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South Africa Ultimate Predators 

Behavioral Ecology

Study and encounter the world’s most majestic predators. Observe great whites from a shark cage, witness a feeding frenzy on the great sardine run and track lions at a game reserve. 

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Learn about the world's most revered predators both above and below the surface. Climb into the cage and observe great white sharks up close. Witness the whales of Hermanus: southern right whales, Brydes and humpbacks are common sightings. Travel to the Indian Ocean to snorkel during the great sardine run, a feeding frenzy of millions of sardines by the ocean's top predators.

Then head to Siyafunda, a wildlife reserve and research station where we partake in daily game drives teaching us all about tracking and how game reserves function. Spot lions, giraffes, elephants, and if you're lucky, the elusive leopard. Help biologists collect and analyze data to help with conservation efforts while also completing a research project of your own.  

South Africa Study Abroad
“I loved the shark dives and safaris! I learned a lot about conservation and increased my passion for animals. I will never forget all the amazing things I learned, saw and did here.” — Nikki Maticic, Leesburg, VA


  • Earn 3 college natural science credits through Lesley University
  • Snorkel on cage dives with Great White Sharks
  • Visit an African penguin colony
  • Safari game drives
  • Witness the great sardine run
  • Collect and analyze research data

Experience Required

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • High school Graduate
  • High school or college Biology
  • Minimum GPA: 2.50
  • Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago

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  • College
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  • 35 Hours
  • 3 Credits
  • Locations
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Hermanus
  • Makalali Wildlife Reserve
  • Port St. Johns

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