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South Africa is renowned for a diversity of landscapes and people. It boasts spectacular wildlife reserves, mountainous regions, desert, coastline and a rare fynbos vegetation system. Eleven official languages and many different ethnic groups contribute to South Africa’s reputation as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, and make it ideal for school expeditions, community projects and adventurous itineraries.

Recommended trips: Our suggested itineraries are based on personal recommendation and can be tailored to suit your school and group.


Recommended locations:

Blyde River

Aerial view of Blyde River canyon with three dolomite peaks

One of South Africa’s most significant natural features, Blyde River Canyon is formed mainly from red sandstone and is part of the Drakensberg escarpment. It has an exceptional diversity of flora.

Cape Town

Aerial view of Cape Town with Table Mountain, stadium and rocky coastline

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa and is also one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral…

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

Family of rhino in Hluhluwe-imfolozi Park in South Africa

An ancient home of Zulu culture and a prominent leader in rhino and elephant conservation, Hluhlue-iMfolozi is home to some of the finest safari encounters to be found in South Africa.


Cute cheetah cub

With a particular focus on cheetahs, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre runs a breeding programme for vulnerable or rare animals and serves as a centre of education for local students.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Hippos relaxing on the river banks in isimangaliso wetland park in south africa

One of the finest wetland ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park boasts incredible views, wildlife and activities, as well as a beautiful environment to explore.


Khamai Reptile Park offers students opportunities to see some of Southern Africa’s snakes, reptiles and amphibians, and to learn about the important role these creatures play in the ecosystem.

Kosi Bay

Tranquil sea and island of Kosi Bay

Blessed with immaculate coastlines and a huge array of wildlife, Kosi Bay is one of the most stunning and biodiverse areas of KwaZulu-Natal and provides plenty of adventure.

Kruger National Park

Rhino in the sunlight

The largest game reserve in South Africa, Kruger has more species of mammal than any other African reserve and is an important stop on any school biology field trip to the country.


Baby hippo being rehabilitated with team member at Moholoholo

Situated at the base of the Drakensberg mountain range, Moholoholo is a rehabilitation centre for abandoned or injured animals, and offers students an immersive conservation experience.