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South Africa Adventure

South Africa
12 days
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Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jun 2023, and closing very soon.

Trip overview

From spotting the Big Five on the savanna to summiting the heights of Table Mountain, there are so many reasons to travel to South Africa. That’s why we’ve created South Africa Adventure, a 12 day trip that will have you immersed in indigenous Zulu communities, spotting herds of elephants and prides of lions on a once-in-a-lifetime safari, exploring dazzling cities, cruising around Cape Peninsula, and so much more. With an experienced group leader from the moment you land, an instant crew of mates and help with all your onward travel, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!



11 Breakfast, 5 Dinner

What's Included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • bike tour of Soweto
  • Apartheid Museum entrance
  • Jo-hannesburg pub crawl
  • drive the Panorama Route
  • half day open vehicle game drive of Kruger National Park
  • sunset game drive in Hlane National Park
  • local village Swa-zi cultural experience
  • historic walk of Cape Town
  • cocktail at Cafe Neo
  • return Ta-ble Mountain ticket
  • full day peninsula tour including entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • seal island boat cruise
  • Boulders beach penguins
  • private transport throughout plus an internal flights, meals as indicated, experienced group leader and local guides, onward travel help & planning, 24/7 support after the trip finishes.

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrive and meet the group Welcome to South Africa! Once you arrive in Johannesburg we’ll take you to our hostel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight before meeting everyone in your group.

Day 2

Explore Johannesburg First up today we’re learning about the history of Soweto township on a bicycle tour. The Apartheid Museum will give us more context about South Africa’s past, then we’ll have a free afternoon to explore the sites of JoBurg before a local pub crawl. (B)

Day 3

Travel to Hazyview & the Panorama Route Today we leave JoBurg to head into the depths of Africa. We’ll stop for breakfast in Dullstroom, then drive the renowned Panorama Route to see some of Africa’s most stunning landscapes. (B)

Day 4

Kruger National Park We’re off to Kruger National Park, crossing our fingers for our first sightings of exotic wildlife on our drive. Tonight at our pre-erected campsite we’ll assist the cooks in making a traditional South African BBQ dinner, the perfect feast before tomorrow’s safari. (B, D)

Day 5

Open Vehicle Game Drive Today is a trip highlight - a once in a lifetime open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park! We’ll look out for herds of mighty elephants, rhinos, buffalos, prides of lions and lurking leopards, and our experienced guides will ensure we have the best possible experience. To-night we’ll enjoy another BBQ by the fire underneath starry skies. (B, D)

Day 6

Travel to Eswatini This morning we’ll cross the border to Eswatini, a small landlocked nation that hosts Hlane Roy-al National Park. This evening is another chance to spot your favourite animals on a sunset game drive through the grasslands, then tonight we’ll be treated to a show from rangers performing their traditional style of Swazi singing and dancing. (B)

Day 7

Zulu Community Stay Re-entering South Africa, we’ll head south towards Pongolapoort Nature Reserve, passing more breathtaking landscapes. After checking in to our traditional camp, we’ll visit a local village to learn about the traditional way of life here. Tonight we’ll share stories around the campfire and polish off another day of exploring with a delicious Zulu meal. (B, D)

Day 8

Explore Durban Today we’ll head to the coastal city of Durban. This afternoon opt to hit the beach, check out the region’s wine scene, face your fears on a skydive, browse out the markets, go surfing or dolphin spotting. Tonight we’ll learn how to make Bunny Chow, an authentic South African fast food. Think a loaf of bread filled curry… it’s something you have to try! (B, D)

Day 9

Table Mountain This morning’s an early start as we’re off to catch our short flight Cape Town, a scenic city fea-turing world-class beaches, amazing architecture, pumping nightlife, and so much more. Later we’ll summit Table Mountain to witness an epic sunset over the city, then tonight we’ll check out the V&A Waterfront to wander, shop, pop in to a brewery and take in the view. (B)

Day 10

Discover Cape Town Today we head off on a walking tour of Bo-Kaap, an area known for it’s colourful houses and Cape Malay culture. The tour will continue with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, Slave Lodge, District 6 Museum, Slave Lodge, The Castle, and Cape Town Stadium. This af-ternoon we’ll stroll Sea Point Promenade and finish the day with a cocktail in hand as we watch the sun set. (B)

Day 11

Cape Peninsula Gear up for a day of adventure as we explore the dramatic beaches and cliffs of Cape Peninsula. We’ll go on a cruise to get up close and personal with wild fur seals, stop for photos at the im-pressive Chapman’s Peak, then explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and hang out with a colony of wild African Penguins on Boulders Beach. Tonight we’re out for our farewell dinner, finishing our adventure with a few drinks and a dance in Cape Town’s party streets. (B, D)

Day 12

Check Out & Onward Travel Your amazing 12 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, extend your stay in Cape Town, or continue your travels in Africa. We’ll be on hand to help you with any onward travel! (B)

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

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As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

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Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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