Gap Year Programs In South Africa

Why Take a Gap Year in South Africa

Situated at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is a diverse gap year destination where you can mix wildlife and community volunteering with wine tours, skydiving, stunning savannah scenery, big surf and diving with sharks.

The “Rainbow Nation” has a huge abundance of wildlife: from hippos to penguins to lions to crocodiles, waddling and prowling through the country's Cape coast, mountains and myriad other terrains. It has a huge and rich history, from the medieval Mutapa kingdom to the troublingly recent politics of Apartheid.

Previous Gapforce travellers have encountered Zebras, summited Table Mountain and travelled the unforgettable Garden Route along South Africa's south-eastern coast.

Gap Year Programs in South Africa

If South Africa sounds like your dream destination, the next step is to join one of our programs below.

A unique blend of wildlife biology and ecology. Achieve certification on a Big Five Game Reserve in both field guiding and wilderness first aid, as you deepen your knowledge and understanding of the natural world and conservation.
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Relocate to the incredible setting of the South African bush for the animal encounter of a lifetime, working closely with the entire spectrum of safari wildlife on a working game reserve.
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