An Unforgettable Experience in South Africa


Leadership and Conservation

Wanderers Australia invites schools from across Australia to join our Leadership and Conservation Tour to South Africa for the Easter school holidays in 2019.

The tour will enhance students’ leadership qualities -  learn about the struggles of Nelson Mandela, how he overcame oppression, hate and apartheid to become the leader of his nation .

Your students will trace Mandela’s footsteps guided by people who lived through the apartheid era, including an exclusive talk by his former prison warden from Robben Island.

Students will also learn about animal conservation with an exclusive visit to ‘Lion Whisperer’ Kevin Richardson’s Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about the plight of endangered animals in Africa,  and what we can do to help.

Join our tour programme as a group from your own school, or interact with students from across Australia in a combined group.  Recruit eight of your students and you can join the tour for free.

Wanderers Australia has enriched the lives of over 5000 students through international travel to all parts of the globe since 1997.


Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary

Our tour experience focuses on providing a positive life changing travel and educational experience for students and teachers alike.

You will have the opportunity to get close with the facility's Lions, Leopards, Hyenas and other animals the Richardson's have saved over the years. You will also receive a talk from the team on the plight of lions in Africa, the problems with cub petting and canned hunting.... and learn how you can help spread awareness on how we can ensure that lions freely roam Africa for years to come.... for future generations.

If you are not familiar with Kevin and Mandy's story...better known as the 'Lion Whisperer" , they have been featured on a number of documentaries, as well as feature stories on the 60 Minutes programs both in Australia and the United States.

Please watch the following clip and prepare to be inspired.....


Our first tour will be departing April 2019, (with additional tours planned ) and will last for 14 days in total. The tour will be led by experienced tour leaders from Wanderers Australia with years of knowledge in leading groups to all corners of the globe. Teachers will accompany their students on the tour as Wanderers Australia "Team Leaders" Teaching staff are only expected to recruit a minimum of 8 students for the tour.

Students will learn about conservation, leadership, human rights, and have their lives enriched by the experience by the people and animals they interact with..... newly learned life skills which they can then apply to their school life upon their return.

The tour cost will include:

  • International flights ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as well as Internal flights within South Africa.
  • All accommodation in Johannesburg and Cape Town with breakfast daily.
  • Internal transfers with Luxury coach between airports and sightseeing activities included in the tour.
  • An exclusive visit to the Kevin Richardson's Wildlife Sanctuary with lunch and an additional afternoon game drive on a private game reserve nearby.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Guided tour of Robben Island in Cape Town and an evening talk by Nelson Mandela's former prison warden who became his friend.
  • Safari in Kruger National Park with accommodation and park entry included and 3 safari game drives.

Tour costs will vary depending on departure date and flight seasons.

Some of the highlights of the tour are listed below....



The financial powerhouse of Africa, you will commence your tour in this interesting city.

You will visit The Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela's house in Soweto and learn about South Africa's turbulent history,. You will also visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which was Mandela's office after he retired from the presidency.

You will also enjoy the new South Africa.....with its fantastic food and shopping, as well as our visit to the Lion Whisperer and a private game reserve to see the " Big 5".


Safari in Kruger National PArk

Almost the size in area as England, you will go on safari in Kruger National park where you will encounter prides of wild lions, herds of majestic elephants, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, Rhinos, hippos, buffalo, hyenas, Baboons, Monkeys, Leopard, Impala, Kudu, Crocodiles, bird-life and a host of other animals in the wild.


Cape Town

One of the most picturesque and naturally beautiful cities in the world, you will be based for a number of days here. Head to the top of Table Mountain, explore the Southern most tip of the African Continent at the Cape of Good Hope, visit a penguin colony, and possibly face your fears cage diving with great white sharks !

One of the highlights will be a tour to Robben Island where you will see where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners endured their captivity, and be guided by a former political prisoner of the Island. You will also have a talk with Nelson Mandela's personal prison warden when held at Robben Island, and up until his freedom.

 For more information on costs, payments, dates, and tour availability, please head to our contact page and register your interest by completing your details. We will then be in touch with all the information on the tour.

We hope to see you in South Africa being inspired in 2019 !