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South Africa Fieldtrip 2017-18

South Africa Fieldtrip 2017-18



January 2018 - please note, final dates to be confirmed by the trip leader, Dr Peter Garside, as soon as possible.

The estimated cost of the South Africa fieldtrip is approximately £1500 per student (including flight costs - this is based on a lower exchange rate than at present to indicate a worse case scenario based on the unpredictability of Pound Sterling). Please note that students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Cape Town International Airport, and that this cost is likely to be around £700 return (students may choose to fly on the same flight as staff).

Kingston University will organise all other aspects of the fieldwork from the beginnning to the end of the trip at Cape Town International airport (exact dates to be confirmed). These will include all accommodation, transport, entrance fees, guides and some (but not all) meals.

Please note, travel insurance arranged by Kingston University will only cover the official fieldtrip dates (final dates to be confirmed). Students are responsible for their own insurance for dates outside this period.


The payment instalment schedule is as follows:   N.B. please see below for 'Important Information' and 'Terms & Conditions' before making a payment.

  • Initial instalment: £150 due by midnight Mon 10 July 2017 (non-refundable);
  • Second instalment: £250 due by midnight Mon 9 October 2017 (non-refundable);
  • Third instalment: £250 due by midnight Mon 11 December 2017 (non-refundable);
  • Final balance due on return once final costs have been calculated.



***Please note that once a payment deadline has passed the website will prevent a payment being made for that period. Should you miss a payment deadline please contact the trip leader, Dr Peter Garside, P.Garside@kingston.ac.uk, for guidance. Please do not attempt to make a payment elsewhere. If a payment is made elsewhere we cannot accept it as a payment towards the South Africa fieldtrip.***


  • All instalments are strictly non-refundable except in the case of Kingston University cancelling the fieldtrip. Instalments must be paid by the dates indicated. If you fail to pay an instalment on time you will be invoiced for the amount due and may incur an administration fee.
  • If you default or pull out of the module/fieldtrip at any point you will forfeit all payments made to that point AND (important) be liable for any additional expenses incurred through bookings UP TO THE POINT WHEN YOU NOTIFY US IN AN EMAIL SENT FROM YOUR KU EMAIL ACCOUNT.
  • If you fail Level 5 at the June exam board and are not allowed to progress to Level 6 you will lose the July payment. If you fail at Level 5 at the June exam board and are allowed to resit in the summer but then fail to progress to Level 6 at the September resit exam board you will lose the July payment plus any additional costs incurred in bookings over the summer.

South Africa 2017-18 - 3rd instalment - £250 (non-refundable) due by Mon 11 December 2017