Semester in South Africa Excursions


The Semester in South Africa program offers these exciting excursions around Southern Africa! Your Site Director Athena will be your faithful leader through these fun and EPIC local excursions!

  • Hike Table Mountain, Crystal Pools Reserve and Lion’s Head and take in the beautiful Cape Town skyline!
  •  Penguins in Africa?! Check them out at Boulder’s Beach on Western Cape’s sparkling coastline!
  • Visit Cape Point and capture memories at the most Southwestern tip of the African continent! Make sure to take pictures at the Cape of Good Hope!
  • Explore unbelievably beautiful oceanfront destinations on the East Coach Beach Day Tour!
  • Make a difference while you’re abroad! Participate in the GreenPOP Volunteer Programme, planting trees and fostering a sustainable environment
  • Get to know the locals! Take a tour of the townships surrounding Cape Town!
  • Walk the gorgeous botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch
  • Enjoy a lovely farewell dinner with local people and cuisine!

The best part about these awesome excursions? They’re included in your program price!

Cape of Good Hope (2)
Cisabroad Programs Team Assistant Brittany Waddell-Allen is pictured above with her husband Steven at the Cape of Good Hope! (March 2013)



Cape Point
Cape Point —Photo credit: Brittany Waddell-Allen



Want to continue exploring on your own? You’ll be blown away at all the adventures to be had!

ISOS, international student organization Stellenbosch, is a society which SU refers all international students to. This society arranges for excursions and social events.  Werner de Wit is the ISOS event planner, The programme for the semester is usually only finalized right at the beginning of the semester, when the welcome centre opens. Students can join ISOS for ZAR100, and this fee can be taken right from your student account! For more expensive excursions-like overland Safaris–joining ISOS can be a great help in picking the right trip for you, and helping you make friends along the way!

Don’t worry, if you need help figuring out other fun things to do in South Africa, your Site Director Athena will be glad to offer you suggestions!


If you really want to connect with the local culture and communities, what better way than to volunteer?! There are several non-credit volunteer programs that you can get involved in that will allow you to explore different parts of the country AND make a difference! How cool is that?! Check out SU’s Voluntarism and Community Engagement page for more information!



Note: La Vida Local activities will vary contingent upon availability of programs.