Tours

Embark on a
Journey of Discovery

Enhance your SAPA National Conference experience with a selection of specially curated tours. Whether you’re seeking to immerse yourself in South Africa’s rich cultural heritage or eager to gain insights from innovative educational settings, our tours are designed to enrich your visit. When registering online, you can easily add a tour to your itinerary, choosing from a diverse mix of cultural excursions and school visits.

Scheduled for the 12th of September, these tours will take place between 08h00 and 13h00, giving you ample time to freshen up before the opening plenary. It’s a perfect prelude to the conference, offering both relaxation and intellectual engagement in one memorable day.

Join us for these tours and return inspired and ready for the enriching sessions ahead. Secure your spot on these insightful excursions and prepare for a day of exploration and connection.

Available Tours

All tour fees are inclusive of VAT. Tours can be booked when registering online.
Just make sure to add a tour to your basket before checkout. If you’ve already registered without
booking a tour, click on the link below to access the booking form.

Experience a city within a city! From the dusty streets of Motsoaledi informal settlement to the vibrant cultural hub of Vilakazi Street and iconic heritage sites that commemorate the city’s turbulent past and the people’s struggle for freedom and equality. Inclusive of entrance fees, water, soft drink/juice. 

We visit the Union Buildings, the headquarters of the government. The buildings are beautifully situated in terraced gardens, through which you can enjoy an idyllic walk. Another major attraction on this tour is the Voortrekker Monument. Inclusive of entrance fees, water, soft drink/juice. 

The Cradle of Humankind is home to one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sterkfontein Caves located in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind is described as the ‘anthropological treasure house of the world’. Inclusive of entrance fees, water, soft drink/juice.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an African safari experience with the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve right on your doorstep in Johannesburg. The protected reserve is home to a crash of rhinos and a variety of predators including lions, wild dogs, hyenas and leopards. You’ll also see the usual game like giraffe, zebra and antelope. Inclusive of entrance fees, water, soft drink/juice.

Set in the lush African bushveld on the outskirts of Johannesburg, Lesedi Cultural Village offers a unique perspective of the beliefs, folklore and traditional way of life of 5 different cultural groups in South Africa. Inclusive of entrance fees, water, soft drink/juice.

The Apartheid Museum showcases South Africa in the turbulent years of the apartheid era. During this period, millions of people were subjected to a life of servitude, discrimination and oppression until the country was liberated in 1994 and became a democratic society. Inclusive of entrance fees, water, soft drink/juice. 

Isipho Sethu Special School is a public School situated in Vosloorus Ext 9 in Marimba Gardens that specialises in Skills like Office Admin, Agriculture, Brickmaking, Hospitality, Art, Woodwork, Foundation Phase and Needlework. It also does extended programmes such as Baristas, Hair care and beauty, Massage, etc. It admits Severe Intellectual disability learners (SID) that follow the DCAPS curriculum. It is in a nice, quiet and safe township around Boksburg

43 Maxwell St, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1619

The Thuto Ke Maatla Engineering School of Specialisation was launched by Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane, emphasising Tembisa’s industrial equipment manufacture. This school will be beneficial towards skills development and enable learners to become professionally accredited artisans.

The establishment of an Engineering School of Specialisation with a focus on manufacturing industrial equipment is based on this school being located in Ekurhuleni, the Eastern Economic Development Corridor. The main industries within this corridor are manufacturing, transport and logistics.

The school is the 28th School of Specialisation (SoS) launched by the Gauteng Department of Education aimed to nurture talent across key disciplines, developing the future generation of leaders in South Africa.
According to the GDE, the Tembisa SoS is the first Entrepreneurship school in Ekurhuleni Municipality, mainly focusing on tourism and hospitality.

The Tembisa School of Specialisation in Commerce and Entrepreneurship is giving learners a chance to promote their businesses, which will help them hone their skills.

Moriting Primary School, situated in Moriting Section in Tembisa Township, has been identified and classified as school of Excellence. It is a non-fee paying school and relies entirely on Section 21 allocation for financial up-keep. The school is a beneficiary of the feeding scheme project and also the girl learner sanitary project. Most of the learners come from disadvantaged backgrounds and child-headed homes. The negative impact of COVID-19 has aggravated learner and parent conditions.

Most learners rely on food parcels and feeding schemes for daily nutrition and live in informal settlements and sometimes rely on scholar transport to get to school. Our survey indicates that most parents want their children to be enrolled at Moriting Primary School due to the high quality of teaching and improved performance albeit all the challenges faced by the school.

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