Travelling Classroom

Travelling Classroom

The Travelling Classroom is a course where you will travel South Africa or England, accompanied by a teacher.

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people passionate about travelling and immersing in South African or English culture, who also want to improve their English.

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What is the course about?

Learn English on a journey through South Africa.

Explore the highlights of the Garden Route while being in the company of an English teacher for the entire duration of the tour, enabling a better understanding of English. The course is for Preintermediate (A2) + students, aged 16 years or older who want to enjoy the delights of South Africa while also having some English language lessons.

Day 1: Cape Town to Sedgefield via Hermanus

Whale Route, Brewery, Farmlands, Beach time

Departing Cape Town at 07:00, our exciting journey begins today as we join the world famous whale route in Gordons Bay for a stunning drive along the picturesque R44 mountain pass overlooking False Bay to the vibrant coastal town of Hermanus.

After an opportunity to take some photographs and lunch on the seafront, we continue to Birkenhead Brewery to sample some fine beers OR enjoy a hot chocolate at the café (for students aged under 18 years old) before moving on to the famed Garden Route! We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.


Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
(lunch, including tips, will be taken en route and
will be approximately ZAR 130 – 160 per day)
Accommodation Backpacker dorm: Sedgefield
Facilities Shared bathroom, free wifi, pool,
entertainment areas
Route Cape Town to Sedgefield: 500 km
Travel time Approximately 6 hours
Optional Treetop Obstacle Course & Zipline (Zar
270*) (seasonal – not in winter)
Teaching time 1 hour

Day 2: Oudtshoorn Day Trip

Little Karoo, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Wildlife Rehabilitation Ranch

We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the  Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn is situated in a beautiful valley  between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains, and offers the adventure enthusiast loads to choose from.

The Cango Caves will be the first stop and we’ll embark on a 1-hour guided tour of the cave system to view its caverns, and stalactite and stalagmite formations. If you enjoy spelunking/ exploring caves and don’t mind squeezing  through some smaller gaps then you are also welcome to take the 1.5 hour adventure tour!

Next is an option to go on a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for an opportunity to pet cheetah or  cage dive with crocodiles and view many rare and endangered animal species.


Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
(lunch, including tips, will be taken en route and
will be approximately ZAR 130 – 160 per day)
Accommodation Cape to Addo Backpacker dorm: Sedgefield
Facilities Shared bathroom, free Wifi, pool,
entertainment areas
Route Sedgefield to Oudtshoorn day trip: 190 km
Travel time Approximately 3 hours
Included highlight Standard guided tour of Cango Caves
Optional Cango Endangered Wildlife ranch (ZAR 180),
or Cage dive with crocodiles (ZAR 370)
Teaching time 1 hour

Day 3: Sedgefield – Jeffreys Bay

Monkey Sanctuary, Elephant Sanctuary, Kloofing, Bloukrans Bungee & Tsitsikamma National Park

This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where there are a number of optional activities to choose from, including the Elephant Sanctuary where you learn about and interact with orphaned elephants, or the  Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.

You then have the opportunity to explore the Tsitsikamma National Park with a hike across the suspension bridge at  storms River Mouth. The National Park, declared in 1964, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of  coastline and offers magnificent scenery. About 30% of the park is covered in fynbos, scattered amongst the forest  vegetation, boasting a wide variety of beautiful flowers, including proteas and heath and many species of sea birds  can be seen.

In the afternoon we drive to the highest road bridge in Africa at Bloukrans Bridge. At a height of 216m this is also the site of the highest bungee jump in the world! For those wishing to take the leap, this is your opportunity! We then  head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where we stay at a backpackers’ hostel directly on the beach.


Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
(lunch, including tips, will be taken en route and
will be approximately ZAR 130 – 160
per day)
Accommodation Backpacker dorm;
Island Vibe Backpackers Jeffreys Bay
Facilities Shared bathroom, bar, restaurant, free
wireless internet
Route Sedgefield to Jeffreys Bay
Travel time Approximately 3 hours
Included highlight Tsitsikamma Forest
Optional Elephant Sanctuary (am) (ZAR 710) or
Monkeyland (am) (ZAR 260) or
Bloukrans bungee jump (216m) (ZAR
1090)
and Bloukrans Bridge walking tour (pm)
(ZAR 170*)
(there is no obligation to do the bungee jump)
Teaching time 1 hour

Day 4: Jeffreys Bay – Addo National

Park – Sedgefield

Game Drive (Addo), Surfing, Shopping Time (Jeffreys Bay) Up early this morning, we begin our Addo Park Safari along a network of winding roads, stopping regularly for photographs and information on the animals we encounter along the way. Proclaimed a National Park in 1931, this malaria free, 145 000 hectare park extends all the way down to the Indian Ocean and is home to the densest African Elephant population on earth, totalling over 500 elephants. On our game drive we’ll also disembark from our vehicle at the main lookout point for a spectacular view over the evergreen wilderness that is Addo. We then take a relaxed drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available we will visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean
meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon. 


Included meals Breakfast, Dinner
(lunch, including tips, will be taken en route and
will be approximately ZAR 130 – 160 per day)
Accommodation Backpacker dorm: Cape to Addo house
Sedgefield
Facilities Shared bathroom, free wifi, pool,
entertainment areas
Route Jeffreys Bay – Addo National Park –
Sedgefield: 470 km
Travel time Approximately 6 hours
Included highlight Addo Entrance & Game Drive with Cape
to Addo guide & Knysna Heads
Optional Addo Game Drive in 4×4 vehicle
Teaching time 1 hour

Day 5: Sedgefield to Cape Town

Canoe and Hike

After breakfast, we begin a beautiful canoe trip along one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall.

We then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass.

We arrive in Cape Town late Friday afternoon/early evening.


Included meals Breakfast
(lunch, including tips, will be taken en route and
will be approximately ZAR 130 – 160 per day)
Route Sedgefield – Cape Town: 450 km
Travel time Approximately 5 hours
Included highlight Aloe Factory / Canoeing & Hike
Teaching time 1 hour

 

Why LAL?

  • We offer the unique opportunity to explore the beauty of South Africa and improve your English at the same time.
  • We emphasise practical communication.
  • We provide the opportunity to meet and mingle with native people of the area at the different accommodations and activity venues.
  • We offer good value for money in this unforgettable experience.

 

Key Facts

Lessons per week:
5 (each lesson is one hour)
Lesson schedule:
1 per day (varied times)
Class size (maximum):
8
Course length:
5 days
Starting dates:
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Minimum number to run:
5

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