South Africa I

August 6-19, 2018

(booking closed - 31 May 2018)


Looking for adventure, stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and lively culture? South Africa is calling! Experience snapshots of its beauty; learn firsthand about the diverse culture and people while satisfying your taste for adventure on this 14 day tour. Besides its diverse history, South Africa is characterized by a wide variety of flora and fauna and is ranked as the third most biologically diverse country in the world (mainly due to the richness of plant life). Over 18,000 species of plants grow in this southernmost African country, of which over 80% occur nowhere else. As far as the fauna, you can encounter what is considered the “Big Five” (Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, and Lion). Additionally, there is a plethora of endangered species, including the Blue Crane, Bontebok (small Antelope), and Cape Vulture, all of which you may appreciate in person along this tour.

On this adventurous, yet relaxed journey, you’ll hike forests, mountains, and national park trails, explore beaches, experience 2 incredible safaris, and take in the cultures of small towns and the big city of Cape Town. In addition, the local foods are magnificent and will be plentiful. Whether you’re an avid photographer, love nature treks, or just want to check off the bucket list, this tour has it all. 

Tour Leaders 

Susan Schuller - Senior Outreach Specialist for the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at UWSP. Susan has coordinated and/or led 9 overseas travel programs in China, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and 4 programs in South Africa. She has led several backcountry trips including co-leading two Pathways to Point programs, a backcountry trip for students at UWSP. Susan lived in Tanzania for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and has traveled extensively internationally. She is excited to return to South Africa to share her knowledge and interests.

Alvin Schuller - Adjunct Math Instructor at UWSP. Alvin is a South African, born & raised. He lived in Cape Town, South Africa for 40 years before moving to the USA in 2009. He has co-led 4 tours to South Africa, led several backcountry trips in South Africa and the US, and led a travel program in England. He is excited to lead another group of travelers to South Africa to showcase his home country.


Itinerary, Details and Booking

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