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Why Join Our Gap Year Program in South Africa?
South Africa offers a rich tapestry of cultures, wildlife, and adventures waiting to be explored.
Published on June 03, 2024
In Gap Year
Written by Rowena Van Schalkwyk
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Picture yourself surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, from mountains to the bush to the ocean. South Africa offers a rich tapestry of cultures, wildlife, and adventures waiting to be explored. Whether you’re passionate about conservation, eager to make a positive impact through community service, looking for new adventures, or simply wanting to soak in the diverse beauty of this incredible country, our gap year experience is the perfect fit.

What Sets Our Program Apart?

Dynamic Experiences: Prepare for an exhilarating mix of activities, including wildlife safaris, community outreach projects, and adrenaline-pumping excursions. From sailing along the coastline to contributing to local conservation efforts, each day promises a new and exciting adventure.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of South African culture. Engage with local communities, learn about traditional customs, and build connections that will last a lifetime. This isn’t just a gap year – it’s an opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the world.

Expert Guidance: Our experienced team is dedicated to ensuring your gap year is not only thrilling but also safe and meaningful. Benefit from the guidance of seasoned mentors who are passionate about fostering personal growth and creating an environment where you can thrive.

What’s in Store for You?

Wildlife Conservation and Encounters: Contribute to preserving South Africa’s incredible biodiversity through hands-on experiences, beach clean-ups, forest preservation activities and more. Get up close and personal with majestic creatures like elephants and rhinos.

Community Outreach: Make a positive impact by participating in community development projects. Whether it’s fundraising for local charities, promoting sustainable practices, or mentoring local youth, you’ll be part of initiatives that leave a lasting legacy.

Adventure Junkie’s Paradise: Feel the rush of adrenaline as you embark on thrilling activities like bungee jumping, zip-lining, and exploring the rugged terrains of the Drakensberg Mountains. Get ready to push your boundaries and discover new passions.

How to Join the Adventure?
Spaces are filling up fast, so don’t miss out on the chance to make 2024 your most epic year yet! Contact Rowena at for more information and pricing!

Get ready for an adventure that will not only shape your future but also create memories to last a lifetime. We can’t wait to welcome you to an experience of a lifetime!

Adventure Awaits!

Our Gap Year Structure

Our Gap Year program is structured to include four 7-week Quests. Each Quest has its own set of adventure activities, soft skill workshops and personal mentoring sessions.

Students can take part in any number of Quests depending on their schedules or studies. This provides more flexibility and allows those who cannot take a full gap year to still have an experience over a shorter period of time.

2024 Quest Dates:

  • Winter Quest: 22 June – 9 August 
  • Spring Quest: 31 August – 18 Oct 

2025 Quest Dates: 

  • Summer Quest:  8 February – 28 March
  • Autumn QuestL  12 April – 30 May
  • Winter  Quest: 14 June – 1 August
  • Spring Quest: 23 Aug – 10 October

For more information on the activities per Quest, click here

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