Biodiversity in

CAPE TOWN

Spend 4 weeks living in the heart of South Africa while learning about conservation and our planet's biodiversity.

Chapter Details

WHERE

Cape Town, South Africa

THEME

Biodiversity

COST

Starting at $3,399*

DURATION

4 weeks

Chapter Dates

Nov 13 - Dec 10, 2022

Feb 5 - March 4, 2023

Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2023

What to expect

Escape winter to one of the most beautiful and culture-rich cities in the world.

Learn about local conservation efforts and the importance of protecting our planet's biodiversity.

Enjoy access to expansive beaches, beautiful mountains, wild life, wine country, and more.

Meet incredible like-minded people from all around the world.

Continue to work remotely with confidence and ease.

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Cape Town awaits.

From days spent exploring the stunning coastline, to hiking to unparalleled mountain top views, to tasting incredible local wines, Cape Town truly has something for everyone.

 

During the Biodiversity in Cape Town chapter, you'll spend four weeks living, working, connecting with others, and experiencing South African culture, while learning about the region's ecosystems and our planet's biodiversity. Plus, there is all of South Africa to explore on your weekends.

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We've got wifi and more.

Our Biodiversity in Cape Town Chapter includes access to a modern, centrally located co-working space that offers fast wifi, hot desks, private offices, conference rooms, and comfortable lounges.

 

The spacious facility has plenty of natural light with views overlooking the city and mountains. A sleek open floorplan, balcony for coffee breaks, and easy access to coffee shops and local bars make this the perfect place to enjoy the workweek.

Your Cape Town Home.

Accommodation for the Biodiversity in Cape Town Sojrn is in a co-living space. ​The price for this chapter is $3,399 for the four weeks. Swipe to see photos.

 

PS: If you book accommodations with someone (shared bed), the second person gets 50% off of their Sojrn. 

Cape Town Biodiversity

With Cape Town as your homebase, we've designed a 4-week stay to help you connect with the environment and learn all about the symbiotic relationship of the region's flora and fauna. The month is broken up into four focuses: 

WEEK 1

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Land

Welcome to one of the most biodiverse regions in the world! 

This week, dive right in and get acquainted with Cape Town's uniquely stunning topography with a guided hike up Lion's Head mountain for views of the entire city. 

Included Activities:

  • Guided hike up Lion's Head

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Exploration Walk

Optional Activities:

  • Street Food Tasting

  • Historical Cape Town tour

Week two is all about learning about South Africa's array of fascinating wildlife. You’ll also learn about local conservation efforts, why many animals are endangered, and what needs to change to protect them.

Included Activities:

  • Visit to animal rehabilitation center

  • Happy hour

 

Optional Activities:

  • 4-day/3-night safari trip to Kruger National Park

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Fauna

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

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Flora

Cape Town is not just one of the most picturesque cities in the world,  it is also one of six floral kingdoms in the world. There is an incredibly diverse amount of endemic plants that call this place home and we are going to explore the role of flora on thriving ecosystems.

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Included Activities:

  • Guided visit of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

  • Happy hour

 

Optional Activities:

  • Visit to Robben Island

  • Weekend trip to Stellenbosch wine country

WEEK 4

Sea

Now that you’re familiar with the biodiversity on land, we'll turn our attention to the sea. You'll get to spend a day with a leading marine biologist on the frontline of local conservation efforts. Learn about the delicate ecosystems that have a huge impact on life on earth.

Included Activities: 

  • Marine Biologist Expert

  • Farewell Dinner

 

Optional Activities: 

  • Cage Diving with Great Whites

  • Scuba diving (you have the opportunity to get PADI open water certified while in Cape Town)

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Learning Outcomes

Ecology

Learn the process of how Cape Town’s ecological systems work together to create a harmonious coexistence and why they are so important not only to South Africa, but to the world.

Identify

 Learn how to identify different indigenous species, ranging from the multiple varietals of fynbos plants to the rare African penguins.  Cape Town is home to some of the most diverse wildlife.

Conservation

 Learn about and even participate in the local community efforts, projects and educational campaigns taking place to help conserve the Mother City’s nature.

Taste

Learn about the process of making wine in Stellenbosch, the sustainability practices from local farmers at Oranjezicht City Farm Market, and the art of making braii and biltong.

History

Learn the history of Cape Town’s ethnic diversity (how it became a cultural melting pot) and listen to the stories of its people to deepen your understanding of its ever-evolving culture. 

Navigate

Become an expert on the neighbourhood where you live, know how to navigate Cape Town’s public transportation system, and learn about the local secret spots tourists don’t know about.

Chapter vs Local Host

Local  Host

Go to person for FAQs

Awaits your arrival and sets you up in your accommodation

Need to find a blow dryer or where to buy the best/cheapest wine

Leader on all group activities

Solver of emergencies (i.e. wifi down or injury)

Rule enforcer

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Chapter  Host

Vibe manager
Knows the best secret bars in town
Will help you book the best restaurants
Organizes optional fun weekend getaways
Coordinates frequent happy hour drinks for the group

Whats included:

We've covered the basics so you can arrive at your new home feeling like a local. The full program includes:

  • Living accommodation 

  • Access to Sojrn Spaces (co-workspaces and partner cafes)

  • Wifi connection

  • 8 included activities (two per week)

  • Chapter platform with pre-travel prep, important information, menu of curated optionals, and more

  • Two group meals

  • Community of chapter-mates

  • A Chapter host 

  • A local host

  • Curated activities (optional add ons)

  • Arrival Transportation from the airport in Cape Town

Whats not:

Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most amount of flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion:

 

  • Airfare

  • Meals (unless otherwise noted)

  • Optional activities/experiences

  • Insurance

  • Visas and related fees

Why Sojrn?

Sojrn Chapters are more than just a fun month abroad. They are submergence into a new culture, a new lifestyle and new learning, and a new group of friends. When you join a Sojrn you are joining a community of like minded passionate travel lovers and curiosity seekers. Come spend 4 weeks with us and join our family in Cape Town.

Interested in learning more about our Biodiversity in Cape Town chapter?

If you have any questions about our Cape Town chapter or would like to talk to someone about the Sojrn experience before you book, leave us your info and someone from the team will be in touch as soon as possible!

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