Master South Africa Cultural Journey
South Africa Cultural Journey
The Republic of South Africa is the historically important link between the Indian and Pacific Oceans at the Cape of Good Hope. Prehistoric cave paintings and fossil remains suggest that humanity itself may have sprung from the verdant forests, titanic mountains, and gently rolling plains of South Africa; but if you don’t buy those theories, the unrivaled hospitality of the Afrikaners itself will leave you with a feeling like you’ve come back home.
Despite Africa’s more recent history of segregation during the infamous apartheid, a certain kind of peace permeates through this culturally and naturally diverse country. Cape Town, watched over by the majestic Table Mountain, hums with life and glitters with a genuine South African melange of European and African cultures that can be tasted in world-class cuisine and seen in resplendent architecture. Of course, no visit to the African continent would be complete without couple of unforgettable wildlife encounters. South Africa is one of the best places in the world to view unique plants and animals, and one of the easiest places in the continent to see “The Big Five:” Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, and Cape Buffalo.
Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.[table “” not found /]
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
The Backpack is a great hostel for travelers looking to promote social change. This establishment offer dorm style rooms and private rooms. Each room can hold up to 4 students. This hostel includes free Wi-Fi and strives to give meaningful and relaxed travel experiences for all. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Ashanti Backpackers Lodge Gardens is centrally located near all of the major venues in Capetown. This hostel holds 2-3 students per room and has a separate guest house for larger groups. In addition, there is free wifi on the property.
Aire del Mar
Aire del Mar is located near trendy Kloof Street and Long Street. This hostel offers offer luxury rooms, studios or a guest house that is linked to the main hostel. This establishment supports 2-3 students to a room and provides free wifi.
Gansbay Backpackers is an award winning hostel that is centrally located in the diving capital of the world. This is a clean hostel with modern amenities. The rooms can hold 1-4 students and have ensuite and shared bathrooms. Free wifi is included.
Driehoek Guest Farm
Driehoek Guest Farm allows guests to escape the busy city and natures beauty. The farm is located in-between Cederberg Wilderness Area, Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve and Cederberg Mountain Catchment Area. This farm houses 2-12 students per room. Huts come with bathrooms or shared bathrooms for larger groups.
Manyane Resort located inside of Pilanesberg National Park . It is a clean, 3 star safari hotel with modern amenities. This hotel accommodates 1-4 guests per room and has ensuite bathrooms.
Brown Sugar Backpackers
Brown Sugar Backpackers offers a clean, 2-3 star hotel with modern amenities. Their rooms can occupy 1-4 students a room and has the option of an ensuite bathroom. They strive to create a friendly environment by respecting diversity and embracing different cultures.
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With a previous outfitter [I worked with], the experience was more “touring” and no hands-on contributions and work. Walking Tree surrounds the travelers with amazing professionals who are dedicated to their sciences, travels, and countries. Travelers’ experiences are first-hand, authentic and memorable!
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Your Adventure Includes
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on the itinerary.
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