The art students at Bridge House College travelled to Spain and Portugal on an exciting Art & Cultural Tour in March/April. They began their 15 day tour in Barcelona where they enjoyed a city tour, evening ghost tour, visit famous cathedrals and museums and spent a fun day the Port Aventura! They then moved on to Madrid where a visit to the Real Madrid Football Stadium, amongst other famous visits, was arranged. The group then traveled to Portugal on an overnight train for their last few days on tour. While the group was in Lisbon, they enjoyed a city tour, visited the Moorish Castle and viewed Coabo do Roca, the most westerly point of the European Continent!
Clifton School from Durban, KZN, sent their 1st Team as well as a Development Team on a hockey tour to Holland in March/April 2016. They began their tour in The Hague where they participated in the 3-day HDM Easter Hockey Tournament. They then travelled to Antwerp for a training session with professional Dutch coaches before playing matches against local clubs. The group then continued on to Rotterdam for another match and some local sightseeing, including a Spido Cruise and a bicycle tour around the city. The tour ended off in Amsterdam where they enjoyed another professional training session as well as their last matches of the tour. In Amsterdam they got the chance to watch the local hockey league as well as enjoy a canal cruise. The group consisted of 33 boys and 4 staff members.
Kearsney College, Botha’s Hill, Durban in KwaZulu Natal embarked on yet another History and Art tour!! This tour took the group to Amsterdam, Germany, Austria and Italy. The tour started in Amsterdam where some of the sightseeing included Anne Frank’s House and the Van Gogh Museum, the group then flew to Berlin where they visited Checkpoint Charlie, DDR Museum and enjoyed a city tour of Berlin. Then it was off to Potsdam to visit Ceclienhof Palace. The group then travelled from Berlin to Nuremberg for a city tour and a visit to Dokumentation Centre Party Rally Grounds then to Dachau to visit the Camp Memorial Museum. They then travelled to Munich for a night. While in Munich the group visited the Olympic Stadium and TV Tower. The group then travelled to Innsbruck for a night and then it was off to Venice, Florence and Rome. While in Italy they visited St Mark’s Square, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, a stop in Pisa to view the Leaning Tower, the Academia, St Peters Basilica and the Coliseum, just to name a few of the wonderful sights they visited. The group then departed Rome and for Durban.
The boys and staff had a really looking amazing tour!!!
Somerset College from the Western Cape sent their 1st XI cricket team on a tour to Sri Lanka in March 2016. The team compromised of 14 boys and 2 staff members. The group played 8 matches against local schools and clubs in Colombo, Kandy and Hikkaduwa. Their itinerary also included sightseeing at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and the Fort of Galle.
St John's DSG from Pietermaritzburg in Kwazulu Natal travelled to Holland and Belguim on a hockey tour. They travelled with 2 teams consisting of 34 girls and will be accompanied by 4 staff. They spent the first five nights in Amsterdam where they stayed at Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg and played three matches. They then continued to Ghent in Belguim where they stayed for two nights at De Draecke Hostel and played a match. Their tour then ended in The Hague where they spent three nights at Stayokay Den Haag and they played two matches. They also had three training sessions, two of which were with Dutch Coaches. Sightseeing included a cruise in The Hague and Amsterdam as well as visits to Euromast, Snow Planet and Zaanse Schans.
Stanford Lake College, based in Limpopo, sent 7 students and 2 staff members on a conference tour to Morocco. They began their tour with a night in Casablanca before departing to Marrakech and the Elaraki School where they participated in the Round Square Conference for 5 nights. Following the conference they spent a day exploring Marrakech before heading to Fez where they spent the next 2 nights and visited the many unique sights this city has to offer. The group then ended off their tour in Rabat where they spent their last 2 nights enjoying Morocco's capital city before heading back to Casablanca for their flight home.
Thomas More College from Kloof in Kwazulu Natal travelled again to Cape Town on their annual cultural tour. The tour party consisted of 32 children traveling with 4 staff. Whilst in Cape Town they spent five nights at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge which is within walking distance from the popular V&A Waterfront. Sightseeing included visits to many of the Mother City's popular tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Groot Constantia and the Naval Base Museum in Simon's Town.