GAP YEAR EXCUSIONS

We have included specially developed Gap Year Excursions into your Package, guaranteed to make your time with us fun, exciting and adventurous.

 

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Wine Tasting:

Within an hour of driving you can exchange the laid back look and feel of the Cape Peninsula for the charming landscapes, old Victorian style towns and bucolic estates of the Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch and Franschoek. Learn what the secrets are to why South Africa are famous for their wines, sample them yourselves and see if you can acquire a palette for the finest wines of the Western Cape. A day of breath taking views, sophisticated fun and a cultural exploration.

Historical Sites:

Begin to learn about South Africa’s haunting past and what makes our country such an interesting place to live, as you fall in love with the story of our struggle. Celebrate in our victory as you understand how far we have come, and what challenges we have faced. Revel in our strength as you perceive the conditions in which we are subjected to, yet witness how determined we are to never be ruled by our circumstances.

Indoor Food and Wine Markets:

Cape Town is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnic groups, which stimulates an interesting artistic influence in the city, and there is no better place to experience the authentic atmosphere that manifests out of Cape Town, than by going down to the local food and wine markets.

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Natural Wonders

Table Mountain National Park defines the city. The flat-topped mountain is the headline act, but there are many other equally gorgeous natural landscapes within the park’s extensive boundaries. Cultivated areas, such as the historic Company’s Gardens, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Green Point Park, also make exploring the city a pleasure. Follow the lead of locals by taking full advantage of the abundant outdoor space: learn to surf; go hiking or mountain biking; tandem-paraglide off Lion’s Head; abseil off the top of Table Mountain – just a few of the many activities on offer

– Simon Richmond, Lonely Planet Cape Town South Africa.

Proudly Multicultural

Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and traditional African beliefs coexist peacefully in this proudly multicultural city. Given South Africa’s troubled history, such harmony has been hard-won and remains fragile: nearly everyone has a fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking story to tell. It’s a city of determined pioneers – from the Afrikaner descendants of the original Dutch colonists and the majority coloured community to the descendants of European Jewish immigrants and more recent ­Xhosa (isiXhosa) migrants from the Eastern Cape. They all bring unique flavours to Cape Town’s rich creole melting pot.

–   Simon Richmond, Lonely Plant, Cape Town South Africa

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