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SUMMER EXPERIENCES

Stand UP South Africa

Commit yourself to a summer of doing good with plenty of adventure along the way in South Africa. Make a real world difference in a local village, explore a brand new culture and view all manners of wildlife in this beautiful land.

  • At a Glance

    20 Days | GRADES: 9th - 12th

    Community Service: ~40 Hours
    Location: South Africa

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots Left!

    LAND COST: $4,800


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$1,950

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance (excludes pre-existing conditions)
    • Laundry service
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Stand UP for Childhood Education
Journey to Africa for a summer of service, cross-cultural exchange and safari. The heart of Stand UP South Africa is a week-long volunteer project working with children from a village near Cape Town.

This moving community service experience is both personally rewarding and an opportunity to see the world from a new lens. Along the way, you'll connect with Jewish teens from Cape Town, learn about the historic anti-apartheid movement, view great white sharks in their natural habitat and go on a true safari deep in the back-country of Africa.

 

Elements of the Program

A Mission of Service

Stand Up South Africa includes 2 service projects, one teaching in a poor rural community near the famous Kruger National Park and the other in a township, a poor urban area created during the time of apartheid, in Cape Town.
Our first program focuses on hands-on Environmental Education. You'll be teaching and inspiring youth to appreciate nature in all its amazing beauty that South Africa offers.

The second volunteering experience is Sport Coaching and Development. You will work alongside a coach creating innovative games and lesson plans, playing and coaching sports such as soccer and hockey, designing drills and fitness tests to measure personal improvement, sharing your knowledge and skills with coaches and students and designing and delivering health and nutrition workshops for students.

Building Bridges with Local Jewish Teens

South Africa is home to a thriving Jewish community with a fascinating history and rich traditions. As part of our experience, we spend a memorable Shabbat with Jewish teens from Johannesburg. Spend an afternoon and engage with Jewish teens at Herzlia High School in Cape Town. Make meaningful connections with teens on the other side of the world.

An Authentic African Adventure

Explore a whole new world of natural beauty and wildlife in South Africa. Go on a game drive and river safari. See the big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards and many more animals. You may even wake up with monkeys on your porch. Go shark cage diving with a team of researchers, look out from the top of Table Mountain National Park, watch penguins and seals in their natural habitat. Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive white sand dunes. Finally, learn to cook traditional African Malay food.

Reflecting on a Story of Struggle & Reconciliation

Learn about South Africa’s history of apartheid and the non-violence movement that rose up to overturn it. At the District Six Museum, we learn about the history of the apartheid movement and the legacy of “resettlement” policy. At Robben Island, we tour the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela and many others were incarcerated on account of their civil rights protests. Finally, learn about South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission – and how it ushered in a new era of equal rights, forgiveness and healing.

Why South Africa

Rich in natural beauty and colorful cultural traditions, South Africa is an ideal destination for Jewish teen travel. Stand UP South Africa is based at hotels and country lodges set in some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. This experience is perfect for anyone with a spirit for adventure, a passion for service and cross-cultural bridge building.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

Observe African penguins in the wild at "Boulders"
Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive sand dunes
Visit a Great White Shark research and conservation project. Take part in a shark cage dive! (dependent on shark sightings)
Retrace the unique history of Jewish life in South Africa
Go on a safari in the Kruger National Park region; confront lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras and more!
View the Cape of Good Hope where the frigid Atlantic Ocean merges with the warm Indian Ocean
Spend a memorable Shabbat with local Jewish teens in Cape Town
Participate in meaningful community service projects focusing on eco-conservatism and working with local children
Understand the history of apartheid in South Africa and the non-violence movement that overthrew it

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

Week #1 | Safari Adventure

Begin the trip with safari drives through South Africa's Kruger National Park. Confront lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and much more deep in the African wilderness. Celebrate a memorable Shabbat and connect with nature on a bush walk.

Week #2 | Service Experience

Spend four days volunteering in a developing community by building infrastructure to create an eco-village. Additionally, volunteer and interact with children from the village. Finish the week with a relaxing Shabbat in Cape Town.

Week #3 | Cape Town and Hermanus

After Shabbat in Cape Town, the adventure continues with a view across the Cape of Good Hope from high atop Table Mountain. Head to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and learn about the legacy of apartheid at the District Six Museum. Observe African penguins at Boulders Beach and visit a conservation site for great white sharks. Cap off the week spending a memorable Shabbat in Hermanus.

Our Partner

Global Village Connect Travel

BBYO Passport’s Stand UP South Africa is organized in partnership with Global Village Connect Travel. Global Village Connect Travel connects people, schools and communities by developing practical solutions that improve education, economic opportunity and health through sustainable projects. They help provide immersive experiences for the teens on Stand UP South Africa.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Day #1 | Wednesday | Leave for South Africa!

  • Depart from New York on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to South Africa!

DAY #2 | Thursday | Welcome to Johannesburg

  • Arrive to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport, South Africa
  • Meet local program staff and travel to the Kruger National Park area
  • Leisurely evening of program orientation and icebreakers
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #3 | Friday | River Safari with Shabbat under the stars

  • Go on a morning river safari
  • Afternoon bush walk – Learn about animal tracking and survival in the bush
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service under the stars in the wild
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #4 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Lodge

  • Shabbat morning program and relaxed afternoon  
  • Learn about apartheid from the local tour guide
  • Evening: Bonfire Braai, barbecue dinner under the stars in the bush
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #5 | Sunday | Safari and the Big Five!

  • Depart to the private Guernsey Nature Preserve
  • Interact with elephants at an elephant sanctuary
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #6 – Day #9 | Monday-Thursday | Community Service Projects

  • Spend mornings and afternoons volunteering in the local community, through hands-on service projects, with the Children’s Eco Training non-profit organization
  • Focus on hands-on environmental education to create awareness, teach and inspire the youth to appreciate nature in all its intricacies
  • Reflect and relax in the evenings with South African cultural activities! One afternoon the group will visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and another afternoon they will go on a game drive in Kruger National Park – Look out for the Big Five! (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant)
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #10 | Friday | Jewish Johannesburg

  • Drive to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Check-in to accommodations and prepare for Shabbat
  • Celebrate Shabbat with South African Habonim Teens
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #11 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat programming in Johannesburg
  • Evening: Gumboot Dancing 
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #12 | Sunday | Soweto

  • Spend the day touring around Soweto
  • Evening: Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #13 | Monday | Table Mountain and the Victoria & Albert Waterfron

  • Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ferry tour to Robben Island (weather permitting) – World Heritage Site, former prison for anti-apartheid activists, hospital, leprosy colony and WWll defense station
  • Explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district in central Cape Town
  • Cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting) – Panoramic view of Cape Town
  • Discussion with a former prisoner and anti-apartheid activist from Robben Island
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #14 | Tuesday | Cape Town Community Interaction

  • Morning volunteering: Engage in an eye-opening community interaction with local children in the Langa and Khayelitsha townships, Lead workshops focused on health and wellbeing – design and lead physical education lessons for children in partnership with a local organization. Coach sports, teach nutritional education and build a garden (time permitting)!
  • Explore and enjoy a traditional lunch in Simonstown
  • Boulder’s Beach – hike along the beach to see the penguins
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #15 | Wednesday | Cape Town

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community in one of the two townships Visit to the District Six Museum – History of Apartheid, the forced removal of Cape Town residents, including the Cape Town Jewish community
  • Bo-Kaap walking tour – also known as Cape Malay quarter – view the brightly colored houses and cobblestone streets and learn about the Malay culture and its history
  • Experience a Malay cooking lesson and enjoy a delicious dinner
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #16 | Thursday | Township Tour

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Explore a township on a bicycle tour
  • Participate in Djembe drumming in the evening
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #17 | Friday | Service and Local Crafts

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Learn about local African wire and bead craft art at Streetwires Artist Collective
  • Kabbalat Shabbat in Sea Pointe
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #18 | Saturday | Shabbat in Cape Town

  • Shabbat programming
  • Enjoy a relaxed afternoon – walk around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district or visit beach!
  • Evening:  Close Shabbat with Havdallah under the stars
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #19 | Sunday | Farewell South Africa

  • Spend the morning with one last shopping opportunity at artisan stands and souvenir shops
  • Depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Depart from Johannesburg on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to the USA!

DAY #20 | Monday | Welcome Back Home

  • Arrive to New York City in the morning

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from New York City. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic safari lodges in some of the most beautiful African scenery you can imagine. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
July falls in the middle of the South African winter. Average temperatures range from 47˚F – 68˚F, and rain is possible. It will be especially windy on top of Table Mountain and at the Cape of Good Hope – which can feel particularly cold. It is warmer in the “bush” (i.e. countryside), however the bush gets cold at night.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in South Africa is 15-20 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter South Africa.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

No connections or extensions are available for this program. View all connected program options here.
  • At a Glance

    20 Days | 9th - 12th

    Community Service: ~40 Hours
    Location: South Africa

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots Left!

    LAND COST: $4,800


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$1,950

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance (excludes pre-existing conditions)
    • Laundry service
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Stand UP for Childhood Education
Journey to Africa for a summer of service, cross-cultural exchange and safari. The heart of Stand UP South Africa is a week-long volunteer project working with children from a village near Cape Town.

This moving community service experience is both personally rewarding and an opportunity to see the world from a new lens. Along the way, you'll connect with Jewish teens from Cape Town, learn about the historic anti-apartheid movement, view great white sharks in their natural habitat and go on a true safari deep in the back-country of Africa.

 

Elements of the Program

A Mission of Service

Stand Up South Africa includes 2 service projects, one teaching in a poor rural community near the famous Kruger National Park and the other in a township, a poor urban area created during the time of apartheid, in Cape Town.
Our first program focuses on hands-on Environmental Education. You'll be teaching and inspiring youth to appreciate nature in all its amazing beauty that South Africa offers.

The second volunteering experience is Sport Coaching and Development. You will work alongside a coach creating innovative games and lesson plans, playing and coaching sports such as soccer and hockey, designing drills and fitness tests to measure personal improvement, sharing your knowledge and skills with coaches and students and designing and delivering health and nutrition workshops for students.

Building Bridges with Local Jewish Teens

South Africa is home to a thriving Jewish community with a fascinating history and rich traditions. As part of our experience, we spend a memorable Shabbat with Jewish teens from Johannesburg. Spend an afternoon and engage with Jewish teens at Herzlia High School in Cape Town. Make meaningful connections with teens on the other side of the world.

An Authentic African Adventure

Explore a whole new world of natural beauty and wildlife in South Africa. Go on a game drive and river safari. See the big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards and many more animals. You may even wake up with monkeys on your porch. Go shark cage diving with a team of researchers, look out from the top of Table Mountain National Park, watch penguins and seals in their natural habitat. Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive white sand dunes. Finally, learn to cook traditional African Malay food.

Reflecting on a Story of Struggle & Reconciliation

Learn about South Africa’s history of apartheid and the non-violence movement that rose up to overturn it. At the District Six Museum, we learn about the history of the apartheid movement and the legacy of “resettlement” policy. At Robben Island, we tour the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela and many others were incarcerated on account of their civil rights protests. Finally, learn about South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission – and how it ushered in a new era of equal rights, forgiveness and healing.

Why South Africa

Rich in natural beauty and colorful cultural traditions, South Africa is an ideal destination for Jewish teen travel. Stand UP South Africa is based at hotels and country lodges set in some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. This experience is perfect for anyone with a spirit for adventure, a passion for service and cross-cultural bridge building.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

Observe African penguins in the wild at "Boulders"
Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive sand dunes
Visit a Great White Shark research and conservation project. Take part in a shark cage dive! (dependent on shark sightings)
Retrace the unique history of Jewish life in South Africa
Go on a safari in the Kruger National Park region; confront lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras and more!
View the Cape of Good Hope where the frigid Atlantic Ocean merges with the warm Indian Ocean
Spend a memorable Shabbat with local Jewish teens in Cape Town
Participate in meaningful community service projects focusing on eco-conservatism and working with local children
Understand the history of apartheid in South Africa and the non-violence movement that overthrew it

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

Week #1 | Safari Adventure

Begin the trip with safari drives through South Africa's Kruger National Park. Confront lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and much more deep in the African wilderness. Celebrate a memorable Shabbat and connect with nature on a bush walk.

Week #2 | Service Experience

Spend four days volunteering in a developing community by building infrastructure to create an eco-village. Additionally, volunteer and interact with children from the village. Finish the week with a relaxing Shabbat in Cape Town.

Week #3 | Cape Town and Hermanus

After Shabbat in Cape Town, the adventure continues with a view across the Cape of Good Hope from high atop Table Mountain. Head to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and learn about the legacy of apartheid at the District Six Museum. Observe African penguins at Boulders Beach and visit a conservation site for great white sharks. Cap off the week spending a memorable Shabbat in Hermanus.

Our Partner

Global Village Connect Travel

BBYO Passport’s Stand UP South Africa is organized in partnership with Global Village Connect Travel. Global Village Connect Travel connects people, schools and communities by developing practical solutions that improve education, economic opportunity and health through sustainable projects. They help provide immersive experiences for the teens on Stand UP South Africa.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Day #1 | Wednesday | Leave for South Africa!

  • Depart from New York on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to South Africa!

DAY #2 | Thursday | Welcome to Johannesburg

  • Arrive to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport, South Africa
  • Meet local program staff and travel to the Kruger National Park area
  • Leisurely evening of program orientation and icebreakers
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #3 | Friday | River Safari with Shabbat under the stars

  • Go on a morning river safari
  • Afternoon bush walk – Learn about animal tracking and survival in the bush
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service under the stars in the wild
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #4 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Lodge

  • Shabbat morning program and relaxed afternoon  
  • Learn about apartheid from the local tour guide
  • Evening: Bonfire Braai, barbecue dinner under the stars in the bush
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #5 | Sunday | Safari and the Big Five!

  • Depart to the private Guernsey Nature Preserve
  • Interact with elephants at an elephant sanctuary
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #6 – Day #9 | Monday-Thursday | Community Service Projects

  • Spend mornings and afternoons volunteering in the local community, through hands-on service projects, with the Children’s Eco Training non-profit organization
  • Focus on hands-on environmental education to create awareness, teach and inspire the youth to appreciate nature in all its intricacies
  • Reflect and relax in the evenings with South African cultural activities! One afternoon the group will visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and another afternoon they will go on a game drive in Kruger National Park – Look out for the Big Five! (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant)
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #10 | Friday | Jewish Johannesburg

  • Drive to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Check-in to accommodations and prepare for Shabbat
  • Celebrate Shabbat with South African Habonim Teens
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #11 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat programming in Johannesburg
  • Evening: Gumboot Dancing 
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #12 | Sunday | Soweto

  • Spend the day touring around Soweto
  • Evening: Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #13 | Monday | Table Mountain and the Victoria & Albert Waterfron

  • Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ferry tour to Robben Island (weather permitting) – World Heritage Site, former prison for anti-apartheid activists, hospital, leprosy colony and WWll defense station
  • Explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district in central Cape Town
  • Cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting) – Panoramic view of Cape Town
  • Discussion with a former prisoner and anti-apartheid activist from Robben Island
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #14 | Tuesday | Cape Town Community Interaction

  • Morning volunteering: Engage in an eye-opening community interaction with local children in the Langa and Khayelitsha townships, Lead workshops focused on health and wellbeing – design and lead physical education lessons for children in partnership with a local organization. Coach sports, teach nutritional education and build a garden (time permitting)!
  • Explore and enjoy a traditional lunch in Simonstown
  • Boulder’s Beach – hike along the beach to see the penguins
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #15 | Wednesday | Cape Town

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community in one of the two townships Visit to the District Six Museum – History of Apartheid, the forced removal of Cape Town residents, including the Cape Town Jewish community
  • Bo-Kaap walking tour – also known as Cape Malay quarter – view the brightly colored houses and cobblestone streets and learn about the Malay culture and its history
  • Experience a Malay cooking lesson and enjoy a delicious dinner
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #16 | Thursday | Township Tour

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Explore a township on a bicycle tour
  • Participate in Djembe drumming in the evening
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #17 | Friday | Service and Local Crafts

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Learn about local African wire and bead craft art at Streetwires Artist Collective
  • Kabbalat Shabbat in Sea Pointe
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #18 | Saturday | Shabbat in Cape Town

  • Shabbat programming
  • Enjoy a relaxed afternoon – walk around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district or visit beach!
  • Evening:  Close Shabbat with Havdallah under the stars
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #19 | Sunday | Farewell South Africa

  • Spend the morning with one last shopping opportunity at artisan stands and souvenir shops
  • Depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Depart from Johannesburg on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to the USA!

DAY #20 | Monday | Welcome Back Home

  • Arrive to New York City in the morning

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from New York City. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic safari lodges in some of the most beautiful African scenery you can imagine. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
July falls in the middle of the South African winter. Average temperatures range from 47˚F – 68˚F, and rain is possible. It will be especially windy on top of Table Mountain and at the Cape of Good Hope – which can feel particularly cold. It is warmer in the “bush” (i.e. countryside), however the bush gets cold at night.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in South Africa is 15-20 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter South Africa.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

No connections or extensions are available for this program. View all connected program options here.

Stand UP South Africa

Commit yourself to a summer of doing good with plenty of adventure along the way in South Africa. Make a real world difference in a local village, explore a brand new culture and view all manners of wildlife in this beautiful land.

Stand UP South Africa

Commit yourself to a summer of doing good with plenty of adventure along the way in South Africa. Make a real world difference in a local village, explore a brand new culture and view all manners of wildlife in this beautiful land.

  • At a Glance

    20 Days | GRADES: 9th - 12th

    Community Service: ~40 Hours
    Location: South Africa

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots Left!

    LAND COST: $4,800


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$1,950

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance (excludes pre-existing conditions)
    • Laundry service
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

Stand UP for Childhood Education
Journey to Africa for a summer of service, cross-cultural exchange and safari. The heart of Stand UP South Africa is a week-long volunteer project working with children from a village near Cape Town.

This moving community service experience is both personally rewarding and an opportunity to see the world from a new lens. Along the way, you'll connect with Jewish teens from Cape Town, learn about the historic anti-apartheid movement, view great white sharks in their natural habitat and go on a true safari deep in the back-country of Africa.

 

Elements of the Program

A Mission of Service

Stand Up South Africa includes 2 service projects, one teaching in a poor rural community near the famous Kruger National Park and the other in a township, a poor urban area created during the time of apartheid, in Cape Town.
Our first program focuses on hands-on Environmental Education. You'll be teaching and inspiring youth to appreciate nature in all its amazing beauty that South Africa offers.

The second volunteering experience is Sport Coaching and Development. You will work alongside a coach creating innovative games and lesson plans, playing and coaching sports such as soccer and hockey, designing drills and fitness tests to measure personal improvement, sharing your knowledge and skills with coaches and students and designing and delivering health and nutrition workshops for students.

Building Bridges with Local Jewish Teens

South Africa is home to a thriving Jewish community with a fascinating history and rich traditions. As part of our experience, we spend a memorable Shabbat with Jewish teens from Johannesburg. Spend an afternoon and engage with Jewish teens at Herzlia High School in Cape Town. Make meaningful connections with teens on the other side of the world.

An Authentic African Adventure

Explore a whole new world of natural beauty and wildlife in South Africa. Go on a game drive and river safari. See the big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards and many more animals. You may even wake up with monkeys on your porch. Go shark cage diving with a team of researchers, look out from the top of Table Mountain National Park, watch penguins and seals in their natural habitat. Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive white sand dunes. Finally, learn to cook traditional African Malay food.

Reflecting on a Story of Struggle & Reconciliation

Learn about South Africa’s history of apartheid and the non-violence movement that rose up to overturn it. At the District Six Museum, we learn about the history of the apartheid movement and the legacy of “resettlement” policy. At Robben Island, we tour the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela and many others were incarcerated on account of their civil rights protests. Finally, learn about South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission – and how it ushered in a new era of equal rights, forgiveness and healing.

Why South Africa

Rich in natural beauty and colorful cultural traditions, South Africa is an ideal destination for Jewish teen travel. Stand UP South Africa is based at hotels and country lodges set in some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. This experience is perfect for anyone with a spirit for adventure, a passion for service and cross-cultural bridge building.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

Observe African penguins in the wild at "Boulders"
Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive sand dunes
Visit a Great White Shark research and conservation project. Take part in a shark cage dive! (dependent on shark sightings)
Retrace the unique history of Jewish life in South Africa
Go on a safari in the Kruger National Park region; confront lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras and more!
View the Cape of Good Hope where the frigid Atlantic Ocean merges with the warm Indian Ocean
Spend a memorable Shabbat with local Jewish teens in Cape Town
Participate in meaningful community service projects focusing on eco-conservatism and working with local children
Understand the history of apartheid in South Africa and the non-violence movement that overthrew it

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

Week #1 | Safari Adventure

Begin the trip with safari drives through South Africa's Kruger National Park. Confront lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and much more deep in the African wilderness. Celebrate a memorable Shabbat and connect with nature on a bush walk.

Week #2 | Service Experience

Spend four days volunteering in a developing community by building infrastructure to create an eco-village. Additionally, volunteer and interact with children from the village. Finish the week with a relaxing Shabbat in Cape Town.

Week #3 | Cape Town and Hermanus

After Shabbat in Cape Town, the adventure continues with a view across the Cape of Good Hope from high atop Table Mountain. Head to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and learn about the legacy of apartheid at the District Six Museum. Observe African penguins at Boulders Beach and visit a conservation site for great white sharks. Cap off the week spending a memorable Shabbat in Hermanus.

Our Partner

Global Village Connect Travel

BBYO Passport’s Stand UP South Africa is organized in partnership with Global Village Connect Travel. Global Village Connect Travel connects people, schools and communities by developing practical solutions that improve education, economic opportunity and health through sustainable projects. They help provide immersive experiences for the teens on Stand UP South Africa.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Day #1 | Wednesday | Leave for South Africa!

  • Depart from New York on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to South Africa!

DAY #2 | Thursday | Welcome to Johannesburg

  • Arrive to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport, South Africa
  • Meet local program staff and travel to the Kruger National Park area
  • Leisurely evening of program orientation and icebreakers
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #3 | Friday | River Safari with Shabbat under the stars

  • Go on a morning river safari
  • Afternoon bush walk – Learn about animal tracking and survival in the bush
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service under the stars in the wild
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #4 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Lodge

  • Shabbat morning program and relaxed afternoon  
  • Learn about apartheid from the local tour guide
  • Evening: Bonfire Braai, barbecue dinner under the stars in the bush
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #5 | Sunday | Safari and the Big Five!

  • Depart to the private Guernsey Nature Preserve
  • Interact with elephants at an elephant sanctuary
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #6 – Day #9 | Monday-Thursday | Community Service Projects

  • Spend mornings and afternoons volunteering in the local community, through hands-on service projects, with the Children’s Eco Training non-profit organization
  • Focus on hands-on environmental education to create awareness, teach and inspire the youth to appreciate nature in all its intricacies
  • Reflect and relax in the evenings with South African cultural activities! One afternoon the group will visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and another afternoon they will go on a game drive in Kruger National Park – Look out for the Big Five! (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant)
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #10 | Friday | Jewish Johannesburg

  • Drive to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Check-in to accommodations and prepare for Shabbat
  • Celebrate Shabbat with South African Habonim Teens
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #11 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat programming in Johannesburg
  • Evening: Gumboot Dancing 
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #12 | Sunday | Soweto

  • Spend the day touring around Soweto
  • Evening: Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #13 | Monday | Table Mountain and the Victoria & Albert Waterfron

  • Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ferry tour to Robben Island (weather permitting) – World Heritage Site, former prison for anti-apartheid activists, hospital, leprosy colony and WWll defense station
  • Explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district in central Cape Town
  • Cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting) – Panoramic view of Cape Town
  • Discussion with a former prisoner and anti-apartheid activist from Robben Island
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #14 | Tuesday | Cape Town Community Interaction

  • Morning volunteering: Engage in an eye-opening community interaction with local children in the Langa and Khayelitsha townships, Lead workshops focused on health and wellbeing – design and lead physical education lessons for children in partnership with a local organization. Coach sports, teach nutritional education and build a garden (time permitting)!
  • Explore and enjoy a traditional lunch in Simonstown
  • Boulder’s Beach – hike along the beach to see the penguins
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #15 | Wednesday | Cape Town

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community in one of the two townships Visit to the District Six Museum – History of Apartheid, the forced removal of Cape Town residents, including the Cape Town Jewish community
  • Bo-Kaap walking tour – also known as Cape Malay quarter – view the brightly colored houses and cobblestone streets and learn about the Malay culture and its history
  • Experience a Malay cooking lesson and enjoy a delicious dinner
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #16 | Thursday | Township Tour

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Explore a township on a bicycle tour
  • Participate in Djembe drumming in the evening
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #17 | Friday | Service and Local Crafts

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Learn about local African wire and bead craft art at Streetwires Artist Collective
  • Kabbalat Shabbat in Sea Pointe
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #18 | Saturday | Shabbat in Cape Town

  • Shabbat programming
  • Enjoy a relaxed afternoon – walk around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district or visit beach!
  • Evening:  Close Shabbat with Havdallah under the stars
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #19 | Sunday | Farewell South Africa

  • Spend the morning with one last shopping opportunity at artisan stands and souvenir shops
  • Depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Depart from Johannesburg on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to the USA!

DAY #20 | Monday | Welcome Back Home

  • Arrive to New York City in the morning

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from New York City. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic safari lodges in some of the most beautiful African scenery you can imagine. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
July falls in the middle of the South African winter. Average temperatures range from 47˚F – 68˚F, and rain is possible. It will be especially windy on top of Table Mountain and at the Cape of Good Hope – which can feel particularly cold. It is warmer in the “bush” (i.e. countryside), however the bush gets cold at night.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in South Africa is 15-20 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter South Africa.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

No connections or extensions are available for this program. View all connected program options here.
  • At a Glance

    20 Days | 9th - 12th

    Community Service: ~40 Hours
    Location: South Africa

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • 3 Spots Left!

    LAND COST: $4,800


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$1,950

  • Included:

    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance (excludes pre-existing conditions)
    • Laundry service
    • Gratuity for program staff
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Stand UP for Childhood Education
Journey to Africa for a summer of service, cross-cultural exchange and safari. The heart of Stand UP South Africa is a week-long volunteer project working with children from a village near Cape Town.

This moving community service experience is both personally rewarding and an opportunity to see the world from a new lens. Along the way, you'll connect with Jewish teens from Cape Town, learn about the historic anti-apartheid movement, view great white sharks in their natural habitat and go on a true safari deep in the back-country of Africa.

 

Elements of the Program

A Mission of Service

Stand Up South Africa includes 2 service projects, one teaching in a poor rural community near the famous Kruger National Park and the other in a township, a poor urban area created during the time of apartheid, in Cape Town.
Our first program focuses on hands-on Environmental Education. You'll be teaching and inspiring youth to appreciate nature in all its amazing beauty that South Africa offers.

The second volunteering experience is Sport Coaching and Development. You will work alongside a coach creating innovative games and lesson plans, playing and coaching sports such as soccer and hockey, designing drills and fitness tests to measure personal improvement, sharing your knowledge and skills with coaches and students and designing and delivering health and nutrition workshops for students.

Building Bridges with Local Jewish Teens

South Africa is home to a thriving Jewish community with a fascinating history and rich traditions. As part of our experience, we spend a memorable Shabbat with Jewish teens from Johannesburg. Spend an afternoon and engage with Jewish teens at Herzlia High School in Cape Town. Make meaningful connections with teens on the other side of the world.

An Authentic African Adventure

Explore a whole new world of natural beauty and wildlife in South Africa. Go on a game drive and river safari. See the big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards and many more animals. You may even wake up with monkeys on your porch. Go shark cage diving with a team of researchers, look out from the top of Table Mountain National Park, watch penguins and seals in their natural habitat. Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive white sand dunes. Finally, learn to cook traditional African Malay food.

Reflecting on a Story of Struggle & Reconciliation

Learn about South Africa’s history of apartheid and the non-violence movement that rose up to overturn it. At the District Six Museum, we learn about the history of the apartheid movement and the legacy of “resettlement” policy. At Robben Island, we tour the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela and many others were incarcerated on account of their civil rights protests. Finally, learn about South Africa’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission – and how it ushered in a new era of equal rights, forgiveness and healing.

Why South Africa

Rich in natural beauty and colorful cultural traditions, South Africa is an ideal destination for Jewish teen travel. Stand UP South Africa is based at hotels and country lodges set in some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. This experience is perfect for anyone with a spirit for adventure, a passion for service and cross-cultural bridge building.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

Observe African penguins in the wild at "Boulders"
Try your hand at “Sand Boarding” down massive sand dunes
Visit a Great White Shark research and conservation project. Take part in a shark cage dive! (dependent on shark sightings)
Retrace the unique history of Jewish life in South Africa
Go on a safari in the Kruger National Park region; confront lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras and more!
View the Cape of Good Hope where the frigid Atlantic Ocean merges with the warm Indian Ocean
Spend a memorable Shabbat with local Jewish teens in Cape Town
Participate in meaningful community service projects focusing on eco-conservatism and working with local children
Understand the history of apartheid in South Africa and the non-violence movement that overthrew it

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

Week #1 | Safari Adventure

Begin the trip with safari drives through South Africa's Kruger National Park. Confront lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and much more deep in the African wilderness. Celebrate a memorable Shabbat and connect with nature on a bush walk.

Week #2 | Service Experience

Spend four days volunteering in a developing community by building infrastructure to create an eco-village. Additionally, volunteer and interact with children from the village. Finish the week with a relaxing Shabbat in Cape Town.

Week #3 | Cape Town and Hermanus

After Shabbat in Cape Town, the adventure continues with a view across the Cape of Good Hope from high atop Table Mountain. Head to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and learn about the legacy of apartheid at the District Six Museum. Observe African penguins at Boulders Beach and visit a conservation site for great white sharks. Cap off the week spending a memorable Shabbat in Hermanus.

Our Partner

Global Village Connect Travel

BBYO Passport’s Stand UP South Africa is organized in partnership with Global Village Connect Travel. Global Village Connect Travel connects people, schools and communities by developing practical solutions that improve education, economic opportunity and health through sustainable projects. They help provide immersive experiences for the teens on Stand UP South Africa.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

Day #1 | Wednesday | Leave for South Africa!

  • Depart from New York on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to South Africa!

DAY #2 | Thursday | Welcome to Johannesburg

  • Arrive to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Int’l Airport, South Africa
  • Meet local program staff and travel to the Kruger National Park area
  • Leisurely evening of program orientation and icebreakers
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #3 | Friday | River Safari with Shabbat under the stars

  • Go on a morning river safari
  • Afternoon bush walk – Learn about animal tracking and survival in the bush
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service under the stars in the wild
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #4 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Lodge

  • Shabbat morning program and relaxed afternoon  
  • Learn about apartheid from the local tour guide
  • Evening: Bonfire Braai, barbecue dinner under the stars in the bush
  • Overnight: Olifants River Safari Lodge

DAY #5 | Sunday | Safari and the Big Five!

  • Depart to the private Guernsey Nature Preserve
  • Interact with elephants at an elephant sanctuary
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #6 – Day #9 | Monday-Thursday | Community Service Projects

  • Spend mornings and afternoons volunteering in the local community, through hands-on service projects, with the Children’s Eco Training non-profit organization
  • Focus on hands-on environmental education to create awareness, teach and inspire the youth to appreciate nature in all its intricacies
  • Reflect and relax in the evenings with South African cultural activities! One afternoon the group will visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center and another afternoon they will go on a game drive in Kruger National Park – Look out for the Big Five! (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant)
  • Overnight: Kubu Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Game Reserves  

DAY #10 | Friday | Jewish Johannesburg

  • Drive to Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Check-in to accommodations and prepare for Shabbat
  • Celebrate Shabbat with South African Habonim Teens
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #11 | Saturday | Shabbat

  • Shabbat programming in Johannesburg
  • Evening: Gumboot Dancing 
  • Overnight: Garden Place, Johannesburg

DAY #12 | Sunday | Soweto

  • Spend the day touring around Soweto
  • Evening: Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #13 | Monday | Table Mountain and the Victoria & Albert Waterfron

  • Depart from Johannesburg, fly to Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ferry tour to Robben Island (weather permitting) – World Heritage Site, former prison for anti-apartheid activists, hospital, leprosy colony and WWll defense station
  • Explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district in central Cape Town
  • Cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting) – Panoramic view of Cape Town
  • Discussion with a former prisoner and anti-apartheid activist from Robben Island
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #14 | Tuesday | Cape Town Community Interaction

  • Morning volunteering: Engage in an eye-opening community interaction with local children in the Langa and Khayelitsha townships, Lead workshops focused on health and wellbeing – design and lead physical education lessons for children in partnership with a local organization. Coach sports, teach nutritional education and build a garden (time permitting)!
  • Explore and enjoy a traditional lunch in Simonstown
  • Boulder’s Beach – hike along the beach to see the penguins
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #15 | Wednesday | Cape Town

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community in one of the two townships Visit to the District Six Museum – History of Apartheid, the forced removal of Cape Town residents, including the Cape Town Jewish community
  • Bo-Kaap walking tour – also known as Cape Malay quarter – view the brightly colored houses and cobblestone streets and learn about the Malay culture and its history
  • Experience a Malay cooking lesson and enjoy a delicious dinner
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #16 | Thursday | Township Tour

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Explore a township on a bicycle tour
  • Participate in Djembe drumming in the evening
  • Overnight: The Team House, Cape Town

DAY #17 | Friday | Service and Local Crafts

  • Begin the morning teaching a workshop and working with the local community
  • Learn about local African wire and bead craft art at Streetwires Artist Collective
  • Kabbalat Shabbat in Sea Pointe
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #18 | Saturday | Shabbat in Cape Town

  • Shabbat programming
  • Enjoy a relaxed afternoon – walk around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district or visit beach!
  • Evening:  Close Shabbat with Havdallah under the stars
  • Overnight: Head South Lodge, Sea Pointe

DAY #19 | Sunday | Farewell South Africa

  • Spend the morning with one last shopping opportunity at artisan stands and souvenir shops
  • Depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Depart from Johannesburg on supervised flight (optional)
  • Spend the night in the sky en route to the USA!

DAY #20 | Monday | Welcome Back Home

  • Arrive to New York City in the morning

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is offered – typically from New York City. You are responsible for your transportation to the group flight departure city. Flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book their own tickets that mimic the group flight itinerary or book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings, ranging from 3-star hotels to rustic safari lodges in some of the most beautiful African scenery you can imagine. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
July falls in the middle of the South African winter. Average temperatures range from 47˚F – 68˚F, and rain is possible. It will be especially windy on top of Table Mountain and at the Cape of Good Hope – which can feel particularly cold. It is warmer in the “bush” (i.e. countryside), however the bush gets cold at night.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in South Africa is 15-20 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter South Africa.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

No connections or extensions are available for this program. View all connected program options here.