Skydive in South Africa Gap Year

Backpacking down the Garden Route

Read the next part of the story from our South Africa volunteers. Early Sunday morning we left Port Elizabeth, we all felt sad to leave but excited for the next part of our adventure; backpacking down the Garden Route. We headed for Island Vibe (the party hostel) at Jeffrey’s bay. We dropped off our bags and spent the morning shopping at … Read More

White Lions in South Africa Gap Year

Hanging out with Lions, Cheetahs… and the England cricket team in South Africa!

Read the next part of the story from our South Africa volunteers. Our first night at the Private Game Reserve, we immediately felt extremely overwhelmed surrounded by many new faces, noises, and smells. The first night didn’t consist of much sleep with the bats flying around our heads. The upside to not sleeping are the stars and the lions roaring. The … Read More

South Africa Week 1

Read the next part of the story from our South Africa volunteers. Week 1 – Port Elizabeth As we flew into Port Elizabeth we were greeted by magnificent views of its stunning coastline; golden sandy beaches, rocky shores and pristine blue water. The airport is very small and dubbed ‘The 10 Minute Airport’ as it takes no longer than that to reclaim … Read More

Update from our volunteers: South Africa 2015

We arrived at Port Elizabeth airport and met the rest of our group and leader, before spending our first night in a hostel on PE beach front. The next day, we made our way to the first adventure of the trip, game reserve. Our two weeks at the game reserve were an unforgettable experience, witnessing a pride of lions as … Read More

South Africa Explore

Our first two weeks were at the game reserve which was absolutely incredible. We had a very lucky two weeks in terms of sightings seeing everything from puff adders fighting, to the rare Caracal. However the highlight of the two weeks has to have been the chance to witness an operation on hope the rhino and having the opportunity to give … Read More

South Africa Explore

‘Today, we were lucky enough to observe and help as Hope the Rhino went through another procedure. In May, Hope’s face was butchered as poachers savagely removed her horn. Now vets are working hard to fix the pointless damage inflicted on her. It was a privilege to be able to be a part of Hopes recovery.’     https://www.gapforce.org/program/12/south-africa-wildlife-volunteer