Are you ready to surround yourself with nature and wildlife?  In this very special tour your students will immerse themselves in science of every kind - from geography and geology to animal sciences and astronomy. We’ll add history and culture learning into the mix to round off a brilliant experience in South Africa. Learn about the Big 5 and the Small 5, get an in-depth understanding of the latest conservation efforts, learn about the Africa’s gold and take a look at Apartheid in the Rainbow Nation. 

Join us on this trip of a lifetime which is sure to enthrall your students and reinforce your quest for knowledge!

In this “adventure of a lifetime,” Visions partners with a local South African company dedicated to research, training and conservation to protect the beauty that is Africa. Meaningful Travels Abroad is a private Family owned organization established in 1997. Urshula du Plooy was involved one way or another in the Family business since its inception and in 2009 took over the Family business – and has grown MTA in every aspect of the word. Urshula du Plooy was born in South Africa and has travelled Africa extensively since a young child on Tours with clients. 

Urshula guided her first Adventure into Africa at the age of 17 years and has not looked back from this moment on. “We pride ourselves in our care and love for young people. Our expeditions are geared to make a real difference wherever we go, to leave a little bit of ourselves, and to help those less fortunate.”

This amazing STEM tour includes:

  • Round-trip flights with a scheduled carrier
    9-nights’ accommodation in Camp / Dormitory Setting with all meals as noted Transportation for programmed activities & airport transfers
    Fully qualified guides
    Listed Activities:
    Primate Centre
    Cradle of Humankind
    Sterkfontein Caves
    Cultural Shangaan Dinner, Dance & Drumming
    Quad Biking Trail
    Elephant Interaction Program
    Full Day Game Drive Kruger National Park (in Bus) & Full Day Community Service Program
    Visit Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
    Reptile Orientation Course
    Panoramic Route view points
    Gold Reef City & Theme Park
    Apartheid Museum
  • Full Science Programming with Site Visits & Master Classes:
    Geology of Mankind
    Shangaan Cultural Immersion Workshop
    Elephant Interaction and Conservation
    Wildlife/ Conservation Kruger National Park Master Class o The Local Community Master Class
    The Night Sky in the Southern Hemisphere
    Conservation & Ecology
    Geological Workshop
    Gold Mining Museum & Master Class
    Apartheid Museum & Master Class
    Tour Local Representative Service 
    24-hour emergency cover