Extreme Adventure Gap Year Programs at Warriors Academy

About The Warriors Academy

About Warriors

The Warriors Academy was established in 2004 by Rudi and Rene Viljoen and is situated in the heart of the Magoebaskloof mountains in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. 

Rudi and Rene noticed a gap in the market for young people who weren’t quite ready for college or university or didn’t know what their next steps were after school. The gap year program was created to fill this need and provide students with a way to find direction and their passions through travel, adventure, and experiential learning. 

Over the last two decades, the team has focused more on equipping young students with the skills needed to overcome any challenges life throws at them. This has seen the inclusion of several different personal development workshops throughout the year aimed at building emotional intelligence, accountability, and self-belief. 

Adventure for us is not only something we are passionate about but is the perfect vehicle to get students out of their comfort zones to challenge them and their thought systems to create new positive thought patterns. 

Through this program, we provide students with more than just adventure activities. We provide students with lifelong skills that they can use throughout their lives. 

The Warriors Compass

Our gap year program is based on what we refer to as the Warriors Compass. These are Warrior Compass principles that guide our programs:

These principles and lessons are built into our activities and aim to help students develop their sense of self! 

Why Choose the Warriors Academy? 

Warriors Academy is accredited by the International Gap Year Association - This means that we have passed rigorous health and safety standards and tests, giving you the peace of mind that you are dealing with a credible and professional organisation. 

Warriors Academy is international and multicultural - We have created an environment where you will be exposed to different people and experience different cultures and ways of life. This will give you a unique understanding of the world around you, help with international networking, and shape you into a global citizen with an open perspective on life. 

Warriors Academy provides a comprehensive variety of training, activities, experiences and travel - Our Warriors will be given the opportunity to travel and experience all that South Africa and its neighbouring countries have to offer. From kloofing to hiking to bungee jumping, we take our Warriors on an adventure of a lifetime. Each activity will be mentally and physically challenging, but you will become stronger, more self-aware and confident. 

All our programs are guided by Rudi Viljoen, an internationally renowned life coach and human behaviour specialist - Throughout the program, our Warriors will be mentored and guided. They will be taught about self-mastery, emotional fitness, and how to deal with life’s challenges. We are focused on helping to develop independence and emotional maturity in our Warriors while giving them the skills needed to adapt and thrive in this fast-paced and challenging world.

Warriors Academy is ideal for school leavers - Not sure what you want to do after school, you aren't alone. Join us on a journey of self-discovery. We incorporate career guidance into our program and ultimately help our Warriors find the right path for them. 

The highly qualified staff at Warriors Academy - Our team is passionate about the growth and development of young people. We have a qualified and certified, well-rounded team and each has a specific set of strengths. They are all adventure specialists in their own right and ensure that all activities are managed safely. They are also there to provide our Warriors with support and guidance and encourage them to be the best they can be. 

Once you become a Warrior, you become part of a family - Your time at the Warriors Academy will be something that sticks with you for the rest of your life, not only the memories and the experience but the people as well. You will make life-long friends and always be part of our extended Warriors family.

The Warriors Academy's extreme adventure gap year programs help participants discover who they are, explore their possibilities, and help them create the lives they want to live. With our carefully designed curriculum and hands-on experiences, participants can immerse themselves in thrilling activities and push their limits in a safe and supportive environment. Whether it's bungee jumping from breathtaking heights, navigating treacherous terrains, or engaging in adrenaline-pumping challenges, our extreme adventure gap year program offers an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Embark on an unforgettable journey and unleash your potential with the Warriors Academy's extreme adventure gap year program.

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