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Global Perspectives on Leadership: South Africa 2019

Program Cost: $5,600-6,200 (includes all flights, transportation within South Africa, meals in South Africa, accommodations, and activities/program related-expenses!). Not included in program cost: vaccinations/medications, passport, gear you may wish to bring.

 Johannesburg Skyline

Tentative Itinerary for South Africa: Summer 2019

What follow below is a draft itinerary of the experience in South Africa and could change depending on program costs, group needs, and availability of sites.

Cape Town South Africa

Day 1-2: Travel from Portland to Cape Town

Day 3: Arrive Cape Town, begin orientation

Day 4-5: Orientation/site seeing

  • Spend 2 days engaging in team building activities; setting group intentions; discussing health and safety; and generally getting to know one another and establishing group dynamics.

Day 6-10: ikhaya le langa and site seeing

  • Join with Ikhaya le Langa (https://ikhayalelanga.co.za/) in Langa Township. This innovative organization is working with the community of Langa to help drive development in a number of ways:
    • ikhaya Le Langa NPC (the house of Sun) is a non-profit organization in Langa, the oldest historically Black township in the Western Cape.
  • iKhaya le Langa's mission is to revitalize the Langa Quarter, an area of thirteen streets and five-hundred homes. This community has languished at the bottom of the racialized socio-economic order in Cape Town for generations. Twenty years into democracy, this historic community continues to suffer from a lack of the basic capabilities.
  • Langa Quarter’s mission is to respect and protect history and create a sustainable township destination providing business, training and employment opportunities and social support to those in need within a secured, cleaned, greened environment, becoming an aspirational benchmark for Langa and Cape Town.”
    • Here the group will engage in homestays organized though ikhaya le Langa. This is part of their “Homestay Hotel” venture. Additionally, the group will participate in social projects, educational workshops, and conferences regarding this unique part of Cape Town
    • Additionally, the group will engage in a few field trips to some of the major sites, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island, etc.

Day 11: Flight to Durban, private shuttle transfer to Port Edward to begin program with Sustaining the Wild Coast

Day 12-16: Sustaining the Wild Coast  ocean waves crashing into beach in South Africa

  • Travel to the “Wild Coast” of South Africa, enjoying the natural and scenic beauty.
  • Work with Sustaining the Wild Coast (https://www.swc.org.za/), an indigenous lead environmental group promoting sustainability and indigenous rights in the face of corporate mining. We’ll talk with local leaders about how they are fighting to preserve the cultural and environmental heritage of the diverse indigenous communities in this region.
  • Engage in a homestay/trek, beginning in Port Edwards and hiking along the beautiful “Wild Coast”, stopping in local communities to stay the night with local families.

Day 17: Flight to Johannesburg, private shuttle transfer to Skukuza to begin program with Nsasani Trust.

Day 18-22: Nsasani Trust 

  • Sunset in Kurger National ParkTravel to Kruger National Park to engage with the Nsasani Trust (http://www.nsasanco.za/). “The Nsasani Trust is an educational non-profit organisation that is dedicated to the empowerment of South Africans through holistic education and training programs. Its objective is to foster a generation of conscious leaders who are capable of building a better future for South Africa in the face of complex social and environmental challenges, including biodiversity management for conservation.” They are helping to raise up the future leaders of South Africa by providing holistic education to the underserved populations of their country.
    • “The Nsasani Trust is currently based in Skukuza, KNP and captures the opportunity to use one of South Africa’s greatest natural assets as a classroom allowing for experiential learning while bridging the gap between disadvantaged communities, tertiary education, and the biodiversity sector and streaming selected students into critical gaps in South African human capital.”

Day 23: Private shuttle transfer to Johannesburg

Johannesburg SkylineDay 24: Sightseeing in Johannesburg/final dinner


Take a day/half day tour of sights in the Johannesburg areas. Sights to be considered:

  • Apartheid Museum
  • Constitution Hill
  • Soweto Township

Day 25: Travel from Johannesburg to Portland

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