Gap Year in Southern Africa

Backpacking South Africa: Where to find the most stunning scenery

Located on the southern tip of the Africa continent lies sun soaked sandy beaches; lush, craggy mountains; and remote, serene desert dunes – South Africa teems with diversity and offers astonishing opportunity for exploration and adventure. Best things to do in South Africa Safari South Africa offers one of the finest safari destinations not only on the continent but in … Read More

Volunteer Building Cambodia – Project background

One Week. One House. And a life changes forever for a family in need in Cambodia. Some projects help in such a simple but substantial way that we are impressed how much they can make a change. The daily struggles and problems of communities in rural areas in Cambodia begin with not having a protective shelter and this has a … Read More

Volunteering projects with Elephants in Thailand

Why you should say no to riding Elephants in Thailand! Elephant sanctuaries provide a vital home and refuge centre through proper care for elephants in desperate need. Developing and maintaining an animal sanctuary requires extensive knowledge about the life of elephants. But it is also just as important to understand what these elephants have endured in captivity. Animals living here … Read More

Game Reserve Volunteering in South Africa

Meeting the Animal Kingdom

Juliette St Clair shares what the team have been up to on their game reserve volunteering in South Africa! We began the morning of our fifth week by attempting to tame the chilled waves of Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay in what was, for most of us, our first time venturing the sport of surfing. Instead we were the ones … Read More

The Eastern Cape

This is what the Eastern Cape looks like

Before we got there I had no real idea of what to expect from the game reserve but from the moment we arrived I was instantly blown away. Spending two weeks as part of the game reserve conservation programme was such an amazing experience. For the entirety of our stay we slept in huge outdoor…

Volunteering in Thailand on a gap year

Courtney’s Experience Volunteering in Thailand

Courtney joined the Gapforce Thailand Adventure gap year program in the summer of 2016. As a fulltime Geography graduate student and regular traveller documenting her adventure on her blog, we were delighted that she took a moment to share…