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Tour to South Africa for Architecture Students

Example study tour 

Created for The University of Nottingham


The University of Nottingham required a group travel package to facilitate a visit to Limpopo where students could develop a strong relationship between study and practice and expand their creative skills whilst considering the use of building materials, resources, environmental impact, time and budgets.

StudyLink created a 16-day study tour package to Johannesburg, enabling students to explore South African architecture and inspire future building projects through the development of cultural intelligence.

Group travel services provided by StudyLink

  • Return flights from Birmingham airport
  • Airport assistance during check-in, security & gate checks on departure from Birmingham Airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival in South Africa 
  • 24hr assistance from our representative in Johannesburg 
  • 1-night B&B accommodation at the Safari Club Hotel, Johannesburg
  • 14 nights’ B&B accommodation at the Tzaneen Hotel, Johannesburg
  • Pre-booked meals at local restaurants
  • Extensive group travel insurance 
  • Bespoke free-place ratio 
  • 24/7 on-call service
  • Services of a dedicated Account Executive
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service 
  • Online trip organiser & travel app
  • Risk management services including live trip tracking 

Custom-made 16-day itinerary to South Africa

Day 1 - Arrive in Johannesburg

After boarding an early-morning flight to O.R. Tambo International Airport, the group was met by our representative who escorted them to their airport accommodation. Staying at the Safari Club Hotel for one night, the group rested before moving on to their next destination the following day.


Day 2 – Johannesburg

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then travelled to the Hotel @ Tzaneen where they stayed for 14 nights.

Hotel @ Tzaneen provided the group with a base to return to each day after arranging their own group activities in and around Limpopo. The hotel is nestled at the foot of the Wolkberg Mountains and is part of the Mopani district in the Limpopo province, 62 miles from the famous Kruger National Park and an 8-minute drive to the Tzaneen train station.

Day 3 to 15 – Group-planned Activities

Continental breakfast served at the hotel

The group chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport however, StudyLink can pre-book visits, evening meals and transport to landmarks such as the indigenous forest trail through Kings Walden Garden, George’s Valley Gorge and the restored stone-age village - Masorini Village Museum.


Day 16 – Return to Birmingham Airport

Continental breakfast served at the hotel.

Group checked-out of their rooms and stored luggage before travelling to O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Group then boarded an overnight return flight to Birmingham Airport.