The South Africa Study Abroad program went very well and everyone had a fantastic experience!  Photos will be posted at





PHOTOS OF SWAZILAND (POSTED 7/21/09) - Click here to see them in full size


Places & Excursions Included:

bulletCape Town for 5 nights, the world’s most beautifully located city
bulletWatch African penguins in their native habitat at Boulders Beach
bulletVenture underground amidst the stalactites of Cango Caves
bulletGo wine-tasting in the world famous Cape Winelands
bulletAbsorb the Indian, Zulu, and beach culture of Durban
bulletTravel along the spectacular coastline of South Africa’s Garden Route, with several beautiful hiking options
bulletGo on a walking safari in a primate sanctuary, with excellent viewing of native and introduced monkeys and lemurs
bulletStay overnight in Tsitsikamma National Park just steps away from the crashing surf of the Indian Ocean
bulletVisit the home of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela in the famous township of Soweto
bulletObserve Johannesburg from atop Africa’s tallest building (50 stories high)
bulletVisit an ostrich farm to learn all about them, with the option to ride one!
bulletCruise by boat through St. Lucia Wetlands to see prolific bird life
bulletVisit a traditional Zulu village to learn all about their culture
bulletExperience Swazi culture and dance in Swaziland
bulletSee wildlife from an open vehicle in various parks and reserves:
bulletAddo Elephant National Park with its great elephant herds
bulletHluhluwe Reserve, with the world’s largest rhino population
bulletKruger National Park, one of the best wildlife parks in the world
bulletDeWildt Conservation Centre, where cheetahs roam freely

Mlilwane Reserve in Swaziland, with an option to take a walking, mountain biking, or horseback safari


Cost: $4590, includes airfare, 3-star hotels, excursions/activities, all breakfasts, some lunches & dinners, and private tour bus.  Air taxes/surcharges are extra (+$485).


Program Leader: Matt Ebiner, El Camino College Geography Instructor (310) 660-3593 x3369;




Lodging during the South Africa Study Abroad Program

Cape Town - Cape Diamond Hotel (5 nights)

Oudtshoorn - De Oude Meul Country Lodge (1 night)

Plettenberg Bay - Protea Keurbooms River Hotel (2 nights)

Tsitsikamma National Park - Cottages & Oceanettes at Storm's River Mouth (1 night)

Port Elizabeth - Paxton Hotel (1 night)

Durban - Blue Waters Hotel (2 nights)

St. Lucia - Namib Safari Lodge (1 night)

Hluhluwe Game Reserve - Hilltop Camp Lodge (1 night)

Swaziland - Mantenga Lodge (2 nights)

Timbavati Safari Lodge (edge of Kruger National Park (2 nights)

Graskop - Graskop Hotel (1 night)

Pretoria - Sentinel Executive Apartment Hotel (2 nights)


Accommodations planned for the 5-day extension:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - A'Zambezi Hotel (3 nights)

Botswana - Chobe Safari Lodge (2 nights)



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