.

    Board your overnight flight home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    5 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms and 2 nights in lodge-style accommodations

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Apartheid Museum, Kruger National Park, South African Museum, Table Mountain cable car, Robben Island ferry, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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