Landscape of South Africa with an elephant and mountains

South Africa (May)


While in Cape Town, students will stay in double rooms at a large hotel with modern amenities in the heart of the V & A Waterfront district. The hotel is close to city attractions and shopping areas, and contains a fitness centre and in-house restaurant. Accommodation includes wifi and breakfast every day of the program. Students will travel by day to the Townships of Cape Town for fieldwork during the second week in Cape Town but will continue to reside at the hotel.

The cost for a shared double room, including breakfast and a few lunches is CAD $2,245. Students should also budget approximately CAD $800 for dinners not included in the hotel package.


Students are advised to travel as a group to South Africa.  The Summer Abroad office will send a recommended flight itinerary to admitted students. Students traveling on this itinerary will be provided with transfers to and from the airport in Cape Town.

Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements is available from the South African High Commission.

At the time of December 2023, Canadian citizens need a passport valid for at least six months beyond their return date to enter South Africa as a visitor for up to three months. Citizens of other countries may have other requirements. Students should also consult the entry requirements to South Africa detailed on the government of Canada website.