Bundu Bashers Travel in conjunction with Bigfoot Travel from the United Kingdom arranged a Biology tour to South Africa for Kirkham Grammar School, who are based in Lancashire, England. The tour began in Cape Town where the group were accommodated for 4 nights at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. Tours in Cape Town included a visit to the infamous Robben Island, a trip up Table Mountain as well as a Cape Penninsular tour including Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach where they will see penguins in their natural habitat. The group then travelled along the Garden Route to Oudtshoorn where they visited an ostrich farm before continuing on to Knysna where they spent the night. The group then enjoyed a walk to the Knysna Heads viewpoint before continuing on to Kariega Game Reserve. They spent 2 nights at the Reserve as well as enjoyed a total of 4 game drives where they had a chance to spot the Big 5. The tour ended in Port Elizabeth where the group had some shopping and leisure time before flying back to the UK. The tour party consisted of 17 students and 4 staff.
The King's School, Canterbury travelled to South Africa with their 1st and 2nd teams. They travelled with 44 boys and 6 staff. Their tour began in Cape Town where they played matches against Excelsior School and Rondebosch Boys' High School. They then continued through to the Garden Route where they played against Bridgton School from Oudtshoorn. They spent two nights in Oudtshoorn, a night in Knysna and two nights at Kariega Game Reserve and then ended their tour in Port Elizabeth where they played against Grey High School. Whilst in South Africa they visited many popular tourist attractions such as Cape Point, Cheetah Outreach, Boulders Beach, Seal Island as well as enjoy a cruise on Knysna Lagoon. They also had the opportunity to visit Langa Township and were fortunate enough to watch Derby Day in Paarl.
The Leys School from the UK, in conjunction with XLBundu Bashers Travel and Living With The Lions, travelled to South Africa in July /August 2019 with their rugby and boys hockey teams. The 34 boys and 5 staff arrived in Gauteng and stayed at the High Performance Centre where they enjoyed training sessions. The group were hosted at Bryanston High School and Trinityhouse High School where they played matches. They then headed out to the Pilanesberg National Park for a night. While at Pilanesberg the group enjoyed an early morning and a sunset game drive. Then it was off to the ever popular Sun City where they stayed for 2 nights. The group then departed to the ‘Mother City’, spent 2 nights in Stellenbosch and played matches. Then they travelled to the Geodgedacht Farm Trust interacting with the children and getting involved with the projects for 2 days. The last 2 nights were spent in Cape Town with the last 2 matches played at Edgemead High School and Langa Township. The group enjoyed their final dinner at the Gold restaurant before heading back to The UK.
Thomas More College travelled with their prep school boys and girls hockey teams to Cape Town. They travelled with 14 girls, 14 boys and 5 staff. They played matches against Durbanville Primary School, Sun Valley Primary School, Somerset College Prep and Somerset House as well as participating in a festival at Pinehurst Primary School. They were hosted for two nights and spent the remainder of the nights at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. Whilst in Cape Town they visited Cape Point, Cheetah Outreach and a Harbour Cruise at the V&A Waterfront as well as visiting the SA Museum and Planetarium.