Travelling Classroom – Safari in South Africa

Learn English on a journey through South Africa!

GAMA Study is delighted to provide in 2019 a 5-day travelling classroom in South Africa: A Safari experience with English classes in collaboration with the LAL Cape Town English school!

Explore the highlights of the Garden Route while being in the company of an English teacher for the entire duration of the tour, enabling a better understanding of English.

The course is for students with a minimum English level of A2, aged 16 years or older who want to enjoy the delights of South Africa while also having some English language lessons.

Students will participate, among other things, in Hiking, Canoeing, Swimming in waterfalls, visit Animal Sanctuaries and National Forest Parks, Photo Safari

Key Points

  • Duration: 1 week
  • From 16 years old
  • Minimum English level required: A2
  • 8 students maximum
  • 1 lesson per day

Starting Dates

  • 07 January 2019
  • 11 March 2019
  • 08 July 2019
  • 09 September 2019
  • 11 November 2019
  • 06 January 2020

Price of the programme


€875.00

The Programme includes:

  • 5 hours of English lessons
  • Continuous and functional learning throughout the day
  • Supervised by a LAL teacher and a qualified tour guide 24 hours a day
  • Shared room accommodation for 4 nights
  • Mini-bus trip for 5 days
  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • Programme of activities including Safari
  • Courses material

Not included:

  • Lunches
  • Optional activities
  • Accommodation on Sunday and Friday evening (Possibility to book them with the school for €15 per night)
  • Registration Fee of €50
  • Flights

Video of the school

Timetable

Day 1: Cape Town to Sedgefield via Hermanus
Whale Route, Brewery, Farmlands, Beach time

Departing Cape Town at 07:00, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus.

After an opportunity to take some photographs and lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers or enjoy a hot chocolate at the café (for students aged under 18 years old) before moving on to the famed Garden Route!

We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.

Day 2: Oudtshoorn Day Trip
Little Karoo, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Wildlife Rehabilitation Ranch

We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is situated in a beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains, and offers the adventure enthusiast loads to choose from.

The Cango Caves will be the first stop and we’ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its caverns, and stalactite and stalagmite formations. If you enjoy spelunking/ exploring caves and don’t mind squeezing through some smaller gaps then you are also welcome to take the 1.5 hour adventure tour!

Next is an option to go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah or cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.

Day 3: Sedgefield – Jeffreys Bay
Monkey Sanctuary, Elephant Sanctuary, Kloofing, Bloukrans Bungee & Tsitsikamma National Park

This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where there are a number of optional activities to choose from, including the Elephant Sanctuary where you learn about and interact with orphaned elephants, or the Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.

You then have the opportunity to explore the Tsitsikamma National Park with a hike across the suspension bridge at Storms River Mouth. The National Park, declared in 1964, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of coastline and offers magnificent scenery. About 30% of the park is covered in fynbos, scattered amongst the forest vegetation, boasting a wide variety of beautiful flowers, including proteas and heath and many species of sea birds can be seen.

In the afternoon we drive to the highest road bridge in Africa at Bloukrans Bridge. At a height of 216m this is also the site of the highest bungee jump in the world! For those wishing to take the leap, this is your opportunity! We then head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where we stay at a backpackers’ hostel directly on the beach.

Day 4: Jeffreys Bay – Addo National Park – Sedgefield
Safari (Addo), Surfing, Shopping Time (Jeffreys Bay)

Up early this morning, we begin our Addo Park Safari along a network of winding roads, stopping regularly for photographs and information on the animals we encounter along the way. Proclaimed a National Park in 1931, this malaria free, 145 000 hectare park extends all the way down to the Indian Ocean and is home to the densest African Elephant population on earth, totalling over 500 elephants. On our game drive we’ll also disembark from our vehicle at the main lookout point for a spectacular view over the evergreen wilderness that is Addo.

We then take a relaxed drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available we will visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon.

Day 5: Sedgefield to Cape Town
Canoe and Hike

After breakfast, we begin a beautiful canoe trip along one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall.
We then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass.
We arrive in Cape Town late Friday afternoon/early evening.

Arrival is on Sunday and departure on Saturday.

However, it is possible to combine this experience with one or more weeks of English classes at LAL Cape Town school.

GAMA Study Advantages

The services of GAMA Study are completely FREE! We advise you, get you discounts and we help you to book the programme. However, you will make the payment directly with the English school at the DIRECT price (and even much cheaper for this school)!

With us you will enjoy the benefits of an agency without paying the price!

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