Arrive at Cape Town International airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, in the Mother City and Gateway to South Africa. Retire to your rooms for a well-deserved night’s rest.
After breakfast, we start with an orientation session. We move on into the city for a walking tour of the city, visiting the Castle (dating back to the arrival of the Dutch in the 17th century), District Six – the area cleared of its people by the Apartheid Regime/government during the sixties and the Bo-Kaap, home of the former Malay slave population of the Cape. Return to the guesthouse for the first English Language Lessons.
We will be off to an early start on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, starting with Table Mountain and traveling along the coastline visiting the many places of interest en route passing through Fish Hoek, Simonstown (now home to the South African Navy). We visit the home to some 4000 African (Jackass) Penguins at Boulders Beach before making our way to the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve. We visit Cape Point before returning along the coastal road over the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive. English Language Lessons.
At the crack of dawn we make our way to meet the ferry to Robben Island, where our first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of the 27 years in prison. Explore Robben Island in the footsteps of political prisoners. We make our way back to the mainland to enjoy the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
After the English Language lessons, we will then explore the reality of life for many South Africans, the legacy of the past political system and the hope for the future under our country’s new democracy. Take in the colourful vibrant energy of Cape Town’s townships, Langa, Bridgetown and Rylands. The rest of the afternoon will be free to relax.
After an early breakfast, we depart for Oudtshoorn travelling through the vineyards and fruit growing areas of the Langeberg region on into the semi-arid region of the Little Karoo (Lunch en-route).
We will then explore the spectacular limestone caverns of the world renowned Cango Caves in the Swartberg Mountains and have a chance to visit an ostrich show farm with the opportunity to ride the world’s largest flightless bird. We make our way to the Homestay and community service project.
Eleven days to get really involved within the community, learning the cultures and life-style of a township with in South Africa.
Say goodbye to your families, travel through the lake district of Knysna and the Wilderness to Mossel Bay.
Experience a guided game drive at a private game reserve before making our way back to Cape Town for your last night.
After your final English Language lesson to see how you’ve progressed, pack your bags and make your way to Cape Town International Airport for your flights back home.