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Bryanston High School Academic Tour USA Sept 2021

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Academic Tour

Tour Type

10 Days


September 2021


Welcome to the tour page for Bryanston High School Academic Tour USA

September 2021

On this page you will be given information, updates, documents and guidance to assist you in preparing for your child’s tour abroad. Please read the information provided and refer to the FAQ’s tab. If after reading all the relevant documents you still have questions, you are welcome to contact us.


  • 10 Days Total Tour duration (September 2021)



International Outbound:

  • Johannesburg – Los Angeles

International Return:

  • San Francisco – Johannesburg
Local Flight

  • Los Angeles – San Francisco
  • Private Luxury Coach Transfers
  • Los Angeles · San Francisco · Silicon Valley
Accommodation City Nights Type Description*As indicated or Similar
Los Angeles 3 3* Hotel Sharing Standard

on a daily B&B Basis

All accommodation vetted & approved

Homewood Suites LA Redondo Beach
San Francisco 4 Best Western Plus Bayside
Excursions Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles City Tour
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Hollywood Sign
  • Sunset Strip
  • Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive
  • Farmers Market
  • Mansions of Bel Air
  • Malibu Beach
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • California science Centre
  • Journey to Space Exhibition
  • Space Shuttle Endeavour
  • IMAX Movie
  • Universal Studios Theme Park
  • California Institute of Technology (CalTech) Campus Tour
San Francisco
  • Exploratorium
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Alcatraz and Prison Tour
  • Educational California Academy of Sciences
Silicon Valley
  • Full Day Discovery Tour
  • Ebay HQ
  • Google Campus
  • Facebook Headquarters
  • Stanford University Campus Tour
  • Intel Museum
  • Hands-on Lab
  • Computer History Museum

Booking Process:

To make a booking for your child/yourself kindly follow the easy steps below:

  • Step 1: Complete Booking Form

    Kindly follow the below link to complete the Online Booking Form.

    This form provides us with the necessary details to make tour arrangements for your child/you and is compulsory.

    Please select the following tour name from the School Tour drop down list on the booking page:

    Bryanston High School Academic Tour – USA Sept 2021

  • Step 2: Make Payment

    Make the deposit payment by 30 November 2019


    Account Name : Freeworld Travel

    Bank Name : ABSA

    Bank Code : 632005

    Account type : Cheque

    Account number : 4070845967

    Reference 19221 Initial & Surname


    Payments made as per your tour’s payment schedule are non-refundable 

    *Please note terms & conditions apply

  • Step 3: Keep up with the payment schedule

    Payment Due Amount Details
    Early Bird Deposit Window 30 November 2019 R 3 000 Guarantee Tour placement.

    Early Bird Tour participants will receive a R500 tour discount!

    Deposit Payment 31 January 2020 R 5 000 Confirm place on the tour, secure flights and accommodation.
    2nd Instalment 31 March 2020 R 5 000 Tour Instalments
    3rd Instalment 31 May 2020 R 5 000
    4th Instalment 31 July 2020 R 5 000
    5th Instalment 30 September 2020 R 5 000
    6th Instalment 30 November 2020 R 5 000
    7th Instalment 31 January 2021 R 5 000
    8th Instalment 31 March 2021 R 5 000
    9th Instalment 31 May 2021 R 5 000
    10th Instalment 31 July 2021 R 5 000
    Final Balance 15 August 2021 Outstanding Balance Final payments of airport taxes & insurance fees.

Mobile Payment Solutions

Need to make a electronic payment? Please make use of our mobile payment solutions: SnapScan or Zapper.

ssa0730 Travel and Sport - Zapper QR Code

Each person travelling will be required to have the following documents:


A valid passport:

Each person travelling needs to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months after the return date back to South Africa.

Travellers with other nationality passports who do not have a South African passport will be required to have:

  • A study visa valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A work visa valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A temporary residence permit valid for 6 months after the return date OR
  • A permanent residence permit

Travellers with dual citizenship will be required to have both passports valid for 6 months after the return date.

South African citizens can apply for a Passport at the Dept of Home Affairs.

Foreign citizens must apply at their country’s Embassy / Consulate


Unabridged Birth Certificate: 

Each child under the age of 18 travelling will be required to have an Unabridged Birth Certificate.

Please note that the Unabridged Birth Certificate contains both parents’ full names and surname as well as their ID numbers along with the child’s details.

This rule was implemented by the Dept of Immigration and commenced at the beginning of June 2015. Minors who do not have their unabridged birth certificate will NOT be allowed through immigrations in South Africa – departing and arriving.

If your child is not yet 18 years of age and does not have such a birth certificate, please apply now.  The processing of the document can take several months, so it is of utmost importance that all students apply for it now.

All documents need to be in English. If they are not in English, they need to be OFFICIALLY TRANSLATED to an English document.

South African citizens can apply for an Unabridged Birth Certificate at the Dept of Home Affairs.

Foreign citizens must apply at their country’s Embassy / Consulate


Immigration Documents:

For a child under the age of 18 to enter/exit the country, passport control at the airports will request to see certain documents. These documents need to be prepared and taken with on tour.

Please see below required documents:

  • Certified copy of Unabridged Birth Certificate of the child
  • Parental Consent Affidavit (Home Affairs form – must be stamped and signed by a commissioner of oath)
  • Certified copy of mother ID / female legal guardian
  • Certified copy of father ID / male legal guardian
  • In case of a deceased parent/s, a certified copy of the death certificate/s
  • In case of adopted children, certified copies of the court documents proving adoption
  • In case of legal guardianship, certified copies of court documents proving legal guardianship

Important Notes and Instructions

  • The immigration requirements apply to all children that will not be 18 years of age by the day before departure.
  • For the immigration requirements, the stamps which certify the copied document, needs to be original with the original signature of the officer / commissioner of oath.
  • This means that no scanned and e-mail documents will be accepted for this purpose.
  • Kindly note that a certified copy or commissioner of oath stamp is only valid for three months.

Further instructions regarding the immigration documents will be given through at a later stage such as the accompanying adult’s details. Please note that these documents are very important and passport control is strict. The child will not be allowed to exit/enter the country without the proper documentation.


A valid visa:

Please see below all the relevant details regarding the visa required:


    Dear Wihan, Adrian, Helga, Ingrid, Werner, Amanda and all involved staff.

    I would hereby like to extend my deepest appreciation for the Academic Achievers Tour to the US.

    What a privilege it was to be on this tour! Every aspect was absolutely superb – from the organization and arrangements, accommodation, transport and catering to the hands-on support, the professionalism and genuine care that each T&S member showed.

    The itinerary was full of exciting, interesting and relevant events and places, which opened up a whole new world  to the children. Like myself, they had a wonderful experience and came back enriched and inspired. I have had such positive feedback from the children as well as their parents; it was a trip that they will never forget. What an amazing and appropriate opportunity for children of this caliber.

    Once again, thank you so much for this opportunity, for covering every single cost and expense and for the professional way in which every detail of the tour was seen to.


    Yours sincerely

    Sonia Manthey

    Parel Vallei High School.


    It was an incredible experience that I would definitely do again. Each city was amazing and the architecture of each place was indescribable. The sights we saw allowed me to indulge myself in the culture of the different cities. The free time allowed us to explore the beautiful cities and shop in many international stores.

Mark Botha

Travel and Sport Marketer

Mark Botha

Travel and Sport Accounts

Irma Markram

Click on the button below for frequently asked questions

Why tour?

Benefits for the learner:

  • Tour safely in a controlled environment surrounded by your friends

  • Holistic student development, build self confidence, maturity and independence

  • Broaden horizons and increase tolerance and respect for other cultures

  • Bring your textbook to life

  • Improve teacher-learner relationship