Gap year South Africa
Diverse, exhilarating, spectacular, varied – South Africa is a gap year destination electric with possibility. It’s a vast, modern multicultural nation, in many ways as sophisticated and modern as any Western capital, but elsewhere as traditional as time itself. Then there’s the land itself: lush subtropics give way to deserts, savannah to scrubland, bushveldt to stunning coastlines. There’s extraordinary wildlife, including the world-renowned Kruger National Park. And there is, of course, the people and their history, the achievements of the post-apartheid regime, the struggles before that, and the ancient way of life beyond. If your interest lies in modern politics, South Africa should definitely be on your student travel shortlist.
Adventure travel South Africa
For those looking for adventure travel, South Africa is waiting. In Kruger National Park, the magical Big Five of rhino, leopard, buffalo, elephant and lion are yours for the watching. On the coast at Hermanus, you can dive with great white sharks (cages provided). Then there’s the local sport of kloofing – abseiling into canyons – and if you want to head off the beaten track, there are the wide open spaces of the Karoo.
Student travel South Africa
The sheer variety of South Africa makes it perfect for student travel, especially the hip urban centre of Cape Town, a modern and cosmopolitan world city that’s starting to spread its influence internationally, and that’s an exciting place to be. And there’s a wealth of history, from ancient tribal settlement to the recent troubles of apartheid, to explore, and for those after gentler pursuits, the winelands to tour.
Volunteer work South Africa
In South Africa, there’s hands-on volunteer work for those who want to give something back. You can work with the amazing African wildlife on conservation projects, or support valuable and rewarding work with disadvantaged children. It’s a great way to turn a memorable trip into an unforgettable experience.
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Volunteer at an award-winning game reserve before travelling South Africa's famous Garden Route. ...more
2 or 3 weeks
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Travel south through Namibia and South Africa on this fantastic overland tour! Discover wonderful wildlife, spectacular landscapes and bustling African... ...more
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Travel through eight spectacular African countries on a 40 day adventure that’ll take you from Kenya to South Africa. ...more
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Gain a unique insight into life in southern Africa on this volunteer and adventure combo. Enjoy a safari in Kruger National Park, a marine conservation tour... ...more
Starting from £2,149
Provide care as a volunteer and teach disadvantaged children in Africa life skills that will have a lasting impact on their future. ...more
Care for young and injured animals as a volunteer on this heart-warming trip to South Africa’s stunning Eastern Cape. ...more
Starting from £379
Volunteer as a teacher in South Africa and help teach poverty-stricken children life-enriching skills. ...more