Explore The Rainbow Nation
• History: San Bushmen, European Settlers, Cape Malay, Apartheid
• Natural World and Conservation: Table Mountain, Garden Route, Big Five
• Personal Stories: Frank Mbete, Albie Sachs, James Fernie, Lara Mostert and Local Artists
• Giving Back: Uthando South Africa & Inkanyiso Nursery School
• What’s Next…South Africa: Townships and Urban Regeneration Success Stories
Join Educational Travel Service for a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of “The Rainbow Nation.” We’ll explore the historic port city of Cape Town and mee local legends from the Apartheid Era, which saw Nelson Mandela spend 18 years imprisoned on the famous Robben Island within sight of the city. We’ll also take in some of the natural wonders of the Cape and visit some of the innovative community development projects in the modern townships with the award-winning Uthando South Africa non-profit.
Traveling East along the coast, our trip is timed for the spectacular whale season in the “Whale Capital of the World”, Hermanus, and we’ll learn about wildlife conservation in Knysna before spending a few nights on safari in the renowned Addo Elephant Park. Flying to Durban, we land in the heart of Zululand, a tribe who earned renown for their fierce warriors and whose tribal roots still run deep in this part of the country. Returning to the wilderness, we’ll spend a few nights at a private wildlife conservation reserve and check in on the pre-school that ETS continues to support.
Finally, we head north to Johannesburg where we visit the Apartheid Museum,Hector Pieterson Museum and Soweto to reflect on everything we have experienced and end our adventure with an urban regeneration success story – Maboneng, meaning ‘Place of light’, is a fully integrated urban neighborhood and an excellent an example of What’s Next…South Africa.