Maritzburg College sent 13 students with 2 staff on a Business Tour to Gauteng in September 2017. They started off with a fun afternoon at Golf Reef City before starting their business visits the following day. They visited many interesting businesses and interacted with the managers and oweners. Visits included - the ABSA Money Museum, SPAR Distribution Warehouse, Standard Bank (where an old boy is meeting the group), Nissan, Shawnee Spur, Rocomamas Randburg and the Necsa Visitor Centre.
Reddam House Umhlanga embarked on their annual Hockey Tour to Gauteng with their U13 boys and U13 girls hockey teams. The teams departed on Wednesday, 06 September and headed straight to Gold Reef City for the morning. Following the guided mine tour and access to all the major rides the team departed to Crawford Preparatory Lonehill for their first fixtures. The next day they enjoyed time at Montecasino with a game of Laser Tag. Thereafter they played their next matches against Reddam House Waterfall Estate. The teams then played in a festival hosted by Reddam House College Bedfordview. On Saturday, 09 September they all returned home, after a wonderful tour!
The Round Square conference for 2017 will be held in Cape Town this year. There are a number of school's from around the world who participate in this conference and the general trend is to have a pre-conference tour before getting down to business. This year Dainfern College from Johannesburg, who are part of the Round Square community, have offered the conference goers the opportunity to have a pre-conference tour in Johannesburg. This offer was welcomed by a number of international schools! Bundu Bashers Travel have put together a very exciting tour and it is a perfect mix of the city life, history, fun, shopping and safariing! The schools will all arrive in South Africa on the 23 September 2017 and will be accommodated at the beautiful Indaba Hotel for 4 nights. This allows for them to get around Johannesburg easily due to the great location. While in Johanesburg they will enjoy a visit to Gold Reef City, the Apartheid Museum, The Hector Pieterson Museum, a guided tour of Soweto and lunch at a local restaurant, outreach work at local schools and even a Potjie dinner at Dainfern College (where they get to make their own Potjie!). They then leave the city and head out to Pilanesburg Game Reserve. En-route the group will stop over at Lesedi Cultural Village for a tour of the village and a look into the locals' traditions. They will enjoy lunch here and then proceed to the Game Reserve. At Pilanesberg the group will go on a sunset game drive followed by a bush braai for dinner! The next morning see's them enjoying an early morning game drive and then a trip to Sun City and on to the Valley Of Waves for the rest of the day. The group depart Pilanesburg Game Reserve the following day and they will stop over at the Cradle of Humankind and the Sterkfontein Caves for a tour and lunch. This evening they will be accommodated at Glenburn Lodge for the last night of the tour. The group will depart Johannesburg to Cape Town on the last day of their pre-conference tour. Following the conference in Cape Town they will all return to their respective countries. The pre-conference will run from the 23 September 2017 to the 30 September 2017.
Bundu Bashers Travel in conjunction with Stanford Lake College, arranged a pre-conference tour to Mpumalanga for a few schools from around the world who attended The Round Square Conference in September this year. Their tour began with a 2 night stay at Greenway Woods Resort with daily game drives into Kruger National Park, where they had the chance to see the "Big 5" up close and personal in their natural habitat. The group then departed for Bylde River Canyon via the Panorama Route, visiting God's Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and having lunch at Harry's Pancake House en-route to the Blyde Canyon Forever Resort where they were accommodated for 2 nights. They then spent a full day touring the area including a boat trip on the Blyde River Canyon Dam and a visit to Moholoholo Cheetah Sanctuary. The pre-conference tour ended off with 2 nights at Stanford Lake College where the group enjoyed zip lining as well as a talk by Louis Changuion on the local history of the area followed by a hike up the Louis Changuion Hiking Trail. All the schools then departed for Cape Town where the Round Square Conference was held. The tour party consisted of 23 students/staff from 5 different schools.
Winston Park Primary School will be sending their U13 Cricket boys, U13 Hockey and U13 Netball girls to Johannesburg in September. They will be playing matches against Dainfern College, Kyalami Preparatory School and Redhill Preparatory School. They have some free time to enjoy the beautiful sights of the City which includes a tour of Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and a fun morning at Gold Reef City with a Mine Tour.