1) What kind of weather can I expect in South Africa in June and July?
In Johannesburg and Grahamstown, the average morning temperatures are 42°F/6°C. Afternoons tend be pleasant with higher temperatures between 59-77°F/15-25°C. There is virtually no rainfall during the whole winter (May-September) and humidity is very low. The Western Cape, however, has winter rainfall and can be a bit cold and wet. Participants are highly encouraged to bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket or a small umbrella.

2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
Yes. If you would like to arrive at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.

3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
This sojourn involves several tours of historic sites and towns that require walking a considerable distance. All participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time.

4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
Scholarly Sojourns will do all we can to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire. But we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available. Therefore all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate should a roommate not be identified.

5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
This sojourn is not appropriate for children. Young adults, however, will find the program quite enjoyable, and they may find it gets them extra credit in their history class.

The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.

Lewis, Megan. Performing Whitely in the Postcolony. University of Iowa Press, 2016.

The meeting point for this sojourn is the Garden Court Hotel in the Sandton neighborhood of Johannesburg. This is easily reached from O.R Tambo Airport by public transportation or taxi. Those making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive at the hotel between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 23. You will be greeted there by your Scholarly Sojourns Tour Director who will assist you with check in.

Optional air package from: $1,395/person
Air package includes round-trip, economy airfare, from North America to South Africa; airport transfer in Johannesburg, and 100% travel assurance. Price subject to change until booked.

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