International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Cape Town

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Aquila Game Reserve

Aquila Game Reserve is a big 5 game reserve close to Cape Town. It is a 7500 hectare conservancy where students will have the chance to go on safari and hope to spot the Big 5: the elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, lion and the African buffalo. Students are given the opportunity to volunteer some... Read More

Community Visit and Robben Island Tour

Designated as a zone for Black Africans prior to apartheid, The Langa Township is a culturally-significant suburb of Cape Town. One of the oldest townships in South Africa, visit this area to learn about life in South Africa before apartheid. Robben Island is historically known for its isolated... Read More

District Six Museum

Created in 1994, the District Six Museum commemorates an infamous part of South Africa's Apartheid history, particularly the forced removal of Coloured (mixed-race) and Black South Africans from their homes. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how the Apartheid government shaped the... Read More

Garden Route Intersession Excursion

At the end of the Summer 1 session, students will participate on a 5 day tour of South Africa's infamous Garden Route, a 300 km stretch of highway up the Eastern coastline, with amazing natural destinations. Some of the most popular destinations on the Garden Route include: Mossel Bay,... Read More

Heart of Cape Town Museum

Located in Groote Schuur Hospital, students will be able to take a tour through the historical surgical theater where the world's first successful heart transplant was performed in 1967. Read More


Students travel approximately 75 miles from Cape Town to the Hermanus Backpacker Lodge, ranked one of the best hostels throughout South Africa. ISA students can choose their own adventure by participating in activities such as sea kayaking, a whale-watching expedition, exploring the charming... Read More

Irma Stern Museum

Students will get to experience the infamous 20th century South African artist's famous works that, on display in her former home studio. Students will then go to the top of Rhodes Memorial next to the University of Cape Town, to enjoy South African cuisine and a beautiful view overlooking the city. Read More