Experience South Africa
- Explore islands, mountains, and indigenous camps
- Raft rivers, camp, and ride mountain bikes
- Celebrate Mass in a variety of cultural settings
- Perform corporal works of mercy in service to others
- Share this experience with friends!
Round-trip airfare from your city to Cape Town, coach bus transportation within South Africa, three meals per day, lodging as per the itinerary, entrance fees, and a professional guide from arrival to departure.
13 Day Itinerary
Please see the bottom of the page for destination details.
Day 1 - Departure*
Depart from home for your South African cultural adventure.
Day 2 - Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Meet your guide, transfer to your accommodation, and enjoy a free afternoon and evening to settle into your new locale. Dinner and overnight in Cape Town
Day 3 - Robben Island / Kirstenbosch
After breakfast, depart to Robben Island in Table Bay, known internationally as the place of imprisonment for Nobel Laureate and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Enjoy a tour of Kirstenbosch gardens after lunch. Dinner and overnight in Cape Town
Day 4 - Table Mountain / Cape Canopy Tours
After breakfast, travel to Table Mountain. Hike to the top, or make use of the cable car. In the afternoon, enjoy a Cape Canopy Tour in the picturesque Elgin Valley near Grabouw. The bravest in your group can scale the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains in the Cape Nature reserve. Dinner and overnight in Cape Town
Day 5 - !Khwa ttu San Educational Centre
After breakfast, depart for a day trip to visit to the !Khwa ttu San Educational Centre, which offers a unique introduction into the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa. The San themselves take you on a journey into their history, traditional knowledge, skills, languages, customs and current affairs. Dinner and overnight in Cape Town
Day 6 - Leliefontein Cultural Camp
After breakfast, begin the journey to Namaqualand where you are immersed in a native cultural experience. Spend the night in Leliefontein cultural camp, sleeping in traditional Matjieshut and eating in a traditional “kookskerm” cooking shelter. At the Leliefontein mission station, visitors can set their watches to a sundial given to its nineteenth-century founder, Reverend Barnabas Shaw. The Methodist Church and Parsonage are both National Monuments. To the south is the settlement of Kharkams where beautiful flowers can be viewed in season. Those with more energy can cycle the ever-popular mountain biking trails. Dinner and overnight in Leliefontein
Day 7 - Namaqualand National Park
After breakfast, spend the day in the community and enjoy a short visit to the Namaqua National Park to be amazed by the abundance of brilliantly colored flowers (in season), butterflies, and birds. Dinner and overnight in Namaqualand
Days 8 & 9 - Service Days
After breakfast, travel to Springbok and Concordia for 2 days of volunteer work at a local organizations in need of helping hands.
Dinner and overnight in Namaqualand
Days 10 & 11 - Orange River Rafting & Camping
After breakfast, depart for the Orange River two days of rafting and camping on the Richtersveld section of the river, chosen because of its wealth of natural beauty. Dinner and overnight on the Orange River
Day 12 - Cape Town
After breakfast, pack–up and travel back to Cape Town. Enjoy the late afternoon and evening at leisure in the city. Dinner and overnight in Cape Town
Day 13 - Return Home*
After breakfast, check-out of your accommodation and transfer to the airport for your flight home, carrying with you memories that will last a lifetime.
Mass will be celebrated daily.
Specific locations and events within the itinerary are subject to change depending on actual travel dates.
*Flights from/to the United States will require 15 days of travel, due to time zone changes and the length of flights to/from Cape Town.