South Africa
Cape Town / September / All Church Trip

9/23/2022 - 10/2/2022

Cape Town, often called the “Mother City”, sits at the base of the majestic Table Mountain, between the sea and the mountain that rises above it like a crown. A beautiful and very diverse city, it has suffered the ravages of Apartheid, with townships and informal settlements and extreme poverty. We’re going to work with our partner, Build the Future, wherever they need us most. Our teams humbly come alongside and do big projects, like painting, digging, planting and building. It’s inspiring to see how much a group can accomplish in just a few short days. And on every trip, there's time to connect with the kids. It may look like helping to prepare and serve lunch, participating in the classroom, or just playing, but this opportunity to build relationships can create lasting change. There’ll be a visit to the Spice Route and Table Mountain and an excursion to Robben Island.

Crossroads is following all guidelines and requirements from the CDC, local authorities in South Africa, and any rules of vendors, venues and partners. If the guidelines change prior to the trip we will adjust the expectations. Current requirements are:

  • If you are vaccinated, you will be required to show proof of vaccination, and will not have to have COVID test before the trip.

  • If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to test within 72 hours of departure and show proof of a negative COVID test.

  • All trip participants are required to show proof of a negative COVID test to return to the US.

Signup Deadline: 5/31/2022

When: 9/23/2022 - 10/2/2022

Deposit: $300

Size of Trip: 25

Crossroads Community: Churchwide

Focus: Vulnerable Children, Poverty

Audience: All

Minimum Age: 12

Restrictions: Background Check Required

Total Cost: $3,200 

Day 1

Depart US.

Day 2

Arrive in South Africa

Day 3

Worship at Church, Lunch and afternoon at Spice Route

Day 4-7

Workday with Build The Future

Day 8

Table Mountain, Robben Island, Shopping at V&A Waterfront.

Day 9

Depart South Africa

Day 10

Arrive home.

President Hotel

Located in Bantry Bay between the vibrant city and the Atlantic Ocean, the President Hotel welcomes you to Cape Town and all its breathtaking sights, thrilling activities and inspiring experiences. Sophisticated luxury and personal service come standard, while local style, authentic artwork and innovative design set us apart as the most-loved destination hotel in the Mother City. It’s all you love about Cape Town and more.


Build The Future was founded in 2006 to facilitate the early learning development of children in the informal settlements around Johannesburg. They believe that to encourage these grassroots communities, they must be “in the trenches”. So they are working to start pre-schools in these communities around South Africa, knowing that children who are given healthy food and an ideal learning environment today will be the successfully employed, tax-paying citizens of South Africa’s tomorrow.


South Africa has been called the most unequal country in the world, and is the nation with the most people living with HIV/AIDS. Our partner, Grace Bible Church, is one of the largest churches in South Africa, centered in Soweto, a mega-township just outside Johannesburg. Grace Bible is a true force for change in the country and a beacon for hope.



That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family. Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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It's about 18 hours.

Long enough to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and still get a solid 8 hours of sleep. Awesome!