WORKING AS A SAFARI GUIDE IN AFRICA
Get trained to become a Safari Guide in South Africa
- SOUTH AFRICA
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Learn English on a journey through South Africa
English Level : Pre-intermediate A2 +
Class Size : 5-8
Departing Cape Town at 08:30 am, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordon’s 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 a picnic lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some tasty, local beers before descending to the bottom of Africa, literally, at Cape Agulhas. This is the southernmost point of the continent.
After a relaxing breakfast we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route! Next on the agenda is a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to one of the many stunning waterfalls there. Finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.
We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi-desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves will be the first stop and here we’ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system. Next is an option to view and ride ostriches on a working ostrich farm or go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah, cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.
This morning you have the opportunity to explore the Tsitsikamma National Park, either via a hike across the suspension bridge at Storms River Mouth or by blackwater tubing.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!
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. 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. After our game drive we’ll take lunch at the park restaurant before we head for the pristine beaches of Jeffrey’s Bay! Renowned the world over as one of the best surfing waves on the planet, we’ll
take time out to view the waves at “Supertubes” before exploring the town and visiting the popular surf wear factory shops. You have a chance to rent a board and experience the waves for yourself or have a surfing lesson.
This morning we begin our relaxing journey back to Cape Town with our first stop for the day at the Crags Orphaned Elephant Sanctuary for a truly wonderful close encounter experience. Here you have an opportunity to walk, feed and ride an African elephant while receiving instruction from a knowledgeable African guide. If you have had enough of elephants after Addo, you have the option of exploring Monkeyland, a sanctuary with free roaming monkeys OR Birds of Eden, a bird lover’s paradise! Next we head on to the town of Knysna, undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most beautiful towns, for a stop at the Knysna Heads and a quick walk about town before heading to Sedgefield and Myoli beach where we spend the night.
After breakfast overlooking the ocean in Sedgefield, we start our journey back to Cape Town. We visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town early Sunday afternoon.
Your English teacher is an experienced instructor who has a passion for English and our country. During the trip you will receive a total of 7 lessons. It may be that you will have more lessons on some days than on others; this will depend on the daily travel situation and factors like the weather. There might be some days when no lessons will take place. Outside the formal lesson scenario, your teacher will be available for conversation, to answer your questions and help you with the tasks you have to complete. We want you to see our beautiful country and have fun while you are working on your English.
This trip was a good combination of travel and school. I hope that more students will take part
Professional and fun at the same time
We have a long standing relationship with some of South Africa’s top backpacker lodges. Known for their flair, all our stops provide unique, clean and professional hospitality with excellent bathroom facilities, a pool, a bar and internet facilities. All bedding is provided. Our advertised price includes spacious and comfortable bed-and-breakfast dormitory accommodation.
You may cancel only if you send written notice of cancellation, which we must receive not less than 14 days before the Start Date. If you cancel not less than 14 days before the Start Date, any fees you have paid will be refunded except for registration fees and one week's tuition and (where applicable) accommodation fees. If you cancel the less than 14 days before the Start Date, any refunds will be entirely at the school's discretion. A full refund of all fees paid (less delivery charges) will be made in the event of visa refusal only if you send written notice and documentary evidence of such refusal. If a Course is terminated after the Start Date, or if you are not present on the Start Date at the premises where the Course is to be held, without having previously cancelled your Course, no refunds will be given on tuition or accommodation.
Our Partner offers language courses with leisure programmes for adults and young learners around the world. Its group of schools is owned by a large German tour operator. We have schools for adults in Boston, London, Torbay, Florida, Cape Town, Malta and Gozo. We also run residential summer schools in the UK, USA and Malta.
Our school prides itself on the quality of our courses. Our lessons are taught by trained, enthusiastic teachers, and our schools in England, Malta, South Africa and the USA are accredited as a mark of our high standards. We are proud of the quality of our teaching, and we seek the approval of the accrediting bodies in each country where we operate. We are also members of trade bodies around the world.
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