• Thu, Jun 21, 2012 Leave: 10:45 pm Arrives: Fri, Jun 22, 2012• Arrive: 9:10 am - O R Tambo International Airport (JNB) - Johannesburg 10 hrs 25 mins Miles: 5211• Fri, Jun 22, 2012 Leave: 1:10 pm• Arrive: 2:50 pm Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) - Port Elizabeth Economy | 01 hrs 40 mins | Miles: 563
The Garden Route Addo Elephant Park Stellenbosch University De Hoop Nature Preserve Two Oceans Aquarium Cape of Good Hope Table Mountain University of Cape Town
Addo Elephant National Park• Established in 1931 to save 11 Elephants on the brink of extinction, and now home to more than 450 of them• Plus… 400 Cape Buffalo, 48 black Rhino, a range of Antelope species, lions and hyenas as well as the rare flightless dung Beetle
De Hoop Nature Preserve• The reserve has 86 mammal species including the rare bontebok and Cape mountain zebra, as well as eland, grey rhebuck, baboon, yellow mongoose, caracal and the occasional leopard.• This is were we will meet the South African teachers that will travel with us. ElandBontebok
Africa’s Little FiveLeopard tortoise, Ant-Lion, Rhino-beetle,Red-billed buffalo weavers, Elephantshrews
Africa’s Big Five LeopardElephant Lion Cape Buffalo Black Rhinoceros
• Dolphins and seals occur in the waters off the coast and southern right whales calve and mate in the sheltered bays of De Hoop each year between May and December. Right Whale
Stellenbosch University We will meet with Environmental Educators at this university to learn about Environmental Education training in South Africa and to share our experiences teaching students about the environment.
Stellenbosch University• We will learn about “Antastic!” a program run by the University that teaches school children about the ant diversity and their important role in the ecosystem.
Two Oceans AquariumOne Ocean Two Oceans Two Oceans Aquarium
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Biodiversity - is the variety of life including different plants, animals and and the ecosystems they live in.South Africa is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, it touches 2oceans and although is only about 2% of the worlds land area, but is home to nearly10% of the worlds plants. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens protects and protectsthese plants and teaches people about the importance of this biodiversity.
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) • The DWAF works to promote safe healthy water. • They are a governmental agency that is like our Department of Natural Resources. • We will do a service project with them that may include invasive species removal.
Robben Island• Robben Island is best known as the location of a prison which held Nelson Mandela a political prisoner during South Africa’s apartheid period. Mandela was held there for 27 (1962- 1990) years and eventually became the president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela in 2008
Table Mountain•This is a flat-topped mountain insouthwestern South Africa, overlookingCape Town and Table Bay.• Its shape results from horizontal layersof sandstone being exposed by erosion.
• The floor of the 65 passenger cablecar rotates 360 degrees on the trip which takes 5-10 minutes to reach the summit/base travelling at a speed of up to 10m per second on its 704m (2310 feet) climb.