A safari is a truly unforgettable experience. Amongst the many incredible animals, you will encounter lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, ostriches, springbok and wildebeest. You will love the beautiful, scenic game drives and sitting around an evening campfire. Combine your English course at EC Cape Town with the exciting opportunity to go on a few days safari!
What can you expect on this course?
Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip! Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife; and with an expert game-ranger at your side, set out on a game drive through a malaria-free reserve in search of Africa’s Big Five.
- 10h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (optional scheduled transfers available)
- 12h00: Welcome drinks served on arrival
- 12h15: South African style lunch
- 13h30: Traditional Big 5 game drive
- Afternoon leisure time to enjoy the Karoo surroundings and other optional extra activities
- 16h00: Depart Aquila and return to Cape Town – our schedule departure tours depart at 16h00 from the reserve. Should you wish to depart earlier or later than this, please book a private transfer.
Duration of game drive and departure times are approximate and dependent on the interaction of the guests with the ranger and the sighting of animals.
Optional Extra Activities:
3-day Garden Route and Safari
Looking to explore the Garden Route in one epic weekend? Then you’ve found your match! This three-day itinerary is filled to the brim with the best highlights the area has to offer.
Wander along the Garden Route – a piece of paradise on the southeastern coast of South Africa. Search for members of Africa’s Big 5, bungy jump, canoe along reed & dense forest-lined rivers and spot African wildlife on a safari! All this in this action-packed itinerary.
The road trip begins as you drive along the longest wine route in the world, South Africa’s Route 62. Enjoy the rugged scenery and winding roads as you make your way to Oudtshoorn to explore the fascinating underground maze of the Cango Caves. Adventure awaits over the next two days.
- Walk with three orphaned elephants as they venture to their water hole.
- Canoe along tranquil waters in Wilderness, keeping an eye out for the area’s abundant birdlife
- Face your fears as you hurtle off the world’s highest bridge bungy, or visit the lush forests of the Garden Route area
- Bundu-bash through the fynbos on a 4×4 safari with a game ranger as you set out to spot members of Africa’s Big Five, and connect with nature on a short guided bushwalk during your safari in a private game reserve
There’s a lot to explore on this 3-day adventure, so let’s get going!
What can you expect on this programme?
4-day Kruger Park Big 5 Camping Safari
Departing from Johannesburg, take a walk on the wild side and join us on our Kruger National Park safari.
On this 4 day tour you get to experience the best of both worlds by spending some time in our custom designed truck (excellent photo opportunities from a high vantage point) and the rest of the time in an open 4×4 safari vehicle specifically designed for the untarred roads of the Kruger National Park. Your guides will drive the various roads that link the Kruger National Park, in search of the wildlife that roam free.
Sightings are never guaranteed but the more area covered, the better our chances of catching a glimpse of the ever elusive spotted cats, so keep your eyes open on the ground and up in the marula trees.
Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big 5 as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere in the largest game reserve in South Africa.
Kruger National Park is larger than some small countries in Europe and is just less than two million hectares of conservation area. There will be early morning nature walks and, evening game drives that will allow you to experience the bush before sunrise and after sunset, when the nocturnal animals are at their busiest.
Before returning back to Johannesburg, we will visit the scenic Panorama Route and take time to view Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels – all part of the World Heritage Blyde River Canyon. The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. As you follow the winding path, you have to stop and stare in wonder at the astonishing panoramic views below, as the sheer edges of the cliff drop down 800m into the river below.
20-day Cape to Victoria Falls Overland Safari
*There may be a surcharge applicable on the camping tour. Please contact us for the updated itinerary and applicable charge. This is due to the campers spending additional nights in rooms*
The Ultimate Bucket List Route! Fall in love with the best Southern Africa has to offer on this journey across four countries. From the vast scenery of the famous Fish River Canyon to the rolling dunes at Sossusvlei. Spectacular game viewing at the waterholes of Etosha National Park and the rich culture of the Kalahari San community. The breath-taking scenery of the Okavango Delta, the impressive elephant herds of Chobe National Park and the magnificence that is the Victoria Falls, this route has it all.
Our signature and most popular tour, the Cape Town to Victoria Falls is a 20 Day tour thatl begins in the mother city of Cape Town, at the foot of the spectacular Table Mountain.
On the way you will have the opportunity to paddle down the Orange River in Namibia before we venture deeper into the Namib Desert. The slowly changing landscapes represents the many faces of this desert country. From the grasslands in the east to the red dunes of the west. After a brisk climb up Dune 45 you’ll experience one of the most beautiful sunrises of Africa – it will leave you breathless.
We take you to the bustling town of Swakopmund where you will find plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Next on our list is Namibia’s most famous national park, Etosha National Park. Etosha National Park is the venue for some of the most unique game viewing experiences in Africa. From Etosha we travel to Botswana where you can take a mokoro ride through the Okavango Delta, game drive in the Moremi National park and traverse the Savuit Game Reserve for a full day in open 4×4 safari vehicles.
We watch the sunset on a boat cruise on the hobe River before finishing your tour in Victoria Falls. The bustling adventure town of Victoria Falls also offers a range of optional activities for those wanting a dose of adrenaline!
REFUNDS & CANCELLATION FEES
Written notification of cancellation must be submitted in order for refunds to be provided. All refunds are made to the original fee payer.
Cancellation prior to arrival for individuals
Students cancelling prior to paying the full course fees will lose their deposit. For students cancelling over 1 month prior to the programme, the cancellation charge will be 20% of the course fee.
For students cancelling between 1 week and 1 month prior to the programme, the cancellation charge will be 50% of the course fee. Students cancelling 7 days or fewer prior to the programme will not be given a refund.
Cancellation after arrivals or “no shows” for individuals
No refunds will be given once the student has started his/her programme.
- The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasion run in reverse or different order.
- Exclude meals & drinks and optional extras activity costs.
- Some optionals are seasonal or subject to weather conditions.
Minimum 1 week of General English
This course is suitable for students who
- who are 18+
- interested in wildlife
- adventurous at heart
- who want to combine their English course with an exciting activity