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Springs Boys’ High School Cultural Enrichment Tour – Egypt September 2020

Travel and Sport - Egypt




Cultural Tour

Tour Type

12 Days


September 2020


Welcome to the tour page for Springs Boys’ High School Cultural Enrichment Tour to Egypt

September 2020

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.


Duration  12 Days Total Tour duration                   September 2020
Flights International Outbound      Johannesburg – Cairo, Egypt

Local Transfer                           Flight Cairo – Aswan

International Return             Cairo – Johannesburg

Cities ● Cairo ● Aswan ● Nile River Cruise ● Edfu ● Luxor ● Valley of the Kings ● Hurghada
Accommodation City Nights Type Description*As indicated or Similar
Cairo 3 4*& 5* Hotel Standard

Sharing on a Full-Board (B, L, D Daily) Basis

4* Oasis Hotel, Cairo
Nile Cruise 3 MS Concerto 5* Twin Cabin
Hurghada 3 4* El Palacio Hotel
Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner
9 10 9
Excursions Cairo
The Egyptian Museum

Papyrus Museum

Nile River Dinner Cruise

The Giza Pyramids

Valley Temple

The Sphinx

Desert Camel Ride to



Cotton Palace

Old Cairo

Khan Elkhalili Bazzar

Aswan ● Edfu ● Luxor ● Valley of the Kings
Felucca boat Ride

Elephantine Island

Botanical Gardens

Temple of Philae

Temple of Sobek

Haroeris & Nile Lock

Nubia Village Motor Boat

Valley of the Kings

Colossi of the Memnon

Local Alabaster Factory

Karnak Temple

Temple of Amon

3-Night 5* Nile River Cruise
Day 1: Kom Ombo – Edfu

Day 2: Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Day 3: Luxor – West & East


Private Red Sea Boat Cruise

Swimming, Snorkelling & Diving activities on Cruise

Giftoun Island

Quad-Bike Desert Safari

Bedouin Tent Tea Break

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:

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  • Step 2: Make Payment

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    Bank Name : ABSA

    Bank Code : 632005

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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 do 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.

  • Maranatha Christian school Cultural Tour – Egypt & Europe 2019

    PERFECTO!!! Well Planned. The tour route that we had decided on was perfect. We had an opportunity to do as much possible in each country. Loved Egypt! Europe was magical. Tour guides were excellent and knowledgeable. Hotels as well as hostel were really good.

    Tess-Mari Stoltz

  • Aliwal North High School Cultural Tour – Egypt 2019

    What an amazing time in Egypt! Everything was planned to the letter and our guide was wonderful with the children. We had the time of our lives with all the activities and the wonderful placed we visited as well as all the incredible history that we learnt about!

    Ilse Booysen

  • AJ Hockey Tour – Egypt 2018

    Thank you Travel and Sport once again for sending me as the lead coach, I had an awesome experience. This tour tops all the tours I have been on in the past few years.

    From start to end it was a slick process. Leon point of sale, Christelle/Frances handing over to Jenevieve. Thank you Travel and sport you guys make one mean team.

    My players were all lovely well-mannered children, who all got along extremely well from day one.

    The hockey games were well organised, the competition was good and well balanced. We were very happy with the way the hockey matches panned out. Their hockey staff and teams treated us like we were the National team.

    The sights were breath taking, huge and unbelievable to the eyes. Egypt has so much to offer. We learnt a lot of interesting historical facts and saw many artefacts older than 3000BC. To mention a few highlights, the Giza Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and the Papyrus museum were all stunning sights.  The Red sea was incredible, we scuba dived in the aqua blue warm water and saw plenty of colourful fish. So many WOW moments.

    The Egyptian people are friendly, kind and easy to talk too.

    HOT is an understatement it was very hot averaging between 38-43 degree’s every day. We applied lots of sunblock and drank many litres of water every day.

    Our guide Mohamed Gad was a fantastic tour guide. He met us at the airport and never left our sides for the entire trip. We always felt very safe. He guided us through all the sights giving us lots of extra information along the way. He was the best tour guide I have had. He was always on time, friendly and a pleasure to deal with.  Only thing I would change next time is to possibly visit a few less temples. We visited many temples and sometimes the kids lost interest and with the heat been over 40 deg, it was tough to keep them motivated and moving.

    The hotels where we stayed were all lovely, comfortable and clean. The food was interesting; the kids however could always found something from the buffet which suited their palate.

    We road all modes of transport this was exciting for the kids. Aeroplane, bus, train, camels, speed boats, horse carriages, Felucca’s.

    Tipping is huge in Egypt, we quickly learnt that we needed to tip every single person as we go along. We collected 30 dollars from each player/ staff members and along with the R7327 (Left over kit money) received from Travel and sport we covered all the tipping on the tour.

    This was a once in a life time tour every child should get to experience Egypt the way we did. It is rich in culture, history and wonderful people and places to visit.


    Sam Henery
    AJ Hockey Coach

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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