The summit of Table Mountain

Anneke Rood boldly broke through personal boundaries to climb Table Mountain. We’re so proud of our students for making the trek! Hiking Table Mountain has been the highlight of my time here in Cape Town. It’s not my favorite because of the view, or the idea of “conquering” one of the seven wonders, but because … Continue Reading »

Delicious breakfast at the Old Biscuit Mill

Susan McClean, a junior at Louisiana State University, tried one of the most popular dishes at the Old Biscuit Mill, a student and staff favorite in Cape Town! The Old Biscuit Mill is by far one of the greatest places in all of Cape Town. The people are great, the energy is upbeat, and the … Continue Reading »

Summit of Table Mountain

Jacqueline Brustkern, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, powered through the Table Mountain hike with a shift in attitude and perspective. Check out her inspiring blog! We were forewarned about the hike up Table Mountain ahead of time. The staff told us “be prepared for the hardest hike of your life… it’s … Continue Reading »

Baboons at Cape Point

Madison Beerbower, a sophomore at the University of Mississippi, got up close and personal with some unexpected wildlife “friends.” Check out her blog below! When traveling in South Africa, you’re bound to come across all sorts of different animals, baboons being one of them. Generally these animals are afraid of people, but sometimes you run … Continue Reading »

Olivia Gotwald, a senior at the College of Charleston, gives us not just blog but a VLOG (video blog)! Catch a glimpse into the life of LEAD Cape Town student by watching the video linked below! This experience is something that is really hard to describe. I had no idea what I was walking into … Continue Reading »

One of my favorite sayings is “If it makes you nervous, you’re doing it right.” Kelsey LeMon, a junior at the University of Mississippi, did not know a single person attending LEAD Cape Town and was unsure if she made the right decision, but she quickly realized that this experience is exactly what she needed … Continue Reading »

Students in Camps Bay

Emily Edelman, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, is quickly learning the value of breaking personal boundaries and living outside of her comfort zone on LEAD Cape Town! Considering I had no idea what to expect or how to exactly “step out of my comfort zone” – I wanted to go ahead and make … Continue Reading »