South Africa
Cape Town / September / Mason 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.


Signup Deadline: 5/26/2022


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


Deposit: $300


Size of Trip: 25


Crossroads Community: Mason


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

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.


GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

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.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$3,200.

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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HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT?

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!