South Africa – History, Geography, Conservation & Culture

To plan and arrange your tour, call Tracey on: 01306 873 571


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South Africa’s blend of culture and diversity will captivate any traveller and will provide an educational experience never to be forgotten.

Johannesburg
Johannesburg

Known as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ the contrasts of this country are strikingly apparent in the bewildering mix of race, language, colour and culture. Combining it’s breathtaking scenery, incredible wildlife, year-round sunny climate, true unity and legendary hospitality, South Africa can cater for any educational tour requirements.

Johannesburg

E’Goli the ‘city of gold’ is the third largest city in Africa and offers a wide variety of attractions and places of interest to all that visit the city. Johannesburg and it’s surrounds are alive with world class theatre, art, entertainment, shopping and events of many kinds, making it a warm hearted area that lives with gusto and has earned the title of South Africa’s ‘Golden City’.

Pretoria

Gauteng’s two major cities are just 50km apart, but could hardly be more different. Pretoria has been the epitome of staid traditionalism, with its graceful government buildings, wide avenues of purple flowering jacarandas and staunchly Boer farming origins. Pretoria is near enough to Johannesburg’s airport to provide a practical alternative base for exploring Gauteng.

Pretoria
Pretoria

Durban

Durban-Ethekweni is a vibrant African city, the playground of South Africa. A city that merges with perfect harmony the rustic simplicity of Africa and the modern sophistication of an international business centre. Durban offers a sub-tropical carnival atmosphere, endless summers, an effervescent ocean lined with golden beaches and thousands of pleasure options. Sumptuous hotels command superlative views of the sea and restaurants, night clubs, discos and coffee bars scintillate till late. The city is an intriguing blend of East, West and Africa. “Durban – where the fun never sets!”

Durban
Durban
Pilanesburg
Pilanesburg

Pilanesburg Game Reserve

This reserve is situated in the North West Province in an eroded volcano that is more than 100 million years old and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Pilanesberg is unique because it is the result of the biggest game translocation since Noah's Ark! It is South Africa’s third largest national park, where you can see the big five as well as baboons, giraffes, zebras, antelope and a wide assortment of birds. The park was created in the 1970’s in the crater and surroundings of an extinct volcano and game was relocated from around Africa. Over 6000 animals have been relocated to Pilanesberg Game Reserve since 1972.

Cape Town
Cape Town

Cape Town

Also known as the ‘Mother City’, Cape Town, with its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront serves as the hub to the many tourist attractions that are in the city vicinity. Table Mountain offering amazing panoramic views, Castle of Good Hope being the oldest building in South Africa, Houses of Parliament, Bo-Kaap and Malay Quarter, Aquarium, South African National Gallery within the Company Gardens, are but some of the city attractions.

Daily excursions also leave the V & A Waterfront for Robben Island that has an interesting history of its own. Within easy reach of the city are also beaches, Cape Point, wine estates with wine tasting, whale watching, and numerous other attractions and activities.

Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

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All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Tour Executive to assist with tour planning
School Children

Tracey Morgan - School Tours Executive

Tracey Morgan has direct knowledge of the trials, tribulations and joys of school trip planning, having arranged and experienced familiarisation trips, as well as organising inbound and outbound tours around the world. This wisdom ensures that each tour you travel on with Holts Tours will cover every eventuality and explore every opportunity.


To arrange and plan your tour, call Tracey on 01306 873 571