Best Adventure Gap Year Programs South Africa


Unable to take a full gap year but still looking for a unique and exciting adventure travel experience? Then look no further than our 7-Week Quests.

Each of our 7-week Quests has its own set of exhilarating adventure experiences, community service activities and personal development workshops. 

What can you expect?

When joining one of our 7-week Quests, you can expect to be part of a group of young adults looking to jump out of their comfort zones, meet new people and have new experiences.

We focus on helping students live in the now and find “the adventure of being alive”. It is all about trying something new, being engaged in the moment and pushing past the fear. 

These Quests allow you to travel, learn more about yourself, find direction and make lifelong friends. 

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.

Upcoming Quest Dates: 

2024 Dates:

  • Summer Quest: 17 February - 5 April 
  • Autumn Quest: 20 April -  7 June 
  • Winter Quest: 22 June - 9 August 
  • Spring Quest: 31 August - 18 Oct 

2025 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

Activities Per Quest: 


Adventure Activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Camp Craft
  • Cliff Diving
  • Cycle Safari
  • Ebenezer Mile Swim
  • Hiking - Serala And Kruger Park Hike
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cycle Workshop
  • Triathlon Race
  • The Art Of Gym
  • Self-defence Course
  • Conservation Education At The Endangered Species And Cheetah Project
  • Kinyonga Reptile Centre Visit
  • Meeting and Feeding Jessica The Hippo
  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre Visit
  • Nyani Culture Village Experience
  • Fire-walking

Soft Skills:

  • Self-Mastery Course - Focused On Emotional Intelligence and Fitness
  • Community Service
  • First Aid Level 1 Course
  • Public Speaking Workshop
  • Trauma/Tension Release Therapy (TRE) Session
  • Career Guidance Workshop


Adventure Activities:

  • Beach Clean-Up
  • Horse Riding In The Mountains
  • Scuba Course In Mozambique at Ponta do Oura or Sodwana Bay
  • Scuba Diving
  • Free Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Caving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Archery
  • Mountain Biking Expedition Tour
  • Hiking
  • Dancing

Soft Skills:

  • Ongoing Local Community Service Commitments
  • Cooking Course
  • One On One Personal Coaching Sessions With Rudi
  • Leadership And Followership Skills
  • An Introduction To Event Planning And Project Management
  • Workshop On Strategic Thinking And Planning
  • Massage Class With Glynnis
  • Quantum Energy Coaching
  • Quantum Logic Session With Dr Chris De Beer


Adventure Activities:

  • Ocean Sailing
  • Adventure Racing
  • Caving
  • Zip Lining On Tree Tops And Gorge Swing
  • Chain Ladder On Drakensberg Amphitheatre Trail
  • Cradle Of Humankind
  • Cycling And Cycle Expeditions
  • Natal Sharks Board
  • Ushaka Marine World Experience
  • Warwick Triangle Tour
  • Tugela Falls
  • Visiting An Elephant Sanctuary
  • Culture And Arts Festival
  • Chimp Eden Visit
  • Rhino Sanctuary Visit
  • Drakensberg Mini Traverse Hike
  • Rebounding And Lymphology
  • Scadfall And Soweto Tour
  • Iron Crown Trail Run
  • Mankele Cycle Park
  • The Big Swing – Graskop

Soft Skills:

  • Basic Motor Mechanic Workshop
  • Practical Application Of Photography / Film Skills In Marketing
  • Leadership Development Courses
  • Sexuality Education Program
  • Ongoing Local Community Service Commitments
  • Personal Branding Course
  • Organic And Self-Sustainability Farm Visit
  • Pilgrims Rest Museum Town
  • Art / Painting Class


Adventure Activities:

  • Adventure Racing
  • Wild Coast Hike
  • Wine Tasting In Cape Town
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Rafting Training, Rafting Expedition - Orange River
  • Table Mountain And Signal Hill Hike
  • Sun City Experience
  • Day And Night Navigation
  • Shelter Construction
  • Cliff Diving And Canyoning
  • Skydiving - Tandem Jump
  • Survival Courses
  • Rock-Climbing

Soft Skills:

  • Ongoing Local Community Service Commitments
  • Introduction To Event Planning And Participation
  • Camp Facilitation For The Underprivileged
  • Presentation Skills Development
  • Fund-Raisers
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Experience the best adventure gap year programs South Africa has to offer with the Warriors Academy. Our carefully curated programs provide an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth, cultural immersion, and thrilling adventures. With four 7-week quests spread throughout the year, each quest delivers its own set of exhilarating experiences that will push your boundaries and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Embark on a journey like no other as you explore the diverse landscapes of South Africa. From breathtaking safaris in iconic national parks to adrenaline-pumping activities such as shark cage diving and bungee jumping from towering heights, our adventure gap year programs are designed to ignite your sense of adventure and allow you to embrace the thrill of new experiences.

Not only will you engage in exciting activities, but you'll also have the chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture and vibrant communities of South Africa. Participate in meaningful service projects, interact with local communities, and gain a deeper understanding of the country's history and traditions.

At the Warriors Academy, we prioritize safety and provide expert guidance and support throughout your adventure gap year. Our experienced instructors and mentors are dedicated to ensuring your personal growth and development, while also fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants.

If you're seeking the best adventure gap year programs in South Africa, look no further than the Warriors Academy. Join us on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, cultural exploration, and thrilling adventures. Enroll now and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

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