Program Details

Cage dive with Great White Sharks and visit the Natal Sharks Board. Spend a night in the highest mountain range of Southern Africa. Visit an African penguin colony. Partake in daily game drives in the bush.
Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa; Durban, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer
Work Types:
Animal Sciences, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:

Lions, Whales and Great White Sharks. Come face to face with the world’s ultimate predators on our ultimate academic adventure. Climb into the cage and observe Great White Sharks up close. The momentum continues as we witness the whales of Hermanas: Southern Right Whales, Brydes and Humpbacks are common sightings. Travel to the Indian Ocean for the Great Sardine Run. Then head to Siyafunda, a wildlife reserve and research station, where we partake in daily game drives teaching us all about tracking and how game reserves function. Stimulating lectures include: “An Overview of Predators in South Africa”, “Introduction to Conservation”, “Perception of Sharks”, and more. Stuff you get to see firsthand.

Cage dive with Great White Sharks and visit the Natal Sharks Board. Spend a night in the highest mountain range of Southern Africa. Visit an African penguin colony. Partake in daily game drives in the bush. Earn 3 college Natural Science credits while logging over 40 hours of community service. Learn basic tracking techniques. Plus, help biologists collect and analyze data to help with conservation efforts while also completing a research project of your own.
 

Setting Description:
So you want incredible? Want rugged, green landscapes? Not a problem. We’ll go to the Drakensburg range, and most definitely fits the bill. But wait, you aren’t in Africa to see some of the world’s biggest, most ferocious predators? Well, Gansbaaii is known throughout the world as the number one place to see and cage dive with Great White Sharks. Your predatory quest to witness, research and get up-close with the world’s ultimate predators is all right here, at the “Tip of Africa.” From Cape Town, South Africa’s cosmopolitan city we step out and follow the southeastern coast up to tropical Durban. Along the way, we stop to visit the whales of Hermanus. This cliff-lined town is located in the remote Overberg region at the bottom of the continent. Whales can be seen right from the beach. Onward to Port St. Johns, at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. This is our launch pad for the Great Sardine Run in the Indian Ocean. Let fear go and confidence in as you come face-to-face with even mor

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