Law University Tour to Cape Town

Example study tour 

Created for Coventry University

 

Coventry University required a group travel package to Cape Town where students could gain an insight into the world of international human rights in the context of South Africa’s evolution from apartheid to democracy

StudyLink created a bespoke 11-day itinerary where students could explore South Africa's unique legal system that includes a civil law system inherited from the Dutch, a common law system inherited from the British and a customary law system inherited from indigenous Africans.  This 'hybrid' legal system makes it a fascinating field trip destination for law students, and is ideal for them to gain a deeper understanding of international law.

Group travel services provided by StudyLink

  • Return flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • Airport transfers on arrival in Cape Town
  • 8 nights’ B&B accommodation at the Dolphin Beach Hotel
  • Q & A session with the General Manager at the historic Hotel Regina
  • Coach transportation throughout the tour to support visit programme
  • Planned itinerary of cultural and subject-relevant visits including Table Mountain National Park, Paarl, Wine-Tasting Tour, Constantia Uitsig, Morning Star and Farure, Langa Township, Green Market Square, Robben Island Tour, District Six Museum, Slave Lodge, Parliament, Company Gardens, Bo Kaap and River Club.
  • 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 11-day itinerary to Cape Town, South Africa

Day 1 to 2 - Arrive in Cape Town

After boarding an evening flight to Cape Town, the group travelled overnight and was met by our coach provider for transportation to their accommodation.

Staying at the Dolphin Beach Hotel, the group was based along the coast with views of the ocean and Table Mountain.

Free time was scheduled in the evening for students to explore the nearby area and taste the local cuisine. 

Day 3 - Cape Town Sightseeing and Table Mountain National Park

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then departed accommodation for full day of site visits to Cape Town and Table Mountain National Park.

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa and is one of the new 7 wonders of nature. A view from the top of table mountain affords visitors a stunning view of Cape Town's dramatic coastline and the city bowl area.

The group had the evening free to explore the local area and visit one of the city's vast selection of restaurants.

Day 4 - Paarl and Wine Tasting

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then departed the hotel for a full day of site visits to the region of Paarl.

Just outside of Paarl is Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela spent the last years of his captivity after Robben Island. This prison is where he was eventually released from prison and is now home to a statue commemorating his release. 

The group were then able to visit one of the regions famous vineyards for a wine tasting experience. 

The evening was free for the group to make their own arrangements. 

 

Day 5 - Uitsig/Morning Star and Faure

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, the group were then split for their full day itineraries, with some of the group departing for the region of Uitsig and its gardens.

The other students departed for their full day visit to the Morning Star and Faure regions. 

The group had the evening free to explore the local area and visit one of the city's restaurants.

Day 6 - Langa Township Tour

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then departed for their full day visit to Langa. 

Langa is one of Cape Town's oldest townships and was originally built in the 1920s to house the shipyard workers sent from surrounding villages to work at the busy port. 

It was also a focal area during the resistance against the apartheid government and as such, the township has an interesting yet turbulent history. 

The group were free to make their own arrangements in the evening.

Day 7 to 8 - Group-planned Activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and transport tickets.

Day 9 - Robben Island and District Six Museum

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then departed for their visit and tour of Robben Island.

Robben Island, is described as symbolising “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich 500 year old multi-layered history.  It's most commonly known as the prison where Nelson Mandela (along with South Africa's other political prisoners), was incarcerated for the first 18 years of his prison sentence.

The group also had the opportunity to visit the District Six Museum, Slave Lodge and other places of interest, such as Company Gardens, Parliament and Bo Kaap.

In the evening the group were transferred to River Club for their pre-booked evening meal. 

Day 10 to 11 - Return to London Gatwick Airport

Continental breakfast served at the hotel.

The group checked out of their accommodation and had some free time in the morning for last-minute sightseeing and shopping around the V & A Waterfront.

In the afternoon, the group boarded the coach for transfer to Cape Town International Airport. The group travelled overnight and arrived at London Gatwick Airport early-morning.