Tips for a Gap Year in South Africa

What To Do During A Gap Year in South Africa

The “Rainbow Nation” has a huge abundance of wildlife: from hippos to penguins to lions to crocs, waddling and prowling through the country’s Cape coast, mountains and myriad other terrains. It…

Gap Year Programs

Trumpet Tree Garden

We arrived at Somerset West late Sunday evening, after a long afternoon of driving. The road was stunning with a constant  changing landscape; vast farmland to dramatic mountain cliffs. We came across Gordon’s Pass just as the sun started to set across the bay. The Stumble Inn shuttle collected us and took us to take us into Stellenbosch. It was … Read More

House Luigi - South Africa Gap Year

After breakfast at Annie’s

Read the next part of the story from our South Africa volunteers. Monday, we began our week at the St. Luigi Scrosoppi Sorgsentrum/Care Centre. After breakfast at Annie’s we left for the township. The morning was spent learning about the history of the centre and what we would be doing during the week. It was amazing to see how they had created this … Read More

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

Reasons to travel in January

Considering Volunteering Abroad over Christmas?

Winter is coming. If you’re taking or planning a gap year, one of your decisions is how to schedule the year to make sure that you utilise the time correctly. If you’re doing work experience for part of the year, it may be to save up your spending money before going abroad to partake in volunteering or backpacking. Alternatively, you … 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