We believe in experiential learning and our field trips are aimed at helping you learn more about South African culture, geography, wildlife, history and people. In addition to trips and activities in and around Cape Town (such as a walking tour of Langa Township, a trip around Cape Peninsula, a District Six Cycling Tour, and a visit to Robben Island), our field trips (both included and partially-subsidized) open you up to a range of cultures and experiences.
Possible Field Trips & Cultural Events Include:
3 days | Orientation
Travel along the southern coastline of South Africa, better known as the Garden Route. Explore the Cango Cave system, and visit an ostrich farm and an animal sanctuary. Experience the beauty and diversity of the South African landscape as you hike and canoe along the Garden Route. This trip is included in the cost of your program.
Kruger National Park & Johannesburg
4 days | End of semester
Explore the natural beauty and history of South Africa. The trip begins with a flight to Nelspruit and two days spent on safari in the world-famous Kruger National Park-home to a wide variety of animals, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, kudus, and rhinos. Then travel west to Johannesburg where you'll enjoy lunch in Soweto township and a visit to the Apartheid Museum. This trip is partially subsidized by IES Abroad.